Wednesday, 29 July 2009

baby pram

I'm really enjoying shapes at the moment and I'm half way through a couple of other things but I made this last night, after seemingly hours of trying to get baby to bed. She is a little minx and I think I need Jo Frost to teach me how to get her in a bedtime routine - I react emotionally and too quickly to her crying and so she has me totally sussed now - somedays I don't mind and she only takes half an hour to feed and get to sleep, other nights(and always when I have things to do!), it can take over 2 hours and by the end of it I'm drained.
Anyhow, I cobbled together this little pram using the same build as you go technique as the train (honestly it is easy - I can never find a ruler so there's no measuring or stuff). I started with the a box for a base and then drew around a bowl to make a circle, I cut each circle in half and then folded and glued it together to make - A SEMI CIRCLE! Difficult stuff huh? I took a strip of card wider than the base and cut tabs along both sides then using double sided tape stuck it along each side of the curved part of the semi-circles to make the hood. This was then taped to the base. Nestabiliites made layered wheels and I added a jewel brad to the centre and I curved strips of card over a apray can to make the handles.A little cardboard coverlet with some lace went inside and I lined the hood and covered the exposed tabs with pink gingham card. A bit of embellishing and I was done, just as well as it was way past bedtime - I'm going to rework the handles, I tried using a wooden piece with beads but it was too heavy and I never like the look of the wire ones. The finished pram is just the right size to tuck 3 pairs of newborn socks into or perhaps a baby mini album, if you have time for more creating!
tfl and enjoy the rest of the week.


Neasa said...

What can I say only Oh My God..... You are just amazing!

Sandie said...

Wow, stunning work!! It amazing how you can make these without a template!!

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week :)

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Absolutely mindbogglingly brilliant. You've opened up a whole new world of possibilities! Thank You! :O)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

this is amazing!!! all the work!

thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week!

hugs mandyxx

Polly Pierce said...

Oh WOW! That's amazing...

Julie M said... - this is spectacular, Minerva. I love it. Can't get any more 3D either!!!

Thanks for joining us again on PaperPlay.


P.S. Don't know what age your daughter is, but a book called "Solve Your Child's Sleep Problems" solved mine!!!

Dianne said...

WOW OMG that is just amazing!!!

Elisa said...

Wow, I am amazed. Have you thought of creating PDF files with the schemme for the pram and the train and selling them in etsy? I am sure it will be very very popular?