Monday, April 14, 2014

Still Without A Craft Room

This weekend Daniel started sanding the floors. No dust with his handy dandy shopvac attached to the sander! William isn't normally this brave when the sander/vac is running!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014

Little Leather Books

My craft room is coming along great but we are only working weekends and we'd still like to refinish the floor. So I've pulled back the plastic, determined to do a small project.
A friend asked how I've made little leather books in the past.
I've made them as presents so I've never posted this project.
This is the easiest way I know to make one without sewing the pages.
There is lots of measuring to do. The leather cover needs to be wider and taller than the pages...
and you must include the middle or end binding to the cover measurement length.
I've marked the middle here...
and I'm including a page marker.
I've glued the page marker in with hot glue and I use the tip of the glue gun to smooth out any bumps.
Now it's good to smear a layer of hot glue on the folded page edges.
You'll want to have everything on hand and work quickly now! I put more glue on the leather cover along that marked inside middle. Now push your pages on your inside cover middle. It's hard to show but you'll notice above some blobby glue along the edge. This is when I use my glue gun tip to smooth them out. One side at a time I put a thin streaky layer of glue on the inside leather cover. Working quickly I make sure my page lines up and press the end page onto the glued cover. Then do the other side!
Use your glue gun tip as a tool to smooth bumps and reset or re-glue pages.
Here you go, you can use a needle to piece the top binding and add a jump ring to wear this book as a necklace. You can make any size you like!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Primer Coat to Top Coat

 This is where the hole was.
The walls can not be far behind!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Snow Took its Toll

Well, this is Gil's greenhouse after all the snow we had. 
Daniel and I are making plans, can't wait.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Dan is Filling Holes

Here Daniel is securing old cement board to any wood he can find. 
 And on goes a scratch coat.

Just a scratch coat.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Slow Progress Craft Room

 Daniel has asked me twice to put a new progress report up.
(Water damage due to dormer issues.)
 He obviously wants his effort recorded.
 All the yellow adhesive has to be scraped off. 
 Daniel's motto is... you can fill it in easier than you can cover it over.
And I still have no access to my closet, humph.

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Craft Room

Oh my less than perfect craft room...
 why did you have to have glued on ceiling tiles???
This will take...
us days and days to fix and...

It's not nice to the person that has to take it down, just sayin.

Friday, February 21, 2014