Rabbit and Sheep Greetings has taken a really long time to find its way to the finish. Last time we got together we were about to attach the punched and stuffed piece to the rocker….
drill, dowels, drywall screws
I like to use drywall screws because they’re really sharp and have flat heads.
The dowels are much more forgiving if a hole is drilled before using the screw.
I also pre-drill a hole into the rocker. Then, it’s simply a matter of putting the dowels inside the legs and adding the screw from the back of the rocker.
Here’s something new for me. I’ve made many of these types of rocking pieces and the exposed screw head has never bothered me before. Now, for some reason, I feel the need to cover it up, somehow.
I couldn’t find any vintage upholstery tacks with heads like these, but I did find new ones. The head is rounded and hollow, and measures about .75″ across, so it will cover my screw perfectly. I snipped off the shaft of the tack and adhered the head to the rocker.
This feels much more finished to me and doesn’t impede the rocking motion of the rocker.
Now, I just need to finish the “greetings” banner and we’ll be all set.
I forgot to take pictures of how the banner went together, but basically I just stitched the backing fabric to the right side of the punched bit, turned it, and left a little opening in the seam for the stick (which I covered in backing fabric).
I didn’t stuff the banner, and simply tucked the stick between the rabbits arm and body. It stays tightly in place, but can be removed if desired.
An identification tag on the back finishes it off and…
thank you for spending some time with me today ~ be safe, warm and happy!