Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Unfinished Projects

My short stint in Reno was frantic and very full. I had grand ambitions to rehab a few pieces of furniture, but that never happened. I thought I'd share a few of these projects and potential. upcycling options. Sorry for the bad picture quality, these are all from my craigslist advertisements.




China cabinet?

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Let's Just Hide

Zeb has been doing a lot of hiding recently. I think he is sensing changes going on around him, since we are MOVING TO NEW MEXICO.

I'll try to keep you a little more updated along the way, but to answer a few questions:

1) I am not taking my furniture with me. The table is going back to Winnemucca for safe keeping. Everything else is still there. I love all of those projects, but I want to own my stuff and not have it own me. By trying to limit my belongings to what fits in my car and a few shipped boxes, I figure I'll be forced to part with a lot of items that I don't really need any more.

2) Yes, I am looking forward to starting from scratch in a new place...I have so many ideas for decorating!

3) Yes, Zeb is coming with me.

4) Our last day in Reno is December 15.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Baby Gifts, Part II

Hello Friends!

After a long interlude,  I bring you baby gifts part two. I love maps. I love making them, in fact I've managed to make that a large component of my career. One day, while at work, I started to notice that often street lines can mimic the shapes of a bicycle. When my friends, Tim and Jill had their son, Jonas, this seemed to be a particularly apt gift for the clan. You may recall that Tim loves bicycles so much that he organized his garage using dismembered bicycle parts.

So here you go, bikes on a map.




Aren't they fun? And so easy to make. All you need is a map, a canvas (or piece of cardboard), and some black paint.

And as an aside, I will be the first to admit that, ahem, presentation is not my strong suite. By this I mean cute table settings, packages, and hairstyles just don't find their way into my life all that often. But I recently stumbled across a cute kids book at a thrift store which I quickly disassembled to make notecards. So the Engelhardt clan received a decorative package with a few wall decorations on the inside.