I just feel a little guilty about both not updating the blog often enough, and also not having enough terribly exciting things to post. Truth is, life feels a little bit in limbo right now. We just got our tax return back and I have a ton of home renovation projects I'm itching to get to, but sometimes life has a way of sitting in the middle of the house and making you climb over and around it to get anything done. It's not any one big thing...just, you know..life. I have been spending my days with mounds of busy work: mailing letters, paying bills, driving across town to pick up something I forgot...meeting with the wonderful working class heroes: the furnace and roof repairmen.
I wish I could pull myself together long enough to make a tutorial or draw a comic or something, but such is life and there ain't no tutorial, funny comic, or exciting announcement.
I did; however manage to pull these together in the past week:
This first is a robot I made for my nephew two Christmases (what IS the plural of Christmas?) Anyways, it was a gift two Christmi ago, and he has since loved it enough that it was handed back to me for some patch work. I doctored him AND gave him an upgrade of a laser gun.
Welcome back, little guy - sorry one of your legs is longer than the other.
|"What do you mean I'm not the exciting announcement?"|
I also put this together to house Maggie's V-tech tablet. (Which, btw moms, is highly recommended...you know, by me for what it's worth...) I take very little credit for this. The single thing I did was sew it together. It was Maggie who picked out the fabrics, she who chose handles over a single strap, and she who said, "Mom, I want it to have a happy hippo wearing a tutu."
Man, I love that kid.
|Yeah, the tutu is a little high up there, but we're not fancy here. One of these days I'll stitch some extra tulle in there and make her a little more modest.|