Binx tries to eat our breakfast, but we know he just ate his kibble, so we know he doesn't really need our eggs and bacon. That doesn't stop him from trying! Oh Binx!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
I made a new avocado pendant for Etsy. I enjoy making these, but I don't think I've made a real post about them, so here we go. Basically what I do is I take avocado seed/pit and while the seed is still soft, I carve into them with a nice sharp knife. As the seed dries, it becomes a much smaller, much harder wood seed, which I can then put an eyelet through. They make nice pendants, which I then varnish and sell on Etsy.
So here's photos of one. This one I decided to really try to make the carvings as deep as I could, the effect was really nice. I plan on trying this again once I get another few avocados!
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The Green Doglin: No way Foolish Spider! Daddy got them for ME!!!
Spider-Cat is, of course, Smokey. The Green Doglin is Sam, one of the dogs hubby grew up with. Sam is a huuuge cocker-spaniel who was notorious for eating just about anything. Smokey loves cheese crackers, and Sam loves, well, eating. So of course there would have to be a show down between the two of them over cheese crackers!
Oh, and The Green Doglin doesn't get around via a Goblin Glider like in the comic books (ala the Green Goblin). He gets around via his awesome farts. Since Sam eats anything (I do mean anything) he has terrible farts, so he gets around via his Ass Glider (TM).
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
EDIT: Ok, so I double checked, what I made is actually the dragon scale, which is here and is slightly different than the fish scale, which I have done, but didn't do today. I'll do another blog post on the fish scale!
I've been going back and forth on folding origami masks. I'm taking a break from the origami balls I've put up on Etsy. The idea I have is for a fish mask, so I've been looking into scales. After getting maddeningly frustrated with the prototype I had going, I went to youtube. (Link is for the fish scale, which isn't what's below, see Edit above.) I will post on the prototype later. I found dragon scale folds, and here's the result. Sorry the picture's so crummy, it's with my laptop camera.
|Dragon Scale Fold out of a square page of a book|
|Dragon Scale Fold from the side. Nice depth to it!|
Also, you have to do the top scales and work downwards, at least, I had to do that with the book paper.
|From the back.|
|From the bottom.|