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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

Yarn Galore

Yarn Galore

We have finally opened up our Etsy shop!!! I’m super excited to add more items, and we are busy thinking about what we should add next. If you haven’t already stopped by our shop, go and take a look, one of our items are dying to be claimed by you. :3

I wanted to share with you the bow clips that are now in the shop right now. The ones we have at the moment are inspired by the bow colors of the Sailor Scouts. Like we mentioned before, it was National Sailor Moon Day and so we wanted to make something for the occasion. However, we will also be adding different color bows, so you can have your choice of bow and center color. These little bow clips are just a wonderful accessory, and they fit in any type of hair. Short, long, curly, or straight. We are also thinking of adding them to headbands, in case you prefer that instead of clips.

We are super excited to have the Etsy up and running and we hope to add more items in the upcoming months. More knitted items are sure to make an appearance so subscribe to our Instagram or  follow the blog for more updates. We appreciate the love we’ve been receiving and  hope to do more giveaways in the future.

Thanks for reading and commenting

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@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

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