Star Wars has always been a large and important part of my life. A New Hope came out when I was 368 days old and as legend has it it was the first movie I ever saw as my parents took me along when they saw it at the drive in. Continue reading “How Star Wars influenced a life of making.”
A brief backstory on this project. My late stepmother was something of a tchotchke acquirer. Not a collector, there was no theme, but an acquirer of random cutesy impulse purchases acquired over the years which slowly festooned the interior and exterior of the house I grew up in. One of these was a plaster Cookie Monster garden statue. Continue reading “A Cookie Monster for the ages.”
There was a little pile of lumber leaning up against the door frame to the patio, tucked in a corner that could be ignored until you wanted to lean something else in the same spot. I’ve never been a fan of throwing useful things away, content to have it lay ready for the day I needed a few feet of lumber to build something small. With the recent acquisition of a sample can of paint, I put that lumber to good use to test out the paint and make a fun little Valentine’s project. Continue reading “Leftover Lumber Love – A Valentine’s Trivet”
I am always on the search for new and delicious foods to make, especially cookies! One of my new favourite recipes is for a chocolate chip cookie. The recipe was found slightly incomplete and tucked between the pages of a cookbook that belonged to my grandmother. It was a mysterious and exciting find. If a recipe is going to be delicious, it’s going to come from a grandmother, especially mine. Continue reading “Delicious Mysterious Chocolate Chip Cookies”
They’re hot, they’re sweaty, they make you sound like Darth Vader and they leave marks on your face when taken off, but after many years of stubbornness and/or vanity, I now always have some form of respirator handy when I’m working on a dusty project. But which one is the right one to have handy when you start your next project?