Thursday, 2 June 2016

See Spot Run!




Sometimes when life gives you lemons, you make bourbon and lemonade.  Right.  But it tastes heavenly. Well, what I really mean is when you purchase the wicker dog bed kit by IGMA Artisan Barbara Richmond from The Little Dollhouse Company and you loose the linen string and cushion materials in less then 5 hours of opening it....then you have to do something.

Yes, there was a lot of swearing when I realized I misplaced those items.

So...I went and purchased some dental floss.  It is much, much finer then the waxed linen string Barbara provides.  I made just over double the rows suggested to match the kits suggested height.  I then realized that the braid along the basket edges was supposed to be thick enough to cover the base.  Well that wasn`t going to happen! Since this kit was destined to be hacked anyway, I decided to upholster it in a pet friendly grey felt and make a cushion in the same felt.  The floss was painted in `Fawn` by Americana.  It`s pretty close to a raw wicker as I could find.

There you have it.  My mistake actually turned into a project I like much, much more then the original kit!



And In Other News.....


Besides making Instagram bits, I also made some more mini items!  I petit pointed a wall hanging (22 count) and made some rugs.  DoubleNMinis (check out their Etsy store - gorgeous stuff!) suggested via Instagram that I try a Clover Mini Iron since I was complaining that I burn and mutilate my fingertips as I iron on trim to my rugs.  It looks amazing and arrived yesterday.  So you know what I`ll be up to soon!









8 comments :

  1. The bed turned out great -- now go have another bourbon to celebrate. :D

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    1. all this nice weather and i might have a few!

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  2. Well Played Kat! You will no doubt find the missing string now that you have already completed this project, at least that is the way it usually works for me! But how fortunate that it did happen because your "wicker" is WONDERFUL!!!" I would have never guessed that you used dental floss but what a Really FAB idea! :D Your creativity and ingenuity is just my cup of tea!

    and I bet your teeth are cleaner too!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! I was at loss how to fix my mistake. Good thing oral health and miniatures go hand in hand!

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  3. Thanks for the shout out! The dog bed came out great! You are very resourceful, never would have thought of using dental floss! Your doggie is going to be so minty! 👏🏻👏🏻

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    1. Thank you so much Nora! It does smell minty...even painted!

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  4. I love the dog bed! It looks so comfortable - especially the grey felt! And that's brilliant to use dental floss!

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    1. Thank you Penelope! When life gives you lemons....turn to dental floss to save the day!

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