edited to add: i am excited that this post was featured on crafting a green world! welcome, if you have linked through.
did you all have a nice thanksgiving? we did. we piled into the car, as we have done for the last several thanksgivings, and drove a couple hours to mike's aunt and uncle's house. we missed my parents and brother, but we were surrounded by so much family that we don't see often enough. and the food! we really are so lucky, aren't we? oh, and i learned mike's cousin's wife's mom (whew that was long) reads my blog! hi, penny!
thanksgiving. it really kicks off the holidays and makes today black friday. and what better to post on black friday than homemade goodies?
inspired by this post by heather of shivaya naturals, i picked up a few cut logs from fallen eucalyptus trees at lala's school.
i dragged mike down to his workshop and asked him to show me how to use his band saw and drill press.* i was really pleased with the results.
happy (almost) weekend!
*a hand saw and a power drill (with the bit marked for depth by wrapping it with tape) would work just as well. i know, because for the last two of these i made, that is how i drilled the holes, because i broke something(?) on the drill press! the logs i started with were approximately 5 inches in diameter and the finished caddies are approximately 5 inches tall. you'd need a log with a wider diameter to fit more than 8 crayon/pencil holes. i used a 3/8 inch drill bit.