Thursday, August 26, 2010

Allison with Large Objects - part 1

Don't you just love big roadside attractions?

Big Joe Mufferaw - Mattawa

Goose - Wawa

IGA's bear - Hinton

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chris with Signs - part 1

There's nothing like a good photo of a person standing next to a sign to prove they've been somewhere.





Monday, August 16, 2010

Dihydrogen Monoxide Weapons


We steampunked a couple cheap water guns from Walmart. You can see the full how-to over on instructables.


They'll be perfect to carry when I'm wearing my pith helmet and Soviet aviator goggles on the playa.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Bed built in Bertha


From these photos, you might get the impression that I just stood around watching Chris hard at work  making a platform bed for the van.


That would be incorrect.


I had the very important job of sitting on the lumber to make sure it didn't move while he worked.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

When in Metropolis

do as Superman does!
That of course means we needed superhero capes for Burning Man this year.


I whipped up a couple capes from a skirt I wore on the playa last year and the free t-shirts Chris and I got from volunteering at Bluesfest. If you'd like to see how I did it, I've made an instructable for it here.


For gifts I thought it would be nice to make people Superman patches from the remainder of the red t-shirts. I've cut out what seems like million S shields, but I've still got to sew them to a yellow backing.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Meet Bertha

She's a beast.


A 2000 Ford E-150, she's had a pretty rough life. She's been an airport shuttle bus and hauled countless lengths of hardwood for a flooring company. But life is about to get much better as she's now been tasked with taking us on an epic road trip.

It'll be fun times like this


and this

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ice cream in a jar! It works!

When I first saw this diy tutorial, it sounded too good to be true. I immediately thought of Burning Man. Could we really bring the gift of ice cream to the playa without power and with little more than a few everyday ingredients and ice?

It turns out we can!

We tested it out tonight and were rewarded with a delicious treat.

Step 1: Fill jar with coarse salt and ice. Put cream, sugar and vanilla in a ziploc bag in the jar.

Step 2: Shake it like a polaroid picture!

Step 3: Remove bag from the jar.

Step 4: Enjoy delicious ice cream!

Now we just need to collect a bunch of jars so we can share frozen dessert with the citizens of Black Rock City. 

If we have enough time, I'd also like to decorate the jars so they are more likely to become useful containers and not moop.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just another Saturday night


Making a tutu, modding water guns, drinking beer and eating chips... Yup, it's just another Saturday night at the tta.