Here's the beginning of my foam core box..it's still in the rough. I copied the dimentions off from an anniversary box my friend and I worked on. I made it just a bit shorter.I am thinking of making this into a "Christmas Gift" type box with a pretty bow on top. I have to cover the out side with somethng like fabric and see if i can get a plexiglass cover for the front.I have a few ideas churning around but not sure yet..stay tuned. Update: Now go see Dec 11, 2013 posting and what I did with this box!
Starting carefully at the top, use a craft knife to split the skewer, checking that the split is centered. Cut down and push to split it until you get almost to the bottom.
Leave a small section uncut, about 1".
Cut 2 tiny pieces for the "hand" part, about 3/8 ".
Using tweezers, dip the ends in glue. Open the split and glue between where the hands should go..(1 1/8 inches from the top). Let dry a bit.
Use a small rubber band at the top to squeeze the top splits so they bend slightly inward for the arm cushions.
Add air dry clay to make the cushions for the arm pit and the bottom tips. Let dry with the rubber band on it for a day. Make sure it is thoroughly dry. Remove the rubber band.
Paint the tips and the arm rests to resemble rubber. Wind white thread as shown at the end of the split.
I made most everything in here. The sink is purchased. The Washer & dryer are printables from Jim's site. They are done on photo paper and I added "insides" to it and made openings. Added some beads brads for knobs on the machine control and wooden handles painted black. Clothes hanging from thrift store. I made the water heater from TP Roll(a tip from a group friend Janet Whittig.),cut down to about 4 inches wrap it afew times with freezer paper. Inside are glued caps from bottle that you can't see for stability then I added a flat milk lid for the bottom in blue and a wooden circle on top, drilled holes for the pipes and 2 tiny thin straws painted "brass." brown paint and a little oak stain mixed. I added the printies to it from heaters I found on line. I used an earring back for a faucet at the bottom and a tiny block of wood sanded on the back to fit on the "roundedness" of the heater. I made all the things in the blue shelf cabinet with printies I made from graphics on line. The shelf with the pitchers on top I got from allabout.com /Leslie Shepherd. I made the mop, swiffer and dust pan (it's a graphic from on line) the laundry signs I found on line as well and some are printies like Tide on the white shelf and Spic & Span I got from my group. I made the ironing board in my RL group. The spay starch is a printie, iron is purchased, shirt I made. The rug in front of the W&D is a graphic as well. Sink is purchased, basket with laundry & tide and all the hangers are purchased also. The wallpaper is scrapbook paper is from Joanne's,The flooring tile is from a large single piece from the True Valu. The blue cabinet and white shelf are both from the same bashed Michael's hutch. The shelf on the left side is purchased I added a pole to hang the clothes on. I made the plant from the Dollar Tree store and pot is purchased. Trash can is a thimble from DT store and filled with real lint from my dryer! I have a "dryer sheet" showing in the dryer but can barely see it.I guess I have to move it to see it. The cat box is a jelly container filled with sand & glued I even put tiny clay "poop" in the litter box LOL. I think I mentioned everything...
Your choice a set of 3 pieces of luggage I made in brown or black.
These do not open. Sorry for my delay in posting this
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I love the Lord Jesus and grateful that He loves me and saved me 37 years ago. I am active in my church and have been married to a wondeful caring man for 47 years! God has blessed me with a wonderful family- a son and a daughter both married serving the Lord and now 7 lovely grandkids. God is good!
In my hobby world ( see the side bar to the blogs) and now my newest hobby, Cricut I have been very inspired by many talented people online and in my groups and RL group that my interest in miniatures and Cricut has grown even more. What a wonderful hobby this is and I have found new wonderful friends in real life and world wide! Loving life here in USA, in Western N.Y.