Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Driftwood Sailboats

It's become abundantly clear I may never use all the driftwood I have collected.  I decided to make some driftwood sailboats. Gary and I are collaborating on these seashore inspired sailing vessels. We plan to sell these along with my pottery when the farmer's market starts up again in June.

Almost all the embellishments I used I found in my stash drawer, seashells, rocks and wooden beads.

The driftwood was collected decades ago when I lived in California.

I purchased some fat quarters in various colors for the sails.

I also got a package of various size dowels for the masts. Most of the driftwood sailboats are about twelve to fourteen inches tall except the next one with owls; it's about nine inches tall.

I haven't even made a dent in the driftwood. Back to the studio and stay tuned I have also made some driftwood wind chimes. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Really cute idea, Linda! I liked the green striped one with the shells best... but all very nice.

  2. These are delightful. Being a pack rat can be a good thing.

  3. Darling little sailboats, Linda, and a lot of work. Don't under price them.

  4. Hi Joanne, thanks, they are a lot of work, but I am thinking the market will only bear about $25 each, unless they are really big. I am actually having fun making them and even Gary is getting into the crafting of them. All these years I have been trying to get him to do something crafty with me, finally twisted his arm.


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