Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Some new stuff from me....

.....after a somewhat long silence.  I've been having fun working on some new items - mostly from items I've either seen in the flesh or seen photos of.

First up is the bird feeder.  I came across this little beauty when I visited our local nursery.  I thought it was so eye catching that I actually bought one - and then thought "I need this done in miniature" as you do!!!!

I'm sorry - I just couldn't help myself!  It almost warrants a prize if you can pick the mini here!!

My first attempt at the mini!   A few changes to be made but not too bad over-all!!

A dear friend of mine came over with a picture and said this would be quick and easy to make!!!
Erm - not really - but I'm happy with the result.

I found this little cradle in a book I recently acquired.  It was originally published in 1910 and the caption on the photo of the basket reads -

"This willow cradle is a Government basket and may only be reproduced by permission of the Controller, HM Stationery Office, Crown copyright reserved.  It is made to specification for the use of Service personnel."

I'm hoping they don't mind me making one in miniature.

I'm really happy with the way this little mini turned out - it would have to be my favourite out of this batch of baskets.