Category: man

Cassette Desk Calendars

I made several of these for Christmas presents this year.  I loved how they turned out even though they are slightly different than I intended. I got a free template for these desk calendars at Persnickety Prints.  They are sized so that the prints fit nicely into a CD case turned inside out (sort of.  They have instructions.)  I fully intended to do that.  But I had free prints at York photos and I thought they were printing them the same size as at Persnickety Prints because they had an option for a 4×5.33 or something like that.  I wasn’t thinking straight.  But lucky for me, even though the prints did NOT fit in a CD case, they did fit in a Cassette Case!  As chance would have it, I didn’t have any cassette cases around and I had to go buy some at Goodwill.  But I am happy the gift worked out even though I messed it up. Grandparents love them and so does Mr. Jiggs.  He’s been wanting pictures of the family to put in his cubicle.  Now he has...

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DIY Laptop Pad

Pigg#3 was born right before Father’s day.  I’d been planning to make Mr. Jigg’s father’s day gift ahead of time, but didn’t finish before the baby was born.  And although I did get it in time for Father’s Day, I haven’t gotten around to posting it until now.  I think it’s appropriate since Christmas is approaching…maybe someone on your list could use something like this.  Mr. Jiggs lives on his laptop.  He uses it all day at school and then likes to sit on the couch and keep studying, writing emails, and other ‘stuff’ in the living room where the activity of the rest of the household keeps him awake.  But the laptop gets hot on his legs and if he sticks a pillow underneath, the fan on the laptop can’t vent and the laptop overheats.  But this gives the best of both worlds.  A pillow on the bottom to be soft on the legs, and flat on the top so the laptop vents are uncovered.  The pillow Velcros off.  Originally so I could take it off and wash it, but an added bonus is Mr. Jiggs can adjust the position to adjust the angle of the pad and make it more comfortable.  This is one of the best gifts I have ever given my husband…he uses it ALL the time and really likes it.  And it was probably...

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