Monday, May 31, 2010

5 great spring sewing projects on my to-do list

1. Hooded baby towel and washcloth set - isn't this the sweetest thing? Our friends are expecting and I'm going to sew one of these for their pending baby girl.

2. Spring ruffle top - love this, and no pattern required.

3. Duvet cover - I can't find anything I like, and I want something very light and bright for the bedroom for summer. This tutorial looks really simple.

4. Bolero from t-shirt - I can never have enough of these things. They are great for putting over sleeveless tops at work and for heading out at night when it might cool down. What a great idea to make one from a t-shirt!

5. Make a custom a-line skirt pattern for yourself - great idea! I've tried this before and never got the line right. I love how this tutorial tells you how to translate your measurements into the perfect skirt.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Since I don't get to use Photoshop in my job as much as I would like, I am creating a new desktop for myself every month and posting them here. Feel free to use these on your own computer.

To set these desktops on your Windows-based computer:

  1. Click the image of the desired desktop below. The web page containing the desktop is displayed.
  2. Click the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of the image to expand it to full size.
  3. Right-click on the expanded image and select Set as desktop background from the pop-up menu.
  4. Enjoy! 

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    Gorilla School

    Kleenex required! This video shows the touching reunion of Damian Aspinall with adult male gorilla, Kwibi, whom he hadn't seen in over 5 years. Damian raised Kwibi at Howletts Wild Animal Park in England and then released him into the wild in Africa when he was 5 years old.

    >>Watch the video on You Tube

    >>Visit the Gorilla School web site

    None of us know what we're doing

    “Because, that’s the thing about love, really. No one will love you how you want to be loved, they’ll love you in the only ways they know how. Life throws everyone down drastically different paths so how can we expect everyone to love in the same way? The person you’ll spend your lifetime with will love you in their way and you’ll love in yours, and maybe you’ll meet in the middle and it’ll last. None of us know what we’re doing, you see, we’re just fumbling for matches in the dark. If you’re lucky, you might eventually just strike the right one.”