|Thank You Easter Bunny!|
For me it was a fabulous Easter - I mean, just look at that basket above. There is enough in that basket to keep me going for some time, as long as I don't let my chocolate-loving friends and relatives in the door. What a difference a week has made too - the sun is out, it is warm enough to ride, and those who have been peering suspiciously out the windows for the past few weeks, desperately waiting for the weather to have a change of heart, are rewarded today with a quite unseasonably warm Easter. This is spring, the one my heart sang about when the bitter winds were whipping around my wool-covered person just days ago.
|Easter Eggs, so Lovely|
I worked a little on my Peddlar's Stall this week. I still have to find an awning, but it is taking shape. I think I may just have to print one up eventually.
|Peddlar's Cart Painted|
I also built a stand for the merchandise, which is a simple staircase build with risers and treads. I gave the stand the same treatment as the stall, and glued it down.
|Having Some Fun|
|Easter Basket taught by Rosemary|
|Egg in a Box|
Are you enjoying my nail polish, by the way? That was an Easter treat. You are probably also politely ignoring the bad paint job, and for that I am grateful.
|The Medieval Trunk|
|Detail of Trunk|
As promised, a photo of the trunk that I made last week. I am really quite happy with the way these paint up, they look a lot more complicated than they actually were to build.
|Top of Dresser Mirror|
See what I mean? Ti-ny. Little. Miniscule. Dare I say, itty bitty. But I carried on, as one does.
|Gluing the Base|
|Base of Mirror Dresser|
|Back of Dresser Mirror|
|Dresser Mirror Base and Back Assembled|
It is starting to look like the picture now! That is always a good sign.
|The Mirror Front|
|Mirror Frame Cut|
Look, the queen is totally agog at my mad skillz with the blade! I was going to make the mirror more rounded, but I went a little more gothic with my mirror frame because I just liked how it looked.
|Painting the Bits|
To make the mirror, I drew out the pattern, cut it out as before. For the mirror, I just used a piece of aluminum foil. Once the glue was dry (yeah, right, like I ever wait for that) I applied the frame, and I added a bit of Triple Thick varnish into the mirror to give a bit more thickness and smoothness, and less like I just stuck a piece of tinfoil down.
|Also Known as "Drawer Pulls" today|
|Mirror Dresser with Microbeads|
|Another View of the Dresser Mirror|
|Back of Dresser Mirror|
|A Closer Look |
|The Furniture So Far...|
Well, I think we can count this day as seized. Hope your Easter was a most lovely day, and we will talk again soon!
In closing, a little Easter basket Tutorial, brought to you by the fine people of "On A Finer Scale" ... Enjoy!
|Happy Easter, with a little taste of Summer to Come!|