Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
But as long as I have ibuprofen, and bonjella, I am sure I will cope until I can see him!
Just another peice of evidence to show that I am feeling every bit of my soon to be 35 years (sigh) and three teeth destroying preganancies!! The body is falling apart....
Anyhow! Until then, I have once again been
Mind you, I could stop blogging - THAT would give me more "play" time! but I'd miss you guys!
I guess I am behind the times, but I noticed the cute tissue/crepe paper flowers in the birthday cake photo of my last post .... well here's some more:
And here's a link with better instructions than the ones Martha provided.
giant paper pom poms
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
pillow case dresses for small girls
pillowcase dress tutorial
I don't have the link for the grown up version (silly me!) but I did cut and paste it and saved it, so if you are interested, just leave a comment and I can email it to you!
I am keen to actually DO this sewing project, so hopefully they will work out (given how long it is since my machine has been used!)
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I showed it to my husband, he took one look at it, looked at me, and ran very fast away from me and put his head under a pillow.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
But, like many, I have wondered how to make rounded corners on my overlay. Surely it would be simple, but my grasp on PSE isn't all that great (I can edit photos, but don't ask me to do anything too creative!!)
But finally, the question has been answered!! I thought I would share it with you (discovered trawling through the comments on CZ's blog, hoping that someone else wanted to know how to do the same thing!)
"In PSE7 on a pc - use the rectangular marquee tool to draw your shape.Go to Select>Modify>Smooth, then enter...how about 50 pxls... to try it out. This will round the corners. To make it a bit less jaggedy, go to Select>Feather and type in 2 pxls.When you stroke the resulting selection it seems to take on the feathering - play with it and adjust as desired."
BUT - wait there's more: You can get a nicely rounded edge after Heidi's "Select, Modify, Smooth, 50 pixels" by going to "Select, Refine Edges (Alt Cmd R)" and using the following settings: Radius 1.0, Contrast 100%, Smooth 100, Fether 2, Contrast/Edge 0"
I tried the first method, and yes it did work, but was left with quite jagged corners that needed some fiddling with. The second method worked brilliantly - even though my version of PSE did not have the "radius" bit, I entered the rest of the numbers and it worked fine.
So now I can make my own templates and overlays - but I have no idea how to make something with ONE rounded edge and one normal edge!! oh well. But at least my desire for rounded edges has now been fufilled.
Stay tuned, hope to share some of the results with you soon!
Saturday, October 10, 2009
This was my week:
And that leaves us with Saturday, and me not really wanting to do a lot, but considering that the wretched cats left the feathered remains of TWO birds strategically placed in the kitchen and bathroom, I really need to vaccuum up some stray fluffy feathers.
I have some photos of our adventures, so will post some soon, just after the feathers and feeding this poor little poddy, and the few other million things that need doing!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Cause I am ALL ALONE! The first time since January 2003 that I have been all alone, all day AND ALL NIGHT at home (not counting hospital visits an the like of course)!! All three kids went for a sleepover at Granma's last night (even my 3 year old baby, who was NOT going to be left behind!), and they are then off to a sleepover at Granny's tonight. Oh, the social life of grandchildren - and aren't they going to be bloody impossible when they eventually get home?!
So, you would think that my husband and I would have planned a romantic evening together, seeing as there were no kids at home last night?! Wouldn't you?! (snort, snicker!) Instead, we both enjoyed the luxuriousness of our new leather lounges (him in the recliner snoring, me on the couch) and revelled in the peace and quiet. And had our dinner sitting on the aforementioned new lounge/s, enjoying that especially so as we have banned the kids from having food within a two metre radius of them (leading by example is a bugger isn't it?!)
Anyhow, the kids are at Granny's tonight, and Trevor has gone off on an adventure in the truck this morning, to the wilds of Central Qld, so I am truly ALL alone, until tomorrow night.
I really don't know what I should do with myself! I should tuck in and enjoy some uninterrupted scrapping, but instead, I think I will boot up the ole laptop and finish off the books for the campdraft. Seeing as I am secretary/treasurer (albeit reluctantly!) and all and its well past due!
Anyhow, seeing as I have droned on enough about being ALL ALONE, I thought I would share some other nonsense I have gathered randomly from the internet, in an effort to inspire me, and hopefully, you!
Right hand image - the tuapes and blues (on sale at Target!) I want to also refresh my spare room (poor thing!) and I really favour the beachy Hamptons look. You know, washed out blues and sandy tuapes and lots of white splashed everywhere.
I thought this was a clever little display, so easy to do with just some 12x12 yummy paper, in colours to match your room! Am I likely to do this? probably not!
Another take on the same idea. I am thinking high levels of gloss varnish would be needed to cope with the dust levels where I live. While not as hazy as a few days ago, still not good.
Bunting is really all the ragge at the moment, in all of the magazines and designer stores. But it is cute, simple and effective. I just MIGHT do this for my kids room refresheners, I think my sewing skills are up to this challenge! ;-)
This I AM going to have printed and framed in will hang in my office/craft room whenever its missing wall gets put up - because that wall will be exactly that colour. This won't hang on that wall, but will go somewhere else obvious.
And this butterfly art? Too easy and too cute. I think I've posted something similar before. But of course I have actually MADE anything like this!
And that's about it for now. Off to my laptop...but what's that I see....a Marian Keyes novel I haven't yet read?! (my new favourite authors: Irish ones - Marian Keyes (hilarious) Maeve Binchy (also funny, but with such great characters, AND one can hear the accent through the page) and Cecelia Ahearn (whimsical, funny, sad, infinatley readable) and also Cathy Kelly, but she's not quite as entertaining as the others.
Geez, it's so QUIET!!