Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My Dormouse and Fox

Well unfortunately or fortunately, depending how you look at it, Henry didn't sell. So back to Etsy he goes. I kind of like having him around. He makes me laugh. I think he didn't sell because he was maybe a bit too weird and out of the norm for my work. But I like him that way. Henry's the second only item that I've had on eBay that didn't sell. I've been very fortunate. The first unsold item was in April of 2008. It was a needle felted mouse that I used hematite beads for eyes. I think her eyes were a bit creepy. Plus she was a little too fuzzy. I made her when I first started needle felting and hadn't got the hang of working with llama wool. She ended up being adopted by a woman here in town.

I just listed two new works yesterday. One is Mr. Finnegan Foxworthy and the other is Dora, the sleepy little dormouse. I kind of jumped the gun and forgot to schedule Finnegan to go on at 6:45 PM PDT. So he's got an odd ending time at 3:13 PM PDT. But Dora ends at the regular time. Dora was a bit of work. Her teapot was completely needle felted and is hollow. I also needle felted two sugar cubes and made a tea bag filled with wool. The tag on the tea bag reads sleepy time tea bags, decaffeinated. Her reserve price is $145 while Finegan's is $95.
Thanks so much for reading!


Cheryl said... [Reply]

They both are utterly charming. You do beautiful work!

Robin Andreae said... [Reply]

Thanks for the compliment, Cheryl!