:: That darn husband of mine has passed his cold on to me – for the second time in six months. I could feel it coming on last night. Most years, I don’t get a cold – this year? Two.
:: Other than that, the hanging lamp has been tweaked and I love it. I have to hang it today or tomorrow and promise to show you photos as soon as I can. Thank you for all your support – isn’t it wonderful having a lot of friends all over the world to share projects with? Kindred spirits are treasures, indeed. By the way, when I showed the lampshade to Don, this was the conversation:
Me: Do you like it?
Me: Do you hate it?
Don: I don’t hate it.
Me: Well, what do you feel?
Me: I’ll take neutral.
:: Before I forget, please drop by and visit my friend Regula. She read the post about flannel pajamas, which are apparently hard to find in Switzerland. So she made some! I think that makes her an honored member of the Flannel Pajamas Club, don’t you? They’re really cute and she looks adorable in them.
:: I promised to update you as I found more photo editing software online. Today, I played with Pixlr and Pixlr Express. Pixlr reminds me of Photoshop Elements and works much the same way. To tell the truth, it was a tad confusing (to me) and has a bit of a learning curve. But it’s free.
Howeve, Pixlr Express was fast, fun and easy. I’ve been trying to take good photos for Etsy. (I’ll share that story with you another time.) So I had this photo on hand and thought it would be fun to play with.
This is a little toothpick holder I plan to sell.
Here’s what I came up with. I resized the photo. (Always remember to resize your photos so that they don’t take up too much storage space!) I used an effect called Hagrid to get this vintagy kind of look. Then I added a border design called Wispy. And a watermark. Not necessarily what I would do normally, but I like to play on these new-to-me sites.
Pixlr Express has the basic necessities: color, contrast, crop, resize, touch-up, auto-fix. It also has lots of fun effects and borders. It’s extremely user-friendly.
I did all this in about 3 minutes, because that’s all the exploration time I have today. I think you might like this site. At the very least, it’s another possibility for our online photo editing needs.
I’m off to blow my nose. The nose that will turn red shortly. It always does.