"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein

Thursday, October 23, 2008

the cat's outta the bag

I was going to keep this under wraps until LolliShops opened, but the cat got outta the
bag so to speak, so I will share with all of you. While on my little hiatus here, I have
learned how to needle felt and I tell you what: I am in love with this technique.

Funny thing: in spite of the fact that I really had no idea how to get started ... I could see
the finished creation in my mind's eye. And lucky me: the finished product looked exactly
like I had hoped it would. Don'tcha just love when that happens? I hope you will join me
when LolliShops opens to see all of the felties that I will have for sale.

In the meantime, here are two that I have made and gifted as presents to family.

Miss Elyfont:

And Darling Miss Kitty:

Huge thank yous to all the girls who dropped me a line while I was gone, that really
meant the world to me and I am glad to know that I was missed. I am still going to
remain on a semi~hiatus, I will try to visit a little more but won't be posting very much
for a while yet.


Artifax said...

Those are needlefelted?! OMG! They are amazing!! Too amazing for words! You are so super talented!

Jennifer Hayslip said...

LORI!!!!!! SQQQUEEEEL!!! OODLES & OODLES of sweetness GALORE!!! ME WANT ONE!!!! You better get busy girl, you are going to have lots of orders to fill! hee! hee! Miss you much! Glad you back! XOXO,Jenn

Anonymous said...

These are adorable Lori! Love little miss Elyfont :)

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lori!!! So adorable!!! You are so talented missy and your creations are just as sweet as you. ;) Can't wait to see you soon!!

xoxo Heather

LiLi M. said...

oohhh Lori these little friends are soo cute! I thought papier maché was your medium, but this is your medium as well. I just love them and I'm so happy I'm reading a post and comments from you again.

Unknown said...

LORI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is ther anything you cant do beautifully?? Oh my gosh!!! I am so in love with that elephant! I want her, lol! WOW, I have always loved needlefelt animals! And now I can get my first piece from a dear friend. Congratulations, they are both stunning!

I have missed you so much and seeing you on my blog made my day!!

Love ya,

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Lori, they are soooo cute. This is so funny, but I have been working with felted wool and making pin cushions, Christmas stockings, mittens, etc. It is fun to work with! Your animals are so adorable!

The Feathered Nest said...

OMGoodness Lori!!!!! These little babes are so very precious!!! I've been wanting to learn this so bad...it's so good to see you post, I've missed you so much! xxoo, Dawn

Monica said...

OMg those are so sweet :)What a fun new craft you picked up!

Natasha Burns said...

OMIGOSH the most adorable little sweeties ever!!!! Can't wait to see you in PA xo

Lola Enchanted said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh I'm screaming with delight!!!!

OOOHHHHHhh my!!!! I gotta go look at those cuties again!!!!!!


www.angelinascards.com said...

so, so cute!! I love them!!

Mrs. Cherry Heart said...

OHHHHH Lori that kittens face is sooooo PRECIOUS!!!!
I have to have a princess kitty!

Can't wait to see what other goodies you let outta the bag!

Thanks for your prayers and well wishs for my mum!

Luvs ya, Dolly

vivian said...

love your little needle felted friends Lori.. I recently got started needlefelting too. became instantly addicted!! I wake up with ideas dancing around in my head and dont have the time to create them all!!
cant wait to see what else has been dancing around in your head!

Anonymous said...

GET OUT!!! I'm not an animal girl but THESE are absolutely wonderful! I have a new grand niece as of yesterday and I think she may need one! Just love them, Lori!!

Andrea said...

Those are so stinkin cute! I love how crafty you are!!xoxo

Little Pink Studio said...

Lori, they're darling!!
I hope you will have another elyphont, my daughter loves elpehants. In fact, when she was knee deep into her needle felting craze she made me the cutest little elephant. I wish she was still felting, she was really quite good.
Anyway, these are adorable and I can't wait to see the others you have created!
~Cerri xoxo

Sweet Remembrance said...

Are you serious...
You just learned, Your amazing!
Lori, hop on over to my blog as I have given you the Marie Antoinette Award!

Fete et Fleur said...

They are precious!! I love them! I can't wait for your grand opening.


the author said...

Awwww!! I love Elyfont :) You are sooooo talented, missy!!

SweetAnnee said...

OH i do love them
both You ROCK . kitty is just looking right at me with loving eyes

Lori let me know when Lollishops open I want to see...and I'll forget

Unknown said...

OMG how very cute! You are just too good! LOvE them!


Anonymous said...

Oh Lori, those are beautiful! For someone who has just learned a technique, they look like you've been this forever. They are so sweet!

Chloe Rose

Sugar Bear said...

Wow Lori! I'd day you got that technique down pat.

the fabled needle (jen) said...

so sweet! wow, really love these. :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a perfect use of your time away! Ok, we forgive you for leaving for a while!

windycorner said...

Well, that kitty is the cutest thing I've ever seen. You have real talent Lori. It's good to see a post from you and can't wait to see all you've been up to when Lollishops opens.

Beth said...

LORI !!!! you never cease to amaze me my friend !!1 awesome !!!!!!!

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hi, Lori,
Thanks so much for this visit and the encouragement. And congratulations on your new creative success! There's nothing like succeeding at something brand new. Enjoy!

Bristol said...

Oh my word Lori they are beautiful I love them. Can't wait to see them in your shop~

Cindy said...

These are just adorable! I've been wanting to learn to do that myself. You are always so clever and creative!


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

LORI! I love them! Glad to see you back.

Sadie Lou said...

You're so cool.
You're like my inspiration guru.
Love your new creations Lori! Everything you try--you become an expert at!

Splashes of Pink and Mint said...

Owww, is there something you can't make??? Love your needlefelt cuties!! And I know how sharp these needles are, ouch!
Nice to hear something from you again, goodluck with all the things you're doin'!

MJ Ornaments said...

Those are so cute Lori! Just adorable.
Take care,

Unknown said...

Between you and Viv (Vivs whimsy) I am in awe at what can be created with needle felting. Your cat is ADORABLE!!! Hope you are enjoying your break!Happy Fall!

Sandy xox

Doreen Frost said...

I Just started needle-felting too and i'm loving it. I've got a little sneak peek of my thing on my blog..anyway...love your new creations..they are so sweet.

Best of luck with the new site.


Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Oh Lori these are just darling!
You certainly have been busy, I look forward to your Lollipops opening!
xo Susan

Alisa Noble said...

Well Lori, you already know what I think of your little lovelies!
Too stinkin' cute!!!

glad you are semi-back! :)

Heather LeAnn Fogarty said...

Your little Elephant is so adorable! Good Luck with Lollishops. I enjoyed reading your recent posts, keep up the good work!

Heather (Ele's neice)

. said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE...keep on feltin'!

Fete et Fleur said...

I had to come back and get another peek at these cuties.

Have a beautiful day!

BabyTimeGifts said...

I just love the elephant!! Beautiful

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

I love the kitty! Just as sweet as can be!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

How pretty Lori,So glad you are back with exciting new talent.How wonderful.Pop on over to my blog Lori and join my angel naming contest.Hugs Marie Antionette

Jenn said...

Lori, I have GOT to get one of those kittys for little Miss Harlee. I am keeping on the lookout when the Shops open!!

Laume said...

For someone who just learned, your technique is stunning. Your wee animals are adorable.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Isn't it fun when you find a new craft that touches your creative palette. It truly shows in these adorable critters!!I can't wait to see more.

Sweet Wishes!

Do you know, it brings a smile to my face every time I see that lil kitty (profile) pic. Really! Smiles every time!

Cheryl Ensom said...

Oh my goodness! I think you have found yet another NICHE, Lori! DARLING. That little Ele girl is sooooo precious!!! Can't wait to see these fly off your shelves...and I my help them fly! ;)

The Burp Cloth Babe said...

OH MY MY MY!!! I am very impressed. Love it! And miss you. Hop over and visit sometime. :)

Heather Simpson-Bluhm said...

OMG so super cute!!!

Anonymous said...

Lori, you were a breath of fresh air for me this morning!! I was so happy to hear from you and know you are still popping in (so to speak)!! I think everyone these days have taken a slow approach to doing "their posts" anymore. So much going on...with the (Election) and other life happenings I suppose!! I too have slowed down, but really enjoy it much better taking my time posting on my own!! It was great hearing from you.."have missed you"..and will keep in touch my dear friend!!

Thank you for you sweet comment, they are such sweet girls, sister's and twins...their smiles light up the darkness and their HEARTS are just as Lovely!! XO

Charmingdesigns said...

OH!! I love your needle felting!!! You did a fantastic job!! Laurie

Sherri said...

Always excited to see a new post here and today, wow, those little guys are too cute for words. I am anxious to see all you will have in your Lollishops shop :)

Sandy said...

It was so good to hear from you and so a new post too! Is it Christmas? Feels like it when you are around!

The felt creations are awesome, that kitty is just the cutest!

Happy hiatus!

{oc cottage} said...

Could not be cuter!

M ^..^

Lori said...

Hi Lori,
Gee it seems like forever since I visited last. Adorable kitty! Are you planning on a pink X-mas this year? I'm so ready to decorate! Please know I think of you often, take care, Love Lori

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Lori~ LOVE LOVE that sweet little kitty!!! ~Mandy

lauren bergold said...

dear missus lori faerie,

it has come to our attention that you have been HOGGING waaaaaaaay more than your share of amazing capacity for making astoundingly beautiful creations!!! SAVE SOME TALENT FOR THE REST OF US, OK??!?! (sheesh!)

luckily, you are such a wonderfully sweet lady that we cannot help but forgive and admire you all the more.

the rest of the internet
(including lauren!) :)

Gina said...

Oh my goodness, those are the cutest ever!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Lori ~ I can't believe how cute they are !!

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