Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Evolution of Christmas Aliens!!

Been playing around with wool/rayon felt, making a new set of holiday ornaments. These Christmas Aliens make me oddly happy.

Here is a little about their design...

It started as a very rough, random sketch in my sketchbook.

I made the first one with very similar proportions to the drawing, but I didn't like it. It looked too misshapen to me somehow.

So I redesigned the head and eyes to make them much larger and cuter.  I added a bow for the girl alien. I liked the way that these turned out.  Very cutesy and sweet aliens.

Although I really like these sweet aliens, my original intention was something more sinister and creepy, so I made the eyes a little smaller and less cute, embroidered humorless mouths and made them silver collars with red buttons.

Now these guys are the menacing aliens I'd originally intended!  I will continue to make sweet aliens and explore threatening aliens and various colors of wool/rayon felt and with various collars and accessories. I'm thinking purple and blue aliens, among others.

Next up: Create a radiation sign felt ornament!  My obsession with the radiation sign will not allow me to work on anything else until I at least make an attempt.


  1. Yay! It's like Christmas at Area 51!

  2. Menacing christmas aliens - love it!

  3. Thank you, sewingmuchprogress!! I appreciate the comment SO MUCH!

  4. Olisa, I am loving your new blog! Thanks for sharing your crafty tales. You are a fun inspiration. I still have your post card on my fridge of your plush babies. It makes me smile every time I see it. :)

  5. Awesome! Are you thinking of selling some of these, or selling a pattern? Because these would be a great gift for my alien-obsessed brother.

  6. Hi beadgirl! I don't have a pattern but I'd be happy to talk to you about the alien ornament. I don't know how to reach you, though. Please feel free to shoot me an email if you're still interested! I'm at And thanks for your comments! ~Olisa