Monday, 28 January 2013

Little Stool



I've been working on a little stool I mentioned in my previous post. And as Yvonne suggested I'll write a bit more about my challenge :)
 
This was a very simple little stool made from wood (pine I guess). I know I took the photo of it to have for future before/after reference but it looks like I didn't download it off my card before I erased all the images from it. So here's a little sketch to illustrate what it looked like before.

stolcek-skica

The first thing I knew I wanted to do was to add a shelf because I wanted it to be able to hold a little drawer. After I glued the shelf on I covered some of the more visible scratches and painted it with primer. Then the months of being unable to settle on an idea followed. Eventually I came up with a plan to draw some roses on top and dotted pattern under them. Kinda vintage style. But I just couldn't paint it light blue.... too cold for me.... and I couldn't get taupe color out of my system so I went for it. And this simple leafy pattern seemed to be the only thing I could see on it. I mean, I know it would look perfect with some giant bright roses painted on or some other flowers but it looks like I'm in the mood for quieter things lately. And I've been drawn to watercolors forever so I guess these are the reasons why the thing looks like it does. But I do like it and that’s what matters, right?

Little Stool I

I decided I'll try just 3 shops to see if I'll be able to find a sort of a wickerwork box to use and to my surprise I got more than I wanted. I got this adorable lined handmade box that is almost perfect for this stool so there was no thinking about how to actually make one and what to draw on it and how to finish it and..... Case solved, finished, done. I can move on now. Yay! :)

Little Stool II

I just really really hope it will be loved in it’s old home.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Rudi

And here he is all finished up.

Rudi

Note to self - must/need/have to learn knitting.

Friday, 18 January 2013

Content

I have no idea why I waited so long to write about it here as but I made it! I finished my little sketchbook and sent it back to Brooklyn. Now the waiting begins - I'm guessing they'll let me know when it arrives. I sure hope so.

Off You Go.... in a sad tone

I decided to take a little workshop in plushie making just so I could virtually be with toi who is taking it in real life. But since I can't just pop on the plane and transport myself to the other side of the world I persuaded the teacher to make an e-course for me and she gladly agreed to do so (I have a feeling she will be offering them in the future as well :).

Rudi I

Meet Rudi - my first attempt. The face and some embellishments are due next and then we'll be making clothes. It's rather exciting making this type of plushies although I find needle felting much easier, I guess it's more sculptural and easy to shape as you move along. But I'm pretty sure Rudi will not end up being alone :D

I also have this little stool from my "MIL" which has been waiting for a redo for more than a year now. It's one of those projects that make me uneasy, I'm very indecisive about how to proceed and what to do now. But I have to finish it as it's been really too long and it isn't good to have such unfinished projects laying around constantly reminding you how you suck at delivering. Jup. So I'm asking you, dear readers, to ask me about it every once in a while so I'll be even more eager to get it done and move on  :)   Thank you so much in advance.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy 2013!

We are already in the new year and I'd like to wish you a happy, peaceful one full of creativity, love and well being. The kind we'd look upon with fond memories in the future.


I've been rather busy in December hence the lack of postings (as if I usually post regularly *giggle*). My main occupation was - and still is - my little sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. I can't believe how hard it is to work on it and how much struggle one has with a project like this. Unbelievable. Really.

Sweet Tooth 

I also baked quite a few batches of cookies to have at hand and Lavlav seemed to enjoy them too :)

I'm hoping for a great year this year, mainly in creativity department. I'd love to open my Etsy shop and draw much much more. Maybe even blog a bit more and redesign my web page so it will host things together like lots of you have it. Yes, that would be all very awsome.

I treated myself with two presents in December. First one was a little basic Overlock sewing machine and the second one is sort of an e-course in which I'll be sewing a little soft toy. This shall begin soon so I'll have to finish my sketchbook asap to be able to fully enjoy it. I'm kind of anxious to try my new machine too as it's still in the box patiently waiting for me to have time for it.

wip 1

I'm leaving you with a view of my working desk as I find it rather happy looking :)  And don't be afraid to leave me a comment and tell me what your wishes for 2013 are.




nini