Thursday, May 27, 2010

Something to live by...


If you have visited REDCROW before, then you might be familiar with the slogan, saying or phrase of "fix it up, wear it out, make do, or do with out"... came upon this WWII era poster reminding folks of that very thing. I love that the misses is mending the tear on his torn trousers while he is still in 'em.

Weekend is upon us. For all those here in the states I hope you have a mighty fine 3 day... Car shows, craft fairs, bluegrass festivals, beach trips, camping and BBQ's! This weekend is the start of the warmer season and the various events that take advantage of the outside weather. Hope the weather is good for your outside adventures this weekend.

Cheers.
Some of the hand worked trims for the latest project been work'n on...

'Keep 'em Flying'

Cheers.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

R/Co. Project:Arange Them Dots

A long while back put a hole punch to some card stock and built a stencil and did heaps of experiments to try and get a bandanna, something that I have wanted to build for a long time. Tried the wax, tried the paint and well nothing was quite right... well instead of trying to do resist style why not try the remove the color instead?

Took the stencil gave it a coat of enamel to help it not fall apart so fast.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

R/Co. Inspo: Early Surf.


As I have been working on putting stuff together for the little local shindig that we entered a while back.  I have been thinking a lot about what's next. This is my favorite part of being a desinger and builder of things is the begining of something new. It is so awesome how totaly random ideas spark something that spark something else and before you know it a big jumbled puzzle somehow all fits together.... Have been getting really "Stoked" (sic) on surfing history as of late. So while I was doing my regular dig'n around the local library came across a few good books, one of them being Stoked.
Pulled a few things out of it that caught my eye...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

R/Co. Project: Jingle Them Keys

Tighter fitting trousers make putting your motor vehicle and house keys in the front pockets a little bit of a challenge or a bit uncomfortable. Have been rocking the keys hooked to one of the belt loops with just a regular 'ol carabiner that I picked up on one of my trips to the OR show. Not the most interesting, if you ask me, so being that I like to muck about with things I went on and built a fancy key chain.
Picked up a nice hook closure and a key ring at the local leather supply shop in Sea town and went on and dug around in the garage and came up with a nice length of leather suede that I purchased about 5 years ago on my first trip to Hong Kong.
Unearthed a few wooden beads that I have had since High School and a couple of brass beads that I traded for at the Mountain Man Rendezvous at Fort Bridger, Wyoming, back in 1996. Also came across in my bag of Mtn man/ Native Crafting goody bag a couple of spent .22 shells that I shot a poor bird with, also back in high school... wow! about time I used up this stuff,since I graduated way back in '97.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

R/Co. Inspo: 2 Button Military Henly.

Got heaps on the plate to get completed so just wanted to share part of a big ol' shoot I did of a bunch of military items that I was able to borrow for a while.
The first one to share is...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

R/Co. Project: Seeing Dots.

Man Friday morning just sucked big time. My alarm goes off way to soon, like it always does, and as I go to get out of bed the room just starts spinning... After a few attempts to get out of bed I throw in the towel and close my eyes and wait for it to stop. At one point I my bladder was so full that I had to get up and try to get to the bathroom. I made it ok but ended up falling into the tub and missed the toilet compleatly. So the whole day was a waste. I have so much that I need to get done, both at the 9-5 as well as what I want to get done out in the garage. Spending a day in bed because the world won't stop spinning when I get up is just not needed....

Anyway, for the last while the daily routine has been get up get ready for the day, go to the 9-5,  come home do the family thing, and then out to the garage till the wee hours of the morning, then repeat.
Well for the last 3 days of this routine I have been out making dots...
Yep, a whole mess load of dots.
Part of this little project I am building involves a shirt that is a navy blue ground with an allover dot pattern. Since I could not find exactly what I wanted for fabric I decided I would just have to make it....
Silly me. I don't think I will be making more than 1 and this is why....