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Blog series by MsDebbieP updated 2510 days ago 4 parts 3447 reads 55 comments total

Part 1: JENN DON"T LOOK

2628 days ago by MsDebbieP | 14 comments »

My daughter’s birthday is fast approaching and I have had several ideas in the past month of what to make for her. I have gone from simple, to complicated, and now .. it’s somewhere in the middle. Actually, since it will be a variation of the Challenge Table, it really should fall into the easy category but I’m not that naive or confident to think that I will whip this together with a frustration and challenge or two. The first difficulty was deciding what to make it o...

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Part 2: Jenn... it's ready for Sunday!

2625 days ago by MsDebbieP | 19 comments »

well, here it is… Martin says that mistakes are just opportunities to become smarter.I must be brilliant now! The table is pretty much finished. Might throw a layer of wax on top of it. We’ll see. Lots of “oops” and “huhs” and “how did that happens” in it but it’s a table and it’s made by me and it’s a present.. and she will love it.

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Part 3: My Son's

2537 days ago by MsDebbieP | 16 comments »

This past weekend was a big event for the Roswell family, as we celebrated my Mom’s 80th birthday. Plans began early in the year and resulted in a family dinner on Friday night, with my younger brother surprising Mom by flying in from Arizona (after a lot of lies about why he couldn’t make it) and with my son and granddaughter flying in from BC (it didn’t even cross Mom’s mind that he would make the trip). We also had a bonfire breakfast Saturday morning (for the past ...

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Part 4: Son's Skateboard

2510 days ago by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

After all the challenges I met to add the logo to my son’s skateboard, I have to say that I’m quite pleased with the result. The decal is a “window decal” purchased at Staples. I sprayed a coat of clear-coat on top of the printed decal to prevent the ink from bleeding. I attached the decal to the skateboard by placing it on a wet layer of waterbased wipe-on poly and then coated it all with several more layers of poly. I love how the wood shows through the “...

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