|Project by Allison||posted 01-05-2008 08:55 AM||1164 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I just got finished with this today 11-24-2007. I have had this pattern since June as it came out of the June 07 issue of Creative Woodworks & Crafts. I will also say that I had absolutely no intention of ever making this ,EVER .Well the other day my “hubby” had his usual “discovery” channel on or perhaps it was “national geographic” but what ever it was I heard the word Manatees and came down from my shop to do a “checkitoutthing” and was pleasantly surprised and totally blown away by what I saw! I knew nothing of this creature soooo here,s a little Manatee 101 by Allison.They are herbivores (they eat plant life) and spend most of their time grazing in shallow waters at depths of only 3-7 feet yet they generally weigh in at an amazing weight of 900-1200 lbs!!!! And to go along with tht they are usually 9-10 feet long! The females tend to be larger than their male counterparts and their youngin’s weigh in at around 60 lbs.So it was with this fascination of how they look for real and how big they are I went upstairs and found this issue and proceeded to make this manatee and baby.The wood is another piece of pine from our wood pile (I sure hope we have heat this winter with me finding all these pieces of wood I like!!!) and the designer is Deborah Nicholson. Obviously this was a simple pattern however I really liked the way it turned out! All I did was put a spray of clear on it, a backerboard, a hanging hook and call it done!! Allison
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!