Monday 26 April 2010

Canoscan Lite 200

I can’t decide if my computer doesn’t like working Sundays or if it just gets so used to not working through out the week, when I get all the computer time I can stand at work so I don’t turn it on, that when I do turn it on on Sunday its forgotten what to do.

The picture above might not look like much but it’s my first scan and photoshop work that I’ve done at home (it’s a scan of one of my beady necklaces). That’s right I’ve finally bought a scanner – a tiny Canoscan Lite 200, and although I tried yesterday I couldn’t get it to work. This evening it can’t be more helpful.

I’m looking forward to playing a lot more, but it’s already cut into my A364 ECA – end of course assessment, writing time so I should probably get back to that now. The deadline is after all looming.

Monday 19 April 2010

Coffee Table

I know this blog is supposed to be about the stuff I make but I just had to share!
We’ve been needing a coffee table for our living room for a while now, xbox controllers and magazines were living on the sofa, but we couldn’t found one we liked.
Then ‘im outdoors found out about a sawmill about an hours drive away, so we went for a drive one Saturday morning. There we found a lovely huge piece of pear wood. So we took it home and I left him with it.
And now we have this beautiful one of a kind table. I’m very impressed – it’s gone from a dusty lumpy lump of wood to something that shines and has a deep pink colour to it. It goes so well with everything else in the flat! Perfect.
Thanks ‘im outdoors.

Monday 12 April 2010

The Wish Jar

Well that’s my Easter Holiday over.
I’m back at work and I’ve just come across the most brilliant blog!
What? The students and academics are off for another 2 weeks.
It’s written by Keri Smith and is called The Wish Jar.
I particularly like The Rebels Manifesto:
2# Care not for the opinions of others. They are based on their own thoughts and fears
11# Question EVERYTHING and
12# Follow your heart.
I also like her idea page, which has been printed and I shall use to inspire me this summer when the OU thing is done – last assignment date 21st May!! (TMA05 got 80%)

I have photos to show you, but my USB ports have suddenly stopped working so I can’t download my photos or use my memory stick or external hard drive! Grrrwwww!

Thursday 8 April 2010

Took Me Long Enough

I don’t know if you remember, but over a year ago now I bought some beads from Linden Avenue Designs on Etsy. I loved the colours and bought them on impulse without really knowing that to do with them. Then we moved house, and I started studying A363 and so they got put to one side for a bit.
But I have been thinking about them and so with two weeks off work for Easter I’ve finally made the necklace that I wanted.
I know it looks simple – just thread them on the wire, but I actually had to drill the holes as they were really tiny, but that wasn’t a problem with my little multi tool.

What I love best about them is the fact you can change the colours, so if you’re wearing blue you could have a blue necklace, red and it’s red and so on. Or all of them for something brilliant and cheerful.
Thanks to ShortForNothing for taking the photos!