Well, here she is....Easter Ellen on her wet felted egg. I finished her up today in between making my son's 5th birthday cake and doing five loads of laundry. Yea, somebody has to the laundry or we end up willing the clothes to wash themselves. It doesn't work. Anyway, I wasn't in love with the first egg I made for Ellen, the dots seemed too small...or something. So I made another egg. This time I used my Corriedale and Merino wools for a denser felt. I made the dots more random and somehow it made the whole thing come together a little better.
I really really love these tin jello molds. I shop at this antique store that I cannot walk into unless I have a minumum of 3 hours to kill. It's huge and is jammed packed with treasures. Fortunately, nobody in my family likes antique stores. So when I announce I am going there they say, "Gooooood, you go and have a great time." I can't say that makes me sad. But I did find these little cups and will have to go back when they are all gone.
Here is another view of Ellen. I love this little fabric. I bought a sliver of it from JoAnn's where they have a fantastic selection of tiny prints. Unfortuntely the store is now closed because they moved to one of those MEGA stores closer to town. I have not been there to check it out. Hopefully they retained most of their staff because they were some of the nicest ladies around.
I braided some chartreuse Merino wool and slightly wet-felted it. I let it dry and unbraided it, giving it a wavy look similar to Easter grass. I also tried something new...some tulle under a dress. Gives it a dressier feel. I think the next bear needs to have a fantastic dress...a princess perhaps. Ellen will be listed on ebay by Sunday.