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Lets go fly a kite

Lets go fly a kite

We celebrated the Kite Festival in Houston last spring! My husband decided since we are obsessed with the Capcom game: Monster Hunter on the Nintendo 3DS, we should make Monster Hunter Kites! This awesome idea came the day before the festival. We were able to run to Home Depot and buy some dowels but everything else used to build the kite was already in our own kitchen! We invited a couple of friends over to create with us.

Our friends (Don and Thomas) and I made the traditional “diamond” kite following directions from here. Whereas my husband wanted something a bit larger for his Palico creation – which you can see the diagram here.

Materials:

  1. Large industrial clear trash bags
  2. Dowels
  3. String – we used some lightweight string from Home Depot
  4. Sharpies for drawing on our kites!
  5. Clear packaging tape

Here are the some pictures that showcase how we made the kites and how they flew!

The day was bright and lovely and can you believe it – our kites actually flew! This was actually my first time flying a kite!! It was so fun to make our own kites and see if they would actually get in the air.

The kite festival is coming up again this Sunday – April 3rd! If you can go, you really must! It is a fun event in Houston. Remember to bring sunblock and drink lots of water!

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Sailor Moon Day is coming!

Sailor Moon Day is coming!

International Sailor Moon Day is fast approaching and I am donating a Bow 3DS case to the cosplay contest. I’m also creating some bracelets and charms – here are a few examples of some of the pieces I made. What do you guys think? Enough moon power to get you hyped for the event?

We finally have an Etsy store! Check out the main navigation above to browse our items! Hopefully we can add some more geeky and non-geeky items soon!


ALSO – if you add our Instagram and comment on the picture in the account, you could win this bracelet!Contest Time

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mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com

Nintendo 3DS Cases

Nintendo 3DS Cases

A couple of years ago I started to design Nintendo 3DS custom cases for friends and family. Only recently did I start to show the cases on @mindspeaks‘ instagram account! Etsy store coming soon, more cases to be added along with cases for “NEW” 3DS XL!

That shiny SMASH Brothers case was designed and donated especially for Houston Gaymers to have as a prize for the amiibo SMASH tournament. I will be donating more custom cases to Houston Gaymers to use as prizes soon!

More fandoms in the work: Dr. Who, Monster Hunter the rest of the inner/outer sailor scouts and Animal Crossing cases! If you want a custom case, please comment or use the contact link to talk about a design with me!

This post was written by:

mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com