Saturday, October 22, 2016

Ping Pong

When you don't have a paddle or a table what can you do with a ping pong ball? Well you grab a sharpie marker, a craft knife and a battery operated tealight and you make yourself a Jack o' lantern.

Use the sharpie marker to draw a face on the ping pong ball and then with the craft knife, carefully cut an x on the bottom of the ball. Cut away just enough of the plastic so that the ball will fit over the tealight flame. This is not my original idea. I saw several of these online. I haven't been able to get myself in to crafting mode but this was quick and easy. After I took this picture I also poked a hole in the top and stuck in a green pipe cleaner for a stem.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Not much

A gray and gloomy days makes a color photo look like a black and white

Sorry about no post yesterday. I totally lost track of time Wednesday night and it got too late to schedule a post.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

While I was walking

Monday morning the skies were quite cloudy and while it looked like there was a threat of rain it wasn't raining at the time. I decided to put on my walking shoes and head out the door. I had my cell phone with me and while I walked I snapped pictures of either Halloween decorations or just whatever fall  beauty caught my eye.

As I walked I also did some quick edits on the phone with some of those pictures.

The first one I posted the after on facebook yesterday. Here, I'm going to show you both the before and after shots.



As I walked by this house they had the fence at the top of their driveway decorated so pretty and the puddle in the driveway gave me a bit of a reflection too.



Not sure what caught my eye here. It may have been the clouds, the fall leaves or even the tower.



Good thing I didn't trip over any uneven sidewalks while I was editing these.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The hidden truth

The other day when I was getting something out of the cupboard I noticed my shadow on the wall. OMG, What is that growing out of the top of my head?

I had my readers on top of my head and they must have magnified the antennae that apparently are growing out of the top of my head.   
Not seeing what I'm talking about? Here I drew circles around them.

In an unrelated OOPS moment. I was all set to sit down and make several of those scarecrow tea light pins on Sunday. I did one and got everything set up to make a new one. I pushed the button to start sewing and a horrible noise and an error message saying that the safety device had been activated. The needle was bent and stuck in the machine.  After a moment of panic I got out the book which didn't tell me a whole lot. I started cutting away the material that the needle was in. Once I had that off I started slowly taking things apart. I finally got the needle out, cleaned everything up and put it all back together. I held my breath and turned the power on. Someone liked me that day. It was all working fine and no damage done other than the junk needle and cut away fabric. Of course my momentum for making pins was totally gone.
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