Helping Hudson challenge #6

If you saw last week's posts of my Helping Hudson challenges and you're paying any attention at all (and have a modicum of mathematical capability) you'll be wondering why my last challenge was number three and all of a sudden I'm posting number six.

You haven't missed anything, I promise, it's just that I saw this challenge and it piqued my interest, so much so that I dropped everything to have a go and will get to the previous two challenges as soon as I can.

Wanna know what got me so intrigued....?!

This!

octagon-box_smallIt's a very funky printable template for an octagonal box and the challenge entries that are popping up over there are quite simply amazing!

I started envisaging my entry as soon as I downloaded the template - I wasn't going to be happy until I was able to make this into......

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A PENCIL!!

Yep, this project shouted Faber Castell HB to me as soon as I saw it, but you can thank my handsome husband for the idea of the eraser and the "shavings".

In fact, it was rather a collaborative effort all around, as Mr Pythagoras and his handy dandy theorem played a large part in getting the measurements right for the "lid" too.

Thanks again to Tim who remembered that there was a Pythagoras and that he had a theorem...

Who ever said that trigonometry would never be a useful subject once you'd left school..?!

The lid is hinged on one side and flips up jauntily to fit any number of delights inside...

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My big girl has been hovering around, as she tends to do whenever there is a fun project in progress, and no doubt as soon as I finish posting this, I will get the inevitable "Who's that for?"/"Can I have it?" barrage of questions :)

The challenge is open for another couple of days, so if you want to have a go - head over -->HERE<--, download the template and go for your life!

"Helping Hudson Challenge #6 - Pencil Box" Stamps: None Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Pixie Pink, Creamy Caramel Ink: None Accessories: 1-1/4" Circle Punch