A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest
News from Internet Brands:
Closing the Craftster Community on December 19, 2019.
Read the details here.
Total Members: 323,619
Currently Running With Scissors:
218 Guests and 0 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials Crafting Calendar City Guides

Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Abacus Calculator Cozy  (Read 26052 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit  
Offline Offline

Posts: 182
Joined: 27-Mar-2005

~*~Miss Alyssa~*~

View Profile WWW
« on: September 05, 2008 11:57:38 PM »

This semester, I'm taking calculus at a community college. Our first test is on Monday, and I want to make sure I'm prepared, so I've started studying a few days in advance. I went in to the computer room the other day to hit the books, when, much to my surprise, I discovered that my graphing calculator had gone missing!

Calculus book, check. Notes and paper, check. Pencil, check. Calcu- wait, an abacus!? How on earth am I supposed to use an abacus?! I can barely manage my high tech graphing calculator, let alone an ancient Chinese counting frame with no numbers...Upon closer inspection...

...I discovered that...

My graphing calculator was disguising itself as an abacus all along!

So now it has a cute new protective cozy, and I'll be the coolest girl in school  Cool

Notes: I don't have the making of pictures, because my camera was going on internal memory when I took them and I didn't realize that the card wasn't in it. I took some though, honest! To make this, I single crocheted 2 rectangles (one with a triangle on the end for the flap), using the calculator as a guide for size. The abacus was made with embroidery, with the frame being 2 rows of cable stitch and backstiching used for the black "wires" and putting the beads on. Then the two rectangles were stitched together on three sides, and the button loop was added to the triangle tip, with the button being sewed on last. It was not made to look like a traditional Chinese abacus, but rather, my interpretation of one. This is the first challenge I've entered, and I'm just proud I've finished it (on time, it's 11:57pm Arizona time on Friday Wink) and that it turned out cute like I was hoping ^_^


Riding off into the sunset, just me...and my trusty G hook on my hip...

Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/people/Ixodes
Wists - http://wists.com/Sovietweed
Boyfriend's Webcomic - http://ontheinside.smackjeeves.com/comics/
-Tanya [tawn-yuh]
Offline Offline

Posts: 332
Joined: 30-Mar-2008

clickity clack.

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2008 12:12:41 AM »

as a fellow geek and lover of the calculator... i say this rocks.

Blog: Flour and Fleece

"On the contrary, it is you who are crazy to think that you are mighty because you can wound and destroy. That is the task of children. The mighty know how to create and heal."
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2008 02:45:36 AM »

This is really clever!
Offline Offline

Posts: 3596
Joined: 29-Jan-2005

Rae'Lynn Grace - 5 months old

View Profile
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2008 03:26:01 AM »

Very clever - love the abacus!

I have a gorgeous granddaughter Smiley

Not allowed to craft without supervision Wink
God is big enough.....
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2008 05:06:54 AM »

this is seriously rad.
I love it.

She's too pure for the likes of this world, this world is a whore.

A smile to hide the fear away, Oh smear this man across the walls, like strawberries and cream, it's the only way to be.

Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/VelvetVolcano

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/velvetvolcano.jewe
I suffer from CADD: Crafting Attention Deficit Disorder.
Offline Offline

Posts: 1012
Joined: 25-Mar-2008

With enough caffiene, I could rule the world.

View Profile available for personal swaps
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2008 05:20:43 AM »

Beautifully done! I love the idea.

I've never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2008 05:32:58 AM »

This is absolutly fabulous. Very good idea and love how you came up with the design. Not only will you be cool you will have a place to keep your calculator safe. Great Job!  Smiley
Offline Offline

Posts: 1160
Joined: 01-Apr-2007

My Bully the DoofyDoo

View Profile
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2008 05:46:06 AM »

Very cool, love the beads! I'm a math nerd too  Grin. Why can't all subjects be like math?!?!?!

If anything it gives you something to play with in class when you're bored.

Check out my kids reupholstered recliner
Tiff the Strawberry
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2008 08:45:37 AM »

Oh my goodness. I am absolutely in love with this (being a math geek).

BTW, I have the same calculator, but I bought a faceplate and cover to match my school colors.

...darn. I don't have the coolest calculator anymore.
Offline Offline

Posts: 4443
Joined: 08-Jul-2004

Sewing skills now available in Mii form!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2008 08:50:37 AM »

that's really cute! 
can the beads actually move or are they sewn in place?

"Some people look at porn on the internet...I'm looking at yarn." - Me

my artsy blog
me and my boyfriend's food blog
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search
Crafting Ideas
Crafting How-Tos
Crafting Ideas
Crafting Topics

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Christmas Crack
Meal Prep Monday: Black Eyed Pea and Squash Soup
Craftster Featured Projects - Dedicated to the People Who Made It

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Help | About | Press | Advertise | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map | Do not sell my personal information

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org, © 2009-2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands