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Tutorial: Printing Square Photos

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

If you’re an avid iPhonographer, you probably have your fair share of square photos from Instagram or Hipstamatic. Printing them is a hassle, as most of the common photo printing services don’t offer square prints, and instead blow them up to fit the standard 4×6 size! Here’s an simple tutorial for creating a Photoshop action that will add a white border around your photos that can be easily sliced off.

Tutorial: Printing Square Photos

 

 

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My New York

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

I've spent the weekend working on a scrapbook of my New York adventure. More accurately, I've been procrastinating by scouring Pinterest for travel book inspiration!

New York Scrapbook
I saved every last ticket stub and map and pamphlet. The had part is writing; I'm no good at captioning or “journaling” cause it always seems so cheesy (this is my main beef with scrapbooks!)
 
 

 

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Tutorial: Gilded Hearts Notebook

Friday, January 11th, 2013

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Tasty Typeface: Thirsty Rough

Friday, January 11th, 2013

I purchased my first font today! Normally I just gaze longingly at them, as they’re usually too expensive to justify buying for personal use – but this one was on sale for $9! Take a gander at Thirsty Rough:

 

 

I love the old-school, retro style of it. I can see this used in many a project.

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Crocheting Hobbes

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Here are some more photos of the Hobbes I crocheted for my brother.

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In case you’re wondering, yes, the first several photos are in the wrong order. I tried, and I missed. Oh well.

For more details on the project, check out my Ravelry page.

 

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A Hazy Shade of Winter

Monday, January 7th, 2013

I thought I’d start the second week of 2013 with a quick roundup of what I’ve been up to.

 

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My brother is off to China for a whole year! I made Hobbes for him for Christmas before I knew he was going. He took it along. I think it’s safe to say he enjoyed it!

 

 

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I started playing around with a label design for my husband’s homebrew for fun, and this was born. I might go back and redo it later, but he was quite pleased with it in the meantime.

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I’ve been working on the Juneberry Triangle only halfway done with the edging. It’s exhausting! It’s beautiful, though, and I’m sure it’ll be worth it.

 

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I fulfilled some of my Maid of Honor duties and went dress shopping with Jenna. She found the perfect one on our first trip! Don’t worry, this isn’t the one!

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New Blog Design – Finally Complete!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

If you follow in an RSS reader, you probably didn’t see the new design. Here’s a screenshot for reference:

New Blog Design

I’m very happy with it! One of my goals for 2012 was to learn how to write WordPress themes from scratch. It’s not perfect, but I have a pretty good grasp so far. Next challenge: Write one for others to download.

What do you think of the new design? If you notice anything wonky, please let me know. I’ll even take constructive criticism. :)

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Finished Knit: Neon Ski Bonnet

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

I worked furiously for a few days while at my mom’s house over the holidays, and finished my lovely ski bonnet!

Neon Ski Bonnet - Finished

I really needed a hat, but I wanted something that wasn’t a beanie. Knitting hats has always been frustrating, because my head is too big and I always have to modify the pattern quite a bit. I figured this style would allow for some flexibility, and I was right!

Neon Ski Bonnet - Finished

 

Neon Ski Bonnet - Finished

More photos, etc on Ravelry.

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Digital Download: Set of 6 Blank Gemstone Notecards

Monday, December 10th, 2012

I love gemstones (heck, anything with facets) and designed this set of blank notecards for download.

 

You can pick them up at my Etsy shop.

 

 

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Tutorial: Winter Terrarium

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

This is a super simple and adorable winter terrarium. You will need:
Glass container
Sugar
Glitter
Sisal Trees
AnimalĀ  Figurines
Other decorative items

Pour sugar into bowl to desired depth, and top with a thin layer of glitter

Use a pen or pencil to push the glitter down along the sides of the glass. It’s like the sand art you used to do as a kid!

Decoratively arrange your items in the snow.

Step back and admire your work.

Bask in the adorableness.

 

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