With this tutorial from Crafty McFangirl you won’t have to choose sides. You can make both cool boxes, and just in time for Mother’s Day, too. I don’t know a mom out there that doesn’t like organizational tools. Plus, you can run with the concept and techniques covered in the really excellent video tutorial and make boxes for all the Avengers (or Justice League too!).
Fortunately, Jessica at Shower of Roses has done pretty much all the prep work for you, complete with a printable banner and food labels, and resource-inspired menu (see the Cupcakes of Catan above). All that’s left to add is a night of gaming fun!
Do you host themed gaming nights at your homestead? What fun elements wow’d your guests? Share your party prowess with the geek-crafting community below!
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Verguy posted an album of photos over to Imgur recently, of Vespa scooters as swivel chairs.
They were created by Bel and Bel in Italy. Their scooter chair is made from original parts of the legendary Italian scooter from the 80s’s. They recline, have a reinforced internal structure and a base with hydraulic positions to regulate and adjust the height. Prices start at 1,470 Euros or $1,650 USD.
Next up, is a hand-crafted wooden Vespa, complete with an actual motor.
While some turn to new paint jobs or accessories, craftsman Carlos Alberto took a more labor intensive route when designing a Vespa for his daughter, resulting in a beautiful motor scooter named after her (Vespa Daniella) boasting a sleek, wooden finish. Every part of the fully functional, hardwood scooter was hand-crafted by Alberto from the frame and handles to the solid wood seat. Parts that couldn’t be constructed out of wood such as the engine and gas tank were still carefully tucked away behind eye-catching layers of the richly stained material.
Looking for a Mother’s Day gift idea you can make yourself? How about this sweet Keyboard Cat from Urban Threads? The tutorial takes you step-by-step through making your keyboard wrist rest. They use two separate hand embroidery patterns (available for purchase, $1 each) to embellish the cat’s face (the glasses) and the front of the wrist rest (ehem . . . what I would say is the kitty’s posterior) with the words “I’m adorkable”. It’s a fun and simple project that is bound to be a hit with anyone, especially hard-working moms. The hand embroidery and stitching on this one is pretty simple, and I’d say it’s safe for any beginner to tackle. Plus, you could use just about any combination of fabric color and thread color too.
Go forth and conquer, stitchers!
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Let me just say first of all, I am not a painter, so I greatly admire anyone that can paint.
That being said, look at these shoes! They were painted by LavaBubbles over the course of five months. Unfortunately, there’s no other information available about these great shoes.
However, if you’re artistically inclined to created your own Ghost With The Most shoes, check out Deviant Art for some Netherworld-based inspiration. Or go on over to ChrissysBasement at Etsy to score yourself a pair of ready-made shoes.
Designer Michelle Thompson has come up with another amazing paper piecing pattern for quilters, this one featuring everyone’s favorite speedster, the Flash. You can find the pattern on Fandom in Stitches, along with dozens more superhero and pop culture paper piecing patterns. I think what makes Michelle Thompson’s patterns so striking is her use of decorative stitching to enhance the details (take a look at all the line work–it’s all satin stitching done by machine!). This pattern is definitely not for the faint of heart, so if you’re new to paper piecing, I’d suggest looking for something with fewer pieces to start with. You can find all sorts of ideas and even tutorials on Fandom in Stitches. Go forth and conquer, quilters!
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