Monday, November 28, 2011

Santa's Workshop

Well, actually Andrew's workshop, but hey, who's being picky? Several weeks ago we went out and cut down a couple of sizable birch branches, and Andrew spend last week at the chop saw cutting them down into 1/4 inch thick biscuits for me. This weekend I bought felt, and started glueing. We're making my mom a table runner and set of placemats for christmas. We were at my aunt's house for thanksgiving, and she had a birch biscuit table runner, and mom started gushing about how much she loved it. Andrew and I looked at each other with that crafty little gleam in our eyes. I could tell we were both thinking the same thing: we could make that...
I got the runner finished this weekend, but unfortunately forgot to take a picture. The six placemats will be next weekend's project. I was also thinking that we might put the extra felt on the back of a couple of the larger biscuits for coasters...
I LOVE that Andrew and I are both crafty, and that we can work on a project together like this... It makes me happy. Once he finished cutting biscuits and I was happily glueing myself crazy (stupid glue gun strings...), he turned his attention to making christmas tree stands. His rover crew sells christmas trees every year as a fundraiser to help buy kilts for new members. The old tree stands just weren't cutting it, so now there are going to be 4 10 foot long sturdy little tanks to support the rows and rows of trees they're going to sell. Have I mentioned that I love how handy my man is? He's already talking about building cradles, and bunk beds for our children... and perhaps building a one room log cabin. I love that. And I really love that we can putter away at separate projects in the same room and just be happy with the company, and sound off on problems, and troubleshoot with each other... he's decided that eventually when we have our own place and he has his own workshop, he's going to put a desk and chair in a corner for me and my projects so we can work together. I love him so much.

2 comments:

small farm girl said...

That's going to be pretty! We have oak coasters that Hubby cut for us from trees. I love them.

Sam said...

we were told that especially in a dry house, birch is the least likely to crack and split, so that's why we chose birch...
Oak is so beautiful though, I bet your coasters are lovely!