These you’ve got to see


Two figure designer/makers

Jack Johnston – I was visiting Twitter and flipping through ones I follow and came across this, tweeted by Jack Johnston who does absolutely magnificent work. The tweet turned out to be a share from his Facebook site which is a share from …  You get the idea..

All lead to Colleen Spies – trading as OooDolls who, as this name suggests, also makes dolls but of a different style, along with beautiful animals in needlefelt on wire frame.  The first Colleen Spies link takes you to a short, speeded up video of the construction of a zebra. The OooDolls link to her full Facebook page.  Really well worth a watch …



Kitchen dressing and messing


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Often used to refer both to a small kitchen or a kitchen cabinet which has cupboards, shelves and work surface all together. These days it appears to cover a small cooking area with fridge and microwave and possibly a little more.

In the case of this 1930s – 50s attempt we have a small kitchen – gone is the living room kitchen arrangement but what is left is a small cooking area and a dining room and sitting room.  We have a kitchenette with, on the left, a kitchenette in it (bright yellow and white piece of furniture at the front).

Wiring run

Somebody has been busy?

This kitchen is a bit of a Marie Celeste.  Lots has been going on but no one is around.

If you look very carefully at the yellow cupboards on the left, there are two old Bero recipe books sitting on the shelf.

Views all round

Still an airer to go in here

Conclusions before explanation.
Or is that excuses after descriptions?
Lopsided as ever and whichever decorator the inhabitants had in to do the border must not be asked to do a border again.  Partially due to sloppiness and a lot more to do with small space and inability to tip head to one side and back again for more than a short time, (benign positional vertigo) though I did spread it all out over a week and a bits worth of sortings and stickings.  Self inflicted scrappiness …
Overall, as long as you can put up with wonky then it probably gives the feeling I’m after 🙂

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The two parts of the naked woman lamp are drying out nicely and still seem to fit together.

Passing on the word


Excellent items recommended by David Neat on his blog today

Amazingly useful and adaptable.  Went to the recommended website using the provided link in the blog and ordered after I’d got my head round the wording of the bespoke measurement box down the page.


I’ve always made a point of recommending these! I don’t know how I would get things done these days without solid, right-angled steel blocks .. to use as guides for construction, for gluing against or weighting down. I’ve noticed though that my enthusiasm has varied between ‘absolutely essential’ to ‘very useful’. The reason for my […]

via An essential model-making tool — davidneat

How deedy are your fingers


Book review from Janet Granger’s blog covering extraordinarily fine bead work – beautiful …

I love beading, so when I found out that this book, ‘The Art of Bead Embroidery – Japanese style’ by Margaret Lee had been released, I just had to get it! It’s published by Stitchology, who publish the Australian embroidery magazine ‘Inspirations’, so I just knew it was going to be good….. Margaret Lee really […]

via Book review: ‘The art of bead embroidery: Japanese style’ by Margaret Lee — Janet Granger’s Blog