Friday, 19 October 2012

Sneak Peek

Alright ladies and gentlemen (who am I kidding, it's just ladies!). I know you've all been chomping at the bit to get a glimpse of the secret project. Well, here it is. I'd say it's about 1/3 done as I have roughly 2500 squares pieced. My original estimate was 10,000 pixels but I cut off a substantial amount of the original picture to make it more manageable. Final will be closer to 7,000 pixels but it will still be plenty large. Note that the finished size of each pixel is about 1" square and you can understand what a big project this is. Would love to hear your guesses as to what you think it is!

Friday, 5 October 2012

Busiest time of the year

So I know that in many houses, Christmas is the busiest time of the year. Or maybe it's back to school. In my house, it's halloween. Eric LOVES Halloween. We've (mostly him) have done some amazing costumes over the years. Depending on what's going on, we usually do something for my niece and nephew as well as for ourselves.

Here are a few of the things we've made:
This was Liv's costume last year - was supposed to be a cupcake but really didn't turn out as we'd hoped.

Payt's angry bird last year. This one was cool and easier than I'd expected.

Costumes 2010. Payt is Toad from Mario and Liv is Princess Peach (aka misc princess). We didn't build anything for her costume.
Me as Hulk Hogan a few years ago.

The final one I have a picture of is the best one. Eric and his brother made this Iron Man costume in 2010. They took it to a bunch of costume contests and of course won everything. It's amazing (it's missing a couple of pieces in this pic).

You will have to wait a few weeks before I tell you what I'm doing for this year's costumes. I will, however, tell you that I wanted to do a monster like this but my niece would rather be a vampire (weirdo).