Making, Crafting, Creating... aka Whatcha workin' on?

Finally got around to finishing the paint job on the clubhouse.

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Is the skull and crossbones over the door commercially available?

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Turns out this is a pretty convenient time of year to buy that sort of thing. I found a bag of plastic bones among the Halloween decorations at Home Depot for about eight bucks and just used the skull and femurs.

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That is SO GREAT! Lucky kids.

I wanna come over and play!

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Cute, cute, cute! I want one, too! Well, one that I can use as a very small art studio, and maybe a bit taller? :wink:

But I still want the octopus.

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Do you have that on AirBnB yet?

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I assume you mean ArrrrrrBnB.

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Good practice for Monday.

I’m so glad TLAPD is on a weekday this year. I don’t usually interact with enough people on weekends to really get the full enjoyment of it.

And I think I’m out of rum…

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And what day be that me laddie?

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A ukulele version of a delightfully NSFW Tenacious D song, transposed to the extremely appropriate key of F. I dunno if copyright/wrong sez I can post it or not?

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Femo viking axe and shield boss fresh from the oven. Poor lighting - they’re more silvery/shiny in proper light. Still need to make the rest of the shield and give them some patina. Then I will have the hedgehog-related viking accessories I’ve always wanted.

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Okay, Tenacious D fans, here you go:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B29Mk3Kg6V59dlhKaFdkRUxJRzg/view?usp=sharing

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Taking a break from working on this green guy (will be a dragon or dino), I made a small shopping bag made from plastic shopping bags.


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For your shopping bag…find excuses to shop at ToysRUs. Pink, blue, purple and lime green bags, and they’re big. That is all.

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@japhroaig, whaddya think? I’m pleased that Mike gave it a go, I can’t argue with the 2/3 tempo (different halls and instruments impose different constraints, and this sounds like he read his situation right), but I’m suspecting that the Cornet stop was maybe a bit much for balancing the 'cello. Pity. I like Cornet stops normally, but they do vary in volume.

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Don’t know organ-speak, but I agree with what I think you’re saying: the organ is too dominant for the cello.

Also: why have the cello play directly into the stage wall? That couldn’t have helped.

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Yeah, that is what I meant, Liz. I knew he was using the Cornet stop ahead of time, and didn’t demur, as I’ve called for that stop in other places, although I believe I called for a fairly light registration (selection of stops) here. My brain fart in not saying, “Umm, maybe a bit overpowering?”

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The balance is so off that it made me sad, because I wanted to be able to enjoy the piece rather than strain to pick out the melody…you know?

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Thanks for the heads up!

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I’ve not spoken with anyone else who makes bags from bags before, I’m happy to share! I was having the same issue of coming up with only white and beige bags for a while. The toy store changed their bags two or three years ago to these excellently bright colors, and well, I have a kid to shop for twice a year! I’ve a good stash built up right now, and I’ve been kinda itchy to cut them up lately. I feel like I need a couple more shopping bags. :smiley_cat:

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