Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bookmark Monsters

Coming soon. . . monsters crawling and clawing their way out of the book BOOKMARKS. The boys were in giggles this morning helping me plan the next one. . . will there be enough to sell? Who knows how many monsters inhabit this household.

Needle Felted Adjustable Book Marks

book marks
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
Tired of bent pages, missing slips of paper, covers of books flapping open in your tote? This Bookmark will solve many problems. . . elastic cords hold your place and between reading, 1 strap holds the book closed.

Recycled wool garment has been wet felted, accented with needle felt designs and wedded to a scrap of blue jeans. The elastic cording is threaded thru vintage buttons from my mom's & grandmother's button jars and tied in a bow. The cording is adjustable with a quick retying of the bow for large craft books or small romance novels. . . The blue jean bases range from 4" by 7 1/2" to 2 1/2" by 6".

Don't want to share the cover of what you are reading, then order one of the larger bookmarks and the cover art (or artless) can be obscured from prying eyes. Special orders are welcome, otherwise specify your desired bookmark from pictures. For an additional $25, you can have a profile sculpture of your favorite pet or animal.

Monday, March 30, 2009


business card holders
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
Something new for my shop. . . Simple slip in business card holders. . . All kinds of new ideas have been springing up all over for me this spring and I can't wait to see how well they are received.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Aliens are COMING!!

alien finger puppets
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
These cute little aliens are invading from the weightless planet, Fibertron and need human hosts for mobility.

Here on Planet, Earth, while pretending to be finger puppets, they are wanting to cohabit this lovely planet with us. Needing no food they become a perfect house guest or pet willing to ride wherever their hosts' able legs are willing to take them.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Holland Lop Easter Bunny

Meet Bunny, A Holland Lop Rabbit is made as a Magnet Broach or Pendant for a Necklace. Bunny measures 1 1/2" tall by 1" wide because of the weight wool as a sculpture medium, it will be amazingly light.

Nicely detailed Holland Lop sculpture can be prepared for a shadow box mounting, or handstitched seedbead bail can be added, it has a magnet attached to be used as a Magnet Broach. Which has a corresponding fabric covered magnet that firmly attaches this bunny to your chosen garment.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Quarter Horses

bay horses
Originally uploaded by PitBullLadyDesigns
2 bay quarter horse portraits. . . started from the same shape felt base and ended with 2 totally different looks. . .

Sunday, March 22, 2009

West Michigan Etsy Artist Team

Come check out the Artists from West Michigan!!!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

"On The Go" Needle Felt

My on the go Crafting Tote. . . it travels with me EVERYWHERE, in case I get a chance to Needle Felt.

Baseball Card Acrylic box contains my wool/fiber with pictures to work from and extra flat felt in the lid. (bottom view)

Baseball Card Case open . . . (top view)

Clover Brush and 3 needle pen in a Walmart acrylic case that came as a holder for 12 little, screw lid bottles for jewelry. Husband sanded down the edges of the brush to fit within this case. There is space along the edge of the bristles to roll my acrylic fleece scrap(sometimes used to protect the sculpture from the grippy surface of the brush), embroidery scissors, Clover 3 needle pen and bits of colored wool. . . I hold the lid on with a rubber band during travel.

This little case was also, useful when transporting a new show Guinea Pig baby home. I needed to make some stops at stores and didn't want to expose the baby to winter weather waiting in the cold van. I emptied the felting supplies from it and set it in the bottom of my tote with the Guinea Pig corralled in by the sides of my tote and the big baseball card box, laid a winter scarf over the tote and Guinea Pig rode in warm comfort thru out shopping trip. . . (shssss, don't tell the store managers) LOL

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Please keep sending links for animal inspiration. No date is too late because I'm always working on something.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Looking for Animal Inspiration!

Send me links to your lovely animal photos! I am looking for another animal to sculpt and would like to see your loved ones for inspiration.

Need clear profiles & face forward views of breed standard cattle, horses, goats, dogs or. . . (surprise me).

When finished the critters will be posted on flickr and possible sale in my Etsy store. . . I'll make sure to make links on this blog for the inspirational animal and it's needle felt sculpture for your judging on how I did!

Quarter Horse Stallion on a recycled wool purse. . . my first needle felt sale . . . 1 1/2 years ago

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Just had to introduce Sparky, a portrait of a lovely Reining bred Quarter Horse Gelding from Texas. . . he is waiting on a few finishing touches before sending him off to his loving owner.
He is felted from Merino, Corriedale wool & Llama fibers.