Thursday, April 16, 2015

Fairy Doors Part 1

My Dad gave me tools!  I have been looking at scroll saw work lately and he had one from his father that he wasn't using.  I also picked up an extra belt sander he had.  Dad's are awesome!
Scroll saw in the front, belt sander in the back, and extra tools for projects!
Recently, I have been captivated by the idea of fairy doors.  You make small doors and put them in your garden or around the house.  I thought they would be fairly easy to make and I wanted to try.  A scroll saw is the perfect tool for this.
Example of a fairy door (not mine).
I tried making one with a jigsaw but it was tough and honestly, not very safe.  The first door I made is pictured below.
My door is up against the house.  The furniture was purchased at a hobby store.  The green door was created by an 8-year old visiter who is VERY interested in our fairy visitors.
 After I got my new tools, a wood burner from my mom, and space in the garage from my wife, this is what I made.  The 8-year old got to decipher the viking runes, and we are still painting the new ones.

More to come soon!

Friday, February 20, 2015

I found a new board game website for you to try out.  I like the look and feel of the pages, along with the quest aspect of exploring the pages.  Check it out!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

HUD 2015

2015 Head's Up Display

  1. Play a Dresden Files story arc. 
  2. Lose Weight - get under 200 and stay there.
  3. Paint Cygnar Mini's
    • Cyclone Heavy Warjack
    • Eiryss Mage Hunter
    • Cygnar Firefly Light Warjack
    • Cygnar Squire 
    • Three casters - eCaine, pHaley, and Kara Sloan
  4. Paint Trollbloods Bomber/Blitzer
  5. Play 10 Warma/Hordes games
  6.  240-ish Bones Minis!!!
Last year's 2014 HUD,  2013 HUD and  2012 HUD.

Friday, September 26, 2014

New minis and new paint

I broke down and bought new minis today. The first is the Cygnar Character Heavy 'jack Ol'Rowdy. He fills in several of Stryker's theme lists and is pretty cool all on his own. He can charge without paying focus and he can counter charge if someone gets too close. He is a all metal 'jack and I foresee pinning in my future. 


The next mini I got was the Trollbloods plastic kit that can build a Blitzer, Bomber, or Mauler. Or,with good magnets the Blitzer and Bomber! I already have one of the old metal Maulers and I thought the painting would suffer if I tried to magnetize the back piece. 

I also purchased 2starter kits of the P3 paints. Until now, I have mostly been using craft paints. They had lots of pigment and didn't cost an arm and a leg for an ounce. I also have used old citadel paint and was not a big fan. The only ones I really like we're the old citadel washes. Now... I may never paint with anything else! I know I am late to the party but these flow off the brush, cover well and naturally shade into the other colors. I'm a happy girl!

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