Thursday, October 24, 2013


Here’s the thing. Sometimes I have an idea that comes to me all sorted out just waiting for me to pull it all together in a form that makes sense. Other times I’ll have an idea that needs to gel a bit before making an entrance.

Last year I happened upon this


and had a vague idea for it but ran out of time so I put it away. The other day, I started thinking about it in earnest and decided I should begin working on it. The gel had begun to solidify – in a good way. It only took a year . . .

While in the midst of sorting out the details for that lamp thing-y, I had the urge to begin another box project. After some poking around, came up with a design that involved using two boxes.


Mind you the two box idea was there when I discovered them, but I didn’t know exactly how I would make use of them together. Now I have a plan.


Let me qualify that. I have a design in my head and sort of in my sketchbook but the details – well, those are sort of fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants again. You’d think I’d expect that by now.

I did get some really good carpentry advice from my IT guy. I’m lucky my IT guy is just one chair away, works for fair food and will take the dog out when I have glue on my hands.

I used toothpicks.


The toothpicks weren’t his idea, but he approved. Use what works, and they do lend a sort of “what the heck is that all about” air to this project. As always, I hope it will progress quickly but who knows, these things tend to be unpredictable.


Of course, I am working on two projects – sort of. We’ll see how that goes.

And finally, this little lady is still available – in time for Halloween! You can see more photos here.


It’s Thursday. Really? Thursday already. Topher! What did you do with the other days of the week?!


“Who me?  It wasn’t me.  It was probably that crazy squirrel I keep seeing.  Sneaky critter.  I bet he buried those other days with the acorns in his stash.”



  1. Your projects are like guess who... or guess what????? I was guessing Narnia's wardrobe, then I saw the tooth picks and now I am totally confused. Will keep watching.
    hugs Kay

    1. Hi Kay,

      Yeah at this stage it can get pretty confusing with so little to go on. Now it's not Narnia's wardrobe but that's a good idea too! Perhaps, I'll just file that one away for another day. That was one cool wardrobe wasn't it?


  2. Hi Topher,

    Our doggies hate squirrels too. I think they were put on earth to annoy doggies. Giggle. Me? I could care less, just as long as they never touch MY peanut butter. (o:

    Heaps of Hugs
    Prudence ♥

    Hi Miss Ginger, IT guy, and Sebastian!

    1. Hi Prudence,

      All of us here send you hugs and hellos back. Sebastian says it's getting cold and Topher says "Squirrel!" Ah, yes. The excitement of new things!


  3. Topher is killin' me, he's like the cutest cartoon character XD He looks too cute to be real XD

    1. Hi Heather,

      He's a stitch to be sure. He's very entertaining and can be a little mischievous sometimes. Everything is excitement and drama with him. "I hear a noise!" "I smell food!" "Is that for me?" "Toys!" "Squirrel!"


  4. Don't be silly, it couldn't possibly be Topher, he looks far too innocent...


    Jack & The Clan


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