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Saturday 7 March 2015

Beach Hut - Summer Is Coming!!

Hi to all my blogging friends.
What a gorgeous day here in West Sussex!!
I hope it's a lovely day where you are too.
I decided I wanted to make a Beach Hut clock.
So I sat down with a piece of paper and sketched what it should look like.
From that sketch, I made a template and then I made my Hut!!
I was quite pleased with the end result. Room for improvement though!
The little gold thing on the right side, is supposed to be a ship's bell.
It was a bell from my Dollhouse stash!
The 'Surfs Up' sign, is just a piece of wood I found in my bits box.
The shells I collected many years ago in Spain.
The life belt I made from Artista Clay.

This is a side view of the roof. I just scored it to look like planks. 
It was difficult to photo, so not very good.

This is my Sea Gull!! Ok I am not a sculptor!! I used my Artista Clay again.
I love this clay, as it's paper clay, it weighs nothing and is air drying.
I just rolled into a sausage, bent it into a sort of shape and formed the beak.
Used a knife to mark the feathers. Job done!
Took me a whole 7 minutes!!
Go on then, say it..... It looks like it too!!!!!
It dried overnight and then I used Copic pens to add a bit of colour.

When you open the doors, this is the inside.
Scraps of fabric for the bunting.
Another piece of wood for the surf board. Fish net and floats on the back wall.
Stamped and cut out Deck Chairs and more shells dotted around.
I hope my clock at least made you smile. As I said, room for improvement.
My style is Shabby Chic!!
Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a message, so I know you have been.
I then can hop over to you and see your lovely work. Then leave you a message too.
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xxx


Sarah said...

Wow Carol!! This is truly amazing and you are too hard on yourself ...everything is perfect in my humble opinion!! That seagull is spot on, and the inside is fabulous. You should join in the As You Like It Challenge - Anything But A Card, we'd love to have you there xx

Chrissy said...

This is brilliant Carol and I love your little seagull..he is perfect. Inside your beach hut is fabulous..all the details from the carpet to the banner..I love it..fantastic project.


Carole said...

Oh Carol! (Neil Sedaka here again!) This is absolutely amaaaaaazing!! that sea gull is perfect, your detail is spot on....who could ask for more? OK you are a perfectionist(like me) but I think you are being unfair on yourself on this occasion it's BRILLIANT!!

Jacee said...

Oh my, this is fabulous Carol, what a great make!!!
hugs jacee
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Sue - said...

Oh wow what a fabulous project!

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely brilliant Carol.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh Carol this is wonderful, you should be very proud of it, I love it

Louise said...

Wow Carol, this is fabulous - what an inspired make! You've done a fantastic job. xx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Wow, this is incredible! What a wonderful creation and such amazing details - the seagull is perfect!

Elise said...

O-M-GGGGGGGGG! Carol! My jaw dropped and hit the floor! Wow wow wow! This is A-MAAAAAAAAAA-ZING! Yes you are such an artist! And your clay seagull is just SOOOOOO perfect! Wowwwwwww! I am floored! All those little details, and you making this from scratch .. I am truly blown to bits!!!!!!!! sigh ... I LOVE IT .. can you tell?! hahahahahah!!!!!!

Wishing you a beautiful week dear!

Big Hugs,

Diane said...

Good Afternoon Carol, your beach design is just delightful, love the details, fun sea gull and fun shells.

Hugs diane

Pop's Cards said...

Absolutely Gorgeous sweetie :0) huggles Pops x x

Kari said...

What a lovely creation!Love the clock and the shell!And the decorations inside,fabulous!
Have a great week,Carol!
Hugs,Kari :)

Carole C. said...

Hi Carol.
The clock looks great. Love the seagull, A lovely finishing touch.
Carole x

Chris said...

Hi Carol! I think your beach hut is fantastic and ove all the mini furnishings. The seagull is the jewel in the crown! C xx