This week I have been determined to get spring started in the CraftsonSea household. I hate winter, I’ve written before about having Raynauds and every November I start to get The Fear about exactly how cold it is going to get. But you know, it’s ok because by March it will all be warming up again.
Ok, maybe by April.
Ok, maybe not. Humph.
So at the weekend the CraftsonSea family descended on mass to my dad’s house in the lovely Kentish countryside and while looking out the windows I noticed the number of birds getting their nests built for their new arrivals. And we talked about the sheep down the road who were busy lambing and I thought ‘You know what? I ought to get ready for spring too. Continue reading
Last week I had no internet. So no craft blogging for me. But instead I found that I was still sharing ideas just as much, but this time verbally. I introduced a friend to Pinterest. Did a group order for some gorgeous fabric. Set up a craft group at work. It was my birthday and one friend sent me a gorgeous handmade card, another bought me a book on quilting. I was one happy lady. While at work I discovered a friend could access PicMonkey on her computer while I couldn’t. I love picmonkey, she had never heard of it. This is the tutorial I gave her on how to make some cute Christmas pictures that you can use to make personalised Christmas cards for the grandparents. She is now a picmonkey convert too so I’m hoping this will help someone else too, for the people out there that I don’t bump into over a cup of tea.
1) Choose your picture. I took this picture of my son on my phone. It’s cute (because he is cute) but it’s not that Christmassy and you can’t see him that well
2) Go to PicMonkey and choose the ‘edit a photo’ option. Add your photo. Because this picture seems a bit big to me I then chose to ‘crop’ it and clicked the button to scale the photo
3) Next click on the effects button (a little chemistry pot) Choose an effect you like, I’ve chosen Intrepid because I think it gives it a nice vintage look without being too over the top (don’t worry, I’ll do over the top in a minute) Continue reading