Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Cute Toy Block Saying

My Facebook Saying Inspiration

One of my Friends on Facebook posted the cutest little saying about a week ago....
It said...
* Got up this morning and ran around *
the block 4 times! then I got tired,
so I picked it up and put it back in
the toy box!

I just couldn't help but laugh at what it said...
That was the first time I'd heard that saying,
and then a lightbulb went off in my head...
So I just had to comment back at her
Charlotte: LOL! This would make a great sign for a big Block...
Her reply was : OMGosh Tania!!! It would!!! LOL

So Charlotte as promised this one is for you my dear....


I used some scrap pine and cut them 
2 pieces 5 1/2 x 5 1/5 for the front and back,... 
2 pieces 5 1/2 x4, for the sides.. 
and 2 pieces 4 x 4 for the top and bottom...
Using my brad nailer gun I joined all the pieces together
Then I sanded the whole block to make it flush and smooth...
I wanted to make it look like an actual toy block so I added some lattice strip where I was going to add the letters, but the lattice was a little wide so I ran it through my table saw and made the thickness 1 inch so it covered the edges of the wood when I joined it together.
Once I had finished making the block it was now time to paint it.
I painted the entire block white and then painted the trim around the edges in the primary colours, Red, Yellow, Green and Blue and then using some paper stencils that I had purchased from Walmart stenciled them in the center of each colour trim...
After painting the blocks letters I then needed to put the saying on the front...
I used my Silhouette SD and chose the font that I thought would look good for the block and resized it to fit the front of the block...
once I got the correct size I then chose the fill with colour option and chose Black.
I then printed it onto some card stock and cut to size using my Fiskars Card Cutter...
After it was cut to size I gave it an antique look and glue it to the block...
I then took the block and distressed all the edges giving it an aged look, and then rubbed some stain over areas of the block to make it aged even more... and then the last step was to give it a clear coat over the entire block...
And there you have it 
My finished toy block to run around in the mornings LOL!





Cheers! And thank You for stopping by♥
Feel free to leave me a Comment if you like my Block...  :^)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

DOZEY TRAINSPOTTER




This "trainspotters," as the British refer to as railroad enthusiasts  was filming the Arrival of the Oliver Cromwell, an old steam engine train at Thurston Station in the U.K.
When he failed to spot the speeding train coming from the other direction...

Watch the video and don't take your eyes away from the screen for a second... you will also hear the scream from a concerned bystander... so listen closely...



The Story and facts that I have written were originally found on Tom Cullen's page




Whew Now he was Lucky♥

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Cabinets I Made For The Senior Citizens Club♥


So I finally finished the big project I was working on for ever....
One of the ladies from Senior life here in town approached me after finding out that I may have made a few cabinets here and there...(It was actually My Husband that volunteered me LOL!)
So I met her at the Senior Citizens Club up town to find out exactly what she needed me to make...

With note pad and pencil in hand I meet her there and we went over some ideas for a few cabinets ..... She told me that she was doing this to help them out in the club because the Hall where they play bingo and the gentlemen enjoy a fun game of Pool is rented out to the public over the weekends and when they return to the Hall on Mondays some of their property has been broken due to the kids being unattended and playing with all the Clubs merchandise.... I was told that they have gone through 3 microphones that they use when they call out the bingo numbers and use for meetings and some of the other stuff they have is also being damaged.. HOW SAD!.:'(

So  I drew up some Rough sketches and then when I got home transferred my ideas on some graph paper to scale and figured up all the material That I would need for the job
Here is my Design that I drew up to give you an example of how big these beauties were going to be...
6Ft high x 4Ft wide x 16" deep

LOL! It looks like it's been through a lot HUH!

AND THIS IS WHAT THEY ENDED UP LOOKING LIKE WHEN THEY WERE FINISHED WITH A FEW MODIFICATION HERE AND THERE♥
3 Cabinets with locks on them so they can lock up all their stuff over the weekends so Nothing gets broken anymore or goes missing and they are all keyed alike so they don't have to go searching for a bunch of different keys to unlock them.:)... The Cabinets on the Right has the opening at the top to put a 32" flat screen TV in it that "Senior Life at the Hospital had a bake Sale for and raised the Money... The Senior Citizen are going to be so happy when she turns up with that big boy..:)


                                          

So here is a few of the photos that I took while Building these cabinets....
Here is how I attached the cabinet together using my Kreg Jig ....I just love this little tool♥
It saved me a lot of time..I so wish I had this baby the last time I made some Cabinets..


Here are the cabinets all put together




The Doors were made out of Birch and I used screen moulding to give a decorative design so they didn't look so plain


The moulding I used on the bottom of the cabinet



And some more decorative moulding to jazz up the top


 Here is how I attached the hinges to the doors that I made out of Birch Wood
Making the doors myself kept the cost down on the cabinet since it was going to cost a lot more money to have them custom made...


I then Stained the cabinets with Early American Stain


Here they are all stained ...Don't they look pretty so far..:)♥




Now to put them all together and then add the locks and Handles.....

Here is how I installed the locks






Once I got done putting the locks on I drilled the holes for the handles and attached them too.


The backs were the last thing that I had to put on... They were stained and cut to size and attached using my staple air gun



I Just got all the Backs Cut and it Started to look real stormy outside so I packed everything up and  waited til it past before I went back out to finish....


YIKES! Look at that sky

So the storm past and I finished putting the backs on... By this time I was pooped It was late and I was glad that it was done..... Tomorrow we get to deliver them...
Don't they look PRETTY♥


Ah there's my Big Strong Boys to help me Deliver Them... What a handsome bunch of Blokes they are... The really good lookin one Standing on the Ground is Hubby and the other 2 Handsome Blokes are the guys he works with....
How nice it was of them to volunteer to deliver them for me..:)



Ready To deliver...Hope they like them...;)



And here they are Delivered to the Senior Citizens Club....
Wooo Hooo I got nothing but compliments and they loved them...:)


Well That's it Folks another successful Good Deed Done!
Remember to always be Very respectful to your elders Cause they deserve it..:)
God Bless!♥
Thank you for visiting  please feel free to Comment or Just smile after you leave this Blog.:)

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

How to make Yummy Smores..:)♥

So We went Camping this weekend and because the weather is getting so Cool now we decided to make a nice Campfire to sit by...
My Hubby and I just Love Camping and the outdoors and we try to go every chance we can...
And Friday was His Birthday so it was a great weekend to do it..
Not to mention my twin girls love it also and they are at the age right now where they enjoy riding their bikes and finding new friends to mingle with.
We are going to try and go still every  chance we can get cause this is the best time to sit outside and relax and enjoy the beautiful outdoors until it gets too cold and the snow starts to fall.

So I thought I would make a little Video for all of you to enjoy..
One of My twin girls "Katelyn" asked if she could be the Star in this little slap together clip...
So I told her Well Yes of course she could...
There is also a sneak peak of the campground host in there some where..
Just cause he wanted a piece of the action too LOL!
So Here it is ...
HOW TO MAKE YUMMY SMORES!
  video
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