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11  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Applause machine on: August 26, 2016 07:53:31 AM
Thank you Cheesy
12  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Applause machine on: August 23, 2016 10:50:46 AM
Thanks guys! Smiley

I'm impressed by your wheel with perfectly identical teeth. They are such a pain to create.

They're not even remotely identical though Cheesy The template was imperfect, and then I cut from that with a saw, and whittled them down... It just looks neat because they're so many. The more teeth, the more even it looks, it seems, got the same effect when creating other wheels from my own design - the 32 cog ones look fine, but the 16 one looks all wonky. Also having whole days just dedicated to these things helps with getting through the wheelmaking.

Just got a chance to look at the video!! Really cool. I need one to clap at all the bad jokes make

I actually USED IT to make a bad joke (quietly, when nobody saw me..) by only mounting one arm and making a lil side video called "the sound of one hand clapping" >_>
13  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Applause machine on: August 22, 2016 07:27:56 AM
I attended a course led by Per Helldorff, where we got a very rough kit to make an "applause machine" out of, using whittling knives and saws and drills.

It's a pretty fun contraption, but I haven't treated it yet, so when it's super high moisture in the air, it swells shut and won't move. Smiley

In action here:
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: TM Patch Sewing Machine Cover on: June 21, 2016 01:55:58 PM
Such a great idea, I've always wanted to do TM patches, but I don't want them as a bag or book cover. I've really been thinking about doing something about my crappy sewing machine cover though, and this is great! (at least for the front, the back of my machine tends to be used as a general craft pile blocker, and might get abused)
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Punk rock loli pencil case on: June 19, 2016 02:04:14 PM
So I chose the zipper first. I have these in all colors. Sometimes you have to use colors that aren't your style. This is one of those "use your stuff, don't overthink it" times. I think the mild mannered punk rock bits just happened to counter balance the baby pink lace.

I simply cut some strips, sewed them together into a tube, then cut the tube and offset the bits, opening up the tubes standard quilter fashion. Quilted with some stiff stuff and a nice backing fabric, then sewed the zipper-edges nicely shut like I was making a mug rug. Cheesy

I did the ends of the zipper, then hand sewed that entire thing to the "mug rug". Then I cut some discs, quilted them, cut the seam allowance to fit them in, and pushed them in with the raw edges out. Sewed them on, then just attached some edging. Which SHOULD have been bias edging, that'd have resulted in a much cleaner look. But oh well. I didn't want to waste the fabric, lol. I'm pretty happy with it either way, and I've got a nice pencil case out of it! So now I don't drag my coloring pens around one-by-one, hoping the cat won't steal them. (she steals anything she can carry - bag clamps, receipts, dice...)

There's a full write up with photos here if you're interested: https://melladh.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/my-inner-loli-punk-rock-pencil-case/
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Space invading dice. Bag. Pouch. on: June 19, 2016 01:53:40 PM
Boyfriend has been wanting a dice bag for quite some time, and eventually, with the statement "I have to buy a dice bag so I won't buy another card box...", I got around to making one!

It's a simple construct of a single square of fabric for the main bag. About 12.5'' square cut out, then sewn around with right sides together. Cut the corners, sewed three of them shut, and turned right side out, then pushed inside corners into outside corners, to square off a bag.
Then I made another, far thinner tube, and sewed that to the bag for a draw string tunnel.

If you want more pictures or a full write up on the process, I put all the details in this post (and I'm too lazy to write it again): https://melladh.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/dice-invasion-bag/
17  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery on: May 17, 2016 01:10:29 AM
Congrats Carol! That's wonderful! Great job! Cheesy Adding a can-do-attitude to my whole day lol
18  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery on: April 25, 2016 11:40:25 PM
Your geese are so cool in a horde Cheesy Though they do make me slightly dizzy as well! Then again, that might be my stomach bug Cheesy Is that more or less what you intend to do with them?
19  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery on: April 20, 2016 11:16:46 PM
The cranes look gorgeous! Smiley
20  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Quilb Block Swap Round 9 Gallery on: April 19, 2016 06:27:26 AM
We don't have the same type of structure as you do. Though it may be possible to sneak by the same way using thinner envelopes. But you either send as fully tracked, big, expensive parcels, or you send as a letter (which I always do, but customs forms are still required)
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