Tsuyoshi: Haru-kun, you can’t do that. Your playing the game all wrong.
Haru: Tsuyoshi-san, how else is it to be played? Don’t be a sore loser.
Tsuyoshi: I’m not playing any more.

Yoshi has a bit of a temper when it comes to losing even if it’s losing to Haru.

About the flooring… long involved details that may not even interest most… I just like to type so I’ll spare you with a cut… but I’ll be talking about those cute little 360 controllers so skip towards the end to get that in…
Anyway, one of the several projects I’m working on is a play/bedroom for the chibi. It’s mainly a test before going to a larger scale for the bigger boys. So far all I have finished is the hardwood flooring. So simple to make. The only issue I see in making it is finding the supplies. I rarely ever walk into a hardware store now a days so I really can’t tell you if you can find this stuff or not but the strips of wood are actually a heat fusible wood strips used to edge plywood (the proper name for the stuff was just went… need sleep). We have rolls of this stuff left over from when we used to make cabinets in all types of wood. I used walnut in this project and simply cut the strips to length and attached them using an old laundry iron. I wanted it extra dark so it was stained with a walnut stain twice(going with an old Japanese theme room… watching a lot of Yasujiro Ozu films recently…and tatami will come later). Sprayed it with a water base lacquer then buffed with scotch bright. Filled in all of the edging and spaces with a black putty wax to give it some age and shined it up with floor wax. It doesn’t sounds easy but I swear it was. I took just a few 30 minute lunch breaks at work. A lot of it was just wiping it with stain, wax, ect and waiting for it to dry before going on to the next step.

Now I have to work on getting the walls figured out. Since the room is small I kind of want to make it portable so I can take it to shows with me… we’ll see though… At least the floors are done even if that was the easy part.

By the way, those kick ass 1/6 sized Xbox 360 controllers were made by Kelly aka egyptianruin of Kellykeychain. She has made me quite a few of these controllers (also in msd sized) as well as a few other props for the little guys. Her work is amazing. She is at several conventions I frequent… and then some. You can usually find her with two other awesome ladies Miss Mooncreations and Pronouncedyou. The last few cons I’ve managed to get a commission in. At Ota I was able to get two sets of the green and white controllers (the other set is going to two other little gamers I know) as well as a red controller in Msd sized (I have a pink one from her as wellXD). Her turnaround time is crazy fast and they are always packed so adorable. Kelly is awesome!

I need to take a better photo but you can kind of see the crazy detail on these little guys

Oh and yes… there is micro teddy. He says hello… I thought I would tell you since you may have not heard him with his micro voice and all.

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