Monday, September 11, 2017

September to November 2017

Willow, from the Hitty swapCharlie with his NYC book

Sunday, July 30, 2017

July August 2017

Mouse from Wool Works
Cloth doll made from two cloth circles
Pattern bought from Cloth Doll Supply
Added fabric with sayings from Alice in Wonderland.
Printed cloth catbag and blue checked cloth, and star fabric in yo yo from 2017 Day With Dolls.

Friday, June 23, 2017

April - June 2017

Fourth of July Cat
Pattern by B. Amiura
Fourth of July Pin Doll
Pattern by Deanna Hogan

Cloth Doll Artistry which has been on Facebook the last few years will be closed on June 21, 2017.  I thank Connie McBride Johnson and Kat Lees for all the work they did.

Locker Hooked Rug, 28" x 28"
Locker Hooking, first project
Thank you Robin Campbell for my prize, the dollies can't wait to go shopping. Green angel, pattern by Deanna Hogan

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Winter Jan-March 2017

Hooked rug, started about five years ago, finally finished.

I broke my rug hook and got a Ruth Moshimer one, I also got the locker hook, thought I'd try that style of rug making next.

Valentine Fairies, pattern by Deanna Hogan

CDA Challenge

Light snow Jan 6 2017

Monday, December 12, 2016

Thanksgiving to New Year 2017

Dollar Tree Elf all dressed up

Beccasine, Molly and me are ready for the holiday frenzy. Molly's new dress by Robin Campbell.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Halloween 2016

At the City Quilter

Secret Lair of the Scary Clowns

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016

World Doll Day June 11, 2016

Doll I gave away, today June 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 2016, a Queen of Hearts and a Halloween Kitty

Queen of Hearts
from a Happy Heart Pattern
Kool Kats a Laura Lunsford pattern
Soft Dolls & Animals June 2016

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Neck Pillow

The pattern is from Simple Quilts & Sewing

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Little Love Bears

Happy Valentine's Day
Bears made from a pattern in the Tilda Fairy Tale Wonderland book.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Learning about photoresistors

I tried setting up a circuit that included a photoresistor and the expected outcome didn't happen.  OK, let's start with something simpler, let's test if the photoresistor is working.  I found several versions of this program and here is what I wrote (copied).  My first compile, missed a wiggly parenthesis.  After a successful compile I downloaded the code to my arduino.  Hmmm forgot a step, didn't go to tools and open the serial monitor, so I couldn't see the output.  Finally, got it together and the program ran successfully, so I knew I was using a working photoresistor.  Now I'll go back to the original program, Circuit 6 in the Vilros handbook and try again.

const int kPin_Photocell = A0;
void setup() {
  // put your setup code here, to run once:

void loop() {
  // put your main code here, to run repeatedly:

    int value = analogRead(kPin_Photocell);

    Serial.print("Analog Reading = ");
    if(value < 200){
      Serial.println(" - Dark");
    }else if (value < 400){
      Serial.println(" - Dim");
    else if(value < 600){
      Serial.println(" - Light");
    else if(value < 800){
      Serial.println(" - Bright");
      Serial.println(" - Very Bright");

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Friday, December 18, 2015

Five Below Greentech electronics toy

Five Below is a store where all goods are $5 or less.  This toy

is $5 but you have to buy two AA batteries.  I bought one to look inside and here is what I found.

Nice little gizmo for $5 but would be more of an educational toy if there was an explanation of the circuit.
At least the kit is a starting point for an inquisitive child.