15 June, 2012

A little wood burning

I have been busy Mama-ing, crafting, catching up on paperwork... and feeling a little under-the-weather this week.
I may be a little light on posting here, but shall get back on track very soon, with photos of what we've been up to.

As for my new wood burner?

I couldn't wait to try it out.
I was very impatient and didn't want to practice randomly.
I wanted to create a piece!

Asking my woodworking friends to saw a door from a waste piece of timber, I sanded it to smooth, before my first attempt.

 Then, after (too much) time looking at Google images of 'gnome', 'elf' and 'faerie' dwellings (such fun!), I felt inspired to create this.

 I will paint and wax it very soon, and share with you the finished piece.

My boys have already played with it plenty as it is.

..."Mama, this is actually a 'magical' door"...

Providing me lots of new ideas to try.
As children do, when we grown ups can sit back and watch.

6 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful! I love teh design! I have wanted a woodburner myself. It looks like such a fun craft.

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  2. Oooh, I have wood burner envy!! Looks great and I'm sure we'll see lots more lovely toys on here soon!! Your boys will be excited!

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  3. What a wonderful creation! Just magical ~ I've been planning to have cut out doors for awhile... looks great and must try it!

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  4. beautiful work! I'm still pretty clumsy with a wood burner, but this is inspiring to say the least!
    xo maureen

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  5. Amazing for your first go with a wood burner. I tried one out at Easter time and made some (much simpler) fairy doors and I found it to be very addictive. I cant wait to see what you come up with next

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  6. Such kind comments from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to do so!
    I foresee more creations in the future. It not only is So Much Fun... I love the warmth and smell too. There's something really comforting about it. Perhaps the crisp air right now, has something to do with it ღ

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