Wednesday, 26 November 2008

webby stuff

Well despite saying I couldn't design a website I have had a good go at modifying this one! With help of course, but even so I am rather pleased I could follow along with the HTML. The heading photo is of a flower that sprung up in the garden at the beginning of the summer, no idea what it is but I liked the colours. Then with a combination of blogger, gimp, agave and Marks brain we made the picture the right size and edited the colours in the rest of the blog

I think I could spend a lot of time fiddling with the colours...

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

first steps

A couple of weeks ago I took the first steps towards sharing my creative side by running a workshop in making shopping bags. Inspired by I had an open house and 5 lovely people made six bags between them.

It was a really lovely day. I enjoyed being able to pass on my skills and enable other people to gain some confidence using a sewing machine, and make some damn fine bags! On top of that I have been inspired to think up a design that has a pocket after helping Suzie to make a pocket in her bag.

It was also a great learning experience for me in how to co-ordinate people and resources and how to make sure everyone gets something from the day.