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« Reply #60 on: September 24, 2006 12:22:31 PM »

it might have been a pain to sew, but boy was it worth it!
You got that right!  Grin 

Every time I see posts about that pincushion, I look to my left, smile at it and some times just stroke the velvet.  Erm.  Sorry if that's TMI.  *blush* But I do love that pincushion! 

*chuckles* Now here's a mental image for ya Wink

Oh my goodness!!  That is TOO funny!   Cheesy
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« Reply #61 on: September 24, 2006 03:12:08 PM »

oooo--I got my email of the pattern (thanks!!)--I am excited to try one of these!!  They are so gorgeous!!
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« Reply #62 on: September 24, 2006 08:11:19 PM »

Oh, I've been looking for somewhere to jump in and participate and I think this is it! I got all inspired and have already cut out enough pieces for two of them.

Hopefully I'll be ready to show off a photo of at least one tomorrow! Smiley

I am so in love with these!
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« Reply #63 on: September 24, 2006 08:19:27 PM »

Hop on in here, ScatteredZen!  There's always room in the world for more beautiful puzzle balls!  Looking forward to seeing your pictures. Smiley

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« Reply #64 on: September 25, 2006 12:28:43 PM »

OK all, so I got curious about issues of scale, and made a larger one using the twice as long as wide ratio (pieces on this one are 2 inches wide and 4 inches tall....result is cute but a bit different as newly found holes develop...(see pics)
Do you think a different ratio could make a large one like a small one? Or would I be spinning my wheels to try it...also any suggestions???

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« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2006 12:43:02 PM »

mintlatte, your latest puzzle is simply gorgeous Smiley 
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« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2006 01:22:03 PM »

I would increase the width to 2.5 or maybe even 3inches. You have gaps b/c the lengthier you go, the greater the gap bewteen the width and length. Like instead of a 1inch gap with the 2:1 ratio you now have 2in gap with 4:2, so you need to increase the width to reduce gaps appearing(don't you just love math?).
 I did my puzzle(see page 6) slightly larger than the original too and i used 3inches x 1.5 wide, but i think having 1.5 inch gap is the farthest away you wanna go between the width and length.
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« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2006 02:46:06 PM »

Then again, if you go a bit larger, it'd make a good toy for a baby/toddler...minus the buttons of course
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« Reply #68 on: September 25, 2006 02:55:01 PM »

Odd that you mention that, my toddler is three, so buttons are OK, anyway, he claimed the bigger one and spent like an hour under the coffee table with it.  I believe the primary function of the ball during this time was a cage for small action figures who were trying to not be eaten by a plastic shark....
Maybe the gaps are good :-)  LOL.
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« Reply #69 on: September 25, 2006 02:59:00 PM »

there you have it then, from the horse's mouth, so to speak Wink
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