Saturday, May 18, 2013

I know I Cann, I know I Cann...

So I might not have included everything I bought in at the Sydney show in my Sydney Show stash post.

I also picked up a few laser-cut sets from the very talented Adelaide Cann:
Some of Adelaide's sets are ready to go* straight out of the packet:
some need a little bit of simple work first:
 while others are a little more involved.

Putting together her version of the iWood laptop is quick and easy. Punch out the pieces, colour in one side of one piece with a permanent marker, wait until it dries
then glue the three pieces together (I stuck mine through my Xyron because I was to impatient to wait for glue to dry.)
(Quick tip from experience. Put the chalk piece somewhere safe and don't leave it in the packet until later. Because you might forget it's in there and toss it out.)
The cars and planes are fiddly. But we're miniaturists so we should be used to fiddly, right?
 Adelaide suggested using paint pens to colour the pieces in. (Did you know paint pens are illegal in The Australian Capital Territory? Neither did I until I went to the hardware store to buy some. Luckily the local art supply store didn't seem to know about this ruling)
The instructions suggested keeping the pieces in the template while you colour them but since I wanted to display the planes in 2Limited, I removed them.
And since I didn't start working on them for a few days I forgot that suggestion and so tried painting the wheels after popping them out.

Which meant that one of them popped out of my tweezers and onto the floor somewhere, never to be seen again. Adelaide has said she will include a spare wheel or two in future cuttings for klutzes like me and in the meantime will send me a spare. 
 I learnt my lesson and painted the car pieces while they were still attached.
(And am using double sided tape to hold them steady while I paint the edges.)

Because I want the toys to have the look of the classic Playsam pieces, they're taking a while as I'm using several coats of paint.

Now, remember that asterisk up near the top of the post? I bought a couple of extra sets to giveaway. First up is the red plastic kitchen set. If you'd like to add it to your collection, leave a comment and I'll draw a winner on Friday. I'll post anywhere in the world.

Oh, and if you're interested in Adelaide's sets, drop her a line and ask her to add them to her shop...

8 comments :

Kyle Lefort said...

Those are really neat kits.

And the spare wheel idea sounds smart. I don't think it makes you a klutz for losing one. They're so small. XD

Please add me into your giveaway, I'd like to see one of these in person. :)

Rebecca said...

Oh, I loved that red kitchen set when I saw it, but I was being restrained ... However, I'll very happily enter into your giveaway! especially as it doesn't require making up (still have all the sets I bought from A Sheila's Shed last year, pristine in their packets ...) (Also wondering what the other extra set is?!)

doortje cools said...

Heel leuk je inimini spul,en de keukenatributen zijn geweldig,schrijf me in voor je giveaway.
bedankt groetjes doortje

Linda said...

These are all so cute. It seems all the really great mini stuff is down under, which gives me another excuse to visit!

Neen said...

I love those sets, and I would love to win one in your give away. However, if I do win, I am sending you a swap, since I received those gorgeous art magnets from you not too long ago!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

I'm always up for a swap, giveaway or no giveaway.

Neen said...

Great! Please email your address so I can send you a package of swap-type things I think you will enjoy (neenie(at)gmail.com).

Cheers, Neen

Neen said...

Email correction: neenie8(at)gmail.com