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Greetings and Welcome to my menagerie!

I am an avid needle-felter, art doll creator, and collector of all things kitschy-vintage! I live in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and I'm only 2 hours away from the Jersey Shore and an hour away from the incomparable New York City! On the weekends I like to hunt for flea market finds, read, and spend time with my husband, my mom, and my cat Lucky.

Needle felting is an old art form that involves taking wool and poking it with a barbed needle until it starts to take form. It's taken me several years to hone my skills and I hope you like what you see! Each creation often takes hours of love and devotion. I'm inspired by the old figurines from companies like Lefton, Josef Originals, Napco, Enesco, etc. Each member of my Menagarie is handmade and one-of-kind…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 12
  • Joined November 6, 2008

Favorite materials

clay, wool, paper

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About

Greetings and Welcome to my menagerie!

I am an avid needle-felter, art doll creator, and collector of all things kitschy-vintage! I live in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, and I'm only 2 hours away from the Jersey Shore and an hour away from the incomparable New York City! On the weekends I like to hunt for flea market finds, read, and spend time with my husband, my mom, and my cat Lucky.

Needle felting is an old art form that involves taking wool and poking it with a barbed needle until it starts to take form. It's taken me several years to hone my skills and I hope you like what you see! Each creation often takes hours of love and devotion. I'm inspired by the old figurines from companies like Lefton, Josef Originals, Napco, Enesco, etc. Each member of my Menagarie is handmade and one-of-kind.

If you like dolls that are both cute and scary, please take a look at my DEADutantes. One part Victorian Steampunk, one part Dia De Los Muertos, and another part "Girly- Ghoul."

Please check out my blog: melaniesmenagerie.wordpress.com

Thanks for stopping by,
-Melanie

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