Now available! New merchandise featuring Aqua Regia, Hell’s Beverage of Choice according to Richard Kadrey‘s Sandman Slim series of books. Stick the labels to your favorite containers to instantly transform the contents into Hell’s beverage of choice. Mugs perform the same magical change, and t-shirts proclaim your love—scroll down to the bottom to see pictures. […]
Make this beautiful sculptural piece with only a red pepper and a sharp knife. Put the pepper on its side on the cutting board and cut off the sides one by one, turning a quarter-turn between each cut. Seriously, that’s it! Remember to eat the parts you cut off.
A fun project for the tea-lovers among us. Also a great gift. This pattern fits a 4-6 cup teapot but you can scale it up or down as desired. What you’ll need: Fabric (Note: ordering this particular fabric takes up to two weeks, so plan ahead!) Downloadable pattern Light yellow thread (or light blue if […]
My beloved aunt Anna Grace passed away several years ago, but before she died I promised I’d look out for her son Arthur, who has some trouble making his way in the world. He lives in Menlo Park, CA, just an hour away from San Francisco, so my husband Richard and I visit him, help […]
My birthday today! I get cake, even if kitties don’t.
In celebration of the SyFy network’s world-class, glorious horror movie “Sharknado” last night (see my previous post, ‘”Sharknado” saves the Summer!’), today we have three fearsome fonts guaranteed to strike terror into the hearts of all who behold them. First is Veneer Extras Regular from foundry Yellow Design Studio, available at Fontspring. Download just the dingbats […]
Among the many great things about being with my husband for ELEVEN years is that I got to make him an anniversary card with this on it:
With a purchased clockwork mechanism, you can make a clock out of almost anything, but this is my favorite. Materials: A melamine cup. Melamine foodware was mostly made during the 50s and 60s so you can often find cups at thrift or vintage stores. You can also find modern-day melamine cups in camping or baby […]
I made this artwork by laser-etching glass and then applying color by hand. I used a laser cutter at TechShop, a phenomenal resource for artists, builders and craftspeople of all kinds. They have workshops in several US locations with tools and space for woodwork, metalwork, industrial sewing, electronics, arduino, and more. Step 1: Engrave artwork […]
This “steampunk” bunny started as one of internationally famous artist Frank Kozik’s plain white plastic “Smorkin’ Labbits.” I tricked the bunny out by applying a fine film of spray adhesive to hold multiple layers of silver leaf. I “antiqued” the silver with a wash of black acrylic paint and topped it with a layer of […]