Crocodiles Rock!

August 19, 2021 - Two of my coworkers were having babies around the same time. I wanted to make something special and found a cute pattern for a wooden crocodile rattle (link below). I expanded the set by designing similar pony and sheep rattles. You might recognize the pony head and tail from the unicorn … Continue reading Crocodiles Rock!

“Be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder”, Rumi

July 8, 2021 - What is a stretching Ladder? I wondered the same. It is used to improve overall flexibility and is particularly popular with dancers and gymnasts for oversplits. I made this stretch ladder for a special dancing little. This stretch ladder is mainly maple for its strength with accents of walnut. I used … Continue reading “Be a lamp, a lifeboat, or a ladder”, Rumi

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

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)