This post is a Thank You to Mary for sending me her beautiful and gorgeously lush photographs of the pergolas she made from my templates. Didn’t she make a really super job of them?!
I love the orange and white – juicy colours that really pop. I love all of them, actually, the Christmassy ones, the chocolate and white Woodland Pergola and the lilac and white. Finally, the classic and classy all-white snowflake dome – sophisticated and stunning.
Mary bought the templates from my Etsy site and had her first model made within the first day of purchase (I think that’s correct allowing for time zone issues – Mary is in the USA).
Thank you for sharing them with me and I’m delighted to showcase them here (with Mary’s permission).
Hope you enjoy looking – I do!
To see my other templates, click the Etsy logo on the page to visit my shop.
Labours of love. Ah. Where would we be without some passion in our soul? Making this woodland pergola had my soul dancing, I’m telling you. It was hard work with lots of intense focus but I loved it. It will be tweaked because some of the cuts are so fine and flimsy they demand more care and caution than a clumsy mumsie like me can always give.
As first cuts go, though, I’m fairly (very!) happy with this. I designed it in Illustrator and cut with machine. The slots that connect the structure together need to be fairly closely aligned and quite slim and I didn’t trust my skills with the scalpel to do it all by hand.
It has foxes, hedgehogs, rabbits, flowers, leaves and stars topped off with tiny little acorns and leaves at the top. And all put together in layers to form a lattice, slice-form structure. Up against the light you can see details clearly. It’s not so easy to see them when it’s not in direct light, though, so will be cutting the next one with contrasting papers.
This one shows the hedgehogs a little clearer.
I like the ways the foxes have come out, tail-to-tail looking back at one another.
See what I mean about some of the cuts being to fine? That’s a 1C coin being held next to the acorns to give you a better scale of it.
And, being a slice-form, it folds flat!
*** All tweaks accomplished. One thing I did change was to make the acorns on top far more of a solid to give them more strength and also, they actually look prettier for it. Now for sale on Etsy: Woodland Pergola
Thank you for looking. Hope you like it.
This beautiful Pergola template (SVG format) is now for sale on Etsy. It was originally created back in 2010 here and modded to make it easier to construct. I’ve finally got round to photographing each step and documenting the assembly instructions. Phew!
The great thing about it is that it’s a slice-form and folds up flat which makes it ideal for mailing to family and friends for Christmas.
Thank you for looking!
PS: I did all the graphics – the baubles and layout, etc, in Illustrator and Photoshop. If you’d like to know how they were done, drop me a line and I’ll write up a free tutorial.
Helooo. Good today? Nearly Valentine’s and I’ve been making some paper bunting and garlands. The picture shows one made up into a three-heart dangler with a bead at the bottom (threaded with nylon fishing line!). I wanted to get a better shot to show it dangling prettily but I got one shot (a poor one – see below) as a certain little girlie cat decided she was going to help! That I got one shot of it dangling is pretty miraculous.
Anyway, the one in the picture above shows a teardrop design (the three-heart) and a single heart to its side with a different cut-out design. They can be resized and made into lots of pretty danglers or threaded together to make beautiful bunting.
They slot together very simply and can be dressed up in lots of ways to help make the day special and fun. I’m selling the SVG if you would like to buy the template (which has three designs, btw) for €4.00.
I’m just finishing a Pointy Cat – It caught my eye while having a browse. The template (free) is available from Wee Wonderfuls – Pointy Cat . Very cute. I think mine will be a pin cushion or Gracie will get her and she’ll come to a bad end (pointy cat, not Gracie!).
Also been trying out new techniques – the quilting technique below is called a Cathedral Window. I think traditionally muslin was used for the ‘window’ filler – it gave a translucency that simulated the effect of light coming through stained glass inside a church or cathedral. It was interesting to make but, to be honest, not much fun being fairly laborious. And uses too much material for little return.
Finally, with its back turned to me, is Frankensock. It will one day come to life as a sock monkey. It has been at this stage of construction for FIVE YEARS now. I don’t know why I just can’t be bothered with it. I have its arm and tail stuffed and ready to stitch on. All I need to do is make two ears, a mouth and sew two buttons on for its eyes. I love sock monkeys. They’re great fun. Just have no enthusiasm, no mojo, no nothing for this little guy. That said, I will DEFINITELY finish it… I think.
This house is really quick and easy to make up. Can’t go wrong. Lots of window frames to cut out and stick on but that’s part of the fun. The roof has lots of fish-scale cuts and a flouncy scalloped edging. It stands taller than most of my houses but that’s intentional. I want it as a backdrop for my Christmas arrangement when the time comes. I shall soon have a new town scene ready for some spritzing and glass glitter sprinkling to sit on my winter hearth to sparkle and glow…
Am selling it for €6.00. Usual arrangement – payment to be made through Pay Pal (which will convert currencies, etc) and the electronic template will be sent to the e-mail address of the Pay-Pay account holder – unless directed to do otherwise.
You will need a cutting machine and software, eg, Silhouette, Cameo, Craft Robo, Silver Bullet, Black Cat Cougar, etc that can work with SVG file formats. If you need a different file format, eg, GSD, DXF, .AI, etc, please contact me and I will convert the file for you.
Three-storey, 3D house:
Click here to buy the file
Thanks for looking