Tuesday 25 August 2009

Tasty Suite

I’ve been shopping on Etsy again. What better excuse than I’ve a flat to make beautiful. The finishing touch I think is putting artwork up – something that we’re still working on.
In the mean time I’ve visited Tasty Suite who produce vinyl stickers for any surface. I love their designs so deciding on just one was impossible! In the end I got 3 designs (1 was part of a promotion they were running). They were so easy to put up; the hardest part was deciding where to place them. I’m very please and think they give the flat something a little special. And the best thing? Although they are designed by Tasty Suite, you can do what you will with them, giving them a personal feel.

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Ticket booked

I’ve just booked my ticket to see Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre at the Reading Festival of Crime Writing on 12th September.
I’ve also just borrowed one of Mark’s books from the library, as he’s a new author to me. So I’m all set. How exciting.
I’m still getting used to the organisation of the local library – people like Stephen King seem to be placed in too places; horror and general fiction. It’s very confusing. But it is great to have a library which is there every day, not that I had a problem with the mobile library, but you did have to do more planning.

Sunday 16 August 2009

Chelsea Buns

I've not been feeling very creative recently, it's not easy to when you're moving house and then decorating the house and cooking dinner too.
I haven't made any books in the last couple of months; the only thing I have made is the turquoise bracelet a couple of weeks ago.
But then I started thinking about it, as I was feeling a little down about it and realised that although I haven't made any books I've been doing other creative things. Setting the flat up to be just right, with colours and curtains and pictures is creative. And when I think about it, some of my cooking is creative too. This week I made Chelsea buns and I'm quite impressed with how they came out. 'im outdoors is very pleased with them too.

Monday 10 August 2009

Website Design Manager

Woo Hoo! I've finally received my certificate saying I've completed the Website Design Manager course. Don't worry I'm not qualified or anything, I'd have to take exams first. But the study bit is done.
I have to say I'm not very impressed with Skills Train who I did the course with. But then I have been studying with the Open University first and they spoil you. With the OU they have all these online forums so you can chat with other students, which takes a little getting used to but is great. With the Skills Train, I might as well have been the only person in the world doing the course. And when you're studying by yourself in your spare time, having other students who are doing the same as you to chat with and check that what you are doing is right is pretty important. Also the admin was rubbish and the books were often out of date. Not good.
So now if I can find out about them, I'll do some exams and maybe get a qualification. But from what I've read it helps if you're in a 'web' job to pass the exams. But how do I get the job if I'm not qualified? Bit of a catch 22 I fear.