Category Archives: Projects

Past projects: N-scale train terrarium

I’m going to start posting some of my projects that were completed prior to my website update.

This is a terrarium/micro-train layout built on an industrial machine gear and covered with a cloche from a defunct anniversary clock. Not photographed is the working street light that I later added. Alas, the fern has now passed on to its next incarnation (as has the moss), but I have purchased a replacement that is awaiting installation.

 





Christmas presents: Stripey silliness

This is a set of flannel-backed items I made this year. In increasing silliness, we have a set of spats, two colarettes, two pair of thong panties, two sets of ridiculous pasties, and lace-up-ass undies. Make certain you can handle the answers if you ask questions.

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Christmas presents: berets!

Here are a couple of berets I sewed up for K for Christmas as modeled by D and J. They’re both reversible. The top one is made of wool felt on one side and a poly microfiber on the other. The bottom one has velvet (the good stuff) on one side and wide-wale corduroy on the reverse.

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Christmas presents: felted slippers

Massive quantities of felted thrift-store wool sweater slippers. All lovingly sewn. They’re quite warm!

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Christmas presents: quilts!

Here are a couple of quilts I made for Christmas gifts this year. Nothing fancy. They’re all machine sewn, although I’m pretty happy with the edge binding. Finally found good instructions on how to do it correctly.

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Christmas presents: giant knot!

Behold! The largest knot I’ve tied to date. For the record, it’s Abok #2218. It has 50 points of intersection. The boys each wanted one for Christmas. I have one more to tie. They take an hour or so to do.

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Halloween!

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J decided to be cheese; complete with giant toothpick and olive as well as Cheddar the mouse. He won first prize at the local skating rink and a sizeable cash award!

D settled on Link from the Legend Of Zelda. Everything except the tights are from scratch. He won the admiration of the teenage boys at the skating rink, plus he gets a sword, shield, and dagger. We’re having a hard time getting him out of the costume.

Project of the day: custom fan blades

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An increasing intolerance for cheap wicker in my kitchen prompted the creation of new fan blades made from wild cherry that I milled from logs around fifteen years ago. I’m much more pleased with hardwood moving my kitchen air around.

Project of the day: cheese!

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Behold! The power of cheese! J wanted to be cheese this year for Halloween. I complied :)

Project of the day: laser microscope

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The photo is totally dark, but you can use a laser pointer shining through a water drop to magnify pond critters. Cool!