I know, i know, i said i would not be blogging until May, but i just couldn't resist having now almost completed this table.
Still a tiny bit more to do, pack of needles is needed, a little touch of paint on the hat box i can see is missing some colour, and the hat shaped a bit more.
Sometimes when you make a miniature you can't help but spend far too much time looking at it, and all i ever do is nip over to have another look, plus it makes me smile... lots!
If you look close, the scissors at first glance seem out of scale, but everything else is too. It's kind of whimsical i suppose and i think it works.
I've made the big reels with buttons and discs. The lady in the material shop helped me rummage through to find the right ones, but all she could say was they are far too big, but i wanted big. She just didnt get why considering the scale and was reluctant to let me buy them.
Ive also been learning to sew and made this hat myself... yes myself, can't believe it... me sewing, lol. I can actually sew, just not normally in miniature.
It's calico or something similar that i sanded on one side, then on that side i used a rubber stamp loaded with pva, i then added a rusting powder, sprayed with vinegar to make the rust happen, and once dried washed/dried and put together.
There is another similar table, but its a bit smaller. Plus i have put together 5 little hat tables if you look to the right on work in progress. One of them is pink and i never do pink so dont quite know how that happened!
I'm now putting all the hat and sewing stuff away, having the biggest tidy up this room has ever seen and moving onto potions.
I must have used every pot of paint, every single type of glue you could imagine, every single sculpting/cutting tool i own to make this. Every drawer has been opened, ever box and everything on my shelf too. But thoroughly enjoyed it, regardless of the hours and mess in its creation.!
P.S I tend to play music while i work and this table has been made to me playing this song over and over... i'm terrible like that when i love something!
Anyway, its Morrissey whom i normally claim to hate, and refuse to let my husband (his biggest fan ever) play anything of his in the house or car.
Ive seen him in concert and hated it last year, but somehow suddenly im in love with him and play this song in particular all the time.
Kind of like a song that will get on your nerves, but once in and listening its addictive. Think i even sing it in my sleep. Need a remedy to get it out of my head because its driving me nuts, lol. But still i cant stop playing it!
Live version - Morrissey - There is a light that never goes out (Live 2004)
500 Days of Summer - recorded version - 500 Days of Summer - The Smiths - There is a light that never goes out