Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pokeball

I got this idea in my head. I don't know where it came from. But was I was making another of my EOS Lip Balm Holders, it occurred to me that I could make one that looks like a Pokemon Pokeball.

I'm not a fan of Pokemon. I only am aware of its existence as I was working in the toy store when they first came out. But it was an idea that wouldn't let go.

So, I did a little math. Consulted pics online. Came up with a prototype. Was not satisfied with how it came out. Did a little plotting and planning. And let it sit for a couple months (at least).

Then, last Saturday I had an epiphany. Use a button. And the thing was complete.


And a picture for scale...


Have you ever had a strange idea that wouldn't let you go? Are you a fan of Pokemon?

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28 comments:

  1. Very nice!! I am not a fan of Pokeman but my kids were in their younger days :) I didn't have an idea like this that kept with me, but if I'm trying to figure out something (especially technical wise) it does stay with me until I try to get it worked out :)

    betty

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    1. Those are usually the ideas that stick with me--the technical ones.

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  2. That's adorable! My son was a fan, once upon a time.

    Yvonne

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  3. Great idea, why not? I've got more strange ideas than I know what to do with. Sometimes I scare myself and put them into practice. ;)

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  4. How cute. There are a lot of Poke-fanatics who would like something like that.

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  5. I know about Pokémon because my niece loved it. Yes I have had an idea that would not let go until I created it and it often turned out better than I thought. Great invention!!

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  6. Not a fan, but that was very clever to add the button.

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  7. I was too old maybe when it came out? I know of Pokemon, but nothing really about it. The knit ball I would recognize anywhere, so well done ;)

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    ClarabelleRant

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  8. I'm far to old to have been a fan. And if I didn't work in the library and get stuck covering the children's desk I'd have no idea what it was. The graphic novels are still very popular... I'm in the strange predicament of no kids and no nieces or nephews.

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  9. I was never a fan and brother was a bit too young at the time, though he got into Digimon when it came along (and that seemed to be a similar idea). My cousins loved it though and I know one still plays the games.

    I know what you mean about having an idea not being able to let it lie. Just this week I lay awake for ages in bed trying to come up with an idea for how to patch up a pillowcase my husband put his foot through. I managed it in the end as well. ;-)

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    1. It's good when the ideas come to fruition.

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  10. I know nothing about Pokeman. I have ideas, but somehow they get lost somewhere between concept and execution.

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  11. It looks pretty cool. It's like scratching an itch when you get round to these ideas sometimes.

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  12. My son got into the Pokemon cards - years ago! (He's in his mid 20's now). I think that's a cute ball holder, though - so perfect. It would be easy to crochet one (I don't knit). Alana ramblinwithblogspot.com

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    1. This is crochet. While I'm sure there's a way to knit it, I didn't.

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  13. Cute as a button! Sorry. My kids were Pokemon fanatics when they were little. We had albums of their cards and tons of videos and Pikachu stuffed toys.

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    1. Apparently they were of the right age.

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  14. Is Pokemon still popular? I really have NO idea!

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    1. I don't think so. But it's still on the Internet, so who knows?

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  15. I'm not a fan of Pokemon either, but that is really cute and clever. I was surprised to find out that my nephews...7 and 8...love Pokemon because I thought that went out years ago. I was wrong.

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    1. So it is still around? I wondered.

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  16. I always get great and strange ideas right before I go to bed for the novels I'm working on:)

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    1. I think that's prime thinking time.

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  17. Is Pokémon still a big thing? Wasn't it huge about 15 years ago?

    Most of the ideas I can't let go of involve recipes I want to try and flavors I want to experiment with in the kitchen. My poor husband is a saint for putting up with me constantly talking about what I want to try making.

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    1. I became aware of it in the late '90s. I have no idea if it's still around.

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