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Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
New cake things in the shop. You love cake too, right?
I also have a new workspace! I am loving it! Thank you IKEA and husband for putting it together. I hadn't even thought about lighting until we had it all put together. There is a glass portion in the top of the desk to light from below, but I need more light and hate the fluorescent overheads. We happened to have a light/lamp cord from IKEA laying around so I put together this little lampshade made from paper (with inspiration from a DIY blog post I saw somewhere (?) where they made a similar shade from wooden strips). It is nice to have more space... the husband and I had been sharing a desk for the last year (that's right, two computers, one desk, lots of bumping elbows). I have to say it was a little sad moving all of my things to the new desk after sitting next to each other every night at the computer... we felt like I was moving out or something... haha.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
I came across these pictures of my parents recently. In the middle of the 90's they literally took a church apart by hand from the top down so that all of it's parts could be salvaged. Nearly everything was cleaned up and sold to be reused; the ceiling joists, bricks, windows, pews, stone foundations, wood. I helped to clean some of the bricks during the process, but never really appreciated or understood how much work is involved in a project like this until I was older and came to admire their ambition and hard work. I wish I were as brave.