Again a Babushka...



Like I've said earlier, I love Babushka's. The fascination started long ago during my childhood, when we had a set of these red wooden dolls but somehow they've disappeared.



So when I wanted to make a new music box, I didn't took me a long time to decide what kind it had to be.


With her you fall asleep hearing Mozart's lullaby.
Now I'm gonna put my feet up, treat myself to a yummy and well-earned ice cream and enjoy the beginning of a long Pentecost weekend.

Second chair


This is my second chair and I'm very pleased with the result. I found this one easier then the first one.



I also like the result better. That's probably to do with the style of the chair and the fact that we were aloud to use a fabric finish this time instead of upholstery nails.



So now it's up to me to practice all summer long and in september we will start our second year upholstering. Can't wait!

Just have to figure out now how to keep the cat far far away from the chair. Suggestions anyone?

Frolleke

Finally, Frolleke (don't ask...) the musical Tortoise is finished. It actually went all pretty smooth, but when the time came to make the shell, I lost interest in the project.
So I'm happy she's ready now, I only have to find a home for her.

The mechanism of the music box works very well, if you pull her neck you hear the lovely Chim Chim Cher-ee from Mary Poppins.


I'm already making another music box,
I just can't stop.
Yesterday I also finished my second chair from my upholstery course, pictures will follow soon. Have a happy Wednesday!

Busy weekend



Enjoying a performance by Poppemie; she played 'the cat' in 'Peter and the wolf' at the annual school festival.



Starting reupholstering an old Bulo office chair I found on the street.

Setting up a little stand at the towns hobby exhibition.


Keeping an eye on my nieces. (Why do all kids like remotes?)




Finishing off my found chair!

Don't know why...

Today I bought these little wooden figures at a local flea market. I have no idea why and got no place to put them, but they were just to sweet to pass by them.



Number 3.

This is my third version of the 'Buttercup Bag'. After I made my first one and my mother saw it, she wanted one too; that was number two.

The one you can see here is number three and is for my next door neighbour. She is such a lovely and kind women, she really deserves a little present.

The fabrics I've used are from an outlet store nearby. Again I didn't go for the button-look and added a zippered pocket. I will show number two, the one for my mother , in one of the next posts.

Why do you build me up Buttercup, baby...*

This weekend I had fun making 'The Buttercup Bag' made by Rae. It's a free pattern (yihaa!), easy to make and I really love the result! So I'll probably be making this bag again soon.

I did make a few changes; I've added two inside pockets and didn't add the buttons on the outside.
For the lining I used an old tablecloth from my mum and on the outside you can see 'Lush' from Erin Michael.
Thank you very much Rae!
*Build me up Buttercup - The Foundations