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In response to: The Quicker Brick

Brijohn [Visitor]

Lol- weeding out the warped ones! Funny. This is genius! I will use this bricking my house foundation! So so clever. Can you get these skinny sticks at hobby lobby or michaels? Thanks for sharing this.

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 14:10

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Lyssa [Visitor]

Love it! What a fantastic solution for friend. :) And much less daunting then egg carton bricks….Bravo.

A nap in a Poppy field would be divine right now.

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 13:57

In response to: Office chairs

Lyssa [Visitor]

I can sees them! Stupid phone. :/ They are beautimous!!!

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 13:54

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Bill [Visitor]

You ask “Why the yellow?” I think the reason is that the Emerald City is just out of sight to the right of the photo.

I love the bricks. It is hard to believe that you made these out of wood.

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 11:18

In response to: The Quicker Brick

BunnyD [Visitor]

gorgeous results! I just found your site. Why the yellow?

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 07:40

In response to: Office chairs

1717mk [Visitor]

These chairs look perfectly in your small office, and kitty too :-)

 Permalink 07/29/15 @ 04:09

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Wanda [Visitor]

Great idea, will have to file this one away!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 21:48

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - barn door, part 2

Lucille [Visitor]

Those doors are amazing! Your cat is so cute!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 20:31

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Lucille [Visitor]

Love this. Nice that they are rounded!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 20:29

In response to: Office chairs

Lucille [Visitor]

Love those chairs!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 20:26

In response to: Office chairs

Barbara [Visitor]

Funny cat!
The chairs are really cool.

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 19:18

In response to: Office chairs

Debora [Visitor]

They’re great chairs :D

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 17:32

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Anna Kujala [Visitor]

What a wonderful idea, than you for sharing it with the rest of us!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 03:47

In response to: The Quicker Brick

The Grandmommy [Visitor]

I like the fact they are already rounded. Great idea!

 Permalink 07/28/15 @ 00:56

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Abbe PB [Visitor]

A paint mixed with sand would also work really well to improve the brick texture, though definitely more appropriate for an external brick than a brick floor.

Keeping them a little bit shiny with a satin sheen paint will also help a brick floor idea because they’re often polished and/or sealed :)

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 22:07

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Barbara [Visitor]

Lions and tigers and bricks! Oh my!
How clever! Those would look awesome as flooring in my potting shed.

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 22:05

In response to: The Quicker Brick

azteclady [Visitor]

Oh, I like this–I think it would be great, and fairly quick, for a terrace or a paved garden walk.

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 21:57

In response to: The Quicker Brick

Debora [Visitor]

Wonderful solution! They look great! :D

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 20:04

In response to: The Quicker Brick

April [Visitor]

Looks like it worked really well to me :)

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 20:02

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - barn door, part 2

1717mk [Visitor]

Hi,
your barn looks simply like real! well done!

Magda

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 13:36

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - barn door, part 2

brae [Member]

:)) I do believe he has been in the barn once. He’s very good about staying off and out of occupied spaces. But, the barn is empty…so all bets are off. I can’t be sure, but there was a tuft of cat hair stuck on the door frame one day. |-|

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 10:54

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - barn door, part 2

Barbara [Visitor]

The doors look perfect!
Has your cat ever pretended that he is a Datsun and tried to park himself in the barn?

 Permalink 07/27/15 @ 10:51

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - barn door, part 2

Debora [Visitor]

It looks wonderful! Love the doors, but kitty stole the show in that last shot, LOL!

 Permalink 07/26/15 @ 12:35

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Pepper [Visitor]

It all looks fantastic Brae. Really glad you decided to put beams and joists into the interior. It adds so much interest and realism of the build =0)

 Permalink 07/26/15 @ 10:31

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

azteclady [Visitor]

It already looks so polished!

In an “old barn find” kind of way, of course :grin:

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 22:10

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Lucille [Visitor]

Such beautiful work, Brae! It could not be more perfect!

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 19:48

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - knob and tube wiring, part 1

Suzanne Dargie [Visitor]

Wow! That looks so realistic!

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 11:39

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Barbara [Visitor]

Just beautiful.
Now I want a real life version to keep our Sam-the-wonder-horse in.

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 11:24

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Blondie [Visitor]

Yes, you ARE getting somewhere!! :) It looks faboosh!

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 09:46

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Debora [Visitor]

I love how it’s coming together! :D

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 08:55

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

brae [Member]

Thank you!! :>>

I look online for images of old barn interiors, and I check books out from the library. I also research actual wall framing in modern carpentry. All of it blended helps me achieve a good look to the miniature version. :yes:

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 08:50

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Lynn [Visitor]

This is all so beautiful! Are you using a picture of some old barn or are you designing this all yourself? I am always so impressed by how creative you are!

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 08:42

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

Jenny chapman [Visitor]

Loving it

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 07:40

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure

April [Visitor]

Those are some niiiice beams :D

 Permalink 07/24/15 @ 06:55

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

Lucille [Visitor]

A really lucky find! You were there at the right time!

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 20:45

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

It’s beautiful :-D

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 18:33

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

Barbara [Visitor]

How very odd. I have your beast’s twin in the trunk of my car.

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 16:24

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

Candice [Visitor]

There is an old metal toolbox much like that one in my garage that belonged to my grandfather. When we moved, we just picked it up and brought it with us and my husband noted how ungodly heavy it was. What was in it? A ton of heavy iron wrenches. It was like my grandfather’s last joke on the world before he died. Thanks for the memory :-)

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 14:17

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

brae [Member]

:)) I have no idea what you’re talking about….

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 12:43

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - landscaping - flowers, part 2

brae [Member]

Thanks so much!!! :>>

I have a couple of weeks off scheduled to really hit the workbench on the secret build, but I’ve already started to ramp it up a bit. That’s why I miss a day here and there on the blog. That will become more frequent as the clock winds down. :yes:

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 12:41

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - knob and tube wiring, part 1

brae [Member]

Thanks, everyone!!! :D I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 12:39

In response to: My new-to-me toolbox

Pepper [Visitor]

I do like the old metal tool chests. Much nicer than plastic but Man, once they’re full of tools they’re like lead bricks. I hope you’re not planning to knock someone out with it ;0P If I read in the news about someone with a toolbox shape bruise to the face I’ll know who dunnit =0D

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 12:38

In response to: Gustav, the learned otter

brae [Member]

I think you will all enjoy the idea I have in mind for him. But, since there are two builds in the works this year, I will keep the secret just in case I opt to use it for a contest build next year. &#59;D

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 12:38

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure - sneak peek

Lynn [Visitor]

That is really beautiful. At first glance - I thought it was a life-size picture of something you used for inspiration! What a talented lady you are.

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 11:30

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure - sneak peek

Tony [Visitor]

Its looking fab and just as i imagined it would,I cant wait to eventually see the Datsun in there :)

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 08:11

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure - sneak peek

Keli [Visitor]

Nice!

 Permalink 07/23/15 @ 04:43

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure - sneak peek

Bill [Visitor]

I feel like this is your best yet- which is really saying something- and you figure this is only half way finished! Wow, indeed.

 Permalink 07/22/15 @ 15:43

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - faking a structure - sneak peek

Barbara [Visitor]

Wow. For once words fail me. Just wow.

 Permalink 07/22/15 @ 13:09

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - landscaping - flowers, part 2

elizabeth s [Visitor]

They look Great Brae, but I know that what appears like a lot ordinarily, gets used up pretty quickly within a landscape, so keep up the good work! These look just like wild flowers :))

 Permalink 07/22/15 @ 10:30

In response to: Milo Valley Farm - landscaping - flowers, part 2

Betsy Rogers [Visitor]

You are So Awesome!!! I Love the flowers…. they remind me of my Achillea ‘The Pearl"… but I am sure you have a specific flower in mind! Thank you so much for sharing your sources and your methods… I learn so much from you!!! Rushing off to order myself a supply of origami paper….!

 Permalink 07/21/15 @ 17:33