String art wedding gift

Project seems pretty straight forward but I still struggle with it.

Key to success:
– nails need to be long enough to hold onto while hammering down. “duh” I used 1″ nails with gauge 18

– base needs to be hard so that the nails will not wobble. After many trials foam board is not good enough with pins. Go for plywood or nicer wood

– wood needs to be at least 1/2 inch thick to hold the nails otherwise the nails will be wobbly

– last but not least, project image on computer to visualize effect. I’ve used tissue paper ($1 per pack of 10, ~a3 size) to trace off of the computer screen

Here’s the product and the middle part is British Columbia, Canada



Homemade Pizza

Place these in a bowl to activate the yeast and let it stand for 10 min

1 pkg Active yeast
1 c lukewarm water
1 tbsp sugar

Mix in
2.5 c flour
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp oil

Make the dough and let it rest for awhile 15 min or so.

Preheat oven to 450 and adjust rack closest to the heat source

Roll out the dough and spread sauce and sprinkle the toppings

Place pizza onto parchment paper
Bake for 6 min check after 3 min

Crust should look somewhat dried and not burnt.

~ leftover roasted chicken with Parmesan and homemade sauce ~