I always get these grandiose ideas about polymer clay. I think I’m going to make these wonderfully maticulous little doo dads… and then nothing. Maybe some mashed up bits, but not much else. Combine that with the fact that I made some earrings a while back and you get 20 jump rings and 4 earring hooks. What the heck am I going to do with the other 16!
Well, I decided to make some stitch markers. But instead of those pegs that are used for jewelry making, we are just going to use plain old straight pins. So not only are they super inexpensive, but super quick. They definitely make great presents for any knitter you know. Yeah, I’m thinking about Christmas already.
I went a little nuts once I got going on them and before I knew it I had a whole pan full:
Now you may have noticed the throw back to a jpg instead of a pdf, well….. so… Thursday night, I was sipping tea, working on stuff…. I turn my back for a second to go make some popcorn in the other room and I come back to see the ferrets tag teaming my poor ibook. The dumped my tea all over the keyboard and shorted it out…. So I lost all of my programs, particularly the one that lets me put pdf’s onto the craftleftovers server…. among a lot of other stuff like all my patterns’ original files for the past few months. Sigh, I now know, a little too late, that even if I think it’s out of ferret reach, no liquid is ever safe around my open laptop.
This is what shows up when I try to turn it on:
So I dusted off my old laptop, a Sony Vaio from about 5 years ago, and started it up. I have to keep it plugged in at all times because the battery is crap, but at least it’s working. Then it did this:
I think it’s telling me “what the heck are you doing? I’m old, calm the heck down, stop openning programs, ah! Blhark.” I restarted it, twice, and it seems okay…. not sure how long for though.
So I’m not sure how I’m going to get a new laptop, but I think my old one will work for now… we will see.
Anyway, all that, kept me from posting the winners of the birthday contest last night, and now I have run out of time and don’t have them ready still. I have the winners picked out, but I need to leave. I am just going to do a separate post for the winners. Most likely tomorrow afternoon. Maybe sooner…. or later actually, I can’t get consistent wireless so I’m going to wait until I get that so I can post pictures and whatnot. Sorry about the delay of game!
See you all soon! Have a good and crafty weekend!