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This was a fun personal project! My family dressed up as some of the #TeenTitansGo for the #Wicked10K. For Starfire, I 3...
11/02/2021

This was a fun personal project! My family dressed up as some of the #TeenTitansGo for the #Wicked10K. For Starfire, I 3D modeled and printed her neck and wrist armor. I am proud I got the fit right with all those tricky curves. But I am most proud of the magnetic "clasps". They were quick to make and worked wonderfully. The armor was easy to put on and stayed secure the entire run (which I can't say the same for the pink wig). Go magnets!

This was a fun personal project! My family dressed up as some of the #TeenTitansGo for the #Wicked10K. For Starfire, I 3D modeled and printed her neck and wrist armor. I am proud I got the fit right with all those tricky curves. But I am most proud of the magnetic "clasps". They were quick to make and worked wonderfully. The armor was easy to put on and stayed secure the entire run (which I can't say the same for the pink wig). Go magnets!

It appears to be Monarch Weekend for me.  All my Etsy sales (at least so far) were Monarch Ornaments or Magnets.  Then t...
10/03/2021

It appears to be Monarch Weekend for me. All my Etsy sales (at least so far) were Monarch Ornaments or Magnets. Then today a real Monarch Butterfly flew by me in a parking lot! #3DPrinting #monarchbutterfly

It appears to be Monarch Weekend for me. All my Etsy sales (at least so far) were Monarch Ornaments or Magnets. Then today a real Monarch Butterfly flew by me in a parking lot! #3DPrinting #monarchbutterfly

This week I printed larger 7" tall versions of the Standing Cancer Ribbon in Lime Green.  I am told they will be part of...
09/19/2021

This week I printed larger 7" tall versions of the Standing Cancer Ribbon in Lime Green. I am told they will be part of some centerpieces. I have had prints used as cake toppers before, but I believe these are my first centerpieces. I hope they do justice to the event.

This week I printed larger 7" tall versions of the Standing Cancer Ribbon in Lime Green. I am told they will be part of some centerpieces. I have had prints used as cake toppers before, but I believe these are my first centerpieces. I hope they do justice to the event.

08/23/2021

When I 3D Printed my Grandmother's house, I thought it was just a nice memento for my siblings. I did not anticipate it would allow our children to become familiar with their great-grandmother's house. Here two cousins recount what the rooms are. They have never stepped foot in it.

For his birthday, my oldest son wanted a cake *without* icing.  I made a plain chocolate cake and using a 3D Printed ste...
07/11/2021

For his birthday, my oldest son wanted a cake *without* icing. I made a plain chocolate cake and using a 3D Printed stencil, dusted it with powdered sugar. It worked!

#3DPrinting

For his birthday, my oldest son wanted a cake *without* icing. I made a plain chocolate cake and using a 3D Printed stencil, dusted it with powdered sugar. It worked!

#3DPrinting

It is always an absolute delight to speak with JWall from Print That Thing (you may have seen his viral Cat Armor design...
06/23/2021
Etsy 3D Print Tips w/ @TGAW | 3D Print Entrepreneur (S2:E8)

It is always an absolute delight to speak with JWall from Print That Thing (you may have seen his viral Cat Armor design). This time we were chatting for his new Podcast. We spoke shortly after my 500th Etsy sale, so we talked a lot about Etsy. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWilvpvY5Uw

#3Dprint your ideas at: https://www.PTT.liveToday we interview Vicky Somma (aka TGAW). She is a very talented designer, programmer, and the author of a blend...

Last year, a gentleman gifted his girlfriend with one of my 3D Printed gazebos. She responded by finding me and commissi...
06/15/2021

Last year, a gentleman gifted his girlfriend with one of my 3D Printed gazebos. She responded by finding me and commissioning a sentimental street clock as a gift for him. Here is my rendition with the original clock. It was such a fun project and for such a sweet and thoughtful couple too!

#3DPrinting #CusterPark #StreetClock

Last year, a gentleman gifted his girlfriend with one of my 3D Printed gazebos. She responded by finding me and commissioning a sentimental street clock as a gift for him. Here is my rendition with the original clock. It was such a fun project and for such a sweet and thoughtful couple too!

#3DPrinting #CusterPark #StreetClock

One of the 3D Printed German Shepherd magnets made an  appearance in a 2nd Grader's diorama.  :)
04/29/2021

One of the 3D Printed German Shepherd magnets made an appearance in a 2nd Grader's diorama. :)

One of the 3D Printed German Shepherd magnets made an appearance in a 2nd Grader's diorama. :)

Sometimes things don't work out as you envision.  When I made a large sign for friends, I was so gosh darn proud at how ...
04/11/2021

Sometimes things don't work out as you envision. When I made a large sign for friends, I was so gosh darn proud at how I included screw holes in the 3D Model so I could install hanging wire at the end. I was totally in love with how it all worked out...until I discovered the piece would not hang flat on the wall.

I ended up using sawtooth hangers instead. All is well, though I still mourn my perfectly sized, but now empty, screw holes. :)

Sometimes things don't work out as you envision. When I made a large sign for friends, I was so gosh darn proud at how I included screw holes in the 3D Model so I could install hanging wire at the end. I was totally in love with how it all worked out...until I discovered the piece would not hang flat on the wall.

I ended up using sawtooth hangers instead. All is well, though I still mourn my perfectly sized, but now empty, screw holes. :)

This "National Museum of the Marine Corps" ornament made it safely to its new home this week!  #3DPrinting
02/05/2021

This "National Museum of the Marine Corps" ornament made it safely to its new home this week!

#3DPrinting

Last week, I got my first Etsy sale of 2021.  I decided to look back at the first sales of every year.2015 - Monarch But...
01/14/2021

Last week, I got my first Etsy sale of 2021. I decided to look back at the first sales of every year.

2015 - Monarch Butterfly Magnet
2016 - Oriole Magnet
2017 - Spinning PokéStop Ornament
2018 - Monarch Butterfly Magnet
2019 - Greyhound Ornament
2020 - 3D Printed Bowtie (Orange)
2021 - Samoyed Magnet

I wonder what first sales the future years will bring. :)

While my Etsy shop was on vacation, I got to experiment with dual extrusion...by modeling my maternal grandmother's hous...
12/26/2020

While my Etsy shop was on vacation, I got to experiment with dual extrusion...by modeling my maternal grandmother's house! My favorite part of the house (and the print) is the latticework on the porch.

#3DPrinting

I'm a little sad to be putting my Etsy shop into Vacation Mode before Christmas, but it's the right thing to do.
12/17/2020

I'm a little sad to be putting my Etsy shop into Vacation Mode before Christmas, but it's the right thing to do.

I absolutely did not expect to restock my Heart Helix DNA-inspired pendants in 2020. Kudos to @shapeways.  That was fast...
12/16/2020

I absolutely did not expect to restock my Heart Helix DNA-inspired pendants in 2020. Kudos to @shapeways. That was fast turnaround!

#dnajewelry #3DPrinting

More behind the scenes! To avoid crowds, I have started going to the post office in the mornings instead of the afternoo...
12/14/2020

More behind the scenes! To avoid crowds, I have started going to the post office in the mornings instead of the afternoons. I have everything pre-printed, except for personalized dogs. Alas, I don't know the dog's name until the order comes in. :) So, to catch my earlier post office window, any overnight orders for personalized dogs, I start right when I get up...before it is light out...while I am still in jammies.

Well, if it ever gets out of Customs, I am going to have my very first Cthulhu Air Plant Holder in Canada! :)#3DPrinting...
12/13/2020

Well, if it ever gets out of Customs, I am going to have my very first Cthulhu Air Plant Holder in Canada! :)

#3DPrinting #cthulhu

This item had its first sale this past week. I originally 3D modeled Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dissent Collar in 2018 for a ...
12/12/2020

This item had its first sale this past week. I originally 3D modeled Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Dissent Collar in 2018 for a Halloween race. Afterwards, I started wearing it as a necklace to events like weddings. This is a smaller, ornament-sized version.

#3DPrinting #RBG #dissentcollar

Some behind the scenes photos!  Restocking Monarch Butterfly Ornaments, my little helper (he cut cardboard squares for m...
12/10/2020

Some behind the scenes photos! Restocking Monarch Butterfly Ornaments, my little helper (he cut cardboard squares for my shipments), assembling Dissent Collar Necklaces, and finally, my office is a crazy mess! :)

#3DPrinting

This piece is celebrating its first Etsy sale!  It is an ornament inspired by Jekyll Island, Georgia's Cherokee Cottage....
12/03/2020

This piece is celebrating its first Etsy sale! It is an ornament inspired by Jekyll Island, Georgia's Cherokee Cottage. I originally designed this ornament as wedding favors for a dear friend's wedding. I'm excited that it is [presumably] helping someone else preserve their happy memories of the island!

#jekyllisland #3DPrinting

The Blue Jay is one of my less popular birds.  It just can't keep up with Blue Footed Bo***es, Cardinals, and Orioles.  ...
11/30/2020

The Blue Jay is one of my less popular birds. It just can't keep up with Blue Footed Bo***es, Cardinals, and Orioles. But today is its day! One is heading out to Massachusetts. Safe travels, buddy!

#bluejay #3DPrinting

Someone asked me to change the markings on the Greyhound Ornament.  I am really digging the effect Marble (aka Vanilla B...
11/29/2020

Someone asked me to change the markings on the Greyhound Ornament. I am really digging the effect Marble (aka Vanilla Bean) filament brings to it. #3DPrinting

Mostly a day off today.  I replaced a filament drive in one of my printers (not pictured) and got some Ballroom Dancer O...
11/27/2020

Mostly a day off today. I replaced a filament drive in one of my printers (not pictured) and got some Ballroom Dancer Ornaments assembled. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

#3DPrinting

Wine Cork Turkey!#3DPrinting #winecorkart
11/23/2020

Wine Cork Turkey!

#3DPrinting #winecorkart

Progress on the Wine Cork Turkey.  My Mom and I are debating whether I need the second row of corks for the tail. (I thi...
11/22/2020

Progress on the Wine Cork Turkey. My Mom and I are debating whether I need the second row of corks for the tail. (I think it will look more majestic with the second row)

#3DPrinting #Blender #winecorkart

For fun!  I'm going to try to turn 24 old wine corks into a turkey figurine. #3DPrinting #blender
11/22/2020

For fun! I'm going to try to turn 24 old wine corks into a turkey figurine.

#3DPrinting #blender

I got a nice little pile of birds and butterflies to assemble this weekend. :)#3DPrinting
11/19/2020

I got a nice little pile of birds and butterflies to assemble this weekend. :)

#3DPrinting

I was asked if I got personalize the Firefly Ornament.  It turns out yes, yes I can!#3DPrinting #lightningbugs #firefly
11/14/2020

I was asked if I got personalize the Firefly Ornament. It turns out yes, yes I can!

#3DPrinting #lightningbugs #firefly

Coasting off the #VERRF2020 high, I am finally trying out some of the new filaments I purchased this year.  This is how ...
10/15/2020

Coasting off the #VERRF2020 high, I am finally trying out some of the new filaments I purchased this year. This is how @townofoccoquan's Rockledge Mansion looks in @printedsolid Jesse Marble.

#3DPrinting #Occoquan #rockledgemansion

A quick customization to the Gazebo Ornament- a small placard to highlight the happy couple.#3DPrinting
08/28/2020

A quick customization to the Gazebo Ornament- a small placard to highlight the happy couple.

#3DPrinting

The 2020 Needlework Show and Sale at the Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House opens to the public again on July 15th.  You can ...
07/08/2020
2020 Woodlawn Needlework Show & Sale — Woodlawn & Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House

The 2020 Needlework Show and Sale at the Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House opens to the public again on July 15th. You can see one of my pieces (the Great Blue Heron Needlepoint "Stained Glass") there!

Details on the reopening are at:
http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/annualneedleworkshow

We remain committed to the health and well being of our staff, Show visitors and volunteers. The Show structure will be modified:

Greetings All!  The Fiber National 2020 Exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center has evolved into a digital event.  https://...
05/15/2020
Fiber National 2020 - Workhouse Arts Center

Greetings All! The Fiber National 2020 Exhibit at the Workhouse Arts Center has evolved into a digital event.

https://www.workhousearts.org/exhibitions/fiber-national-2020/

There are a number of "Studio Talk" videos. If you only have time for one, check out the talk by Heidi Hooper. She makes her art out of *dryer lint* and I found myself so enamored and inspired by her story of continuing to create after losing most of the usage of her right arm.

Have a great day everyone!
#3DPrinting #Needlepoint #FiberNational2020

The Workhouse Arts Center presents the 3rd Biennial Fiber National Exhibition showcasing the best in contemporary fiber art from around the United States.

Nova Labs
04/19/2020

Nova Labs

Have a #3dprinter and want to make a difference? We are looking for more #3dprinting volunteers in the #DMV to help build #PPE for #medicalpros and #firstresponders.

DM us for more information!

#3dprint #prusa #prusa3d #3dvsCOVID19 #Covid19 #coronavirus #getusPPE #makers #makersvscovid19 #makersvsvirus #makerspace #makersgonnamake #WashingtonDC #DC #maryland #MD #montgomerycounty #montgomerycountymd #RestonVA #NorthernVirginia #Nova #FairfaxVA #AlexandriaVA #ArlingtonVA

I had some logistics to work out... but now I can safely share this! When I was working on this piece for Maker Faire No...
04/16/2020

I had some logistics to work out... but now I can safely share this!

When I was working on this piece for Maker Faire Nova, there were many times I felt like a "real artist". Kneeling on the carpet outlining and cutting pieces of plastic canvas. Tailor sitting at my sons' jiu-jitsu class stitching panels. Laying between saw horses with a headlamp looking up to make sure everything was lined up right.

Now this piece has managed to make me feel like a real artist...without me having to be on the floor. :)

I'm excited to let you know that my Great Blue Heron "Stained Glass" will be a part of the 2020 Woodlawn Needlework Show...
02/09/2020

I'm excited to let you know that my Great Blue Heron "Stained Glass" will be a part of the 2020 Woodlawn Needlework Show! From March 1st - March 31st, you can this combined 3D Printing/Plastic Canvas project at the Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House. More information about the show can be found http://www.woodlawnpopeleighey.org/needlework-events

#3DPrinting #PlasticCanvas #GreatBlueHeron

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