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Silly stuff from the Arboretum shoot!
The big gryph is Tierney, suit by Clockwork Creatures.
The coyote mask is meme-ified/photos are by rrileymccourt.
The coyote is coyoteisaboy, who is also the maker of the fox mask in the first picture!

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#masks  #fursuit  #deer  #coyote  #fox  #fur 

It’s been beautiful the past couple of weeks! I took the opportunity to take the deer and coyote masks out into the field at the Arnold Arboretum. Photos are by the talented and wonderful and best-friendly rrileymccourt. I’m wearing the deer, and the coyote is my partner, coyoteisaboy.

— 2 months ago with 9 notes
#masks  #deer  #coyote  #felt  #fursuit  #craft 

I will be visiting the Massachusetts Sheep and Woolcraft Festival tomorrow for the first time! Really excited to see the sheep and sheepdogs and buy lots of wool.

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#wool  #MA sheep and woolcraft  #festival 

Back to making masks! I got some more of those plastic hemispheres in, this time for beady badger eyes.

— 3 months ago

Eye monsters!

These critters are felted around armature wire, so they are poseable. They also each have seven eyes… due to an impulse buy of such eyes a few years ago at Wolf E. Myrow in Providence. I’ve finally figured out what to do with them, along with some of the less frequently-used colors of roving I have rolling around. The critters are about 10-11” long and 5-6” tall. I need to come up with a name for them, as I hope to be making more… there’s still plenty of those eyes left.

— 4 months ago with 12 notes
#felt  #eyes  #monsters  #needlefelting  #OOAK  #wolf e myrow  #craft 

Some sketches for some new critters I’ve been working on recently.

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#sketches  #monsters 
Newly organized roving shelves!

Newly organized roving shelves!

— 4 months ago with 1 note
#wool  #roving  #felting  #fibers  #craft  #studio 

Well! The studio space is now empty of everything that needed to get taken away! All the cobwebs have been swept and shop-vac’d out, windows washed, and all the old tacks have been pulled out of the walls. Everything that’s left in there is getting put to studio use when we get there.
My brother-in-law fixed the roof yesterday, and the only remaining thing is to replace the door before we can move the bench and all our tools in.
…Then I get to buy a torch!

— 4 months ago with 10 notes
#studio space 
New batch of slug rings is sculpted and ready to be sent to the caster!

New batch of slug rings is sculpted and ready to be sent to the caster!

— 4 months ago with 24 notes
#slug rings  #slugs  #wax  #jewelry  #rings 
Some initial sketches for some custom pierced wedding bands with a branch motif. Sounds like the clients are going to go with the birch twigs (bottom two of each set). I’m very excited to be working on these. :)

Some initial sketches for some custom pierced wedding bands with a branch motif. Sounds like the clients are going to go with the birch twigs (bottom two of each set). I’m very excited to be working on these. :)

— 4 months ago with 10 notes
#sketch  #twig  #branch  #birch  #rings  #jewelry