Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Log Shed. :)

 I told my son that I wanted a shed to keep the logs for our business dry during the winter. We looked at sheds we could buy, but they seemed pretty pricey and I wanted something cheaper.

My son told me he could make me a log shed and all he needed was plywood, nails, and 2 X 4's.

 I bought him the plywood, nails, and 2 X 4's and he went to work. 

I love this shed. It is 6 X 2 X 2 and waterproofed inside and out. All he has left to do is put on the shingles, wheels, and paint it.  I will post the pictures once he gets it finished.

Our logs will be nice and dry all winter. This kid is a keeper. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Elephants, Concrete and a Craft Fair

 Hi all,
Sorry I haven't been around much, just been busy.

As a lifelong Phillies fan and baseball fan, my son and I often go to baseball games. Only bad thing about being a Philadelphia Phillies fan while living in CA is that it is quite a drive to see them play at home.

So, we do the next best thing - we drive to Oakland to see the A's. I think my head would melt or catch fire or something like that if I wore another team's hat, so I always wear my Phillies hat.

I saw the A's mascot, the elephant, walking around and asked to take a picture. He covered my hat.  Whatever. :)

As to our Etsy shop, I have been playing around with concrete. I made this bowl and tried to get "fancy" with it. I added some blue glass to the sides as I thought it would look pretty. I then added some colored glass to the top and I like how it turned out.
I also made a star and turned it into a tealight candle holder. It is a work in progress.

 Last, but not least, I worked at a craft fair over the weekend. It was about 100 plus degrees - that means HOT! I look like I am melting in this picture, I was. But, I met some really nice people and had a good time. The craft fair was a benefit for Recycled Pets NorCal. Check them out if you get a minute.
That's it from me for now. Please take care and have a great day!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Much ado about Logs! So many uses, so little time.

Ahh logs. What can I say about them that hasn't already been said? Everyone loves logs, right?

After recently acquiring several new logs, I wanted to write about their many uses. For those who haven't realized how useful a log can be, I am pleased to help out and give you a few fine examples:

Take these logs, for instance. They could be used as artwork  in your backyard. A bunch of these standing on end would be quite unique. No one else will have "art work" like yours! Or, if you want to impress the neighbors, put them in the front yard - everyone will be talking about them.

 If that is not your style, how about a one-of-a-kind, great-for-relaxing, put-your-feet-up, good old-fashioned footrest. It doesn't get much better than this.
Or, how about a pizza holder log? Just order the pizza, have it delivered, put it on the log - you don't even have to get out of your chair - and Whaaa-laaa! Dinner is served.

Last, but not least, how about a log chair. It is perfect for sitting and with another as a footstool, can you say lounge chair?
Everyone needs a log, and you know, I just might know a place where you can get one. Ahem. Just follow this link:

If that isn't your style, I have plenty others to choose from. I will sand them down and make them presentable and post them online.  They may not be 100% level, but they are great to look at, wonderful to put your feet on to relax, and the best pizza holder ever. :)