International Geek Girl Pen Pals (you don't have to be a girl to join, by the way) to try the whole pen pal thing. I've never actually had one as a kid, so better late than never.
Anyway, for September I was paired up with someone so, after some delays, we exchanged addresses to send each other something geeky. I spent a little bit of the afternoon decorating the box I'm sending with some gaming (video and tabletop) pictures. Even if they're not perfect, I had a lot of fun. Hopefully my pen pal enjoys the surprise inside!
Gemma. I ordered one as soon as it was available and it finally arrived today, as well as some neopixels.
I have one project lined up for the little gemma, but at such a cheap price I'm really looking forward to integrating more into other things.
Apparently this is an Artprize entry. I am amused.
So, just a few things this evening. Maybe if the weather is still cold this week I'll bake a few other things.
recipe on allrecipes and got to mixing. Chris thinks the seasoning might be sort of mild, but we'll see. If so, we'll know to adjust for future mixes.
skywalk today and saw several Artprize installations going up. There are lots of interesting things through the hallway between the Amway Grand and Devos Hall.
The Local Epicurean. Admittedly, I don't walk up and down Division often, they may have been there for awhile, but given that the chocolate bar is in the process of being set up, I'm inclined to think they're new to this spot.
Regardless, the whole shop had a ton of fancy flavored pasta, cheeses, oils, and sauces. You can even custom order fresh pasta. That's something I'd love to do sometime.
I picked up a few bags of pasta to make dinner tonight and it was delicious!
Downtown Market is open, we swung by to check things out. The building is a pretty nice setup, although the way they want traffic to flow feels a little awkward. Maybe it was due to everyone meandering every which way.
Anyway, there are a lot of cute stands inside, mostly selling ingredients to cook food, although there is some prepared food as well. I can see stopping in there when it gets colder since it's almost right next door to my work.
Find an image to trace...http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/9693881035_c68621da23.jpg
once traced, then cut out and get ready to iron...
with an iron, fuse the Heat n Bond Lite to the fabric
cut everything outhttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/9693880285_768573772e.jpg
once cool, cut out the shapes
Lay everything outhttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/9697107356_6d8dcdba67.jpg
to ensure it looks good and all the small pieces fit
remove paper backing and iron onto fabric
once all pieces are ironed on, cool, flip over, and iron on Fuse-N Tear stabilizer
Applique in progresshttp://farm3.staticflickr.com/2807/9693952381_0f21df1188.jpg
stitching all of the different pieces down
laying everything out one last timehttp://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/9693952207_4692a2212d.jpg
just to ensure everything still looks ok
pin the pillowhttp://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/9693952667_e663e1e52b.jpg
pin the two pieces of fabric together, wrong side out
Tardis side of the pillow
Dalek side of the pillow
up close Dalekhttp://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/9693881855_518382a672.jpg
- Fusible Heat 'n Bond Lite (adhesive)
- Pellon Fuse-N-Tear
- fabric and thread
- PolyFill (polyester fiber filling)
Measurements & Sewing Machine Settings:
- 14.5" x 14.5" pillow fabric
- 3" tall Dalek & Tardis
- Applique pieces placed 3" from the edges of the fabric
- zig-zag stitch set to stitch width of 3.0 and stitch length of 0.2 for edges
- zig-zag stitch set to stitch width of 2.0 and stitch length of 0.2 for smaller detail pieces (like eggs on the Dalek skirt)
a few years since we've been to Saugatuck Dunes State Park. In fact, I didn't even remember we'd been there before.
I wanted to take advantage of the fact that most people are in school or at work, so we drove out to the dunes to do a little hiking.