Monday, March 22, 2010

Made It Myself Monday: A Story to Wear

click to enlarge, my dears

About a year ago I finally found a wool blanket at a thrift store. I brought it home and cleaned it. One morning,  not too long after as I was doing my morning meditation, it came to me.



I sketched it out and sewed it up and started to do the needle felt applique all around it. 
Little Red, the Big Bad Wolf, The woodsman, the woods and Grandma in her house.

 I knew I wanted it to be creamy like the paper in old books. But trimmed in red felt ruffles.


I knew Red would have dark curls like my neighbor, Miss Rowyn.


And that I would want to take her picture with her very own Big Bad "Wolf".

 But it took almost a year before we finally took the pictures so I could share it with you.

 Sometime life is as silly as a fairy tale.

The cloak is for sale.
I love it but it's too small for me.
Email me if you are interested.
and detailed pictures of the needle felting will be on my

17 comments:

Maria Stahl said...

Awwww, the cape is dear but I LOVE THAT WOLF who looks like he's just about to roll over on his back for a tummy-rub! Great pictures.

Sonya said...

It is absolutely exquisite.

Meghan said...

oh, the ruffles are exquisite. what a lovely design - lots of hard work!

Claire said...

Lovely lovely!! I am emailing you now!

Shelley Noble said...

Stunning! Bethany, this is without a doubt one of the most perfect things ever conceived. So fully and perfectly realized! Home Run off the charts crazy great. WoW!

Lynn said...

Adorable, seriously completely and totally to die for adorable!

Drewzel said...

Oh golly! I don't use this word much, but AWESOME!

Rose said...

Oh my goodness! I hardly know how to express my admiration for this without swearing (this includes the photos). Extremely well done!

Kylie said...

Just delightful, such a lot of work but so worth it. I just had to let you know that I found a link to your post via Drewzel for a Five Faves meme put on by Meet Me at Mikes. The particular post was back in Sep 11 2007.
I just had to tell you how much I laughed and laughed. I kind of like bitter, twisted and insecure, it speakes to me. So do you wanna hang out at recess and we can poke fun at the cool kids? LOL

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

This is such a fantastic looking cape. Any little girl would love to get it and wear around. I can see other story capes as well. :-)

Gwen said...

This tops everything I have ever seen you do! If it won't fit you, it certainly won't fit me, but I am tempted to buy it for an as-yet-unconceived-granddaughter... how's that for wishful thinking?

Seriously, it is a fantastic piece of work, just perfect in every way!!

Sara said...

That is simply lovely. So very inspired! Thank you for sharing it here. Someone very lucky will take it off your hands, I'm sure. And many others (me!) will be inspired. The wheels are already turning...
I bet you have more up your sleeve, as well.

farawayme said...

that is gorgeous, the cape and the pictures! If I had a daughter I'd love to buy it it's stunning.

Serendipity Handmade said...

It's just lovely! I wish I weren't to old to wear one just like it myself!

amy said...

I am speechless! This cloak it ah-mazing!

Julie ZS said...

This is exactly the cape I always wanted as a little girl. It is divine! All those exquisite details, just plain beautiful.

etsy metier said...

amazingly cute

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