Friday, 24 February 2012

I have been working.........

but not necessarily on the things I should be!!  I can get sooooo distracted doing what I love - making baskets!
So here are a few I have been working on.

A key basket (wall basket) made on a cane frame with cane stakes.

A medieval style bird cage - just the right size to hold a blackbird -
in 1:12th scale of course!!

Comment from Peter:  "Were you bored or something!

Or maybe I just needed a challenge!

The little basket in 1:24th scale is made exactly like a real basket - it has 3 rod whale on the base, worked in reverse twining for the main body, topped with a 3 rod whale accent.  It is finished with a commercial border and follow-on trac and that is where I had to succumb to a magnifier as I just couldn't see where to put the fine thread!

The best part of this project was declaring it finished!!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

An update at last................

Isn't it wonderful how the last 10% of any project takes the other 90% of the time to get anywhere near completion!  This definitely seems to be one of those projects.

The back wall is now complete - at least that much is final!

This shows the whole roombox.  The pot on the right will be illuminated and will hold eyeballs!
The empty space on the left will house a still with a hood over it which will hang from the ceiling and this is currently under construction.

I can't wait to get this done and finished.  Then I can finish off the Tudor market hall.  I have been working on bits and pieces for the market hall but I need to really get stuck into it.  It's going to be another of those 90/90 jobs I do believe!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Today's Progress!

I just couldn't help myself........the steps were clayed and installed today together with the arches on the ceiling.
More painting to be done yet and in the next few days the shelving will go on the back wall.  Then the fun will continue filling the room and making it look VERY busy!  I'm glad I'm back at work again!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Some work done on the roombox..........

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before now, but I am working on a roombox (amongst other things) which is destined to be included in a Calendar for 2013.  My theme is Fantasy/Apothecary and work is progressing slowly.  The floor and walls are complete and I have a lot of shelving still to go up on the back wall, plus the lighting to finalise - and I've started working on some of the bits that will eventually clutter the room!  Pics of what I've started work on follow..............

Still a bit of work to do on this scene but at least a start has been made!

I had a lot of fun making Horologistic Hex!

And now it's back to work.  I have to finish claying the steps in the roombox and attaching the arches to the ceiling.

And in case you are reading this Catherine, I AM working on the Market Hall and Tanglewood, but it's boring stuff at the moment - making thousands of cobblestones!  Will post when the cobbles are laid and painted!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful weeken!!