Daily Archives: February 9, 2013

Day # 9 Duct Tape Wallet

So earlier this week I helped my cousin make a duct tape wallet for school. It was a little more difficult than I thought. Anyway, I thought it was enough of a challenge that I would make my own for

Day # 9 Duct Tape Wallet

So earlier this week I helped my cousin make a duct tape wallet for school. It was a little more difficult than I thought. Anyway, I thought it was enough of a challenge that I would make my own for

TAD Day 9 Hat

          A love a good hat.  It says so much.  A top hat, a cloche,  a ten gallon, or a hat from the 1400’s.  I have bought several of these hats because they fit well and

TAD Day 9 Hat

          A love a good hat.  It says so much.  A top hat, a cloche,  a ten gallon, or a hat from the 1400’s.  I have bought several of these hats because they fit well and

Day 9

Day 9 is more decoupage hearts.

Day 9

Day 9 is more decoupage hearts.

TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

TAD 9: Croissants, Step 2

The next step in the croissant quest. Today I rolled the butter into the layers of dough. I had a bit of trouble in the second rolling, as my rectangle was getting wider rather than longer, more of a square than

Stamping out

Today’s Gelli plate monoprints were made using rubber stamps. Here’s a selection.

Stamping out

Today’s Gelli plate monoprints were made using rubber stamps. Here’s a selection.

Thing-a-Day 9: Paper Bows

This is not quite origami as a pair of scissors was involved. The first bow took a lot of concentration and a number of re-folds (this wasn’t helped by the fact that I was distracted by the rugby on TV).

Thing-a-Day 9: Paper Bows

This is not quite origami as a pair of scissors was involved. The first bow took a lot of concentration and a number of re-folds (this wasn’t helped by the fact that I was distracted by the rugby on TV).

Philosophical Society

The members of the Philosophical Society enjoyed the give and take of organized debate, reveled in the well-crafted bon mot, and prided themselves on a long tradition of cultural refinement. Theodore’s intentions were obvious, obviously; he was not the best

Philosophical Society

The members of the Philosophical Society enjoyed the give and take of organized debate, reveled in the well-crafted bon mot, and prided themselves on a long tradition of cultural refinement. Theodore’s intentions were obvious, obviously; he was not the best

Thing a Day 9: Dog and Butterfly

My nine-year-old neighbor Ariel said I should draw a dog with a butterfly.

Thing a Day 9: Dog and Butterfly

My nine-year-old neighbor Ariel said I should draw a dog with a butterfly.

Thing-a-Day 8: Chicken Kiev

A long busy week at work ended with a relaxing evening cooking Chicken Kiev for supper, drinking Prosecco and generally having a good time with the family. Seven days down, twenty one to go…

Thing-a-Day 8: Chicken Kiev

A long busy week at work ended with a relaxing evening cooking Chicken Kiev for supper, drinking Prosecco and generally having a good time with the family. Seven days down, twenty one to go…

Charlie at Oregon Ridge Park

It was very windy here (howled all night) so I thought walking in the woods would be a good idea. Oregon Ridge Park is a few miles closer to my house than the NCR Trail from a previous post. It’s

Charlie at Oregon Ridge Park

It was very windy here (howled all night) so I thought walking in the woods would be a good idea. Oregon Ridge Park is a few miles closer to my house than the NCR Trail from a previous post. It’s

TAD 9

  In honor of the Year of the Snake, I adapted a pattern from : http://yarnplanet.tumblr.com  

TAD 9

  In honor of the Year of the Snake, I adapted a pattern from : http://yarnplanet.tumblr.com  

TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

These socks are knitted from toe up 2 at a time on circular needles. Divide yarn to two skeins Start sock#1 with double pointed needles When you feel you are ready to transfer to circular needles, go ahead and knit

TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

These socks are knitted from toe up 2 at a time on circular needles. Divide yarn to two skeins Start sock#1 with double pointed needles When you feel you are ready to transfer to circular needles, go ahead and knit

TAD 9: Earrings

  I love jewelry, but I do not enjoy making it.  I always forget that though.  I think it is good to push out of your comfort zone once in a while, but I was glad when these were finished

TAD 9: Earrings

  I love jewelry, but I do not enjoy making it.  I always forget that though.  I think it is good to push out of your comfort zone once in a while, but I was glad when these were finished

Day 9: Paper hearts packaging

I’m pretty sure it’s obvious by now – I love hearts! Today, while preparing some jewelry pieces for delivery I decorated the glassine bags with paper doilies, hearts and ribbons. I think they turned out pretty cute.

Day 9: Paper hearts packaging

I’m pretty sure it’s obvious by now – I love hearts! Today, while preparing some jewelry pieces for delivery I decorated the glassine bags with paper doilies, hearts and ribbons. I think they turned out pretty cute.

The Three Graces

                      Here are my Three Graces.  Three 20 minute sketches from life using bamboo dip pens and ink.  Perhaps they don’t have the noble sentiments of the original – they look more

The Three Graces

                      Here are my Three Graces.  Three 20 minute sketches from life using bamboo dip pens and ink.  Perhaps they don’t have the noble sentiments of the original – they look more

Word 09

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

Word 09

Big words i stumbled upon, look up and forget at least 4 times per year.

TAD 8

Memory wire bracelet and sequin earrings. Can you tell I’m not very motivated?

TAD 8

Memory wire bracelet and sequin earrings. Can you tell I’m not very motivated?

Day 9 ~ Coffee & Sunshine

Enjoying my early morning coffee and sunshine!

Day 9 ~ Coffee & Sunshine

Enjoying my early morning coffee and sunshine!

Thing 9

Today’s thing is done early. Well, almost done. I can’t seem to find any silver ear wires even though I have bags of them I’ve made and bought. I will find them later but in the meantime here are the

Thing 9

Today’s thing is done early. Well, almost done. I can’t seem to find any silver ear wires even though I have bags of them I’ve made and bought. I will find them later but in the meantime here are the

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

hokeypokey 9/28

We worked on this for a half hour tonight, but now it is bed time.  Hopefully we’ll finish tomorrow.  

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Day 8 ~ Paper Snowflakes

Great project for a snowy friday night!

Dag 9 : Waaier

And a little glimpse into my bedroom, a light bought in a pawnshop and a fan a friend of mine threw out many years ago. This is not a good picture, I rushed it too much.

Dag 9 : Waaier

And a little glimpse into my bedroom, a light bought in a pawnshop and a fan a friend of mine threw out many years ago. This is not a good picture, I rushed it too much.

Day 9: Chapter 8 (3 of 3)

Finding Peeks in an Analog Signal (P202) #define ANALOG_PIN 0 #include “debug.h” uint16_t peakValue=0; uint16_t noise=7; uint16_t sensorValue; uint16_t lastSensorValue=0; uint16_t threshold=300; void setup(){   INIT_DEBUG(); } void loop (){   sensorValue=analogRead(ANALOG_PIN);   DEBUG(“%d”,sensorValue);   if (sensorValue>=threshold+noise){     if (sensorValue>=lastSensorValue+noise){

Day 9: Chapter 8 (3 of 3)

Finding Peeks in an Analog Signal (P202) #define ANALOG_PIN 0 #include “debug.h” uint16_t peakValue=0; uint16_t noise=7; uint16_t sensorValue; uint16_t lastSensorValue=0; uint16_t threshold=300; void setup(){   INIT_DEBUG(); } void loop (){   sensorValue=analogRead(ANALOG_PIN);   DEBUG(“%d”,sensorValue);   if (sensorValue>=threshold+noise){     if (sensorValue>=lastSensorValue+noise){

Day 8 – work in progress

This will take a little longer than the other drawings so there might be a few WIP shots.

Day 8 – work in progress

This will take a little longer than the other drawings so there might be a few WIP shots.

Day 8: Crochet and Shell Scripts

Today I started a tiny crochet project (pictures to follow tomorrow) to make a cord that I can use to hang a microphone from and not have it move about. Not very exciting, but useful. I also wrote a very

Day 8: Crochet and Shell Scripts

Today I started a tiny crochet project (pictures to follow tomorrow) to make a cord that I can use to hang a microphone from and not have it move about. Not very exciting, but useful. I also wrote a very

Day 8-Jewelry

Today I made a rose necklace, attached bails to some already finished glass pieces to make necklaces, and also completed a fused glass wine bottle stopper.

Day 8-Jewelry

Today I made a rose necklace, attached bails to some already finished glass pieces to make necklaces, and also completed a fused glass wine bottle stopper.

Thingy 8

More prep work and working on stuff for the poetry tree for work

Thingy 8

More prep work and working on stuff for the poetry tree for work

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

Day 8: Playing Hookey & Finding Inspiration

My favorite place to play hookey is the Legion of Honor. I finally got to see the French bookbinding  exhibit that my friend told me about a few months ago. Everyone else was distracted by the shiny gold objects from

Day 8: Playing Hookey & Finding Inspiration

My favorite place to play hookey is the Legion of Honor. I finally got to see the French bookbinding  exhibit that my friend told me about a few months ago. Everyone else was distracted by the shiny gold objects from

Day # 8 Valentine Sugar Wafers

Cookie decorating tonight! Sugar wafers dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. Pretty cute idea for a Valentine’s Day treat!

Day # 8 Valentine Sugar Wafers

Cookie decorating tonight! Sugar wafers dipped in chocolate and covered in sprinkles. Pretty cute idea for a Valentine’s Day treat!

Day 8 – More Hearts

More crochet hearts. I like the smaller one. The bigger one was part of a pattern that I didn’t finish because it was annoying me and there are plenty of other patterns to try.

Day 8 – More Hearts

More crochet hearts. I like the smaller one. The bigger one was part of a pattern that I didn’t finish because it was annoying me and there are plenty of other patterns to try.

Day 8: Test Paper Flowers

Testing out a pattern for paper flowers. Thinking about doing a little three flower arrangement attached to some ribbon for pew decorations. Didn’t want to potentially waste my good paper, if I messed up so I just made these using

Day 8: Test Paper Flowers

Testing out a pattern for paper flowers. Thinking about doing a little three flower arrangement attached to some ribbon for pew decorations. Didn’t want to potentially waste my good paper, if I messed up so I just made these using

TAD Day 8 Pop-Up book

I tried to make an interactive book with a pop-up page.  It was much harder than I thought.  The book is how to navigate your airship through time and space, to hell and back.    You can see the little airship

TAD Day 8 Pop-Up book

I tried to make an interactive book with a pop-up page.  It was much harder than I thought.  The book is how to navigate your airship through time and space, to hell and back.    You can see the little airship

Day 8 – Maya Mess & Quicky Sketch

My initial thing for today was to do a project in Maya, a program I haven’t touched in a little while, just to get myself back into the groove. Well, I realized 2 hours into the project, I made so

Day 8 – Maya Mess & Quicky Sketch

My initial thing for today was to do a project in Maya, a program I haven’t touched in a little while, just to get myself back into the groove. Well, I realized 2 hours into the project, I made so

Heritage Cooking 9: Cry Babies

Molasses and ginger cookies! Why “cry babies?”I don’t know but assume they were used to pacify a fussy baby. It worked on my husband. He likes them but for some reason calls them “macaroons”?? 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup

Heritage Cooking 9: Cry Babies

Molasses and ginger cookies! Why “cry babies?”I don’t know but assume they were used to pacify a fussy baby. It worked on my husband. He likes them but for some reason calls them “macaroons”?? 1 cup butter or margarine 1 cup