Sunday, April 28, 2013

Crafting Dinnertime

Sometimes J and I get so involved with creating that we forget to eat proper meals. When this happens, and our bodies start to get hangry (angry with hunger), we tend to come up with the least disruptive food options possible.  Tonight while crafting we opted for pizza rolls, and it occurred to me that I could share this simple recipe with you.

-Crescent rolls
-String cheese
-Pepperoni slices
-Garlic Powder
-Italian seasoning

Quilting 101: A Beginner's Experience

Growing up among talented seamstresses, I have been surrounded by the comforts of handmade quilts. I slept with miniature versions as a child. My mother even made me a quilt out of my t-shirts to fit my college dorm bed (most comfortable blanket I've ever experienced). So, I'm somewhat surprised it's taken me this long to try piecing a quilt myself, but when I saw this modern chevron pattern on Pinterest, the wait was over.
The "professional quilter" version.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Studio & Storage: J's Space

This is a post in two parts: One is about where things were, and the other is about where things ended up. A has described her work space in the living room, but we've not yet discussed The Cave. The Cave is the under-bed location which until recently housed my workspace. There were difficulties under there, not least of which included cramped height (it's two inches shorter than me. You learn to duck), limited space, and distance from the rest of the household. If we had a night to work, I'd leave and hole up in The Cave and we'd call down the hallway. That, or I'd drag all my crap out onto our little fold-up laptop desk and work from there for a night and pack it all away at the end of the evening. Hardly efficient. Really the only reason it was good to have everything in The Cave was my weekly gaming sessions where it was a good idea to have a computer in another room. It's not like I could just use the computer in the living room. Wait. What if I could?

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Project Mad Lib

As we approach the 6 month anniversary of With Our Powers Combined, J and I are feeling a bit like Cat in the above picture.  We love crafting and how the blog has enhanced our lives, and hopefully we've been able to motivate you to try some DIY.  However, sometimes we get stumped and the creativity doesn't flow as constantly as we'd like.  We look to our inspiration spaces, typically the internet, and spend a lot of time brainstorming out loud about what to do next, but it sometimes leads to being passed out drunk in a craft drawer.

So, it's time for you to challenge us.  Spark our creativity!  Let the inspiration come full circle!  It's time for Project Mad Lib!  Here's where you come in:  Most of our projects could be classified by three categories, and we'd like you to provide possibilities for each. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

WOPC Attending a Convention!

Papercraft globe puzzle courtesy of Tektonten Papercraft
Hey everyone! We have been working on this for a bit, but didn't want to say anything until we got our final confirmation and now it's official: We're attending our first convention as With Our Powers Combined!

It's a smaller convention, first year of operation (since we tried to do some research, but came up empty) and we couldn't be more thrilled. It's a little out of the way, but A and I love to travel, and it's an honor to get an invite to something like this, so we really didn't want to miss the chance. Clear your calendars for July 9th for the Fiesta del Crafto!