Sunday, October 2, 2016

Axel's Growing UP Birthday Party

Axel's Growing UP Birthday Party Photobooth

Axel's second birthday party was this weekend and it was a lot of fun!

*evil villain laughter*

Our little guy is crazy about balloons, so we went with an Up themed party. We built an almost-full-sized Kevin (the bird from the movie) for the photobooth and laser cut felt wilderness explorer badges for all the guests. In addition to a bunch of helium balloons, we filled a play pen with balloons for a little ball pit that was a huge hit.

The goody bags were filled will little tubs of playdoh, Up finger puppets, balloons and chocolates (Kevin's favourite treat).

For food, we served hot dogs (like Russell gets on the Spirit of Adventure), cake by Klondike Cakes,  jello sky parfaits, fruit, veggies and other snacks.

We were so impressed by how our friends really got into the theme and enjoyed the photobooth!

Axel's Growing UP Birthday Party Photobooth

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Life lately

So the big news is that we won the Instructables Makerspace Contest!

After our second summer of making things like crazy, it's so wonderful that YuKonstruct (pretty much our second home) gets to take home the grand prize of a new laser cutter and other great stuff.

Since the contest has wrapped up, Chris and I have been working on preparations for Axel's birthday party.

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Happy Easter!

We hope you had a wonderful long weekend!
The weather in Whitehorse has been beautiful so we tried to make the most of it.

Easter 2016

Today was a little overcast, but it was still great for an Easter scavenger hunt at the Yukon Wildlife Preserve.

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Steampunk Ball 2016

Steampunk Ball 2016 Photobooth

Last year, the theme for the Sourdough Rendezvous was "the future is now" and the organizers decided that, in keeping with the theme, the annual ball would be a steampunk ball.
The Steampunk Ball was such a huge success, the organizers decided to do it again this year.

While YuKonstruct helped with decorations last year, the makerspace's only contribution was laser cutting gears out of cardboard. This time around, Rendezvous approached YuKonstruct to design and build some really impressive steampunk props.

Chris and I jumped at the opportunity to build some epic steampunk decor.

Making the Steampunk Ball decorations

Making the Steampunk Ball decorations

Chris designed an airship and porthole photobooth backdrop in SketchUp and then we built them with the help of several YuKonstruct and Yukon Comic Culture Society volunteers.

Making the Steampunk Ball decorations

Another YuKonstruct member made an awesome jacob's ladder and incredible compass rose for the stage.

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It was a ton of work, but it was all worth it to see it in action at the ball.

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But what would a ball be without getting all dolled up?
We pulled out all our costumes and managed to dress up a bunch of our friends. I love it when I can justify my crazy costume collection.

Steampunk Ball 2016 Photobooth

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Rendezvous 2016

Axel with the can can dancers
The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous wrapped up this weekend. It's a fantastic winter festival full of contests, events and people dressing up in gold-rush-inspired costumes.

The weather over the weekend was too warm for the snow sculptors' liking, but Axel and I thought it was fantastic for walking around Shipyards Park and enjoying the sights. Axel said his first word, "dog", last week and he got lots of practice pointing out all the dogs in the park.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

We've been super busy with renovations and YuKonstruct makerspace projects. I'll try to get some blog updates together soon.

In the meantime, here are some cute photos of Axel all dressed up for Valentine's Day.

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