It has been a bit quiet here but the reason for that is that there were all kinds of things on the stove (in many many ways).
First of all I started to carve some bobbins again. On my first attempt (spring 2008) I used the lathe, but I was not skilled enough to use the softwood that I had on hand. Carving as an alternative did the job, so this time I am trying to put a little more detail in them (the little knob at the end). Don't know where to use them for although i have some rough ideas... 40 odd more to go!
Secondly I came across this large batch of dollshouse magazines. It is called The Scale Cabinetmaker and was published from the mid seventies till 1996. Despite the age it is anything but outdated. What a great find!!! Next week I hope to recieve a second batch and that -for sure- will keep me occupied till spring. So when I am not here; you can find me on the couch, our cat all curled up on my lap, a nice cup of tea and a big stack at my feet :)
Also on the stove was a pan of water to steam up some wood. As we speak the pieces are drying in their specific molds. When finished they will've become part of a sled. (what more fun is there then to rush down the hill with the cold wind in your hair!? And as winter is fast approaching up here, speed is of the essence. You'll never know when the first snow may come)
And finaly the thing that I am most chuffed about; my application for a scolarship at The Guild School has been awarded. This has realy been simmering on the stove as the first idea to try and applicate arouse about a year ago. I was too late to aply back then, but that way I had some time to think about it. Josje kicked me in the butt to set aside my doubts, and I can only thank her for it. The application was quite a task, so before my doubt could rise again i'd put it through the mail.
What a relief! Out of my system and out of my hands. Untill last week that is, because there was this mail with the good news! Jhippy! This opportunity to meet students and teachers alike is one I could only dream about. And now, now it's going to happen. Spoiled for choice to learn new things and to meet new people, I am eager to make the most of it! Scheduled in june 2010 I can only say; slow cooking makes lovely cooking.