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Why not? Is that some sewing law? I'm 5'2" with a 24" inseam. I WISH I might grow, but I'm 67 and I've pretty much given up on it. I've been cutting about 4 inches off pants for more than 50 years and lightning hasn't struck me yet. If I didn't cut those 4 inches off, the hem would be three quarter inches thick! Unless I don't understand what you are suggesting...but most pants are made with a 29 inch inseam, right? Minus the 24 inches I need with a one inch hem when I'm done, what am I supposed to do with the extra 4 inches?
Oh. what Dwight said. Paper in the blender does make a modeling substance that is lighter and cheaper. They do sell powdery stuff to make this substance, but with an old blender you can easily make your own. I've never seen the wheat paste idea, but it probably gives the slurry more texture. Your pumpkins look great!
On most electric ranges you can actually take the oven door OFF. That makes the job much easier, no matter how you choose to clean the oven.