A quick update:
I tried the dremel last night and I loved it! My son tried it first and he carved his name and the date on the side of a log - it was so cool! I suggest that if you want something fun to do, get a log and a dremel and start carving. :)
Thursday, May 17, 2012
A quick update:
Posted by Cindy Breninger at 11:32 AM
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I recently acquired a sewing machine and a dremel. Did I mention I have never used either? But, I am so excited to learn how to use both of these, I can't wait to get started.
My plan for the dremel is to engrave the logs, coasters, toothbrush holders and/or anything else I can think of. This came about as I was asked to make a log toothbrush holder and could I engrave the side of it as if someone had written on the trunk of a tree. Oooh, I don't know how to do this, but you can bet I am going to home tonight and teaching myself how. I love the idea and can't wait! So many ideas floating around in my head that I can't wait to make them concrete.
As to the sewing machine, it is something I have always wanted to learn, but never got around to it. I now have a sewing machine and am going to take a class to explain it to me. I realized when I was calling the thread "string" and had no idea what a bobbin is or is used for, that I need a class. I want to make decorative pillow covers, ring bearer pillows, ipad covers and/or anything else I feel like making.
I truly love making new items and being creative, it is so much fun. I can't wait to learn these two new skills and see what I am come up with. :)
Friday, May 11, 2012
And this is me working away. :)
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A few days ago I wrote about the trouble brewing over at Etsy, the website that hosts my online shop. Apparently one of the shops they featured claimed to be run by a lady who handmade all her items by herself, but after some looking into, turns out she did not make her items and they were not handmade, at least not by her.
Anyhooooo, another lady on Etsy thought it would be a good idea for those of us who do make our items HANDMADE, to change our shop avatar's showing our own hands. She then took those avatars and put them in a collective photo.
I wanted to share the photo as it is pretty cool. Mine is the third row up, third from the right. I am holding a green drill. :)