Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Do You Love Antique Toys?

I Do !!! And if you do as well, then you are in for a treat :) I have to show you a new piece I just finished up. I was inspired by those wonderful old german jack-in-the-box toys...you know the ones where there is an old vintage clown head inside a wooden box and does not have any crank music......


Like this one here...........Well this is the piece I just finished up and I truly adore it !!! It came out better than I expected....and it works too! It was a fun project and got my creative juices flowing, definately a one-of-a-kind piece.......


I started out with a plain vintage wood box and an old spring. I covered the box with vintage graphics that I reproduced on my computer and made the ellyfont jack-in-the-box and secured it to the spring. You can push him down into the box....close it....and then when you open it he actually springs up like a real jack-in-box would.....toooooooo cute!


I just listed him on ebay today so if you want to see more pictures and details about him, you can take a peek and see more .....just click on my left tool bar links for ebay....


Hmmmmmm.....I had so much fun making this guy....I'll have to search around for another vintage box to try another :)

10 comments:

Lana said...

Wow Wendy! You did a great job! Love it!!!

**MATTHEW'S BEARS** said...

wow!! i can almost see your creative juices dripping from this toy..... he is fantastic and so are your 3D art!! you keep me smiling day after day :) thank you.
x's Matthew

Danita said...

Oh wow... your work just keep getting better and better!

Diane Duda said...

he's wonderful beyond words!!!

xo
di

softinthehead said...

Oh Wendy he is absolutely adorable. I have this thing for elephants....Never been able to create one so I drool over the ones the experts make....I am still in awe over your Boston Terrier. You are quite gifted....Pam

Nancy said...

Oh Wendy...he is just fabulous!! Love the box and of course, your little ellyfonts are so darling.

Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Nancy

Amanda said...

Awesome!!!!! What a fabulous piece of work. It really stand out.

The Feathered Nest said...

I tell you what Wendy, this little creation is absolutely WONDERFUL! This idea is wonderful for your work....Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! xxoo, Dawn

SweetAnnee said...

Oh what an awesome idea
and of course..he rocks!!
smiles to you
deena

Benedetta said...

Oh my gosh! I'm in love! That's the cutest thing ever :-)