Not sure how much I’ll contribute; fun as it is I always have to remind myself it has to help sales. I’m hoping it’ll be a good way to promote the Adventuring Parties; first I gotta finish them.
It works! I can test-resize one of my little SVG dragons, do a Save As to a PES or JEF right out of Inkscape, turn on my embroidery machine, and it’ll be right there on what the machine believes is its thumb drive. Or for a pre-built design, I can just copy it to a […]
After I wrote Monday’s entry, it bugged me, because the only real reason I stopped using the Pi was the power issue. Sure, I could just open up one of the many, MANY cables we have around here and make like a bomb defuser and snip the red wire. (Literally that’s what you do.) But […]
A couple years ago, I posted that I’d plugged a Raspberry Pi into my embroidery machine so I could manage designs on it wirelessly. I had a request for a followup on that. It’s a little disappointing, I’m afraid, but I do have a little advice on managing the USB port in general. First of […]
I see the USPS is still thriving under the care of a man who has a stake in its competition (or in privatizing it).
At some point when I wasn’t looking, Inkscape snuck in a centerline tracing function. I used to have a plugin that did it, with mixed success, but now it’s built in. It does a surprisingly good job on it, even at the default settings. Stitching it out at 2.5″ wide would yield something like this, […]
The Ink/Stitch lettering function is neat, but it previews all the text in a size that fills the preview box, with only the satin density to give any clue about its physical size. Some of the newer descriptions list the measurements, but that’s no help for easy visualization. I finally made a quick and dirty […]
I’ve been putting off a task for awhile, and finally got to it: inventorying both shops and renewing listings that have expired. I’d been letting the basic minky dragons expire figuring people could buy them as made-to-order (which are the same price), because a lot of the listings were actually for colors that I hadn’t […]
The respiratory infections continue to linger in the household; at one point last week when we were talking about dinner plans I admitted that I had no particular preference because “everything, including my brain, is coated in a fine layer of slime.” So now “slime brain” has been our shorthand explanation for… everything. But Sudafed’s […]
I had really meant to get this design out there a week or so ago, and more importantly (to me anyway) get the physical snap tabs into the shop, because I put NFC stickers in there that should emulate the hard-to-find-and-overpriced Loftwing Amiibo. I haven’t found anyone with Skyward Sword on a Switch to test […]