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This is where I will show new ideas and pieces I am working on, and also where I will share awesome pieces I find along the way!



Tuesday, March 3, 2015

making stuff for molds and half inch scale copper pots and pans

I spent the day sculpting things to make molds as my casting stuff arrives tomorrow! yay!! Excited to do up some new things. I also have a custom order for some Alice in Wonderland chairs and well, in the process of organizing my space I put the origiinal sculpt, with the tea pot and cups used in my first chairs, aside and lost it!!! so had to make another one! Got a bat for the back of chairs, a fairy with mushrooms, a princess crown for little girls/boys and tea parties, and a couple other things!
Also, I got a custom order, well hubby did, for some half inch scale copper pots and pans and he made extra so I listed some up!



Here is a link to one of the pots if you would like! :o)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

busy busy!!!! chairs and a desk station built!

I have to contend with a space about 5 feet square to work in, feels like a walk in closet!! LOL At least I have that though :o) I need to get an old window we have and cut a hole in the wall for a window to outside to make me feel less cramped!!! Anyways, last week spent all week madly getting chairs done and have spent the weekend building a shelf unit, work station, that I planned. My Mother in law took me to town last week and I got the wood, 1x4's and 1x6's to make a station where I can cut fabric, freezer paper, make molds, store or use sewing machine. and on and on.
I built it, painted it with 4 layers of paint, 2 earthy green and 2 layers white, then sanded down and eurathaned it all.
Because I have no car right now I was stuck in this process with only little art brushes, no paint brushes!!! And even if I had a car there was way too much snow coming down to drive 15 miles down our rural road to a dollar store! So the solution? get a rubber glove and an old washrag, dip in paint, slather it on!!! LOL And I painted the wall behind the unit white as well and used a little art brush to get that section where the wall meets the ceiling! making due, although I think I got tired last night and tipped over the gallon of paint all over the floor!!! Fortunately it was a part of our floor in front of woodstove that is just wood and needs to be replaced, but ugh!!!
If I werent so impatient I would have done more layers of paint! LOL It feels soooo much more open and organized. I used to have my old treadle sewing machine in that spot, so there is lots more designated space now!!! One shelf hinges down to create my mold making space. Under that is my paper and fabric cutting desk, complete with freezer paper roll on a tension curtain rod (even got some ribbon on it!!) way off in that corner is my clothes dresser LOL and I hung a rod above that for shirts or sweaters to hang! organizing in tiny spaces eh?
I have another unit ot 2 planned for my space! But for now this will surely help!!!




Saturday, February 21, 2015

2 chairs finished, one is my first fancy witch chair!!!

I am putting both of these up on ebay. Etsy is making category changes that may prove problematic so Ebay right now with these, and also going to be working on my Weebly website.


link to ebay auction


Link to ebay auction

I am going to do some molds for the top back of chairs for witches that will have this sort of bat wing shape!!! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

healed?!!!! A new chair!

So after a week of doing nothing but try to get rid of pain I am healed (knock on wood) and obsessed LOL, or as obsessed as I can be while I try to not sit hunched working for longer than a few minutes.....driving me nuts!!!
So i did up a mold for arms for an armchair and fancied my pattern for the chair up quite a bit, complete with a lovely frosty glass bead on the back! Look for witchy armchairs with spiders/bats soon!!!!!



Sunday, February 15, 2015

struggling!

Been incapacitated for almost a week due to some freaky back thing!!! excruciating pain when it hits and really tired of taking aspirin etc all day and night...think it is on its way out though! A reminder i cannot just sit for endless hours and then expect to be able to get up and doing physical labor that involves moving things that are heavy!!! not so young anymore!!!
I was working on more Alice chairs, including new characters, and got a couple done (complete with new molds) before my back attacked me!!!! Also did a table from molds which i really liked, listed and then the next day took it down because for some reason the Krylon spray sealer got gummy!!! DAMN!!! Here are some pics of the items. Also, am hoping to get to some witch designed chairs (using molds) when I know I can sit without damage for long!!!!



Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

footstools and patiently waiting for mold making supplies!

I have been immersed in ideas but also stuck in real life for too many days, unable to get to things!!!
I have been trying to hole up in my tiny (so tiny it is really really frustrating me! LOL) workspace to get things done! Yesterday I finally finished up several little Alice in Wonderland footstools. I have everything cut out and ready for more chairs too, including new characters.
Unfortunately I am out of cotton fabric for printing and am without a car to get to a store that has it! I have a truck to use to get to the nearest store (14 miles away) but  not real stores (45 miles away along a big freeway).
I am also awaiting mold material in the mail. I  have many ideas for tables, witchy and whimsical, and chair elements!!! cant wait!!
Meanwhile, here are my new pics of characters for chairs, and also a pic of one of my footstools! (in my store right now)
This is the dormouse, the caterpillar complete with hookah, the march hare, and the gryphon....oh and I did a mock turtle, forgot to get him in here!