Name Puzzles for Littles

October 8, 2020 - Hello Teagan, Juniper, Lydia, and Cecily! It is Throwback Thursday, so time for another delayed post. I started making the 2019 Christmas gifts in the summer to avoid being rushed in November and December. It all started when a close friend announced she was to become a first time grandma! She … Continue reading Name Puzzles for Littles

Staff Gifts – 2019

September 17, 2020 -  Throwback Thursday!  This was meant to release on Dec 26, 2019, but I unscheduled it for some reason.  So, here we are on Throwback Thursday.  LOL In 2019, our annual staff day was in November.  For my annual staff gift, I went with compound cut Christmas ornaments in tiny slider boxes. … Continue reading Staff Gifts – 2019

Going Electric – Part 2 (aka Building a Bridge Over Troubled Piezo)

August 27, 2020 - Continuing from last post... With COVID sheltering in place, the tenor electric backpack uke is getting a lot of action by the Hubby. He likes to turn up the Gain and the Tone on the mini Vox amPlug to make it sound like he is shredding an electric guitar! He's enjoying … Continue reading Going Electric – Part 2 (aka Building a Bridge Over Troubled Piezo)

Going Electric – Part 1 (The Build)

August 13, 2020 - Throwback Thursday! In early 2017, I made an acoustic backpack ukulele, posted about here. Later that same year, I made an tenor electric backpack ukulele. It is great for practice or playing late or while someone is watching TV, because it is very quiet to those around, while the player can … Continue reading Going Electric – Part 1 (The Build)

Tiny Houses for Homeless

Oct 15, 2019 - Field trip! I received an email from a friend a few weeks ago. She and Master Builder came across an exciting opportunity. A local non-profit that specializes in construction was contracted to build "tiny houses" for a transitional housing program for homeless. The transitional housing site is planned to open in … Continue reading Tiny Houses for Homeless

Church Lobby Project #6 – Name Tag Station

June 6, 2019 - Master Builder contacted me to source out a very small part of a project he and Interior Designer were doing. They came across a sheet of metal that inspired an artistic sculpture, which will also doubled as a place for regulars to pick up our name tag on Sunday mornings. My … Continue reading Church Lobby Project #6 – Name Tag Station

Life is Just a Chair Full of Bowlies… and 2018 Christmas Ornaments

April 4, 2019 - Remember this Mary Engelbreit greeting card from 80's? I have no idea what it means, but I recently found myself with a chair full of bowlies. Here's how it happened. After making my first Single Board Bowl using Steve Good's design, I realized I could make custom bowl designs. The most … Continue reading Life is Just a Chair Full of Bowlies… and 2018 Christmas Ornaments

Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd

February 21, 2019 - I've been in a small bible study with a group of women for almost 14 years. These women are such a blessing. This year, we are studying Psalms 23 using a study book from http://www.lifeway.com. You know how it goes, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want." Psalms 23 … Continue reading Psalm 23 – The Lord is my Shepherd