Saturday, October 11, 2014


Heritage Rose - LIving Room
Heritage Rose
Julia Child Rose - Kitchen
Julia Child Rose

We have 2 rose bushes in containers on the side of the house. The photos are a couple months old as the blooming season seems to be over.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Mini Concrete Tetrapod

Tetrapods are used around the world as breakwaters, especially in Japan.
(Screen capture from the Japanese drama Amachan)

I decided to make my own Mini Concrete Tetrapod.
Generated a flat pattern in the computer and used styrofoam cups for the mold. Disc sander used to clean up the ends and light hand sanding on the surface, finished with clear matte spray.
More concrete crafts - here -

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Thank You!

Our dog Mei passed away last week, she was 15 years and 3 months old.
This picture is from her first day with us when she was only 2 months old.

Thank You Mei !!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Concrete Air Plant Holder

Mini Concrete Planter

Mini Concrete Planter
Using some Japanese jelly snack containers as a mold, I made a concrete air plant holder. Disc sander was used to clean up the top and and a bevel.

More concrete crafts - here -

Monday, August 25, 2014

iPad Mini Bag

My wife made me a nice iPad Mini Bag. She used Japanese Tenugui (Multi Purpose Cotton Cloths) as the outer fabric and linen with cotton batting on the inside. We buy our Tenugui locally from the Tortoise General Store in Venice.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trim and Cut

Mei had her paws and nails trimmed....
... her ears were also given a summer cut.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Garden Sphere

Concrete garden sphere
Using a glass lamp cover I made a concrete garden sphere.
Concrete garden sphere
More concrete projects - here -

Monday, July 7, 2014

Plants Inside and Out

Plants on the inside.
Plants on the outside.
Silver Sheen Kohuhu plants have gotten really tall!