Monday, March 15, 2010

First attempt at making a felted mermaid

            
I am new to felting and I've only made flowers before. This afternoon I tried making the mermaid from the Wool Pets book. Instead of her laying on her side like the book I made her upright. I think the fins, arms and body came out pretty good, but the face definately needs LOTS of work. She really needs a plastic surgeon, don't you think? (LOL) Need to definately rework and practice doing faces. The book had lots of photos with step by step instructions to go by, but I found it difficult getting the features on the face not to look clownish.
I gave her breast that are hard to see in the photo.  I have scallop shell beads that as soon as I find them I will use them to cover her breast.
I didn't have mohair like the book suggested so I had to use felt rovings for her hair, and she looks like she is really having a very bad hair day. But, hey, this is my first attempt at making my mermaid. What do you think?

6 comments:

ShellyRaeWood said...

well she is WAY better than anything I could do. I think she is pretty nifty....maybe not a ravishing beauty but hey.....we can't ALL look like Ariel!! I think it was an uber great first try!! :)

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OHHH Elaine!! I think she is FABULOUS!! Can't believe that it's a first attempt.

Tammy D said...

Wow that is amazing. How did you too that?

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh WOWZERS........That is SO adorable!!!!!! Fantastic job girl!!!!

Patti G. said...

Elaine, mannnnnnnnnnn this is gggggggreat! Are you kidding! She is darling!!!!!!!
Hugs,Patti

Nancy B said...

I think she is adorable!