Saturday, March 9, 2013

Furniture Making and Crosby Stills Nash and Young

This weekend I decided to make some Victorian furniture for my dolls to perch on while having their photos taken.  An ambitious project to say the least, but one I was willing to undertake.  I am always of the opinion that if you don't know it's impossible, then it can be done.  Are you following me?  What I'm basically saying is that I can do anything I put my mind to.  Really, how hard can it be?

So, lesson learned.  I can't do everything.  Very humbling, and annoying at the same time.  Furniture making is best left to the professionals.  There's designing, drafting, cutting, sewing, stretching, stuffing, leveling, huffing, puffing, you get the drift.  It's not for the faint of heart and this is only small scale.  Hats off to the people who choose to do this either as a living or as a hobby.  It's harder than it looks.

Thank heavens I was listening to some tunes while I did this or I would be everyone's worst nightmare at this point.  I get really cranky when things don't go my way and it takes me awhile to settle down. 

Anyway, while listening to CSN&Y, Ohio began to play.  For those of you who were around in the 70's, when this came out, you know it was a very powerful and moving song.  May 4, 1970 is a date I will always remember and everytime I hear that song I am so sad for the 4 students who were shot by the National Guard at a peaceful demonstration against the Vietnam War.  But I am so grateful that Neil Young had the guts to write it and even mention Nixon in the lyrics.  I think he managed to capture  the fear, frustration and anger felt by the youth across the country.

Neil Young also wrote For What It's Worth when he was with Buffalo Springfield.  Not an anti-war song, but an anti-police song.  Haunting nonetheless.  But enough about protest songs.

So here's the sofa.  Put together with materials on hand, and not well executed.  I think I need to go back to the drawing board.
Stay tuned for more attempts at furniture making, or not.  Next time I try I might listen to something more uplifting.


  1. I don't think there is anything wrong with your love seat/chair. I think you're dolls will love it:) You should make a couple of small decorative cushions too. Make it all stylish and stuff.

    1. Thanks Mary Ann. Cushions are a great idea. However, I still think I have long way to go. Just gotta take my time.

      Your blog is fabulous by the way. Where do you find the time?