Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Danger! Danger!

Our house has been under quarantine.  Last week, my little assistant contracted a cold, which he, in turn, shared with the 3-month-old baby, who was quickly diagnosed with RSV.  Then Jedi-9 went down, and through my certain ingestion of baby snot, I have also succombed.  I have a crackly cough and endless drainage.  My husband is currently teetering on the edge and chugging Airborne fizzy drinks like I chug Coke.  Only rail-thin Jedi-8 has remained unscathed.  Either his immunity system is near-invincible, or he just really never spends time with any of us.

(If we could figure out a way to harvest snot and turn a profit on it, we'd be millionaires.  Millionaires, I tell you!)

Meanwhile, I'm living in a pit of chaos and accomplishing exactly nothing.  Day in and day out.

Life is grand.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Distractions Abound

Just when I think I'm getting close to finishing something, little Jedi-0 clamours for attention.

He better be thankful he's so cute.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Warmth in a Snow-Covered World

Maybe it's cold outside.  Maybe the first legitimate snowfall of the season has slushified your driveway.  Maybe you lost your gloves sometime last winter and your frozen fingers are suddenly angry about it.

But . . . [dramatic pause]

. . . None of that matters anymore.  Not since that small drop of sunlight lit up the face of your newest robot friend, dangling from the rearview mirror. 

His jaunty little legs and round belly are ready to break into an unihibited dance, perfectly in tune with you as you shift into reverse.  It's as if the bitterly cold, soggy world has faded to black, and the spotlight of robotic joy has illuminated your entire day.

Aren't you glad you added a little robot bling to your car?


Made entirely from watch/clock parts.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Enzo the AcroBOTic

Meet Enzo

I've been working on this little fella for a while.  Enzo is made completely from clock parts, even the swing tethers are cuckoo clock chains and his arms are clock hands.  The vintage brass Gimbal was originally used on a ship to carry a compass, but now has a much more interesting life as a circus-training aparatus. 

I think I've finally got him so that he can flip and flop on the two different axes without falling off.

Available on my Etsy site . . . with more new projects to follow.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Greasy Hands

I've got some new ideas a'brewin'.  Pictures to come . . .