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Last week or two, I've been working on Easter Items, in hopes of selling them. The yellow and pink tulips (below) didn't last but a minute on the shelf. Well, when our illustrious so-called governor, Queen Whit-b*tch called for the shutdown of our state, I went from working Monday & Friday with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from home, to working all week remotely. Eh - not complaining. I wanted time off, just not this way...

Being in Facilities, I take calls and work orders (on line) to have work done around campus. Well, no one is on campus :lol: needless to say, there's no work orders! I'm still responsible for the payroll of my skilled trades guys, and other small tasks, so I go through the motions of checking our work order system, and when it's empty, oh well.... I go through and take care of the hours for my guys.

Anyway, so the week before our Great Quarantine, I showed you guys the plastic egg bunnies, I ended up making a smaller one to hold a Cadbury Egg for a co-worker, and a couple tulips that would hold the plastic eggs. (I only have 50 eggs left to make something to hold them.... UGH lol)

While I was making/cutting the flowers, I put Ken to task of starting some of the storage/organizing that I've been impatiently wanting forever. The first one was part one of the clamp storage. (Kept him busy for at least little bit...)

Finally, this past week (started Tuesday or Wednesday) I started the yard decorations for our place. I found the idea on Pinterest (damn that site!) and got all the pieces done and put in the yard today. The smallest of the eggs was supposed to be part of another decoration, but it turned out to be too small, so Ken through a metal stake in it, and put it out to the yard. *shrug*

What will Week #2 bring? I guess we'll find out. Ken wants to start on the Summer projects that we want to make to sell (if we ever get out of this quarantine). I still have Easter items I want to make, but Ken is anxious to get moving forward, so I guess I'll do them in between what he wants to get done. I have a couple I'm still in the middle of doing (needs painting/faces, etc) but for the most part I've at least cut all my Easter stuff.

Hope everyone is healthy; keep safe, busy, and stay well.
 

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you gots talent Barb...
 

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you gots talent Barb...
Not really, but thanks. My signs aren't creating any business right now, so figured I would stretch my blades/patterns a bit.
 
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I am also working from home...

No one over 70 is allowed to leave home except for essential matters.

Only on 2nd week and I think cabin fever is going to get me before Corvid19....
 

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Keepin' busy is good...nice stuff...especially love your "1 fer two ain't bad"...LOL...
 

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Keepin' busy is good...nice stuff...especially love your "1 fer two ain't bad"...LOL...
That was our house warming present from John
 

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I am also working from home...

No one over 70 is allowed to leave home except for essential matters.

Only on 2nd week and I think cabin fever is going to get me before Corvid19....
Our entire state is quarantined to home except for essential matters (food, etc) We can go outside, but no unnecessary travel allowed.
 

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I am also working from home...

No one over 70 is allowed to leave home except for essential matters.

Only on 2nd week and I think cabin fever is going to get me before Corvid19....
Talk to me after a month at home James. I get to work at least, but my wife is BORED!
If she had the skills Barb does I'd let her loose in the garage just to give her something to do!

Nice work Barb, keep going, it's great to see what you'll pull out of the hat next :wink:
 

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OMG those are so cool!

Did you scroll cut them? Where did you find the patterns?

Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Jessie, yes I did scroll them (for the most part). Ken used the jig saw to rough cut out the bigger pieces. The tulips and small bunnies are all scroll.

As for the patterns, the bunnies that hold the eggs are a 3D printer file. https://www.thingiverse.com/ free to join, and many files are free to download. (I've made a few things from that site, now.) I had to make it to a 2D to be able to cut them, and tinker with it, until I could get them to hold the size eggs I wanted. (STILL messing with that; it's frustrating when your program claims you're at "this size" but when you get it printed and cut, it's wrong...)

The bunny and egg yard ornaments, well, I got the idea off Pinterest, and the person on Etsy luckily posted a picture of the back side of the rabbit, so I was able to crop out the shape and copy it into my own program, creating my pattern. Mine is bigger than the one for sale on Etsy, as are my eggs. The tulips and other bunnies are also from ideas I found on Pinterest; just went and found my own outline, and made modifications to how I wanted them to look. (Faces, ears, etc.)

I have (I think) two (2) maybe three (3) more patterns that are in their finishing stages; one is a white version of the chocolate bunny, and the other is a mimic of a bunny that wayfair, or some company like that has for sale on line. Of course, I had to make my own modifications; (face, hands, feet, and egg colors/design). Worst part is coming up with egg decorations. I ended up leaving the outdoor eggs solid colors, and my daughter says: "You didn't decorate the eggs?!" I told her "I asked you if I should decorate the eggs, and you didn't say anything, so I left them." She was bummed. She says "I didn't hear you ask me that" "Yup. I did."
 

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Hi Barb, your stuff looks great! My state (NC) has pretty much shut down as well, but since I've been working from home for almost six years, it's nothing new for me. My wife got furloughed from her job (part-time in the accounting dept at a nation restaurant chain). She does make jewelry (chainmaille, steampunk, and out of old silver-plate silverware), so she's trying some new ideas and such right now. All of the spring vendor events that she participates in have been canceled, so she can work at it without any pressure at all.
 
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Barb,

You can pump the parts out faster with a CNC......... had to say that.

Be nice to our guv -- Miss Half Whit. She's in over her head and doesn't have a clue what she's doing or how the game is played. It's still the us versus them political thing - not what's best for the states and country.

Wood's not going to spoil so you got a start for next year if this thing lingers - which it appears to be doing.
 
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Great work Barb. Love those paint jobs.
 
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