With the increased use of fabric and medical masks, the need for ear savers has grown. Ear savers are most often worn by health professionals to ease the discomfort of wearing a mask for a long time. As the general population adopts the use of masks for every day use, we all could benefit from these simple little devices.
In the workshop, we we've been wearing masks for years. We tend to take them off as soon as possible because they can be uncomfortable so we wanted a couple of these for ourselves and to giveaway.
In April 2020, Cricut added three sizes of ear protectors to Cricut Design Space. They are free, but they did not offer up a tutorial on how to actually use the pattern.
Steph found a way to use the file, and we found an inexpensive, readily available resource from which to make them.
While scrolling through Wall Control's website, Steph noticed they had vinyl used to make tool cutouts to create a "shadow board." The idea is to add the cutouts to the wall so you can easily return a tool to its proper place. Steph was intrigued, but she knew she did not want to trace around the tools and then cut them out.
So, she designed a way to make the process a little more seamless using the Cricut Maker and the vinyl from Wall Control.
I would suggest watching the video as it lays out the entire process step by step.
Steph needed a fence in her backyard for the dog. Unfortunately, her backyard does not lend itself to traditional fencing. She has a tiny, I mean tiny backyard, with no grass but has lots of trees and bushes. Two sides of the yard border the neighborhood green space which is overgrown with lots of bushes, weeds and huge trees! Putting in a traditional fence would mean taking out much of the landscaping and even then it would have been difficult with the trees and their root systems.
So, for many months she used a very temporary, makeshift fence that most of the time would not stay up! Fortunately Mac is a sighthound which means if she sees a barrier she doesn't try go over it or push it aside.
But it was time for a more permanent, temporary fencing solution.
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We've been on a cleaning streak these past few weeks since we've had so much time at home and because the weather has been amazing!
Part of the porch clean up was a little maintenance on the sliding glass door. If you have one and it's not moving as well as it once did, it probably needs a bit of cleaning and lubricating. More than likely, you already have what you need in your supplies.
Over the years, we've used Wet & Forget on the siding at Steph's house. We've used a variety of applications methods with varying success. In this video, we try another method that we think is the best, most efficient way to apply Wet & Forget. Check out what we used and the results six months later.
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