Strange week

I have started blogging and thats been strange to start of with. It’s not as easy as some people make out, having to think of something to say on your blog hurts the brain cell (yup I did say brain cell lol) and working out where the text goes when adding a picture really pushed me to the limits. You also have to not sound droll, I hope I’m getting there. So anyway I have joined in with Wendy who started Handmade Monday from 1stuniquegifts blog and now a group of great people on the craft forum are networking their blogs just follow the link back to Wendys page for a list of everyone who is involved.
Ok back to business: This week I eventually got round to making a trench bowl of sorts except I called it a trough.
I received a call a few weeks ago asking if I could possibly make trench bowls so after a bit of research I decided that untill I can get a special blade to make solid bowls out of 1 piece of timber I would attempt to make one out of planks and try and make it look old. and this is the result.
The idea is to use it as a photo prop where you can put a baby into it along with fancy blankets and all sorts of soft materials. Hopefully I will get some more feedback regarding these in the weeks to come.
I also sent some wooden blocks of to a photographer on Thursday these are 5″x5″x1″ and are to be used for mounting her work onto to either be displayed free standing or hung on a wall.
I cant wait to see the finished article.
Now last but not least I want to thank Francesca from Silverthistle beads who dedicated the 2nd of feb to support a local woodturner day. She blogged about us and both myself and my wife really appreciated it. I have also been picking her and her hubbys brains this week about business stuff and they have both helped immensely. She even sent me a message about fallen trees after the high winds so she deserves a big virtual hug.
Silverthistle Beads will be attending the Scottish bead fair in Perth on the 13th of March If you are in the area or are attending it to stock up you should go along and say hi and have a look at her stock.
ο»ΏPhew I think I’m done and yup its Monday now!
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16 Responses to Strange week

  1. Donna says:

    You're doing well with the blogs xxx

  2. Lovely blog post and beautiful items well done!

  3. Kat Shenton says:

    Don't worry about writers block, we all get it. And it was a lovely post. I like the trench bowl. Is the wood dyed or stained in some way? Or did you use a wax finish?

  4. Wendy says:

    Well, you seem to be doing really well with blogging – lots of info and interest in this post! The trench bowl looks great too.I also wanted to say thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday over on my blog!

  5. Thanks for the encouraging comments :)Not a problem Wendy I need to start doing some promoting for when we get the site up and running so this is an ideal way to do that.The finish is a combination of staining, sanding, varnishing and waxing to get the old rustic look.Drew

  6. Your blog is great πŸ™‚ I have managed to do diddly squat this week in terms of making new pieces but that will change today, all I have blogged about is RAIN ! Thanks for the mention as well – I really appreciate it – Feb 2nd make a note in all your diaries ! πŸ™‚ Loving the wooden trench as well has so may uses too πŸ™‚ * off to measure a space for a rack *

  7. GiftsByJenny says:

    Wow! The trough looks amazing – it will make a beautiful photo prop for a tiny baby πŸ™‚ Keep up the great blogging – I am a newbie to blogs and know what you mean about hurting the brain cell!

  8. dreamstar says:

    Agree with the others it is a great post and really interesting. The trench bowl is lovely and rustic. Great work, well done.

  9. This was fun to read! But man, that bowl is really awesome, it's so beautiful!

  10. That was such an interesting read. The trench bowl would look lovely in those photo's that you described. I think you need to show these to some photographers, if they don't snap your hands off they need their heads examined

  11. cj says:

    Hi! Well done with the blogging, looks like you're getting the hang of it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work πŸ™‚

  12. Thanks Everyone I'm going to go and have a look at anyones I have missed.

  13. itsamistry says:

    You've done better than me in writing a blog mine tend to be one liners – and they're not funny either. Love your work hope to see more from you.

  14. melissaceramics says:

    Hi! Well done on the blogging! It does hurt the brain cell! πŸ™‚

  15. Great blog, it made me smile πŸ˜€ .. i hope your brain cell is still intact πŸ˜‰ i love the trough πŸ™‚

  16. morag says:

    Well done keep up the good work

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