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After many delays, we are just about finished the renovations to the spare bedroom. After we finished painting, and before we moved all the furniture back in, I wanted to get the shelves framed and finished. What should have been a fairly quick job did not turn out to be a quick job. I had…

Coasters

As I mentioned in a previous post, one of my homemade gifts for last holiday season was some coasters. I had been wanting to try making some for a while, and the time and reason to jump into it finally arose. I only wish I had considered making these sooner as I think they would…

Huxhukw

I recently shared my progress towards finishing my Huxhukw bird mask. I have finally added the finishing touches. Before I share the final details of my carving, I thought I would share the history and story of the Huxhukw bird. The Huxhukw bird is part of a dance ceremony of the Hamatsa Society of the…

Painting Faces & Making Hair

I have been working on a mask carving with my dad for around 5 years now. It certainly didn’t need to take that long, but we have just been working on bits of it here and there, so it has been a bit drawn out. We are, however, finally reaching the final steps in the…

Then & Now – Random Projects

Over the years we have done some updates to the house. Some out of necessity, but most out of desire to make changes. We were lucky that the house itself had been renovated and was very modern looking inside, so there was no pressing updates that we needed to work on. That let us focus…

Then & Now – Front Yard

The focus has been on the back yard for most of the time we have lived here. Kurt had wanted only one of our yards to be in disarray and chaos at a time, so we had agreed that we would leave the front yard alone until we were finished the back yard. Then COVID…

Goodbye 2021

2020 was a challenging year for many. Kurt and I were able to make the best of it and carried that mentality on into 2021. Despite all the challenges that the pandemic continued to provide, along with 3 major climate disasters in our area, we have been able to make the year another good one…

Woodworking Tips & Tricks

In the past year of trying new projects and learning new techniques on different tools, I have spent a lot of time building a bit of a network. Originally when I started our Instagram page for our woodworking and other kraftwerks that we sell, I had thought it would be mostly for marketing purposes. I…

Homemade Holidays

First, I hope you all had a Merry Christmas. I didn’t get a chance this year to do a post to wish everyone a happy holiday season. I was once again spending most of my time in the shop. Though, Kurt did make sure that I spent a little more time enjoying the holidays watching…

Kraftwerks

After having our little woodworking (and more) shop for just over a year, we finally got to attend our first in-person craft fair. We did a virtual one last year, but it is very different than the in-person version, and we were really excited for the opportunity. For the last month and a bit, I…