Movember

Movember 4th: Laser cut earrings

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 in Movember, Projects, Tech Shop

I tried to get a picture of these on me, but it’s really hard to take pictures of your own ears.

mustache earrings

Movember is about raising funds and awareness for mens health issues. Learn more and donate here.

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Movember 3rd: Laser Cut Ring

Posted on Nov 3, 2013 in Movember, Projects, Tech Shop

 

black mustache ring reduced
Another one laser cut out of acrylic from the Tech Shop scrap bin :-)

Movember is about raising funds and awareness for mens health issues. Learn more and donate here.

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Movember 2nd: Laser Cut Necklace

Posted on Nov 2, 2013 in Movember, Projects, Tech Shop

Mustache necklace

Made with acrylic from the scrap bin at Tech Shop :)

Movember is about raising funds and awareness for mens health issues. Learn more and donate here.

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Movember 1st: Mustache Friendship Bracelet

Posted on Nov 1, 2013 in Movember, Projects

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I’m a firm believer that friendship bracelets are for grown-ups, too. Even better if they involve mustaches. This is also probably the most complicated friendship bracelet I’ve ever made. Who knew you could do anything other than stripes and chevrons?

Made with green and brown embroidery thread, ends cut off and a ribbon clamp on either end.

The pattern came from here.

Movember is about raising funds and awareness for mens health issues. Learn more and donate here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get Ready for Lots of Mustache!

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Movember, Projects, Tech Shop

laser mustaches

It’s Movember again! For those of you who aren’t aware, Movember raises funds and awareness to combat men’s health issues like prostate and testicular cancer as well as mental health challenges. It encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November.

Luckily for me, I’m not a woman who can grow a mustache, but I believe in the cause and want to support it in my own way. Last year, I made a giant mustache pillow. This year, I have a little more free time in my life, so I’m going to wear a mustache every day (just not on my face). I spent the night at Tech Shop laser cutting more little mustaches then I know what to do with, and we’ll see what happens.

For more inspiration and all sorts of awesome mustache accessories, have a look at my Movember Pinterest board. And get ready for 30 days of mustache spamming :-)

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Happy Movember!

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 in Movember, Projects, Sewing

MUSTACHE PILLOW PATTERN | DONATE HERE

I wanted to post this on November 1st, but unfortunately my regularly scheduled blogging got interrupted by two consecutive nights in the emergency room for dehydration. So I started November off all wrong, but that just means it can only get better from here!

I learned about Movember last year when my boyfriend participated in it. I can’t grow a mustache (and really I’m glad about that – I have no desire to grow any facial hair), but I think it’s a great movement to support. In medicine, we tend not to think about the differences in the way men and women approach their health care. But we do learn that men are less likely to seek medical attention or have regular medical check-ups and that they die on average 5 years earlier than women. So Movember is all about breaking the cultural barriers that make men more reluctant to seek healthcare by using ridiculous facial hair to raise awareness about the issues surrounding men’s health.

So go and grow a mustache! It’s not too late to start. Or if you want to donate, you can always donate on my mospace.

Or, you could just make a mustache pillow because it’s awesome! It was simple to make – I took some fur fabric, cut out two mustache shapes (pattern here) sewed them together, made a royal mess with all the fur (who knew it would shed?), stuffed it, and mailed it to my distressed-about-qualifying-exams boyfriend.

PS: If you try it at home, don’t mail it in a triangular box, the post office was rather bewildered by the idea. They did manage to get it to him, though.

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