Category Archives: Art

Project of the day: cigar box storage

Cigar box shelving Cigar box shelvingTried to figure out some wall storage. Here’s what I came up with. It works pretty well. The spacing isn’t perfect, so some of the cigar boxes are a little tight. You just have wiggle them a little. :)

I cut grooves in the board that’s attached to the wall measured to just fit each cigar box plus the support thickness. Each support piece is held with glue and screws. The whole unit is then screwed to the wall.

Pittsburgh trip and Mr. Rogers

Got a chance to visit a statue of Mr. Rogers on a trip to Pittsburgh. It’s a lovely tribute to a person who deserves it.

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Finished coat project

After two years of planning and a couple of months of sewing, the full -length, merino wool and velvet coat is complete. It turned out quite well, and will likely be my last coat project for while. I’m pretty burned out on sewing. The next sewing project will probably be some bicycle bags and panniers. Hopefully, I can get back in the mood enough to finish them before cycling season arrives.

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Project of the… Uhh… Two years? Wool coat

 

I’ve¬†finally¬†started work on a wool coat for which I’ve had the materials around two years! I’ve been at it for around two weeks on and off. It needs sleeves, lining, buttons, and some finishing touches. It should be complete in a couple more weeks, all things being equal. Hopefully there will still be cold weather for it to be worn in!

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Family portrait!

Here’s a family portrait of all the puppets that I’ve made over the last several years. Thought I’d get a photo in before a couple leave at Christmas.

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Christmas carrot plush thingie

My little niece wanted one of these sewn up. Who am I to say no?

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3-D modelling on Android

Tinkercad and 3dtin works on Android through the Firefox browser. Tinkercad will load models, but working on them isn’t really practical. 3dtin fares somewhat better. Editing simple models is possible. Screen shots follow:

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More puppet progress…

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Project of the day: More puppets!

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The mouths are ready to install

Project of the day: puppet heads

Here’s a small chorus* of puppet heads ready for mouth installation.

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* a chorus is a group or pack of puppets or muppets