Making Something New Everyday
April 16, 2009 8:16 PM   Subscribe

Making Something New Everyday
I'm trying to make something new each day and write about it for a year. I just posted project #100. Some of the better entries: Robot Tea Cup and Saucer, Color Perfect Pitch Tester, Hidden Chamber Hamburger, Poop (1 2), Capacitor Bugs, Accidental Gay Cardinals, Fibonacci Petticoat, Marzipan Birds and Laptop posted by Alison (14 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This project was posted to MetaFilter by Effigy2000 on April 19, 2009: Making Something New Everyday

Great idea and blog! No RSS feed though.
posted by Memo at 8:37 PM on April 16, 2009

These are awesome.
posted by Damn That Television at 8:48 PM on April 16, 2009

Wow. That's the bees knees!
posted by Gucky at 8:59 PM on April 16, 2009

Wow. These are all great. I love the Marshmallow Poops, but that deck of cards is stunning. I'd love to have a set.
posted by Ufez Jones at 9:27 PM on April 16, 2009

Good point about the RSS feeds! Added.
posted by Alison at 10:06 PM on April 16, 2009

Nice gumption (doing it every day; I know how difficult that is from doing similar projects), and nice results!
posted by aubilenon at 11:16 PM on April 16, 2009

Holy crap. I'm totally going to doodle robots on all of my boyfriend's dishes for him now.
posted by booknerd at 9:45 AM on April 17, 2009

omg. i'm *so* jealous. when i first looked at this, i thought, 'oh yeah sure. i mean, she must not have a job, because who in the world has time for a project a day when you're working? harumph.' um, well, not only do i apologize, i bow down to you. that's really cool. really cool.
posted by msconduct at 5:19 PM on April 18, 2009

This really is impressive. Like msconduct, I also initially assumed that anyone with the time to make so much cool stuff must be a hipster student or a parentally supported slacker artiste. The fact that you do all this while holding down a serious job? Wow. Really cool. It's good to be reminded of all the creative, soul-nurturing alternatives to vegging out in front of the TV after a long, hard day.
posted by embrangled at 7:41 PM on April 18, 2009

Yep, I work a full time job at a startup. I don't think I would do all this crafting if it didn't really feel like work. There was a period of time where I was working 7 days a week at the beginning of the year and it was just nice to just have something I could actually finish everyday. It's way better than working on a company project and only having something to show for it from it after months of work.
posted by Alison at 6:44 AM on April 19, 2009

This project is so cool, it deserves further attention. LO, MAY THE LIGHT OF METAFILTER SHINE DOWN UPON YOU!
posted by Effigy2000 at 8:50 PM on April 19, 2009

I feel like I just bought a pack of emotion trading cards and got the foil-stamped versions of Inspired, Blown Away, and Sharply Aware of Ones Own Lack Of Worth.
posted by soma lkzx at 9:02 PM on April 19, 2009

I glided over the t-shirt dress and abstract art cupcake toppings but you began to get my attention at the anteater and cardinal cake toppings. I'd have to be ravenous to take a bite out such authentic looking creations. And you do this EVERY DAY ??!! Alison, you need to get syndicated. Good luck with the rest of the year. I'll be checking in on your progress.
posted by birdwatcher at 2:46 PM on April 26, 2009 [1 favorite]

I've just spent a couple of days reading through the archives, and they're really wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the hand-drawn china and the cardinals vs penguins chess set. And tessellations! Who knew they were so easy to make?

Thank you for sharing your craftiness. I'll be reading.
posted by Georgina at 10:27 PM on May 23, 2009

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