Tuesday, July 31, 2012


 We went camping this weekend and shared our campsite with some nesting ospreys.  There were five of them, the two parents and three fledged chicks.  It was a amazing when all five of them were flying around.

 I managed to wrestle my sketchbook away from my kids long enough to get a sketch of one of the birds in flight.
This is our campsite, the nest is the blob in the tree in the background in the upper right of the photo.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mini Doll with LED

I made another miniature doll, and with this one I incorporated the soft circuit ideas that I have been working on.  The doll has a little backpack that acts as the battery holder (conductive threads sewn on the insides of the pouch make up the contacts for the battery.)  The conductive threads then run along the sleeves of the doll to her hands.  One holds the LED in place.  The other is on the other hand and acts as a switch when the hand comes in contact with the LED.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Miniature Doll

 I was inspired by this book: Felt Wee Folk at Michael's and decided to make a miniature doll myself. 
 Here's a close up
And this is for scale.  She is 3" tall.