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1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Yang from Rooster Teeth's RWBY on: November 05, 2014 10:37:34 PM
This year I went as Yang from Rooster Teeth's RWBY. I fell in love with her as a character and I knew I had to put together a costume for Halloween.

I sewed by the brown shawl and painted the symbol on a yellow tank top. And unfortunately this is the only picture where you can see the symbol... yeah...

The gauntlets were a lot of fun together but a little frustrating. I used a Heat gun and foam gym pieces. I had a difficult time gluing everything together (for some reason gorilla glue didn't work and I ended up with it all over my fingers...) I finally just hot glued it all. But I love how it turned out even if no one had any idea who I was! Cheesy
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Ironman Cutting Board on: September 16, 2014 07:53:42 AM
I made this for bunny1kenobi for the IYP swap and now that she has received her package, I can show it off!

It's made out of Bloodwood for the red (this was a ton of fun to work with and makes some gorgeous red sawdust), the eyes are maple, and the rest of it is my favorite to work with cherry.

So trying to cut the pieces to a 1/4" wide is quite difficult. When I first pieced him together he kinda looked like a chipmunk. Also the edges were quite sharp once he was all glued together and I may have accidentally cut open my knee a bit (don't worry I fixed him so he won't bite anymore!)

After all the pieces were glued together, he required some planing, and then TONS of sanding and tung oil. The tung oil brings out the patterns of the wood so wonderfully!!!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS Soda Machine/Snack Cabinet on: September 06, 2014 11:56:49 AM
My husband loves soda and has been wanting to build his own soda machine forever. I told him he could be it had to fit with our movie room which meant it had to be built into a TARDIS. Surprisingly he complied. The body is built out of mostly plywood and MDF. The windows and Police Box signs are this stiff plastic stuff. I put vinyl over the plastic for the Police Public call signs. The top is one of those walkway lights you can get from your hardware store and we just painted it to match everything else.

It's quite large, but unfortunately NOT bigger on the inside Sad

We fit a microwave in there too. Just had to build a small shelf to put it on. The wiring and piping for the soda machine on the bottom area was the most difficult thing to figure out on this entire project.

We used LED puck lights to light everything up.

And here it is with me for scale. I'm 5'3" and I can stand up inside it.
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS Cutting Board on: May 28, 2014 12:31:09 PM
I have a cousin getting married who also loves Doctor Who. I made this cutting board for her kitchen. The majority of the board is made of cherry. The black is wenge, the "blue" is black walnut and the letters, light and windows are maple.

There were so many pieces I had to glue together!

The grain of the wenge is gorgeous!
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Cherry and Zebrawood Side Tables on: April 21, 2014 08:32:46 AM
My little brother got married so I decided to attempt to make him some side tables. I'd never really done any wood working projects this big before so I went for a simple design.

It's all made of cherry except for the two accent squares of zebra wood. Never having done drawers before I was very concerned they weren't going to turn out, but with a lot of sanding and some paste wax, they are so smooth. To finish it I used Tung oil and the a wipe on poly finish.

I love how they turned out and the newlyweds loved them too. They fit perfectly at their new place.
6  COOKING / Dessert / Pi Apple Pi on: March 08, 2014 07:19:16 AM
Pi day is one of my favorite holidays, who doesn't love an excuse to make Pi! This year I attempted my first apple pie using this tutorial. The result was delicious and absolutely nerdy!

The numbers ended up all lying flat and got cut when slicing the pie but here's one 8 that survived!
7  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Lego Quilt on: March 02, 2014 07:59:28 AM
I decided my lego room needed a new handmade quilt. I used this tutorial to make all 448 blocks and then hand sewed them all together using some extra black yarn I had. It is ended up being 63"x80", just enough to fit and cover up the bed frame.

8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Saber Lego Minifig on: February 10, 2014 09:34:24 AM
One of my favorite anime is Fate Stay Night and I love legos. Obviously the coolest thing in the world to have would be a Lego Minifig of my favorite character. Unfortunately they don't make them so I had to whip up one of my own. I covered an extra hair piece I had with clay to get it to the right style and then painted it the right color. The skirts I found a pattern and then used my silhouette cameo to cut it out onto some extra fabric I had lying around that I covered with a matte liquid. Everything else was painted on. Luckily I had some extra armor and sword pieces to cover in paint.

I'm not quite pleased with how her face turned out but I have to go get some smaller brushes to fix it. These are the character she's based off.

With her armor and sword.

Her regular outfit.

For scale.
9  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Golden Snitch Headphone Ball on: January 03, 2014 09:15:57 AM
I hate having my headphones just lying around in my bag just waiting to end up tangled. So I made this little case to help fix that problem.

I modified this pattern a bit to make it.

10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Pokemon Trainer on: November 01, 2013 09:26:39 AM
This year I really wanted to go as a Pokemon trainer.

I bought a plain white hat and painted the brim and pokeball with some fabric paint. I used some black fabric and whipped up a quick vest using one of my favorite shirts as a pattern. The arm cuffs were fairly simple. I used some left over pink fabric from the bag and black fabric from the vest and put them together. I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out!


I had some fabric and I designed and created a bag template and then sewed myself up a bag. The gym badges are made with some air drying clay, lots of different paint colors and some hot glue and pins for the backs.

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