Monday, 26 April 2010

I actually managed to work with wood!

Making things from wood is usually not my forte...I can manage the simple things like cutting boards or cake boards, but when it comes to anything with 2 or more sides for some reason the wood seems to get a mind of it's own! No matter how careful I am measuring & remeasuring you can bet that at least one piece (& more often than not...ALL pieces) end up being very slightly different & of course when you are aiming to end up with a square or rectangle at the end of it, that millimetre difference is like a foot!
On Saturday however Lauretta over on CDHM held the most wonderful class to make a roll top bread box so I was determined to have a go.
There I was all prepared to work along with the class but...guess what...yep, I'd worked out the time difference incorrectly & as I logged on the class was finishing!! So, you see not only can I not measure wood but I can't work figures either :-)) Thank goodness, as a CDHM member, I can access the past classes & "have a go" whenever I want. So as I was cooking dinner last night I was also cutting & sanding & gluing & here is my humble result!


Typically though, I didn't have the correct pieces of wood needed , so had to improvise with the slats at the front....they should be half the width of mine but it was a case of "make do" with what I had. Once it was finished I decided I fancied the "shabby" well used look, distressed it & filled it with some of my breads!


Thank you Lauretta & CDHM......a wonderful class!

17 comments:

Michelle's Mad World said...

I love what you have done with this! The bread looks so tasty and real too and I've never seen a filled bread box before either. :o))

Michelle xxx

Norma said...

It looks fabulous!! Love the shabby style with the bread, all looks so 'home comforts' inspired :)

Christel Jensen said...

I am impressed Linda! It looked so complicated..I am not a wood girl either. Love the ageing effect:)

kimsminiatures said...

I love everything about it Linda. I think the wider slates look awesome. You are so good at everything. Hugs~ Kim

Linda Carswell said...

It looks great! I didn't do the class, but regret that instantly when I saw your bread box. Then reading your post, I have learnt that I can log on a do it later....thank you.

I adore working with wood, but I know how you feel beacause I could NEVER make miniature food.

I'm so impressed!!!!

Regards, Linda

Debbie said...

Looks great Linda, especially filled with all that lovely bread. xxx

Ascension said...

Enhorabuena!!!
No podia quedar mas real!!!!
besitos ascension

Patty said...

OMG Linda!!!! You have done a tremendous job on it! It looks so incredible and with all of your breads too! Well done you!!

Patty

Teresa Martínez- IGMA artisan said...

Te ha quedado muy bonita!

Anthoula said...

You did a great job and the result is amazing!

Snowfern said...

i love it ^ ^ your beautiful breads look so happy in there, if that's possible LOL!

moti said...

looks sooooooooo real!!!!!!!, congratulations!!!!!1
regards

Eli

Victoria said...

Wow, this bread box looks wonderful! I know how hard this is to work with wood, you did a great job! Congrats!

Irene said...

I'm impressed! I can't cut a straight line either so I would say you did very well and I like the finished article very much.

Un Taller de Miniaturas said...

The final result is very real with all those breads... Your work is always awesome!!
Hugs,
Paloma

Caro said...

Lin, that is a VERY CUTE breadbox. I quite liked the idea of this tutorial when it popped up on my computer, but this week was too stressful to even consider trying to work out the time difference! Now I wish I had - that is just great. And the bread too of course, but that goes without saying. :-)

PetitPlat Food Art said...

sooo adorbale!! love it :D