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Could someone share their views on what they think is lacking in this instructable for it being featured?

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A good name (author)2009-09-02

The featured team may not have read it yet.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-08-28

It doesnt matter if it gets featured or not. All that matters is if you tried your best on it. I have personally learned this the hard way.

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lemonie (author)2009-08-28

Hello,
I had this thought on the way to the pub:
Girls like playing at being princesses - if you made an elegant & richly decorated throne, with a little help from your daughter, you might have something very good?

(The US market might like something pink with "Barbie" on it, but I know you'd steer well-clear of that)

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ramhardikar (author)lemonie2009-08-28

Thanks for all your suggestions and comments. Let me see how I can apply all these into my next instructable for getting it featured.

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lemonie (author)2009-08-28

It's nicely presented, well put together and attractive (depending upon your opinion).

W/ref featured, If you look back to here I would say that it doesn't fill a gap with something the site doesn't have (other cardboard furniture about), and isn't spectacularly "cool".

If you had themed this around a well-known children's book, TV show or film, with that quality of presentation I think you'd be there.

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Kiteman (author)2009-08-28
Speaking personally;

  • I am not convinced it it "fit for purpose", in that the chair seems to be unstable (something that is more important in toddler furniture than adult furniture).
  • You lack images of it in use - plonk a smiling toddler on the seat, sitting at a small desk or whatever, and the whole make becomes much more convincing.
  • Cardboard furniture has been "done" much more creatively, quite recently, which detracts from the essential "je ne sais quoi required to grab the attention of an FT member.
  • I know it is not part of the design as such, but those stripes make my eyes hurt...

As I said, that's my own personal opinion. Other may have more to add.

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ramhardikar (author)Kiteman2009-08-28

Thanks for your comments. I tried to get some photos of my daughter on the chair but they all came out blured. My 1 yr daughter is very mobile so it is very difficult to get some shots of her seated. Coming to stability, I think the chair is quite stable as long as it is used just for seating.

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Kiteman (author)ramhardikar2009-08-28

That's why you needed the images of it in use - to my eye, in the photos, it looks too tall to be stable. I can picture a child leaning back slightly and the whole thing going over.

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