Saturday, March 23, 2013
so what happens when I type up a blog post and then decide I want to add a photograph or two.
I mean, that's why I bought this app in the first place. So that I can add in photos and actually format a blog post to be pretty.
I wonder if I can also embed a video?
Okay, this is going to be a test of embbedding a viddeyo
and something from instragram
and something from flickr
okay, let's post this and have a little looksee
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Big successful example: the Nativity cross-stitch set. Originally planned as a Christmas gift for Charley and Pam, I worked on the stitching for years and years and finally finished the stitching. But then I got paranoid about making the stitching into stand-up pieces. I had serious doubts about my ability to do it. So then I decided to turn them into a table runner. Okay, so I didn't plan it out very well... and it was super long... it still looked beautiful. I gave it to mom for Christmas, and she at least seemed to like it.
I have been thinking about my crafting goals for 2011. I'd like to stitch more... finish that darn Hare needlepoint canvas so that I can order the Fox. I think I can have Hare finished by March 30 - especially since I don't have other projects going on. I'd also like to scrapbook the big trip from 2009. If I just work on the three (four?) separate parts of the trip -- Barcelona, Carros de Foc, Morocco, Egypt -- a chunk at a time, perhaps it won't be so overwhelming. And I'd like to keep scrapbooking my runs -- it's still freakishly satisfying to look back at previous races. I'd also like to make some jewelry out of the freakishly large collection of beads in the basement. Suz and Reba have birthdays looming!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
I'm not sure I made art today, but I made progress. I made a couple of dozen "journal cards" that I can carry with me while I'm on my trip so I can make notes as I go. I also put together a small scrapbook kit -- some scissors, a hole punch, and a glue stick -- so that I can add things to the "scrapbook shell" I made yesterday.
I must admit that I used to make fun of scrapbooking... but I have come to love the process of capturing memories. I don't scrapbook everything, just travel and running. I love to look back through old scrapbooks -- and I do so much more often than I have ever looked back through old photos. And when I'm feeling worried about a race, it's great to look back over my running scrapbook to remind myself how far we've come and how much I love running -- even if I don't always love it WHILE I'm running!
Not sure what tomorrow will bring -- some last-minute laundry, packing, and tidying the house before we leave. I wish I could think of a good airport/airplane project!
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
As I type this, I realize that my camera is in the car, so I won't be posting a picture today. (See, it's like this: I always paint my toenail something special before a race... so I've got wet blue and orange polish on my toes. You wouldn't want me to smudge my "powertoes", would you?).
But imagine if you will a chipboard cover, some long, thin envelopes to hold odds and ends, some gorgeous paper inserts, all wrapped in Little Yellow Bicycle's "Pack Your Bags" paper collection. Ever since I signed up for the race back in March I've kept my eye out for NYC embellishments; I'll be adding them as I go along. If I get some time tomorrow I will be making some journal cards to carry with me -- I find that if I don't journal right away, I forget things!
Happy creating, everyone!