• creative,  Uncategorized

    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Eleven: Icon

    > A new icon I made for my rarely used LJ and a few other online places. It uses free digi scrapping embellishments and rotates slowly through the images. I recoloured one of the embellishments. This is a bit of a scrapping the bottom of the barrel “thing”,  I had very little inspiration or motivation today.  But I have been using LJ a bit more on various communities etc and have been very bored with my old icons most of which are various shades of pink and purple and very flashy.  Which is why this is green (I still love pink and purple but am on a bit of a…

  • crafts,  NEED EDITING,  Uncategorized

    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Nine: Collage of a Sort

    > I was reading a book (a memoir) the other day and it was talking about making collages with some kids.  And I’ve been wondering for a while what would happen if you took a photo, cut it up and then stuck the pieces back together on a piece of card.  So the two together just cried out to be done. I quite like how this looks.  Looks cool from a distance which this photo doesn’t really show.  Easy, quick, and fun which makes it the perfect Thing for Thing a Day. All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • care,  Uncategorized

    >Change is coming

    >After Friday I won’t be having carers any more, I gave the agency one weeks notice last week that I won’t be needing them.  It’s been a decision I’ve been considering for some time (and maybe should have made sooner) and it’s definitely the right one.  I must admit however that it does make me a little apprehensive and sad because there have been a lot of niggles and there are many reasons why this has to happen but there are a couple of people involved I will miss. I’m going to be getting a cleaner but that isn’t sorted out quite yet… I need to get a couple more…

  • Life in 2009,  Uncategorized

    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Eight: i-cord

    >As I posted earlier in the week I’m taking a contemporary knitting class and working on a wall hanging as a part of that.  I have no real plan for it (other than “green”) but the panel I’m working on is getting really long.  And as it’s pretty thin – 10 stitches but it’s actual width varies in and out depending on the materials I’m working with I started thinking about casting off the current piece and starting a second one. But then came the question of how to join or otherwise link the two together.  I don’t really like seaming (although I can easily do it) and anyway this…

  • creative,  site admin,  Uncategorized

    >Thing A Day 2009 – Day Seven: New Header Image

    > I attempted to put a new customised version of kubrick on my blog as the layout as my thing today (and in fact for a while had one of my older customisations up – the one I did as one of my things during my failed attempt at thing a day in 2008).   I thought I had saved the version of the sidebar where I’d taken it to pieces and made it more me about a year and a half ago so all I would have to change were images, fonts and colours and maybe a few other tweaks (like my twitter feed)  but it appears not.  And…

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    >Thing a Day 2009 – Day Six: Colouring!

    > My mum bought me one of those doodle pad type colouring books for Christmas along with some felt tip pens.  And so today as my “thing” I spent a happy half an hour or so colouring. It was very relaxing and distracting, something I needed after a somewhat frustrating and emotional day.  I like how it looks (colours etc) but I smudged it quite a lot and it doesn’t look great so I won’t share a photo of it.  It’s been a long time since I worked with felt tip pens and it appears I forgot about watching where my hands were.  We’ll call that a learning curve. I…

  • 101 in 1001,  Uncategorized

    >101 in 1001 – Item 87…

    >[I got a phone call in the middle of this which has left me quite pleased and even excited.  Came back, type some more and hit save and god only knows where all the text has gone!] Spend an entire day in my pyjamas … has been completed. May as well not bother to get dressed when the snow means I can’t leave the house.  In fact I’ve been in since Wednesday aftenoon, in my pyjamas since Wednesday night and I only just took a shower and got dressed about an hour ago. It was quite relaxing and fun but I must admit that by lunchtime today I was feeling…

  • crafts,  creative,  Uncategorized

    >Thing A Day 2009 – Day Five: Beaded Bracelet

    >No photos today, I can’t get one where the flash isn’t overpowering and washes the colours out.  In fact if anyone has any photography tips for me in general that would be great.  Anyway I shall try to take a photo tomorrow in the daylight and add it back here if I can. Back in late 2006/most of 2007 I did a lot of beading and made many many elasticated bracelets.  And then although I loved doing them I let the interest slip as I have many things.  In fact all of last year, the only beading I did was to restring a couple of gemstone type bracelets which belonged…