Wednesday, 31 March 2010
Check out this Amazing Sweeney Room Box!
We have a great time Wednesday and thanks to everyone for Lola's birthday messages! Had a lovely pub meal of scampi and chips then onto the cinema to see Nanny Mc Phee and the Big Bang! Reilly's birthday Monday so no let up on present buying !!
The film is brilliant! We couldnt decide which film we liked better, 1st or 2nd so have decided we love them equally! As always I watch with a different eye to the others, seeing what can be done in miniature!
The children are great little actors and I didnt realise one of my all time fav actresses Maggie Smith was in it, shes so great! Go see it if you get a chance!
Here is something I have been meaning to show you for days!
Before Christmas last year I read an article on Lesley Hughes of Ooak Diddy Dolls and we have kept in touch since I bought some of her wonderful dolls. Lesley specializes in fantasy dolls and you will love mine Im sure, but until they are in their settings to be shown off to their best, youll have to wait for that! Anyway we kept in touch and I emailed her before Minitura to see what she would be taking to the show, and Lesley came back with this!!
I was of course blown away , being in the middle of my own version of Sweeney Todds barber shop. Lesley has spookily created a room really similar to my own with the stripey peeling paper, similar chair and table, but of course they would be similar as weve both gone for trying to replicate the film version of Sweeneys room. I had told Lesley about alot of my projects but she didnt know I was doing Sweeney so she was pleased to hear I had my own version too!
This one is extremely gory so dont click to enlarge those pics if you have a weak disposition, loads of blood!!
I love it all, but what is so awesome ( sorry, a teenage word from my son but it really applies here!) is the fact that when the chair tips back, the trap door really opens and down goes the victim into the floor below!! You have to see this to really appreciate the brilliance and I am sooooo jealous! Apparantly it created lots of interest at Minitura, as I knew it would , so those of you that went have probably already seen it in action yourselves.
Lesley has been very kind and tried to help me out as much as possible to be able to do this with my lovely chair Ara made me. As you know Ara made it so that it would tip so Im halfway there. Trouble is I never listened much in Science when we did 'Levers' class so just am just not getting how to make it all work together. It may even come to me sending Lesley the floor and chair and letting the expert do it for me, as even John cant get his head round it. It is really kind of her to let me use the same technique as it should be exclusive to Lesley but thats how great she is!
Check out Lesleys new blog for more of her creations. This has to be my favourite and hope that soon I can show you my own Sweeney house and you will drool over it as much as I do this one!!
http://ooakdiddydolls.blogspot.com/ on the blog you can click on the you tube video to see the chair working with the trap door! And also Lesleys new dolls from Alice In Wonderland!!