Eli (and I) started a new little entrepreneurial venture out of our garage: he's (we're) making footstools. The legs will be made from bark-on logs gathered from various brush piles and tree trimming projects. We should finish our first batch today or tomorrow. I think they'll retail for $39.95. I expect they'll be available on the Magpo website, if you want one. They're gonna be sweet, sturdy, rustic-looking little beauties!
I promise, very soon I'll post something that somehow remotely relates to creativity and words and such, but for now you'll have to tolerate more garden stuff. I must have been a farmer in a past life, because I'm just so delighted by my little plot and the fruits of my labors. Next year I'm planning a major expansion.
Have you ever played your ukulele for this many people? I did! I've been playing with Lily's Burlesque Troupe on and off for the nine months or so, and it's been a gas. Check us out at the Minneapolis Fringe Festival in a couple of weeks. We're playing at the Ritz Theater in Northeast Minneapolis.
A couple of years ago my son and I built a tree platform, but never got around to making a ladder (he just clambered up the fence and tree to get onto it and into the hammock he hung up there). Anyway, I finally got around to lashing together some logs and came up with this nifty little super-old-school ladder. I backed up the lashings with deck screws, so I think it's pretty safe.