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.

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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

 

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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.

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Get Ready for Lots of Mustache!

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

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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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IKEA Rope Bag on IKEA Hackers!

Posted on Oct 24, 2013 in Climbing, Projects, Sewing

superchute_comparisonIf you haven’t discovered IKEA Hackers yet, you really should. It was part of the inspiration for the IKEA LACK cutting table in my sewing room (everyone at some point in their life should transform a LACK table into something else) and it’s basically just awesome. So I’m pretty excited to show off my first post on IKEA Hackers – a rope bag for rock climbing made out of $0.59 FRAKTA bags.

It wasn’t too hard to put together and we had a lot of fun with it during its first outing out at the New River Gorge :-)

Go to the the IKEA Hackers post for more photos and info about how it was made.

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Knitting the Bridge

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 in Featured, knitting, Pittsburgh, Projects

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For those of you that might have somehow missed it, some really awesome people put together a massive community project to yarnbomb the Andy Warhol bridge. I’m still mindblown that they made it happen, and I’m excited to say that I got to be a part of it.

When I decided that my first knitting project was going to be a 6 foot by 3 foot panel for the Knit the Bridge, I thought it would take me a couple of weeks, no big deal. But as my coworkers at Kennywood First Aid can attest, or my classmates on the OB/Gyn rotation, or anyone who rides the 58 bus, it took me a a little bit longer than just a few weeks. And the most astounding part was that my saga in knitting was a tiny part of the 600 handmade panels, 116,688 square feet of hand knit, crochet, and woven materials, and 3,000 linear feet of machine knit material that went into this. Over 1500 people made this happen, and I am so proud of Pittsburgh as a community for making the whole thing possible.

Oh and by the way, just to further prove that we’re awesome – there’s a giant rubber duck coming up the river tomorrow.

Pittsburgh, I know I’ve told you this before, but I love you.

 

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