Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What have I been up to lately

I know I am not posting very often but I am looking into that slowly so bear with me please gentle readers of lovers of crafts…

This time I’d like to show you something I should have started to make a long time ago; smaller sized boxes that are easy to store. How many times have you looked for a small container to store paper clips, tacks, loose incense or even your favorite jewelry? These smaller boxes fit the need perfectly!

With enough surface area on the lid to put almost any picture and a band thick enough on the side to put a Personal name or ingredient name, they are very easy to customize. The realization came when I was looking for a practical container to store the tips for my wood burning machine; they are many, very small and very sharp. The original container was a small see through plastic thing that I kept losing even though it was right in front of my eyes all the time.

Before I lost my sanity every time I wanted to change a tip, I bought a few of these boxes and tried to keep various parts in them to see how it would go for me… And lo and be hold! I can now locate all the parts I have put in those boxes without having to second guess or use my non-existant x-ray vision. *smile*

I am planning to get a few more to store my loose spices (salt, ground pepper, mixed herbs, etc…) in for when we go camping this summer. I will have another one or two at my day job to keep my tacks in and rubber bands. I have a few more ideas I will try out (once I have the time to do so!) and will post the results of those experiments once they are completed...

Until next I post!


Friday, April 10, 2009

Why I have not posted in a long time...

By golly!

Between my daytime work, my crafting and a myriad of small other things getting in the way of other things, only NOW can I find some time to write a new blog! Since I have started to work some extra time at my day job, I could use a 36 hour day to do all I want in a day... But the money is good and money is still a part of our life to get food on the table. Thankfully I love my job so that helps tremendously.

I have a multitude of projects I want to work on, but quite sadly I have to start making priorities if I want to keep up with things!

I will be working on, once I am done my super-duper-uber-mug of coffee, the following this weekend:

Add final touches on a Tafl / 9 Men Morris board game.
Make a small customized pentacle plate.
Make game pieces for board games.
Make a Senet game for a very lucky young lady, including the game pieces for it.
Do website updates.
Redo stock inventory list.
Take pictures of my latest creations.
Upload pictures to Facebook.
Upload pictures on website.
Work on a jewelry box design.
Work on a plaque design for a hunter.
Work on new plate designs, like the one below:

If I can do two thirds of all that, I'll be well ahead of the game!

So off I go, to play with wood once more and to listen to music like Tyr, Dead Can Dance, Tragically Hip, Mediaeval Baebes and the like as I plough on...

Until next I write, much sooner this time!