Friday, April 16, 2010

Down the Rabbit Hole Blind Challenge by Bea 16.4.10

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The Big Reveal!

Vase Number One

It's the final reveal of our completed project from Bea's Down the Rabbit Hole Challenge at Dog in The Hole Studio. Well, I had 2 pieces so I'll do the more successful one first:

It's a hanging vase. The circle shape I had before this stage leant itself to this shape. Here is the back:
And another shot which shows the colours better I think:

Now I have to admit that, before this stage, my husband Jim wanted to hang the circular piece on his office wall. So I have now undone this and given it to him!

Vase Number Two

Now I had some difficulty with this vase. I could see the shape it would lend itself to and basically just had to go for it, sewing away at lots of different angles. I put a stone inside to weigh it down and here is the rather 'oil can' like result:

I was pleased that most of the findings I had previously sewed on still show.

This is the back.

This is the other side, showing the heart and chain and the little spanner. Then this is what happened next:

LOL. It fell over a lot while I was making it!! Jim suggested I try it another way:

Ok so far but it wasn't the effect I really wanted and anyway:

It still fell over!!

Ah well Bea, I did my best. I will have another go as I have enjoyed this immensely. I wrote a poem about the 2nd vase. I bet nobody else has done that:

Some vases are made of plastic
And some are made of silk
Some vases are made of weirder stuff
And mine is of that ilk.

Some vases hold flowers a plenty
Some vases are just for fun
But some of them don't hold twenty
Like mine - they hold only one.

Some vases are straight and long
Some are all painted in streaks
Most of them stand good and strong
But mine - it falls over and leaks.

Love you Bea!!

ATC post later.


DK Leather said...

~laughs delighted~

brilliant!! :D

Yvonne said...

LOL The poem makes the second one!!! Love the first one best though. Wonderful colors and shape.

Bea said...

I am amazed. I LOVE BOTH OF THEM. They both have their own personality. And, a POEM!!! You are something else. I love the poem. How wonderful that Jim wanted the first one for his office wall although I have to tell you it looked gorgeous as a hanging vessel, too. I am so glad you had fun. I know I did too and I think I'll be making more of these and tweaking them just because they are so much fun and get me in the creative mood. :)Bea

Heather said...

Love the wall vase Gina and your poem is great. I found to my cost that vases need a broad base in order to stand up. Try changing it's name from 'vase' to 'fabric sculpture' - that should do the trick as it wont need to stand up!

Dotti said...

Both of these are wonderful. I especially love the first one; the colors are so provocative!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahahaha! Oh, Gina! Ok, first of all, the top planter was very cool! I loved the metallic-looking colors on it. And the thought of it hanging on Jim's wall is fantastic!

The second vase was certainly unique. I NEVER in a million years would have guessed that your "cake" would turn into a vase. You are so funny, though, and such a good sport. And your POEM ROCKS! I loved it, loved it, loved it!

BT said...

Thanks K!

Thanks Yvonne! The first one was definitely a winner!

Thank you Bea, you are too kind! I must say I loved it as a vase too, but I know Jim wanted it 'flat' and didn't like to disappoint him. I will definitely have another go and maybe not be so rigid with the rules. I'm terrible for worrying about making a mistake. Thank you for all your hard work.

Thank you so much Heather. What a great idea, I have made a fabric sculpture!! I do rather like it and I think I'll pin it on my notice board!

Dotti, hello and thank you kindly. It's hard to imagine that the first one started as some tatty old paper from a parcel that had been outside for months! 'Baby, look at you now'!!

Hello dearest Bella, you are so sweet! I'm glad you liked my first vase and appreciated my efforts with the 2nd one - expecially my 'pome'!! Did you see Heather's comment? She says I have to call it a 'fabric sculpture'!! Ha ha, what a great idea!! xxxxxx

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a hoot. I absolutely love your poem. The best that came of all this work. I have a couple of cone type vases on my wall right at this momment. I just love them. Great work BT even if you didn't get the desired result.

BT said...

Thanks Lisa! I loved the first one and Jim did too, so some sort of bonus there!! And everyone likes my poem!

priti.lisa said...

LOLOL! I had no idea you were such a clever poet! You are truely lovable Gina :)
Happy weekend

Melissa said...

You are so right! Yours is the only poem! The first vase is lovely, but I am drawn to that second vase, too. I think it is trying very hard and should get credit! Perhaps it needs to hang rather than stand! I think it would look lovely hanging in a window where the metal bits could glint in the light.

Deborah said...

I love them both and your poem!