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Sunday, 26 February 2012

Wood, material and paint with lashings of glue!

A little while ago we found a piece of curvey wood in the shed. It was put to one side as I thought it might be useful for something. Few weeks later I was watching an electric advert and lightbulb moment....houses don't need to be in a straight line they can be curvey. (the ad is houses and gardens balanced on round spheres, you've probably seen it)
So head honcho cut up some little blocks and shaped some roofs and made a lighthouse.


                                                       Starting to paint the bits.

          A 3d Quirky seaside town!

 The trees are made from material and matchsticks. The boat is a little bit of wood, whittled down by HH and his pride...the lighthouse! It measures approx 16" long and 6" high. It's now residing on my mantlepiece. So you can get inspiration from anywhere, even adverts. (It doesn't look anything like the electric ad, but set off an idea)As I rummaged into the woodpile to see what else there was I pulled out a small piece of plank which HH planed down for me so I am now doing another small 3d village which is in a straight line! He said it would look good as a local tourist spot that we have here. Hmm don't know about that but it has set me on another train of thought!

I have linked up with Make it Monday's blog http://www.1stuniquegifts.co.uk/blog/ so take a peek at what people have been upto.

I don't know if there are any quilters out there that are looking to do a project (especially those that are new to quilting, as she is new herself). A lovely lady that I know, would like people to join her in making a wall hanging quilt. The link is here if you would like to read about ithttp://lacehearts.blogspot.com/2012/02/quilt-swap-progress-on-block.html and she would love to hear from you if you would like to join her.

                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                         

31 comments:

  1. This is just DIVINE! I am completely in love with it! I think I NEED one hint hint ;) I agree that adverts can be a great place to get inspiration from...not just TV ones either!

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  2. Love your little seaside town. DH would love it too, with the lighthouse.

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  3. Wow, that is just gorgeous. It really works so well. I love it.
    thanks so much for mentioning my quilting swap... would be so lovely to have a couple more, so if anyone is interested, do please head on over. :)

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  4. I love quirky things like this. Adds something new and looks better than if all the houses had been level. Looks like you've built a village on top of a hill.

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  5. I love this; how inventive!! I hope you have a brill week and I may contact the quilt lady if i have time :)

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  6. That looks amazing, you must be so pleased with it!

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  7. That is so cute and what a briliant idea I never would have thought to create that and it looks amazing!! X

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  8. The curvy village is just brilliant, and it's always good to hear where someone's creative ideas come from (they seem to appear from all sorts of odd places, don't they?)

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  9. You are definitely one clever lady...how cute is this?

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  10. this is so good - well done, it looks really fantastic. Hope you have a good week.

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  11. This is great, so original and quirky. Inspiration comes from all sorts of places, and now a random bit of wood has a brilliant new lease of life. x

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  12. Love it. It's up there in one of the best ideas yet.

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  13. I love the hilly village, well done for up cycling

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  14. awesome! I love the quirky town!

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  15. It's brilliant, I think it's great the way the mind works. I save all my offcuts of wood and wait for that lightbulb moment, you never know when it will happen.

    Jan x

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  16. Bloomin' Heck Love. Is there no end to your talent? I love it. Such a fabulous and unique idea.

    Madison xxx

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  17. Balamory has no chance with your new village... it would just look so lovely in a nursery and I am sure would soon become an heirloom :)

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  18. This is beautiful! I'd love to be able to make something like this.
    Jo x

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  19. Oh my goodness you are so inspiring - you make the things I wish I could make. Well perhaps I can!!

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  20. I like that very much. It's right up my ally, so to speak! :)

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  21. The curvy houses and the lighthouse are so very cute! The bunnies are adorable.
    Thanks for your visit and nice comment to my blog last week. I love to read yours!

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  22. I love your quirky seaside town- I've never seen anything like it before- gorgeous!!

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  23. Great idea- I always love your creations.

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  24. Get your leibster award by visiting my website, ive nominated you. Your website relly makes me laugh

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  25. Oh it is just gorgeous...another triumph, I just love all your quirky houses etc and am proud to be an owner of some of your work...Its beautiful x

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  26. That is so adorable -- makes it look like the houses are all sitting on a hill!

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  27. Your imagination is wonderful - the 3d quirky town is just fantastic!

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