this blog is essentially an online diary of my little creative projects - if you can't fix it, throw some glitter over it and add a lacy edge and everything will be alright.

Friday, 29 June 2012

goodbye travel chess in a drawstring bag

the boyfriend is off to africa for 3 months to get rabies and dysentery and aids and save the world. naturally i took this as an opportunity to make him a travel chess set. everyone ought to have a travel chess set....which i only realised when i offered to lend him mine for his trip (what if i wanted to travel in the next 3 months? i know i've not played chess for at least half a year but that doesn't mean that i won't soon!) anyways, here it is:

i'm rather proud of my idea for the board - i drew a chess board on a hanky, then made it into a drawstring bag so it can hold the pieces : )

here it is not being a bag. i made the pieces by sawing a cricket wicket into thin wooden disks, sanding them down and painting them. i figured that this was the lightest, most space-saving way of having a chess set. don't judge me too harshly on the drawings on the pieces - i forgot to take a picture of the finished product which has been all touched up to look neat(er).

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