We had a weekend full of activity and visits with family and friends. It was nice to have some time to relax. Now I have a million and two things to do before I leave for Nashville very early Thursday morning.
Thanks for all of the kind comments about the weathervane transformation that I posted yesterday. Once you start playing around with the Silhouette Studio software you can quickly learn to transform shapes into patterns with just a few clicks. I wish some of the features that are basic parts of this software were included in the Cricut Design Studio, Gypsy or CraftRoom. I still use those programs on occasion but I can make my lace designs much more quickly and accurately using the Silhouette software. The results are also unique since I don't have to work from stock images to create the designs.
Here are a few more variations that all started from the single image of the weathervane. To answer the question about dragging in the image to trace - I just made the Silhouette software window smaller so I could see my desktop and then clicked on the photo and dragged it over to the mat in the software. Then I made the window full screen again. I did this on a Windows Vista 64 bit laptop with the basic (free) version of the Silhouette software.
Here is another design - a frame - that started from the same image. The possibilities are truly endless and you can create whatever you imagine!
Here is an even more complex doily - once again based on the weathervane image.
I added the photo here to make it easier for you to see the original weathervane so you wouldn't need to click back to yesterday's post. I know that a lot of you want me to do some videos showing the process I use to make these designs. I will try to get started on those very soon, but I probably won't have time to post any until after my trip.
There are a few more things I want to mention.
1. Several of you have commented that the word verification for comments now has two words and it is much more difficult to read than it used to be. I put the verification on when I got tired of screening and rejecting spam comment messages (some of them were really offensive and I didn't want my readers to see these). The word verification codes seemed to work very well to keep the spam out but I don't want you to be frustrated when trying to comment. It took me a while to see how to get the word verification turned off but I think I finally got it done! Let's see how it goes with the updated Blogger spam blocker. I'll expect to see lots more comments with the "squiggly word problem" solved!
2. You may have noticed that I haven't been posting any design team projects for Creative Charms lately. They are going to be moving in a new direction and I'll have some more information to share about the changes later today (I hope). In the short term, there will be a good opportunity for you to replenish your stash of Creative Charms goodies.
3. I'll be away in Nashville at the end of this week attending a blogging conference. I hope to learn a lot from the programs offered. I have a sneaking suspicion that I may be one of the "more mature" attendees. In the materials the organizers sent ahead of time, they mentioned wearing flats to walk through the hotel and changing into your "cute shoes" for the sessions. Unless I can find some "cute shoes" like the ones in the photo above (my little neighbor was wearing these on Saturday), I think I'll just be one of the boring (but comfortable) people!
I am very happy to have my camera back to normal since there are all sorts of great photo opportunities in the hotel complex. I hope you aren't getting tired of photos!
Have a great Monday - Happy President's Day!
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