|Google Image of Woman and Cook Stove|
Over the years people have learned not to give me combo gifts, and not to wrap them in Christmas paper, as I have been a real humorless jerk about it all. However, I so far have not been able to do do anything about nasty weather, and this weekend of course saw the coldest day we have had thus far this winter. I think that we all need to warm up by the fire (how's that for a segue?).
|Cook Stove by Fiona Broadwood|
The project started, as always, with a paper template. Today I decided to draft the template from the patterns, rather than print it on my copier, as it takes a lot of ink and I wasn't feeling lazy today.
|Paper Pattern for Stove|
|Pattern Cut out|
|Base of Cookstove with cut outs|
|Oven Door, Ash drawer and Fume Hood|
|Oven Door, Ash Drawer, Fume Hood attached|
|Cook Stove Top|
|Stove Top Added|
|Stove with a Few Details Added|
In trying to salvage the cookstove, though (although it might eventually be the sink that needs to be redone, we will see) I decided to add a little height to the stove. I have seen very small potbelly stoves and cookers, so it was worth a shot to add height, and adding interest to a piece is never a bad thing.
|Finished Cast Iron Cooker|
|After the Cooker Gets A Raise|
|Up Against The Door|
To close, I wanted to show a video of an incredible Beacon Hill that I found on youtube. The kit itself is not for the beginner, and even then you have to treat it like climbing Mount Everest, because it will try to throw you down an icy crevasse as soon as look at you, but I quite enjoy looking at them. I also find it interesting how camera angles can totally re-invent a space and make it look full scale. Perhaps one day I will attempt a second BH, although this time in 1/144 scale, I think.
...Until next time, my young padawans...