Thursday, 21 May 2009

In all my years of geekery the one thing I've always struggled with is how to make a good photo collage. I don't know why, I'm always told by those who can that it is easy.
Well now it is! I discovered the amazing, free, photo editting tool that is Photoscape.
It's so simple to use and it comes packed with features - frames (including rounded corners & polaroid frames), photo collages, vignetting filters, animation..

Give it a try :)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

nice surprises.

Having Raynauds kind of sucks..

Today it wasn't as bad though, for my mother surprised me with a pair of fingerless gloves she knitted for me!

Maybe fingerless seems to defeat the point a little, but they keep my hands warm which does alleviate the problem, whilst allowing me to get on with normal activity.

She got the pattern from a zine I had left in her knitting bag, you can find it on OhMyStars Craft.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

new wallet.

I love this tutorial!

I did get a little confused, well, ok, very confused about which parts I was supposed to be interfacing but once you've got that figured out it's a really good project.

I used some Laura Ashley floral cotton which I picked up on ebay and some black cotton I had left over from a previous project. Mainly I chose black & only used two colours because I'm terrible at finding contrasting colours (I will forever envy quilters) but also because the only zips I had wouldn't go at all well.

The best part is I can put my mini moleskines in one of the large pockets and my notes in the other. I'm thinking about adding a pen loop at the centre. We'll see.
If you do the project & use just cotton like me I recommend interfacing the snap, too. I'm probably going to redo the snap with some heavily interfaced cotton at some point.