Needle Felted Mice, Cats and Whimsey
Elena Covert is the art and soul behind NeighborKitty, a precious and engaging
shop on etsy, filled with delightful characters. We discovered the magic when she wrote
to us one day and said simply, “I am your customer, and this is my page on etsy.”
We are so glad she did!
We took the opportunity to learn more about her, and are happy to share Elena and her shop with you.
Elena shares, “Felting is my true love. Month after month I work to improve my skills, I do not rush to make and sell the needle felted items. My goal is to make each piece as beautiful and with the greatest quality that makes both my buyer and myself happy.”
Her creative explorations began very early on at the age of 7 with sewing. As she grew up, she added knitting, more advanced sewing, crochet, embroidery and later…felting. She discovered felting when she wanted to learn to felt beads for a necklace, and this let to larger items such as the animals she sculpts now. Elena also creates in oven baked polymers and says that her “biggest challenge” has been to incorporate all of the mediums into one crafted item.
Elena says that she enjoys needle felting because, “I find it very relaxing and allows me to take a small amount of wool and turn it into something with character and personality.” Elena “loves cats” and have two that provide her constant inspiration.
We asked Elena what her next big project will be, or what she is dreaming to do … as with many of us, the inspiration seems in constant flow,
she says, “I have “millions” of creative thoughts in my head, not sure what I will make tomorrow.”
To others who are just getting started, Elena offers these encouraging words,
“Don’t be afraid to do what you like and enjoy yourself.”
Visit & Shop with Elena on etsy: NeighborKitty