Tuesday, August 12, 2008

More Weekend Adventures

This past weekend Mr. Man was busy per usual. He made yet another kitchen island for our downstairs kitchen. We will be making this (small) kitchen our dyeing kitchen. The best thing about this island is that he made it ALL out of scrap wood from our house and our neighbors house! We didn't have to buy a thing for him to make it AND we used up stuff that was just laying around AND we got more shelf space! Turned out pretty good, don't ya think?



And of course he has been working on yarn bowls. Here's some he made that were almost ready to go in the kiln. The new kiln holds A LOT of yarn bowls!



Here's the new kiln. We have actually had it for over a year probably but now we finally had a place to put it and got it all wired up and ready to go! We had about 7 of those bowls explode during the first firing - it takes a little time to learn a new kiln but the remainder have all been glazed and are up on the website. I'm really glad it is outside because the other one is inside and it makes the house about 120 degrees when it is running!


On Sunday I snapped this picture of a butterfly on our ginourmous thistle bush that we have out on the side of the house. Cool, eh?

8 comments:

tata said...

He did a great job - it looks fabulous.

I love the butterfly pic. Looks like a tiger swallow.

vanfox23 said...

very nice island! is he available for rent? hahaha! that is a great pic of the butterfly!

candi said...

Just took a peek at the yarn bowls and I think they're great! I love the one that says "Make socks not war". I belong to the Yahoo group Socks For Soldiers, and we make regulation size and color wool socks for deployed military personnel. It would be wonderful to be put out of a job.

LittleWit said...

Tell Mr Man he can build me an island anytime. ;)

Hooray for the new kiln. :)

Farmer Jen said...

Beautiful carpentry and pottery work! I also love the views of your home and property. It must be very beautiful there.

barrel_racer_82 said...

That is a beautiful island. I ca't believe he used all scrap wood, it looks so professional. If he keeps it up, you could have another business on your hands!

LizzieK8 said...

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Lovely kitchen island. Wish I knew someone that could make neat things like that!

Firefly Nights said...

Still another Mr. Man project? I'll gift wrap Daddy Dawg with a bow if you would just let me swap.