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Hi Michelle! While I believe the hot glue WILL stand up to outside weather, the sticks you use may not. Sometimes, if the bark on the wood is loose, peeling it away before gluing will help it stay together. If you want it for outdoor use, I would recommend building your furniture then covering it completely with a wood epoxy to ensure it does not fall apart. Hope this helps! Kristin
Toggle Commented Jul 10, 2014 on fairy garden embellishments at Kleas
Hi Michelle. This post is almost four years old and I still have some of the furniture being used in the nature table at my preschool - amazingly it has withstood time AND small hands. Have you tried another glue? Perhaps Wood Glue? I only use the glue gun as I need it to dry fairly quickly at school so the kids can take the pieces home with them. It may be that the twigs you are using have thick or very dry bark and that is pulling away from the wood with the weight of the glue. I would recommend experimenting with different glues and wood to see what works best. Hope this helps!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2014 on fairy camp - part three at Kleas
Thanks Jackie!! It was a lot of fun...thanks again for hosting! xxx
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on tiny house swap - received and sent at Kleas
Thanks Josie. I was thinking pin cushion too! :)
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on tiny house swap - received and sent at Kleas
Hi Karen! The yarn is from Needlework Unlimited in Minneapolis. Yarns are mochi plus, araucania, fiber natura. Not sure yet what I'll be making but it's always fun to dream :) xxx
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on a big bowl of spring at Kleas
sorry to hear you were hit with it too...yuck, right?
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2014 on a big bowl of spring at Kleas
ridiculously beautiful
Hi Melanie! I'm lucky to live near the textile center of MN and always find lots of beautiful roving there. etsy is a good place to start if you're interested.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2014 on trying something new at Kleas
oh, i was so sure you'd be a master spinner! it IS quite addictive, but i'm having so much fun. "whirl" yes, i'm such a punster :)
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2014 on trying something new at Kleas
great job josie! it looks warm and fun and inviting. way to go with that cabinet and i'm amazed by it's long journey, but it looks like it was made for that space fitting in so nicely between the brick and the other wall.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2014 on art room completed at bread & buttons
Hi Karen. If you look in the next post, I have all the information there http://kleas.typepad.com/kleas/2014/01/finished-pixies.html
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2014 on this week...knitting at breakfast at Kleas
A friend of mine tried that boiling pan of hot water trick and sadly it went up and landed on her arm...burning it. Good thing she has a sense of humor about the whole thing...her words of wisdom #1 never throw a pan of boiling water that is too heavy to properly throw into the air...#2 always throw water AWAY from your body...and #3 putting soy sauce on a burn takes all the sting away. Stay warm!! We have been huddling together for three days now and are waiting to hear if we can all go back to school tomorrow. Thanks for sharing about your animals...I always wonder how they get through these kind of temps.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2014 on Cold snap at Clean.
Happy New Year Chelle!! Love the packaging on your cookies...I'll bet they were a big hit. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2014 on Happy New Year! at Necessary Chocolate
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Happy New Year Josie!! Your kids just look so big and sweeter than ever. There is always this sense that they are so kind to each other (probably it's the snuggled up in bed photo that makes me say that). I have been trying to figure out the perfect slippers for my boys and it is no easy task!! So many I find are just SO wrong...so I'll be looking into the red ones for both...thanks for the tip. Blessings to you and your sweet family in 2014!! xxx
Toggle Commented Jan 6, 2014 on last moments from 2013 at bread & buttons
so silly, i know...my boys noticed it on day one after we dove into our pomegranates. then I just kept it going. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2014 on this week...knitting at breakfast at Kleas
I have had one simple sentence for years. "Be here now" If I don't say it out loud sometimes, I forget...and I'm already in the future or dwelling on the past and missing out on what is right in front of me, right now. Did you choose one yet?
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on One simple sentence at Clean.
oooops! did my other comment not post? I said something like I came here via soulemama and was wondering if you are from Embarrass, where i heard it to be the coldest place in MN recently.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on 42 below. at Kids & Eggs
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p.s. what a beautiful family.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on 42 below. at Kids & Eggs
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I love this idea too Melody!! What a lovely gift from older brothers.
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on blanket knitting at SouleMama
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I remember your other post about this blanket...it inspired me then as it inspires me now...what a treasure trove of memories in one piece. Like a quilt made of baby clothing remnants. As for the cold...I feel your pain!! We are suffering from some serious cabin fever here in MN. Stay warm and blessings in the New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 2, 2014 on blanket knitting at SouleMama
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Happy New Year!! xx (yes. it shall be a great one)
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2014 on (1) 2014 at {quilt} while you're ahead
your words of wisdom bring such comfort to situations that may otherwise cause such frustration. thank you Rachel...it is always a joy to read your thoughts here. i always try and ease my own knot by imagining what the life or mood of the other that causes it may be. (for example, whenever a driver appears on my bumper-obviously driving waaay over the speed limit, it's easy to feel frustrated..."Hey! I have kids in the car!!"...instead, I pretend they are rushing to the hospital because they are in labor, so I simply move over, and let it go) as with your cat...maybe part of her illness is that she senses how it affects you...she senses your sadness. I wish you well in the healing...both with your cat and against the ill words of others. Warm blessings to you and your family in the New Year!
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2013 on A brand new year at Clean.
Yes. Much agreed. Simple and slow and connecting and playing are such wonderful ways to take care of ones soul. Who needs too many cookies? when just enough is, well...perfect. Your words are lovely and your photos so beautiful. I'm not sure how I arrived here, but am happy I did. Blessings on your season. Kristin (Do you live near star valley by any chance? it all looks so familiar. x)
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2013 on A pause from busy at Clean.
*gulp* she's sososo grown up Veronica!! i can hardly believe it.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2013 on birthday girl at petunia
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these ladies are wonderful! love all the dress detail.
Toggle Commented Dec 4, 2013 on stitched portraits at Lovely World
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