august arrived & everything got amazingly busy, super fast! i've been wanting to post more regularly, but honestly there are just NOT enough hours in a day to do all the things that i need/want to do. so... we'll have to settle for random bits of goodness. ;)
the madison county heritage festival is coming up the first saturday in october & sammi (my sister) & i are working hard to stock up knit & hand sewn lovelies for our table.
i was keeping the shop updated as well, but everything kept selling! this is normally a good thing, but not as we are trying to have a *full table*!
i recently had an order for this knit vest...
sized to fit a 3-4 yr old...
well, i ordered 2 skeins of paton's classic wool. the colorway is light gray mix. it is such a perfect, everyday gray that i wanted to make a more manly vest with it as well.
like this one...
|not only did i have enough yarn for this sweet vest, but i had enough left over to make a pair of mini mitts as well!|
and ev's is lily's, sugar n'cream, 'hot pink' colorway
there are 2 cross bars, made with 2x2's. one is set off to the left & @ the top of the stool & the other is set off to the right & @ the bottom of the stool
we also used a drill bit the same size as the screw heads, frilled down 1/8" or so, so that the screws would be set in to the top piece. a *bonus* tip from my dad.
other tips...all pieces we sanded before assembling. we glued each piece in place for added strength & durability & of course, we pre-drilled. each 2x2 cross bar has 2 screws, vs one to keep them from turning. (this i learned when building the chicken tractors.)
we sealed the wood with a beeswax polish to help being a bit of shine to it & protect the wood as well.
all in all i am pleased. it is a super stable design, though i do wish we would have had better wood on hand. it'll do though donkey...;)