Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Another Step in the UFO saga

Some of you may have noticed that my Blog Banner has changed, no photo of my triple strand rose quartz and pearl necklace. It no longer proclaims "Almost Precious", which is the name of my handcrafted jewelry business and my etsy shop. In the beginning I tried to make some connection between my etsy jewelry shop and my Blog, so chose the Blog name of ABeader'sBlog. A mistake of course as with time my path wandered far off course...and you know what ?...I enjoyed the diversion, it was fun. It was nice to get away from etsy, etsy, etsy !
For the past 5 months I've felt like I did little else other that fret and work trying to get my shop off the ground, that was like trying to make a kite out of bricks...it just wouldn't fly !
Haven't talked about my craft or my shop in a while and perhaps that's exactly how it should be; "So long shop...so long etsy" ? Oh well...c'est la vie !

A couple of days ago John glued down another skin on our notorious UFO cabinet, only things didn't go quite the way he wanted. For some reason two small sections at the ends of this 3rd skin did not adhere to the cabinet.
I had wondered about this latest glue job as his pressure, weight system was completely off. The hardware section was minus the paint can...what hardware store doesn't have a paint section ? Not only that but there was no mayo on the grocery aisle.

above : 3rd skin going down, but something's amiss...where's the paint and the mayo?

below : this will be the front of the coffee table, it has two doors...look at all that interior space for "STUFF" !!!

With out the paint can and the jar of mayo was it any wonder that there's an "adhesion technicality" ? Now John had no recourse but to be very mundane and totally uncool ...

above: John resorts to the use of a clamp...so unimaginative ! On this side, since it is the open side which will someday have its doors back on, it was easy to attach a clamping tool. The other side however took a little more ingenuity.
Below: John combined two pipes to extend his pipe clamp...what a tool !

Might not be much of a coffee table yet, but sitting in the middle of our family room it is certainly a conversation piece !


  1. I love your new blog banner! It's beautiful and very seasonally appropriate!

  2. I love your idea about recycling the cabinet. Once you are done, it's going to look great!

  3. I understand about the change in banner ...and styles...and ideas....and moodes...yeah, I understand!
    I picked you for the Kreativ Blogger Award - just come see my blog and accept if you wish!

  4. Anna I know just what you mean about giving up the Etsy push. There are times I still make stuff and occassionally I do chat about it on my blog but for the most part my blog is just a mish mosh of stuff. I am really excited to read your fun stuff too! The header photo is awesome, so summery, and wow what a cool coffee table concept! We are moving soon & will need one, good idea to keep in mind. Can't wait to see the finished piece :-)


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