The Crafty Shrimp

My crafting adventures in fabric, clay and more…

Family craft July 8, 2008

Filed under: Fabric,Random Craft,Sewing,Wood — Eva @ 5:29 pm

Crafting was something we were taught early in our family. When we were little my brother and I would often draw, paint, play with clay, garden, cook or more with my parents as it was part of their “keep them away from the tele” regime (very successful and very happy about it now). My mum would do the more artsy stuff with us and my dad was more into woodwork.

Now that they’ve both retired, they have even more time for creating things as you can see here….This stool is their last project, they were inspired an exhibition they saw last year combining origami and furniture. After much puzzeling my mum figured out how to make it was composed and my dad put it all together. As family members, we all were given one and got to pick the colours we liked.

I chose orange and yellow to match our sleeping sofa cover (yellow) and notice board (orange) in the spare room where it functions as my sewing stool. By coincidence, I still had a scrap fo fabric left that matched perfectly so made a matching pillow to sit more comfortably during long sewing sessions.


3 Responses to “Family craft”

  1. Di Says:

    Gosh – I love that stool! It really is amazing and I am amazed that your dad has been churning them out!! Tell him to come visit Scotland!!

  2. Myam Says:

    wow that’s so cool

  3. Claudia Says:

    Oh, I’m silly! I just asked you about your job hunting process (the post with your pretty yellow shoes) and then I see that you sent me a comment about it! I hate it when I’m late to answer the comments that I get. Anyway, I can also totally understand your situation. It is so scary to change job after two years (for me anyway) but I’m very happy now and I don’t regret it at all. I’m sure that you will find something that wil make you happy 🙂

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