Monthly Archives: December 2011

Jesus, Mary and Joseph

And last but certainly not least we have baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph.  Here they are!  

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Shepherd and Flock

Here is my shepherd!  He is equipped with a walking stick that just rests in one of his hands.  As for the flock, there is only one little lamb, but I may make a few more when I have a … Continue reading

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Angels

Every good Nativity Scene has an angel, and mine has two! Both angels have golden halos, made from gold beads strung on wire.  To disguise where the wire attaches to their heads, I added a lot of curly hair, blonde … Continue reading

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We Three Kings

The kings and camels are always my favorite part of the Nativity Scene because they are always so fancy and embellished.  Because I like them so much, I decided to make a matching camel for each of my kings.  I … Continue reading

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Nativity Scene

So in the spirit of Christmas, I decided to embark on making a needle-felted nativity scene.  A little late, but I finally finished!  Luckily there was no snow and I could set it up in my backyard.  Stay tuned for … Continue reading

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Athena Finished!

She is done!  Here is Athena, all decked out with all of her symbols and accessories.  She had some trouble standing (the shield is actually heavier than she is, and pulls her down), so I built a little base to … Continue reading

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The Owl and the Olive Branch

Here are the final two symbols that I have made to go along with my Athena:  an olive branch and an owl.  Because felt does not always translate well to branches, especially small branches, so I made my olive branch … Continue reading

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Helmets and Shields

Athena is the Greek goddess of warfare, and thus is equipped with both a helmet and a shield in many depictions.   The Helmet: Athena is often wearing a Corinthian helmet, which were worn by Greek hoplite soldiers.  Because the … Continue reading

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Athena Continued!

So I didn’t do too much on the body of Athena since last time, but I did finish the top of her dress, including some bronze-colored embellishments.  And of course, the main improvement is that she is no longer headless!  … Continue reading

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Athena: Part II

So I think Athena is starting to look a little more human-like now, even though she is still missing a head right now.  She now has arms, which have pipe cleaners in the middle so that they can be posed.  … Continue reading

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