I've been playing with wood.
I've sorta moved on from peg dolls
to something(s) rounder.
The children have been helping.
In a rare moment of crafty introspection, I've realized I talk too much in my tutorials. Actually, I talk too much when I blog, in general. Also in real life. Look - I've managed to talk
three four sentences worth of nothing just saying that. Five now. I mean six. So I'll shut up now and just show you photos. Some background info:
- I bought the wood bits from here.
- I don't have fancy tools. I used a drill and some drill bits, sandpaper and wood filler. And brains.
- I'd recommend wood glue, which I didn't have when I made the turtles (used glue gun - hard to break the cardboard habit) but which I did go out to buy by the end of this tutorial. Wood glue is stronger and neater. When you use wood glue, you should also use clamps wherever possible.
And so, in the tradition begun by Katie, how about a wordless tutorial?
Which were all practice for R2D2, really:
Then I forgot all about him for the next three months until two days ago, when I realized it was Father's Day this weekend and he wasn't even painted. So I panicked and finished him.
I made him for the husband. And here's my fake instagram (used Aperture) of him (R2, I mean - the husband is even cuter).