Friday, October 2, 2009

Happy October - Looking Forward To The Weekend

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Not much to say here as I have been working out of the house for the past six days. I'm so happy not to have to take an early morning shower and get business-ready for the day! On the other hand, I am so happy to say that I have worked for the past six days. Thanks for your encouraging comments and e-mails regarding my waiting for the tide to roll into my studio work. I appreciate it. It's actually very good to write those worries and plans out, because it makes me think about what I'm saying and also opens up a chance for others to weigh in.
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I am so desperate for a new blog header. I've been through all the free places, but I don't want a new template, just the header. I found the one above at delightful dots. She has templates, tutorials, and headers. Love it. I downloaded the item to my desktop, then uploaded to flickr, then edited with text in picnik option. The thing that makes me crazy is I can't fill my header box!! I've tried to adjust and have been playing around with editing programs but can't get it. It occured to me today that I might be able to take the black frame that is automatically there through blogger out. Can you tell me how, please?
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Set of Monogrammed Bibs and Gift Tote
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I downloaded GIMP (a freeware photoshop program) and have been buying scrappy digital artwork to use down the road. I am determined to learn how to "photoshop" artwork. This is especially important to know because I have the software that converts artwork into embroidery files. Did you know that? If you are a graphic designer or you know how to fool around with photoshop images, contact me if you would like to turn your work into an embroidery design. OR, if you have any of your children's simple artwork you would like embroidered out forever on a tote or pillow or a fabric panel, I can do that, too.
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butterfly garden set
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This pretty set of fabrics appeared at my local fabric shop the other day. I plan to make some charm packs and maybe a banner for the "college-savings shop" at the handmade fair. I put together a yard-set package for anyone who is interested in the fabrics by the yard. The photos need to be retaken in better light, but these show them off pretty well. If you would like a charm pack of #40 5x5 inch squares, let me know.
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Halloween Pillowcase Dress Top
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A few Halloween-inspired items are at the calicodaisy etsy shop as well.

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I'm just about rested up this morning from my long week at work. My big plans were to be in Atlanta today through the weekend with friends and family, but a few items came up requiring a big cash outlay (vet bill and car repair), so I had to make the very difficult and grown-up choice of staying home and rescheduling the trip. However, there are now three unplanned days ahead of me. Of course, I just used up about four hours hanging out on the easy chair and watching morning shows. Anyway, a big list is growing next to me, and I'm going to get on it. Maybe if I say I will show before and after photos, I can be more accountable? Hmmmmm.... Let's just say, "I hope I am much more productive than one could ever have imagined" this weekend!

3 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

Let me know what you think of Gimp! I was thinking of trying it.

Jami said...

To get rid of the black border around the header, go into your blogger account/dashboard and click on the layout tab, then fonts and colors. Scroll down in the box to border color and choose your background color from the color swatches on the right. Should do the trick.
Jami in WA

BrownBag*Boutique said...

Ditto to what Jami said - and if you choose white (since your background is white) you won't have a border at all. Hope this helps!