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Saturday, October 20, 2012

studio news..

Dark salmon-red earrings


 available here ......

Friday, October 12, 2012

Studio Renovating Update... and "Ikea Hack"




 not ready yet, (haste makes waste!) .......
But here are some improvements we made:
My husband helped me  with the Ikea Ivar cupboards -, (actually it was his idea to put them on wooden posts from wall to wall, clever! ) 


I cut the shelfs in half to get place for the tools on the doors.




I put some mosaic tiles on the sill


...and made a rack for all the ledges and bars ...
dowelled onto the wall, so the floor can be cleaned easily

 What is left, (besides approx. 20 additional "To Do`s"), is to prime and paint the door after having removed the old coating!
have a wonderful weekend all!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Answer to a problem...

I need a tool to get a thin rope into a crocheted tube.....
Needles are way to short, and if they are long enough, they are too thick!
So here is what I made:


 First is to solder a brass wire to a circle



Bended, one end clamped into the bench vise, the other into an electric drill!



 Then carefully twisted.....


 voila..:    ready to thread the rope through the tube


How often did you search for something this year?

 I did it countless times!

and to express my thanks I donate every year  !
......The amount of a book, or a meal in a restaurant....It feels good ( and you get a nice mail then)...
They do need money to keep things running!

So, here is the link :