When you replace a light or chandelier do you wonder what to do with the glass globes that covered the light bulb? Throwing them in the trash seems like a poor idea since they are usually in nice condition. But whatever could you do with them? Make a beautiful table centerpiece from re-purposed light globes.
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- Now you have your blank canvas. You can rotate it to vertical or horizontal so think how you want the finished image to look.
- It is time to add your text. Click the Tt icon on the left sidebar.
- Click Add Text. Then click your desired font. Bigger, bolder fonts work best for this technique.
- With your text showing, you can play around by making some words in capitals, larger or smaller. Use the slider in the text box until you get it how you like.
- Make the text as large as you can so there is lots of space for the background image to show through.
- In Text Options, under Blend modes: click Normal
- Under Text Effects type: click None
- Look for the Overlays butterfly icon on the left and click.
- At the top, click Add Your Own, then My Computer. This will take you to your photo files where you can choose one to use as the background to your text.
- Your photo will appear over your canvas. You may have to adjust the size so that it covers all of the text.
- In the Overlay box, under Basic Blend modes: Add (the photo above looks like it is set to normal, but you need to set it to Add) When you click Add, this is what happens….
- Open a blank canvas of desired size and leave white.
- Add text
- Click OPTIONS
- Move the slide bar to desired size (larger fonts work better)
- Then click BLEND MODES: choose NORMAL
- NEXT Click EFFECTS:
- Under EFFECT TYPE: choose NONE
- NEXT (on left of screen) Go to OVERRLAYS (the little butterfly)
- Click: ADD YOUR OWN
- Click MY COMPUTER
- Choose a photo from your files
- Click PHOTO
- Under BASIC TAB find BLEND MONES
- Click ADD
- MAGIC! Isn’t it great!
- Click the bottom of the LAYERS BOX to merge layers
- Save your creation!
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As time goes by we are apt to grow more appreciative of the instruction and teaching received from our parents when we were children. I remember the frustration and difficulty as my mom tried to teach me to hold a crochet needle correctly and to keep my stitch tension even. She was patient and she was very skilled.
Early in our marriage, my husband and I moved more than 400 miles away. Soon I was expecting our first child and Mommy flew out to visit.
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When I gave all my granddaughters their knitted headbands, Jethro was disappointed he didn’t get one. He wanted a yellow headband. So I had to come up with something a little more boyish just for him. This adorable and easy knitted headband with crocheted eye keeps his little ears warm in a fun way.
I wanted to make my granddaughter a basic knit hat in white and trim it with a faux fur pom pom. I asked a friend and talented crocheter (Hooked by Amy) about a place to purchase pom poms. She gave me a suggestion and told me they aren’t hard to make.
And here is the link to the pattern for the toque: Bernat Knit Family Toques
Beyond their charming, quirky cute looks, alpacas are responsible for bearing some of the silkiest, most versatile fiber found in nature, They are shorn annually. Alpaca is a specialty fiber that has been described as stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goose down, and better-breathing than thermal knits. source
Yarn: bulky yarn
Size 10 needles or size recommended on yarn
Cast on 65 stitches.
Rows 1-5: Knit entire row.
ROW 6: P across
ROW 7: K across
ROW 8-10 repeat row 6-7
ROW 11: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (66)
ROW 12-16: repeat row 6-7
ROW 17: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (67)
ROW 18-20: repeat row 6-7
ROW 21: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (68)
ROW 22-30: repeat row 6 and 7
ROW 31-34: Knit across
ROW 35: Bind off leaving a length of yarn and sew sides together. Weave in loose ends.