Well this was a busy weekend. It definitely fueled my creative spirit. I was able to work some more on my punch needle project for starts. Darn I had no idea how time consuming that new little craft would be! I think when it is done it will be well worth it though and I am already wanting to start another one I saw at the quilt store or design one of my own.
The most exciting part though was to start of the chicken coop! Me and my hubby started it finally. Even Jade lent a helping hand. Which if you know my beloved first born she is sort of a non-manual-labor type of girl. She was a great help though. Now if you know me and my hubby you know we are not builders by trade. Yes, I took shop and drafting in high school so I feel pretty comfortable but not confident in my skills. We got the plans online. While they were decent and had pictures they were not precise and we had to improvise quite a bit. However, surprisingly we did get it all framed in and the door hung. I love the door it is one that we found at the habitat Re-Store. We had a few disagreements during the building process but of course he usually gives in to what I want anyway. He is too good to me.
Yesterday the hubby took me to find the handle. I don’t think he knows what that has fully lead to though. At least not yet. The reason I say that is because we originally started out going back to the Re-Store to get the handle. Well they didn’t have any there that would work so the gentleman there suggested we go up to A & R Salvage to look. WOW!!! I can’t imagine how I never knew of this place. It was filled with all kinds of recycled goodies. Old concrete slabs from some of local buildings, iron fence sections, doors, windows, screens and even old cast iron claw foot tubs. You name it they had it. I will be going back because I may be getting the old tin roofing for our coop but I really want to see how much they are wanting for the old iron fencing. It would make a beautiful garden trellis for my beans. I will have to see though because Jade and I still need to finish the interior of the coop. The new city-chicks will need a home with a little farmgirl flair to stay cozy and happy.
It was an amazing weekend so a big thanks to Todd for helping me feed my much deflated creative side.