Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ninja Starz

These ninja stars were a fast an easy project. Cutting them out was difficult because I've never been good at cutting circles or other shapes into another shape. Hopefully I'll get better.

Stuffed NunChucks

I am currently making a stuffed weapons series. This idea was inspired by my boyfriend's want of a shotgun. I told him there was no way he was getting a shotgun in our apartment unless it was stuffed and so he challenged me to do so. I'm still making the shotgun, it's one of those projects that takes a lot of time and so naturally I don't want to devote any to it. These chucks were easy and fun. The red thing on the chuck on the left is an abstract dragon...this will be the hitting chuck, hopefully it will leave an impression on a sucker's face!

Expect more weapons to come.

Havin' a Gas

Gas masks are creepy. Red eyes are creepy. Double creepy.

Monday, July 11, 2011


Antlers! I think antlers my be the most beautiful design found in nature. They are ornate and powerful. If I weren't against hunting animals for sport, I'd be sporting some of these babies above my fireplace - my imaginary fireplace. I'm not too pleased with this drawing, I mean I just used a bunch of dashes to make it look like there is some depth to the antlers and that didn't even work. Talk about lack of technique. I've never been one to shield my failures from the public eye - it would be impossible not to. But I do like one thing about this drawing and that is the slightly vintage feel the plaque on the green background gives it. Please excuse the fuckery of using the word vintage. I know it probably doesn't even bring out that feeling in anyone else, but I drew it when I was watching a lot of Melrose Place so I was in a place of throwbacks.

Love is All Around Us

Okay, so drawings may not be considered crafts, but I did a few over July 4th weekend because I was too lazy to work on my latest sewing project. Drawing is by no means my forte and I actually have a hard time enjoying or sharing my work. I try to make everything as simple as possible so I don't get too bogged down with how awful my detailing is. So, this drawing is super simple, just a few lines to show what's supposed to be there. I looked up 'couple kissing' in google images and came across one that was passionate and funny and could be broken down into simple lines and I'm actually pretty happy with the result. The squiggles are my signature drawing trademark - I use it to make my boring drawings pop a little more. The squiggles are actually just one long line (three in this case as I couldn't loop through the feet) so it takes a long time but makes for a good tv watching activity!

Blog Overhaul

There comes a time in a young woman's life when four blogs is just too many to handle. Along with this one, I have a crafting blog with two of my friends (, a 'just-cause' blog (, and a rules of New York blog with my brother ( I rarely post on any of these, including this one. But this one at least had an excuse, it is only for things-in-boxes and I haven't been making too many of those recently.

I think I am going to combine all of my crafts into this blog. It will still be called Megan Finnegan in A Box, because it will include all of my crafting (successes and failures), putting me in a nice little box. I am not going to get rid of any of the other blogs, but I will probably be posting here much more often than the other ones. And by more often, I mean probably like once a month.

So anyway, expect more crafts!