Category Archives: Crafting

Making cute food magnets with erasers.


Cuttlewig and I really, really love food. I think that’s why we both have an obsession with collecting – and making – food-themed paraphernalia of all kinds, like these dessert-themed magnets we made out of inexpensive, cute erasers yesterday. We came up with this idea of using erasers because 1) we’ve […]

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Winged sandals!


I’m not normally a big shoe person, but I think that could be because I don’t find most shoes interesting enough to warrant a whole lot of attention. That’s why I took it upon myself to add some personality and interest to some shoes I bought for a friend’s wedding. […]

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Shadow box + expanded steel sheet + s-hooks = jewelry organizer!


Not too long ago, my friend Trang mentioned wanting to make her own DIY jewelry organizer, and I was reminded of this project that’s been sitting on the back burner for years. If it weren’t for her, I might have totally forgotten. I made this for my mom. Materials This […]

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Building a custom magnet board.


My sister Cuttlewig turned me onto this custom magnet board project idea – I saw one she made with washi at her house and, as a magnet board enthusiast, immediately knew I needed to make one for myself. It’s a simple project that just takes a little bit of preparation […]

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How I recalibrated my Play Arts KAI Mass Effect 3 Female Commander Shepard.


I finally worked up the courage to make the necessary modifications yesterday. To my immense relief, my figure survived the process. I didn’t want to touch the sculpt, so I did my best to replicate my Shepard with a little bit of a repaint to give the figure Braea’s black hair, stronger brows, paler lips, and blue-gray eyes.

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This month’s creations.


My first attempt at ceramics painting. (I didn’t make the plate; I just painted it.) And, matching The Walking Dead (game) pumpkins. I did Clementine, and my most excellent spouse did the title text one. We just finished Episode 4 over the weekend, right before carving these, and loved it. Can’t wait […]

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First shot at fused glass art!


With help from the wonderful folks at Art Glass Center of San Jose, I had the chance to try my hand at some glass art last week. I made an N7/Mass Effect-inspired fused glass sushi plate. Not all of the Sharpie burned off of the red plate glass in the […]

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Wedding crafting: bookmarks.


I usually post drawn/painted artwork and don’t believe I’ve ever posted about anything else I make, but since some people have expressed interest in seeing the things I’ve been handcrafting for wedding purposes, here’s one. In lieu of the name/table place cards that people usually have at these wedding things, […]

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