Play Pal Puzzle Mash-up

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

Shut the Box!

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!

Play Pal Cars getting a Lift – Part 3

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

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