Friday, April 1, 2011

Woolly Fabulous


So I considered attempting some sort of April Fool’s trick this evening but it turns out my mind’s just not devious enough. I’ve always been a bit useless at lying and it looks like my lack of skill in that area transfers to the online realm too. No matter though, for I’ve something much better to share instead.

It’s a link to a wee corner of crafty heaven. And I mean ‘crafty’ in the woolly, felted, knitted, crocheted sense - nothing  at all to do with slyness or deception. I kid you not,  you’ll be as bowled over as I was by the quirky handmade creations of Canadian crafter Woolly Fabulous.

Almost entirely self taught, Ms Fabulous (aka Odile Gova) uses only thrifted materials in her work. Just look at how she transformed her garden trees using only second hand doilies and an old tablecloth: 


Or these adorable little mushrooms, made from homemade felt, old bottle corks and recycled zippers. Too cute for words!


And then there’s her stunning felted brooches, available to buy at her Etsy shop:
 
 
Just so you know, the pieces I’ve shared here are only an teensy weensy sample of her extensive body of work and the only way to fully appreciate her imaginative talent is to pay her a visit yourself. In fact, this girl has so much loveliness to oogle make sure to leave yourself plenty of time to take it all in. With hundreds upon hundreds of pieces on display, she’s a bit of a crafting machine! One for the bookmarks folder for sure.
 
p.s Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments on my last post. I’m a bit pressed for time this evening (as usual, eh?) but I hope to get caught up with them super soon!

13 comments:

Robin Larkspur said...

What a unique crafter this lady is!! I love the mushrooms. Thanks for the link; I;m going to toddle off there now!

Gypsea Tree {Steam Spectre} said...

Can you imagine how amazing it would be to have a moonlit garden party amongst these lacy trees?!?!? I love it! I have been hording an ever growing collection of- I don't know- 500 wine corks (gee wonder where they all came from???) and now I think I need a house simply sprouting with mushrooms! You always find such amazing stuff!

Zombie Queen said...

Wow! I am in awe I'd her super crafty skills . The mushrooms are too cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm off to drool over her offerings :)

TheBlakkDuchess said...

Holy wow! At first I thought she'd crocheted or knitted all the stuff on the tree... There's a lot of "fiber tagging" or "fiber graffiti" popping up... I love seeing sign posts & random trees downtown suddenly wearing bright knitted & crocheted bits! =D

I LOVE THOSE MUSHROOMS!!!

XOXO

eimear brennan said...

Cool! that first photo is fantastic! incredible work.....
not to take away from the craftmanship by indulging in some imaginings but it's like the tree has got dressed up to the nines and is about to head off to a really posh tea-party in the park

mirsini's creations said...

Wow! She is veeeery talented for sure! The mushrooms are awesome and the dressed tree sooo beautiful! Thank you for sharing this! I'm going to check her out now! Have a nice weekend dear Roisin! :D

Jeanne said...

OMG!! Love this! :0) Those trees are so magickal! Might try that at the new place.....
Thank you so much for sharing! :0)

Cymru said...

Wow! Never in a million years would I have thought of doiling-up a tree. What a creative thinker! I love the mushrooms, as well. And that brooch! Thanks, Roisin!

April Jarocka said...

Oh utterly enchanting. Love your voice in this confusing world ~ you entertained me!
Regards from County Clare!

TheBlakkDuchess said...

I am in a considerably better mood! =D
And I'm glad you feel like you've been over a visit, I only wish we could actually get together for tea! We'd have a riot. ^-^

Kyo was indeed quite the cutie! He was 23 lbs before he got sick, and was the best snuggle buddy I've ever had. ^-^

Hope you're having a wonderful day yourself! =D

XOXO

Dawn in the Forest said...

Wow! This is some amazing work...I must check-out the link. I loved the mushrooms, it's a good reason to drink lots of wine:)

caravanartist said...

I've just discovered your gorgeous blog via Under the Bracken and just love your fascinating post on the fort on Hollow Hill AND I love the mushrooms in this post. Will visit again.

vintagefindings@me.com said...

This post is OH MY GOD AWESOME! AMAZING!

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