Monday, July 6, 2020

Special Request

The customer that requested the black and gray lip balm holder had another request. Could I make a lighter holder? 

Well, I could give it a try. 

It took a couple days to figure it out. I won't bore you with the trial and error. I started and ripped out several times before I got a working model... 


However, she wanted it in two colors. So, again I made and remade. But nothing was looking right. I was at the point where I was going to embroider the second color on this, because nothing was working. 

Then I remembered there's a spiral technique... 

And that cracked it for me... 


It was a good thing, as she had then requested (as I was fighting with the above) a tri-color lip balm holder. 


Luckily, the same technique would work on this... 


(Yes, those are the colors she requested. And yes, I know what they mean.) 

Since she requested them at the same time, they were able to be shipped together... 

18 comments:

  1. At least they were small projects so you could rip apart and redo relatively quickly.

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    1. Definitely. Especially since I did. Repeatedly.

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  2. They came out great! LOL I don't know what the colors mean; I'm so out of things these days!

    betty

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  3. Interesting - they're nice and bright and should be easy to locate.

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  4. They came out nice. You're good at figuring out these things :)

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  5. Great color choices. I wonder what you yarn stash is like?

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  6. I like the colors, especially the golden brown/red combo. I also like that green. I have a Peruvian knit cap in that color.

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  7. I love that spiralizing look (yup, the boondoggle thing again). I don't know what the color combination means, though I have a funny feeling that I could guess. Is it a symbol of something that happens to be legal where you live but not where I live?

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    1. The colors are for Rastafarianism. But I bet you can guess one of the things they are known for.

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  8. Another who has no idea what the colours mean. But I guess if that is what the client has ordered... Not the combination I would have gone for. Prefect timing for landing on the spiral design which works perfectly.

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  9. Sometimes it just takes stepping back and looking at things differently. I used to do that and make my own patterns for cross stitching. Loved doing that. Great job.

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    1. Yup, that's the bailiwick of creative people everywhere.

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  10. Glad it worked out well, though after a few trial-and-error attempts. They look good too.

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  11. Well done Liz ... and for working out the spiralling ... that'll be useful for more projects - take care - Hilary

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  12. These are great and I like the colours but i am also one who has no idea what it means

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