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
July 6, 2019 - Why, yes, the title is a reference to the movie War Games. I love that you caught that! Husband came home one evening talking about a game called Quoridor. After it came up a couple more times in group conversations, I decided to look it up. It looks like an interesting … Continue reading Shall we play a game?
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
May 2, 2019 - ❤️ Dream project alert! ❤️ I've wanted to make these Play Pal Cars since I saw them on http://www.toymakingplans.com a few months ago. Since the shapes are simple and I plan to make multiple sets, plywood templates will save me a lot of time by tracing them directly onto the wood, … Continue reading Play Pal Cars for Kids
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
March 21, 2019 - ❤️ Dream Project alert! ❤️ My heart has been set on making a Noah's Ark play set for over a year. I looked for patterns every now and then, but hadn't come across anything that struck a chord. I decided to stop poking around and begin the search in earnest. After … Continue reading Rocking the Boat – aka Noah’s Ark
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
January 31 , 2019 - I work remote, as do most of my team members. While we talk several times a week, we don't get to see each other in person very often. My whole team, my Director, and VP are all coming to town for my team's annual get together. I want to do … Continue reading Boxes and Kickstands Abound