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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Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Christmas 2015

We're enjoying a beautiful holiday season here in Whitehorse.

Christmas 2015

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas full of family and joy!

Christmas 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Fall flew by

Axel the dinosaur

We've settled in for winter here in Whitehorse, under a beautiful blanket of fresh snow.

People are already preparing for Christmas, so I figured I should get around to sharing some Halloween photos.

Chris, Axel and I all got sick with a bad stomach flu shortly after Axel's party, so we ended up scrapping our plans for epic costumes this year. Fortunately, there's no shortage of costumes around here, so we were still able to dress up (in multiple outfits!)

On the big night, we all dressed in matching flight suits and aviator sunglasses, for a whole family of Top Guns.

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YuKonstruct hosted Halloween craft night which was a lot of fun.

Halloween Craft Night at YuKonstruct
2015

Axel has grown a lot since his first YuKonstruct workshop a year earlier!

Monster Mask Workshop
2014

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Welcome to the future! Today's the day that Marty and Doc traveled to in Back to the Future 2.

For Axel's birthday, a few weeks ago, we threw a party inspired by hover boards, flying cars and all things 2015 (you might remember the flying DeLorean invitations we made during the Instructables Makerspace Contest).

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday


Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

The incredible cakes were made by Klondike Cakes. Unbelievably, they tasted as good as they looked!

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

We were so busy trying to get work done on the kitchen, the decorations and party prep were very last minute, but we still had fun with it.


Axel's Back to the Future Birthday
Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel wasn't sure what he was supposed to do with the smash cake.

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday

Axel's Back to the Future Birthday