Monday, 15 December 2008

What a Busy Time of Year!

It feels like ages ago that I made my submissions to Amy for the latest round of Club Little House. I wanted to make boat shape book shelves. Years ago, before my son was even born, I saw a boat shelf in a little shop in Cape Town and decided that if I ever had a son, I would do his room in a nautical theme and he will have a boat shape bookshelf. Now, my son is 3 and a half, and I still haven't found another boat shaped shelf for his room! So...I made some miniature ones!

Here they are from the start...I used bass wood for the backs, and balsa for the sides and shelves.

If super glue didn't stick bass wood together, I'm not sure I would have made these! It stuck like magic though, and soon they started taking shape.

Look at the state of my dining table! We ate every meal on our laps for weeks!

Here they are, waiting for their shelves and paint jobs.

And this is what you'll find in your parcel if you're getting one of my littles...

The stack of sailing magazines can be untied, there are five different issues. Some have two little starfish, and some just one larger one. I struggled to find enough of the perfect size, but these were all little enough to be okay scale-wise!

They even have a little ship in a bottle!
Amy had the sorting party last week Monday, go and have a look at her blog... and Pam's shows some lovely photos of all the different littles. I can't wait for my parcel to arrive, I'll post pictures as soon as it does!

4 comments, come on, leave me some love!:

Lisa 16 December 2008 at 03:01  

These are great! I hope I get one!:-)

Pamela Jane 16 December 2008 at 03:56  

Although I wasn't lucky enough to snag one of your charming boatload of shelves, I can empathize with your process. Since I also made shelves, although in armoire form, all your photos are humorously familiar. We were lucky enough, however, to admire your "little" on display at Amy's sorting party. Hope you enjoy your package!

Wish on a Whisker 16 December 2008 at 23:11  

Very nice little shelves! ~Mandy

Kathi 3 September 2009 at 11:21  

I just made a little boat bookshelf but I had trouble getting the balsa wood to bend.
I had to use cardboard and I don't like it as much as your beautiful little boats!

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