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...
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...
Experiments in Recipes: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

Experiments in Recipes: Maple Bacon Baked Brie

This month Instructables is having two recipe contests, which has inspired me to experiment with creating my first custom recipe. As a baker and our household’s regular cook, I do a lot of ad hoc substitutions and tweaks to recipes I find in books and online,...
Fun with Lasercutters and Beer

Fun with Lasercutters and Beer

Lasercutting projects may not be the sort you can do in the comfort of your own home, but it is worth seeking out a lasercutter when you have the right kind of project. In my case, I had access to one when I had a TechShop SF membership and I loved using it for all...
Weekend Project: Spare Shirt Pillows

Weekend Project: Spare Shirt Pillows

It’s not quite spring yet, but it’s so warm in the Bay Area that it feels like time for a little spring cleaning anyways. So why not turn some of your shirts that are unfit for humans to wear into fun pillows? The amount of time you will need varies based...
Tutorial: Yet Another Collapsible Lightbox

Tutorial: Yet Another Collapsible Lightbox

Teaching myself to take better photos meant I needed a light box to hide the general clutter of my house. If you explore Instructables (or just Google it), you’ll find a huge variety of homemade light boxes, but none of them were exactly what I wanted, so I...