Posts Tagged daughters

Woodworking Weekend

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Well, it has been a busy week!  It’s a busy week for us anyway because this weekend is the annual woodworking show in Indianapolis.  We have gone now for several years and always find neat products to help us with our  projects or hobbies, or new project ideas.

Our three oldest girls also help with a very cool joint/router system demo.  Today, my husband and oldest daughter went over and she demoed the tool some, and took the award-winning box that she recently made out of leopardwood to display at their booth.  Below are pictures of her demoing their router joint system, and the box she took that she made using their system (and some other power tools).

K's really good at woodworking.  I think the new demo guy was scared.

K's really good at woodworking. I think the new demo guy was scared.

See how cool those joints are!

See how cool those joints are!

Leopard wood with Heart dovetails

Leopard wood with Heart dovetails

leopardboxwoodshow

Wayne Sutter and K with her Leopard wood box

This is Wayne Sutter, the man that owns the Woodline USA company.  My girls just love him.  He is a very friendly, helpful man.  Here’s the website just in case anyone is interested.  We love their Route-R-Joint system among several of their other products.

http://www.woodline.com

And here is a link to the system that my girls like to make beautiful wood joints.  It’s quite simple and they are so beautiful!

http://www.woodline.com/p-1825-route-r-joint-precision-dovetail-joinery-system.aspx

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!

LRae

Bigger families, Bigger beds

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Well, even though we have fairly big rooms in our house, our girls bed space was getting a little tight. So dh built them a set of triple bunks. One of our younger dds really enjoyed helping dad build it.

They are enjoying it, and we plan to build a second one some time this year (it’s not as urgent). Now to redorate their room… lol. We bought an old house that was a frat house right before we bought it and so we have been slowly restoring it. Lots of fun, but quite a bit of work. :-)

One of our daughters helping Dad built the triple bunk

One of our daughters helping Dad built the triple bunk

Thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t voted for our sewing room “6 Daughters, 6 Wedding Dresses”, please do so now! Here’s the link:
http://reg.taunton.com/webapps/ultimate_sewing_room_voting.html
LRae

Dress up

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Girls love to play dress up. Below is a picture of one of my girls with a funny wig on at her grandma’s house. They thought it was pretty funny - kind of Egyptian.

A sweet girl in a funny wig

A sweet girl in a funny wig

The girls really like to do crafts and sew and are at various skill levels in regards to both. They would love to continue their learning and expand their opportunities with the prizes from the CraftStylish contest.

If you don’t know about it, you can read earlier posts, but the short story is we designed a sewing room that represented our family and made it into the top ten out of almost 9,000. Now we just need your vote to help us win!

Please consider following this link and voting for 6 Daughters, 6 Wedding Dresses. My girls and I would be very grateful!
http://reg.taunton.com/webapps/ultimate_sewing_room_voting.html

Have a great day!
Blessings,
LRae

Hope

Thursday, January 15th, 2009
This is one of my younger daughters in a dress that I made for her last Easter.  I made matching dresses for her sisters also.  When I was finished, I told them they better stay that size for a long time because they were going to have to get married in those dresses since they were so much work.

This is one of my younger daughters in a dress that I made for her last Easter. I made matching dresses for her sisters also. When I was finished, I told them they better stay that size for a long time because they were going to have to get married in those dresses since they were so much work. Now that I’m gradually moving up in this contest, there is hope that I might have the enthusiasm and additional tools to make them new dresses for their weddings (or they can make them…). I guess I should start feeding them again. :-D Thanks for visiting my site! LRae

I’ve got some work to do

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

store closings - you gotta love them

Store closings - you gotta love them!

ups and downs

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Well, I was excited as after being in 10th, I was slowly climbing in the voting. This morning I was up to number 4. Unfortunately, now I’m back to number 5. However, I know that there are lots of votes still out there. :-)

I have a really exciting idea that would potentially help lots of WAHMS with the current CPSIA issues. I’m hoping to get it together and post it soon.

Please go vote! My girls and I would really appreciate it!
Thanks!