Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Hunger Games

I love The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. I thought the film did a great job of bringing to life what I'd imagined while reading the book. I'm also a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, and what better way to show my appreciation of her portrayal of Katniss Everdeen than to recreate her likeness in yarn?

Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Little Polish Goes a Long Way

I finally got around to sanding and waxing one of my tops instead of leaving it bare. You don't realize just how lovely the color of the wood is until you clean off all the dust and add a finish. I even nabbed a photo mid-spin.

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!