Go over to Treegold and Beegold to check out the new weekly project post on a building a light box.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
So I've had this personal blog for awhile and I've dreamed of getting my business blog up and going. I just don't have the time to do 2 different blogs though so I'm considering migrating all future material over to Treegold & Beegold. For awhile I would post links back here to send traffic that way but I think that if I ever want to have Treegold & Beegold be my main online presence then I need to start doing that now while I'm still small. I'll probably copy over some of my most popular posts also, the ones relating to tutorials or general information.
All this is coming about because I am slowly seeing my traffic numbers increasing and I've started working on a large tutorial and pattern that I am planning to offer free on the site. I am projecting that this pattern may help to increase my traffic by quite a bit and well I really want the traffic over at Treegold & Beegold more so then I want it here. I also forsee having more time to put forward towards the blog in the future. I've received some unfortunate news from work. Due to the continued decline of available projects for at least a temporary amount of time I'm being asked to drop my hours from full time, taking about a 20% pay cut along with it. So I'm going to take this opportunity and try to all my extra time at getting Treegold & Beegold up and running strong. Expect a week or so for me to get all the formatting and links done.
I hope everyone will continue to follow me over there. I'll make sure to leave a trail of breadcrumbs.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I've added 3 new and I think major links to the reference page.
These links are to 3 of my personal notebooks in Evernote and are constantly updated with information I find around the web. I know I've gone on and on about how much I love Evernote and really I can't say enough. Those should show you the power of it. I have craft projects from sewing, to crochet, to knitting, along with felt food, and cupcakes. The projects notebook at this exact moment contains 137 notes. I'm sure by the end of the day their will be at least 5 more. Earlier today I clipped multiple tutorials from around the web on felt food. I've tried my best to ensure that all notes link back properly to their source.
Many of the project notes contain .pdfs or files that contain a pattern or the instructions. Please enjoy and continue to check back in with all the folders.
- Personal Evernote Notebook of Patterns & Projects: This is a link to my personal Evernote notebook of my collected patterns and projects that I find over the web. Where possible I try to always link the source site. If it is a pdf then the site may be listed in the pdf itself.Updated Constantly
- Personal Evernote Notebook of Crafting Techniques: This is a link to my personal Evernote notebook containing tips and techniques I want to remember and find useful.Updated Constantly
- Personal Evernote Notebook of Creative Food: This is a link to my personal Evernote notebook containing clips to creative food. Mostly it is cupcake, cake and cookie decorating. Updated Constantly
I have a zillion different notebooks including one on recipes. In time I may share that one to the public also but at the moment I'm still trying to collect and compile it to be a good representation of what I have. For a long time I downloaded all my recipes as .pdfs to my computer and after awhile that did not lend well to good sorting. The technique was good for archiving everything but one of the powers of Evernote is the ability to tag every note and search by tags or just words within a note.
I've thought of doing link round ups and posting some of these hear to the blog directly but I'm unsure as to what everyone wants to see. Are their any types of projects that someone is most interested in? If so I'll keep an eye out among my blog roll and post them as they come through.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
So I found this on Lifehacker this morning and thought I'd share it with everyone. We all have that lonely sock or multiple lonely socks that have lost their mates. Well here is a useful way to put them to use. My office desk for sure could use one.
Conquer Your Cable Clutter with an Extra Sock
There is an alternate universe that claims our socks after we put them in the drier, leaving us with an orphaned member of the pair. What can you do with that extra sock? Home and lifestyle blog Real Simple suggests you use it as a cable organizer.
All you need to do is cut off the toe at the end of the sock to essentially create a fabric tube that can keep all your cables together while still giving them a little breathing room. To be extra safe, just keep the sock away from any electrical outlets or the base of the plugs.
2 Clever Ways to Organize Your Cords | Real Simple
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Remember I said I won a blog contest that involved a crafting book? Well this is what I won! It's so awesome and I'm so happy to have gotten it.
Added to the blog to do list is a review of it after I make something.
Between work and the kids birthdays things have been crazy. Wee Rose's 1st birthday party is on Saturday. I can't believe its almost been a year already.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
This week I didn't get to finish completing any project but I did work on Wee Rose's baby blanket some more. I'm glad I decided to make a more toddler sized blanket because of how long this is taking me. I swear I'm closer to done then is in that picture.
Instead I made my first good apple pie. I love apple pie and I've always been good at the seasoning but not so much at the top pie crust. Well I got it figured out this time. I also took pictures because I was so proud. I used this recipe for the pie crust and this one for the apple filling.
I think next may be a berry cobbler. I've tried it in the past to minimal success, now to find a good recipe.