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OOAK Rise of the Guardians Sandman Needle Felt by Sarsie OOAK Rise of the Guardians Sandman Needle Felt by Sarsie
*** To celebrate my Etsy shop's second birthday I am having a SALE for the whole month of July! To avail of a 10% discount on all Dainty Robot purchases, just type BIRTHDAY10 in the coupon section of the checkout!… ***

I opened a shop! And this little guy - my labour of love - is one of my first features.
Sandy, here, took over 100 hours to needle felt, has a basic wire and sponge frame and comes complete with his very own 'dream sand' airplane made of wool and sprinkled in gold glitter. His eyes are made from clay which I then sanded, painted and glued in place. He is 11" tall, and 7.5" wide.

There were a lot of blood, sweat and tears making this little dude (he was my third ever needle felt creation) but I have to say, I'm really proud with how he turned out! I really wanted to get his design right, so spent a crazy amount of time researching his outfit. I also wanted him to be as life-like as possible, which I think the clay really helped with.

There was a lot of trial and error with Sandy, but I know he's made me a better needle felter - thanks, little guy!

:squee: Now OPEN FOR COMMISSION!!! I'm in serious need of cash to pay for next year's tuition fees, so I am opening for commission for the Summer months! Needle felt Plushies, Keychains, Bookmarks, Magnets, Decorations, and Brooches in both fanart and original designs. Here's a link to my basic price list;… so just leave a comment or send me a note if you'd like more info! :squee: 
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sarsie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
maifeld1 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
La la la la So amazing!!!! I'm learning how to needle felt figures at the moment and I am thankfull for every tip. Did you read a book or blog or internetsite to learn it? 
Sarsie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh, thank you so much! Love 
I hope you're enjoying your start in Needle Felting! A couple of years ago my sister bought me a Needle Felted brooch for Christmas and that's how I first came across it! From there I bought a kit on Etsy (there are loads and loads you can choose from there!) it was a Cactus kit, it came with a suggested picture to copy, all the wool needed and a felting needle, and I immediately caught the Needle Felting bug, lol! Hope that helps! :) 
P-isfor-Plushes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
THIRD NEEDLE FELT EVER!? I'm throwing down my needles and calling quits right now. Lol
Sarsie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
LOL! Thanks so much!! *blushes like a fool*
MaryShaa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student
Very cute!
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That. Is. So. COOL.
Slipsntime Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
The outfit and the way it swirls is AMAZING!  EXCELLENT JOB!
NurseRozetta95 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just watching Rise of the Guardians an hour ago! @___@ Anyway, great work with Sandy there :D
ninja2of8 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMG! I love it!
Jensham Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist
:o that is AMAZING :o
KidXister Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If it's not too much trouble, can you explain to me what needle felt is?
Sarsie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
No problem! Needle felting is a process of sculpting with wool fibres. You repeatedly 'stab' the wool with a specially made thin needle so that the fibres 'lock' together forming whatever shape you like! To start off you'll have to have wool suitable for felting, lots of special needle felting needles (because they're so brittle, you'll inevitably break a lot along the way) and a thick foam matt or pillow to needle felt over.
Because needle felt is still relatively unknown, I had to pretty much teach myself, but you can find a few videos on YouTube to give you a better idea. It's an easy technique but very time consuming, so I love to needle felt while I watch T.V, lol! 
Hope that helps!
KidXister Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow that's sounds pretty cool, thanks for the info, and I will totally check it out some more. 
Caterpillor Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Wow very beautiful project ! You're very talented ;)
Sarsie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! *blushes* :)
RuusuMorningstar Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning! 
LittleNespa Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
looks great

MirthaAmigurumis Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! I love it! :)
Mirtha Amigurumis
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Wow, he looks fantastic! The amount of time you put into this project definitely shows - I'm loving all the little details. ^^
Sarsie Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much, everyone! Your comments are really appreciated!
shapiru Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sandy is really well made. Bravo ! And it's only your third needle felted project.
Cambrei Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
this looks fantastic! good work!
Cloud-Dragonz Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is great, definitely a portfolio piece!
Anakuya Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING! :iconclapplz:
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