If I’m going to do something more than once, I usually like to find THE-MOST-EFFICIENT way of doing it any subsequent times. I do not mind working a bit harder NOW to enable a speedier process later. No matter what means I employ or how many brain cells I utilize I’ll put the effort in…no problem!
I used to take things apart when I was a kid. Just to see if I could put them back together again. I like to know what makes things tick. I always want to know why. WHY?!
I sometimes wonder if I should have been an engineer.
Anyway, as I mentioned in a previous post about the compass, I had to make another one with odd increments. The first one was even measurements. So, yah, I got the drill out and did it all myself. Self-proud. But I was still having a slight issue with the pencil movement. The end of the stick that swivels and spins around can dip up or down and makes the pencil go wonky. I thought I should find a mini-caster wheel. Not going to happen. Hmmmmm. A-ha! I super glued a marble to the wonky end and now, no slipping!
So I accomplished that today and I made a pattern for the poufs I make and placed holes where I can mark out the seam allowance. Instead of measuring and cutting and measuring the same things all the time. Oh, the time this will save!!