Thursday, 10 November 2011

Latest WIP...

During a family day out this summer we came across a little shop that sold MDF laser cut embellishment kits for scrapbooking & other projects. Among the items were several Christmas ornament kits & a teeny tiny house kit. I made a mental note of the name of the company & as soon as we returned home I went straight on the computer. The company is called 'Twiddleybitz', http://twiddleybitz.com.au & they sell a wide range of scrapbooking embellishments & kits, including this...
...a 1/12th scale Santa Sleigh. I have wanted to make a Santa Sleigh for many years, but have never found one to my liking, until now. Unfortunately they do not ship to the U.K. & it did take me a while to find a distributor in the U.K. where I could purchase it from> http://www.craftynotions.com ,I ordered it late afternoon on a Tuesday & at 9:30 the next day the postman had delivered it!! Very impressive service. It was quick & easy to assemble as all the pieces slot together & I then strengthened the joinings with wood glue. I then began painting it, which I will admit would probably have been a lot easier if done before assembly as there are a lot of fiddly little bits to fill in.



I made some deep red velvet cushions that will line it & it is to be filled with assorted toys & santa sacks & eventually a Santa. This will be coming with me to the remaining fairs for this year.

Have a great weekend, hugs, Kerry.x.

6 comments:

Maria Ireland said...

Your sleigh is gorgeous.I love the colour you used. Cant wait to see it filled.
Hugs Maria

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena por el precioso trabajo que has hecho con el kit del trineo.
Me encantan los tonos que has utilizado.
besitos ascension

Dark Squirrel Victoria said...

Love the sleigh! The cushions are perfect.

Hugs,
Victoria

ANGELES said...

Es verdaderamente adorable ¡¡¡ felicidades por tu compra¡¡ Estoy deseando verlo acabado .

Eliana said...

The Santa Sleigh is getting beautiful.
Hugs

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

It is very, very beautiful. I like the colors. Now you need a lot of gifts!!