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#5 fredism

Almost 1 month ago, Fred lost his job. This has created a window of opportunity for Fredisms galore...the most recent one being this contraption. Yes, it's exactly what it looks like. A doggie sling. 

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#4 fredism

Fred strikes again! This Fredism is pretty genius. I bet you'll never guess what this is! It's a macro lens for my iPhone! He got the lens piece from an old DVD player. I just snap it onto the top of my phone and it's ready to use.   

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Here are a couple photos I took with it. Very cool! 
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This is a detail of a resin lamp base.

This is a detail of a resin lamp base.

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#3 fredism

Check out this puppy's pent house. Whaaaaa? Yeah. That's what I said. Fred actually built this a while back for our little one pictured here, Lulu. Her little home rests atop our other dog's kennel. As you can see, Lulu has a carpeted ramp leading up to her bachelorette pad. She also has a heating element that runs parallel between the wall and the side of her kennel. She only weighs 7 lbs so yeah-I guess that justifies it. She enjoys sitting on the edge of her carpeted porch, much like a bird, viewing all her kingdom and riches. 

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christmas gift fresh from the dungeon (& the heart, too)

For the past 2 weeks my fiance, Fred, has been hard at work in the dungeon (aka basement) working on a special Christmas gift for me! He even forbade me to go anywhere near his workbench. I really had no clue what he was making down there but was really glad because I was super surprised when he presented me with this beautiful steam-punk pendant!It's the most favorite gift I have ever received. He spent nearly 20 hours making it, spoke to many family and friends trying to get ideas, and many of the parts within the pendant came from scraps of his grandmother's old jewelry.

Is that love? I think so.     

Imagery by Rebecca Wilson.

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fredism #2

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Let me start with this:Fred and I are poor. Fred is very handy. Fred collects things and I think he is becoming a horder! Ha! With that said, a platform bed fame is born. He was able to get these black plastic crates for free from a bakery that closed down next to his place of work. The press board is 3/4 inch thick purchased from Home Depot for about $30.00 or so. Also, we had to purchase hinges to connect the 2 boards. The heavy duty zip ties-we had those already. So, all in all, this cost us about $40.00 total. 

How did we do it, you ask. We simply cut the boards down to the correct dimensions (a bit bigger than our actual matress). We then drilled holes where the crates were going to be attached to the boards, connected the boards with hinges, used the zip ties to connect the crates to the boards and that is pretty much it! Because of the hinges, this will be easily portable if we ever move.

All in all, I am pretty pleased with this little project. I plan on eventually sewing a much more appealing cover to drape over the frame-but for now, this will do. :)

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#1 fredism

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This is Fred's most recent Fredism-and the first one ever I am blogging about! Anywho, a family member recently broke my laptop stand (the leg part that holds the base up).So, I junked the stand and decided to wait until we got some extra money so that I could get a new one. Well, while I was at the grocery store this past Saturday, Fred dug it out of the garbage and attached new legs to the stand for me! He also completey cleaned out the fan. I think it works better now than the day I bought it!

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