Abstract nightstand

I’m baaaaaaack and I hope my readers are too! Sorry for the long break, May was a crazy month (4 weddings) and this past week was a doozy. I’m still processing the events of last week, and when I feel ready I will probably talk about them on here. Three of the four weddings were on the East Coast, but somehow in the chaos of all that travel I did manage to squeeze in a project. Before this, my nightstand was a TV tray. It’s a nice wooden TV tray, but was quite pathetic next to my beautiful headboard. Unlike some of my previous projects, I didn’t really have a vision going into this project. I simply knew I wanted a nicer nightstand than I currently had. Continue reading “Abstract nightstand”

Self reliance and car repairs

So this post isn’t about woodworking or sewing, but whatever I do what I want! My car is a 2006 Scion xA named Pip – named after the adorable chipmunk from the movie Enchanted. I’m a very self reliant person and I believe in trying to do/fix something yourself when possible. Two years ago I needed new front brakes; when I got a quote it was almost $400. I freaked! In a panic I called my dad and bitched to him about this cost, he calmly reminded me that he’s been changing his own brakes for years and it’s not that hard. I was concerned about changing my own brakes, I would mess it up, I wouldn’t be able to get everything back together, something would go wrong! I didn’t want to do it on my own, I wanted him there to help me. Continue reading “Self reliance and car repairs”

Woodworking & Wedding Season

Welcome back friends. My last post was very popular and I had my most visitors to date! Thank you to everyone who stopped by, I really enjoy sharing my projects with others. Speaking of sharing, this year I will be attending the weddings of six couples who are allowing me to share in their special days. Oh boy, that was really corny, but I’m excited to be celebrating with my friends! I really enjoy giving personal gifts, but sometimes it can be hard to think of something that the recipient would like. Continue reading “Woodworking & Wedding Season”

Renaissance Costumes

Nerd alert! Zach and I like Renaissance festivals. We first went to the Sterling Renaissance Festival in New York and loved it. Giant turkey legs, jousting, handsome men in costumes flirting with you, what fun! When we moved to Wisconsin we were excited to find out that there was a festival just under two hours away – the Bristol Renaissance Faire. I asked Zach if he would ever go in costume, and to my delight he said he thought that would be a blast. Continue reading “Renaissance Costumes”