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Tomorrow is the big day! First two episodes of the new maker mom podcast drop. You can catch it on Spotify, Castbox, and Youtube for sure. Fingers crossed it will be approved in time and available on iTunes as well! Who will be tuning in? I would love you to share stories of you listening to the first episodes tomorrow, just use the hashtag #makermompod and mention @makemompodcast to share your Joy's with the rest of the community! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #woodwork #storytellers #podcasts #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #woodworking #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #woodshop #metalwork #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers
No time in the shop this week so sharing a bit more of the log table burn from this past weekend. This was just the first of 4 tables done, and they are all different species. This one is walnut, loving the character of it! All of these have a magical creature aspect to me, what do you see? ______________________________ Big shout out again to @homerightps and their electrolight. It made getting the flame started not only easy but very safe, which I appreciated greatly! ______________________________ Now back to my mound of paperwork to complete, I feel a bit like the boy being seated by a boaconstrictor in the fabulous Shel Silverstein poem! . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #woodsculpture #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #makingart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #carving #wondervideo #carvedtable #sculpture
I just read Tiff, with @staying_inside_the_grey latest post, where she talks about the substance behind the photo. I read it in the midst of my day job. And it really resonated with me. So Tiff, thank you, I appreciate all that you share with your community! ________________________________________ So I'm posting this dual photo of me post today, because right now I very much feel like this sums up my life, like I'm living dual lives at the same time. I have this first face, the "professional" face. And perhaps until today I didn't realize how much I step into this "role" as I get dressed with my business casual attire and come into the office. Its not bad by any means. I mean having this role allows me flexibility, allows me the opportunity to AFFORD chasing after my dream. Yet, as I near 2 years with my new business that is mine, my innards scream louder and louder that this is not me. It's a very odd feeling to be good at something, and be viewed as an expert in a field, yet have almost a sadness about it. Feel free to call me nuts for this, I know I have on several occassions. ___________________________________ Then you flip to the second picture, where you can't even see my face, and yet all I see there is pure joy. That other part of my life, where I run my own business, don't get me wrong, comes with it's own unique stressors and hurdles to process, and I by no means could be declared an expert in either the making or the business running aspect, yet I would say my heart aches to be doing that work. _______________________________ So here I stand, recognizing, naming that duality of my life, right now anyway. And understanding perhaps a little more the truth to behind what a picture says. . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #womeninthearts
So as I eluded to yesterday, while camping this weekend I started some projects inspired by @benjaminuyeda log stool video. I have been wanting to do this for quite some time now. Instead of stools however, I am working on side tables. I used my @worxtools electric #chainsaw to prep one end of the log to be burned. This end of the log serves as the legs for the table, which means I couldn't go over board with the chainsaw, needed to leave plenty of material that even after burning there was enough structurally sound material to serve as legs. To get the fire going without the use of lighter fluid or starter blocks I used my new @homerightps electrolight. I seriously love this thing! Made getting a fire going so simple and safe! I have 4 of these logs now at home. I will be carving then to finished shape over the next few weeks, so stay tuned. What is your favorite part of of this process so far?? πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡COMMENT BELOW πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #firewood #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #carving
@freemanfurnishings hard at work on a carved wooden bowl for their exhibit at @themakersloftiowacity. We're so grateful to work with such an awesome wood artist & glad the Freshley overalls could be of service. According to Katie, "they were a serious life saver during the carving part. I am happy to report no sawdust in the bra on this one!" πŸ˜‚ . . . . . #whatsawdust #womenintrades #woodworker #oiledbowl #woodworking #womeninwoodworking #womenwoodworkers #womanwoodworker #womaninwoodworking #woodworkingofig #carving #workingwithwood #woodenbowl #woodworkingdesign
So grateful for a weekend spent with my best friend out in nature. I dont think I realized just how much I needed it until I was there. It was nice to be in good company and to have quiet moment of just taking in the beauty of it all. Had fun also working on a bit of a @benjaminuyeda inspired design while there too. Total freedom of expirimentation. Also put the @homerightps electrolight through the paces by start not one, but 6 fires with it! So, do you know which @benjaminuyeda project this project is inspired from? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #momsnightout
Getting lots of work done this week for the grand beginning of the @makermompodcast on October 19th. In one of the first episodes I will be sharing my story as a maker mom. I have a few maker mom interviews lined up, who would you like to hear from? . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers
Made two of these side tables with the redoak live edge and #resin river in the middle. I intentionally made them a size that would fit through my 12" planner when cured in order to save my self time of flattening the surfaces. This was the first time I used the planner on a #epoxyresin finish. And it was interesting to say the least. It felt like the cutting blades kept catching on the resin, and as it did cut the resin it definately loaded up the blades. Good lessons learned with this project for sure. I used @ecopoxy 2:1 Licquid plastic for the resin. I took advantage of my small @homerightps airflow shelter to help cut down on dust when belt sanding and for spraying the base. I used the @rustoleum satin nickel paint for the base, really compliments the top well! Then I used @plaidcrafts folkart dye, well a mix of them, to dye the redoak. Originally I had not intended to dye the wood at all, but I felt dying it a dark color would help the resin pop. What do you think of the finished product? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #resinart #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Totally keeping this weekend as low key as I can. Friday night was a blast and a complete success. But now I have to turn to the mountain of items I have been putting on hold while working on product. I also am getting caught up on snuggles from the little people. I always do my best to put time with them and my wife first and everything else second, but still when things are hectic I fall a bit short of being in the moment when with them. It's been a rainy and chilly weekend, perfect for lots of snuggles and play time! What have you done this weekend? . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Just 13 days until Maker Mom Podcast releases the first couple of episodes! Being a Mom, working or stay at home, comes with all sorts of tasks from diaper changes to helping with homework. Being a maker serves as a creative outlet for many busy Moms out there. This podcasts brings their stories to you. How did they get started, why do they make, and how do they manage being a maker as well as a busy Mom? Every week I will bring you the story of a new Maker Mom. Mark October 19th on your calendar to listen to the first episodes! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #storytellers #podcasts #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers
I think this has seriously become one of my favorite projects quickly. I stepped outside of my own design comfort zone on this little maple bowl with feet. I used only @kingarthurstools for #carving and shapping this bowl and I finished it with a mixture of samples I had from @rubiomonocoatusa . Both processes have left me absolutely giddy about the end result. Oh and look at those awesome new @dovetailworkwear overalls I'm rocking as well. They were a serious life saver during the carving part. I am happy to report now sawdust in the bra on this one! Anyhoo, you can come check out this bowl in person tonight at the @themakersloftiowacity grand opening party during the @downtowniowacity gallery walk tonight from 5:30 to 8:30. I hope to see some of you there! . . . . . #oil #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #oiling #woodoil #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #woodporn #woodbowl #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Major hustle mode in action!!! T minus 28 hours until the @themakersloftiowacity grand opening party and only like 24/25 hours until I want to have ALLLL of this stuff delivered there so I have time to do things like take a shower and look remotely relaxed and rested!! My hope is that by this time tomorrow everything is delivered and I'm feeling well enough to enjoy a glass of wine, or two, or 40!!!!! One thing though, even with the strep throat and that slowing me down a bit I am incredibly proud of what I have accomplished in two weeks, with help of course. I have 18 sets of coasters, 4 side tables, 2 console tables, 7 balanced wine bottle holders and 2 new carved bowls. This is the most I have ever produced at any given time and all done in 2 week period. I have gotten help, massive sanding help from my wife and my two sisters. So another thing I am extremely proud of is this effort was 100% all #womenmade , I love that! Okay back to the land of the lacquer!!! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers
Putting the second layer of @ecopoxy onto the blate. So the first round was @ecopoxy with black metallic powder mixed in. This next layer is half blue and half green @ecopoxy . I'm using the 1:1 UVpoxy which has a much shorter cure time. Looks like glass!! I used just a regular plastic grocery crumpled up to create some texure and muddling of the colors together. What do you think? . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
In case you missed my stories this weekend, my beautiful daughter gave me strep throat. What do you do when you are in #momlife and an #entrepreneur with a looming deadline? You load up on antibiotics and ibuprofen and get to work. Not ideal for sure, but that's what I'm doing. Getting in as much #shoptime as possible. We are at T minus 4 days until @themakersloftiowacity grand opening. Everything is cut, shaped and generally ready for sanding and finish. It will be a photo finish for sure! Hiw about you, any deadlines coming up? . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
I just love the mix of blue and green when it comes to using #epoxy . This is the second of two #resin river side table tops. Again I am using @ecopoxy 2:1 Liquid plastic and using @ecopoxy blue tint and green metallic powder. The third addition that you seem me strining in and mixing a bit is @ecopoxy opoxy blue glopoxy. First time for trying @ecopoxy for glow-in-the dark, so I'm eager to see how it comes out! Right now it's still curing, and I'm feeling a bit impatient with this one, just chomping at the bit for the #reveal !!! What do you think so far with this one?? COMMENT BELOW! . . . . . #woodworking #wood #wooden #woodwork #woodworkers #woodshop #woodcraft #woodart #woodartist #DIY #doityourself #diyvideos #woodporn #resinart #epoxyresin #carpentry #buildlikeagirl #womenartists #maker #makersgonnamake #madetomake #handmade #designer #designermaker #furnituredesigner #whatsawdust #freemanfurnishings @halfbakedart
First #resinriver table top. Did a mix of orange tint and red metallic powder to give it an "ablaze" look. This top is just 11" wide by 13" long for a nice sized side or drink table. Going to be using that same angled c style base. I really love the metallic powders and the tints. What is your favorite to use with @ecopoxy epoxy? COMMENT BELOW!!! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makers #makersvillage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #DIY #doityourself #losangelesart
This week has been a bit crazy. In a good way. I had a successful pop-up shop last weekend. Then this week I received a great opportunity. I will be having product in a brand new store/gallery opening up in Iowa City. All of this is great and what I have been wanting since I started this adventure almost 2 years ago. I wasnt prepared for my anxiety to start going through the roof. I mean this is all awesome, so why am I getting so anxious? I know it's because with great opportunity comes expectations which can seem stressful to someone with anxiety. Going to try to find ways to relax this weekend. How about you? . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Alright, so today's my birthday. I'm taking the lead of another awesome woman maker, @marrowcreative and doing a giveaway as a way to celebrate. I get to spend time making and with beloved friends and family. So scroll to see what the giveaway is! Seriously, SCROLL TO SEE GIVEAWAY ITEM! Heres how it works, to enter: 1. Like this post 2. Tag a friend or friends, 1 entry for every tag And that's it, I will share the winner on Sunday at 12:30 CST, you have until then to enter. Help get this seen by more friends by saving the post. . . . . #woodworking #woodwork #makers #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto @downtowniowacity @icmerge
So 45 hours left to get everything completed for the pop-up shop at Beadology in downtown Iowa City this weekend. I just wanted to pause for a minute to say I do all this stuff, the #sidehustle and the #momhustle , all the things for these guys right here. For my family. I love them all to death and I appreciate all the patience and support and sometimes extra hands that they give me! So if you are a #hustler too, dont forget to take a minute and remember the WHY behind it all . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto @downtowniowacity @icmerge
More @ecopoxy glaze layers on the spalted maple bowl. Really enjoying trying this new method out, can't wait to have the finished product to share with you all. Also, I'm taking a page from @overallsandpowersaws book and rocking out in some new overalls that I got in the other day from @dovetailworkwear . Had fun getting some sawdust on them. Super comfortable and so, so many pockets! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Latest edition of #makermom interviews features Tiffany from @staying_inside_the_grey . I had the opportunity to meet Tiffany in person at @workbenchconference earlier this year, though I've been following her IG account for longer then that. If you don't follow her, then let me tell you, she is one of the most kind and sincere women and makers out there. I love how she is using something she enjoys to not only help herself but others. It was truly an honor to spend time talking with her. The full interview is up, LINK IN BIO. Don't forget to head over to @staying_inside_the_grey and show her some love as well! . . . . #womenwoodworkers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #mombloggers #momprenuer #wearebadassery #momblogger #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #woodworkingwoman #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #woodworking #diymom #woodshop #iowacity #desmoines #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #woodwork Pics provided by @staying_inside_the_grey
I think I'm going to call this one galaxy bowl. This is just the first application of @ecopoxy resin to the inside of this spalted maple bowl. I will be doing the outside as well. My hope is to make it seem like glass, but its really a #woodbowl . What do you think of this process so far? COMMENT BELOW!!! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Alright, wrote about it in my daily blog last night, making it public here and now, fully putting it in the universe and setting a commitment date. The new Maker Mom podcast will drop its first episode on October 19th. Not sure who the first interview will be yet, you will just have to stay tuned for that! ______________________________________ Special thanks to @mallory.whitfield with the @badasscreatives podcast for sending me resources to help jump start me. Thanks to @brandy.studioaube for recommending @carolinecreates podcast about podcasts. Thanks to my wife for encouraging me. Thanks to @brandy.studioaube and @staying_inside_the_grey for encouraging me as well. Thanks to all the #makermoms who have let me interview you so far for the blog. Fair warning I may hit you up again when the podcast gets going! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto in @luxeinteriors.design
Another look at one of my new favorite trays. Various shades of orange matched with brushed nickle handles. Approximately 22" L x 14" W x 3/4" Thick, $185. This tray is currently available in my online shop, see LINK IN BIO. Similar trays will be available during the pop-up shop at Beadology in downtown #iowacity on September 15th and 16th. . . . . . #design #interiordesign #designer #designs #designers #designedinteriors #designinspiration #designinterior #designing #designlife #designstudio #designed #designlovers #designideas #designporn #style #designinspo #designerlife #linedesign #lovedesign #homestyling #designart #designinteriors #architecture #styling #artwork #designbuild #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Three total #resinart pieces made. Still have the green one to sand and finish up. The second pour shown in the video, this piece is my favorite and you can now find it hanging at @luxeinteriors.design in #iowacity . There will be more resin work coming as preparation for the upcoming pop-up show at Beadology in @downtowniowacity on September 15th and 16th. There will be lots of fun things available. There will be plenty of sets of coasters, wine and appetizer trays, balanced wine bottle holders, serving trays and more! Definitely lots of option for the #winelover in your family. . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
I had the extremly awesome pleasure of talking with Katie from @addicted2diy on Friday. I was an honor to get to learn about her story. Find out how she got started in the #diy space and #blogger space. And I'm excited to be able to share that story with all of you as well! Check out the full interview at #linkinbio πŸ‘‰πŸ’» and if you aren't already following her, head over to her feed, @addicted2diy and show this #makermama some love! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #mombloggers #badasscreatives #craftymom #momblogger #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust Pics provided by @k_at_home
Made a good amount of progress on the carved spalted maple bowl yesterday. Using my @milwaukeetool angle grinder with my course holey galahad from @kingarthurstools . Seriously one of my all time favorite tools in the shop. What do you think so far? COMMENT BELOW . . . . . #woodworking #wood #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #imake #wooddesign #diymom #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #cedarrapids #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #diywoodwork #popupshop @downtowniowacity
Doing a bit of this today in the shop. Working on carving a dish for the upcoming pop-up on Sept. 15th and 16th at Beadology in downtown #iowacity . I will be experimenting with a brand new way of applying a finish. I'm super stoked, but that's all you get out of me for now. Keep an eye out next week for so.e more hints and videos! Any guesses? COMMENT BELOW πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #hustler #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Working on a video for brand new woodworkers on making a balanced wine bottle holder. For the video I chose to show both methods of cutting the 45 degree angle at the bottom of the board. I am lucky enough to have a compound sliding miter saw, so I showed that method, along with the hand sawing method of using a miter box. Good thing I turned the sound off, because phew, lots of "grown-up" words during the hand sawing part. How did you get started, with going all in with a powered miter saw, or by hand with a hand saw? Which do you prefer now? COMMENT BELOW ____________________________________ On a seperate note, about the "adult words", 5 year olds are awesome at calling you on using "adult words". My son's favorite thing to say to me these days is "Mom, remember you're teaching us which words to use, so don't use those bad words." I mean, when did he turn 45????? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyvideo #diyideas #diyblogger #diys #diyprojects #dowoodworking #woodworkforall #woodworker #woodshop #woodworkersofinstagram #woodworks #craftsmanship #makers #product #carpentry #wooddesign #buildlikeagirl #customfurniture #craftwork #woodwork #woodwork_feature #wooden #chicagoart #nycart #woodart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #woodlovers #videotutorial
Awesome interview with @k_at_home yesterday. I was super stoked to do the interview and now I'm super stoked to share it. Go check it out in #linkinbio πŸ‘‰πŸ’» . You won't regret doing so. Kay is as awesome as her work and then some. And while you're at it, if you aren't already following her, head over to @k_at_home and give her some love there as well! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust Pics provided by @k_at_home
Starting with prep work for the next batch of products for the pop-up shop being hosted by Beadology in downtown #iowacity on September 15th and 16th. This board of hackberry wood will be turned in to a few balanced wine bottle holders. Also for the first time I will be putting together a DIY kit for beginner woodworkers for sale. Which DIY project should I make the first one? A) Dyed wood coasters B) Dyed wine bottle holder C) Beer bottle tote Let me know your vote in the comments below πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡ . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #imake #wooddesign #diymom #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #cedarrapids #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #diywoodwork #popupshop @downtowniowacity
Having a fun Saturday at home with the kiddos. It will be pool time later today seeing as it's like 98 degrees and super humid already. Alright, so if you haven't checked out the live story in my stories yet, stop what you're doing and go do it now...like seriously, why are you still reading this? 😬 Poured some fun new necklace pendants. Help me raise some $$$$ for a local charity! I mean, really, what are you waiting for? GO WATCH THE LIVE IN MY STORIES FOR THE DEETS! ☝️☝️☝️ . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Sorry, last video for a while of the #resinart I promise! This was just such a fun project. I got to use my small shelter with straps for fan and filter from @homerightps on this project to help cut down on dust while using my small belt sander and orbital palm sander in preparation for finishing. With the fan and filter on there it really does a great job of capture all the dust kicked up in the air! _________________________________________________________________________________________________ On another note, I will be having another pop-up coming up, this time at Beadology in downtown #iowacity on September 15th and 16th. I have a list of items to take to the pop-up, but I want to know what type of items would you like to see there? COMMENT BELOW!! . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #resin #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #imake #wooddesign #resinartist #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #cedarrapids #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust @downtowniowacity
On the 16th I had the privilage of interviewing Angela from @angelarosehome . She has recently started her DIY business and is seeing success, though it's not the start of her DIY journey. I'm really enjoying talking with fellow #makermama and #diymom . So far I have found @sacred_cinder and @angelarosehome very inspiring. I know future mamas that I talk to will for sure be just as inspiring. Check out LINK IN BIO to read interview and catch the full audio! Seriously, LINK IN BIO!!!!! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @angelarosehome
Super excited to be planning out projects for the rest of the year, including a couple tables similar to this one but not. Will be trying out a new technique while spending time in the woods for a mom retreat in early October, look for some fun stories around that one! This cherry wood critter table is available to for sale and to see in person at @sticksgallery in the East Villiage in #desmoines . You can also snag it online, see LINK IN BIO, $1573. Want a custom critter table, hit me up with a DM. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #nycart #chicagoart πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto at @luxeinteriors.design
Isn’t this resin artwork by @freemanfurnishings beautiful? 😍 Watch and see how she added some finishing touches to the piece! Head to her YouTube channel to see the full video. We have a direct link in our story! #resin #resinart #resinwood #artwork #diyhomedecor #diyartwork #diyproject #diywoodwork #woodworkingskills #woodworkinglove #homeright #sprayshelter #resinpour #diyfurniture #diyvideos #diyideas #dowoodworking #workshop #makersmake #epoxyresin #wooddesign #customfurniture #womeninart #whatsawdust #freemanfurnishings
Grateful to have this beautiful family of mine. Grateful to get many special moments with them. My oldest starts kindergarten this upcoming Thursday and my youngest starts a ne daycare. Our daily schedule is about to change in a big way. I have no idea what it's going to look like, but I need to focus on knowing it will work out and by the end of this week I know my nerves will be calmed. . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
This cherry wood bowl was carved from an odd bal il end of a cherry wood stump and finished with a food safe oil finish. Perfect as a #centerpieces , #kitchendecor or fruit bowl. Can take it home for $308. See it in person in the East village in #desmoines st @sticksgallery . You can also scoop it out on website, link in bio, or shoot me a DM. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Working on putting together the full video of this #resinart piece today to put up on Youtube asap. Thought I would share the first half of the process with you all. For this piece I found a nice board of canary wood at a local mill with a live edge on it. Cut that down to the length I wanted using my @dewalttough compound miter saw. Then I like to use melamine for my #resin molds. So I picked some up at @loweshomeimprovement and took advantage of their saw to get it cut to the widths I was looking for so I just had to do cross cuts on the miter saw. Next I used my @kregjig set up to put my mold together with pocket hole screws. This is super easy and nice way to do the molds. Makes breakdown a piece of cake! Then I used silicon and paste wax to prep the wood and mold for the resin. Last, I used @ecopoxy resin. What is your favorite way of setting up a mold for a resin pour? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmakr #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
I should be getting the products from the pop-up on my website soon, once I get some good photos of them. In the meantime you can check out this piece, maple and resin light for $495. You can still see it in person at the @sticksgallery in the East Village in #desmoines . Or snatch it up in my online store. ________________________________________ In other news I had the awesome opportunity to interview Jenny of @sacred_cinder yesterday about being a Mom, maker and entrepreneur. Catch the interview, including the full audio in my latest blog post in LINK IN BIO. I have another creative Mom on my schedule for today. I plan to make this a regular occurance, so if you are a Mom who loves to make, even if it's not a business PLEASE DM ME so we can figure out a time to chat and get you featured in the blog. I really love learning about other #mommakers and what drives them. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto at @luxeinteriors.design
I'm trying to work my way through different methods of dying. Here I show using a fabric dye called FolkArt by PlaidCrafts that you can get at any Michaels store, next I show using koolaid and heated vinegar, and last I show the use of food dye and heated vinegar. I enjoy using the FolkArt dye because it provides a drastic pop of color. However I'm intrigued by the potential of the other two, using them on products that would have contact with food. How about you? Do you prefer natural wood or dyed wood? Which method would you use to dye wood? COMMENT BELOW!! . . . . . #designed #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #woodartist #designideas #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #artcollective
So first pop-up done and in the books. I'm working on finishing up my daily blog post now to share some of the lessons learned from this weekend. I will be having another pop up in September, the 14-16, at Beadology in #iowacity . I will be working on a few brand new, never done before products to debut there. In the meantime have you been to @luxeinteriors.design new location in Iowa City? Its pretty awesome, you can also spot this cool wood and resin coffee table there for $3400. How about you? Would you like a custom resin and wood table? Hit me up with the DM! . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto at @luxeinteriors.design
Who doesn't love a good oiling video, I know I sure as heck do! Here is the first completed piece of wall art. It is made from canary wood and @ecopoxy 2:1 liquid plastic. I sanded it to 320 grit and then applied danish oil. Later today I will be applying @howard_products Feed 'n' Wax, love the smell of that stuff. Super exited to debut this piece this weeked at the pop up at @westelmdesmoines in downtown #desmoines . What do you think of this piece? COMMENT BELOW! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmakr #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
So today I want to shed a light as to what being a #mompreneur means to me on a daily basis, as in what goes into it. So yes I do make product that I sell, but that is just a small percentage of what goes on to build my business. On a daily basis I spend time on my website, making tweaks and adding new features. Then theres social media like Instagram, Twitter, facebook, youtube, if I'm not putting new content on them I am trying to interact with as many people as possible. Then there is planning. Planning new products, coming up with new ideas that I think not only I but others in my tribe would appreciate. I feel like I'm missing something...What are the daily "behind the scenes" items you're tackling? To check out more about my daily life as a momprenuer, CHECK LINK IN BIO. . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
2 sets dyed last night, have 2 more ready to dye tonight, thanks to my lovely wife's assist on the sanding. I will have a various array of coasters available at the pop up at @westelmdesmoines this weekend in #desmoines for $35 a set, come on by and say hi! Will I see you there? . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #iowacity πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
I have been having fun experimenting with different methods of dying my wood projects. For this serving tray I used a mixture of food dye, vinegar and alum. I'm pretty darn happy with the results. I recently did another experiment with kool aid, that one was okay, but I think I like the results with the food dye better. I also tried sugar free jello, which I did not show here....that was a big FAIL. First of all, it made the piece sticky, second of all it gelified over night. Sooo....not going to try that one again! . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmakr #makers #makersvilliage #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #popofcolor #woodgrain
Art piece number 2 for the upcoming POP UP at @westelmdesmoines on Aug. 11-12. These are not the first project I have incorporate resin on, you can look back and my resin and wood coffee table where I used 9 gallons of resin! However, these are my first wall art pieces. This one and the video I shared earlier this week are by far my favorite two of the three. Really loving the blue colors. I will be sanding these flush and to smooth and then be finishing with an oil finish. What would you use for a finish? COMMENT BELOW!!! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmakr #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Hoping to get some time in tonight on two more of these dyed spalted serving trays. Not positive on color yet. They will be a bit longer and able to carry more then the one here. This one will also be traveling with me and be available for sale for $195 at the Pop Up at @westelmdesmoines on August 11-12, unless of course someone wants to snatch it up before then! You can purchase through IG, online through LINK IN BIO or come say hi at the pop up in less than 2 weeks. DM me if you would like a custom order of one of these. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #iowacity πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Making some resin wall art. Incorporating some new to me materials for this as well. Now you have seen I have done a few projects using two part epoxy resin, for this piece however, I went with @ecopoxy that I was able to purchase in the US through @halfbakedart . So far I am in love! First of all, I didn't have to wear a mask while mixing or pouring it. Its completely plant based and non-toxic. Secondly it was super fun using the tinting agents and powders. Here I am using canary wood as the top and bottom of the art piece. I made the mold using melamine, silicon, furniture paste wax and @kregjig pocket hole screws which makes it super easy to take apart the mold and get the piece out. What kind of project would you use @ecopoxy for?? COMMENT BELOW!! . . . . . #resin #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmakr #makers #makersvilliage #epoxyresin #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Went to the Omaha zoo yesterday with the whole family and another friend couple with a little one as well. By hour 5 my wife noted that a trip to the zoo is code for Moms just yelling at their kids. I concur, by hour 5 with 3 kiddos 5 and under and no naps...there was a great deal of misbehaving and stern mom looks going around! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Busy, busy, busy, but never too busy to share a moment of gratitude. Yes, today and for the next two weeks I will be using every minute possible in preparation for my pop up in #desmoines August 11-12 @westelmdesmoines , however, I know I wouldn't have that opportunity without @finny2365 and @luxeinteriors.design . Jan was the first person/shop to give me a chance. Just by her saying Yes I would love to have your work here, made me realize, hey maybe I am good enough and maybe I can make a go of this whole wood artist and entrepreneurial thing. Without that one yes, I dont think I would've had the confidence to even reach out to @westelmdesmoines or any other opportunities I have chased down. So @finny2365 thank you so much for taking a chance on this new wood artist!!! Please, give @finny2365 and @luxeinteriors.design some love for supporting and promoting local artists like myself! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
I found more Lacewood hidden in my garage so you better believe there will be sets of these coasters available at the pop up at @westelmdesmoines on Aug 11-12. Additionally I will have bar stools available in 2 different colors, multiple serving trays, wine and appetizer trays, and some brand new wall art. If you come by the pop up and show me you follow me on Instagram you will get 10% off anything you buy that day. If you stop by and show me you are a subscriber to my newsletter you will get 15% off anything you buy that day. If you are both an IG follower AND a newsletter subscriber, well you can look forward to 18% of anything you may buy that day! So how about it? Who plans on at least coming by, saying hi and introducing themselves???? . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #iowacity πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
I love when I get the chance to experiment. I have been researching ways to dye wood outside of using the FolkArt dye I typically use. Now I can't take credit for the origin of this idea of using koolaid to dye wood. @gtc67 told me about using koolaid to dye fabric. Then I took to YouTube. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing the use of koolaid to tiedie fabric. One in particular talked about mixing koolaid with hot vinegar, which raises the pH of the solution. I am applying another coat of dye to try to get a brighter color result. So far, what do you think? . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #colorpop
So today I'm able to do a little work, kiddos in daycare. I am planning out the work I need to complete before the pop up on Aug 11-12 at @westelmdesmoines . I'm going to be working on many dyed pieces. Normally I use FolkArt dye, like in this picture. But I'm excited about a process I have been researching and hope to share some it with you in upcoming stories and posts soon! . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #contemporaryartists #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Single parent for a week update, it is day 4, kids are in clean clothes, presentable and not dead, think that makes me #winning ! Now back to regularly scheduled message, these two maroon cedar wood bar stools will be joint me at the Pop Up at @westelmdesmoines on August 11-12. You can pick up the pair for a steal that day. Normally $1100 for the pair, $950 for the pair during the pop up. If you just cant wait, you can pick them up now at @luxeinteriors.design in Corabille or online with LINK IN BIO. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #iowacity πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Since I just delivered another set of stools I thought it would be fitting to share a little video of the typical process when I'm making red Cedar stools. I will be bringing the stools in this video with me to @westelmdesmoines for the PoP Up Shop August 11-12. Now back to making sure the kids stay alive! . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
So this weekend is just about survival for me, for reals!!! Wife is gone til Friday and already I am sucking at being a single parent!! One kid not feeling well, one kid potty training. Just send me good thoughts to make it through with all of us Alive and unscathed. . . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #contemporaryartists #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Today is so crazy busy! Going back and forth between projects in the works at home and at the shop. Trying to get as much created as possible before my first POP UP SHOP like EVER! (Happening Aug 11-13 at @westelmdesmoines ) I am also working in a bit of video editing. Oh and sprinkle in getting prepared to be a single parent for a week while my wife goes on @ragbrai , a week long bike ride across Iowa. And you know what, I am having a blast! I am getting to be creative both in an artistic way and in a business building way. I am still taking care of my family as well. So over the top happy on days like today, and over the top grateful to have every opportunity that I can get to do what I love to do!! So what are you going to make sure you do today that you absolutely love to do? To feed y li ur soul??? This coffee table is resin and maple with steel legs. It is 51" x 22", $3400. It is sitting beautifully at @luxeinteriors.design showroom right now. There are hues of orange, amber, pink and purple, the perfect #iowa sunset. . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #iowacity πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Super excited to get to end this week with two days in the shop. It's a crazy rushed two days at that! I have 3 bar stools to finish up for delivery tomorrow AND to get as much marked off my to-do list for my upcoming POP UP SHOP at @westelmdesmoines Aug. 11-12. As preparation for my first ever Pop Up I'm trying to have a wide-ish variety of items available for both type of creation and price range. This video shows me last week working on a set of #revealedgrain barnwood coasters that I also dyed. I used my standard FolkArt dye for these, but on the next set of revealed grain coasters I'm going to be experimenting with dying medium. These are not my first set of coasters, BUT they are my first set of revealed grain coasters. Having fun with experimenting around. Any guesses on what I might be using to dye the next set of coasters? Come on guess! I dare ya! . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makersmark #makers #makersvilliage #resinart #imake #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #barnwood
Along the same thread as yesterday's post, would you believe that a year ago was the first time I had ever picked up an angle grinder? The first time I had ever done any sort of carving whatever? The first time I was not working with traditionally broken down materials? This picture captures that moment. This particular project is also the first time I used a chainsaw. I tell you this not to pay myself on the back, but to demonstrate that there is nothing that qualified me over any other person to create a carved table. I was just inspired by the instagram account of @calebwoodardfurniture and watching the egg table video on YouTube made by Mike of @modernbuilds . I had been inspired for months by these two people. So much so I was dreaming both at night and during the day of this carved wood table I so badly wanted to create. I was scared. I had never done something of this nature, I had never used these tools. Finally, I reminded myself that hey, you bought this cherry log for $10. If the table ends up as crap, I can go get another log and try again! Guess what, it didn't turn out like crap. Did I make mistakes? 150% yes I did. But what else came from this project? Confidence. Confidence that I can figure out new tools of the trade. Confidence that if I have a finished product in mind, I can figure out how to make it, even if that means hours of research. Best of all, I was overwhelmingly happy. I was doing it. I was creating my own design on my own time and growing my skills. What are you holding off on creating? What is that voice in your head telling you that you cant or shouldn't do? . . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #solopreneur #solopreneurs #wearebadassery #risesisterrise #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #contemporaryartists #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
So, I'm a woman, a wife, and a Mom of two. I make furniture with power tools. Most of the time learning how to better use that tool as I go. I have had several conversations with other women, other Moms that tell me they love my work, but cant afford it. So I offer to help them make something instead of buying from me. The general response I get is "well I'm not really handy". The thing is, I dont consider myself handy at all. Like when it comes to fixing things at home, it's actually my wife who has most of the know how for that. So it has me asking, why are women in particular afraid to take me up on my offer? Is it truly that they have no interest? Or is it a fear of the unexpected? Of not knowing the tools? Is it thinking they dont have skills to do it? What do you think? If I offered to help you build your desired piece of furniture, what would make you decline? Or better yet, what would make you say "hell yes"? COMMENT BELOW, I really want to understand the barriers to creating, especially for women, and especially for Moms? . . . . . #designed #designideas #designlovers #designdaily #designconcept #designmilk #architecturedetails #architecture_lovers #architecturedesign #artcollective #artist_features #homedecorideas #livingroomdesign #interiorstyled #lovelyinterior #interior_delux #myhouseidea #homeadore #luxuryinteriors #luxurydecor #artcurator #artcollection #modernist #designblogger #designlife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #buildlikeagirl #momblogger #momlife πŸ“Έ by @greedyfoto
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