Thursday, May 21, 2015

Ode to Bot

I have packed 99% of my workshop now.

Ah, lonely drill press! You sit on the loveliest, sturdiest shelves ever made. Will you miss them?


Of course, in the midst of packing, I had to make one final bot.


This is the last to be made here in Baldwin City. Next stop, Tonganoxie . . . with a minor layover at my poor parents' for two weeks.

Robot on.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bot Adoption Time!

In the midst of packing up the house, I'm trying to get some of my completed robots up on Etsy, including the fabulous Otto the Otter Bot!



Okay, yes, I'm a bit of a procrastinator and really hate packing. But that means you get to adopt a reassembled robot!



Go. Adopt. And live happily ever after.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mama's Day!

My mom and I have had an up and down relationship over the years. (How could it not be when teenage years were involved?) But as our relationship has deepened in adulthood, it's definitely become a blessing in my life.

My mom gets my sarcasm and the way I see the world. She's always willing to help with my horde of kids and is even willing to let us invade her home while we try to find our next home. PLUS, she's clearing a space for my drill press. Enough said.

Thanks for all you do, Mom.


P.S. And thanks to my boys for letting me realize how much I truly love being a mom. You guys are my world--smelly armpits, snotty noses, and all.




Friday, May 1, 2015

31 Flavors of KC - and the Robots Are Up First!



Join KCSourceLink in celebrating various entrepreneurs and businesses in the Kansas City area.

I have the honor of being the representative for May 1st. Check out my profile and sometimes goofy answers here. Plus, you can get 15% off in my Etsy shop all month long using the coupon code KCRocks at checkout. Sweet!

Be sure to follow the 31 Flavors of KC all month long!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Day 30 (Creative Sprint): Crossing the Finish Line

Day 30: Make a trophy or award for yourself for completing Creative Sprint.

Though neither Norman nor I are much for actual running, we definitely enjoyed this Creative Sprint. Thanks, Another Limited Rebellion!


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Day 29 (Creative Sprint): Hide-n-Seek

Day 29 (Creative Sprint): Make something someone else has to find. Provide a map or clues to lead seekers to the location where it is hidden.

My 8-year-old and I teamed up with our Bitty Bots for this one. We hid the Bots in the kitchen high above everything and then wrote coded clues using a cypher disk. The older boys had to translate the code and find them. Inside one was the message, "Tag! You're it!" Perhaps Robot Hide-n-Seek will catch on around here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Day 25 (Creative Sprint): Game Day

Day 25: Create a game for two or more people to play.

Created RobotLand - you can print and color it yourself, then play. Hours of entertainment!