Sunday, June 3, 2012

Town Office Shadow Box

Firstly...THANK YOU to Debora for her ideas, vision and help. There is no way that I could have done this without her.

Tomorrow we will be taking down our shadow box to be placed in the town offices' front lobby display area. I was the first one to respond to their 'Call for Artisans' to display your local art work in one of their cabinets. This will be a great opportunity for the Faerie Nursery to have our products shown locally and free of charge for 6 months.

I hope you enjoy the pictures and all of the hard work that went into it. We still have to design a banner to go across the front of it that will say Enchanted Pathways Faerie Nursery - Petal Faerie, Wooden Doors and Trinket Chests.

All of the moss, tree branches and tree mushrooms are local fauna that we have found on our little walks with the puppy dogs. The table is actually a dried mushroom positioned upside down.

We decided that Sapphire would be the best little faerie to represent the Nursery. She not only is the town's new marketing colours but in all of her glitz and glamour she loves to organize all the events that happen in the garden. With her in control you can always be guaranteed that everything is in its place and ready on time. So we are positive that she will take great care of the shadow box while at the town office.

Coiled Basket

We this weekend saw me take part in a course to make a Coiled Basket. Rosanna Strong was our instructor, not only is she very creative but a great teacher who had tons of patience.

My basket ended up to be quite eclectic but in the end I feel it shall fit wonderfully in the nursery with all of it's wild colours.

We were provided with lots of different mediums ranging all the way from waxed floss, paper raffia, a variety of yarns, ribbons and embroidery floss.

I even managed to put handles on the sides, not evenly and a bit too small but they are there!!

The centre of the basket did start out rectangular so I'm not quite sure how I ended up with a round basket!! The beginning part is very time consuming and intricate work. It will definitely take a lot of practice to learn how to keep your loops and hoops the exactly tension.

All in all, it was a wonderful way to spend the weekend.