Saturday, April 12, 2014

Danger: Objects Moving at High Speed

Here are a few tops that jumped off the lathe a bit unexpectedly. Always wear goggles or a face shield when you turn. Safety first, kids!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Return of the Lathe

I dusted off the ol' lathe a few days ago. Wood dust became an issue after I started turning, but since I didn't have a proper method for keeping it under control, I had to close shop for a while. The recent warm weather gave me an idea: haul that sucker outside! So I did, and I turned a spinning top. Tops are a lot of fun to make, and to play with! I'm hoping to turn several more (weather permitting), and possibly paint or stain them. And hopefully I'll have more to share on this dusty ol' blog. Poor thing has just been sitting here for months...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Calvin and Hobbes

I found the most amazing crochet pattern. Hobbes! From Bill Watterson's fabulous comic Calvin and Hobbes! Much thanks and gratitude to Ann Stiver-Balla and AnaAmélia Mendes Galvão for sharing their wonderful pattern!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Crochet 15

Fionna and Cake are finished! Time for some adventuring!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Crochet 14

It's Fionna from Adventure Time! This post is a bit premature since she's not quite finished, but I'm so excited that she turned out this great! Cake is currently a work in progress. I need to get cracking!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Crochet 13

A few months ago I offered to make a baby blanket for a friend. Being a devoted Whovian, she requested a Tardis. I was really excited to start on such a new and different project, but I had to do a little research first. In my internet searches I stumbled across some wonderful 8-bit character blankets that used granny squares as pixels. I fell in love with such a clever idea and started designing an 8-bit Tardis. I've never made so many granny squares in my life, but my friend's reaction upon seeing the finished blanket was totally worth it.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Crochet 12

I went into a crochet frenzy the other day and whipped up some new dolls. Finn and Jake from Adventure Time!