I picked up this little chest of drawers for £5 the other week. It was in a bit of a state but you know how we all like little drawers!!!
John cut the top off and replaced it with some oak and we added a plinth to the bottom. Because of some of the marks on it and the removal of the metalwork leaving unvarnished places I decided to ebonise it with some Black Polish.
I've lined the drawers with some soft bump and all my special, semi precious cabochons have finally found a nice new home. I'm rather pleased with it
One thing I made for a friend for Christmas she has opened. Only a little thing and it's a bit of an experimental piece.
Strangely while it was stitching out near the end it was still stitching but the needle stayed in the up position. I'm not too sure if it's something wrong with my machine or the pattern as it seemed to happen in the same place each time. In the new year when there is more time I will investigate further.
And the sketchbook each day fell after day 9!!!! No surprise there really. Perhaps it's just the wrong time of year or I really am as useless as I know at using sketchbooks!! I have this book...
...and I decided to randomly open it each day and take inspiration from the page. Anyway, the efforts so far.
I slash the pages down between the spirals so I can take the pages out to work on them and then slot them back in. They are using all sorts of inks, pearl gels and pens I have around the studio that don't usually have much of an airing so that's a nice something to come out of it anyway. Maybe I will pick it up again when I don't seem to be out of time!!
It's that time of year to wish you all a Happy Christmas and creative New Year. I seem to have a few interesting adventures ahead of me and I hope they turn out as well as they possibly could!! Keep creating!!