Thursday, June 27, 2013

This is a mosaic my dad and I made.  Basically it's little shards of glass glued to the back of a picture frame.  (we wrapped the back of the frame in tinfoil to make it shiny)  We then took the glass out of the front of the frame and put the frame back together.  After melting candle wax, we poured it in the cracks in-between the glass.  We let it dry, then got a wet napkin and rubbed off all the wax that dripped on the glass.  This was kind of tedious but it looked great!  (this picture is not the finished product and is actually not the same design as the real one)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

pencil holder

This cool little pencil holder was made out of just a hunk of wood. Caleb drilled holes for pencils to fit in so which ever direction you're facing you can reach a pencil. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My oven Mitts

For my mom who didn't have any,  I made her these oven mitts for Christmas. I made them by tracing other mitts on fabric, cutting out the traces, and sewing them together. Then I stuffed them. After that I had half an oven mitt.  I did all that again and sewed the two halves together. After that I had one oven mitt!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Out of old cans, Melissa made the coolest little lanterns. After washing the it, she glued fabric stars to the can and poked holes around them. when its dark the light pours through the holes on a star shaped pattern.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dying Wool

we got two kilos of natural white hand spun sheep wool.  we decided to dye it.       

                                                                 the original color

                    we had four colors: red-hibiscus tea, yellow-turmeric, blue and purple-food coloring

                                  after the yarn sat in the dye for a long time we washed it out.

                                                                   then we dried them.

                       these are the finished colors (they are actually brighter than in the pictures)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Bush rat Beginning

Caleb's bush rat will be our first team creation to share.  Living in South Sudan caused us to be creative with our gift giving. Caleb made Larissa a bush rat  shoe scraper for her birthday from twisted wire and a scrub brush. Larissa didn't like having three inches of mud caked on her shoes from gardening so Caleb made her a cool little bush rat.