I’ve been busy as usual! Something I’ve been trying to do is create more listings for my Etsy shop. I’ve been having fun with balls lately! (why, OH WHY does that always have to sound awkward).
Fun Fact: Did you know that my Solar System is one of the most popular listings in my shop?! It’s a set of 9. I carefully designed each piece to loosely replicate it’s true planet. I then firmly felt each set, and try to do each planet to scale in relation to the sun, which of course, is the biggest. Such a neat learning tool, toy set… classroom aide. I think these would look so cool made into a mobile as well. I’ve never attempted it…but I wish somebody would! The Solar System sets are a made-to-order listing in my Etsy shop. If you are seeing this and want to order one…I’ve decided to offer a coupon code for you to use, just for reading my blog here! Use CODE: SOLARSYSTEM10 at check out! You will get 10% off. click here to find the Solar System in my Etsy shop
One of the new listings is a Flower Jingle Ball. Perfect for spring! This is a toy and has also been wet felted for more durability. The flower has 6 petals, all being different bright colours. The flower also has a stem and leaf. The sizing is about the same as a tennis ball. I’ve created this with all wool and put jingle bells inside. If you would like to order one, use coupon CODE: FLOWERBALL10 and you will receive 10% off when you buy the listing! click here to find the Flower Ball Listing in my Etsy shop (it’s a made-to-order)
Another brand new listing is the Jewel Gnome! He’s fun… I think that’s because I create him using art yarn. If you know me, you know that I have an unreasonable addiction to art yarn. I can’t quit it. I’ve tried. So instead of fighting my demons…I have embraced it by creating things USING said art yarns 😉 SO meet Jewel Gnome. Another made-to-order listing. This gnome is a rainbow gnome(troll person), and the colours are jewel tones. I also wet felt this character and that includes his beard! This makes him quite suitable as a toy. He’s a detailed piece of work as I sculpt him entirely and then wet felt to perfection. I want to create a listing for other gnomes too… such as a primary rainbow colour gnome, maybe some solid options too. These guys are neat story props, pretend toys, nature table display. You know…they ARE neat for decor too! The beards are made using a luxurious ivory teeswater lock. Certain gnomes that I have met along my journey do prefer to be called ‘troll people’… so you might see me refer to them as that now and then. These are each one of a kind, but look similar each time. They are a made-to-order listing in my Etsy shop. If you would like to order one, use coupon CODE: JEWELGNOME10 and you will receive 10% off. click here to find the Jewel Gnome listing in my Etsy shop
If you happen to click my shop and see that a listing is missing…don’t panic! Leave that to MEEEE!!! Just kidding … it just means that I’m currently working on that listing for someone else and I renew each sold listing as soon as I’m done and able to start a new order! This is how I properly keep track of my work schedule and keep myself from getting overwhelmed. It helps keep me in check… keep my brain sorted… keep my list in shape… leave my brain unscrambled…well you get the point. I’m just a one woman show working hard in my corner of dining room zoned into netflix and a glass of ice tea 😀
If you happen to have any neat ideas that you would love to see me try for the shop, please by all means share! leave me a comment… email… visit me on FB… whatever you prefer … I’m game to try! Bye for now… I need to grocery shop dang it.
Hi! What else would I be doing late on a Saturday night? Of COURSE I’m here catching up on my blog 😉
I want to tell you about a custom I did recently. The fabulous gal said I can share with you all. I have some pictures and the story behind why she asked me to create for her. I LOVE this. It’s an unreal feeling knowing that when you create, it actually can touch the soul of someone living hundreds of miles away. Now THAT is awesome.
Meet BeeBear(another one)…not THE BeeBear…but A BeeBear lol. He also has a felted hive.
Here are some words Jill sent:
I am new to your art. But that bear brought back so many memories.May I tell you a story? When my kids were young, 11,10 and 8, we drove back to California and brought my niece back to Iowa for the summer. The ENTIRE way home, my son Samuel told us a story about a bear that befriended the honeybees. When i say the entire way home, it was literally.
driving through Arizona at 2:30 in the morning with 4 kids giggling and laughing in the back of my van. I would yell, in my best mom voice, “Go to sleep!” The other three would say, “Just one more chapter!!!” And Sam would launch into another chapter, and I have to admit, I was just as captivated as they were. My Son, Samuel Alexander, is the best storyteller I have ever met. He is now an adult and even now when I catch him on FB, telling stories, I tell him to go to bed. What do his siblings say? “C’mon Mom, one more chapter!” My son, Sam, is a trained actor, who is now engaged. He needs that bear! I am being so honest that when I saw the bear and the hive, I was transported back to when my babies where little.
Thank you for letting me create for you Jill! It’s such an honour. I hope you and Sam enjoy this little BeeBear! ~ alynn
It’s time! The two rascals are now ready for their homes and waiting to meet a new family. Both are in my Etsy shop now. Sold separately. Click here to find my Etsy shop
Today was a fun day! Yesterday we experienced quite a snow storm, and it caught us off guard! Stella & Joy didn’t know WHAT to think. I bundled them up in some beautiful woolens and out we went to introduce them to the snow. As you can see, they were shivering little bears! Today, they embraced this white stuff and we got bundled up again into some playful gear and the girls even made snow balls. What a pair they are.
Have a great weekend woolly peeps!
Stella is a special bear to introduce you to. She is the first of this kind that I’ve ever put together. A friendly & happy soul, my Stella is. She’s clever and loves accessories. She likes everything whimsy and fun. Stella isn’t fancy per say, but she’s ‘put together’ in her very own way. Stella is a tall girl where Wooly Topic bears are concerned – 9.5″ high. Miss Whimsy is made entirely of wool and is sculpte using core wool… felting needles and then soft brown wool roving. Stella is weighted in her torso with small pieces of art gravel. Her eyes are black beads that have been sewn securely into place. Her ears are wee and brown and also securely sewn and then felted to her head. Stella’s head is string jointed and she can move it side to side. Her big brown dorky nose is irresistible and her brown mouth has been embroidered with cotton floss. She has some rose coloured cheeks and a rose tinted nose, I’ve blushed her face using red beeswax. Miss Stella is wearing a lovely necklace I made using candy coloured beads and two sterling silver beads, they are strung on pink cotton floss. Around her waist she has a rolled cotton flower (made by Patty at Braidys Bobbys). I’ve attached it to a silky ribbon and it’s tied around her waist. It can come on and off. Did you notice the denim bow on her ear? It’s sewn by me and just tied on her ear as well, it can come on and off. Oh her rustic skirt! swoon! I’ve been dying to use the materials I have here but guess what… this Wooly Momma cannot sew using a machine! (yes, I NEEEED to learn!). So I put together a raggy skirt using strips of cotton fabrics, blue denim, wool yarns, fancy ribbons. The waist is elastic and the skirt can come on and off. I really am such a fan of this whimsy, crazy, rustic look… you will also notice the oval wooden button I attached to the side of the raggy skirt. That’s there entirely for looks 😉 Miss Stella is a new venture for me because her arms and legs have wire felted right into the center. This means her arms and legs can be completely posed! Her little friend is named “Joy” and miss Stella loves to play peek-a-bear with Joy.
Stella wears some neat kickers too… they are her play shoes. I tried telling her that little girl bears usually don’t go climbing trees and splashing in mud puddles in their nice white Mary Janes…but she didn’t listen. Her cute Mary Janes got a bit worn, but we’ve decided that they just add to her over all charm 🙂 Stella’s shoes come on and off, but for her to stand on her own, they will need to be on. They snap close with a silver snap. Her Mary Janes are white but myself and my 7 year old neighbour, Kylie, used some brown stain to ‘rough them up’ a bit. So they have a brown tinge to ‘age’ them. Joy is a Pocket Bear friend of Stella 🙂 She won’t come ‘with’ Stella, but I will be sure to have her for sale at the same time Stella is looking for a home, just in case someone wants to give them the same place to live. Stella can even stand on her silly head! ha! ‘hi’ from Joy ❤
Miss Stella bear will be looking for a home on Friday Feb 13th, in my Etsy shop. Joy will have a listing there too. Keep an eye on the Facebook page to find out times 🙂 Click here to go to the Wooly Topic Etsy shop