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Location: Colorado Springs
Website: blog.thehairballz.com

I love to create. It doesn't matter much what the materials are, so long as I am crafting. I enjoy woodworking, primarily with my scroll saw. I'm slowly learning to use a lathe too.

In addition to my woodworking, I sew, quilt, knit, crochet, embroider, needle felt, and make a variety of types of jewelry. My favorite thing to make in all types of crafting is toys.

I also enjoy combining my skills. I'm working on some new patterns that require woodworking, wool, and a bit of leather too. It's tremendously fun.

My main goals right now are to finish building my home since I just bought my first piece of property (at only 27 years old too!), pay off my new Excalibur 21" scroll saw, and get a website going where I can sell my patterns. I'm disabled and have been out of work for a few years. I'd like my creativity to be able to pay the bills. I'm not well enough to manufacture the wonderful handmade items in the quantities needed to make a living, but I sure can pump out exciting new patterns for all of my craft types!

-- -Kim, Peyton, CO

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added project Fox Terrier Necklace 537 days ago
commented on Siamese cat necklaces 1028 days ago
added project Siamese cat necklaces 1031 days ago
commented on First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue 1127 days ago
added project Lathe Table 1127 days ago
added project Scrolling Chair 1127 days ago
commented on First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue 1127 days ago
commented on First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue 1127 days ago
commented on Lathart - House - Mother's Day Gift for Wife 1127 days ago
commented on Eagle Intarsia 1127 days ago
added project First Ever Inlay - Wooden Dog Pendants with Gorilla Glue 1127 days ago
commented on Spindle Sander Cabinet 1133 days ago
commented on Random End Grain Block Tutorial 1133 days ago
commented on The Wave Pen 1133 days ago
commented on swamps42's Profile 1134 days ago

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Splinterman

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#1 posted 1163 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 1163 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 1163 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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surfin2

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#4 posted 1163 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#5 posted 1134 days ago

Welcome, Kim! I just saw your post on another thread and thought I would say ‘hi’. I just got an Excalibur saw too not too long ago and LOVE it. I know you will too. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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swamps42

42 posts in 1163 days


#6 posted 1134 days ago

I’d not gotten the chance to even see an Excalibur in person before I committed to buying one, so I was a bit nervous. When I found out that’s what you and Steve Good had both moved to, I felt a bit better. When it arrived, I fell in love.

I can’t wait to get my home built now. (I’m working on a dovetailed oak cabin on my first ever piece of property) Right now, I’m staying in my parent’s little walk out basement room. 350 sq ft is just too small for a person and 2 dogs. What’s eating me alive though is the gas expense. My new saw is a full gallon of gas round trip away from me right now. I’ve been using it every single day so far. I might have to take today off though. I seem to have overdone it yesterday. Not only did I make 5 necklace pendants, I also helped my friend’s 3 kids in the garage and finally got their dad set up on my old saw. Chronic pain + 3 hyper and excited little boys = impending disaster!

Oh, AND I went and picked up some stunning glass pieces on freecycle. I’m going to cut out openings in some of the upper kitchen cabinets I got for my house and put in the glass when I get to refinishing the donated kitchen cabinet set. No wonder I need a rest day!

-- -Kim, Peyton, CO

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 1133 days ago

That is really cool, Kim! I wish we had ‘freecycle’ here too. I wish you luck in getting your home finished and look forward to getting to know you better. :)

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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