A Specialty Miniature Sofa for a Glove Puppeteer

Recently comissioned, custom designed, crafted and finished – a new miniature sofa with hidden features.

a puppeteer's miniature sofa with hidden features
a puppeteer’s miniature sofa with hidden features

The back of the settee is cut-out so that the arm of a puppeteer can easily fit through it.

cut-out at the back of the settee, shown in the wooden base structure
cut-out at the back of the settee, shown in the wooden base structure

The wooden structure is lined with upholstery foam and wadding and then covered in Dupioni silk.

puppeteer sofa with back cut-out, covered by elasticated silk
puppeteer sofa with back cut-out, covered by elasticated silk

The cut-out is covered by a strip of silk with an elasticated edge, and by two optional sections attached via magnets (not shown).

The seating  area is about 40cm wide, to match a decent sized glove puppet – or two.

This sofa was shipped to Germany a few days ago.

wp3.1 – new feature – the admin bar

wordpress 3.1 has brought a few new features which might puzzle some users.

one very prominent feature is the new admin bar that by default appears on top of your site when you are logged in as administrator. although the ordinary viewer won’t be able to see this, for some users this bar is a little disturbing.

there is a quick fix: on the admin bar, click the ‘admin’ dropdown, then click ‘edit my profile’ – this brings you to the profile page, where you can change the setting:

Show Admin Bar
[ ] when viewing site
[x] in dashboard

now it will show the admin bar in the background/dashboard where it might come in useful.

there is also a change in the default settings of the ‘screen options’ – if you can’t find your familiar fields to enter/edit things, check the ‘screen options’ tab in the top right area of the corresponding page in the dashboard.