Archive for the ‘DIY’ Category

September 18th, 2010 - 12:35 am § in DIY, hall

a bird in the hand…

There’s a young lady out there who would like to know how I made the paper bird sculpture in my hallway. So here’s the first of two posts on the process. I have a cat sculpture armature in hand and will be taking pictures of the padding and paper gluing process in the next few [...][...]

August 17th, 2010 - 9:43 pm § in DIY, thinking

i love felt

And here’s an idea I’m definitely stealing. Gotta find some old wool blankets. Okay, a LOT of old wool blankets. There’s a bench to be made. Wait, two benches. I’ll bet they’re really comfy. I need a small bench for the kitchen. And a big bench for the hallway. Only I t[...]

August 13th, 2010 - 9:41 pm § in DIY, tools

lookit, i DIM*.

*Did It Myself. Of course. Never one to let a minor defect get in the way, that’s me. In fact, sometimes minor defects are good, because then you can be the pushy broad who walks up to the counter carrying said article with said minor defects in your sweaty paws and ask if you can [...][...]

August 13th, 2010 - 9:06 pm § in DIY, library/dining, tools

diy anaglypta repair

After a lovely but quick dinner out between J’s working hours, I spent a slightly boring but meditative hour repairing anaglypta with filler (UK)/spackle (US). I discovered that an unbent paper clip with a loop on one end makes an excellent tiny little sculpting tool. However, afterwards, I go[...]