Friday, September 14, 2007

Collaberative Challenge #2


I guess this is kind of the reverse of what I did before. I issued a challenge to someone else, now I am asking you to do it for me! I was playing in the studio, making some felt beads for a commission, and wanted to try a new technique that I had seen in a couple of felting books I had gotten from Japan (more on those later). I wanted to make a change purse, and what I ended up with was this:





















It is really cute, about 3.75 inches (9cm) across and 3 inches (7cm) high. What I didn't think about was having a purse frame to fit the top....which I don't. And after some looking, don't seem to be able to find. The inside is totally hollow and a great shade of pink. (Very um....organic...nudge -nudge)




Here is how I made it for those of you who might be interested:


I wet felted several layers of roving around a Styrofoam ball, then cut it open, put in a ball of Styrofoam that was slightly smaller (which I had to cut down from one the same size as the first), then I wet felted it some more with the decoration applied. After that, I put a ball of soft foam inside and needle felted the decoration on again for a little added security.


So, my crafty friends, the question is: What does it become now?


Help me out, I have no idea. Because when I look at it right now, all I see is a change purse...

13 comments:

sewmeg said...

I think its really cute! couldnt you just hand sew a zipper into it to make it a change purse? That would be really adorable...ps I just noticed you have one of my dresses on your etsy mini, thanks alot! xoxo

Knot By Gran'ma said...

I think you've hit the nail on the head! I love how it came out.

Nora said...

Does it have to be functional? I see the beginnings of a flower ala the little shop of horrors kind. It has a wonderful form, and beautiful color too. Could it be the base of something?

Marysusan Noll said...

Sure...I am willing to change and adapt it!

Kellybot said...

I suggest - folding out the flaps (where you would put the zipper if it was a pouch), put a little votive holder in it and make it a vase.

TrueMirage said...

It's Ms. Pacman! Give it some eyes, like the flaps to make the mouth, poke finger holes in the back and you've got an excellent puppet. I also like the vase idea. whatever it is, it's cute!

kneek said...

I think we have the same book. A friend bought some purse hardware at Joann Fabrics last Christmas, but I agree it would make a beautiful little vase.

DC Designs said...

I see a puppet
:)
but that just might be because I'm in kinder teacher mode

TrueMirage said...

I meant "line" the flaps...

Ellen said...

it looks like a baby bird begging for mommy vom! yum.

The Mommy and Me Boutique said...

Very creative - love the color combination.

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Sara said...

it is what it is!! it's an amazing organic sculpture. it reminds me of a pod.

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