Sunday, December 7, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Best Friends by Dana Allexis Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Playing pretend makes friendships stronger. Little Moe and Teddy will be best friends forever!!!
Best Friends by Dana Allexis Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
This is what I'm reading right now, and it is a set of pleasantly awkward and eclectic stories dealing with peoples perceptions of experience. People find themselves mostly ordinary situations, but the way are described makes them seem anything but ordinary. The book made me feel as if I were trying to read in another language,one where I understood all the words but had to reconsider each word in the context of the story to translate the message. I highly recommend it to anybody who wants someting different.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
I like to torture my cat with handmade crochet sweaters. This is the first one, and I think he likes it. I have to make another one though, the arm holes are a little snug, and its a little on the short side, making him look fat. My next project? A kittie beanie to keep his head warm...
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
A bento wrap.
The Small Object's sandwich wrap (top) and how to translate that into a insulated furoshiki (bottom) for my bento box. A furoshiki is a cloth or napkin that a bento box and chopsticks are bundled up in and is spread under the box like a miniature picnic cloth. I have an insulated lunch bag that I got for $4 at Target, but its rather ugly, so I think this would be a great way to keep my food cold while using a tradintional bento accessory.
The super sexy high waisted skirt
I LOVE the way this skirt looks, you see it all over Burdastyle now-a-days, and I think that this skirt will look amazing on my new figure, I've made a mini version of this skirt so I've got the technique down, and I've been thinking about using meansware prints, with subtle pinstripes and texture, but I also love the lacy, flirty look of the skirt on the left, so I can tell that there is going to me an army of these skirts coming out of my sewing machine...
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 13, 2008
I decided to rescue him. First I gave him a new hook:
Then I crocheted up a chord, add a pony bead and viola! instant retro parrot necklace :D
I didn't want to fix the crack or spruce up the paint, I think he is charming as is :D
Friday, May 23, 2008
"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."
"Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak."
"All persons, living and dead, are purely coincidental."
"We must be careful about what we pretend to be."
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I remeber nothing but sweetness, you representing to me the peferct, tender, wild abondon of adolencent foreplay. And even though I always suspected you of cheating, there is no bitterness, because in my mind, anything that went wrong with us was more of a result of my childhood insecurites then anything you ever did.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
1. Its naive to think you can change a person, and usually a waste of time to wait for someone else to change.
2. 95% of what the government says is a lie. The other 5% is pure fantasy.
3. You are never to young to start wearing deodorant.
4. Breakfast can be eaten at any time of day.
5. Karma is real, and working overtime.
6. Sharing is caring and STD's last a life time.
7. Your only (insert age here) once. Live it up.
8. Chocolate once a day keeps the doctor away.
10. You always have more to learn.
And finally, love (and chocolate) is the key to everything.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
"I'm sorry to rain on your parade, but I totaled the new car. Sorry."
"April showers bring May flowers, and spring babies!"
"Happy spring. This was the sweetest religiously neutral card I could find, because it is important to stay P.C."
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
You hear this a lot nowadays, about gas prices, and your mother-in-laws behavior. But this sense of helplessness goes deeper. The people of my generation tend to have their questions of why answered with words like because, or thats the way it is, or I don't know. Questions about poverty, about differences, about race and sex, are all simply dismissed as an unchangeable truth. Many young people remain complacent and without the drive to strive for a change. And those who do believe, are often told its a waste of time, people wont change, change is not possible. But with out hope, can we as Americans have a future? We cannot simply continue to exist in this state of accepted racism, appalling poverty rates, and inadequate education because we as a country will never get anywhere, or achieve the things we can achieve as a collective whole. Change is possible, but only as a whole, not as a individuals.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
1) Blogger Backgrounds and templates.
I get all of my Blogger backgrounds and templates from Pyzam. They have nice stuff and it is easy to manipulate the html. Before you start monkeying around in you blog, use the backup/restore feature in the edit html section of you layout and download the html for you blog as it is now. Then every time you make a change, preview it, if you like it, save your html and move on to the next change. If you make a mistake, click clear edits, which will bring you back to your last save. If you ruin you blog out of total recognition, upload your downloaded html and thank sunny Jesus you backed up you blog like I told you too...
So, you got you brand spanking new background, but you don't like the thickness of the borders, or one of the colors or the double boarder or the all caps. What can you do? Oh the horror!!!! Calm down. All you have to do is tweak the html codes. We will start simple. The first thing you need to know is the basic html structure.
Look at your html code for your blog, located in the layout tab under edit html (its a good idea to back up/ restore you html code). You will see different headings, the first one being Variables.
This is basically a list of constants. It states the general overall look of the blog, what the color scheme, and what fonts are used.
Next heading is Header. This defines what the header will look at. If you wanna change your header, this is where you look.
Next heading is the Outer-wrapper. This defines the size of your blog page (outer-wrapper), the size of your main middle blog entry column (main-wrapper), and the size of your right column (side bar wrapper) (I will show you how to add a 3rd column later), as well as the spacing and the borders.
Next is Headings (not to be confused with header), which formats the "titles" of your sidebar sections, and the dates of you posts. (getting me so far?)
Then there is Posts (formats how your posts will look) Comments, Sidebar Content (formats whats actually inside the sidebar), Profile (changes the formating of your pic), Footer (changes the box at the bottom of you blog), and then something that says "Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe" wich is the part of the code that talks to bloggers Page elements, and Fonts and Colors feature.
Now that thats all over, times for changes...
a) Changing from all caps.
Pyzam templats have an all caps features that you may not like. To change it in the header, scroll to the Header heading, (first one after variables) and scroll down four groupings of code till you see this:
You can delete (or add if you want uppercase and don't have any) that piece of code. To change the uppercase feature in any other part of your blog, scroll to that heading and either add or subtract that piece of code.
b)Changing the double border
to get rid of that pesky double border, got back to the Header heading, and look for this 3 groups down:
Change that number to 0. If you want the outer boarder to be thicker, go to the first grouping (header-wrapper) and change the border to 2px instead of 1px. Speaking of boarders...
To change the width of you borders, you will have to go to each section and every time it says "border: 1px solid $border color;", change the number (0 will yield no border). In the places where it says "border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor;" , this is the dotted line borders between the posts and the between the sections on you side columns.
To change the Color of your borders: you should be able to do this under fonts and color, but if you cant, pic the color you want and copy down the 6 figure "hex number" (that group of gibberish to the right of the "more colors box") of the color you wanna change it to. The go to the variables section of your html, and look for :
change the hex number thats in there to the hex number you want, and dont forget the #!!!. since we are in the variable section...
c) Changing what you can't change in fonts and color
If you want to change the color of something, and it won't work in blogger layout, got to the variables section of you html code. If you read the variables section carefully, you will see words like "Text Color" and "Blog Title Color". Look for the quotes that contain what you wanna change, and then follow the line till you see the place where you can enter you hex code. If what you want to change is not in the variables section, (most of the background color options are not in the variable section) Go to the heading of the section you want to change and change it there. How you say? Well I will tell you. For example, I wanna change the background color of my main middle blog section. I scroll down to the Outer-Wrapper heading, look for main-wrapper, and I see it says " background-color:#ffffff;" I change that ffffff to what ever hex code I have for the color I want.
About fonts. If you wanna change your blogs font to something other than what blogger offers, it can lead to problems. You can only use web-safe fonts on your blog. Whats a web-safe font? Its a font thats guaranteed to be present on all or most computer systems, therefor display nicely on webpages. If you use a font thats not typically installed will cause reversion to some system default font, or in some cases meaningless gibberish will be displayed. With that said, lets say I wanna change my main blog body text to Comic Sans, a very popular font not offered by blogger. I would go to the variables section, and look for the "text font" variable:
I would change Georgia, Serif to Comic Sans MS (you must use the full name of the font) in each place I see Georgia. For sections like the "side bar title font" that have multiple fonts listed, change each font to the one you wanna use. (All blog fonts are change in the variables section)
Changing you background image:
Say you gone and made all these changes and your blog is perfect except you hate that naked dog background, and you don't wanna start from scratch, what do you do? Change the background. Inbetween the Variables section and the header section, there is this mini section:
Here you can see what my background image url. If you wanna change your background image to another pyzam one WITH OUT changing you entire blog, copy the html in to MS Word or Word pad and pick out the image url and change it. If you want a personal image as a background picture, upload it to Photobuket or some other image hosting website to get a url for the picture. To use a found image from like Google or some where, "right click" on the image and select copy link location (for mac users, sorry pc users) and paste into html code. You can change the position by changing where is says bottom-left to bottom-right, top-left, or top-right. To stop tiling, change repeat to no-repeat.
To get rid of the background image all together and just use a solid color, delete the entire line:
and change hex code to appropriate color.
Here it is, what we have all been waiting for, the infamous 3 column blog. I got the info from here, and I present it too u in an easier to read format.
Go to the Outer-Wrapper section of you template.
Find this bit of code:
Copy this entire section, and paste it directly below
Change what you just pasted from "#sidebar-wrapper" to "#left-sidebar-wrapper"
Now the tricky part, in the Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe" section of you template (located at the bottom, after the footer section), find this bit of code:
right BEFORE this bit you code you want to add :
Almost done. Now you have to format the spacing and size of your columns.
Go back to the Outer-Wrapper section of you template. on this bit of code, add whats is in red:
If you preview your template, you will notice that the right sidebar will be beneath the main section. This is because overall size of your blog is only wide enough to accomodate one sidebar. We now how 2 side bars that are 220 pixes wide. How ever, contrary to what that other site says, Bloggers Layout Page element thingy cannot accommodate an overall blog size of 880 px (if you can live with it looking odd, then go ahead and make it 880). With that said, I have enclosed my measurements. You will have to fiddle around with your blog. Just keep in mind that the Outer-Wrapper ( The overall size of you blog) = Your 2 blog columns (sidebar-wrapper and left-sidebar-wrapper) + Your middle blog column (main-wrapper ) + Space inbetween the columns.
Click the photo to enlarge.
One more thing, to change the distance between the right and middle coulms, increase the over all blog size (outer-wrapper)
I hope this has been a helpful bit of info, please feel free to leave suggestions and such.
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
The box they came in is actually a nice sturdy plastic one. The cards are also thick and sturdy, and the colors are nice. I got 10 pics, 4 of my wallets, 3 of my earrings, and 3 of my art. I really like them. The back is kinda plain, but I can doodle on them on my own. They give you th option of color on the back, but I wanted to make sure they are easy to read. The back has my website, etsy site, blog, and email on the back.