DIY Hinge Mortise Filler

If you’ve removed a door any reason you know you are left with recessed areas where the door hinge was. It’s technical term is a hinge mortise. I built a barn door for the mudroom and removed the door. I left the hinges for a while…then left the ugly empty holes for a while. Not […]

DIY Chicken Coop

Weirdest pandemic purchase? 3 egg laying chickens to try to become more self sustaining. That was the easy part- 3 for $10 at Ace. The time consuming part was choosing and building the coop. Here she is all finished! My inspiration was this coop. I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking at coop designs. […]

DIY Fabric Face Mask With Ties

Elastic is becoming hard to find anywhere on the Internet to make the ear loop fabric task mask/covers. I made a modifications to the original Hobby Lobby facemask pattern that I used for my previous masks (see DIY Fabric Face Mask post). I sewed the mask the same dimension and used the same steps (without […]

DIY Fabric Face Masks

A DIY a never dreamed I’d be making …. fabric face masks. I read and watched a few tutorials before choosing my pattern. I liked the Hobby Lobby version the best. It’s straight forward and easy to follow. Video link is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOG08W0A5Ow First I cut a bunch of fabric scraps into 15”x 8” rectangles. […]

Caring for baby chicks

As we are in the midst of the pandemic we decided to be more self-sustaining. We are starting a veggie and herb garden in raised garden beds. We also decided to take on a few chickens. Why not have our own egg supply? True confession here- I don’t know a thing about chickens and jumped […]