Inspiration of the Moment -

‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play and the childlike desire for recognition.’

Albert Einstein

Friday, November 30, 2007

What a piece of junk!

My daughter wanted her own "personal traveler" for doing exchanges at letterboxing gathers, so I carved her favorite ship for her. The template I used is in the upper left. The stamped images are in silver and blue. The orange piece is the actual stamp.

Unfortunately we didn't get to go to the December gather, but it's ready for the next one.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Halloween costumes!

It was a Star Wars Halloween at our house. My daughter was the beautiful Princess Leia. My son was a jawa - he was exactly the right height.

Inspiration for the costumes came from

Princess Leia wore a white turtleneck shirt, a white graduation gown, and a belt made from white vinyl with mirrored stickers for detail. The pink hiking boots were necessary due to the pouring rain outside.

The Jawa wore a black hooded sweatshirt and sweat pants for a bottom layer. His cloak and hood were made out of brown polarfleece. There was a visor sewn inside the hood made from a strip of plastic canvas used by old ladies to make tissue box covers. The belt was military surplus found in his father's stash. Although it was far from authentic, the polyester fleece held up to the rain better than a cotton one would.

Here's a close-up of The Hair. The pattern for the cap came from here. The all-important buns were found here. She wore the hat around the house for days!!