Perfect weather

Today, I had to drag myself out to take some pictures. It was about – 10 degrees, but sunny and not a cloud on the sky. Beautiful weather to photograph in. The best light conditions there is!

I knew I would regret it if I didn’t go out. I had the same weather last saturday, but I went shopping with Linda in stead of go shooting. I had the best time with Linda and bought some cool new things, but I was bummed that I missed the beautiful light. The next day the weather was back to normal; cloudy with no sun.

So after my morning shower, breakfast and some time online, I went out in the cold, cold weather. I don’t regret doing it. I did capture some great moments.

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This was one of it. I saw this on the ground and I instantly thought that that ball of threads had some interesting colors. I couldn’t leave it and had to take a picture of it. I’ve posted this and another shot on flickr. I will over the next days post some more shots from walk today.

My hands, they were so cold when I came in, that they were all red. I think I need some gloves where the tips of the fingers are cut off. I’ll have a look for that in the near future.

Later this evening I let my creativity play once more. I started on Linda’s birthday card. Her birthday isn’t until the 18th of March, but I had this idea of a card I wanted to try. And it’s no harm to be early. I didn’t finish the card, because I’m not entirly happy about it. I want it to be perfect, but now it’s only 90%. I need to work out those last 10%.

One thing I’ve realised this weekend, is that I need to find a better way to organize my stuff. I have two boxes where I store everything I got and that can become a bit messy. Another thing to put on my to-do-list.

What I need to do immediately, is to go to bed!

Scrapbooking session 1

Right before Christmas I got invited by Sissel to a scrapbooking day at her friend Guro’s pub. This was today.

I took the train at 13.20 and Sissel picked me up 14.10. We drove straight to Guro. The rest of the people would come around 15.00.  In total we were 11 girls in the pub. I knew Kristin, a friend of Sissel, who I was gonna ride with back home. A few people I’d seen once before, but there were most unknown people.

I brought a bag with cardboard and papers and a small box with different stuff in it. Most had LOTS of stuff. It was huge suitcases with all sorts of stuff.

When you do this for a whole day, you might think that you’ll have time to make lots of cards. But you don’t. The reason for that is that you also watch what others do. This way you get inspiration. And then you chat with the others and that doesn’t make you very efficient. But I don’t want days like that to be a card-making marathon. If I can make a few cards, I’ll be satisfied.

On todays list I had a few birthday cards. These three first months there are a few birthdays to cover; Ranjan, Lisbeth, Hanne, Sissel and Linda. And there are to births too that I need a card to.  So all in all, I need seven cards for the three first months.

Today I managed to make two of them. Both to Hanne. Well, one is for her baby-boy who will arrive sometime in March we think.

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I like to make the cards fairly simple. Not sure if that really is because I can’t make it any more difficult or if it’s because I like simple. A combination maybe…

In between all the working, we did eat. Guro ordered four large pizzas. I can’t say I was very impressed with the local pizza place. 50% (two out of four) pizzas were not what we had ordered. We ordered a pizza with chicken and got something taco-ish. And we ordered something with beef on and got kebab-meat. They were good those pizzas too, it wasn’t that, but it was rather poorly that they came with the wrong pizza.

Oh and the pizza guy called and said he had trouble with his car. So Guro and Sissel went out, walked over the field outside Guro’s house and found the car having some trouble. They both had to push the car to get on the right track again. lol.

I was lucky enough to get a ride with Kristin back home. If not, I think I would’ve stayed the night at Sissel’s house. I’m glad that I could sleep in my own bed tonight.

Kristin developed a bad headache. She’d had it when she came, so she’d gotten a painkiller and beaten the headache. But the headache came back when we were leaving. And it was close to turn into a migrain. So, we were both quite silent in the car. Kristin had to keep silent and just concentrate on driving.

So while she was driving, I was sitting next to her thinking. I came up with some ideas for a new card;  Linda’s birthday-card. And I thought some of the scrabble project.

Right now I’m dead tired and should really go to bed. I’m hungry and should’ve eaten something, but I don’t have anything nice to eat. I don’t have any bread, just buns to heat up. And that takes forever. So I’m not gonna do that. I’ll just have a glass of milk and then hit the sack.

Project 1.09 – scrabble

Yesterday I recived a wonderful sms from Chantie. The parcel dude had come at 08.45 and delivered the belated birthday present I sent her. She was SO happy about the home-made rummy-cube game I gave her. That made me happy. I’ve kept the sms and read it a few times.

Knowing she got so happy, it makes me want to make something else. I want to create something more. I love making stuff  / crafts.

While riding the bus to see Lisbeth yesterday, I had some time thinking. I came up with an idea which I’m not sure will work. I thought about making another board-game. And I’ve been thinking of scrabble! Why not just buy it, you may think. Let me tell you something. It’s much more fun making it myself. It gives the game a personal touch. Anyone can buy a scrabble game, but not everyone can make it yourself!

I haven’t really figured out how to make it though. The tiles would be fairly easy. I can just get my dad to make me some or a lot of brick tiles. And I can write the letters on them.

It’s the actual board that will be a bit tricky. I’ve thought about a square wood board, but I would like to be able to fold it. Maybe I can make some sort of box I can fold and when it’s folded I can keep the bricks inside it?

Hmm… this needs a lot of thinking. The whole idea just might end up being an idea. Who knows? But for a while, I would like to play with the idea. At least I keep my creativity in motion.

I’m gonna go find my own scrabble and have a look at that;  study it a bit, just to get an idea of what I’m heading into.  

Didn’t I say that when a new year arrive, I always want to start new projects?! Well, here’s my first :)

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