Over the last couple of weeks I received two gift parcels. One, a swap from the fabulous Snowfern Clover, the second, a gift from the just-as-fabulous Modern MC. I consider myself blessed. I've never met either of these Ladies and yet they are kind enough to make/buy things for me. My Husband often accuses me of being too optimistic...always thinking the best of people. He is Mr Cynical incarnate. I smiled, smug and reassured in my unswerving belief in the goodness of all people and showed him my gifts. Thank you both, to all of you lovely people out there who prove Mr Cynical wrong on a daily basis *grins*
One of the many gifts from Modern MC was a C2B chair. I decided to design a simple, symmetrical desk to compliment it
I don't know why but the chair made me think 'masculine' and was the inspiration for the rest of the room.
The artwork above the desk, (Alexander Calder), was another Modern MC gift and the inspiration behind the wire sculpture on the desk. I thought (wrongly), that wire sculpture in miniature would be easy. bwahaha! Easier said than done more like.
I was thinking 'rampant bull' when I started it. It ended up more 'playful and malnourished puppy' at the end.
I don't know why I thought black sofa = masculine either. Too much misspent youth in the company of motorcyclists wearing black leather I suppose. Ahhhh, the good ole days!
Amongst other things I asked Snowfern if she could make food that someone had started to eat. I like the idea that the homeowner is enjoying a good meal (unlike skinny puppy sculpture). I think...actually I know that the first item caused Snowfern a fair bit of trouble. But she persevered, bless her. Isn't it fabulous?
There's a scoop out of the custard and cream, (sorry my photography does not do it justice), which is so apt in my house. I HATE jelly with a passion and always eat the top two layers and leave the (ugh) jelly for someone else to dispose of. You can't really appreciate how finely Snowfern's work is without holding it in your hand.
I swear you imagine the smell of freshly baked cookies when you take these out of the packet.
Thank you so much Snowfern and Modern MC.
Have a great day
Credits: Throw cushions by Annina, Tennis bag by De Bezzzige Bijen , boots by Patrizia Santi, storage boxes by Moma store, blue bottle by Ray Storey, Hydranga kit by Templewood Miniatures, all other items made by me.
Modded to add
Thanks to Sandra for the question and reminding me that this blog is supposed to be a 'how to' *face palm*
So to make teeny elastic bands ~ get some coloured heat shrink tube, (some suppliers call it cable sleeving). It costs pennies.
Simply cut slices with a sharp craft knife/blade. Then you can chuck a few in a stationary container on a desk or put it around rolled paper =0)
Please let me know if there's anything else in my posts that you want a 'how to' on. I'm getting old...mind wanders...oo shiny stuff... =0)
Ref the question from Mini Dork
Additional info on the 'rug'. It's a sample from a company called Amtico International and the range is Linear Chalk.
If you click on the link, you can order samples which come in lovely 'rug' sized squares...but don't tell them I sent you ;0)