Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January Bits and Pieces

No large finishes this week but a couple of small pleasures for me.  I always like to make zippy pouches for any occasion.  Last week a dear friend was celebrating a milestone birthday so I whipped up a little something using a charm pack that was on hand.  So satisfying to take little pieces and make them into another thing altogether.


Neil had a finish too! A few months ago he found a tree with a large burl on it. (a rounded knotty growth on a tree, giving an attractive figure when polished and used especially for handcrafted objects and veneers-dictionary, no me)

He polished it up and mounted it on a piece of black cherry that was lying around and I really like it.  When you turn it in different directions you can see completely different creatures.  Sometimes it looks like an elephant, sometimes an owl, and sometimes an octopus.  I guess I have a vivid imagination! Right now it appears to be a surly alien.




Another little finish was a block for a scrappy  bee.  The call was for low volume and any colour you want--easy and satisfying.



Yesterday the snow was sliding off the back roof but I liked the frozen lines transferred from the tin and the extended icicles.


2 comments:

  1. Sweet January things! Darling pouch! Very cool burl! Pretty bee block! And fun memories for me, of overhanging snow!!!

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