Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hubby's Bott & Blog Candy!!

The other day I was showing hubby Pictures of some steampunk birds that some friends and are going to get togeter and make. I also showed him some pictures of some little reclaimed robots that I wanted to make for myself too. Anyway we ended up down town so I had him stop at the thrift shop to see if they had any birds to steampunk. Before I knew it he was walking around the corner with a arm full of metal junk. Fancy tea cans, brass bowls, candle sticks, a metal string holder and such. I told him to put them back that I had to many projects on the burner and I did not have a place to store all that junk until I was ready to make one. He just huffed and me and said I could do what I wanted to do but he was getting the stuff to make himself a robot :)) I was FLOORED!! He has done some wood work around the house and honey do things for me but I have never seen him do anything you could really say was art!


So today he got out his tools and got to work on it. He got the head done and I was just tickled it looked so cute. Then he decided he had to have a nap ... gosh was that frustrating to me :( Finally he woke up, went out to the garage and I could hear pounding and drilling and and he came out of that garage with this!!!! The hat has a bolt down the center that goes into the coffeepot innards so it comes off like a lid and I can store stuff in there. The lid that is the neck also comes off so stuff can go in the tummy too. I just love him ... yep I am talking about them both :))

I think he needs a name too! ... leave a name suggestion for him and I will give hubby the list of names to choose from next week. The person with the winning name will get a little goodie package :)



If you follow my blog you already know I have a hard time calling a piece finished :)) so I kept thinking about it and I really felt he needed a tea cup because his little fork finger was sticking out just how the snooty little tea tippers do. So I while I was in town I stopped by the Rusty Trunk junk shop and found this little cup! ... Then hubby bent his fingers to hold it for me :)

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think he/she? is so darn adorable!! Good luck with the name!

Lori (the silent chick)
from TLTIMMA

Anonymous said...

Your hubby did a great job. How unexpected and fun. Janene

cigarboxbeads said...

that is SO great--congratulate your hubby for us!

how about 'Copper Top' for a name?

marilyn g

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Inka, He is adorable. What a creative team you make! It must have just rubbed off watching you all the time.
How about"Fork it Over Fred" LOL. Kinda lame but the forks for arms are just to fun!!!! or maybe percalator pete!

Linda B. said...

Awesome robot! How about Robo-pot?
:-) Linda B.

Carolyn said...

OH MY GOSH . . . how lucky you are, Inka, that hubby will go junk shopping with you and then add his take to your creative household. His robot is the cutest thing I've seen in a long time. He makes me laugh and I can hear him say, "What's for dinner?" So I'd name him "Chef Bott."

Mary Lynn said...

This little guy just turned out wonderfully! He will look so cute sitting on a shelf in the dining or kitchen area, or in your husband's man cave if he has one! Haha!

Mary Lynn said...

Oh, I forgot to say his name. I was thinking of a tea cozy, you know, a cover to keep the tea pot warm, so my name choice would be "Cozie"!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Oh Inka, your creativity obviously has rubbed off on your hubby! Cute, cute, cute! I would suggest "Teabot" to name him.

Kim said...

How about Eye Tea... get it? I T? You husband is a wizard!

PAMO said...

I don't have a name to contribute... but wanted to say what an awesome job he did!! He clearly was inspired. Big KUDOS to both of you!!

Elaine A said...

Inka -

Your husband is a genius! What a truly unique and adorable little bot! Since he is the product of a genius, I say call him Einstein, Stein for short. This is just about the cutest thing I've seen.

Elaine Allen

Jan said...

I want one! I'm sure I could make something along these lines with all the junk we have laying around here. It is great! Kudos to your hubby. If that robot was mine I'd name it Cooper.

Anonymous said...

I love the little robo-bot. Kudos to Hubby for his creativity!! And for not being afraid to walk through a thrift store with a bunch of "cr@p" in his arms!! Most men would not have the courage...

Name: Mr Mephisto

Katina
kjkoukla(at)hotmail (dot)com

funkycrafter said...

Wow! This is great. Your husband is very creative too. How about Sir Mocha Pekoe for a name? He looks quite gallant and he is constructed using parts associated with coffee and tea.

peggy gatto said...

1 word
FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

How about the name "Gort". That is the name of the robot in the movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still". Tell your hubby he must make a partner. Don't want the bot to get lonely.
Debra
debwinstew@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I love it! It's wonderful!!!!

jmille7332 said...

Hubby's robot is so cute!! He'll have to make more!! How about this for his name:

Art-2-Tea-2 (take off on R2D2 from StarWars)

Carolyn Miller
tchs2nd@yahoo.com

Maer aka Marilyn Harris-Mills said...

My suggestion is "Tea Junkie"!!!

di said...

Inka - he did a terrific job - and I love the name Carolyn suggested Art-2-T-2 - Di

Susan Burgess said...

How about in addition to Shorty Circuit one of these names: Teabody McSnooter, Bug Eyed Tin Man, Symbol Toes, CuppaTin, Edward Forkhands, oh love this one Scrappy, Woebot Master,Ode to ET,Punky Steampot Brewster, All Forks, No Batteries Needed! hehe Sanna

Vicki Holdwick said...

I'll keep the one I first suggested when you first posted about it - "Teabolt"

xoxo

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

I love him! How about something simple, but descriptive like Tea2Mee2? BTW, I'm a frequent lurker on The Latest Trends.

Ina Ftacek said...

How about Mr. Spout because he is so dignified indeed and has place for coffee or tea.Hubby did a great job constructing Mr. Spout!!!

Dawn said...

Wonderful Inka.. hubby did a great job... a name?
how about Bott-itealy
after all Botticelli was an artist and so is your hubby x

Hands On Digital said...

ArtTea pronounced:(Art~te)an artfully constructed found object bott that is not only awesome to look at, but functional! :-D Cindy

LisaC said...

OMG this is the cutest thing I've ever seen! What a fabulous husband and what a fabulous job he did! You are one lucky lady to be able to share in stuff like this. I think he looks like a little "Teadore" (Hmm. Tea. Adore. sounds french for "I adore you". Yeah, I don't speak french! LOL)
Lisa

Carla said...

Hello Inka,
See you are still making wonderful things.
Your have a great Husband, makeing all those nice things for your craftroom.
I would call the robot he made you
HB (Hubby'sBot)

Donnell said...

I love your hubby's little fobot. How about Frederick the fobot - after all, he is a high class kind of guy!

morningDove said...

he is so adorable, go hubby. congrats on a great bot. name "Forked Tongue"

Anonymous said...

Too cute! How about Ro-Bird!!! Have a great Day! Terry

Moni said...

Cute, i would name it Tea robot! Hugs,moni

Kathy said...

Nice job on the little guy!
In honor of his fingers...Tiney, Tiney Tin, Tiney Bot, or In honor of Inka...Dinka Do Bot
Kathy C.

gale said...

What a fun little guy! My grandson loves bots so hope I win. If I don't, I still loved hearing about the making of him?
Love and Laughter,
Gale

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

If you want a short, but catchy name, you could just go with T2 or T squared (sorry, I can't figure out how to do the small "2" on this) which would be short for Troublesome, Terrific or Terrible Tea, depending on the day. I think this robot has quite the personality, and like other mischevious children, his attitude and your reaction would depend on the day. - Again, I lurk on The Latest Trends In Mixed Media - Anne Marie - Toronto

Linda B. said...

How about Two-Can (toucan?)Sam after the Fruit Loops bird.
Linda B.

Deborah said...

This is gorgeous Inka. Your hubby did a wonderful job. I love it even more because he can still be used for storage. Just fantastic. Your bird cage below is delightful too and I love the star ornament.