Art Car! This is good if your car doesn't have much resale value; glue them all over your hood or dashboard so you have friends when you drive!
Well, they could be glued to just about anything.
Or drill through each one and thread them on stiff wire (welding rod would be good), and mount several wires on a wood block. You could even modify this idea to make a tic-tac-toe kind of game, placing and removing the toys as you play.
Do you have enough to make a bead curtain? That would be really fun. You could alternate large beads to fill it out if you don't have enough toys. Drill, thread on fishing line, hang on a wall, window, or doorway.
OOOOOOOHHHHHH! Fringe on a lampshade!!--drill or wire so you can hang them along the bottom of a lampshade. Can you tell this one's my favorite idea?
oooh, yeah, model magic! Lightweight, sturdy, perfect. I found a hollow doll head I'd press-molded from model magic at the bottom of my tool cup. It had been there for months, with all kinds of things banging against it, and it was fine, except for dirt. Great stuff, great idea; why didn't I think of that? thanks for the suggestions!
shoot, I just saw that I put this in the wrong place. I can't see how to change that, please accept my apologies! Lee
I want to make some small low-relief sculptures, but am looking for material ideas. I picture my finished pieces at about 5" tall by 4" wide, and maybe 3/4" to 1" thick. Each will be a buddha face (like a flat-back mask), and I want to gold-leaf them. These are for holiday gifts; based on the ornaments I've made in past years, some people will hang them on their christmas trees, others display them year-round.
I need to make 20 or so, so I'm looking for something that sculpts really easily (like styrofoam), or can be press-molded, or something I haven't thought of yet. They do have to be rather light weight, so I think that poly clay won't be a good choice.
I'm going to Home Depot today to see if they've got builders foam/insulation that would work--that would mean sculpting each one individually...
yeah, I've super-glued my fingers together more than once. Now I keep my nail polish and remover on my craft table--the polish is handy to mark tools or add a little color, the remover cleans up super glue, and when a project isn't going well, I can give myself a pedicure! Lee
Thanks, Ambimom, It's an older Kenmore (somewhere between "retro" and "vintage"), the needle is actually heavier than it should be for what I was stitching (a 14 for light cotton), and the zig zag problem has persisted through several thread changes and a couple of thorough cleanings and oilings.
Adjusting the top tension didn't help, neither did adjusting the bobbin tension. None of the troubleshooting items in my manual addressed this problem, but I checked all the "fixes" anyway.
Hi all, my machine straight stitches OK (but slower than it should), but it hasn't been making a nice zig zag. The other day I zig zagged in slow motion, and saw that the needle was bending as it pulled out of the fabric. It's like the needle unit is moving from side to center in a lower position than it ought to.