Sunday, March 11, 2012

A few updates as of 3-11 :)

Hi!  Long time since I blogged so I thought I'd pop in and say howdy do?  My in-laws are here, and we're having a good time.  Sherry has been attempting to teach me to knit with various results :o  Such as...once it looked like a two year old got a hold of some knitting needles and tangled a big mess so I yanked that apart, and then I got it somewhat right and then took it apart anyway again because it wasn't perfect still.  Ah well.  I'll get it eventually!  Meanwhile I decided I had better do some work on the rabbit hole for my long suffering client who has been waiting quite awhile for me to get in gear and make something of it.  So I've made a few things.  And while I was doing that my ten year old daughter picked up my knitting needles and with a few lessons started to show her Mother what a bumbling idiot she is!  She made me look like a dunce :)  Within a half an hour she had knitted a basic stitch over and over quite perfectly.  Here she is learning (A little too quickly in my opinion):
Disregard the piles of stuff laying everywhere, I have guests right now :)
Oh and after I started to complain about the unfairness of her perfect stitches and fast learning skills, my kids decided to heckle and mock me:

Oh look at them...can't you just feel the love at my house?  Little monsters :)

Here's what I did to the rabbit hole while she was busy showing me up on knitting:

Ok there's still glue drying that you can see in here but you get the general idea.

And two projects that I'll be starting after this is over:
I picked up two basic chipboard houses that I'm planning on decorating in two completely different themes.  These houses are only 11 1/2 inches tall.  
I'm planning on one of them being very natural and quite fairyish, with a tree growing up through the center and out the top of the house.  The inside will have branches with small mossy landings with different household things on it such as a fairy tub, a bed, etc.  I have some different papers that I thought of adding in some how or where, but I'm not sure if they'll all work out.  Here's a couple of them I'm considering and a charm that will be wall mounted with a small spray of greenery to hide the bail:

As for the second house it will be very different.  Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft

who heavily influenced American writer Stephen King as can be read here:
and inspires many etsy artists such as this one:

Located for sale here:

and this one:
located for sale here:

to sort of show you what style I'm going with on this one.  It'll be sort of haunted house/steampunk/mad scientist/monster house style :)  I have an assortment of neat old looking papers I'll be using in this one:

This is going to be so much fun :)  There will be weird science tables, sculpted creatures in glass tubes, old cabinets full of creepy ingredients and books, and the outside will look like a dilapidated haunted house.  But first I'll be completing the rabbit hole. 

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