Super Birthday Project Complete!

Last week, I bought the initial materials to make my brother’s birthday gifts. I have officially finished the project, and it is sitting at my dining room table, waiting for a box, so it can be shipped. As I was making some finishing touches last night, I started musing on the benefits on homemade gift-giving.Continue reading “Super Birthday Project Complete!”

Super Birthday Valance: I am too tired to write a witty title

Eric and I drove to Lake Odessa today to visit with him mom, her boyfriend, and the boyfriend’s family. It was a lovely time, and they are lovely people who live in a lovely home. They had lake access. They have a barbeque. We ate like royalty, went fishing, and enjoyed the company of someContinue reading “Super Birthday Valance: I am too tired to write a witty title”

Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience

What a week. Sorry for no post yesterday. I was watching The Dark Knight Rises. Today I ventured into making the curtains for the Super Hero Birthday Room Project (as I’ve taken to calling it…since now). I have two sewing books, and they both have lovely little explanations for how to sew curtains. There isContinue reading “Super Birthday Curtain: An exercise in patience”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Super Birthday Pillow

I finished Part 2 of the awesome plan for my brother’s birthday room makeover on Sunday, despite its very best efforts not to be completed. I made the pillow with some very soft fleece, of which I am immensely jealous, except that I kept enough leftover to make myself some my pajama pants with it.Continue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Super Birthday Pillow”

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”

Wine Bottle Mach 2: This time, it’s personal

So not long ago (read: yesterday), I mentioned that I was unable to recreate a craft that I found on Pinterest. I also mentioned that, upon investigation, I learned the problem was that I did not first prime the bottle. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I remedied that but good. Today I decided to give itContinue reading “Wine Bottle Mach 2: This time, it’s personal”

Twofer Tuesday 2: The problem with Pinterest

Given that I probably lost any and all readers with the title alone, I feel like I need to put a disclaimer here and say that I love Pinterest. I am as addicted as any self-respecting crafter. This post is simply an example of a problem with using it…just…you’ll see. While scouring on Pinterest aContinue reading “Twofer Tuesday 2: The problem with Pinterest”