A little bit of this, a little bit of that.

11 10 2010

I’ve been woefully slow on writing much on here – most everything is now going on facebook….

Here are a few snapshots from the past month of sewing/crafty musings:

Girly has a new found love for needle felting.  Here she is at the American Sewing Expo, after I had bought her a starter kit:

Thanks to Kimberly, she has tried dying alpaca with koolaid/vinegar, and has had a grand time!


I’ve gone over the edge on working with wearable electronics.  I’m making the girly a star skirt for the pirate ball.

I fell in love with this “skirt full of stars”, and have been following her instructions on how to make it.  I’ve been having some trouble with some of the electrodes and the conductive threads – the y axis isn’t actuating, and a couple of LED’s have needed replacement – but it is well on its way to being one of the best halloween costumes ever!

This is the sewn circuit with the Arduino lilypad as it stands now.

I hope to have more pictures of it once completed.


Maker Faire Detroit, or…. girls who dig science.

1 08 2010

We spent the day yesterday at the Henry Ford, at the Maker Faire.  We met up with our friends and had a great time.

The girls did screenprinting:

They did some crazy activities:

Saw some crazy stuff:

But…  The highlight was the performance of Coke Zero and Mentos by Eepybird!

Here is the video!

For her summer project, she learned to fly an airplane.

15 07 2010

Well, a remote control airplane, at least!  Girly went to Summer Camp for 6th Grade girls to be introduced to the math and engineering departments at the local college.  And she learned about computer aided drafting, built an airplane, made a website, took a trip in an airplane, ran a flight simulator and flew her model that she built!

Unfortunately, the plane landed in a corn field and broke the tail.  But not to fear!  We got a new plane which will be taken to Grandpa’s so she can learn from an expert on how to fly models!

Cut…. Again!

28 03 2010

The girlie girl made a rash decision last weekend at the hairdresser….  and cut her hair off once again.

We’ve gone from this:

To this:

Hmmm….  I think she just aged another 3 years on me.  I may end up with a biiiiig problem on my hands.

No words – night of the butterflies 2010

15 03 2010

No words – does she look smarter?

19 02 2010

Of Hats and Hair…

21 12 2009

I made myself a lovely hat, which quickly became a popular item, which I actually sold to a few friends for the holidays.  This is one order:

It doesn’t look like much on the table, but when you put it on….

Glitter Glue Princess calls it a “squishy mad hatter’s hat”!  She’s right – all I need to do is extend the body some for a cute halloween hat.

Moving past the subject of hats and on to hair.

Glitter Glue Princess decided that it was time for a change.  She took a picture of Selena Gomez into the hairdresser, after much consideration for bobs, angled cuts, and lots of pictures of hair that wouldn’t have looked good on her.  Keep in mind these pics were taken without the lovely hair straightening tools that hairdressers love to use, and that the kiddo now pines for.  There’s always xmas, right?

Here is the before:

And now the after:

Her bangs weren’t quite long enough, but they will definitely grow into this style.

Sigh….  She looks so much older now.  I definitely have a problem on my hands.