Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's here!

It's here! After a month of not having one, my new microwave is installed and working. I was so happy that I heated up my cold cup of coffee.

Talk about getting spoiled. That's me, and proud of it.

The installation guy took almost 20 minutes and didn't skip a beat. I like confidence in people who do stuff like this. Well done, finally!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

It's all low tech behind the scenes

For the second time in a month, a coworker is leaving for a better job. I'm going to really miss her because she is such a hard worker. The last one that left got a good luck card that wasn't library themed. She deserved better. This time I wanted to re-create for Cheryl a card I had seen on the Internet.

So, I copied a card I'd seen on the Lawn Fawn blog, by Yainea that I absolutely loved. But when I pulled out my Dewey Decimal paper I saw that I had the full sized version, and the card was made from the scaled down version of 6" x 6" paper.  My "fix" was to make the card bigger, but really, scale matters a lot. On the original, there were several drawers going in both directions, but on mine I could only fit 2 full drawers across.

The dog coming out of the catalog drawer should be bigger in relation to the size of the drawer.  I used skinny bakers' twine instead of ribbon so that it wouldn't overwhelm the little doggie.

Now, what's so low tech here? Well I thought I'd share my picture taking setup with you all. I don't have a fancy light box, I just take things out to the back patio and prop them up on the table like this:

Yeah it's all good until the wind blows stuff down into a puddle.