Thursday, September 2, 2010

Blog moved...

Just letting you know that I'm now using "Bamboo Slice" as my blog :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Give away!!!

August, the month of cold winds, the exhibition, and my granddaughters first birthday!

Also the month for me to give away this lovely pen


It's made from Spanish Cedar - it's lovely warm and smooth and writes beautifully!

All you have to do to win it is to comment here - a random number post will be picked at the end of the month.

I'd love to say that I'll pay the postage - but I can't, I'm going to have to ask for that (and I feel dreadful for doing so, but that's the way things are at the moment.) So if you can't afford the postage, please don't comment.

Postage in Australia will be $1.50, elsewhere in the world, $4.00

Thanks and good luck!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Little boxes

The latest woodturning project has been round boxes, or lidded bowls, either name can be used.

I'm adding a finial to all of mine - then they can be used as ring holders! You can put things inside, and/or slip rings over the top of the pointy bit (the finial).

First one is Spanish Cedar with a Jarrah finial. It's tiny, only 1.5 inches across and 3 inches high with the finial.

This one is camphor laurel with foot and finial finished with a black stain.

Now that I had the process down pat, I concentrated more on the shapes. This one is Camphor Laurel again because I can get that easily. The finial is red cedar.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Give away results!

Due to a huge lack of response I'm not going to wait until the 18th - I'll announce the winner now!

Hey Harriet - the first person to respond, wins!

Congratulations :)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Post op Gem

Last night, after the op. A little under the influence.

this morning she is more alert.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Give Away!!!

Here it is!

It is a keyring made from Majestic Olive and 24 karat gold! The Olive was grown in South Australia and sent to me by a friend. It has the most wonderful colours and grain. The wooden bit is about 2" long.

Just comment here, and on the 18th I'll pick a name at random. You don't even have to pay postage!

But - I'd like to ask you a favour. My dog Gem needs an operation on her leg and I have to raise money to pay for it.

Gem is very special to me because she is more then a pet and a friend, she is my Medical Assistance Dog. I can't leave home without her. She comes with me to the Doctors, the shops, resturants - anywhere that I go she comes with me. So you can imagine how precious she is to me!

I have a "Specials" category in my Etsy store, but in fact I'm happy to drop the price on everything if it means making a sale. I need to raise $900. I've borrowed it, she is having her operation on Monday, but I have to pay it back as soon as I can.

If you could please tell everyone you can about this give away so that they can read this as well? I'd really appreciate it, and so would Gem.

Thank you, and good luck!

Monday, May 4, 2009

First Fountain pen!

I made my first fountain pen this morning. It's myrtle burl in a Classic Elite Fountain Pen.