Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Panda Splat

For some reason I just LOVE felting Pandas

I have wanted to make a splatted panda for a while but just never got around to it

So finally I indulged myself

As I figured he would be perfect for childrens books I only made him a 1/2 splat so he could fit in any sized book

He is also slightly thinner than usual splats, just thought he would look nicer that way

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Basset Hound

My latest stabby critter

This time I went for a wrinkly Basset hound

She is a tricolour with biiig sad eyes, giant paws and lots of wrinkles

Took forever to add all the loose skin but it was a really good experience to try and get soft looking folds of skin - but make them very firmly felted

Monday, 25 April 2011


I have an exciting secret

Im not telling :)

Heres a little hint - see if you can guess

The Secret Life of the Dog (Part 1_6)

This was on the BBC a little while ago and it is very interesting
In this clip they discover that dogs actually read humans faces in a different way from how they read other dogs faces, and it is actually the same way as humans read other humans faces

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Will I grow into these??

My first German shepherd

I couldnt resist giving her giant ears as I adore teenage pups with giant paws and ears

Saturday, 23 April 2011

In the doghouse

I just cannot get a good photograph of this little french bulldog to do him justice - hopefully if the amazing weather lasts I will get a chance again later.

Someone has been a bad puppy and is on the naughty step!! But he knows the error of his ways and is very very sorry (and you can bet he will be as full of trouble as usual in no time)

Friday, 22 April 2011

Border collie

Going on with the cartoony theme I just had to make a border collie

One thing I have always struggled with is long hair on a sculpture. You can just felt fibers in making them free flowing, but when I try this it often looks messy.

So I took inspiration from ceramic sculptures and how they give the impression of hair.

All he needs now is a name - any ideas??

Thursday, 21 April 2011


In art class at school I was told not to do anything cartoony, cartoon was not a decent art form.

This has kind of stayed with me all my life, although I love manga and can see the amazing skill that goes into that work I have still struggled on and on to make my sculptures look as realistic as I can

Tried - and lets face it failed!

So I decided to see what would happen if I stopped fighting it

What happens if I actually set out to make my sculptures more cartoony

and so the first in my real attempts at cartoonifying my wool :)

A Pug

He actually made me smile all the time making him, although those wrinkles were A LOT of work

He is very firmly felted with large bug eyes, head and back wrinkles and little paw pads

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

The Glug

When we were children my dad made up this little story for my sister and myself

The main characters in the story were two tribes of people, the Uggs and the Glugs

After my dad dying of Bowel Cancer a few years back and us remaining Duthie girls creating BACCAS - the bowel cancer charity

We had the idea of hopefully publishing Dads story for the charity

My sister Dawn is an artist and created the image of the Glug for us, and I attempted to make him 3D as a christening present for my little neice Taylor

Its my first real figure and it was really interesting making the nose and the mouth. I loved making those giant feet :D


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