vintage coffee label serving tray
Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, Family, New Products

RuPaul! Trays! and Dog Thievery!

Hello! No, your eyes do not deceive you, the Brigadoon* of blogs has appeared again in your feed. I am both the youngest of four children and the only boy.  Therefore, growing up I was regularly referred to as “The Golden Child” or “The Chosen One” and things like that – it just made sense… Continue reading RuPaul! Trays! and Dog Thievery!

Vintage Library Card Due Date Wood Tray
New Products, Plaid Ambassador, Uncategorized

A Busy Couple of Weeks

Having clawed my way to the very pinnacle of the "He Glues Stuff to Wood" industry I find that I can go for several weeks doing nothing but, well.... gluing stuff to wood which is what I've been doing exclusively of late. You see, over Christmas I was approached by a totally charming couple who… Continue reading A Busy Couple of Weeks

Colorful vintage style serving tray
New Products

Trays, Trays, Trays, Napping and Flooding

So, one of my many goals of 2019 is to finally bring some new items to market. Man cannot live by coaster alone! (but man should always use a coaster - ALWAYS!) Up first on the list are my serving trays. If you've been with me for a while you know I've been making these… Continue reading Trays, Trays, Trays, Napping and Flooding

Halloween, New Products, Tips and Resources

Evolution of a Design

It’s still crazy-hot here (and probably where you are too) which disinclined me to go outside and saw, sand and paint. But that has given me time to focus on new designs for Halloween and Midsummer Scream. My funny (ok, I think they're funny - your mileage may vary) Halloween coasters have, apparently, acquired a… Continue reading Evolution of a Design

Craft and Handmade Shows, Get Inspired Posts, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources, Tutorials, Use What You've Got Projects

Photo Display Board Tutorial

Last weekend’s Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana went really well!  Beautiful weather, great crowds,  good sales and I may possibly have figured out a good, final, booth set up….more on that in another post. This Sunday is Patchwork Long Beach! I have no idea why I thought “cool! Two shows almost back to back” sounded… Continue reading Photo Display Board Tutorial

Craft and Handmade Shows, Craft Show Display, New Products, Plaid Ambassador

Slow Progress and and Update!

I interrupt this update for a quick PSA: The folks at Plaid are having an awesome sale on all Mod Podge branded products on their site (so, Mod Podge, tools, brushes, melts etc – lots of stuff)!  It’s 40% off your order and free shipping if you spend $60 or more.  So, if you need… Continue reading Slow Progress and and Update!

Get Inspired Posts, Houseware Crafts, New Products, Tips and Resources, Uncategorized

What To Do With All That Scrap Wood?

I have a lot of stuff. Scrap wood (tons!), bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that never quite came to fruition. Bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that did come to fruition but, perhaps, shouldn't have.... You get the picture. And now I have a lot of stuff and I have a goal. The Blair… Continue reading What To Do With All That Scrap Wood?