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Monday, November 14, 2011

One Down....Four to Go.....

I am still working on the half inch house, but at Tessie's insistence, I am also finishing off the 1" scale wicker pieces that I found in the drawer.

I am nothing, if not sneaky. I picked the plant stand. It was the closest to done.

All I had to do was finish wrapping the legs, trim all of the wires, braid and then put the braid around in three places.

That doesn't sound like a lot. But then the braiding takes longer that you think.

I speed it up quite a bit by using a clipboard.

It also helps when Tessie keeps reeling in the finished braid. The clipboard is like a third hand.

Ta da! One down! Well really it's not down yet. This just means that I will, at some point, have to pull out all of the flower making materials. I like this type of planter with nice bright geraniums.

Tessie already has a spot for it. I am afraid that all of the unfinished pieces are going to show up in the townhouse or go in Tessie's stash...

I stained the roof on one side darker this morning. It still needs a lot of highlighting and other shading if I go with this color. I am almost tempted to turn it into slate...

I have to think on it for a while...

See you tomorrow.

5 comments:

Morena Ciambra Dreamartdolls said...

Beautiful wicker! Love the clip board idea, I will have to try that. Slate roof would be wonderful! Keep up the good work! Hugs, Morena

cockerina said...

Hello! I'm organizing an international swap Christmas ..
you want to participate? Come read my blog, thanks!
kisses from Italy!
Caterina

Lucille said...

Sweet little Tessie! She can be so kind to you at times, right, Casey? She looks so cute in that little outfit! That braiding must be hard to do although you always make it sound easy. I, for one, would be interested to see you turn that roof into slate.

Caseymini said...

Caterina, Christmas is pretty crowded for me, timewise. I am sorry, but I won't be able to participate. Thanks for asking anyway.

Lucille and Morena, I think that you are going to get your wish. The part of the roof that I did twenty years ago is pretty beat up. I think that it will be easier if I do the slate.

cockerina said...

Ok, thanks! :))
kisss, Caterina