One of our regular customers asked us for something a little different last week which we thought would be an ideal entry for Wendy’s Handmade Monday . It’s the customer’s wedding anniversary in a few days and she thought it would be funny to give her husband a plaque expressing her “mood” for any particular day. She asked for a square top and something to hang underneath which could be turned around, depending on how she felt. Both of us, being women, know what it’s like to change our mood regularly so we knew it had to be something that could be turned easily. So we found some nice little curtain hooks and eyes – perfect. But of course you can’t screw them into the narrow side of MDF (we discovered that this week…) and the pine we had would have made it very heavy, so we got the saw out and cut some plywood. We’ve been put off by ply in the past as it splinters so easily, but the sander took care of that and it paints like a dream! This is what we came up with. One of the HippoMen very nearly placed his own order for one last night… Was he hinting at something?
When we first started out at HippoTree, our main products were simple name plaques. We’ve expanded our range a lot since then, but sometimes it’s really nice to get back to basics and make what first inspired us. There are so many different names around these days, it’s not always easy to find what you’re after, but this way, you get to have your name on a design of your choice J