Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Renovation complete

The stair case looks great without the unnecessary wall in the way.

One of two bedrooms. Gotta love those 100 year heart pine floors.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Shop doors

i finally built these doors and finished winterizing the shop. I installed a little Jotul wood stove in the corner for a touch of the warmth, although today was 60F. One day i plan to actually make things in the shop and not just make the shop.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Play With Me Robots

I made these two robots from Black Walnut. They have movable limbs and elastic ligaments. I'll have to put some extra time into their artificial intelligence as they cannot answer any questions yet. These are just like the robot from the LoopyDoll print on etsy.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Loopy Dolls Blogged

Miriam rocked it by making a butterfly and a cute bunny loopy. She is using a Husqvarna Viking Designer 1 sewing/embroidery machine to stitch together these fun little guys. Miriam and I got a very nice nod from two sweet little blogs joeysdreamgarden.blogspot.com
and theweereview.com (thanks to both of you). We used a vector illustration of the Ben Bear face and digitized it into an embroidery design to effectively reproduce the faces without having to make each one individually.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

new toys

Miriam and I are working on a new set of softies called Loopy Dolls. They have little looped hands and are super sweet. Ben Bear has made his cameo along with a shark and some sly ninjas. They are mostly made from upcycled wool and cotton.
You can check 'em out at our new Etsy store Loopydolls.etsy.com

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Design Lab with Polygal

I just installed the first sheets of polygal on the shop. Slowly it's getting closed in. I'm working on some designs for the doors. I think they'll be pocket doors. In the meantime I'll be over at the house renovation project.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

BuilderBeast frames a floor!

Today Mo took photos of me looking through the plans. We also framed the floor of the new bathroom in this old house. The carpenter's of the future came back safely from the past.