Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Business Card and Calendar Holders and Boxes

Want to display your business cards in a classy box? All have dovetailed joinery - variety of woods (FOR SALE - $20)
You'll be able to use this fancy calendar holder for years! They're made from a variety of woods and as usual, dovetailed. You can load it up with either the Cross Stitch or Quilt Pattern-A-Day desk calendar from (FOR SALE - $45)

Did I mention how much Greg loves to make little boxes? They're made from a variety of woods and lots of different sizes. The thinner ones lie flat when open; all have tiny magnets embedded to keep them closed. I covered up the pretty wood with some stitching and take it to all stitching events - it's always loaded and ready to go! (FOR SALE - $25 and up)

The cabinet everything in this post is photographed on was also made by Greg. We found the old drawers in the attic of my parents' home when we got it ready to sell. We have no idea where they came from!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Firewood storage

Here's Greg's project du jour - it's a firewood storage building on the old corn crib base. Still a work in progress. He's already making firewood for next winter (so he says - I think he's just scouting out good wood to turn into little boxes!)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Wee hornbooks (3" wide x 4" tall not including handle) in a variety of woods (cherry, walnut, maple and red pine). Stitch a nametag, add twisted cord, hemstitch to avoid fraying and voila! No more paying EGA $.25 per meeting because you forgot your nametag. Mine's a work-in-progress. I have the crown, peacock, key and Corgi (a Cardigan with a tail of course) -- just can't choose the last motif! (FOR SALE - $10 without holes - $12 with holes)

Here's a great way to display your treasured embroidery scissors. My case (2nd photo down) is shown on the wall - I see missing some scissors! Greg put a piece of fancy birdseye maple in the middle spot for a decorative touch.

He's installed a special cleat that helps the case lie flat against the wall and tiny little dowels for the scissor handles.

The case below is made of cherry and will hold 15 pairs of scissors. (FOR SALE - $70 )

The case below will also hold 15 pairs of scissors. It is made from walnut. (FOR SALE - $70)

Serving trays

These serving trays are very handy at parties or picnics and decorative when not in use.

The tray on the right measures 10 x 16" and is made of tiger walnut. The curve of the sides matches the ends. (FOR SALE - $75 )

The tray below measures 12 x 19". The sides are cherry and the bottom is a variety of fancy maples with purple heart and walnut inlay. Note the cool decorative sides and the dovetailed joinery. (FOR SALE - $90)

Three tiered table

Today I'd like to show you a neat little table Greg made. All three tiers of this one are made of wood. He made a glass topped one for a Christmas gift last year.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Needle Cases

These needle cases are approximately 6" x 2-1/2", and about 1/2" thick when closed. Two tiny finger holes in the front make the case easy to open. There is a 1-5/8" piano hinge on the back. When open the case lies flat - one side is lined with felt, the other with a sheet of magnet. It will hold a small pair of scissors, threader, floss, plus lots of needles and pins. Perfect for next to your favorite stitching chair and compact enough to slip into your travel bag or purse. You never know when you'll have a chance to stitch!

Below - top to bottom:
1. Maple with tiger walnut inlay - $25
2. Butternut with tiger walnut inlay - $25
3. Butternut with tiget walnut inlay - $25
4. Maple with tiger walnut inlay - $25

Below - top to bottom:
5. Walnut with curly maple inlay - $25
6. Butternut with tiger walnut inlay - $25
7. Curly maple - $20
8. Walnut with curly maple inlay - $25