Fall is finally here — the wind is blowing and the leaves are tumbling everywhere. I am enjoying the change of season, staying inside to play with my minis with a glance outside now and then to enjoy the rich fall colors.
I had to tidy up the workspace to actually do some work and needed a project to get the creative juices flowing again after the pause from all the summer activities.
Pinterest again fueled the fire!
I have been looking at old photos of carts pulled by goats and other trained animals. I definitely would have loved one as a kid — they have far more charm than the modern dirt bike but I am an animal lover of most furry things.
This picture really caught my eye. I loved the curve and wicker look — how far could I go without actual building a wicker one ???
So off I go with a basic line and form to create this. A start but much more is needed to get the feel of that cart in the photo.
So I wander about in my supplies not knowing what I am looking for — just searching. Good grief, its the handles of a shopping bag that catch my eyes! I swear miniature minds work very oddly. The handles will give me the bulk and rounded edges I wanted.
Still missing the texture — so I wander about some more digging in the supplies. I have no desire to paint it to create the wicker look — so what do I need? A textured paper does the trick! Ya!
Needless to say it is a process to create something in your mind to an actual physical form but so very satisfying when it all pulls together.
I further the look with some wheels, a harness, and the sweetest little goat to lead my cart. I had other animals but this one was my favorite. It is from the Schleich line of animals found at the local farm supply store but I imagine a toy store would possibly have them.
I toyed with many ideas of what to fill the cart with but settled on Halloween items due to the time of year. I think I might have to fill one with various cheeses later –especially goat cheeses.
Do I need to say I have created quite a mess pulling out various things that didn’t work? This is not a straight line process like the pictures present.
So I guess I need to clean up my workspace AGAIN ….. Oh well ….. as I glance at my new pull cart with a smile of satisfaction.