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Completed Projects

I finally got around to putting the finish on my cabinet and box and taking some pictures. I’m super happy with both of them.

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Posted by on June 9, 2010 in general craftiness

 

Vegan MoFo: Day 29

anglerI tried a new place today – Chubby Hug Happy Fun Noodle Time – but I totally forgot to take any pictures. So instead you can look at my angler fish costume while I tell you that Rick and I ordered #2 and #3 and split them both. They were both delicious, but the cold ones were decidedly better than the hot ones. I look forward to trying #1 in the future and to taking Sassy on a nice walk over here for my noodle fixes.

 
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Posted by on October 29, 2009 in general craftiness, veganmofo 2009

 

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Crafting FAIL

IMG_3849IMG_3851So since I’ve picked up playing Magic and actually owning cards rather than just playing my brother’s deck I got it in my head that I needed to craft my own carrying cases for my decks and my individual cards. I borrowed a book on sewn boxes from a friend. I looked at tutorials for papercraft boxes. I brainstormed and even did some sewing. You can also see my somewhat technically successful, but totally ugly attempt at a box for the loose cards in these pics. I opened up Rick’s storebought white cardboard box (in the background) and used it as a template to make myself a black one. I also bought some pretty paper to cut out and put on the sides, but it’s such a shredded disaster that it seems like a waste of the paper, so I’m saving it to glue onto a storebought box.

The other night I spent a couple of hours cutting out and sewing up some plastic canvas as a template with the idea that I would sew up a box and insert the canvas to give it structure. Then I went down to my craft room to look for an appropriate fabric. I saw my beautiful lemon fabric that’s earmarked for a skirt, the purple for a dress, the scraps for more potholders… And I thought to myself, “Why am I wasting so much time and energy on something that costs $2!?” And I went out and bought some deck boxes. I may still try to make those paperboard boxes for fun, because obviously the cutting and gluing are nececary for a polished result, but no more pressure to hurry up and figure something out. I have way better things to be doing that should not be pushed to the back burner.

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Posted by on July 6, 2009 in b kitty, games, general craftiness

 

Final Project

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2008 in general craftiness

 

The bench, it grows

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2008 in general craftiness

 

More wood shop

I’ve been doing some knitting and sewing too, so those pictures will be coming soon. In the meantime…

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2008 in general craftiness

 

Mine’s the one on the bottom…

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2008 in general craftiness