Feb 13, 2009

Collapsible Spork!

We found this in our office.  How cool is this?  A spork you can fold into half it's extended size!  It's pictured in the "midway" state, the handle folds out or in completely to be snapped into place.   Think of the space you can save!*

* (Seriously?  Why do we need this?)

Feb 11, 2009

Is That All There Is?

I made this for my sister for her 40th birthday.  It's from a Peggy Lee song, and it kinda summed up major events that come and go with less pain than you think there will be.


Can't say much about this yet, as it's a gift and needs to be framed.  But it's based on a pattern at the about.com cross stitching site by Connie Davis. 

Titanic Progress

Obviously I'm catching up on some documentation here while the application I use at work loads.  (Sloooooowly!)  This is my current progress on the stitch I have up at Bear Lake.

Lily's super fantastic unicorn puzzle

This was originally cut, then painted white in order for the painting the be painted on it.  But when it was white it was truly the hardest puzzle I've ever had to put together.  Now it's just a fun puzzle.  I painted it, but it was commissioned by Lily.

Star Wars Sampler

Composed of various smaller Star Wars motifs, this was just a fun little sampler because Star Wars doth rock.  My son has pointed out the imbalance of imperial vs rebel items in this collection, however.

Feb 9, 2009

Moose Puzzle

My latest puzzle.  Based on a pattern found in the favored Scroll Saw magazine.  I mini-sized it.  You can't tell the scale from the picture, but it's about three inches in length.  And I cut most of it with a giant coping saw blade in the scroller.  I figured I'd need to swap out to the smallest blade for the piece cuts at least.  And I did use a 5(?) for the jigsaw cuts, but almost everything else was with the blunt force trauma that is a generic coping saw blade.

I'm pretty sure the wood is cedar or the like, and it's 3/4" -- which I swore off, but this one worked out.  I guess it's just 3/4" Maple that makes for the more frustrating cutting experience.

This is now officially my favorite puzzle.  Simple but not too easy, as well as pretty.  Will be hitting this with Tung oul and maybe a stain on the ground.