14 August 2016

Another nutcracker - sweet!!

We recently bought a cleaner for the dishwasher, which was an almost exact replica of the Charlie's bottle I used for the original Nutcracker, so I made another one!

Slight changes were made during the replication process, since each one presents its own challenges, but the main one is the arms. I used a smaller gauge dowel, which ended up a bit short. I could have remade them, but added a piece to the top instead to balance them out. I think it works pretty well :)

Also modified the hat, this time trimming down the lid, which helped it sit flush with the edge, rather than poke up over the top.

Pretty pleased with him. You can never replicate it exactly, but then, why would you even want to? ;)