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Anyone got a project to share that they might have done or would like to do? Anything artistic or even handy to have?
My latest is to tile an old fire pit outer area that was thrown away. I am using small tiles that were also throw away.
Anyone have something to share?
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ScottR · 51-55, M
I built a place to store my truck canopy.

BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@1202599,ScottR] Very nice! Looks good!
Reminds me of wanting to build a small storage shed out of pallets.

I am off to work. Thank you for sharing this. It's good inspiration for others. :)
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
Projects are my drive, so much so I do it for pay. I've got a few home projects but it's remodel type, but building a pavilion near the water line is my ambition of my "home" projects.
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@1201531,checkoutanytime] I was right...much bigger project! Sounds so interesting. Okay...I plan on living a few more years, so maybe, just let us know what progress you make. :)
checkoutanytime · 41-45, M
[@1210541,BreezeyBree] like I said, remodeling the house first, that's this year. Then expand the great outdoors to be my play area.
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@1201531,checkoutanytime] I'm sure you'll do an amazing job of it. :)
Gaiia · F
Candles
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@536386,Gaiia] Candles are always something people appreciate! They make great gifts and allow for a lot of creativity!
eyeno · M
Cool..!
eyeno · M
[@1210541,BreezeyBree] Noooo!

BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@1150425,eyeno] Behave yourself! I have to work. Go clean your room or something!
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eyeno · M
[@1210541,BreezeyBree] No don't go, come back!
Room clean house clean, me clean!
Adaydreambeliever · 56-60, FVIP
That sounds good.. I am always finding things to improve or personalise. Love it.. You should post pics when you are done
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@7167,Adaydreambeliever] I will try to be brave enough to show the results, if I don't ruin it! lol
I’ve made some pillows for people...

and hats for my friends’ baby grandson.
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@328496,bijouxbroussard] That's a skill many don't try to do anymore! I'm impressed!
4meAndyou · F
Sure! I used to collect interesting bits of blue and white pottery to make earrings. You can nip the pieces with nippers, grind the edges, drill a small hole for the O ring, and wrap them in stained glass style copper foil tape...(thick is good, about 3/8"). Use a pencil to smooth and press the tape to the pottery. Solder along the tape with silver solder. Then you add earring wires to the O ring.


https://www.pinterest.com/johnnyt048/broken-pottery-jewelry/

BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@387713,4meAndyou] Very cool! A lot like I'm learning with stained glass, except I am learning to cut glass and then follow the steps. Very pretty!
4meAndyou · F
[@1210541,BreezeyBree] I used to do the stained glass, also, and the bezel settings above are more difficult to make...so wrapping copper foil? Easy Peasy!
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@387713,4meAndyou] Thank you for sharing! It's really nice to hear from others what they have done or are doing! :)
iamnikki · 26-30, F
Just added glitter to the heels of some shoes.

Gonna paint a landscape with acrylic paint.
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@467302,iamnikki] That's a "one of a kind" pair of shoes! :)
Freeranger · M
I bought a small bandsaw mill, and use trees from my land to turn in to lumber that I then use in my woodshop.



These are two recently finished projects. I have begun to change the way I garden around and have gone to vertical gardening. The top one is a U-shaped strawberry bed. I still need to wrap the deer fencing around the posts and make a door. Soon as the loam arrives, I'll mix that with peat, manure, fertilizer and lime, then shovel it into the bed of this, then put the plants in. No more bending over.
Second one is a cucumber trellis. It's a simple A-frame with hinges at the top so I can adjust the height. I will pull in the sides to make it taller so that as the plants begin to run, I'll train them to climb the trellis once it's in the garden. Then, as the plants start to produce cucumbers, I'll be able to walk through the middle and pick them like grapes as they drop down thru the wire grid.
I won't bore you with the tomatoes....ha, ha
BreezeyBree · 56-60, F
[@841884,Freeranger] I'm not bored at all! It's really interesting and I appreciate you sharing!
If I had the space, I'd love to do something like that!
Freeranger · M
[@1210541,BreezeyBree] The thing with vertical gardening is that it works very neatly with those with limited space. You could still have vegetables....you just have to get used to the idea that, your plants will be raised vertically rather than horizontally. Traditional gardening takes more space. It's quite doable for you.

 
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