Thursday, December 18, 2008

Happy Holidays and all that Mush...


Well, since this year the lowest number of teams ever signed up for the Iditarod... (I blame global warming.)  I decided to help them out with a little bit of fuzzy P.R.  

I made my own dog sled team, complete with harnesses and sled. If I was 4 inches tall, I could go rocketing across the icy, white, quilt batting, the wind whipping through my yarn hair.


I love needle felting in the winter.


The sled is just cardboard, bent carefully and to match the dog sled illustrations I found on the net. Just simply glued together, it was surprisingly effective.


 I might make a sled bag too. But not before this Christmas. I am still just this side of all finished up... and I fully intend to actually relax before all the delights of  the big day are upon us.


The lead dog has different colored eyes, 
just like a husky I knew when I was a kid.

Thanks for all the great feedback on Jake's  project too. 
We'll definitely have a post here when he opens up shop!


17 comments:

mscleaverchronicles said...

This is so cute! It make me want to leanr needle felting. I'll put it on the list right along spinning and weaving and ...

simply_hibiscus said...

where did you get your eyes i haven't a clue as to where to get some :/ any suggestions?

woolanthropy said...

Awesome sled team! You are sure to win the Iditarod in the super cute category! Mush on! Err, I guess it should it be Felt On!

simply_hibiscus said...

ok nvm on hte eyes but i have another question
what do you use for felting cause I dont know anyone that does it or has done it and ok one more thing lol but ummm can you felt just regular yarn or do u have to buy wool roving?
anyone that reads this can respond to please

Northeast Iowa Mom said...

WANT!!!

Anonymous said...

The sled team is quite cute. As far as Global Warming, more like Global Cooling here. Snow came much earlier. Before this"global" we even had some green Christmas Days.

i cant sew said...

oh you inspire me to learn needle felting. now all i have to do is find out where to learn it!!! merry christmas.

Knitsonya said...

AHHhhhhhh! They are so adorable. So, so, so adorable! Love your winter wonderland.

ruby-crowned kinglette said...

so great! so, so great.
merry christmas girlie, have a wonderful holiday.

-steph

Wende said...

Oh! I just love those dogs. SO CUTE!

Happy Holidays to you and yours.

JenniferB said...

Your dogs are so wonderful! My sister loves dogs and these would make a wonderful Christmas gift -- are you willing to sell?
squirrelsmom*at*hotmail*dot*com

Heidi Ann said...

Oh - my - gosh!! Those little dogs just might be the cutest things EVER!!!

Mary-Laure said...

Oh dear, you made this yourself? Just how amazing is that? The sled looks perfect and the dogs are just adorable.

Jennifer said...

Dean looked over and said, "whoa -- I thought those were real dogs for a moment!" Magnificent -- makes us want to bundle up and head north with our team....

Happy day after--

Jenny S said...

Wow!! I want them!! I have a husky just like them! Too cute...are you selling??

jfoster789@aol.com

Frippery said...

So cute. I just have to learn to needle felt. It's on my list for 2009. Pam

Sewfast said...

That is just awesome. I used to run a sled dog team and your fuzzy version is making me feel all nostalgic...awwwww! Mary

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