On the weekend we did a trip to the cabin and went to a swap meet that’s on every year at the showgrounds which we never try and miss. It’s a mix of junk, vintage wares, cars, tractors - you name it it’ll be there - including someone walking around with their pet sheep on a lead!
This year amongst some junky toys and old tools, I found a Adana High Speed No.3 for $80!! It’s missing it’s chase and rollers, but I’m going to do my best to bring her back to life. Best find of the day!
While looking at the vintage light I have in my lounge room recently, I thought wouldn’t it be cool if I made it in wood?
The original light made out of plastic is starting to peel and bend a little, and while I love it, I imagine over the next few years it’s just going to keep deteriorating. I’ve already noticed a couple of cracks on the top plate.
So, after taking some measurements, I drew it up in Illustrator and sent the design off to Ponoko to get made. That was the easy part. After buying 250m of fishing line I started stringing the pattern around the lamp, getting the pattern right was easier than I thought but keeping the tension on the line while wrapping it was another matter - it’s shredded my hands to bits. Then after getting 3/4 of the way through I ran out of fishing line!
Another trip to Bunnings and today I finally finished it! Now all I need to do is buy a nicer light fitting and hang it up.
While we were at the cabin on the weekend some goats decided to visit! They were very friendly and got quite close to the camera as you can see! They also checked out the cabin at bit before trotting off into the bush, hopefully they made their way back home safely.
Finally I managed to find some time to put up a new necklace in the store!
I was hoping to have some more alphabet necklaces in the shop by now but unfortunately there’s a shortage of stock of the wood that I use. So that means I won’t have any necklaces ready til early February - let me know if you want to reserve one!
Meet Jack English, a 93-year-old legend who lives in a cabin isolated deep in the Ventana Wilderness.
Via Cabin Porn
I’m slowly restocking the store, stay tuned for more!
How adorable is this! Anything in miniature is automatically better!
How beautiful is this office!
Via The Style Files
I’m pretty excited to add the first non-jewelry object to the shop!
I’ve only made a small quantity of these as a test run so please let me know if you like them!