2017 Dodecalendar Printout Pattern

rhombic-dodecahedronA few nights ago, I made one of the more interesting calendars you’ll find for 2017. It was put on a 12 sided rhombic dodecahedron, and thus called a dodecalendar. The idea was not mine. I saw someone carve one out of wood. I don’t have a wood working shop, nor have the skills, to do the same thing. However, I had the skills to create the same design on paper, so I did, and I thought I’d share it with anyone interested or who might care to try themselves.

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Rhombic Dodecahedron Pattern for a Craft Challenge

rhombic-dodecahedronI just made a rhombic dodecahedron calendar for 2017 on Bristol board last night, otherwise known as a dodecalendar. It’s shown in the photo at right and spinning in the video below. I made it from scratch, meaning I made the files to print out the sides and assembled, fitting two sides on a letter sized sheet. I will compact the files into one PDF tomorrow and share, but in the meanwhile, I thought people who were interested might want to make rhombic dodecahedrons of whatever. Perhaps a die. Perhaps art on each side. Perhaps something personal for them.

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AMETHYST Slip

Amethyst Slip

Amethyst Slip

Last winter, I was taught how do make a lingerie slip in my Sewing Guild from a free online version called The Ruby Slip. I had to do a bust adjustment beyond what was the range in the pattern, but otherwise, put it together as shown. Well, I added trim and that flower pattern was purple and white shear on top of the shiny purple polyester seen in the rest of the garment.

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