Suicide Squad, takin’ me back

I went to see Suicide Squad the other night. I was on the fence about going in the first place. DC has been a little lackluster in the film department. It’s not entirely their fault; Marvel beat them to it this time around. Anything they do is going to be compared to Marvel by default,Continue reading “Suicide Squad, takin’ me back”

I should take Frodo’s advice

“My dear Sam, You cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one and whole for many years.” This quote has been running through my head on an incessant loop for the past few hours. The rain outside falls in patterns that mimic the cadence of the quote in the film, andContinue reading “I should take Frodo’s advice”

Homemade apple butter – the extended edition

I am writing with the intention of sharing how Eric and I made apple butter last week for our DIY Christmas this year, but before I start, I just have to talk about yesterday. As some of you might know – hopefully all – on the 14th, The Hobbit will be released in theaters. ThatContinue reading “Homemade apple butter – the extended edition”

Twofer Tuesday 2: Scarf start

This is a short post because I am cooking dinner and need to shower after a run. While thinking about how to make the messenger bag work yesterday, I made a little felt(ish) embellishment for my sound effects fleece scarf. I haven’t sewed it together yet because I’m not sure how I want to doContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: Scarf start”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style

Solve this equation: (2 yards of Spider Man fabric + approx. 2 yards of black fabric + aida cloth + bias tape)Sam’s frustration = ? A Spidey messenger bag! A few posts ago, I mentioned making a tote bag out of the remaining fabric from the Super Birthday Project, but then I remembered that IContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Messenger bag, polymath style”

Birthday Boy Project: Super no-sew fleece throw

Yesterday I picked up some Marvel-licensed fabrics and a no-sew fleece throw blanket for birthday present crafting. I started on these crafts last night, to ensure I have plenty of time to work on everything and get them shipped out in time for the special day. I took up the fleece blanket first because IContinue reading “Birthday Boy Project: Super no-sew fleece throw”

Miniature Magic: Nurgle Chaos Warrior

A little back story: Eric and I were up North last weekend visiting some of his friends, and we spent Sunday morning/afternoon in a game store playing Warhammer 40K. While there, we picked up some Valejo paints for historical miniatures, specifically some German WWII colors. We’ve been slowly switching from Citadel paints (made by GamesContinue reading “Miniature Magic: Nurgle Chaos Warrior”

Twofer Tuesday 2: If we can’t save this craft, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it

I’ll be the first to admit that the title is too long, but I really could not help myself. I’ve seen The Avengers 3 times – not as many as some, but more than I am accustomed to visiting the big screen, so any chance I have to quote the movie is a win inContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: If we can’t save this craft, you can be damn sure we’ll avenge it”