I really started selling the animal heads I made so the house wouldn't fill up. I'm trying to find something on the small and useful size so the Alfa won't be stuffed with my handywork.
Recently, I've been working on a number of 4" x 4" needlepoint squares using the colors from the Pendleton blanket we have on the couch in the Alfa. Fun, relaxing, but what to do with them?
This is my next construction. Can you guess what it is?
The back looks a little saggy because it has been padded with a layer of foil insulation.
One side of the front view,
And the other.
It was designed to sit on the counter space behind the kitchen sink.
It is a caddie to keep my cooking oils and balsamic vinegar accessible. I found that when I had them packed into the cabinet, the one I wanted was never in front and I had to unpack many of them every time I cooked.
Because it will sit in front of a window, I made it with a tall back to protect the oils from the light. The inner foil padding is to reflect the sun's heat. When we are moving I will slide my cookie tray in front of the larger bottles to keep them from tipping forward. I may have to put a sheet of paper towels between them to baffle any rattles.
I plan on putting some nonskid shelf liner on the bottom of it and if necessary I'll add some clear plastic cubes anchored with museum putty to also help keep it in place.
I remember when I learned to cook, in my mother's kitchen, there were only three fats: butter, bacon grease, and Crisco! I remember her telling me that olive oil made things taste funny. I know I could get by with just one small bottle of canola oil, but this collection is what I've grown accustomed to having on hand. I also have canola oil and peanut oil in the cabinet.
What should I make next?