When we moved here we had to go out and rent a 10x10 climate controlled storage room. I'm ashamed to admit that a good half of that room (as well as the 4th bedroom here in the house) is taken up by my craft supplies. And yet I felt the need this Summer to try out things I'd wanted to for a long time.
For Mother's Day I asked for this (minus the reciprocating saw):
I'd been wanting to do woodworking for years. Dan was rewarded on Father's Day with a Red Cedar Adirondack Chair that I built with my own two little hands using this woodworking plan.
I built this little bench for the endless footwear that ends up by our door (my own design):
And this simple oak spice rank for all my Penzey's spices (now I need more... darn it):
Another craft I've wanted to try my hand at is Stained Glass. Here are a couple of my first projects:
a hummingbird for an Elann friend
a chickadee for me.
My friend, Bets, passed this torch on to me. Go check out the cardi she just finished! Awesome, Bets. Now I'm supposed to nominate at least seven other blogs. Ugh. I hate doing this for fear of hurting someone's feelings so I'm going to pick the last seven people that left comments on my blog:
Ghislaine, Gayle, Jennifer, Tracy, Amy, Anna and Kim .
Please take accept this award from me and ...
1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Link the person from whom you received your award.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put the links of those blogs on to your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them!