Speaking of origami, I realized I never shared my bragging rights! A few months ago, I was mentioned in an article in “First for women” magazine. They featured some origami frogs as party favors, and mentioned my shop as a place to get them! Pretty cool!
Quickie boffer rolling pin, from pvc and a pool noodle. Now available on my Etsy shop! I miss making boffers, but since we moved to an apartment, I just don’t have the space to make a mess as often as I’d like. Let the house hunting commence!
Finally something new! Had a request for a lifesize origami crow through my Etsy store, thought it was an interesting challenge! Realistically, crows have about a 4 ft wingspan, but the largest paper I could find only gave mine about a 20” stretch. Still, large enough to be believable, I think!
Pics of the most recent custom boffer order I got through my shop. A woman wanted a pair of weapons for her cosplay character “Raize Kor” and sent me a picture and drawing of her basic design. after working with her a bit to flesh out the dimensions, this is what I came up with! I really like the concept, I think it would make for some really interesting combat and maybe even a unique fighting style! I may have to adapt this into something larp-legal for myself!
Here’s a custom word tower I did as a gift for two of my favorite people. :-) It was an interesting challenge in that one name is longer than the other, as opposed to the majority of the towers I make that have words of the same length. This one worked out nicely as a 2 to 1 ratio, so I was able to keep the divisions between letters cleaner. Hope they like it!
A custom boffer weapon I got through my Etsy shop- a 40” boffer spade for a zombie larp. the split handle was an interesting challenge, i needed to make it sturdy but weilding enough to not be a safety issue. I used pvc for the small handle and the main shaft of it, padded with pipe insulation, and used some belt scraps with padding for the split itself, glued into a notch at the end of the pvc and duct taped in place to keep the form. Really pleased with how it turned out! and I love my wood grain duct tape!
New boffers! Made some wrenches (partially inspired by the A-Ha literal video) to fight with, hoping I can star exploring more steampunk themed boffers. PIPE WRENCH FIGHT!
Been working on new origami designs in my spare time at work. it’s a sad thing when the highlight of my shift is getting put on hold, but I have gotten to look forward to it! After spending days combing the internet for a good origami turtle design, I couldn’t find one I liked that was the right mix of free standing and simple to make. After a lot of trial and error, I think I got something I can be proud of! And I love being able to say I designed it myself!