Monday 31 October 2016

Random Quote #307

So many things are possible as long as you don't know they are impossible. 

Mildred D. Taylor

Sunday 30 October 2016

Creatively Speaking: Secret Projects

So Creatively Speaking has been absent for a few weeks now. And that is because I was making my sister's birthday present and I didn't want her to discover what it was.

But now I have given her the present I can now tell you what it is.

I made her two tealight things (I can't really call them holders as they sit over the tealight rather than the tealight sits in it).

This is one of them - as I said I made two, the other one is a lot creepier and darker looking. And when I say tealights, they are battery operated tealights as it is likely you would set this one fire if you used real tealights.

Anyway the point of this post is to direct you to my inspiration for this project.

I got this idea from a YouTuber called Drachenfang. The pumpkins he makes are a lot bigger and more waterproof as they are designed to go outside. The ones I have made are about the size of a large grapefruit, whereas the form Drachenfang made for his was about the size of a beach ball.

The videos take you all the way through the project from beginning to end - here is a link to the first one.

He goes in to a lot of detail, tells you exactly what you will need, gives a lot of advice and is entertaining too.

Due to the size difference I changed some of the materials slightly and tweaked some of the steps as my pumpkins didn't need to be quite so waterproof.

It's kind of late to make any for this Halloween, but you can always make preparations and start getting organised for Halloween 2017!

Monday 24 October 2016

Monday 17 October 2016

Random Quote #305

Unlike baked beans, loaves of breads or Fuji apples, books once consumed, do not disappear. 

John Sutherland

Monday 10 October 2016

Random Quote #304

Ideas aren't magical; the only tricky part is holding on to one long enough to get it written down. 

Lynn Abbey

Monday 3 October 2016

Random Quote #303

Everything I was I carry with me, everything I will be lies waiting on the road ahead. 

Ma Jian

Saturday 1 October 2016

NaNoWriMo Countdown

The clock is ticking... there are now only

31 Days

to go until the start of NaNoWriMo 2016 - are you going to take part?