AnnieCarvalho

Annie Carvalho Fiber Art

Oregon, United States · 142 Sales

AnnieCarvalho

Annie Carvalho Fiber Art

Oregon, United States 142 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Hello and Welcome! You will notice the shop doesn't have much felting in it this year. It has been a busy year for me, with my brother's death and other family and health issues. I have had many requests for nativities this year. However, I will not be doing any felted nativities until next season. So please do return.

If you are interested in one of my Nativities, may I suggest you get your order in very early for next season? I will only be doing a limited number of sets.

Also, take a look at my new shop at www.frecklefarmdolls.etsy.com. I have been rescuing and recycling Bratz dolls and I think you will love the way they look. They also are much less expensive than the original Tree Change Dolls sold from Australia. So please take a look if you have any children to buy for this season.

I've marked down most of my felted items to 50% and less. I will combine shipping costs and am open to negotiating a deal if someone wants to buy me out.

Each of my items are made lovingly by my own hands in the USA.
I take a lot of pride in my work!! Each needle felted piece is one of a kind. I choose colors and fibers that I feel compliment the pieces.

I hope you all have a blessed holiday season and a very good year!

Love,
Annie

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 27, 2016

Hello and Welcome! You will notice the shop doesn't have much felting in it this year. It has been a busy year for me, with my brother's death and other family and health issues. I have had many requests for nativities this year. However, I will not be doing any felted nativities until next season. So please do return.

If you are interested in one of my Nativities, may I suggest you get your order in very early for next season? I will only be doing a limited number of sets.

Also, take a look at my new shop at www.frecklefarmdolls.etsy.com. I have been rescuing and recycling Bratz dolls and I think you will love the way they look. They also are much less expensive than the original Tree Change Dolls sold from Australia. So please take a look if you have any children to buy for this season.

I've marked down most of my felted items to 50% and less. I will combine shipping costs and am open to negotiating a deal if someone wants to buy me out.

Each of my items are made lovingly by my own hands in the USA.
I take a lot of pride in my work!! Each needle felted piece is one of a kind. I choose colors and fibers that I feel compliment the pieces.

I hope you all have a blessed holiday season and a very good year!

Love,
Annie

Annie

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Annie

Recycled Zipper BEE Brooch - Ready to Ship
US$7.00
Recycled Zipper Cherry Brooch - Ready to Ship
US$10.00
Kodama Zipper Brooch - Ready to Ship
US$10.00
Black Kitten Hiding in a Pumpkin - 3 pieces
US$20.00
Needlefelted Chick
US$10.00
Reindeer Cookies - Felt Play Food - 4 pieces
US$10.00
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melany lippman

melany lippman on Jan 7, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The artist is great, and my Mom really loved the nativity! I will be back in March to add critters to the set. Great service, fantastic communication,and beautiful work! Super combination for an Etsy Store! Thank you!!!

marpha

marpha on Dec 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Amazing set of soft sculptures. I am delighted with the colors and the quality of the work. Seller is lovely to deal with.

marpha

marpha on Dec 5, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

This work is amazingly beautiful. I am thrilled with the pieces. Seller custom made the items for me and kept me informed through every step of the process. I am delighted. She is wonderful to do business with.

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About

How Needle-Felting Saved My Life

I began my felting career about 6 years ago when I found myself unable to work in a conventional workplace due to Multiple Chemical Sensitivities. This condition is caused by an overactive immune system, and mine was triggered by exposure to chemotherapy in my work on the Oncology Floor of a local hospital.

My trigger substances turned out to be pretty much anything chemical. Perfumes, scents, deodorant, make-up, fabric softener, gasoline fumes, exhaust, room fresheners (especially Febreze!), all would cause a flu-like reaction. I found myself unable to be around humans. No shopping malls. No parties. No church. My social life came to a screeching halt!

I was in constant pain. My spine, hands, neck, and shoulder were swollen and painful. I felt dizzy and sometimes nauseous. I cried at the drop of a hat. And I had a constant migraine. Daylight, loud noise, and smells increased my pain. I had difficulty walking or even getting out of my bed.

Not all the symptoms were physical. After an exposure, I was often argumentative and made inappropriate comments, much to my horror! I could not remember names, dates, or what patient I was supposed to care for. I could not even remember my own sons’ birth date.

I returned to school for a degree in Applied Linguistics, thinking I could perhaps teach English as a Second Language part time. But I was unable to comfortably attend classes and ended up taking a Liberal Studies Degree, which has not helped me in finding employment.

I had reached the end of my rope.

I had no way to support myself. With no social life, and very little support, I soon became even more depressed.

It was during this deep depression that I found Kay Petal’s needle felting forum online. I have always enjoyed arts and crafts and felt this was something that might make me feel better. I bought the course, followed the instructions, and made a cute little guy I named Bacchus because he looked drunk!

People who saw Bacchus just LOVED him and I had many offers to purchase him. But I couldn’t let him go. He was my drunken knight in shining armor and he still lives with me!

I began making other items, picking the brains of the people on the needle felting forum, trying to figure out what I was doing wrong, and what I was doing right. I took a few more classes, learned a few more techniques, and practiced constantly.

After a while, I opened an Etsy shop to sell my sculptures, which were stacking up! It has taken my shop about 2 years to really get off the ground. Business has picked up lately in spite of the current economy, which has been a pleasant surprise!

I enjoy making string-jointed caricature memorials of people’s pets, miniatures, dragons, bunnies, and children’s felt play food. At Christmas I make lovely Nativity Sets. I’ve recently begun felting wild animals and making children's felt play food.

My only income at the moment is from my needle felting work. I live a very frugal life. This has meant a huge paradigm shift for me. However, in more ways than one, I am much more satisfied with life than I was before my MCS.

Every single day is a wonderful adventure! I’m always pleasantly surprised at who pops out of a wool batt!

“Well hello there!” I say to each little critter that evolves from my poking, poking, poking with my barbed needles.

I talk to them as they take form, as though they were alive. To me, they ARE life-giving. They, through the fine art of needle-felting, certainly saved my life. And I will be forever grateful.

Without needle felting, I’m not sure where I would be. I can only pray my whimsical art will bring healing to others.

For me, needle felted art is a necessity of life. It brings joy, makes people laugh, and warms their heart.

I love my life!
And I owe that to MCS and needle-felting.

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Last updated on July 18, 2014
I am a 60 year old woman who loves what I do!
I take pride in my crafting, which is unique, whimsical, and done with quality and care.
Your purchase helps supplement my disability income and I appreciate it very much!
Please take a look at my shop - hopefully you'll find something that calls to you!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Other Method
Payment
I prefer Paypal.

There will be a 20% restocking fee for orders which are canceled after payment.

Purchases may not be canceled once item has shipped.

Please be sure your shipping information is current. In the case that you give me the wrong address and the item is lost, I cannot issue a refund. If the item is returned to me undamaged, I will refund your money MINUS all the shipping and handling fees. This includes the time it takes me to track down your package.
Shipping
I will ship to the United States and all other countries, if that country allows my item to pass through customs.

NOTICE ABOUT INSURANCE: I pay for delivery confirmation on all my orders. However, if you order something over $50, I would suggest you ask and pay for insurance for your item. If you are unsure about what to do, please convo me before placing your order.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the delicate nature of needle felted items, I can not accept returns.
Additional policies and FAQs
I enjoy doing special orders .
Please email me with your request and let's chat!