Blog photos post-production (musings of a photo-dunce)

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You’ve set the scene – you’ve got the best light you can, you’ve chosen the backdrop and know what you want to say with your photo. You’ve pointed, clicked, taken a reasonable photo… now what? I have used various photo editing software over the years. Picasa is a great free go-to. I have Photoshop. I have been struggling with it since my … Read More

Almost finished Friday

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Mellymat3

About a thousand years ago (or so it seems) I was a Bee-leader and asked for the Lemons and Limes block from Modern Blocks… One very good very stylish friend screwed up and made her block the wrong size, but she gave it to me anyway. I’m sure she did another one that went into the quilt but this one … Read More

TGIFF

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sunglassesearbud

  It’s Friday and thanks to TGIFF giving me a boot up the backside, I’ve got some sewing done!!! It’s been a lot of small sewing – earbud pouches and sunglasses cases – but it’s FINISHES and you can’t dispute that!!! I’ll even throw in a free sewing tip. The tip is: Clean up your sewing machine area in between projects. Also … Read More

More ear buds!

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There’s only really been time for little sewing projects lately. Sometimes you need a gift. Sometimes you need to use up scraps. And sometimes you just really need a finish! Dog Under My Desk’s earbud case pattern is one of my favourites because you can use up little scraps of batting and fabric and have a really fast finish in very … Read More

Blogging: Photography – setting the scene

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terrainsneakpeek

I am doing a presentation for WordPress Perth on hobby blogging… There are SO many aspects to blogging it is hard to know where to start and I do feel a bit like Jen on the IT Crowd when Moss and Roy lend her the internet, but I have learnt a bit over the years. One of the things I’ve struggled … Read More

Metro Hoops still going strong

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Despite the recent forages into crochet, I have made an effort to get to the Sweet 16 and continue working away at my QCR Metro Hoops. It’s tough going – double batted and Queensize with a big overlap so I need to celebrate every little achievement. Today’s is that I’ve finished outlining all the hoops and the secondary internal hoops. … Read More

Lilypond Sunday

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lilypadflowermain

This Tuesday is the last day of pattern release for the Stylecraft Lilypond Crochet-a-long. I keep wanting to say quilt-a-long – there are some similarities. Like quilting, there are blocks and each block is an achievement. This is still my favourite. Unlike quilting, you can put them together before the whole thing is finished and as in this case, the … Read More

In the bag

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redpatch

Goodness me. I’ve actually got some sewing done! I will forgive you if you thought I had disappeared off the face of the earth or thrown my sewing machines out the window. But circumstances have been conspiring to keep me from sewing AND blogging so it was a real effort to pull this one out the bag! More little scrappy … Read More

Scrappy rainbow bags

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rainbowscrappink

After the success of my lime scrappy zipper bag, I decided to raid the scrap box and make a few more pouches to have on hand as gifts.   I was rushing a finish for TGIFF and totally screwed up the zipper on this one – lots of unpicking to do. Grr. But besides that, I really can’t decide which … Read More