Saturday 25 November 2017

A little bit of weaving............... between making soooo many book - I needed a book break!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Internals started on both Venice Canal House and Flourish & Blotts......

I have started working on the internals of the two structures I want to get finished for exhibit at the Sydney Miniatures Show in May 2017.  I need to get these finished sooner rather than later, as I also need to get stuck into my basket work, but am enjoying doing something different for the moment.  However, time is running out!!

This is the start of the internal workings in Flourish & Blotts.  I have another
1300 books I need to make, which might give me the amount
of clutter needed in the whole building.  Should keep me amused
for a little while!

The right wall of the Venice Canal House completed.  I have all the books
I need for this one!!  Also working on bits of furniture to be added.

A long shot of the room upstairs.  The lower floor is his work area and I will show that
next time.
I am happy with progress to date but need to keep going and get both structures put to bed!!

Until next time!

Sunday 12 November 2017

Back to Flourish & Blotts...............

I finally finished claying the roof - nearly tiling in my sleep last night!!  But it's all over now!

Tomorrow I'm back to it with more layers of paint and we'll see what we end up with.

Friday 10 November 2017

Playing with some 1:24th scale basket.............

A lidded picnic basket and a hamper.  They are so tiny - even I am amazed!

Wednesday 8 November 2017

A basket by one of my students...............

Isn't this just beautiful work?
By Rosie Woodley, AMEA Convention Workshop, Hobart, Tasmania, October 2018

Makes my day when I can share my knowledge/experience in miniature basketmaking
and get results like this.  My time is not wasted!!

Sunday 5 November 2017

And still more progress made on Flourish & Blotts......

Front part of roof installed along with the dormer window.

A side view showing chimney stack.

Railing/balustrade fitted.

Showing ground floor.

Showing the upper floor area.

Friday 3 November 2017

Introducing one of my supervisors................

This is Serafina - but she has many nicknames.  Some that come to mind are:

Fatty Foofa,  Fooda,  Fatty Boomba, Fatty Arbuckle - the list goes on.  Does this give one the impression that she likes food?  It should, because she does!!  And she loves hoomans too!

I'm obviously doing it all wrong!!!!

A little more done on Flourish & Blotts.............

........installed the staircase today.  The stair rail has only been propped up to show it - but it still needs painting and distressing.  The ground floor lighting is also being worked on at the same time.  Trying to get all the little things done before the roof goes on and it becomes difficult to work in!!

Mock up of the painted railing - I think it will look ok.

Thursday 2 November 2017

Still weaving..............

.......while waiting for stair rails to be finished and in between painting bits and pieces - just to keep my hand in so to speak!!  Played with some woven trays - for a bit of fun.