Sunday, March 18, 2012

Book Update 18/03

1. The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
2. Catching Fire – Suzanne Collins
3. Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins
4. The X-Files/30 Days of Night Graphic Novel – Steve Niles Et Al
5. Geek Wisdom – Stephen Segal
6. The X-Files Collection – Les & Ellen Steiber
7. The X-Files: Ground Zero - Kevin J Anderson
8. Kingdom Keepers 3: Disney in Shadow - Ridley Pearson
9. Goblins - Charles Grant
10. Official Guide to The X-Files Vol. 1 - Brian Lowry [IN PROGRESS]
11. The Little Endless Storybook - Jill Thompson
12. The Hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien

Friday, March 09, 2012

Cross Stitch

I'm slightly obsessed with cross stitch lately. I completed this piece on Christmas Eve and gave it to my mum, I plan to stitch it again later in the year and keep it for myself. Here's the pattern:

This one I completed a few weeks ago and put inside a blank coaster. I used DMC Colour Variations thread to get the fiery effect. Here's the original pattern:

Sunday, March 04, 2012

I scrapbooked!

I actually made a scrapbook page for the first time in I don't know how long. Here it is:

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Storage Idea

I wanted to share one of my storage ideas with you all. Most women have a tons of this sort of stuff lying around their bathrooms:

Necessary it may be, but pretty it sure as hell is not. Who wants loads of brightly coloured garish cardboard boxes sitting around saying "look at me, I'm a tampon box!" to your guests? I went down to TK Maxx and found this gorgeous clasp lid box:

The tiles in my bathroom are black so I picked a design that tied in with the rest of my decor. Now my girly products are stored neatly out of sight in a beautiful box that coordinates with my room. If a female visitor needs to borrow anything she can find it all easily, but for everyone else, there are no garish boxes staring at them.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Photoshop Again

I've been playing about with some new ideas and techniques in Photoshop this week and this is one of my favourite pictures that has resulted. It's an old picture of my sister taken almost two years ago.

Here you can see a before and after, the original photo was pretty dull and lifeless, my brother in law was in the process of setting up the camera for a group shot and was just using my sister to gauge distance.

I used a tutorial from The Daybook to get this effect. The blog is full of amazing photography - go check it out.