Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Feeders...and a Rodeo?

So my parents are in town, but that didn't stop me from making a couple of new things...

Mad For Plaid Skate Pet Feeder

She's a Brick House Skate Pet Feeder

Surf's Up Wall Hanger

After the creating was done; however, I deemed it necessary to take the rents out on the town and show them something a little different...ENTER THE RODEO.  

My friend, Mark, from work is an excellent bullfighter.  Every weekend he's always somewhere protecting cowboys all that is bull.  

This particular weekend was a little different though.  The Hangin Tree Ranch needed volunteer riders, so Mark sounded the call for all cowboys at work...Enter Deitrich.

Now I'm not sure if bull riding was something on Deitrich's bucket list or if he accidentally said "cowboy up" before his brain could register what he was getting into (I'm thinking mouth spoke before brain registered) either way we weren't going to miss this bad bear for the world, oh and we were going to make sure to video tape it.  

So there you have three seconds it was all over.  What's better is he paid $40 to do it, wore chaps, annnnd the boots with da spurs YEE HAW!  Thank goodness for Mark is all I have to say.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Crafty Bas@ar!s of the Week

And now for our Crafty Bas@ar!s of the Week...deckstool.

Stools and benches out of recycled skateboard decks?  Now them's some crafty bastar#s!

Created by Pennsylvania skaters Adam Podlaski and his brother Jason, Deckstool's and benches are made up of recycled trucks and skateboard decks and run between $175 and $550.  Well worth the cash for a unique piece o' furniture I say.

recycled skateboard bench - Custom

You can check out their designs on or
Be sure to go to their Etsy site quick...From now until the end of February they are offering a MID-February Sale.  Through the end of February 2011, all deckstools are $25 off plus FREE continental US shipping! ($175 + $25 off shipping for international orders.) They are also taking $150 off all deckbench orders!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

An Open Letter to my Drill Press

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes I seriously hate crafting.  Yeah; I said that, SOMETIMES I HATE CRAFTING.  I don't know, I read all the blogs about how great people's wares are, how to build your business and make it better, or how amazing it can be to do your own thing, which is all great and very helpful, but you never really hear about the downside of it.  I'm talking about those really bad days where the last thing you want to do is come home from your day job only to work on your night job and nothing goes right.  Case in point, my drill press (yeah I'm talking to you drill press).  So here it goes, from the top:

Dear Drill Press,

If I could launch you to the end of the earth and back right now I would.  Why do you want to break on me when I have orders to fulfill?  I'm not sure why, you never respond, but here is my response to you, we are through.  I'm replacing you with the Dremel 3 in 1 and I don't really feel bad about it.  So have a good life drill press and take care.



Okay I feel a little bit better about things now.

Does anyone else have days where everything they do with their business doesn't work out according to plan?  Or you feel like throwing in the towel, yet you don't because there is always that shiny success story at the end of the tunnel?  Well I want to hear from you, but for now it's off to give Skate Pet Feeder making another go....There are still hours left in the day.