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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

More Wooden Trivets

This trivet has also been made as a Christmas Gift.

I purchased a set of "Iron Works Ornaments" from Scroller On-Line but didn't like them for ornaments and decided to change it slightly in order to use it as a trivet pattern instead. So I made sure that the pattern was uniform all the way around. I deleted the hanger hold and added a triangle shape to match the other cut outs. I was pleased with the end results.

You can see a picture of the original "ornament" by clicking the above link. Here is a picture of the altered pattern:

Here is a picture of the finished trivet:

I was surprised by the variations of color in this piece of red oak.  I used a butcher block stain on it so that it can be used in the kitchen and be food safe.

Thanks for taking time to look at my work and visit my site.

Happy Crafting ! ! !


Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Am Very Honored

Recently I noticed on the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog that they were doing a challenge for farm animals so I entered my farm animal birthday banner into the mix for that week's challenge. I made the top 5!

I have to admit I do not know how to OR where to display the "blinkie" they gave me. If I could figure it out I certainly would display it.

Here is a link back to the Birthday Banner and here is one to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog where I won!

If anyone knows how to display that "blinkie" and cares to leave me a comment on how do it I would appreciate the help! (Computer savvy I am not!)

Happy Crafting Everyone!


Monday, October 8, 2012

Another Of Many Wooden Trivets

I've been back in the wood shop making more Christmas Gifts.

A friend of mine seen these and said, "they are to pretty to set a hot pan on. If I get one I think I will hang it on the wall"

To that I said I don't know why you could not do both. Use it for it's intended purpose and/or for a decoration.

This patten also came from my Cricut. It is from "Paper Lace."

Here us a picture of the pattern:

This pattern, as in the ones I have used from Cricut before, has also been altered. At 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock on the pattern's 2nd outer layer, was a three point tulip that, I felt, threw off the design, so I hid the contour on my Cricut Design Studio, and cut the design without those "flowers" in the pattern. Then I took on of the arch cuts, put in into the space, traced, and cut another arch into the pattern so that it was fluent.

My only challenge to cutting this on the scroll saw was that the small triangles on the outer most ring were fairly small. The smallest cuts that I have done to date. The more of them I cut the more nature the cuts became and the easier it was to do.

Here is a picture of the finished Wooden Trivet:

I am very pleased with the way this turned out.  The cuts are improving with practice and time.

Happy wood working ! ! !


Monday, October 1, 2012

Challenge Completed

I love challenges. I belong to a scrapbooking message board where each month we post one challenge and then if we can we do something to meet that challenge and post our results.

The challenge this time was to use at least one thing or multiple things that we have purchased but have not used or rarely use. This was a great challenge because I have a ton of things that I loved when I seen them but then got them home and put them on the shelf and never touched them.

Here is my completed challenge item:

I made a card using the following items that were previously purchased and not used or rarely used:

Santa Stamp (never used)
Copic Markers (rarely used)
Stickles (Glitter) (rarely used)
Liquid Applique (rarely used)
Nails Heads (rarely used)
Paper Flowers (rarely used)

Half Pearls (rarely used)
2 Printed Papers (never used)
Shimmer Lime Green Cardstock (never used)
Heat gun (rarely used)

Here another view so that you can see some of the details.

I made a few of these while I was at it (to save time later.)

Happy Scrappin' ! ! !