Monday, 20 September 2010

Fitting out the interior

Well, we've been a bit quiet online over the last week because we have been putting so much time into working out how the insides of the wardrobe are going to work. We have drawn up lots of exciting plans, and are in the process of realising them in as practical a way as possible. There is so much for us to consider, the finished weight of the wardrobe for one, as we need to be able to move it, and then there is lots to think on when it comes to health and safety. It seems like we might have some interesting solutions though, without giving up too much of our aesthetic, and isn't it funny how restrictions can often lead to much better solutions to a problem? more exciting and interesting. Lots of work still to go! pictures should be up soon.

We're also working on getting ourselves ready for our first public appearance as a storytelling spectacular at Erddig's 20th annual Apple Days on the 2nd and 3rd of October.

Information about this event can be found at

Busy times indeed, but very exciting none the less!

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Central Bazaar

Yesterday we took part in Central Bazaar at Central Station in Wrexham, The first official outing of the wardrobe!

Of course getting the wardrobe to the venue was interesting, but as Cait observed, at least the car is gold, so it sort of fits, and it did catch a lot of attention on it's maiden voyage.

We were given a really good spot at the top of the stairs, so the wardrobe was the first thing people would see as they came up the stairs to the bazaar ...

We think it looked pretty fab in the space. We opened up one half as a display for some of our fabulous wares.
This was our fabulous stall, displaying work from the wardrobe project, greetings cards we made up from our prints, and some of our individual work. We also took along some of Rae Welch's beautiful paper birds , 'Squats' paper toy kits by Hairy T and gorgeous knitted accessories by Ruby Knight.
We were really pleased with how well the wardrobe worked as a display case, and the attention that it drew.
Although the event itself was pretty quiet, we enjoyed our day and met lots of lovely people, who we were able to enthuse at about the Wardrobe, and where we plan to take it next ....

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

I know it looks oddly like a moustache at present, however, this wooden cut out was the first step in transforming slightly the wardrobe shape more akin to that of an old theatre....or circus sideshow...
Fantastical font created by Jess....the chrysalis'wardrol'...emerging as a fully fledged wardrobe(we hope!)

The emerging paintwork, victorian fairground inspired...

courtesy of Pollocks Toy Museum
courtesy of Tivoli theatre
...and voila!(now to attatch the hinges so Cait's not a permanent part of the structure...)