After the rain

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wild flowers

A few pictures from the garden after a day time shower. I always liked trying to capture natural scenes after a rain, everything seems a bit brighter and cleaner.

 

 

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Nova Scotia map from pallet boards

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pallet boards craft project

(Updated July 27 2015)

Gina had asked for a map of Nova Scotia cut out from boards and she wanted to make it from pallet boards. Easy? Well, yes and no. Yes, I have plenty of pallet boards in a stack out behind the workshop. No, I have never cut out a map of Nova Scotia before, or any other province for that matter. One way to know for sure is to try it and see what happens. Once she was done with the dry brushing technique, it was my turn.

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Childrens Swan Rocker with secret compartment Woodworking Plans

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Childrens Swan Rocker with secret compartment Woodworking Plans

We finished creating this new woodworking plan today. Children will be able to climb in their own seat and rock away. Add the painted details in layers or simply paint them on the side. There is also a bonus seat in the back for their favourite teddy bear or doll. Or use it to store some toys. Also, a secret space for children to hide away small treasures. Full size drawings!