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  • RustyRoller commented on HowToLou's instructable How to Make a Doggie Wheelchair2 days ago
    How to Make a Doggie Wheelchair

    Thank you for this wonderful and simple method. My little dog has developed disc disintegration, and I've wanted to help him not drag his feet on the ground, as well as help with his balance. I'll make the seat and cross-piece out of fabric (because I can sew and have plenty of suitable fabric around) so that it's cooler and can be washed as needed. Plus my guy wears a harness instead of a collar, so I'll make an adjustment so that the cross-piece hooks onto the harness. But I was going nuts trying to gauge what I needed for the PVC parts and this is really helpful. Thanks again!

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  • RustyRoller commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags2 days ago
    Unusual Uses Ziploc Bags

    Also, I've found that once I've put a brush or even a roller in the bag, if it then goes into the fridge, the paint will stay fresh enough for several days to keep using the brush or roller without cleaning.

    I buy various sizes of the small zip-loc bags online ... very easy to find with a search. I use them for all kinds of things, including silver jewelry, misc. specialized hardware, and put my meds and supplements in them for travelling. I use a mid-size (4X6) for storing seed packets once I've opened them. Those who craft with beads use them ... in fact, that's pretty much what they are sold for, and if you search on Amazon in the sewing/crafts section, you'll find plenty to choose from.

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  • RustyRoller commented on Laura Mae's instructable A Warm Wool Dress1 year ago
    A Warm Wool Dress

    As someone who has sewn clothing for years -- but FAR from the skill level and patience! you demonstrate -- WOW. I hope you enjoy your marvelous dress, and win the contest (in part, because you are the only entrant who would know what to use a Serger for!). Best wishes.

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  • Bowl Cozies - the Microwavable Potholder

    Even though I sew, I didn't follow exactly what was going on as you put structure to this. But, very cute and practical.

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  • RustyRoller commented on halledean's instructable Themed Quilt1 year ago
    Themed Quilt

    Nice to see someone tackle a very challenging first quilt ... and show so much creativity in the design! This is beyond me, fer shure ... you get my vote!

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  • RustyRoller commented on ekeene1's instructable Keep Toasty with Hot Corn Bags1 year ago
    Keep Toasty with Hot Corn Bags

    Question: Couldn't all the corn (in small batches) be sterilized at once? Maybe lightly wrap in a cotton dish towel? Also, have you tried "cracking" the corn (lightly smack it with a mallet) so that it will be a little softer against the body? It's the flexibility of rice and flax that I especially like in this type of hot pak. Still, nicely done and cute fabrics.

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  • Save Money When Buying New Spectacle Frames

    It's not the frames that are the biggest expense ... when you have special requirements, such as super thin lenses (due to weight/thickness), or want the progressive type of bifocal, it's the lenses that are outrageously expensive. I can find any number of frames I like for less than $100 (sometimes, less than $50), but my prescription typically adds at least $250 to the bill. I've had frames in the past that I really liked and wanted to fit with new lenses and couldn't get anyone to do that, even though the frames were expensive and came from a traditional eyewear manufacturer. One thing I've noticed in recent years is that bells & whistles I don't want are automatically added -- for example, anti-scratch coating. I NEVER got scratches on my lenses until this coating was added! It ...

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    It's not the frames that are the biggest expense ... when you have special requirements, such as super thin lenses (due to weight/thickness), or want the progressive type of bifocal, it's the lenses that are outrageously expensive. I can find any number of frames I like for less than $100 (sometimes, less than $50), but my prescription typically adds at least $250 to the bill. I've had frames in the past that I really liked and wanted to fit with new lenses and couldn't get anyone to do that, even though the frames were expensive and came from a traditional eyewear manufacturer. One thing I've noticed in recent years is that bells & whistles I don't want are automatically added -- for example, anti-scratch coating. I NEVER got scratches on my lenses until this coating was added! It reminds me of trying to buy either a car or computer these days .... all the "add-on's" I don't want and really don't want to pay for, but are forced into because that's what's available now as "standard" or "basic."

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