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Just you friendly neighborhood Spider Man 🕷🕸🕷🕸🕷

I just finished with this top and had to throw it on! Spidey is a classic and with all this Homecoming hype I had to make something inspired by him! I absolutely LOVED the movie and I hope to make more Spider Man themed stuff real soon because, if I’m being totally honest here, I am obsessed with Spider Man at the moment 😄

Thank you to those who have commissioned me, bought from my Etsy, or donated to my Ko-fi, without you I wouldn’t be able to crochet all the things I do 😢❤❤❤

So you wanna have a lightsaber battle without costing an arm and a leg…

Wanna clash with your Jedi and Sith buddies without hurting each other or your wallet?

You may have seen ideas for DIY lightsabers for kids online, but they usually call for pool noodles and duct tape.

Unfortunately, I’ve found that using pool noodles involves three problems:

  1. Pool noodles are rather expensive (since they have to be built for water safety standards)
  2. Pool noodles tend to be seasonal items that can typically be found only in the summer
  3. Pool noodles are considerably thicker than you probably want a lightsaber to look

With that in mind, allow me to propose an alternative:

Pipe insulators can be found at nearly any hardware store year-round, they’re ridiculously inexpensive, and they come in a wide variety of widths.

Now obviously this doesn’t look anything like a lightsaber, which leads me to Part 2 of the lightsaber construction process:

Colored duct tape can also be found at most hardware stores, is fairly inexpensive, and provides a much better selection of colors than most pool noodles. Just wrap this stuff around the lightsaber “blade” area, and start battling for the fate of the galaxy!

May the Force be with you

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Some fabulous photos from this weekend’s “Axe to Grind: Forging Your Own Hatchet” class that I taught at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI! I’m extremely pleased with how the class turned out. Everyone went home with a finished forged hatchet, and I’m super excited to run this class again (hopefully in the fall?) We finished off the class with a good round of axe-brandishing and orcish war screaming! It was epic. 

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Photos from my Batman themed wedding last year. Realized I haven’t posted any of them yet, and Pride month is the perfect opportunity. My wife and I made all the invites and centerpieces ourselves. My mother’s corgi was the ring bearer, and the bridal party wore Batman Villain themed tuxes and dresses. My wife and I dresses as poison Ivy and Harley Quinn.

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Yesterday I finished my DIY Harry Potter present for a beloved friend of mine and Harry Potter nerd.
Hope you like it!

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My newest custom denim jacket! An ode to Prince Vegeta and Lord Shenron. Shenron was hand-painted by yours truly with Tulip soft matte fabric paints.

I’m keeping this jacket for myself, but I’m thinking of opening commissions for custom painted jackets for the holidays through my Etsy, I’ll update you when I have more info :D

CHECK OUT MY COMMISSION PAGE AND GET YOUR OWN BADMAN JACKET!!!

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The jacket is almost done (he/him)

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Easy low-budget way to add some custom geeky/gaming flair to your storage and home decor.