This one doesn’t involve foam at all. It’s not even a prop!
So our household consists of three people. My mom, me, and… our doggy, who’s convinced she’s also people. Her name is Bindy and she’s a Springer Spaniel. She’s also the sweetest doggy ever. Behold her cuteness:
Since both my mom and I have a wide array of disabilities, we had most of our backyard tiled. We kept a square at the end of the yard for our doggy to do her business. For the longest time, my mom has wanted to have a cutesy wood sign in or near that square to indicate that it’s Bindy’s place.
And for most of that time, there was nothing I could contribute to that. But then I started building my prop-making hobby under my NinjyProps label, and as I was expanding the number of makery things I had access to, I suddenly found myself in a position where I thought: “you know, perhaps I could make something!”
Early may of 2018 I discussed this with my mom, and she was excited by the idea, so we started brainstorming. I came up with the idea of having a doggy biscuit shaped wood sign with text and stuff on it. My mom said she’d like the text “Bindy’s Place” in some fancy font. I thought it would add a lot of it had more than just text, and after thinking it through, I decided that I’d like it if the sign could have hearts and doggy-paws on it as well.
I didn’t know it then, but between the faulty products I’d bought and the most scorching summer since records began, it would take me over half a year before I brought this project to completion. But I managed to do it, and the result is incredibly lovely.
Completing it was a lot more involved than you might think. If you are interested in how I made this into a real sign, and want to see the finished result, then keep an eye on this blog and our social media. I’ll be going into full detail of each and every step in the coming weeks!