Saturday, November 21, 2009

Much mulch

Much mulch
Originally uploaded by Purple Fuzzy Mittens
This is what I am doing during the holiday weekend. Hint: Don't buy mulch the day after a rain storm - the cedar absorbs the rain and the bags get really heavy.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Shhhh... Don't tell!

I had a very successful shopping trip to the local smoke shop today. No, I have not taken up the evil habit. The Tinder Box, down by Borders, sells its empty cigar boxes and gives 100% of the proceeds to the local Food Bank. Since this store sells upscale cigars, a little sorting through the pile finds nicely made wooden boxes, most with metal hinges and catches. As you can see, I scored quite a nice stack. Some are even lined with velvet. The wood they are made of varies, but is usually fairly soft, making the boxes easy to sand and woodburn. I picked up a couple to experiment with on an earlier trip and have completed the first of the boxes. It will be a Christmas present for a family member. I'm not saying which...!