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Greetings to all the new people! I have been here awhile but don’t have an post so: most of my these days is made with my sewing robot, a RPi-connected embroidery machine that I do unconventional things with, like make plushies and fabric (with a bias). I post a lot (like, a LOT) about process and mistakes, including what I’m learning as I run my new Etsy shop. I live in South Jersey, just across the Delaware from , am a mom, and I have .

Last of the white vinyl dice trays: a dragon that is technically a quilting design. I tried this one on the gold and it was a little too busy (the gold is textured) but I need to get out the thin solid vinyl because this looks neat with some padding under it so it gets some dimension. But it’s also a nice straightforward design even without it.

(if I had looked close enough to notice that the little ornament - a polo-shirt design - included crossbones and not just a skull I probably would have made my own skull. But it was white on white on the screen and I didn't look closely.)

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Up next: a couple of dice trays that are my own design, if by that you allow "I didn't come up with the words, and I wrote them in Ink/Stitch's built-in lettering." Also the crossbones ornament is not mine (but the forthcoming dice are).

After the latest iOS update the iPad won't upload images until I plug it in: "Saving Battery Power."

It is at 96%. 😒

Got this 5x5" design because the individual dragons fit in 3x4" dice trays but never got around to pulling any out to use in them. And now with the new embroidery machine I can put the whole design in the 5.5 x 5.5" dice trays.

Gameboy is slightly anachronistic in that it has a color screen (the GBC has different buttons) that glows in the dark, but I can't find my monochrome Zelda fabric.

(Also anachronistic in that it takes Switch cartridges.)

In case you wondered what was being stitched out on the far machine.

Overcompensated for "thread is always darker than it looks on the spool" so the purple is way too light (made worse by camera contrast) so I'll end up doing another one of these.

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Technically Carl is a woodworker so I have the loudest *indoor* hobby (but also the woodworking equipment hasn't been set up since Wichita so...)

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Haven't had the monsters hammering for like a week because of unhappy things I'm leaving over on my account, so today I cut a bunch of vinyl for some Halloween dice trays... and a Nintendo Switch game case just to have the other machine running because I heard this TikTok sound and haaaaad to use it.

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Crafting help? 

Has anyone done shaker tape weaving (for a chair seat) and would be willing to answer a couple newbie questions? Thanks!


If I *had* any friends they'd probably be annoyed with me.

(no idea what FB is doing. My personal account is a stub with no friends or activity, and while FB gives every dang notification with "someone liked your page's post in this group, invite them to follow it" I never do. If FB is doing it for me I'd really like to know how to turn it off)

Apparently my cat boosted a toot about himself. 😆

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@welshpixie Cat: *wants different food*
Me: *puts different food in dish*
Cat: *wants different different food*
me: *puts different food in dish*
Cat: *will not eat because there's too much food in dish*

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Also today in dice packaging:

(This is totally how dice are gonna get shipped next month. Also if you're not doing your Christmas shopping next month, you're risking another "the presents are stuck in the back of a storage unit" situation. Christmas shipping is going to be a MESS.)

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I continue to be unable to get over the tiny dice.



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Rebooted and now it works again. 🎉

Not sure (1) how that got overwritten and (2) why I thought the Brother recognized it anyway. Might have to investigate that; does the Brother have some capability for recognizing a USB connection to a PC? Or did I just get cables mixed up? (Probably the latter.)

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AH HA my PC doesn't recognize it either. Syslog sez: "udc-core: couldn't find an available UDC - added [g_mass_storage] to list of pending drivers"

Which means somehow I lost the correct USB driver out of /boot/config and /etc/modules. I was sure the Brother recognized the USB drive so I didn't check that, but apparently I just got the cables tangled and re-connected the Brother to its own Pi? Or something? 🤷

(Or the Brother somehow recognizes the Pi when it's *not* gadget-mode.)

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Nnnnnope, Janome still says "Please insert USB drive." 😒

Tried swapping cables with the Brother thinking okay, maybe don't have the PortaPow seated right and the Brother uses a power-line-clipped cable instead and no, still doesn't recognize it. THIS WAS WORKING WHAT HAPPENED

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Tried out

mkdosfs /piusb.bin -F 16 -I

instead, which should make it FAT16 instead of FAT32, thinking maybe I did that and forgot to write it down, but that still doesn't change it.

The relevant fstab line is

/piusb.bin /mnt/usb_share vfat users,umask=000 0 2

which shouldn't change (IIRC the Janome does recognize vfat filenames, though if it didn't it should just fall back to the 8.3 ones)

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