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Sunday, December 23, 2012

...too late for this years christmas,

almost forgot to roll out this "how to use scrap from wood flooring" post!
Not really a tutorial, but maybe an inspiration.

a cheer for tailor´s chalk .......universally for marking the pegs!

 wood glue and clamps and drying time needed after this!

 crimping and rasping to avoid the tea light slipping away
 same here , rasped little jags to avoid slipping

Merry X-mas!
Don´t forget to eat and drink too much!..(otherwise there would be no reason to think about discipline and make new years resolutions! )

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Etsy´s deutsche Community....

Post von Etsy!
kleine Weihnachtsüberraschung im Briefkasten, nicht in der "mailbox" !  Dankeschön!
Man kann seinen Etsy shop seit geraumer Zeit auch auf Deutsch betreiben, und wird dabei tatkräftig unterstützt vom Etsy Team Deutschland.
hier die links, falls jemand interessiert ist:

surprisingly at the door, not via internet!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Making a foot reflexology board which can be used as a decoration object..

...or making a decoration object, which can be used as a foot reflexology board .

 I bought some big beechwood globes at the hardware store, and also lots of smaller half spheres.
the major part of work is to split the spheres into half spheres, because it has to be done by hand
 Fortunately the smaller half spheres are available in arts and crafts shops.

 Then I drilled little holes and put nails into them
 the nailheads have to be clipped off

 ..wood glue on it
 ..and carefully hammered onto the board

 finished! can be treated with natural wood oil, also the edges could do with a little sanding..
on the underside I will affix foamed rubber or felt . barefoot walking on a pepple beach...
I had the idea a few years ago, and both boards I made then are loved by their owners!
I think I will keep this one

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This years christmas cards

Cards to put in parcels, to hang on gifts, to send out.....
This year I used masking tape to decorate, I love the minimalistic snowflake design....

Bought from Nauli, here you can find handmade calendars and countless beautiful paper goods!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

a little walk on the cold side

Winter is invited to stay, if he keeps up creating such a perfect day!

 Add a few more degrees, because the thermometer is mounted on a protected place!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Time flies!

Consulting the calendar I get a shock! already 2nd sunday in advent!

Time for a tutorial.... for adults, not for little ones like this...
I have to admit, this a a bigger project, but worth the effort .....

Curious.?........maybe I have to finish this during the christmas holidays, I will solve the riddle then!

from the big globes to the small beads:
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