Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Elude: my fake YA novel

I had some spare time, so I decided to take up the challenge from 100 Scope Notes and create a cover for a young adult novel. Here's how I did it:

1 – Go to “Fake Name Generator” or click
The name that appears is your author name.
2 – Go to “Random Word Generator” or click
The word listed under “Random Verb” is your title.
3 – Go to “FlickrCC” or click Type your title into the search box. The first photo that contains a person is your cover.
4 – Use Photoshop, Picnik, or similar to put it all together. Be sure to crop and/or zoom in.
5 – Post it to your site along with this text.

Who is eluding what? I'll leave that to your imagination!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

From Canada to India

Not me, but one of my quilts. Over the weekend, I put together a small baby quilt to contribute to Craft Hope's Project #3. Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate around the world.

I came across Craft Hope in my daily blog reading and wanted to contribute. My quilt will be going to help the babies at an Indian orphanage.

I wanted the fishy fat quarter to stay intact so you could see the large fish pattern, so I simply surrounded it with colourful squares.

Instead of using batting and creating a quilt that might be too warm for the climate, I simply sewed a snuggly flannel backing to the cotton top of the blanket and I'm happy with the light, yet cosy, result.

Craft Hope Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time
I'm sure the good folks at Craft Hope have more ideas and I'll be keeping my sewing machine at the ready for future projects.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Our wedding tree over the years

On July 7th, 2002, we planted a redwood tree to celebrate our wedding the day before. The tree started out at waist height and is now well over our heads seven years later. We've taken an annual picture with the tree and today I put together a series of these photos for your enjoyment (note the arrival of Sophie in 2007). Unfortunately, I didn't have digital copies of the photos from 2002 and 2003 (the dark ages before we had a digital camera!), so they're missing from this compilation.

Aunt Kristi was kind enough to babysit for us tonight so we enjoyed a lovely dinner out and a long walk on the beach to celebrate seven years of marriage. I love you, Deano!


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