Friday, September 11, 2009

Busy Saturday.

Well little Pepper went home yesterday. I must say it wasn't very flattering to see the excitement with which he made his exit - after all those walks, chasing games and ball throwing.
Today I'm tackling a pattern for some little wooden trains that are cut out on the band saw. I'll let you see them when they're done. Although I'm terrified of it the bandsaw is my favourite tool in the workshop. I must always remember that I'm handling something that could do me a lot of damage if I'm not careful, but I have had a lot of fun making doll's house furniture. Here is a little pram that I made. The dolls are made from wood too but turned on a lathe (the limit of my lathe capability) Their arms and legs are cut out with a scroll saw and held on with hat elastic threaded through the body. The nice little turned bowls with lids are made by the man of the house who is much better at lathe work that I am.
That's my African violet in the pot. I start them off by planting one of the leaves in some soil and keeping it damp but not wet. It's fun to watch a new plant slowly come into being. For me this is more interesting than dividing the crowns, though I do that also.
Mr. & Mrs. Magpie were back this morning for their free breakfast. I think the strong winds we have had damaged their tree and that is why they have moved house.
Hope all is well in your part of the world. Bye for now, until next time.


  1. You already know I think the dolls are the cutest but the little pram is too cute. Why is it that girls go gah gah over miniature things?

  2. Don't know Melanie. A bit like blokes and their train sets. But I love train sets too and all those dinky little dioramas that go with them. Elsie