Category Archives: general craftiness

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.


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



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


Posted by on December 15, 2008 in general craftiness


The bench, it grows


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…


Posted by on September 24, 2008 in general craftiness