Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Cat Begins to Fill Out
I now know that this is a girl and I need to find a good name for her. And I also need to nail down what time period she's living in. I want her to wear a long dress and a hooded cape and be carrying a lantern. Perhaps early nineteenth century will be good. So I could research Jane Austen or the Bronte sisters for names.
How to make the lantern is a puzzle. I'd like to have it light up, so I'm thinking of starting with a small glass bottle and building the lantern around that with a tiny battery-operated light inside. I found - and ordered - some small amber bottles that has been frosted by ocean action last night on Etsy. I'm thinking that the amber color along with the frost will give a nice glow and also disguise the tiny LED inside. Then today I noticed that I have a nail polish bottle that's the right size and shape so I may practice with that.