Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Here is a skeleton wreath I made last year for Halloween. Since we live on the third floor with an indoor corridor, no one really sees it, but it makes me happy all the same. Made with plastic skeleton pieces, wired over a burlap wrapped wreath form. Fake spider webs added for funsies.
The item on the left is a jewelry hanger made from a photo frame and window screen material. Used for necklaces and dangle earrings. The thing on the right is a photo frame made into a holder for stud earrings and rings. Made from wrapping dowels in felt, then glued into the frame.
This mug is another (recent) birthday present for a friend. Simply made with a ceramic mug, glass decor pen, and a stencil cut from an old cereal box.
Finally, this is from Christmas time last year as well. It's shaving soap that the hubby made. A lot of the people that tried it liked it! Not the best molding, but it turned out pretty good.
These were hats for my dad and FIL based on a simple WWII pattern. The FIL loves WWII history, so I thought making a hat from a pattern used for soldiers back then would be appropriate. I liked how his came out so much that I made a second for my dad. :-P
This is a cowl I made for a friend. First time I've really knit with more than one color, even though I kind of cheated. Made with a seed stitch on circular needles holding the black yarn together with the blue yarn.
There was also a pair of fingerless gloves, or "gauntlets" as my brother put it - however I forgot to get a photo of them.
These are two cakes I made for doctors at the practice I work at that moved (for various reasons within a few months of each other). One always wore a bow tie to work. The other pretty much saw any type of animal that walked through the door. She even did surgery on a 10 ft. python (THAT was an interesting experience)!
Batman cake - for a coworker and friend's wedding shower. She loves Batman.
This is a baby shower cake that I recently made for one of my coworkers, for her baby girl.
And these two specimens are probably the best cheesecake you'll ever have (recipe found here). Plus a little decorating fun with fresh fruit.
Desserts just are the best :-)
Thursday, August 27, 2015
This is one for myself. I got tired of staring generic clock, ripped it apart, and made a Chrono Trigger clock. Much more awesome and subtly geeky.
|Lost sock holder|
These were made with some help from the hubby, for a dear couple as a Harry Potter inspired house warming present. Just some wood pieces from the store, stained, and painted. :-)
All very fun projects!
Sunday, August 9, 2015
I'm going to slowly add the crafts the hubby and I have done over the last year. All the photos are on my phone and the never got posted, because it's such a pain to email them to myself. This new app should make that easier to document though!
Here's a necklace that the hubby made for his sister's birthday. It's steam punk in style with a resin coating. Not bad for a first try!
Here's a peyote stitched bracelet for one of my best buds. She loved it! And it was fun to try peyote stitching. Side note: one of my work friends saw this, loved it, and requested one for her wedding! So I actually got to make two. :-)
That's it for now. I'll continue to update the craft record as I can!!
Thursday, August 6, 2015
So I know it's been close to a year since I've posted anything. And I know probably nobody reads this any more. But that's perfect. There's something I need to put out into the universe, however, I don't want it to be as public as say a Facebook post. And I don't particularly want to just email my friends, because they are in no way past of the problem, and I don't wish to just complain to them.
As a select few people know, we're interested in adoption. As even fewer people know, we're taking steps to educate ourselves and become registered as adoptive parents. I haven't told many people mostly for one reason.
The stare. The look people give you when you mention adopting. Where you can see then mentally cycling through options: why would they do this? Does she have fertility issues? This seems so outlandish. Why doesn't she want to be a mother? Millions of other uncharitable thoughts.
Finally they settle on a "that seems nice" or a "you have to do what you think is right." All without enthusiasm. All with the undertone of disgust and confusion.
Why can't you be happy for me? Why can't you appreciate the millions of children that would give anything just to have loving parents? A home? If we're able and willing to provide that home, is that not enough of a reason?
I don't know. Honestly, at this rate, I think we just won't tell anyone until one day we show up with a five year old in tow.