Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Craft Date

John had President's Day off, so we had a craft date. 
 Using some wooden dowels, floral wire and a glue gun, we began to build a wireframe.

 Adding sections slowly and deliberately. 
 John had a really cool idea for using ships as table numbers at our wedding reception.
So we built a wire-frame of the Millenium Falcon.
We intend on spray painting it grey before we are done.

What do you do with your loved ones as a cheap stay at home date?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


There is almost nothing in the world that can make me gleefully squeal as much as a big box of yarn.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


As many of you know, yesterday was my birthday.  I had such a lovely surprise on Sunday when John took me out for the day.  We went to the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens.  It was really cool.  They have permanent exhibits including a puppet of Yoda used in the original Star Wars trilogy, costumes from the movie Chicago, and a whole selection of Original Series Star Trek memorabilia.  There is also an exhibit on arcade and video games on display at the moment.  They give you a handful of tokens with your admission.
Cool, right?  Turns out I am not as good at Frogger and Ms. Packman as I remember being.  Anyway, we had a really great day and I would recommend the museum to anyone visiting the area.

On another birthday note, my mother in law got me a beautiful hand thrown teacup from the Rochester Folk Art Guild.

Isn't it pretty?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


John and I took a little mini vacation this weekend.  Our college friend, Nathan, had a job interview in New York City, so we went in to spend the weekend with him before his interview.  It was great to see him and really nice to be back in New York for two days. Nathan called our weekend bro-cation, the main difference between vacation and bro-cation being, of course, on bro-cation you are required to eat way too much over and over again.  It was great!
The highlight of the weekend was my acquisition of a new game.  I have been trying to get a copy of Star Fluxx for months now and none of my local game stores has had it.  Every time I've been into the city I've hit every one I know of and not a copy was to be found.  We were walking from the vegan ice cream shop toward the subway and I saw a sign that said, "Munchkin is here!" and I got the urge to go in.  It was like I knew they had Star Fluxx somehow.  We went in, and lo and behold, 8 Bit & Up had a copy!  This store was really cool, it was like walking into the late eighties or early nineties.  They had a massive collection of video games from various eras.  Also, their board game collection (which is apparently a new addition) was impressive.
John also picked up a copy of Elder Sign there, adding to our constantly growing collection. 
So who's up for a game night?

Monday, February 4, 2013

Paper Flowers

Over the last week or so I have been making paper roses out of comic book pages like crazy. 
I am making many of them for our wedding.  I know it's still early, but I am getting a headstart as we will have a lot going on between now and then, and I have given myself somewhat lofty goals for diy projects.  I am basing my roses off of this tutorial.  I got the idea to add leaves to the bottom of my roses to make them more perfect, so I dyed the pages of a book we were going to get rid of and cut out leaf shapes.

After hot gluing them to the bottom of the rose, a swipe of the fingernail curls them outward.  I don't want to give too much away, but I will be including the finished roses in the bouquets, as well as elsewhere in our wedding decor.
I love how they seem very flower-like while still accentuating the comic book flair!