Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Progress with Flourish & Blott..........

So work is progressing slowly - there's always more wood to distress and paint, or bits to adjust before the final coming together.  But I'm now at the point where I'm ready to do the fun stuff - like claying and colouring, and, and, and..........

"Hardware" ready for painting

Ground floor fireplace - some painting commenced

Parts assembled ready for the fun stuff

The original doesn't have a chimney so I made one fit.

Do you like the clamps - very technical!!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Flourish & Blotts - the beginning...............

All the parts ready to go!!

Some of the timber, distressed and painted

Getting ready to clay!

Inside walls clayed and ready to paint.  Waiting for the clay to dry a little more!!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A tribal style planter..........

Just finished this today - certainly a fun one to do!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Birdhouse of fun!

A little birdhouse - a bit of fantasy!

First pic is the project just "put together" and the second pic is the completed version.

A fun project for me!  I sculpted the "roof" out of thermo plastic and the rest is woven!

Friday, 11 August 2017

More gum nut!

This time a much larger one - but I loved the texture of the pot so decided to do something with it.......

I love the combination of gum nut, cane and thread, finished with a rolled border.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Woven Gumnuts.............

These were such fun to do - a bit of play time is always nice!!

Friday, 30 June 2017

The Winner of the Give-Away.................

.......has been picked by the Random Thing Picker.  Now, if I was at all computer literate, I would have taken a screen shot of the selected winner, but as it is - my computer expert is currently away in Melbourne, participating in the Comicon event there this weekend.  So, I managed to fail miserably at the task on my own and will just announce the selected winner.


Hey Shannon - Congratulations and you only have one more step to take:  please email me with your snail mail address and I will post your basket to you.

I wish you could all have won but there it is!!  Perhaps next time, and I promise not to be too long with my next give-away!

Take care of yourselves everyone!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Vintage French Picnic Basket Give Away

Hi everyone - it's been so, so long since I've had a give away on this blog - so hope I can make up for my slackness with this.

The usual rules apply of course - you have to be a follower of my blog and post a comment on this post to participate.  Closing date will be midnight, 30th June 2017 Australian Eastern Standard Time.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Nambucca Heads...............

..........a very scenic part of the world.  Here are some shots taken during our walks over the last two days.   The views never get boring - the colours change constantly depending on the weather at the time and it is always beautiful - even on a dull day!  Hope you enjoy.

My constant companion and shadow!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017

My latest basket

A vintage French picnic basket with wine carriers attached.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

After three weeks work..........

.....finished at last!!  Some lidded picnic baskets and egg baskets.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Taking a break from the serious side....

..........of basket weaving.  I've been working on those lidded picnic baskets and egg baskets for near on three weeks now and decided it was time to have a little fun time with some colour and shapes and these are the results.  I will do more of them when all the hard stuff is done!!

I must apologise for the poor photo quality - promise to try and do better next time!!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Doing Prep Work...............

........and getting ready to make miniature splint woven baskets in both 1:12th and 1:24th scale.  It is time consuming and sometimes tedious - but it has to be done!!  The end results are always well worth while and I will show the results when they are finished.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

A batch of shallow baskets....

...just completed.  Now I can move on and finish some picnic baskets and such!!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

A few more pieces to share..........

.......first, a bird feeder made with a WA gum nut - Rainbow Lorikeets made by
Audrey Hughes from New Zealand.  And a batch of wicker trays.

Monday, 5 September 2016

One of the row boats painted..........

.....but not entirely complete.  Still working on the rollocks and oars - but they are on the way.  In the meantime, I've finished painting one of the boats and put some of my fishing paraphanalia on and around it - and it looks not too bad.

What do you think?