I feel like I've been working on the railroad! So many things going on over here that if I think about it long enough I would probably go into panic mode. Bahahaha! So, I bounce from one thing to the next trying to accomplish as much as possible. I know we have all been there....Sorry about being off and on lately. My real job has been VERY busy and any spare time I get, I try to get a few things done.
Anyway...Today I wanted to share a gift I made for a friend's child. Lately we've been calling it "The Swing." I'm sure these whirly chair things have a real name, but for know lets just go with The Swing....LOL! My Inspiration???? I had never been on one of these until last year when we went to Chicago for the trade show. We walked over to Navy Pier and hitched a ride. I had a blast on it and laughed so hard...Still gives me a grin! So I hope this gives my friend's child a grin too!
Here's a shot of the Navy Pier Swing Ride that I nabbed off of Google Images....
Made from Graphic 45's Mother Goose paper collection, I present...
The Swing is made from chipboard for the base as well as the hexagon central tower. The swings are made from Tim Holtz Configuration boxes. Once again, chipboard was cut into circles and added to a large paper mache lid to enclose it. A small plastic spinning Lazy Susan was added just underneath the top to make it GO!
When you twist the finial, this spins the top and moves the swings. Just like the real deal. Hope you like it...
Have an awesome week gang and as always, Thank You for coming by to visit!
The Gentleman Crafter