Sunday, December 28, 2014

Begging for votes

Cardboard Airplane

We've posted an instructable for those awesome cardboard airplanes Chris designed. The instructable is entered in a few contests and it would be awesome if you could vote for us!

While you're in a voting mood, YuKonstruct has a bunch of other instructables that could use your clicks:

Glowing Snowman Card

Standing Scene Card

Twinkling Christmas Tree Card

Improved Mechanical Iris Card

Edge-lit LED Card

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Our Yukon Family

I hope you're enjoying the holidays as much as we are!

Monday, December 15, 2014

10 weeks isn't too late for baby announcements, is it?

Blueprint Baby Announcement

We finally finished our baby announcement/thank you cards!
Looks like this is what folks will be getting instead of Christmas cards this year.

Baby announcement / thank you card
the rockets on the mobile kind of look like squid, but I'm ok with that

The image of Axel on the front of the card is done up to look like a blue print and we tried to make the pop-up nursery on the inside similar to Axel's own robots and rocket ships themed room.

The picture on the card was taken when Axel was only two weeks old. He's grown so much since then! He wore the same onesie for his weekly photo this weekend and the difference is incredible. He's doubled his weight since we brought him home from the hospital!

Week 2

Week 10

Sunday, December 7, 2014

YuKonstructing lately

YuKonstruct has been keeping us really busy!

Cardboard airplane construction
never too young to appreciate lasers
Inspired by a cardboard plane costume I saw online, I talked Chris into helping make YuKonstruct's Winterval Santa Clause Parade entry. Chris did all the design work and we built a small prototype at home before using YuKonstruct's laser cutter to cut out all the full sized pieces.

Cardboard Airplane

It was a great way to use up a bunch of the cardboard we had left over from our ongoing renovations!

Cardboard Airplane

Chris' work on the planes even landed him in the news paper. "Elves with lasers" might be my favourite headline ever.

Yukon News Dec. 5, 2014

We took a quick break from assembling planes to host YuKonstruct's Christmas card workshop and Chibitronics build night this past Thursday.

Holiday Card Build Night at YuKonstruct

We rejigged some of our past cards to make craft kits for the event and made some cool new cards that light up.

Winterval Parade 2014 - YuKonstruct

Yesterday was finally the big day for the parade and the planes were a huge hit!

Winterval Parade 2014 - YuKonstruct

Air North, liked the idea so much when they heard about our planes, they gave us custom decals for the wings and tails, and they're bringing the planes down to Vancouver for the Santa Clause parade there.

Monday, December 1, 2014

A lazier advent calendar

Last year we loved putting together a beer advent calendar full of interesting beers we hadn't yet tried. We were looking forward to doing it again this December when we discovered an even easier option at the liquor store: premade craft beer advent calendars!

Beer Advent

While we're still adjusting to life with an infant, easier, and cheaper, is good.

Beer Advent

Tonight we tried the first beer, Nøgne Ø. Chris and I both give it 6.5/10