Back in black (and white)

Hiatus much? Life happens at a rate that I can barely match these days. We closed on the house on Monday, and I’m picking up the keys tomorrow night from the (now) former owner. To quote what I wrote in my boss’s baby shower card “shit just got real.” But that’s not what I’ve loggedContinue reading “Back in black (and white)”

The unveiling

So for about 5 weeks, I struggled with ideas and execution on Eric’s birthday present. I knew I wanted to make him a board game because he loves board games, but I wasn’t sure how to create game play that could capture all of the facets of his personality, his life, and our life together.Continue reading “The unveiling”

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”

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”

Twofer Tuesday 1: Site Review, Geek Crafts [dot] Com

Since I am so new to crafting, I must steal [read: borrow] ideas from the web. But, I mean, that’s what they’re there for, right? And I find a lot of great ideas and projects for the likes of me. A real bonus is when I can find projects that also satisfy my inner geek.Continue reading “Twofer Tuesday 1: Site Review, Geek Crafts [dot] Com”