Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Breadboards and Vintage Handles

In my last post, I shared some of the salvaged wood breadboards I've been making.  I also said I would let you know what I decided to do with the vintage wood handles I picked up at an estate sale a while ago.






They'll all be serving as handles for some of my breadboards.





I just finished this one.




I'm also working on various round designs.





This piece was cut from a vintage tabletop whose legs were broken off.  I knew I could make use of the wood.  Cut, sanded, and, given a food safe finish.





This next one sold right away on Etsy.  I almost kept it.  However, I'll be making more with the same overall design.




Obviously, I'm still in a woodworking mood.

See ya soon.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Breadboards, Hearts, Crosses, Oh My

With the snow melted, and, the break in the temps, I've been able to get out in the garage.  I've been rummaging through my stash of wood, and, decided to make a few things.



I've been cutting all day.  Piles of wood turning into breadboards, hearts, crosses, etc.  I just did a freehand sketch, and, whipped out the power tools.











I have ideas for more designs, which will include these old wood handles.





I'll let you know what I come up with.

I'm in woodworking mode.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Quick Show Pics

I'm still dragging a bit, but, wanted to share a few photos I managed to get during set up at my show this past weekend.



There was an absolute mob scene the first day.  Or, should I say night, as the Friday hours were 4:00pm to 10:00pm.




I'm very grateful for my repeat customers, and, blog readers I got to meet for the first time.







Sales were pretty steady the second day as well,  with a quick flurry towards the end.













My book bundles were quite popular.




I did the show with my friend Rhonda, and, we were both exhausted by the end of the show.

I'm taking a deep breath, and, preparing to restock my Etsy.

The weather seems to be breaking around here.  I'm hoping that continues, because,  I'm so looking forward to garage sales, flea markets, estate sales, etc.  I'll also be setting up at 3 French Hens Market, in Morris, IL,  I'll keep you posted.