Sewing a #Pussyhat

Sewing a #Pussyhat

  In solidarity with the Women’s March on January 21st and to wear to the march in Oakland, I sewed a pair of pussyhats for me and my husband. I loved how super simple the pattern is and how effective the cat ears are when the hat is on snugly. The pattern...
Cute Displacer Beast Cosplay

Cute Displacer Beast Cosplay

As an long time D&D geek, I can’t believe how hard it is to find a displacer beast costume on the Internet. So inspired by one of my favorite t-shirts (Displacer Kitty Wants a Hug!) I designed some fleecy tentacles that I could wear under my shirt. Combined...
New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings

It’s a new year and after a long radio silence in 2016, the blogging bug has finally bitten me again. So here I am, restarting this project and hoping to continue sharing my squirrel brained schemes and projects with you. You might have thought 2016 was a slow...
DIY a Fabric Scrap & Wood Sign

DIY a Fabric Scrap & Wood Sign

For the Mini-Maker Faire I needed to make up a quick sign I could hang from my table.  And I wanted to make it from things I had laying around the house. This fabric scrap and wood sign is the result. The design is fairly simple, requiring only the ability to use...
East Bay Mini-Maker Faire Motivation

East Bay Mini-Maker Faire Motivation

This past weekend we attended the East Bay Mini-Maker Faire and got the chance to talk with lots of people (hi people) about the blog and making in general. It was hard work (for an introvert like me), but a lot of fun. I only wish I’d taken some photos of other...
I’m Showing at the East Bay Mini-MakerFaire!

I’m Showing at the East Bay Mini-MakerFaire!

I am excited to share that I will be showing off some of my projects and crafts at the East Bay Mini-Maker Faire on October 18th, 2015. My theme? Making in an Apartment: examples of things you can make even if you only have a small space to do it in. I’ll be...
The Long Overdue GenCon 2015 Post

The Long Overdue GenCon 2015 Post

This year’s GenCon in Indianapolis, Indiana promised to be the biggest gaming convention in America and offer games, cosplay, a writer’s symposium and more. As a first time attendee, I’d say it delivered in spades. I literally did not want to leave on the last day of...
Quick Tip: Vacuum Bags for Fabric Storage

Quick Tip: Vacuum Bags for Fabric Storage

When I recently made my Squirrel Tail Chalk Bag, I was reminded of a quick organizational tip I implemented several weeks ago. The convenience of having all my fabric and scraps in one place and clean was so nice, I had to share. Store your fabric in vacuum spacesaver...
Cosplay for Maximum Making Variety

Cosplay for Maximum Making Variety

I’ve been making Halloween costumes for many years and have had an interest in cosplay for a while. This year I finally debuted a costume at my first convention, GenCon, to great personal success and the satisfaction of at least 2 extremely happy teenages who...
Sewing a Squirrel Tail Chalk Bag

Sewing a Squirrel Tail Chalk Bag

My new climbing hobby means that I need a chalk bag. As one of the few ways to differentiate your climbing gear, a chalk bag can be a nice personal touch to your climbing gear. Naturally I decided to make one, and in honor of Squirrel Brain, I sewed a bag in a...