On standards

By all accounts, I'm still very much a novice woodworker. I took a class in high school, and didn't get into it again for 25 years. In...

Things that are not wood

I admit that I do not practice hobby monogamy (which sounds funny - go ahead and try saying it out loud). Most people who know me know...

What I Did On My Summer Vacation

Happy Fall! It's my favorite season, and I'm so glad it's finally here. Not a huge fan of summer. What a summer it was, though! When I...

May: Not for the fainthearted

It's been quite the month. Spring finally came, then it went away, and then it came back, then it went away again. It was here last...

On the bench

It's busy around here! There are so many balls in the air, plates spinning, irons in the fire - pick your metaphor, or mash up all three...

Measuring success

My craft fair went poorly. I worked full-time for at least three weeks to get everything built, I spent nine hours in a noisy gym trying...

Progress over perfection

Two years ago, when I took a basic woodworking class at Rockler to refresh my 20-year-old woodworking knowledge, our project was to build...

Colorado weather and woodworking

As the entire country knows by now, the Front Range in Colorado was at the center of a bomb cyclone this week, which gave us a day of 60...

Welcome!

Testing, testing, 1...2...3...screeeeeeam! Yep, it's working. Welcome to alpineflower handmade! I'm Heidi, and this is my website. ...