Thursday, 18 September 2014

Ironing Board Sleeve - Heart Finished

I had the basic heart shape and I drew a symmetrical floral pattern inside.
I started carving out the outline between the heart frame and the flower outline.
Always, the outline must be cut with the chisel held vertically.
Then the chisel is taken at angle and the wood is removed, never going below the cut outline.
Outlines done.
The inner structure of leaves is done similarly, just the vertical cut is done just at one side to create shading.
Using only U-shaped (and quite big) chisel is tough sometimes :-) For V-shaped lines I always use the edge of chisel so that the V is sharp and smooth.
Carving is finished.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Ironing Board Sleeve - Heart

Mom's birthday is coming soon and I was wondering what I should give her. Then I remembered I use her ironing board sleeve and she has none.
I bought two tresholds. I drew the outer shape and a heart for the carving.
I know I should have used a narrow chisel, but I love the U-shaped one. I went vertically along the line and then from the opposite side to the carved line.
 The outer shape is done. After every day of work, you should oil your chisels for them not to rust.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Blue-Green Pants

Hi, these are my second pants this week. This time I'm trying the jeans pattern. My measurements are driving me mad - I had to leave out a back tuck because my waist is not very much smaller than my hips.
I bought two colours of the same fabric and I'm going to combine them in one pair of trousers :-)
The pattern paper is great because I could easily copy out the knee parts and pockets.
I love them already!
(hope the pattern will fit)