Monthly Archives: October 2014

It’s a miserable weekend. “HEY! let’s go to Ikea! (I bet no one else will have that idea). So, I have worked out that kitchen manufacturers make money from the doors not the cabinets. I bought all the cabinets I needed then used as many non marching different doors as possible from the bargain corner (£1.50-£5) each, then painted them all matching grey.

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Kids seem to have a lot of options these days. Many of everything. A bike and a scooter and roller skates and a skateboard. How will they get really good at one thing? Parents talk about the screen time their kids have. Too much, limits and time doing other activities. It was nice to see the Loom Band craze this summer where children seemed to love making artefacts for themselves and for others. There are four projects in my book aimed specifically at children. The hair clips projects uses excess to maximum effect. More is more. Happy Half term!

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Caffeine makes me go a bit #funny and #weird sometimes. I think I’m sensitive to that stuff. Drugs. Too much puts me on a bit of a downer and negative so I just have to watch it. This project is super easy and fail safe. Coffee cups are great to cast into because they are tapered with a ready made release angle and coated with a polymer that ensures the coffee doesn’t leak out of the cup.


What do you see here? A dove or a skull?

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*strokes chin*

“I see, I sink you are a very very komplexe perzon!”

You might just see some blobs of ink on a folded sheet of paper. Lots of things fold in half and we can use this as a print method.

I turned my post workout shake tub upside down and realised it would make a great shape for casting a planter. Here’s a teaser from the book in one of the cheapest makes out of the 24 projects. It costs less than a dollar or euro in material. Fail safe too.

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So, burgundy is definitely my least LEAST favourite colour. I needed a car. I didn’t have choice of what to buy. I ended up with a Burgundy 1997 Honda Civic. Let me cut to the chase. I covered it in knotty pine sticky back plastic. #extremebluepeter

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