A Special Unicorn Project #11: Same Idea, New Project

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Blog entry by William posted 11-10-2010 05:12 AM 4822 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So ever since I finished the rocking unicorn, my wife has been giving me these little hints that she would like me to build her a unicorn for Christmas. She hints by saying, “I want you to build me a unicorn for Christmas”. So I’m starting another unicorn. While I won’t be showing as much of the details of the build on this one as the last, I will check in every so often and give you all an update of the progress.
This one will not be specifically a rocking unicorn. Actually, although it is being built from the same design, it is different in so many way. For one thing, I can go as crazy as I want with the decorating of this one since things being knocked off from riding won’t be a concern. This one will be for display only.
So I started out simply going to build another rocker type unicorn and mount it to a base. Then last night, I had one of my better brain farts (sorry, that’s what I call them). Why build a rocker for a display unicorn? Why not just put in on a pole like a carousel horse and mount the pole on a sturdy base? So that was the intention of the project as I went to the shop this morning.
Something funny happened though. Somewhere between me walking to the shop to do just as I had planned out and me actually started to build the base, everything evolved into something completely different than it started out being. I started questioning everything to myself. Well of course I didn’t want to ignore myself, so I started answering myself.
In the end, we, I me I, came to this conclusion. Space is limited and she has no idea where she is going to put this. All she does know is that she wants it. I knew I didn’t want to do the rocker thing (again). While the round base idea would work, I decided that a cabinet would work better. Instead of taking up space for just a display, she could store stuff under it as well. Ok. I’m rambling again. What I’m trying to explain is this. I went around and round on different ideas of how I wanted to do this.

The cabinet is sort of an elongated octogon shape. It is two foot tall. It is twenty inches wide and forty inches long and the unicorn will be mounted on top of this.
This is for my wife for Christmas. I really love my wife. I must because I agreed tonight to paint this cabinet purple. I am going to have a big purple caninet in my bedroom. Yes, I reallly love my wife. I really love my wife. Oh! You’re still here? Sorry, I keep having to tell myself this. I really love my wife.


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#1 posted 11-10-2010 10:27 AM

If your anything like my husband, this is a subtle hint- “I want you to build me a unicorn for Christmas”.
OMG – You do really love your wife – Are you serious -PURPLE!!!!

-- Theresa,

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 11-10-2010 02:01 PM

Think of the incredible purple dreams that it will inspire for you!! I can’t wait to see how it will come out. What a great husband you are!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 01:09 AM

the Mrs. gives very good hints.

I love purple.. and it would go lovely with my lime green walls :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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