I had so much fun making the Brush Art (‘Art Work’) (link will open in another tab) which I made last week and couldn’t wait to make another, and, as luck would have it … when looking for something else in his shed, Mr. Cobs found a pasting brush which he’d never used and asked me if I wanted it for anything. DID I EVER!
I couldn’t wait to get to work on it. I already had a plan, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had some tiny wee sheep knocking about my craft room, and an urge to play with paints. That pasting brush didn’t have to wait long. Within a few hours the brush handle had been sanded (thank you Mr. Cobs) and I was getting my paints out. Although it took me a few days to actually complete (drying time/setting time/working time etc etc) I love the end result.
I’ve taken a couple of photos so that you can get a better idea of it from each side….
The hedging at either end of the field – I made by needle felting, using wool tops from my felting stash. I needle felted the hedging, the tree tops and the ‘babbling brook’ running between the bottom of the field and top of the bristles on the brush.
The ‘babbling brook’ is more loosely needle felted, in three blue colours of wool tops – so that I could get that ‘look’ of moving water.
I’m having so much fun with the making of these brushes. I realised, while making this one, why I was enjoying myself so much. I LOVE miniature. I’ve always like to make and work with miniature things. Things with detail. I haven’t really been able to since we moved house, as there was still so much of my ‘stuff’ packed in boxes or just not enough room to get everything out and find a place for it. But it’s slowly coming together and that’s brilliant.
Would you believe it ... I already have a plan for making another one! Aw .. I’ll try not to bombard you with them … but when it comes to crafty fun – a gals gotta do what a gals gotta do. 🙂
So anyway ….
It’s Monday again. Someone stole one of my days over the weekend. It went from Saturday to Monday. Somewhere along the way I’ve lost Sunday. If you find it, let me know will you, and I’ll go and pick it up and bring it back.
Did you do anything fun over the weekend? Go anywhere? Make anything?
Do tell, share, confess your sins. YES.. CONFESS! Aww – now this could be good . . .
- Step inside this wee box and confess all your sins.
- Have you spent too much money on craft items?
- Have you coveted your neighbours
assnooo that really doesn’t sound good in today’s world. Try again ….
- Coveted your neighbours servant? Nah, no one has servants now. (do they?)
- Have you coveted anything belonging to your neighbour?
Or is there perhaps something more juicy, pressing down upon you which you wish to confess? It will be just between you and me (and a select handful of other bloggers, who have all be sworn to secrecy), and we will naturally all forgive you for eating those toffee sweets; buying yourself something clothing related and hiding it at the back of your wardrobe; (an old friend would do this very thing. When she eventually got the item of clothing out to wear, her husband would comment on it and ask if the thing was new, and she would always say: “I’ve had this for ages! See, you never take any notice!”).
Well anyway ... while you’re plucking up the courage to confess, I shall say… that’s me done and dusted. I really enjoyed making this bit of artwork and so hope you like too. Please let me know what you think. You know how I love to chat. 🙂
It’s lovely to see you here. Would you like another coffee? Biscuits? Toast?
Sending oodles of squidges from my corner to yours . . .