Tag Archives: Recreation

Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine, Part 1

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The new valentine box arrived yesterday. I am so impressed with the workmanship of the box. Every joint is smooth and letter-perfect. The craftsman who built these boxes is a true artist. I found him on eBay. I won both … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Star Gazer – Part 6, It’s Finished

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It took about twenty hours or so to glue all the tiny littorina on the background. As I said before, this does not include sorting time. The sorting is a tedious job but it makes creating the valentine is much … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Star Gazer – Part 5 – We Have a Name!

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I had the name Star Gazer suggested to me for this box along with a few others. The names were turning around in my mind while I was working. Something with the word star certainly sounds suitable since I am … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 4

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I haven’t figured out what I should name this valentine. Nothing strikes my fancy yet. At the end of the last post,  I made a comment about the insane idea of covering the bottom with littorina shells. I stand by … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, Change of Design – Part 3, The Box is Here!

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                          My box has arrived and it is absolutely beautiful. The wood is silky smooth to the touch, no rough edges. I am very impressed with the workmanship. … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine, StarShine – Part 1

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    As with my earlier posts, clicking on the image with enlarge them. I have made some advances with my photography skills, finally. Of course every time I put new batteries in I forget to change the date! Here … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 8, Finally Completed!

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(Clicking on the image enlarges the picture) I was so glad to be finished with the outside pattern. The zebra nerites are so small. They constantly rolled in the wrong direction and the glue made them very slippery. I tried … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 7

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I am finally ready to complete the outer part of my valentine. In four alternating sections I marked a ‘V’ with a pencil. After smearing Tacky glue over the area, I pressed ground shells into the glue. When all four … Continue reading

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Sailor’s Valentine – Part 5

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I was so proud of myself before actually beginning the work on this valentine. My pattern was in front of me. I thought I was very organized and had sorted through shells to match size, shape and exact color. That … Continue reading

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