Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fall flew by

Axel the dinosaur

We've settled in for winter here in Whitehorse, under a beautiful blanket of fresh snow.

People are already preparing for Christmas, so I figured I should get around to sharing some Halloween photos.

Chris, Axel and I all got sick with a bad stomach flu shortly after Axel's party, so we ended up scrapping our plans for epic costumes this year. Fortunately, there's no shortage of costumes around here, so we were still able to dress up (in multiple outfits!)

On the big night, we all dressed in matching flight suits and aviator sunglasses, for a whole family of Top Guns.

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YuKonstruct hosted Halloween craft night which was a lot of fun.

Halloween Craft Night at YuKonstruct

Axel has grown a lot since his first YuKonstruct workshop a year earlier!

Monster Mask Workshop

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Welcome to the future! Today's the day that Marty and Doc traveled to in Back to the Future 2.

For Axel's birthday, a few weeks ago, we threw a party inspired by hover boards, flying cars and all things 2015 (you might remember the flying DeLorean invitations we made during the Instructables Makerspace Contest).

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

The incredible cakes were made by Klondike Cakes. Unbelievably, they tasted as good as they looked!

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

We were so busy trying to get work done on the kitchen, the decorations and party prep were very last minute, but we still had fun with it.

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday
Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel wasn't sure what he was supposed to do with the smash cake.

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Sunday, October 4, 2015

1 Year

1 year old

This funny guy has been keeping our lives interesting for a year now!

After his unexpectedly early entry into the world, it seems like it's just been one adventure after another, but Chris and I are so lucky to have such a happy, easy going kid.

Most of the time Axel makes this parenting thing look pretty easy.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

So many instructables...

Bert + Ernie

When I set myself the challenge of writing an instructable every day this month, I don't think I fully appreciated how much time it would take to not just write the instructables, but actually make the things that I would be writing instructions for. I also didn't fully grasp yet how little free time I would have now that I'm back to work.

While I didn't quite meet my goal, I did write a lot of instructables and helped give YuKonstruct an early lead in the Makerspace Contest. I've also worked on several projects that, while not instructables yet, will soon be ready to become instructables.

Here's what did get published this month, many of these projects are entered in contests, so I would appreciate your votes!

Medals of Honour
Cat Shelves and Hideaway

Helmet Horns
Planet Fascinator
Nuka Cola Ring Toss
Klondike Bartender Costume
Claptrap Card Box
Rainbow Mohawk
Bert & Ernie Costume
Grilled Rainbow Vegetables
Quinoa Bean Salad
InstaMorph Craft Foam Stamps
Cardboard Yeti Effigy
Strawbees Hydraulic Flower
Gender Neutral Washroom Sign

Personal Bug Stickers
Personalized Hammer for Father's Day
Repair Cafe Tool Chest Organization
YuKonstruct's Makerspace Contest Entries - Collection

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day!

Chris is a fantastic father. Axel is so lucky to have him as a dad.

Baby Axel at the hospital

Happy Father's Day to all the amazing fathers out there, including my own awesome dad!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Instructables Challenge

My Little Brony

Instructables is hosting an epic makerspace contest with over $30,000 in prizes.

The contest is all about quantity (the makerspace with the most instructables published between June 1 and August 31 wins) so I've decided to publish as many instructables as I can this summer.

This month I'm challenging myself to publish one instructable every day. It is a great opportunity to finally push myself to write up a bunch of projects I've had kicking around for ages.

I'll be publishing my personal projects as ModMischief and I'll also be writing up group projects for YuKonstruct - so you can follow both accounts to see all the instructables.

I'm off to a good start having just published two instructables in the last two days:
Discord Horns from InstaMorph
InstaMorph & Craft Foam Stamps

Monday, May 18, 2015

Life Lately

Today is the last day of my maternity leave. Somehow it feels like its been forever and yet almost no time at all since that crazy day when I was cleaning up my desk. I'm excited to be going back to work but also a little sad to be missing out on all the fun times Chris and Axel are going to have together during the day.

This weekend Chris and I celebrated the 7th anniversary of our first date. We were down in BC, as we managed to add some time with my family on to a medical trip.

Axel needed to be fitted for a helmet in Vancouver to correct a flat spot on his head, so he'll be sporting some stylish headgear in his photos for the next 6 months.

Between teething and coming down with a bit of a cold, Axel hasn't been totally his usual happy self over the last few days. But it's still going to be pretty tough to say goodbye to this smiley little baby tomorrow morning.