Sunday, 12 April 2015

Mr Molly & his Wooden Lovelies

My wonderful husband Dave has been pottering in his shed these last few weeks, creating all sorts of Miss Molly delights. He has slowly been getting into wood work the last couple of years, and I think its fair to say he has gotten the bug. And I do think he loves collecting the timber as much as he loves creating wonderful things with it. We find a lot of timber locally, especially with trees that have been lopped down. But also with old pieces of antique furniture, floor boards and also in a fabulous wood shop in Sydney that has every kind of timber known.

Our garden cubby was his first big project, though to be honest he had been pottering with other little pieces for years, but for sure the cubby was a definite major work.

Apart from the weatherboards and roof the majority of the cubby came from recycled timber that we found.. primarily old pallets and a bunk bed.

Of late I have been busy with my Miss Molly work, and every so often I would mention to my Dave how cute it would be to have a little wooden dolly chair, or a pram... perhaps some little dolly toys. As time went by my list got longer. Then one day he emerged from his man cave with an ever so wee spindle dolly chair.

A few weeks later out popped some more dolly delights from the shed. Last night a very special dolly pram made from recycled antique pine and oregon. Dave spends ages sanding to make each piece as smooth as satin and then finishes them with oil and wax to bring out the beauty of the timber. He's fascinated with making them the old fashioned way, so no screws or nails!

I'm so excited to announce that my wonderful Dave will be coming on board with Miss Molly to make some special dolly pieces for the shop, so it will be a real family affair!... Lots of sketches and plans have been drawn up... beds, prams, strollers, cradles, wardrobes, high chairs, wagons and a selection of cute little pull toys. So keep an eye out.

Mel xx


WendyCarole said...

How lovely. You are both so clever.

Krystyna Bienias-Machowska said...

They are beautiful dolly toys.
Great idea.