Wednesday, March 09, 2016

A BIG birthday and a couple of WIP's

Yet again I missed Tuesday's "How to be Inspired Post" BUT I have an excellent excuse. It was D's 13th Birthday! I cannot believe he's a teenager, but I'm so proud of the young man he's become (mushy mum talk but totally true). Woo hoo! Huzzah! Yay! Yippie! 

After what seems like an eternity, I finally feel as though I'm getting my footing back. I'm on the mend from a vicious germ attack (surely sent by the goblins). My 'to-do' list has gone from critical to manageable. AND I've been back in the studio making things. 

Two biggish projects on the go at the moment.

Here's a quick look at the progress on 'Stumpy'...

The base is a coffee can and the exterior made with paper napkins!

I used THIS tutorial from Sharon Ojala at Homemade Obsessions, and modified slightly. 

I'm pretty pleased with the results so far and have my fingers crossed that I don't bugger it up somehow because achieving that bark colour took FOREVER.

Next up a little stone wall using my Corner Room Box as the base.

This one had me a little perplexed but I think I've got it somewhat sorted in my head and I'm looking forward to the results.

And if you're interested in a visit here, keep your eyes peeled because I *think* I might offer this project (or a variation of it) as a day-long workshop later this year. 

So how have YOU been? How's the weather where you are? Seen any good movies lately?


  1. Your imagination knows no bounds Nichola!
    Incredible wip! Can't wait to see what comes next!
    Jackie ")

  2. I need to check out the stumpy tute! I used to have scads of plastic coffee containers around too lol! I can't wait to see who will be living in your new little worlds Nichola! I love that corner room box too. Soon as I have a pay check again I am going to work my way down a list of wantys and needz at alpha stamps and Ginas.

    1. I put out a call and had a friend 'gift' me three lovely coffee tins... only to find that they were metal and I couldn't snip into them! lol Do try the tute. It's cheap and fun!

  3. cant wait to see the finished Project

  4. Thanks for sharing your WIP. As much as I am excited to see the final project, I delight in seeing how things come together. I really love the stump idea and can see how it could go so many amazing directions! I can't wait to see it all finished up! You inspire me!

  5. I hope if you do a day long workshop, that you will offer a video version of it as well for those of us that live too far away!!!! love what all you make, such an inspiration!

  6. Stumpy is amazing. Great work on making it look exactly like a tree stump. Thank you for showing us some of the intermediate steps.