Tag: projects

One of Hannah’s birthday presents was this adorable mini sewing machine from John Lewis in the UK. Her grandparents brought it over for her when they came for her party, she as excited. I’d been thinking of getting her a machine when she turned 5, and I’d seen that one last year on a trip over. Now, she has it. And we’ve been learning to use it.

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Okay, I’m making a comeback with my pie project after 3 missed months. But no apron this month. Instead, I canned for the first time. Seriously, I CANNED. After Adam and I went apple picking I had bags of apples to do something with, and I decided I would can them for apple pie. Actually, originally I thought I would get apple pie, applesauce, and apple butter out of them. I wildly overestimated how far 5 lbs. of apples would get me. But I did get a yummy pie out of a weekend spent slaving over hot apples and jars. Needs some tweaking for the future, but a pretty delicious start.

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Other posts on this topic: I Have a Card Catalog Cabinet, Refinishing a Card Catalog Pt. 1.

I FINALLY got all of the varnish off of this sucker! And now I am officially working on staining it black/super dark brown.

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Remember last year when I posted about this card catalog my mom gave me?

It’s been sitting in my garage ever since.

The week before last I finally decided It Was Time. So I painstakingly unscrewed all the hardware from all the little drawers and coated everything with an eco-friendly varnish stripper called Ready-Strip. I haven’t taken too many pictures yet, but this is the progress so far:

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So I’m not sure exactly how this happened, but my schedule into 2010 is jam packed. It’s kind of sneaking up on me, and now I realize I’ve got to do some serious time managing to get everything done. And the school year’s already crazy just a week in. We had the cookout the Sunday before school started, back to school week was of course busy, then we went to Seattle last weekend. Tonight was Back to School Night, so I worked a 12-hour day today while still struggling to catch up on sleep from Seattle (we got home at 2am yesterday morning). So it’s time for a list to help me mentally sort out all this stuff and keep my sanity

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