So my roommate and I started going to the beach everyday this year. We live right on the cost in San Francisco so it’s not really too difficult for us to do. The bench was built on July 31st 2016, and it looked like this:
We ended up adding things to it like a throne (pictured), a table (below) and another post for BYOH (bring your own hammock)
People seemed to really enjoy it. We made books for the bench titled “What’s important to you” and “What would you have done differently” for people kinda join in the fun. And it was pretty sturdy and well received. It ended up lasting for about 3 months until…
A storm came and did a real number on the bench. The sand rose to the benches seat and the ocean took away most of the materials.
So we rebuilt…
It’s definitely not as nice as the old one, but it’s a start…
There’s a lot still to do, but this time we know what were doing a lot more. The posts are buried about double their height above ground, keeping the center pieces “locked” in and unable to move. The bench bottom is resting on rock, (instead of wood like last time) to keep it a bit more steady as well. And we left a gap in the bottom so that the ocean can flow freely under, rather then bombarding it and slowly taking pieces away.
Here’s the plaque that Garrett (my roommate) and I made for the bench to try to share why it was built and what it means to us..
” ‘You may wander, but go with curiosity, because wandering with curiosity is exploration.’ – Louis and Garrett
Dedicated to the three C’s of life: Compassion, Creativity, and Community”
So I’m still working on the Yoshi / Mario stop-motion animated video, and the other day I thought it might be smart to do some test footage to get a feel for when I actually make the video and share it with you! So here it is:
I made this little Ziggy Stardust last night to pay tribute to David Bowie, who sadly passed away. A lot of people wanted to get the pattern for it, so I spent all night designing it. I’m putting it up for free for this month only, so download it now up above!
I’m starting a new series where I show the behind the scenes to making a Yarnimation (aka a stop-motion using yarn and fabric). Here’s the very first episode where I show how I design the characters for a Yoshi’s Wooly World yarnimation!
Holy cannoli!! I just hit 10,000 subscribers on my YouTube channel! Here’s a video to say thanks to all my subscribers and a few updates on the future of the Louie’s Loops channel! Thank you guys so much!!
This week I’m celebrating one of my favorite super heroes ever, Batman!! I’m slowly but surely writing patterns for all these and adding them to my Etsy, so check there if you want one of the following guys, but message me if you want a custom Batman character! And use the code “BATMAN” to get a discount!!
First off heres a brand new Watch me Crochet with our favorite psychopath, the Joker!!
Now here’s a bunch of pictures of the different characters I’ve made this week! Who’s your favorite? AND HEY I’M DOING A GIVEAWAY!!!! If you comment on my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you could win it!!