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The look on @izzyswan_woodworking face matches my feelings about getting to chat with Meghan @sweetalohadesigns for this weeks Maker Mom Podcast episode. Meghan is a kind, loving Mom and Maker and shares so many great things about her journey. Dont miss out o. The episode!!! . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
I am definitely still a newbie when it comes to working with resin. I can't wait to continue to grow in figuring out the best method for applying resin to finished bowls and being able to use a layered approach to highlight and enhance the natural beauty of the wood. What do you think? . . . . . #resinartwork #resinpainting #fluidartgallery #fluidpour #liveedgetable #liveedgefurniture #liveedgewood #salvagedwood #reclaimedwoodfurniture #woodworkingcommunity #woodworkingtools #woodworkingproject #woodworkinglove #woodartist #woodcarver #craftwork #craftdesign #organicdesign #organicforms #meditativeart #organicshapes #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #inmystudio #studioartist #iowacity #fincraft #slowart
Repost @freemanfurnishings 3K followers, I cant believe it! I love this community on IG and all the cool and wonderfully talented people I have met and become friends with. I appreciate every single one of you more then words can say. To show my appreciation I am having a 3 day giveaway. Today is day 1. For todays giveaway, it will be this hard maple and resin bowl. This giveaway is open to everyone in the US and Canada. Here's the rules: 1. Like this post 2. Make sure you are following me, @freemanfurnishings 3. Tag a friend who might enjoy this giveaway. One tag per comment and one entry per tag. 4. Extra 5 entries for sharing this as a post.(only once) 5. Extra 10 entries for sharing this in your stories. (Only once) Entries are accepted today through noon CST on Friday then will announce winner on Friday afternoon. The next two days will be sponsored giveaways that I am super excited about!!! This giveaway is not governed by instagram. GOOD LUCK!! . . . . #resinartwork #resinpainting #fluidartgallery #fluidpour #liveedgetable #liveedgefurniture #liveedgewood #salvagedwood #reclaimedwoodfurniture #woodworkingcommunity #woodworkingtools #woodworkingproject #woodworkinglove #woodartist #woodcarver #craftwork #craftdesign #organicdesign #organicforms #meditativeart #organicshapes #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #inmystudio #studioartist #iowacity #fincraft #slowart πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
3K followers, I cant believe it! I love this community on IG and all the cool and wonderfully talented people I have met and become friends with. I appreciate every single one of you more then words can say. To show my appreciation I am having a 3 day giveaway. Today is day 1. For todays giveaway, it will be this hard maple and resin bowl. This giveaway is open to everyone in the US and Canada. Here's the rules: 1. Like this post 2. Make sure you are following me, @freemanfurnishings 3. Tag a friend who might enjoy this giveaway. One tag per comment and one entry per tag. 4. Extra 5 entries for sharing this as a post.(only once) 5. Extra 10 entries for sharing this in your stories. (Only once) Entries are accepted today through noon CST on Friday then will announce winner on Friday afternoon. The next two days will be sponsored giveaways that I am super excited about!!! This giveaway is not governed by instagram. GOOD LUCK!! . . . . #resinartwork #resinpainting #fluidartgallery #fluidpour #liveedgetable #liveedgefurniture #liveedgewood #salvagedwood #reclaimedwoodfurniture #woodworkingcommunity #woodworkingtools #woodworkingproject #woodworkinglove #woodartist #woodcarver #craftwork #craftdesign #organicdesign #organicforms #meditativeart #organicshapes #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #inmystudio #studioartist #iowacity #fincraft #slowart πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Shortly after I started making furniture and other wood art pieces, I thought to myself, how can I leave my mark? I wanted a way for those who enjoyed my work to always know and remember just who created that piece. So I got an electric branding iron from @gearheartindustry . Every piece that I make now gets branded with my iron. Probably my favorite part is seeing how much the brand pops after applying the top coat. Makes me smile everytime! With some of my more recent projects, I don't always leave enough flat surface to apply my current brand. Lucky for me @gearheartindustry can make brands of all different sizes, both electric, and torch heated ones. I think I'm going to get a simple torch heated one of just my main logo to help me with those smaller pieces. How do you leave your mark? . . . . . #woodworkingwoman #woodworkingfun #carpentery #furnituremaker #woodworkersofig #woodworkingcommunity #makesomething #makersgottamake #waketomake #makestuff #toolsofthetrade #buildsomething #toolporn #salvagedwood #salvaged #woodlove #woodburn #woodburningart #woodburned #woodlathe #lathework #woodcarvingart #woodcolor #endgrain #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #gearheartindustry #sponsored #brandingiron #handmadeleathergoods
Episode 09 is up and available. This week has been really crazy with the day job and a sudden artist opportunity, so I did not get the episode ready and released before this morning. I felt really guilty and like I was letting down this beautiful community, and then it told myself, "Hey, knock that crap off. Life gets busy, especially Mom life. Be gracious with yourself " And it's actually kind of perfect for todays episode. This episode is just a bit different. I chat with Tiff, @staying_inside_the_grey , and we both share some vulnerability and talk about some issues that really matter, like dealing with PTSD, anxiety and depression. Also another special thing, once my computer works through rendering, todays episode will be up on YouTube with the video, not just the audio. That should be available this afternoom! . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
Sawdust Light Pendant ___________ For this week’s #tbt post, I decided to go with this light pendant I made out of only sawdust and some @titebondproducts wood glue. It was my entry in the #whatsawdust2018 challenge last spring that Katie of @freemanfurnishings organized…there’s still a part of me that is amazed it actually worked. Looking back, it’s amazing how many amazing people/makers I met by participating in that challenge who I am still in contact with daily on IG…such a great community! Who thinks we need another challenge of some sort?! Let me know your ideas below! ___________ #lightpendant #sawdust #sawdustdesigns #woodworking #woodworker #DIY #doityourself #handmade #maker #madetomake #design #makersmovement #ethancarterdesigns
Getting antsy for the rest of this week when I get to get back into the shop and get back to creating. Lately, I feel like doing more of free form creating to be calling to me. To me that means I am feeling the need to flex my creativity muscles. How about you? . . . . . #resin #epoxy #epoxyresin #resinart #turquoise #dirtypour #dirtypourart #resinartwork #resincoloring #micapowder #pigment #resinpigment #knotandgrain #resincraftsblog #oddlysatisfying #oddlysatisfyingvideo #colorswirl #metallics #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #iowacity #desmoines #resincasting #woodgrain #diytutorial #woodworking #woodart #dowoodworking #woodartwork #woodsculpture
Gettig closer to the final stages of the carved table. I had a vision for this table, I wanted there to be a brilliant contrast to the blackness of the grain. I considered dye, even paint, in the end, I went with @ecopoxy with metallic red pigment. I seriously could not be happier. I let it pour through the cracks and run down intentionally because I wanted that natural organic flow to it. And now I dub thee, "Zombie" table. Find it fitting? . . . . . #resin #epoxy #epoxyresin #resinart #turquoise #dirtypour #dirtypourart #resinartwork #resincoloring #micapowder #pigment #resinpigment #knotandgrain #resincraftsblog #oddlysatisfying #oddlysatisfyingvideo #colorswirl #metallics #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #iowacity #desmoines #resincasting #woodgrain #diytutorial #woodworking #woodart #dowoodworking #woodartwork #woodsculpture
This table has really become a passion project for me. I have been feeling a bit stuck lately, creatively, mentally. By losing myself in creating this unique table, I found peace for my mind and a bit of creative juices again. Hard to decide what was my favorite part in creating the table, but this part with the torch has got to be one of the top two for sure! What do you think? . . . . . #woodgrainreveal #shousugiban #woodgrain #charredwood #walnutwood #endgrain #torchedwood #reclaimed #reclaimedwoodfurniture #salvagedwood #repurposedwood #salvaged #woodtable #woodfurniture #woodenfurniture #torch #knotandgrain #dowoodworking #woodworkcraft #woodworkinglife #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #iowacity #woodworkingskills #reclaimedtimber #woodworkingtools #revealedgrain #organicdesign #woodgrain
The carved table is complete, I have named it "zombie". A full video will be released soon. In the meantime I'm breaking down some of the final steps into some mini videos for you. Using my @kingarthurstools merlin 2 to carve some "butterfly" ties along one of the cracks in the log. Then filling the ties with @ecopoxy resin. . . . . . #artistsoninstagram #instagood #colorcrush #funtionalart #colorbae #sculptureart #contemporarysculpture #artobject #organicart #organic #woodworkingwoman #woodworking #woodworkinglove #oddlysatisfying #satisfying #color #pourart #artist #woodworkingcommunity #smallbusiness #showyourwork #customwoodwork #woodshop #woodworkforall #woodworkinglove #woodworkingheart #madetomake #downtowniowacity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
Episode 07 is up and ready to go! In todays episode I talk with Valerie from Old Soul Designs (aka @chicwoodworker ). She is a Mom of 3 boys, woodworker, and built her own shop which includes a clubhouse for the kids, simply amazing!!! Check out LINK IN BIO for full show notes and episode. Or catch it anywhere you listen to podcasts! . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
Not going to lie. My life is majorly about balance right now. But heres the thing, I dont feel a true balance is possible. Theres the day job, making, family, podcast, background business stuff like website and youtube videos. Dont get me wrong, I do tend to thrive on being busy and keeping myself always moving, but then theres almost always a crash, where I have pushed myself a little too hard, spread myself a little too thin and feel like yes I'm doing everything, but none of it well. I know alot of what's going on with me right now has to do with the gloomier weather and fast approaching holidays. It's this time of year I find it crucial for myself to re-anchor myself in my family. To force myself to put the phone down and the computer away and spend time building pillow forts with the kids, or getting into the shop and consciously choosing not to document it all. The need to unplug a bit from the world, because the world just seems too big! Who's with me? . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #needtomake #overwhelming #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #woodworkingwoman #creativedesign #madetomake πŸ“Έ @greedyfoto
Got to take my new @kingarthurstools Merlin 2 out for a test drive yesterday on the carved walnut table. I needed to clean up the underside where I had burned and the regular angle grinder was just too large to fit in between the legs of the table. What is your favorite carving tool? . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #carvingwood #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makerslife #makers #makersvilliage #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #wooden #womeninart #iowacity #sculptureart #artprocess #katools #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wood #woodart
Yesterday Episode 06 of the @makermompodcast dropped. I am so happy to share an interview with Wendy of @pursuitofhappymess . Wendy is a maker and mom to two creative teenage girls. She bas an amazing heart and shares it openly with everyone in the community. She really shares that heart in this episode. You can catch the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play, or you can head over to @makermompodcast and hit the link in the bio. . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
Yesterday Episode 06 of the @makermompodcast dropped. I am so happy to share an interview with Wendy of @pursuitofhappymess . Wendy is a maker and mom to two creative teenage girls. She bas an amazing heart and shares it openly with everyone in the community. She really shares that heart in this episode. You can catch the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play, or you can head over to @makermompodcast and hit the link in the bio. . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
I know you all are aware of the tragic forest happening right now in California. You may not know that I have a connection to California. My wife and I lived there for 4 years and my wife was born there. The people we know there are all safe, but my heart still breaks for those affected. So I have decided to auction off this redwood wine bar to help support those affected. The top to this bar is redwood from California that I acquired while living there. 70% of the whatever is raised will be directly donated to victims of the fires. Auction goes for 2 weeks. SEE LINK IN BIO! We are stronger together! . . . . #californiastrong #communityovercompetition #sculpting #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wooden #makers #artprocess #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wood #woodart #carpenter
A bit more detailed of a view of carving the walnut side table with my @milwaukeetool with the @kingarthurstools course holey galahad. I feel like over this year I have really grown in my carving skills and gaining that muscle memory. I look forward to pushing my knowledge and skills of carving further next year. What skill do youwant to grow next year? . . . . #carving #carvingwood #sculpting #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wooden #makers #artprocess #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wood #woodart #katools
Alright, laying it out there. These past couple of months I have been stressed to the hilt. I keep trying to just put my head down and plow through to the next task. And today that paid off in a big way! One person just purchased several of my pieces, the most I have sold in one transaction to date! I feel like I'm on cloud 9, and you know what, I'm going to give myself permission to stay on that cloud for at least 24 hours. Acknowledge this one moment of success. This is just what I needed to refuel my tank to keep plodding along.....starting TOMORROW! . . . . #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
Still amazed by the how this teal color really makes the grain of this hickory wood balanced wine bottle holder really pop! These are a lot of fun for me to make and can be the perfect gift for any #winelover . You can pick one up at @luxeinteriors.design or @themakersloftiowacity in @downtowniowacity or at the soon to be open @themakersloftiowacity in @coralridgemall . Several different colors available, including natural wood. . . . . . #wineaddict #mywinemoment #winesofinstagram #buyhandmade #modernmaker #supportyourlocalartist #thisisiowa #holidaygifts #homeart #designmilk #woodworking #woodworker #chefgift #housewarming #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust
The @kingarthurstools Power Carving tools by @kingarthurstools Guinevere is by far one of my favorite new tools. Equiped with the sanding stars from @woodcraftgallery it makes finishing up edges on coasters and spoons and spatulas a breeze. I find myself almost in a trance. I don't think anyone would be surprised if I said sanding tends to be my least favorite part. But I really do enjoy it with this @woodcraftgallery and @kingarthurstools combo. It does have a bit of a learning curve with it. You will notice I'm wearing gloves, thats because I have sanded a few knuckles a bit raw when the corner of a coaster or spatula gets caught, so the glove protect my hands. though the knuckle sanding gets less and less as I teach myself the new muscle memory. What's one of your favorite tools in the shop? . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makerslife #makers #makersvilliage #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #woodart #madetomake #makerspace #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wooden #woodart
Yesterday Episode 05 of the @makermompodcast dropped. I am so happy to share an interview with Kay Casey of @kay.at.home . Kay is an amazing wood and resin artist as well as an amazing mom to a young teenage girl. She has a huge heart and shares her kindness with everyone. You can catch the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play, or you can head over to @makermompodcast and hit the link in the bio. . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
I finally figured out a more efficient way to create my sets of coasters. Really briefly, the old process was to cut coasters to size on miter saw, then orbital sand each one individually on top, bottom and around all 4 sides, then dye, then spray. This process was very hard on the grip and starting to cause a little carpal tunnel stuff. I've been brainstorming forever a better way to do it that was not only better on my body, but could be done in less time. Thanks to @littlebarefurniture for suggesting the sanding mops to be used on the @kingarthurstools Guenivere sanding tool and then @brandy.studioaube recommending to sand the full board first before cutting, I have now changed the process to this: Orbital sand top and bottom of board, cut coasters to size on miter saw, sand edges of coaster with sanding mops, dye and spray. I cut the time to less than half, and hey, could still use my hand afterward to carve on the table! How about you? Make any efficiency savings lately? _________________________________ Gear for the video: Overalls - @dovetailworkwear (absolutely love these things, tough, warm, and ALL THE POCKETS!!) Dust mask - @rzmask & @rzmaskwoodworking Sanding mops - @woodcraftgallery sanding stars Sanding tool - @kingarthurstools Guinevere Finsihing shelter - @homerightps Dye - @plaidcrafts . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #diygifts #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makerslife #makers #makersvilliage #wooddesign #giftidea #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #dovetailworkwear #iowacity #diyhomedecor #handmadegift #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wood #woodart #mfpbehindthescenes
Is imitation the greatest form of flattery? Is there anything out there that is completely and totally unique? Has social media killed or bolstered the art world? All questions rolling around in my head today thanks to episode 71 of the @cleverpodcast . They discuss in this episode more about another episode where they interview a designer who eventually closed he business due to imitations out on the market. The whole "river" table stuff with @gregklassenfurniture Rolled through my head while listening as well. And I think about this whole #makercommunity and how we talk about #communityovercompetition So I guess I'm asking, where is the line drawn between creating art that may be derivative of someone you admire and outright stealing someone else's design? And should we be making that distinction within the community? Take for example this 1st carved table I am working on in this pic, or the current one I'm working on. There are aspects of my design that someone could say remind them of @calebwoodardfurniture and they wouldn't be wrong. I am strongly influenced by his amazing work. Just leaves me thinking a out that line. What do you think? . . . #woodcraft #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #girlswhobuild #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #woodart #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #womeninthearts #mfptribe πŸ“Έ@greedyfoto
It was so great getting into the shop this morning. Absolutely loved getting to spend some time #woodcarving on this walnut side table. The form is coming together better then I could've imagined. What would you title this table? Power Carving tools by @kingarthurstools . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #makerslife #makers #makersvilliage #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #chicagoart #nycart #laart #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #girlswhobuild #wood #woodart
I first met this #badasswoman in June of this year via a string of events, on instagram. And now I consider Brandy, @brandy.studioaube one of my bffs. She is amazingly talented when it comes to working with metal. She is also a mom and has a day time gig that's like my day time gig. She just gets it. And even though we have never met in person, she definitely helps me keep my sanity on a daily basis. Oh and she happens to be the #makermom interview that was released on Friday on the @makermompodcast . I'm so happy she is a part of my tribe. . . . . #femaleentreprenuers #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #girlswhobuild #craftymama #designsponge #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #modernist #contemporaryartist #modernartist #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #womeninthearts #mfptribe
Making slow but sure progress on #powercarving this small side table from walnut. This is the same table that I used some fire on the create the legs while on my camping retreat. I'm using my arsenal of @kingarthurstools to do the carving. I think I'm going to have to add a Merlin 2 to the line up to get in those hard to reach places. What do you think so far? . . . . . #woodartisan #woodartist #woodartwork #woodarts #furnituredesigner #furniturecustom #furnituredecor #furnitureartist #furnituremaking #furnitureinterior #furnitureart #designfurniture #bespokefurniture #contemporaryfurniture #handmadefurniture #handmadegift #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #artisanmade #artisangoods #artanddesign #artdesign #artisans #artisanat #woodgrain #wooddecor #woodworkshop #katools #dovetailworkwear @dovetailworkwear
Even though I'm still battling a head cold and burried under the mountain of "to-do" and "should have", it was so much fun hanging with the fam last night, getting all dressed up and getting a bucket load of candy!!! How was your Halloween evening? . . . . #bossbabe #sidehustle #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #girlswhobuild #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #workingmomlife #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
This is one of 4 spatulas that I made for the Shop Crawl night in @downtowniowacity last week. I haven't made spatulas for quite some time, but I really do enjoy the process. Talk about finding that place of zen, making these is definitely one of those moments for me. Though I'm not the biggest fan of sanding with my orbital sander, I do enjoy sanding things like this spatula and using my rigid sander. I also got to try out using sanding mops on my @kingarthurstools guinever, though of course I forgot to turn the camera on to capture it. I will get it on the next go around. To me making these spatulas is a bit like turning, you can have a completed product in just a few hours. What are some of your favorite small projects?? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #entreprenuers #makerslife #kitchendesign #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #kitchendecor #communityovercompetition #buildingcommunity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #woodcraft #woodenspoon
I call this the zen zone. Oblivious to the world around me. Talked with Meghan from @sweetalohadesigns this morning, and we shared a common feeling that it's a spiritual experience when making. You get lost in it and feel at peace. Is it the same for you? . . . . #bossbabe #bossbabes #motherhustler #ladyboss #buildlikeagirl #entrepreneurial #wood #woodworking #badasscreatives #craftymom #makermom #craftymama #maker #designermaker #furnituredesigner #womanwarrior #woodartist #makersgonnamake #contemporaryartist #creatives #iowacity #desmoines #pride 🌈 #momlife #womenempoweringwomen #whatsawdust #womeninbusiness #womenwoodworkers #madetomake #makermovement
This is for the single moms, the stay at home moms, the working moms, those stepping into the mom role in a younger person's life. I see you, this community sees you. You are doing the best that you can. You are enough. . . . . #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
I'm looking at this blank space, seriously not knowing what to put here. I have been in a weird head space lately. Not sure if its due to stress, changing of the seasons, the upcoming holiday seasons or a combination of it all! So, I'm choosing today, to take a deep breath, slow down, enjoy playing with the kiddos and put off figuring out the balance act of life tomorrow! What are you doing with your Saturday? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #entreprenuers #makerslife #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #communityfirst #communityovercompetition #buildingcommunity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #woodcraft
Brand new episode of the @makermompodcast is up and available at pretty much everywhere you get your podcast. This weeks episode features the beautiful and hugely talented Jaclyn of @thepaintedfarmclockery , and a side guest of her adorable 3 month old Oliver! Jaclyn makes awesome clocks as well as managing a household with 4 boys all 6 and under!!! Take a listen to find out more about her journey. Dont forget to leave a review and share out with other maker moms!!! . . . . #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
Brand new episode of the @makermompodcast is up and available at pretty much everywhere you get your podcast. This weeks episode features the beautiful and hugely talented Jaclyn of @thepaintedfarmclockery , and a side guest of her adorable 3 month old Oliver! Jaclyn makes awesome clocks as well as managing a household with 4 boys all 6 and under!!! Take a listen to find out more about her journey. Dont forget to leave a review and share out with other maker moms!!! . . . . #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
Trying really hard not to crumble under the pressure today. Not sure if I'm succeeding or not. I have such a busy schedule right now between meeting the needs of my day job customers, and meeting the needs of new and exciting opportunities on the @freemanfurnishings business front. Oh, and such a busy fall now with my oldest in Kindergarten and the activities that go with that, and so much more. This is not me complaining, I am truly thankful for the over abundance in each one of these areas. I'm just so terrified about who I am going to let down. Right now I'm burning the wick in 3 places, and I know eventually there won't be any more wick to give, so how do I do it? I'm hoping that time in the shop today will help smash my anxiety a bit so I can push through and get things done without feeling so overwhelmed that I freeze up. How do you handle that overwhelmed feeling and this hectic time of the year? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #entreprenuers #makerslife #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #communityfirst #communityovercompetition #buildingcommunity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #woodcraft
I'm slowly working on improving the dust collection situation within the shop. I have a few systems and tools in place to for sure minimize the amount of free floating dust in the air. But it never fails, even with every precaution currently available to me, I still end up with a fair amount of dust on me and on the shop floor. So what do I wear to protect myself, not just from dust landing in places that don't get alot of regular sunlight (you know what I mean), but also to protect my lungs and eyes. Lately for clothing I have really been loving on these overalls from @dovetailworkwear for several reasons. They are warm, which is awesome now that the weather is getting colder; they are super durable, I have had a few sharp shards of wood fling at me during carving and have barely felt a thing; and most of all they do the best job out of anything else so far, keeping sawdust inside my clothes to a minimum. Not pictured here, because I forgot it at home, I generally wear my rzmask for lung protection, super easy to put on and off, and definitely keeps the dust out of my sinuses. For eye protection it all depends. If I'm doing heavy duty carving then you will see me wearing a face shield that I picked up off amazon. It works great, though if I'm really sweating I have a hard time keeping it from fogging up. For the most part though I will just be wearing regular old safety glasses. What's your gear for the shop? __________________________________ Check LINK IN BIO to take a peak at gear from @dovetailworkwear and get a 10% discount. . . . . #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
Nothing really spectacular about this video at all. I'm not doing something new or using a new tool, or demonstrating some brand new rock your world technique. Nope, really just plain jane type stuff here. So why am I sharing it. I'm sharing to to push past just what you see on the surface, someone using a drill press. Nope, what I see, is me, using a drill press I inherited from my father in law, in a shop that I'm fortunate enough to be able to pay monthly rent for, doing something I love, creating. Not just creating a woodwork piece, but really, creating a whole new world for myself. I talked earlier this week about this sense of duality I have, living essentially a double life. I think its more then just the what I do in each side of my life, but what I'm building. On the professional side, I'm maintaining a status quo. Working in a heavily male dominated field, frequently having to prove that I'm at least as good as a male counter part. And just in case you were wondering, this isn't just me being "overly senstive", its things that are frequently said to my face, that I do in turn just shrug off, at least on the outside. But then, this other part of my life, which traditionally is also a male dominated field, in no way makes me feel less then or other. No, in fact, I feel like I'm helping to build this life for me that helps to build me up. Thats built on building true relationships with people, and valuing what everyone has to bring to the table, regardless o background, age, gender, race, and its amazing. It's not just the absolute need to create that drives me to make, I feel like its also the need to connect to this amazing community of makers, both locally and via social media. Who's with me? . . . . . #diyvideos #diyideas #diys #liveedge #dowoodworking #woodwork #woodworker #woodworking #woodshop #workshop #wood #makers #makersvilliage #makerslife #furnituredesigner #wooddesign #woodenfurniture #customfurniture #craftwork #buildlikeagirl #woodwork_feature #womeninart #iowacity #communityfirst #communityovercompetition #buildingcommunity #freemanfurnishings #whatsawdust #woodcraft
In case you missed it, yesterday was the official launch day of the brand new @makermompodcast hosted by yours truly. Episode 2 features the amazing Ellen Smith of @littlebarefurniture . Had an absolute blast talking with Ellen. We chatted for long past the interview, so much fun talking shop and Mom stuff with another woman who totally gets it! Check out LINK IN BIO for the full episode! . . . . #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
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
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