Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Inspired to DIY

I am still thinking about everything that happened recently. I did manage to sort things through enough to write an email to Musicman that was not an epic novel. He kinda prefers I just boil it all down to specifics for him. It's not that he isn't interested in understanding things, he's just more interested in the part about what he needs to do.  I did remember to tell him this time that I sent it, he has read it, but he hasn't said anything about it. That's not a surprise.

I needed to not think about it today. If I dwell too much I will just start to spiral again and I don't want that.  I have some other stuff going on that if it works out, could help sway the situation for the better anyway. I will know more about it all tomorrow, hopefully. Since there was nothing I could do today about it I took some inspiration from all the lovely ladies out here.

It may just be my choice of reading, but it seems like floggers have been prominent lately. I had a lovely piece of suede that has been begging to become a flogger. I always enjoy a good DIY project, so I spent some time this afternoon making one.

I started with an 18 x 20 rectangle. I cut strips varying in width from 1/4" to  2/3", I left about a 6" solid band across the top. Once all the strips were cut, I folded the band over and then rolled it tightly. I was going to then use some leather cording to wrap and finish the top for a handle. Currently I have an elastic hair band on it holding the roll closed. I think the leather cording may make the handle too thick. Any suggestions?

The hair band holds it well enough to be used, so Musicman can try it on for size while I think of a more permamnent way to finish it.  Of course I did try it out a bit to make sure it was secure. It has an interesting soft sting to it. I can think of quite a few places he could try it on. I will leave the specifics of those places to your imagination.

I don't think it is going to be the quietest of implements so I'm not sure when we will get to try it.

I left it on his pillow under the comforter for him to find when he goes to bed tonight. He may not dream about it, but I probably will. Sweet dreams.

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  1. Sounds like a great project to me. I hope you get to put it to good use soon.

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    1. We did :) It felt better then I ever thought it would.

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  2. Yeah me too, and I would love to see a pic of it!

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    1. I would love to post a pic, but I don't have a camera. I am working on remedying that, maybe for Mother's Day :)

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  3. Sounds like a fun project! I'm wondering if you could use some thinner nylon cording for the handle, but then again I'm not really a DIY person. Sweet dreams, Faerie! ;)

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    1. Grace you gave me a great idea. I don't have nylon cording, but I do have suede yarn left over from a scarf I made a few years ago. I think it will be perfect for finishing the handle :)

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  4. Oh, look at you getting all crafty! Pinterest has inspired my inner-DIY, there are a few projects I've been wanting to try. I'll have to add "make flogger" to the list ;) Looks like Musicman is in for a nice surprise tonight, before he goes to bed.

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    1. I love, love, love to do DIY projects. Musicman wasn't the only one surprised :)

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  5. Glad to read an update. That is very inventive of you.
    I hope the things you mention at the first part of the post-- that you will know more tomorrow-- will go the way you would like. Keep us posted on both-how you are feeling and also any other DYI projects :)

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    1. Thanks SNP, things went exactly as I wanted and needed them too.

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  6. The implement itself is quieter than most. Don't know about you LOL. We used it on those part this morning. Lovely.

    Depending on the thickness of the leather cording it could work. You want it to be durable but not awkward and comfortable in the hand. Take a picture to share when you are finished.

    Good luck tonight, hope your news turns out the way you want and tell MM how lucky he is to have you.

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    1. I'm never quiet, no volume control at all, lol. I found some suede yarn that should finish it quite nicely. I am working on getting a camera so I can post pics.

      Things went great, I'll be posting soon about it :)

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  7. How very industrious! Lol, my man prefers the condensed version as well;)

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    1. I think men just want us to get to the point already, lol.

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  8. Good luck tomorrow! I LOVE floggers...good luck with that too! abby

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    1. Thanks abby, things worked out as I hoped they would. I think I am going to really LOVE the flogger too :)

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  9. I've made floggers & loopys with a French-whipped (what an appropriate name) handles - you can use anything - I used jute, probably cording, spline. let me know if you want to see it or know how to do it - it's really easy.

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    1. Wow, you are more ingenious then I am. I don't think I will ever want to try and make a loopy. Of course from what I've read I don't think I want one used on me either :) I dug through my yarn bag and found suede yarn that should be perfect.

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    2. ohh - suede yarn sounds interesting - have to check the local yarn store - we only just got one back. At the risk of starting a furor - loopy's aren't all that bad - *ducks* - ('kay - I have an admittedly high tolerance.) Pictures of the handles are on my Fet page.

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  10. I do like a good DIY project. This one sounds great. Our flogger is one of my favorites. Enjoy!

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    1. Mmmm...yeah...I did enjoy and I think it will be one of my favorites :) The sensation of soft and sting is awesome.

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    1. I used to say that too, you just haven't found your inner crafter yet, lol.

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  12. When I made one out of an old bicycle tire, I used a thin dowel rod to stiffen the handle and glue to hold the rubber down. The last step was a bright colored twine to brighten up the drab flogger. It is several years old and Dragon uses it to great effect!

    Have fun!

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    1. That sounds really interesting, I would love to see a pic of it :) I imagine it feels different then the suede leather I used.

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  13. The last thing I need is to be reading about those things I have never tried! Lol! Got myself in enough trouble already thanku very much. This girl is switching off her curiosity button!! For now :)
    Enjoy faerie :)

    Dee x

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    1. If you figure out how to switch off the curiosity button let me know, cause mine sometimes gets me in trouble too :)

      It's a lovely implement, you really should try one.

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  14. Floggers are lovely. Sounds like a wise thing to do, with benefit lasting long beyond the moment!!

    :-)

    aisha

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    1. Lovely is a great way to describe it. I like the combination of sensations it gives. Soft yet stingy. Leaves a nice heat :)

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    1. Oh Girl! When I was making mine I was out in the garage looking for something and found rope. The kind you use to make your floggers. Guess what I am going to be doing? LOL. One can never have too many floggers, can they?

      And, Yes, it is amazing!

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    2. I don't think you can. We have almost a dozen now, different sizes, weights, different textures. All rope. Oh wait, except the one I made that was from the stuff inside the rope, which is like a scratchy felt.

      You went and got me started. :)

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