November 22, 2012

Early Christmas gift!!!!!

I got a really nasty cold so I wasn't able to do much of anything last week. But I finally got better now so I decided to show you my early Christmas gift.

First let me tell you a little story.... when I was in primary school, about 14 years old, we had a class where we learned about various craft related things. And we were supposed to do a project where we got to cut a chess set with a scroll saw. But there were only a few scroll saws and so not enough for everyone. And the teacher (male), had us girls cut out one piece each and then said we saw how it worked and that we had to let the boys have our place with the saws (they made the whole set!). I know it sounds silly but I loved cutting out my knight (the one chess piece I made) but when I asked to make more the teacher told me that I should let the boys have fun. And since then I've always wanted a scroll saw. It's funny how such a thing stays with you for so long....

And imagine how excited I was when I saw one decently priced a few days ago. These usually cost a minimum of 120€ but this one was for only 70€!!! And then my wonderful boyfriend came home with it today (an early Christmas present!!!). I'm so excited to finally have one of these!

Ok, a bad photo, I know, but it was already dark outside.

And of course I couldn't resist making something. I drew up this design a few weeks ago, but wasn't sure if it would look good or not.... I'm still not sure actually, but I don't exactly hate it so perhaps it has potential. I didn't want to hand cut it so I put it off. And turns out it was a good thing. I got this finished on the scroll saw quite quickly, while it would have probably taken me quite a while by hand. 

Here is how the chair will look. It still needs to be sanded, not to mention glued and painted. But I really wanted to see how it would turn out. I'm the kind of person who can imagine a lot of things but I prefer to partially see how things will turn out to get a better idea of an item. As I said, I don't exactly hate it. Perhaps with some paint it'll be better? Or perhaps this should be turned into a bench?

This is all I have to show for now. Hopefully I got rid of this cold for good and I can get back to making minis! I have a feeling that there will be quite a few new furniture pieces in Faye's house in the next few months.

I would also like to wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving! Even though we don't celebrate this holiday where I live I know it has a special meaning for a lot of people. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Until next time!



  1. Felicidades por el regalo!te ira muy bien para las minis! La silla me gusta mucho!!
    En España no se celebra el día de Acción de Gracias
    Besos de las Malu´s.

  2. Hope your on the mend! I can see amazing things are to come from you. A great artist with the right tools, im excited!!!

  3. que buen regalo te ha hecho tu novio,seguro que por lo que he visto
    le vas a sacar mucho partido



  4. Hello Illyria!
    I finally found your blog. Thank you for following me. Be sure to go to my giveaway and leave a comment. Love your chair - so many good ideas! Love the colors.
    Many hugs, conny

  5. Sorry to hear you were ill. Hope you are feeling better now. I love the chair. It's a shame you didn't get to do more wood work at school. But I bet you make up for it now. X

  6. Ciao!!! Bellissima questa poltrona in miniatura!!! Facevo un giro per blogs!! Mi ora e il tuo:) ...sono Na tua nuova follower!!! Ti invito al mio mini give away natalizio ..!!! :)
    Buona Natale ...!!!