August 29

In Honor of Gene Wilder

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Pick your favorite Gene Wilder movie. For me, it has always been a tie between “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles.”

In honor of a greatly talented man, I present to you a one of a kind painting from “Young Frankenstein,” by Nate Micheals Art of Louisville, KY. This hand painted piece is of watercolors and ink on 140lb coldpress paper, and measures 11″ x 17.” It’s also signed by the artist.

And, by the way, one of my favorite “Blazing Saddles” quotes:

Jim: Look at my hand. [raises hand and holds it level]

Bart: Steady as a rock.

Jim: [raises his other hand, which is violently trembling] Yeah, but I shoot with this one.

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August 22

Is it Too Early To Start Decorating For Halloween?

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It’s probably too early to break out the Halloween decorations (it’s August when I’m writing this), but I honestly LOVE Halloween, and I CAN’T WAIT.  So, I thought I’d share this cool Ping Pong Ball Ghost Light Tutorial from Meredith at unOriginalMom.com.  It’s a bit of a riff on the traditional cheesecloth ghost decoration (I made these every year growing up as a kid).  Meredith uses ModPodge instead of Fabric Stiffiner, but I imagine either would work for this project.  You’ll find step-by-step instructions with great photographs on her website.  It may be too early to start decorating for Halloween, but it can’t be too early to start making the decorations, can it?!

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August 15

Fashionable and Functional! A Supernatural DIY Skirt.

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It may look like a simple and graphic geometric design, but there’s something really cool about this skirt: It’s actually a Devil’s Trap from the show Supernatural.

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What’s even cooler than this skirt? How about making your own? Blogger, Kat, from If Lies Were Cats You’d Be a Litter, has got a great step-by-step tutorial for making your own Devil’s Trap skirt.  The pictures are a little blurry, and the measurements are all in centimeters. However, the instructions are detailed and easy to follow.  Kat uses ribbon to decorate her skirt, but narrow, white bias tape might work just as well. If you’ve got a little sewing know-how already, then this project is perfect for you.  Besides, you never know when you might need to whip off your skirt and catch yourself a demon.  Woah.

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August 14

Star Trek USS Enterprise Replica Dedication Plaque

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, we have a USS Enterprise replica dedication plaque.

On star Trek: Enterprise, the Enterprise’s dedication plaque was located next to the bridge turbolift on the aft bulkhead.

Created by QuestDesignCanada, this resin casting measures 10-3/4″ x 7″ x 1/2″ and has brass powder embedded in it for an authentic metal appearance has a hanger on the back for easy mounting to a wall or door. It’s available for $59.99.

Live long and prosper.

August 8

Boba Fett Life-Size Figure

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Boba Fett is not my favorite Star Wars character, but I think I need this life-size figure of him.

Coming in at a full six-and-a-half feet, it’s packed with detail: Boba Fett is decked out from head to toe in an authentic replica of his Mandalorian armor, featuring an articulated helmet with adjustable rangefinder, intricately detailed fabric costume and utility belt, a light-up chest panel, and braided Wookiee scalp accessories. Armed with a blaster at the ready, and another holstered at his hip, the resourceful mercenary is equipped with his signature jetpack and keeps various tools of the trade stashed in his pockets.

Pre-order this bad boy now, and you only have to pay $850 a MONTH, or you can pay it in full for a meager $8,495. At 6’6″ tall and 110 pounds, that seems like quite the deal. Sideshow Collectibles expects to ship Boba out March-May 2017.

My only question: does his helmet come off? I need to know, for...reasons.

August 8

You Need An Origami Sorting Hat Game

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Who doesn’t need an Origami Sorting Hat? Lucky for us all that Adelle Belnap from the blog Packed With Fun has created this adorable (and FREE!) printable Origami Sorting Hat game.  Her post includes a link to download your own Sorting Hat along with plenty of pictures and instructions.  Looks to me like this would be a fun way to spend an afternoon with friends (or the kids, or by yourself).  Enjoy!

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