Sunday, November 9, 2014

Needle Felted Luna

I wanted to get back into blogging. It's been a long time since I've updated this, so I wanted to start with one of my favorite crafts. Needle felting. 

I made a poseable needle felted Luna. 

You'll need roving, felting needles, wire, and a felting mat. 

It's super easy to make your own, so here's the step by step photos:


First you're going to need to make a metal armature.  I used leftover Christmas hooks, but any thin easily bendable wire will work. If you're new to bending the wire I suggest using a picture that's the same size as the pony you'd like to make, and use it as a guide for where to put the joints. 

Take your roving and roll it into a ball a little larger than you'll want your finished head. Then form it around the armature and stab with your felting needle until firmly affixed to your armature. You shouldn't need any glue to hold it in place. For the ears roll a pea sized chunk of roving into a flat disk. Again stab with the felting needle till firm, then stab again to affix to the head. As you've probably guessed it needle felting is mostly roll and stab. 

Here's with the front legs mostly done and part of the abdomin. I also made the horn. You may need just a touch of fabric glue to achieve the fine point on the end of the horn. 

Here's with the rear legs attached. Notice that I left the abdomin still quite thin. That is so I can easily add the wings. 

The easiest way to make the wings is to roll the roving between your fingers till they resemble long flour petals. I usually place the armature along the top curve of the wing for poseability. You can also see I've started adding detailing. 

The armature inside the wing allows it to be bent nicely for different poses. 
Here I've added the cutiemark, crown, and hoof decorations. For the tail I too a long piece of roving and rolled one end into a plug. Then using the needle I stabbed it into place. Again you shouldn't need any glue if you're properly felting as you go along. 

Then I started adding the eyes. You should make sure all of your details on the head are exactly how you want before adding the mane. The biggest tip I can give for the mane is to stab a groove along where you want to attach the mane. This recess allows you to firmly attach the mane to aide brushing and styling. 


To curl the mane I gently wet it and rolled it around a straw. That gives a nice soft curl. 

Finally you'll want to defuzz your piece. As you can see the bottom of the leg has been defuzzed. Use a small, sharp pair of scissors, and carefully clip close to the surface. That's it then. You'll have your finished piece. 


Monday, June 27, 2011

Vlog Day one


Ok, so I've decided to change Daydream now that I'm back to blogging. It's kinda nice that I have the time back again to do it. I'm going to try vloging each day. I think this will make it easier for me to consistantly update the blog instead of letting it die like I did last year because of sheer lazyness :(

Friday, November 5, 2010

Anime Day

Sorry this is late coming out. I've had a hard time getting computer time to A: watch the show and B: to write this XD
Glass no Kamen or Glass Mask 
Review after the jump

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Anime Day!

Earl and Fairy

This weekend I watched through Earl and Fairy. I loved the character design and the fantasy aspect of this show. I especially loved the Victorian dresses and the fairy designs. This show is about Lydia Carlton who is a Fairy Doctor. She can see and communicate with Fairies. By chance she meets Edgar J.C Ashenbert, and from there the story takes off. She helps him claim the title of "Earl of the Blue Knights" which is a supernatural title given to the liaison between Fairy and the Queen of England. This show is beautiful and while the story may be a little light on plot due to it being so short I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Book Sidenote

Going Postal
This was the book that got me into Terry Pratchett. The dry wit and absolute hilarity of this is a perfect mix. I absolutely love this book.

Moist Von Lipwig, con man, is given a choice. Run the post office or die for his various crimes. Getting the Post Office running is no small task. Especially with the aid of Groat, an aging Junior Postman, and Stanley, raised by peas.

Please give this book a chance. I loved it, and hope you will too.

Wikipedia

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

DIY Wendsday

Halloween Flower
Items:
Felt (Orange, Yellow, Black, Dark Green, Light Green)
Large Button
Embroidery Floss
Needle
Scissors
Hair clip



This is for the Halloween flower, but the same pattern can be used to make all different flowers.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Animonday!

Sorry this is so late. I wanted to introduce all the new Fall anime seasons when everyone could watch at least the first episode ^-^;;

This list is not all of the shows for fall. I only recommend shows that I would watch. All shows are available on Crunchyroll.com, and most of the shows are free.

This is a super long post so enjoy after the jump.