I am thinking about having a shrinky dinks party this fall. I ordered some sheets of shrinky dink paper to test out how they work. I made the Little Prince and Ben made the fox to go with him. We used color pencils and then popped them into the toaster oven to shrink up. They shrink to a third of the size in the oven and get very thick. Ben got scared because they curl up as they shrink before flattening out and he thought they were ruined. But all was okay and I am pretty happy with how they came out. I glued a pin backing onto the Little Prince. Lastly, we sprayed some fixative spray over the shrinky dinks because they are easily smudged. I am going to think up more ideas of things to make and test out making some with markers as well.
Update: It has come to my attention that some people don't know what a shrinky dink is! Please watch the following video and be amazed.
dinner with friends from near and far, a new breakfast spot, movies, Sleepwalk With Me with Ira, Mike and a pizza pillow, teas and mille feuilles, carving wax, cylinder seals, cinnamon and walnut french, bottling beer, fancy drinks, cheese and meats, ice cream
Last night we finally made it to the theater to see the new Batman movie. We had been trying to go every weekend for a long time but would end up too busy. Thursday night worked out perfectly as it is the cheap night at Cobble Hill Cinema. As for the movie, it was okay, I was hoping for better. Could have used better plot and character development.
Before the movie we went to Local 61 for some beers and dinner. I got there early and sat and read while waiting for Ben. The space was really nice and open and I enjoyed my grilled cheese and gazpacho.
Ben also made corn bread and brewed beer yesterday. The cornbread was delicious and I am looking forward to the beer. I think I have been nominated to be assistant bottler.
the last bottle of the wedding red, sailing, two minutes of spinnaker, lots of wind, boat basin, burgers and beers, frozen yogurts, brunch, antiques, a giant disco ball, movie props, villains, superheros, friends, and the end of the Olympics