Monday, 23 June 2008
KEZIAH. That's Dorcas' baby sista. She's getting the altered lunch pail I posted in March. Here's a updated pic of it. She looks absolutely precious in the pictures! I've not seen her yet, but I'll bet she'll look different by the time I clap me eyes on that wee one! LOL!!
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Saturday, 14 June 2008
To operate the toy, simply hold the top block by its edges and let the rest of the identical blocks swing downward until the "ladder" is fully open. Then, holding the top block by its edges, turn it 180° in a left rotation, until the top and second blocks are parallel and touching. When the held block hits the hanging block, a series of blocks will begin cascading down. Then repeat the motion 180° to the right. Each time you move the block 180°, a cascade of apparently moving blocks will flip to the bottom.
There's a neat trick you can play with your Jacob's ladder, which will baffle children (and, most likely, their elders): Fold up a dollar bill into a small rectangle and tuck it under one of the tapes. Then operate the toy. The dollar will successively disappear, appear, disappear, and so on, for no apparent reason.