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Topic: I WILL EAT YOUR BEHIND! SEE IF I DON'T! (Monstrous beanbag chair) -PICS-  (Read 10794 times)
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« on: September 12, 2009 12:21:38 AM »

SO. I LOVE the Threadbanger podcast; it makes me rather happy on so many levels, and a few days ago I saw the Decor-it-Yourself segment on beanbag chairs! ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCfHdij4uBM ) Anddd, I had always wanted one but had never psyched myself up enough to pay $50 for one. SO. I had some super-soft micro suede leftover from my Katherine Luther costume ( https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318905.msg3673014#msg3673014 ) and decided one night at 4am that it looked easy enough. I am always most rational at that hour....
ANYWAY.

I got my pieces cut out (which, I must say, reminded me a rather lot of a giant pad) and sewed the lining...and realized I had nothing to stuff it with. -.- I looked online for the poly beads....AND THEY ARE SO SPENSIFF SHEESH. I didn't figure fiber fluff was an option because I'd need so much of it. Soo....I settled on...shredded paper. Yes, I know, that has GOT to be really uncomfortable, right? Actually, lol, defying all odds, its really nice and comfy. Granted, it is very loud and crinkly when I sit down, but, its got nice form, and it is pretty light considering the size.
ENOUGH RAMBLING ON TO THE PICTURES.

I present....CURRENTLY UNNAMED MONSTER BEA-UH...PAPER CHAIR.



lol you sit in the mouth...its actually kind of disconcerting Wink



I ended up sewing the teeth down because I didn't really like them flopping around...

I'm not -quite- finished; I still need to buy either a reallllyyy longgg zipper (ehh) or some snap stripping (like snaps on a long strip...does anyone know where I could buy that?) OR OR Velcro. I might go with the Velcro idea...There is currently a yawning chasm that needs sewing shut on one of the seams...but I wanted to show you guys...I'm really impatient Wink

++Progress-ness Smiley



The obligatory during-the-craft-apocalypse shot of my room Smiley



My faithful (mostly) shredder buddy...I shredded sooooo muchhh pappperrr. lol Sometimes I think he got so tired he just stopped...lol yeahh...it got overheated quite frequently....



Almost there...sort of...
Seriously. I went ballistic about finding paper to shred. (A whole lot of it was old school stuff)
Among the contents;
+A year's worth of biology work
+17 lessons of Frankenstein questions
+ Frankenstein (Okay, the book was in disrepair anyway..it was the yard sale cheapo depot $2 paperback...)
+About 10 newspapers
+Last year's calculus work (AHH shredding math is sooo therapeutic!!!)
+All the ANNOYING SPAM MAIL I've gotten...most of it from Birmingham Southern college, who has sent me four letters and two magazines in the past week. I didn't ask for them... -.-
+My notes from computer programming (almost as therapeutic as the math shredding)
+Instruction manuals that I will probably need later
+A BAZILLION old issues of Reader's Digest

It got bad. I would walk though the kitchen and see some sort of paper in the garbage can and be like 'NO!! WHY IS THAT IN THE GARBAGE?? I NEED THAT!' Also, (yes, weird) MAGAZINES make AMAZING shredding/stuffing...idk, they are softer...lol I'm serious, they aren't stiff like regular paper...

Gosh. WORDY, I'm sorry you guys....what do you think??

.JORDAN.



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« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2009 01:05:27 AM »

OMG  Shocked WOW

That is amazing, I must admit thought the paper would have been to hard. Just now i know what to do with all those club minutes i have.

WOW
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« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2009 02:54:09 AM »

That is sooo awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2009 04:07:32 AM »

As a former student and now teacher, the shredding process of making the filling makes me very happy! LOL!!!  I could use some of this therapy. Cheesy


I absolutely love your chair!
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2009 04:08:00 AM »

this is AMAZING!!  Shocked

i love the resourcefullness of using paper. how long did the whole thing take to make? as for shredding old school stuff....i had a big bonfire after university where i got rid of years of school/uni crap. and BOY, did it feel good to watch physics go up in flames  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009 07:16:46 AM »

great!
I saw the show too but I don't have room to put a bag like that Sad
Hahaha I have that too with the papers, I have made paper beads a couple of times so when I don't need a paper/magazine I just shred it into pieces Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009 09:11:04 AM »

I love it and I need one, otherwise it has left me speechless!
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009 04:27:57 PM »

As a former student and now teacher, the shredding process of making the filling makes me very happy! LOL!!!  I could use some of this therapy. Cheesy


I absolutely love your chair!

thank you so much!!! Seriously, there really isn't much that relaxes me more than shredding stuff Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009 04:29:46 PM »

this is AMAZING!!  Shocked

i love the resourcefullness of using paper. how long did the whole thing take to make? as for shredding old school stuff....i had a big bonfire after university where i got rid of years of school/uni crap. and BOY, did it feel good to watch physics go up in flames  Cheesy

hehe thank you! The shredding (and finding paper I was actually allowed to shred) took the longest. I worked on it for maybe a week, just the shredding.

lol that is sooo how I felt about shredding the calculus work!! (and all the not-so-hot grades that went with it!)
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009 10:00:36 PM »

OMG super cute!
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