Button Draughts Set (Stirling Silver, Buttons & Neodydium Magnets)
The set is infact finished. Except for the board. I'm having problems with the board. It was easy to work those out when your pieces were of a normal size, but when it's got to fit into a 13X15cm space without looking crampt or scruffy is hard. I suppose I can at least beg a go on the Laser Cutter at uni now and try and run off some perspex ones.
Floral Army: Button Draughts (Sterling Silver, coverable buttons & floral material)
I'm obsessed, I know, but this is half of my textiles army. It's based on the idea of travel and is made from old floral material - in a very Laura Ashley moment - which has had a history and a life and moved between places. Or at least that's the theory. Floral fabric and Stirling Silver. I've just gotten some more fabric for the opposing side, however I haven't decided what one I shall be using.
And now for a little bit of randomness. This is how I spent a ridiculous number of hours during the week doing for work. Making hundreds (and I mean hundreds) of origami cranes for my dad's opticians window display. Louise and I spent two days making all of these birdies and this is the result of evening one. So there are none of my giant, flamingo-like, pink cranes or the giant pink swans or the army of chinguins (a bizarre half breed of chickens and penguins who seems intent on attacking me in order to hold the golden crane hostage - don't ask)...I can now make them by heart and one day I shall get my wish by making 1000 of the little blighters.
Now I'm going to sign off and go and panic quietly for the rest of the night and subsequent day.
(PS: I apologise if anyone has emailed me and I've yet to respond. I've been busy with the application onto the Masters and then the ridiculous mess that was the PSAS funding application and then working on these pieces and everything else...I know I sound as though I'm making excuses, but my mind has been else were. Sorry. I will get back to you.)