Category Archives: The Screwy Carpenter

New Product and Upcoming 24hr Black Friday sale

It has been crazy busy around here lately. I haven’t had a chance to post much due to working on a Big Project for Lady and the Carpenter.  Almost time for the launch…. Continue reading New Product and Upcoming 24hr Black Friday sale

Clothespin Creation: How to Build a Clothespin

People are quite curious about how we make clothespins. When we share with people what we make most people look at the pins with a confused look and ask “You made this?”

Three pins with label

Here are the basic steps to building our clothespins. Continue reading Clothespin Creation: How to Build a Clothespin

Clothespin Fun

Yesterday was a clothespin themed day. In the morning we unloaded our newest supply of Maple for Clothespins.

unloading Maple for handcrafted clothespins

We got our wood from a local mill.The mill primarily sells their maple to guitar manufacturers all across the US.  This is the stuff they cannot use.

Beautiful wood
Beautiful wood

Most of the pieces are highly figured maple. It will make some absolutely gorgeous Quality Clothespins. 

Then in the afternoon the kids played hide and seek in the hanging sheets and towels.

Chasing and playing peekaboo
Chasing and playing peekaboo

I was playing with my youngest and captured this enchanting picture. My absolute favorite picture of the day.

Peekaboo in the sheet

I am a bit addicted to our Classic style Clothespins. They make the Carpenter and I smile. I really love that we can use beautiful wood that can’t be used by the mill, I love that we can all be involved in the making of them and I love that I can see my sheets dry for free on the line.

Sometimes it really is about enjoying the simple things in life. Life will never be perfect but oh the joy of the simple.

-The Frabjus Lady

GIVEAWAY with Fresh Eggs Daily (closed)

We are partnering up with a wonderful Facebook page this week. Fresh Eggs Daily.

Fresh Eggs Daily shares Tips & tricks to raising backyard chickens naturally from a 5th generation chicken keeper/herbalist. I love her beautiful pictures and great information.

We sent her some of clothespins and she loved them!

Thank you to all who participated in this wonderful giveaway and thank you to Fresh Eggs Daily. We are so happy that you love your Kevin’s Quality Clothespins

Clothespins Review by Backyard Farming Connection

We had the privilege of partnering with a wonderful website and FB page  The Backyard Farming Connection

She loved Kevin’s Quality Clothespins and wrote this great review. She also sponsored a giveaway of 3 sets of Kevin’s Quality Clothespins. (This giveaway has ended)…

Continue reading Clothespins Review by Backyard Farming Connection

But I don’t have a Clothesline…. Over 20 awesome uses for clothespins

Since we have started our new adventure I have had several people say to me “But I don’t have a clothesline, so I don’t need clothespins…”  So, I gathered over 20 ways we use clothespins… Here they are… Continue reading But I don’t have a Clothesline…. Over 20 awesome uses for clothespins

Clothespin Adventures: Testing them out

I have had several people ask in various FB and forum posting about the strength of our clothespins.

In June I did some testing of our pins using a heavy rug. I wanted to see if they could hold up to the challenge…

Continue reading Clothespin Adventures: Testing them out

Our new Business Adventure

When I started this blog we had several goals. The first was to see if blogging was something I would enjoy and could continue doing on a regular basis. After several months at it and 35 posts I can say I still really enjoy it. I have had challenges along the road but I find that I keep wanting to come back to it.

The next goal is to start a primarily internet- based business featuring products that The Carpenter creates. Continue reading Our new Business Adventure