February 18, 2021 - I welcomed another friend into the First Time Grandma’s club with this name puzzle! You know that I love me some Play Pal Cars! They are my 3rd most frequently made item. And I’ve made a few name puzzles, as well. What if there was a way to unite them? Yep, … Continue reading Play Pal Puzzle Mash-up
Jan 28, 2021 - I was looking for a game that was a quick play and could be played with adults and kids. I came across this game called Shut The Box on Steve Good’s website and was intrigued. After reading the rules, I thought this would be a cute game to practice addition with … Continue reading Shut the Box!
Jan 7, 2021 - Happy new year! Each Christmas, I make special ornaments for family and staff. This is the fourth year of a planned set of six. I picked out the design in summer, prepped the wood, and then began cutting them in the fall. Part of this tradition is a small wooden box … Continue reading Christmas 2020 – That’s a wrap!
Dec 17, 2020 - ❤️ Dream Project Alert! ❤️ After finishing the previous set of Play Pal cars, I noticed an intriguing plan for a truck set on ToyMakingPlans.com that matches the Play Pal cars style. It just needs to be sized down to similar scale. The tow truck and dump truck were what really … Continue reading Play Pal Cars getting a Lift – Part 3
November 27, 2020 - ❤️ Dream Project Alert! ❤️ I have been looking forward to this Penny’s Ponies pattern from ToyMakingPlans.com. As I was preparing to make a set for Little’s birthday, I asked my friend if her niece liked horses. She replied, “If by horses, you mean unicorns, then yes. Yes, she does.” 😂 … Continue reading Penny’s Ponies
Nov 12, 2020 - It was the 10th birthday of a friend’s daughter last month. Turning double digits is a special milestone. Instead of an in-person party this year, she simply wished for some birthday mail. So reasonable and so sweet, right? I thought back to when Hubby and I were first married. This girl’s … Continue reading Happy COVID Birthday!
Oct 26, 2020 - Have you seen the YouTube channel called 3x3 Custom? It is super awesome! In one of the videos, Tamar makes a round Salt Box without a lathe. Very cute and clever. I like how they stack. Perhaps I’ll try to make a stacking salt box some day. We have a rectangular, … Continue reading A Pinch of Salt
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
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
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)
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)
the World’s Tiniest Spin Class today! May 9, 2020 - We are on Day 54 of Shelter In Place in my area due to COVID-19 virus. It is a beautiful day, which means our parks are flowing with people tired of being in their homes, yet trying to somehow social distance. I’m not a fan … Continue reading World’s Tiniest Woodshop hosts..
Nov 22, 2019 - Our Compassion Pastor and Master Builder worked with City Team organization to plan a Beautiful Day project, landscaping the yard for a new home to support the women in their drug recovery program. Compassion Pastor and Master Builder put a ton of work into designing the yard and planning our day, … Continue reading Beautiful Day field trip
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
August 22, 2019 - After finally posting in May about the Play Pal Cars I made at Christmas time, I was motivated to finish up the four pine sets that I had started and abandoned when I switched from pine to hardwood. I already had all four sets traced, the windows & axel holes drilled, … Continue reading Play Pal Cars – Part 2