Thursday, February 17, 2011
Baba Yaga Hut - Completed!
Yay! It even sort of stands on its own. I'm really excited to finish it. I've learned a few things in the process:
- Embroidering stuff is still super-fun
- Making legs out of pipe cleaners is very hard, and if you had a brain, you would have bought all pipe cleaners of the same color ( they didn't have them when I started the project, but I should have gone back! Now the toes are different colors, which I think is kind of neat)
- You can use hot glue to stabilize pipe cleaners on the inside of thick felt
- Having a deadline is very useful for me to get things done
I've been working on this for several months, and giving myself a deadline of having it done this week made things focus a lot better for me. I'm not sure where it's going to live, but it's definitely going to be hanging out around the place.
Again, this was inspired by Melissa Sue's Baba Yaga hut that I saw in Stuffed magazine. I loved hers so much, but I couldn't buy one, so I made one for myself.
(Secret: the door actually works, so you can look inside, but there's probably nothing interesting to see. Probably.)