Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ho Ho Ho! I'm Santa!

Well, I'm a secret Santa in 2 swaps (well, actually, 3 swaps, but one is a tea swap, the other 2 are art goody swaps). And for the two art goody swaps, in addition to the various art goodies that I purchased and/or gleened from my stash, I was to make a bit of art for my art friend.

Before I embarked upon what I ultimately made for these two, I had originally planned to create something much different, but, I got the felting bug, and I decided that I HAD to needle felt something for these two gifts.

So, I decided I'd needle felt a couple of ornaments for them... here's the first ornament I made, using a sunset-ish varigated dyed wool, with jet black spirals.

Here's another view...

The second ornament, I changed my color palette, and went with blue, and began adding odd bits of color to the ornament as I felted for some visual interest.

Here's another view of the same ornament...

These were a lot of fun. I'm really happy with the way they turned out... I just hope my secret santa recipients like them too.



Tamara C said...

These ornaments are very cool, Anne! I'm sure your secret sister loved them!

I hope the new year is filled with creative and joyful moments for you and your family! :)

Champagne-Sparkled Hugs, Tamara

Kay Sommers said...

those ornaments are adorable! i love your color choice :D

looks like felting gonna be fun! i'm now also trying to make folded magazine bag and kumihimo! :D