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eakarink
« on: May 20, 2009 05:38:50 PM »


I couldn't figure out which category to post these in, so I decided to go with housewares. The backstory: my partner and I like to play Scrabble, but we never have the time or patience to sit down and play a whole game, so we like to leave the board out on the table and play a turn whenever we get a chance. The problem with this set-up is that it's easy for your opponent to accidentally see your tiles when walking around the table, since they're just sitting out in the open. So I made a pair of personalized Scrabble cozies to go over each tile rack when they're not in play. Problem solved! Some pictures (click on the images to see bigger versions):


Front view. I embroidered our initials on them so that we could tell which tiles were which.


Side view, to get a sense of the structure.


I added the loop at the top so it would be easier to pick the cozy up off the tiles.


The cozies are lined with a coordinating fabric. Both of the fabrics are glittery!
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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009 05:58:07 PM »

such a cute idea! At first I really couldn't understand why the tiles needed to keep warm Tongue
I'm glad you wrote an explanation~!!
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009 05:59:59 PM »

These are genius!   Grin
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009 06:09:00 PM »

What a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009 06:41:07 PM »

This is great.  Now I know that I'll be playing more scrabble.  Just cover it up, and come back when there's time.  Ingenious!  Great work.
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« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009 07:07:06 PM »

Brilliant!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009 07:47:29 AM »

such a clever idea. i always get that fear of peekage when my opponent gets up to use the bathroom/get a drink etc. also sparkly fabric just ROCKS
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quicksilverjen
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009 07:56:31 AM »

These are great!  I think I need to make my in-laws a set.  They'd be perfect for bathroom/snack/drink breaks.
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eakarink
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009 11:02:59 PM »

Thanks for the kind words! They have been in use for a few days now and they're working like a charm. Now if only he'd make his move so that I can go ahead and put my seven-tile word down on the triple-letter score... :-)
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shelayla82
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2009 08:47:06 PM »

Great idea!  Something like this would make a great gift for my Scrabble loving cousin.
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