One more tiny pyrography gourd

With my previous design I was sure of what I wanted through each stage of sketching and burning. With this design I wasn’t so sure. I liked the idea of a woven pattern, but wasn’t completely sure how I wanted to execute it. I started by cutting the gourd into a bowl using a coping … [Read more…]

Making a Perry the platypus fondant cake

My daughter just turned 3 and her favorite character at the moment is Perry the Platypus. A little plush Perry from the Disney store gets carried wherever we go, so we decided Perry would be our birthday theme this year. With a little help from Pinterest we set out to make a Perry the Platypus … [Read more…]

Fun with the scroll saw – decorative panels

Scroll saws are great for making Christmas presents, especially when funds are at a bare minimum—assuming you already have a scroll saw. If you don’t, the The DeWalt DW788 20-Inch Scroll Saw is a great machine. It’s well made and easy to use, which can’t be said for the majority of scroll saws manufactured these … [Read more…]