Friday, May 24, 2013
Martha Stewart, adorned with the Mistress’s needle-felted finger puppets. Photo pinched from Martha Stewart’s official blog, “Martha: Up Close & Personal.” ©2013 Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.
I have to admit, there were times when I questioned whether the Mistress of Sarcasm knew what she was doing when she shifted most of her artistic output from hand-made jewelry to needle-felted finger puppets. Was there really a market for these whimsical little creations? Could she actually make a living - or most of one, anyway - with an inchoate mass of wool and a barbed needle?
I need not have been overly concerned, it seems.
Seeing is believing, Esteemed Readers. The Mistress makes these little beasties come to life, each one with its own distinctive personality... and they are making new friends.
At last weekend’s Trade Secrets garden show in Sharon, Connecticut, they caught the eye of Martha Stewart, who dubbed them “adorable.” And that, Esteemed Readers, is a Good Thing... innit?