Sunday, November 30, 2008

Felted Cosmetics :: Faux-bidden Lipstick

Felted mixed media work and photo © Kim Buchheit
Finished another felted lipstick today. Created a sexy backdrop for this new, upcycled, faux product. ~ Kim

Friday, November 28, 2008

Felted Bowl in Etsy Treasury

What a great morning to find that my little aubergine felted bowl made it into a gorgeous Etsy Treasury. Thank you Lori from Risky Beads. (Be sure to check out Lori's unique and enchanting handmade jewelry collection!) ~ Kim

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Felted Lotus Seed Pod

Felted sculpture & photo © Kim Buchheit.
Here's a fun felted project that I worked on yesterday. I plan to make a few more to create a nice grouping. Don't you just love lotus seed pods? They are beautifully organic, yet have a noticeable geometric designerliness to them too. I'd like to get my hands on some dried lotus pods... does anyone know where I might find them? ~ Kim

Felted Sculpture :: Wall Pods

Felted sculptures & photo © Kim Buchheit.
Pictured above are some more felted wall pods that I created. I like them hanging from a tree branch that I nailed to the wall in my messy studio. I've been playing with adding mirrors to these wall pods; one is shown here. I plan to add several more tiny mirrors to this pod after the holidays. Speaking of, happy Thanksgiving to all! We plan on having a house full here at the canyon. ~ Kim

Etsy Treasury

Oh, what a delightful way to start the day – with a notification that one of my felted bowls made it into another Etsy Treasury. The very talented Leah of Spider Felt assembled this beautiful collection. Do check out her Etsy site when you're doing your holiday shopping – she makes gorgeous cozy-warm scarves and collars, among other lovely felted things. ~ Kim

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Felted Sculpture :: Wall Pods

Felted Sculptures © Kim Buchheit

A series of needle-felted sculptures that I've been developing. The dark brown-grey wool is 60% llama, 30% wool, and 5% silk... it's such a handsome blend! (The contributing llamas were Triumphus, who has since passed, and Charley, who now lives in Vermont. Thanks, guys.) These pieces are approximately 24 inches in height; am working on large-scale versions. ~ Kim

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Felted Cosmetics :: Concealer

Design © Kim Buchheit
Latest in the line of felted cosmetics: Eye Concealer (promises, promises!) :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Felted Cosmetics :: Shadow/Blush

Design © Kim Buchheit
I'm just laughing while making these felted cosmetics... they just make me happy! I think I love these little mixed-media pieces for the same reasons I love trompe l'oeil. Stay tuned... more to come :)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Felted Cosmetics :: Upcycling is Fun!

Design and photos © Kim Buchheit
I am just having way too much fun making needle-felted make-up for recycled cosmetic containers. My faves are the lipsticks in Clinique's pretty silver tubes! Will post an entire vanity full as soon as they are finished. And, yes (!), the lipstick moves up and down, just like the real thing. Would love to hear what you all think :) ~ Kim

Felted Mandrake

© Kim Buchheit
Ever since I learned the folklore and myth surrounding the ancient mandrake, I've been drawn to this little man root. With needle in hand, I thought I'd make a few out of wool, and include their story, to give as gifts for friends who need a good luck charm, love Harry Potter, or are trying to get pregnant (mandrakes are supposedly helpful in this endeavor if placed under the pillow at night). May consider selling them on Etsy, if they are well received. ~ Kim

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Felted Acorn Ornaments

Felted acorn ornaments by Kim Buchheit. Photo © Kim Buchheit
These life-sized felted acorn ornaments were both wet felted and needlefelted using merino wool glued into Shumard Oak acorn caps. Each acorn cap was drilled and threaded with tan embroidery. Ideal for holiday tree ornaments, gift toppers, party favors, hostess gifts, or home decoration -- tie them anywhere for a beautiful accent. Color sets for Thanksgiving and for Hanukkah now available at Kim's Etsy store (more color sets coming!).