It's getting to be that time of year again, the holiday section has popped up in stores and Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Last year I got started a bit late on some DIY cards that I made using potatoes as printing blocks.Read More
Two weeks ago I bough an Argus camera my local Goodwill store for what seemed like a reasonable seven dollars and ninety nine cents. It stood out on the shelf from the other cameras which were mainly early 2000's era digital cameras and cheap point and shoot 35mm models from the 1990's.Read More
The first thing I had planned for when I arrived in Seattle was to ride my bike out to a wedding on Oracs Island, one of the San Juan Islands, not far from Victoria BC in the Salish Sea. Because I would be camping during the bike ride out and for a few days after the wedding I would need to carry my tent and sleeping gear. Before I packed up my sewing machine I took a few hours to make this nylon cordura wrap for my Thermarest Z-Lite sleeping pad.
The wrap helps to compress the pad which makes it much more rigid and stable when it's attached to the bike. It also protects it from scraps and damage. There are several lashing points which allows it to be attached to the back of the saddle, out of the way. It also works as a air-drying rack for clothing by simply lashing it on while riding. I added a small slip pocket to the inside that can hold the tent pole for my Tarptent Contrail tent.
Just a quick update for anyone checking in, I've relocated to Seattle, Washington just recently. I'll be out here working on projects, riding my bike and meeting up with old friends. If you're in the area please drop me a line!
I have quite a few mugs that are being fired this week along with a few things that just came home. Depending on how things turn out I think quite a few of these will be sent out as holiday presents. Keep your fingers crossed and say a quick prayer to the kiln gods.