Don’t read this if you’re on my holiday gift list and want to be surprised. If not, read on, because these are super cute!
I made a bunch of house shaped candleholders for holiday gifts this year. I guess I’m kinda obsessed with house shapes right now.
I experimented with different stains and paints.
I even made some flat black ones, because, you know.
I’ll have a tutorial up soon!
The Women’s Center project that I’ve been working on since September is done and about 20 women have moved in so far. Today I visited the Center to help out a fellow designer cut some shelves, so I got to see how the women were using the space. The chairs that I made (previously placed neatly against the wall) were all over the place. At first I was chagrined to see everything moved around, but then I spoke with a staff member who told me that the chairs were a big hit and the women were using them for all different purposes. Someone had even absconded with one to another floor. We had to finish the space before the women moved in and weren’t able to communicate the different uses for the chairs, so to see that they got it and were using them in the way they were intended was an awesome feeling. Heart=warmed.
This week in turning class we moved from spindle work to face work. I have to say, I like it much better. I made my very first bowl. We ran out of time for sanding so it’s very rough.
I put my change in it.
It lives next to my keys now.
I’m so glad I did this because it made me clean the key area. There was a lot of junk on that tray.
Here’s a photo of all 6 chairs for the Women’s Center. I’m gluing a second layer of plywood at the top to give them more of a back and armrests look.
Some guy I’ve never seen before came up to me while I was gluing and asked me if this was my first semester. I looked at him like,
Does this look like my first semester, jackhole?