cool things to make

August 16, 2009 at 3:47 pm (Loved, random things, Tutorial) (, , , , , , )

In some random browsing, I came across some really gorgeous scrap magnets, as pictured below.  They are really gorgeous.  When I go to town next I’m definitely going to buy some magnets and make some.  You can read a great tutorial on how to make them at the SEI Lifestyle blog.

Scrapped magnets over at sei lifestyle

Scrapped magnets over at SEI Lifestyle

I also stumbled across some very cool printable/cut out and make things over at Cannon’s Creative Park website.  I think they’d make great fun activities at the end of term for some of my students. There are a lot of really cool things in the scrapbooking and art sections too.

One of many print and cut outs from Cannons Creative Park

One of many print and cut outs from Cannon's Creative Park

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orchid beautiful-ness

August 2, 2009 at 4:51 pm (Loved, random things) (, , , )

I had thought orchids where the most difficult of plants to grow, and when I won an orchid as a lucky door prize at a conference earlier in the year I was sure I would end up killing it (not that I have black thumbs or anything, just that orchids sounded too high maintanence for me).  Anyway, it go sunburnt so I moved it to a shadier spot in the patio.  I never water it (it was getting the incidently spray from the hose while I watered the plant around it, then when the rains started, I’ve just left it to nature). About a month or so ago, flower spikes started forming and low and behold over the past fortnight the flowers have slowly opened.  Aren’t they just beautiful?

orchid 1

orchid 2

orchid 3

orchid 4

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