Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Chicago International 2017 - my work begins.......

This show has been on my bucket list for a long time and I finally applied for a spot - and I got in!!
So exciting - and yet so "OMG - what have I done!!"  I shall be making and making for the rest of the year just to have enough stock - but it will all be worth it in the end.

I am taking a miniaturist friend with me so we shall have the best time.

A very small start has been made -

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A new basket!

Where has 2016 gone!?  I seem to have been immersed in this haze of making baskets as fast as I can and all of a sudden we're almost half way through the year!  My last show was Sydney at the beginning of this month and what a fabulous show it was for me.  I came home almost empty handed and now I'm back on the whirly-gig of making.  I have decided not to trade at any more shows this year as now I am in work mode for the Tom Bishop Show in Chicago in 2017.  It has been on my bucket list for some time now - but now it means I have to work twice as hard!!

I was recently asked to do a commission - and the first photo is the full size version.  It is a French vintage picnic basket and looks amazing!

It took me days to sort out - but I got it in the end - and was very happy with the results.  The following pics are of my 1:12th replica.

I was really happy with the results!