Wednesday, February 04, 2009

gonna shine like a spoon

strawberry

This is another fruity variation on the felted bead. My sister got one of these roughly life-sized strawberries along with her little pear. Two other friends each received one around Christmas time too. I thought they would work as pendants or just a fun ornament either for Christmas time or any time really. One recipient quickly decided she would wear hers among multiple long strands of pearls for a dramatic look. I can't wait to see a photo of that!

In the background of the photo above (and another below) is a postcard with a gorgeous strawberry photo - I'd love to name the artist but I can't track it down at the moment. I'll get back to you.
Edited to add:
It's 'Projektion 3 (F) (Flowers)' by Swiss artist duo Peter Fischli and David Weiss.
strawberry spoons

strawberry2
So far, I really don't like needlefelting. Maybe I'm doing it wrong. Putting the little green leaves on top was the most frustrating part of the process. And I ended up stitching them on as much as needling them there. I enjoyed the beading though.
wrapped strawberry

6 comments:

amy said...

It's adorable and very clever. I don't enjoy needle felting either. I got all the stuff, thinking it would be fun to do with the kids, and ... meh. It's in a bin in the basement at the moment.

Donna Lee said...

I found my face smiling as I waited for the page to load. Just the thought of felted strawberries! They're great. I think they'd make good key chain things. I always need something to help me find my keys in my purse (currently that job is being performed by a stuffed bunny)

Rose Red said...

Love the strawberries!! You are so very clever!

Kuka said...

i love my little felty strawberry! Mine is serving decoratey purposes - i also like Donna Lee's idea of a key chain =)

Michelle said...

Oh I love these! You are so damn clever and yet I really shouldn't be surprised as all the things you create are beautiful.

Taphophile said...

Luscious. :)