New Shop Tour and stuff!

In this video I show how the little shop is set up so far and take a peek at the empty-ish shed. I have most of my things moved from the little shed to the new shop, but organizing will be a forever process so I put stuff in places and just started working on some projects!!! I also had a visitor recently, Andrew from Heavyboxes DIY Master; we have a collaboration video coming out soon. While Andrew was here, we invited Linn and her hubby from Darbin Orvar, and we all had dinner together, and it was a great time!
I have lots of projects in the works, yay!!!!

Heavyboxes DIY Master

Darbin Orvar

New Shop, Part 8 of 8, Finished enough!!!

This is the final video in the shop project series! The little Oregon shop is not completely done, we have some little things to do including trim work and paint, but it is done enough! We really love that we added a deck to it. The whole idea of the deck is so I can pull the sander out there and sand outside. This should keep the dust amount down inside the shop. I already have all of the tools from the shed moved into the shop and have a project in full swing!!! I’ve shifted things around and rolled the large equipment into the guest room to see how that works, and it is fantastic!!! This leaves plenty of room in the shop to work on other things while I am not using those big tools!

New Shop, Siding and Big Door, Part 7

We are continuing to work on the shop! We put up the siding and put in the big side door! We talked about having a concrete ramp at the new door, but have decided a deck would be better!  This little shop keeps getting more and more complex! It’s been fun saying what if we do this…and then doing it! We should have things completed soon, but for now here is Part 7, putting up the siding and making the big door. Part 8 is coming soon. 🙂


Johnny Mosaic

When I made the compass mosaic I discovered the pieces had ragged edges after snipping. I thought these pieces would be perfect for making a mosaic of Johnny, it would be like his cute fluffy hair! In this video I show pictures of Johnny while I am working on the mosaic. We sure miss the little guy, thanks for all the love Johnny!

Some history for those who do not know who Johnny is. Johnny was our little yorkie-chihuahua pooch. He was a self assured little dog, with a big dog attitude. We got Johnny when he was a few weeks old. He was dark in color and as he grew he turned blonde! Some days he just wanted to be held or close to me while I was working in the shop. I had a carrier for him and made a little pillow so he would be comfortable in it. He spent a lot of time in the carrier, so he is in a lot of Cy’s Corner videos. We lived in Oregon, then moved to Louisiana, and after 3 years we moved back to Oregon. We learned that Johnny had cancer shortly after moving back to Oregon, he passed away in October 2016. He was only six years old. I have a video playlist of walks with Johnny. Most of these walks are in Louisiana, but a few are from Oregon. Exploring Oregon playlist are also walks with Johnny. His memory lives on in pictures and videos. What a great friend he was.

New Shop, Flooring and Murphy Bed, Part 6

Since we have done so much to the back room we decided to add flooring to it. It went really fast putting this flooring in and then we were ready to put together the Murphy Bed. We had to do some adjusting of brackets and make some notches so the feet would extend fully, but we got it done!  Now I have a room to keep my rollable tools, and a place for guests to sleep! Now to finish the rest of the shop!

New Shop, Inner Wall, Wires, and Insulation Part 4

We are going to make the east end of the shop into a spare bedroom, sort of. We are going to put a murphy bed in there and leave it folded up so we can keep our big tools that are on wheels out of the working area of the shop. This makes the new shop working area really just 120 square feet, but that is just fine!!! Husband got all the wiring done and I got the insulation put up on the walls!!!

Compass Mosaic

This is my first attempt at a glass tile (tessera) mosaic! I found a picture of a compass and blew it up real big to use as a pattern! I watched some videos and read some stuff about doing mosaics. I get a lot of info from I-C-Mosaics, I have the link in the description box of the You Tube video so you can check it out. At first I didn’t like the look of the rough edged tile after snipping it, and it almost made me quit the project. I’m hoping when the grout gets placed it makes it look okay. Still yet I may just look into getting a tile grinder. Anyway, the end result, before grouting even, looks great to me! I won’t be doing the grouting until I have a place for it to go permanently….so we need to do some more concrete work first. 🙂


New Shop, Wrap, Windows, and Door!!!

A lot got done on the shop!!! Husband framed in the windows and door. He closed in the open parts on the ends below the roof arch. I helped with the wrap around the entire shop, then with cutting the wrap for the windows and door.  Then we got the two windows in and the door! Now it is all closed in from the rain and wind!  It is coming right along!!! Yahoooo!!!