My daughter carved this fisherman out of one lump of wood for a friend. The metal thing he is holding is a container which he will insert a fishing rod into. When I saw the wood I couldn't even visualize how on earth it could be made into anything! He is about 5 foot tall. The 'tree' is a seperate piece. On his right side he has a 'fish' dangling from his pocket.
Such a friendly face. With a wood burnt beard, jolly hat to keep off the rain/sun.
Then she carved this lovely owl, also out of one lump of wood, including the stand he is perched on. He has been burnt to bring out his feather and features. I love
Still making my 'quirky' girlies. Here is a peek at one of them. She is going somewhere special for the day. (but I will leave that for another time) I would like a hat and scarf set just like that, and a robin would be a big bonus!
I made another of these loo roll books. This one is for my other sister her initials are embroidered onto a piece of linen (which is lovely to sew on) and then a piece of lace from my stash around it.
I also put little pull out tags into each of the inserts of the roll
She was thrilled with it so that made me happy.
Archie has a new bed, made from.....an old boucle cardi that my daughter gave me but it was too big and not my style. It certainly fits Archie's style tho he thinks it very cosy!
Following on from my last post, there are a couple more gals in the making. I do have fun making these little girlies and they all come out differently with their own personalities.
The first one is Molly who is walking her rescue greyhound Greg. As the weather is turning colder Greg has a super posh coat on to keep him warm. Molly is carrying a big bag of bones in her fancy bag.
Next up, here is Janet with her puppy dog Doris the dalmation. Janet is also wearing shiny red wellies and is carrying her umbrella so is prepared for future rain/snow!
Janet is wearing a bonkers hat which she made for herself with a matching scarf. I wouldn't mind a set like that as well! None of the girls go out without their red nail polish on. Doris has a nice red collar.
They often meet up and go on dog walks together. Greg and Doris are best friends and have a lovely time chasing each other.
My 3 dogs also have lots of mates around to chase and play together as well. Such a variety of different breeds, big and little and those inbetween!
Hi folks. I made this lady for someone who wanted a doll that looked a bit like her....funky, bright and jazzy. So here she is
Bright and sunny dress and orange hat, her bag is full of scarves and her boots are so funky that I'd like a pair just like them! She is carrying an umbrella as you can never be sure of the weather here in Britain!
In other news I've been busy painting some owls for someones front garden.
Bet you've never seen an owl with a pink bow before!
And a baby owl for my mantlepiece, who, due to the cold weather is wrapped up warm!
Bobby and Lucy are also getting prepared for winter with their new pyjamas with Archie wondering why he has to make do with last years ones.
Never mind Archie yours are in the post, so will be here soon.
A heart made from fabric and paper flowers fastened with a little button and mounted onto a piece of lace which is then glues onto a painted wooden block.
A red paper ribbon completes this simple but effective piece.
The back has typewritten I love you words on paper dyed to look old.
Placed on my dresser to show size. I think it looks rather sweet in amongst my eclectic collection.
Hiya, good looking. Archie posing in a new harness. He is one smart dog.
Lucy looking very pretty in pink.
Not to be outdone Bobby is one handsome guy in this
going out to somewhere posh harness!
Here we are again. Not sure if my blog has any followers any more, but never mind.
Today I am posting photos of my daughters work. This is an owl and stand that she chainsawed from one piece of sycamore wood. How she looked at the stump of wood and saw an owl is beyond me!
She then painted and varnished him. He is very tactile and you want to stroke him. Those eyes are wonderful. We have a few owls around our area that perch on the fence posts. This one is off to a dear friend of hers.....me jealous, of course I am!! haha
She also drew these portraits of the 'hooligans' when they were pups. Just so cute.
This week I have finally upcycled my collection of small flat stones found in the garden and on walks with the dogs. Painted them with acrylic paints and made a collection of barn owl brooches. Some are grey and some are brown.
Now, who doesn't love an owl.....or three! They are super cute and look so nice fastened on a coat, scarf, or when winter comes (and it will!) on a hat. After painting they were varnished to give a gloss finish and to protect them.
I've done a couple of more projects but will leave them for another day.
What morning already, where is our breakfast in bed!
Lucy likes it best when she can have the bed to herself!