Oct 24, 2014

F.F.F. Monster Bento Edition

Halloween is just around the corner, so why not have some bento fun monster style?

Some monster lunches are cute.
(Like this bento monster for my daughter.)

Others are Strange.
(Like this one for my little guy.)

And some, even have parts to arrange.
(Like this build your own monster lunch for my big guy.)

All three lunches have:
  • corn dog, (removed from the stick and cut into pieces)
  • pretzels
  • carrots and cheese, which are both more for garnish than nutrition
  • fruit and veggie pouch, and milk to make up for that lost nutrition.
  • candy eyes
  • ketchup for the kids who like it
  • toothpicks for the build your own
Don't miss a single F.F.F. 

Oct 22, 2014

Charging Station - Free Cut List and Diagrams

A while ago, I posted pictures of my Charging Station.  Today, I give you a cut list and Diagrams.

Finished Dimensions:
7 3/4" H x 14" W x 12 1/4 " D
This charging station was built using scraps I had on hand.  The measurements below, reflect the measurements of those scraps.  This plan could be modified to suit a variety of material thicknesses.  Please make any necessary adjustments for material widths before cutting out your pieces.  

Warning:  Some chargers and devices produce quite  bit of heat.   Build at your own risk.

**There may be a tutorial or additional plans for using new wood in the future, please check back.**


  • Scraps, I used scrap 1 x10 boards, 1/4" ply and some hobby boards.
  • glue
  • nails
  • 2 small hinges

Cut List: 
From 3/4 " plywood or board 

  • 2-7 3/4" x 12 1/4" (will become sides)

 From 1/4" ply 

  • 1 -5 3/4" x 13" middle shelf
  • 1 - 9 7/8" x 13 bottom shelf

From 3/8 ply or board

  • 3 3/4" x 12 1/2" back
  • 1 - 4" x 12 3/8" top shelf
  • 2 - 3 3/4 x 3 7/8 dividers

Don't miss my other free plans!

Oct 20, 2014

Mama Gets a New Dress - 1950's Style

If you've been following along with any of the 1950's girls dress posts, then you knew I was also working on a dress for myself to wear to my cousins 1940-50's themed wedding, and here it is.

 We looked rather nice I think.  Since I was in such a hurry to get this done, I don't have many pictures.

I used this pattern.  It went together nicely with few alterations.

The fabric, and the scraps.


We almost got everyone in the shot.  I wonder where big brother got off too?