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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 498745 views.

That is the general idea, but instead of being one unit that sits on the floor and wraps around the table, it is individual "stands" that can be moved and clamped to wherever you want them on your table(s).  Whoever came up with that rig is surely very innovative, but I can tell you right now, the first thing I would do is get my chair, cords, and/or feet all tangled up with those "feet" on the apparatus, and I and the entire rig would go crashing to the floor.  Yikes!  

It *would* be really nice if one had a nice, spacious quilting "studio" where the bungee cords could be attached from the ceiling somehow, and just retracted when you don't need them.  An interesting engineering project, indeed.  :o)  

Midkid5

From: Midkid5

6/8/19

 agree that setup looks like a tripping hazard. Patsythompsonsdesigns.com sale a setup that clamps to your sewing table and on Leah Day's website she shows her setup of bungee cords attached to the ceiling.

Jo

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

6/8/19

yeah...that kinda concerned me too - getting my feet all tangled up!! but I have seen the clamp on ones too...

Leah Day has them suspended from her ceiling....

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/8/19

Those "hang-em high" ideas are awesome for saving your shoulders. Use those ideas if you possibly can while you are young enough to benefit from them (says the old quilter with worn-out shoulders and wrists.).

On another subject, here are some more goofy polymer clay creations stuck in my flower pots. The Super-Scrappy Daisy must have smelled good to a passing fly because it stopped by for a visit:

I have ordered new cutters for working on these clay things. I have been using "plastic" cutters that are created by people using those do-it-yourself molding machines (injection molding is the proper term that finally came to me) and they just do not make clean crisp cuts in polymer clay. I have ordered metal cutters which are more expensive but I'm sure they will do a better job, just as metal cookie cutters do a better job than plastic cookie cutters.

Next image  (Brown-Eyed Flopsy) shows why I need sharper cutters:

Edges of some of these petals are not as crisp as they should be.  Flower was named the Flopsy because I noticed that one petal got jiggled out of place as I was putting this thing in the toaster oven to bake.

Last but not least is the Flying Yellow Peapod Bug. This used to be a staple remover but it was covered in polymer clay for a more glamorous life.  wink   (I think I need to go to the Dollar Store and see what other small lightweight gadgets I can find to cover in polymer clay.)

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

6/8/19

you are having such a blast with these wacky bugs and blooms!!  such fun!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/8/19

Polymer clay just brings out my inner pre-schooler.  stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Or maybe it is my inner fifth grader. 

Don't think the pre-school crowd would be allowed to play with toaster ovens, sharp blades and dangerous pokey things.

Suze I hope the wedding is fun. Yes reading the info helps with the decision of what to wear.

I went to three places today looking for fabric. I wanted royal blue, not darker or lighter and shiny. I finally found fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics. This dress needs to work for 3 weddings so I had to be picky about what I wanted.

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

6/8/19

Re:  Flopsy

The petals on a real daisy aren't perfect but still very beautiful.

I hope you're being nice to "imperfect" Flopsy!

Cris in MT

 

Just more fun stuff! Covering a staple remover bug is cute.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

6/8/19

Since all of these "bugs" and other creations are going into pots at the back of our house I can be as silly as I want. They will be seen by family and friends only (including forum friends) so anyone who might think I've gone off my rocker (like snooty neighbors) will be unaware of my child-like designs.

Remember, there is a difference between childish and child-like.  One is bad, the other is good.  relaxed

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