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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ready for My Close Up...

No... Don't look at the hand.  Look at the dressing table and stool.

I designed and made this in 1985.  It was one of my very early pieces... Nobody told me I couldn't do it, so I did it... It was for me, so no worries if I ruined it.

Its not too bad, considering I made it up as I went along. 

It has never really had a home.
I wasn't to savvy about wood and didn't notice that the sides of the bench weren't going to match the rest of it until it was pretty much a done deal.

Oh well.  I liked it anyway.

There's that half a bench again.

What does this have to do with anything?  This is what is going in the bay in the box.  I had to get measurements to do the draperies.
This bed is also an orphan.  That is, it was never meant to be one of the numbered series of beds.  I made it just for ME in 2006! 

Tessie can borrow it, but it is still MINE!

I went so far as to make it like a real bed. The other beds that I made for sale were done on solid bottoms like Judee Williamson teaches in her classes. 

I noticed that both of these pieces need a bit of repair work.  Scratches.  Dings.  A few ruffles out of place.

 I can fix those.

Meanwhile, I have done a sketch of what I want to do in the bay.  It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but trust me... I know what I'm doing...

And Tessie approves!!!

By the way... The green marble floor is real.  It's a floor tile.  I simply made the box to fit it.  Much easier than cutting it!

I am going back to work now.

See you tomorrow.


miniaturista said...

Es precioso.
UN Abrazo

Caseymini said...

Thank you, Maite!

Wee Cute Treasures said...

The needlework on your stool is magnificent. Wish there were a closer photo. Beautiful. Mini hug, Carol

Caseymini said...

Carol, when I finish the room, maybe I will take a closer shot.

Elizabeth S said...

Your early work is clearly indicative of your enormous talents Casey! They are Really Beautiful pieces and I know that Tessie will feel honored to have been allowed to "borrow" them for a little while, knowing of course, they are still -YOURS ?.... ;P

Giac said...

Hello Casey,
You have so many talents! It looks wonderful...even for an early piece. I like your idea for the nook and can't wait to see it
Big hug

Fabiola said...

The needlework on the stool is so beautiful.

Caseymini said...

Thanks Fabiola