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Ordering Tips for Custom Projects

NOW is the time to order your custom projects to be finished just in time for the holidays! I’m taking a limited amount of custom orders this season, but I want to be able to help you give the gift of a lifetime.

Needle felted Miniature Horse
Example of a custom needle felted portrait of a beloved Miniature Horse named Pearl.

If you’re interested in ordering a custom work, please keep all of this in mind:

  • At least 2 or 3 clean, bright photos of the subject, in the angle you want. You can email these to me, or send through regular mail. I will be taking these photos and recreating them on the wool, so make sure it’s the pose you want.
  • At least 2 different color options for background. Some costumers don’t seem to mind what color wool background I use, but some do, so, if you do, make sure you tell me exactly what colors you’re looking for or what colors will not work at all. I can send you what I have available, or I might have to make special shopping trips to get that right color.
  • What size? If you have a particular size of artwork in mind, please tell me from the beginning. Again, it might depend on the availability of the wool I have in stock.
  • Frame or no frame? If you’d like your piece to be framed artwork, please let me know. Also, if you want it framed, you may or may not have the option of leaving the glass in or keeping it raw without glass. Please inform me from the beginning.
  • Pillow? Great! If you’d rather have your piece be a pillow, please tell me from the beginning.

We’ll do our best to discuss every option available when we have our phone consultation, but these questions will help you be better prepared.

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2018 Christmas Clearance

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I understand how hard it can be to find just the right gift for that hard to shop for person, and wanting something unique. What’s even more, I know budgets are tight! So, I’m doing everyone a favor with a Pre-Christmas Clearance! I’m marking down some of my old inventory to make room for some new creations, and to make sure you’re able to share with your friends.

Check my Facebook page often for fresh deals, and I’ve got them all lined up on my website. You can send me an email with a request for the item you’d like, and I’ll get an estimate on shipping.

Don’t see something you like? Don’t forget, I can do custom pieces as well!

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Favorite Pets: Custom Works of Late

Lately, I’ve gotten a few custom orders honoring favorite pets. I love doing these projects, especially when they are given as gifts, because I feel like I’m helping to honor their memory and their love.

The first is a happy Airedale. As you can see, I worked off of a photo that the owner sent me. I always ask clients to send me photos of what they’d like me to mimic. While the photo was a little different than I’m use to, I liked how the greenery jumped off the purple (also her choice).

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The next is a sweet kitten that will be framed and given as a gift. For some reason, cats are a little more difficult for me, but this one turned out pretty well.

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Finally, another gift for Mother’s Day. I was able to be a little more creative with this one, working off a photo of a horse walking (which proves difficult, but not impossible). I’m still doing the finishing touches to this, but the gift giver is quite excited to present this soon.

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Featured Wall Art: War Pony

This week’s featured wall art is so captivating, I absolutely love him.

War Pony

War Pony Needle Felted Wall Art

 

The proud Appaloosa War Pony stands defiantly in the sun, looking over the hilltop. He is a hand needle-felted pony with natural fibers, standing out on the tan, red and cream plaid wool backing. Framed with a natural, repurposed wooden frame with no glass. It’s gallery hung and ready for your walls.

11″ x 14″

Purchase on Etsy.

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Featured Wall Art: The Golden Retreiver

Each week I am featuring a special product, perfect for holiday gift giving!

Featured Wall Art: The Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever

Man’s best friend, the Golden Retriever. Handmade, needle felted design with natural fiber on cream wool. Framed with a forest green and cream double mat and up cycled wooden frame, under glass.

$60

Buy it on Etsy

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Featured Needle Felted Accessory: Jolly Snowmen

Each week during the holiday season, I’ll feature a product for sale!

Featured Needle Felted Accessory: Jolly Snowmen

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Two options to bring some happiness into your home this Winter season! These snowmen pillows are perfect not just for the holidays but all Winter long. The left pillow features a pair of snowmen hand needle felted on a dark green and tan tartan background. The right snowman is hand needle felted on a red plaid background. Each measure approximately 12″x12″, so they’re the perfect small accent pillow. Purchase together or separately.

$25 each

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Featured Shoulder Bag: Wild & Wooly

Each week during the holiday season, I’ll feature a product for sale!

Featured Shoulder Bag: Wild & Wooly

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It’s time to get a little wild and wooly with this unique purse! Felted cream wool sweater features a sunburst of  vibrant, natural fibers on the flap and long locks sewn on for that extra flair. Velcro closure, fully lined in cotton fabric. Tan, up cycled faux leather shoulder straps are reinforced onto the bag.

$45

THIS BAG HAS SOLD! However, if you like the looks of this bag, we can work together on a custom piece for you! 

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Artist Feature in Western Horse & Gun

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A few months ago, I was approached with the opportunity to be part of the Arts & Culture Issue for Western Horse & Gun Magazine. My daughter writes for the publication, which focuses on the Western lifestyle, mounted shooting and Western culture. I was nervous, but agreed, and the August/September issue is now on newsstands!

You can find Western Horse & Gun Magazine at your local Tractor Supply Company and Wal-Mart newsstands, among other locations.

 

 

You can read the article here:  Artist Feature: Painting with Fiber

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Custom Work

The idea of doing custom work didn’t really come to me until a few years into my craft. I enjoy doing images of dogs (all different breeds) and have done different settings for framed wall art and bags. But it wasn’t until I heard many potential customers comment: “I love this, but if only it was my dog…”

I practiced with my daughters’ dogs–a Bloodhound, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi and a Spinoni Italiano. Then, when I’d hear someone comment about wishing they had one for their dog, I assured them I could do just that.

Doing custom work is a lot of fun–I allow you to choose the type of piece (pillow, wall art [framed or unframed], purse or other), you choose the color of wool for the background and then you let me know how you want the image–full body or portrait style.

The only thing I ask of you is that you send me a few clear, high-resolution images you’d like me to work with. I like to be able to see different angles of the head and face, and body if you want a full-body image. If you have an exact photo you want me to work off of, that’s even better–just make sure it’s easy for me to see the subject’s face.

I will send you photo updates to show you how the process is going, in case there are a few things you want adjusted.

The timeline for custom pieces varies from style to details. I ask for an initial down payment before I begin, with the rest of the payment due upon completion.

Custom pieces are the perfect gift for birthdays and holidays! So if you’re looking for a Christmas present, I suggest getting an early start so we have time to make changes.

Sound like something you’d love to have hanging on your wall? Contact me at the information below or send me a message on my Facebook page! I’d love to work with you!

Smoke
A custom piece I actually did for myself recently, because I just love my boy, Smokey Joe!

 

Poco
This was a custom piece I did for an old family friend who was boarding her old buckskin Quarter Horse on our farm. Poco passed away and a month later I presented this to her owner. We loved Poco almost as much as she did.
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2017 Summer Clearance Sale

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Every summer I go through my inventory and decide it’s time for a change. So, this year I’m dong a clearance sale of many of my earlier pieces of work from handbags to shawls, all handmade, all made in a smoke-free home, all looking for their forever home!

Some of these pieces indulged my love of nature with many different types of flowers and birds on the shoulder bags. Others indulged my need for comfort with stylish, but comforting shawls.

My sale is being conducted on my Etsy site, but I’ve been featuring the pieces on my Facebook page as well as on my Sale Page on this site. Please take a look at what I have to offer, and if there’s something in particular you’re looking for, contact me!

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