Being the crazy collector that I am, I have to have a regular fix of spoolies, so, what better way than to make your own!
I have a large collection of sewing bits and pieces, so it wasn't hard to find empty wooden cotton reels/spools.
Here are a selection of spools, although they are a little small, but I continued on regardless and asked Chris (dear husband) to cut and nail some parts for me. I have decided to leave the labels on.
After sorting and glueing together, we now have the above line-up.
And here are three so far - I will add the next three as soon as they are completed.
Fiddly work with the smallest - pirate, being just 2 inches (5cms) tall, the granny about the same size, and the gentleman, at 3 inches (7cms). .....stay tuned!
..and here they are... these are smaller than 2 inches and I am not too happy with how they look ..... patchwork girl, young knave, and king. If there is a next time, I will be looking for larger samples.