It's been a good week and it certainly feels like Spring is on it's way! On Saturday, we headed off to the beach in search of 'treasure' and found quite a bit, so I've been busy crafting with it all!
The fantastic thing about working with driftwood is that you're completely led by the materials.
Solid beach huts are a new thing for me, but I found a piece of wood just the right shape - it was crying out to me to turn it into a couple of beach huts with jolly flags on the roof!
Here's another piece... the mast is actually a piece of bamboo that has obviously been used to stir paint (probably for someone's boat). I thought it matched the colour of the driftwood 'sea' perfectly!
It was sunny and mild sitting on the sand: we whiled away several hours down there! The boys pottered and made pictures from various bits of debris, and Steve even took an impromptu dip! I emptied out all of my found treasure and played around, daydreaming of what I was going to create!
Remember what I said about the materials dictating what you're going to make? We discovered this on the sand...
I have absolutely no idea what it is - it's made from rubber I think, but I thought it would make a great 'hook'... The proportions are clearly completely wrong, but haven't you heard of artistic license, darling?!
Normally, I wouldn't work this big (the hull of this wall-hung boat is nearly 30cm square) but I'm actually rather pleased with the way it's turned out! I'm not going to put this in the shop yet, I want to keep it for myself, at least for a while.
I like the heavy duty washers - nice and chunky for a vessel this size!
I'm delighted to discover that I'm a featured seller on Folksy this week and have also got a new online stockist called Beardog & Joolz. They sell some lovely items - my favourites are the vintage muffin moulds - at very reasonable prices. Check it out!
Happy March everybody!