Dearest Readers and Skimmers,
I would like to start my blog today with some complaints, followed by superb news, then wrap the whole thing up with a fun use of technology. For your reading pleasure I have labeled the following parts and you are welcome to skip the ones that don’t concern you. So here we go…
Let’s start out on the wrong foot with a few Complaints:
Tearing tickets and selling tickets at the museum, once an exciting port of call for my resume, has recently been a bit less than perfect. Nearly everyone on the ticket slinging team has been out of town creating goofy schedules aplenty. Meaning my free time for crafting and speaking sweetly to my sewing machine has shifted from regularly to nearly never.
Also, I would like to complain about the earwigs that invaded my in-laws porch. Whenever we stop by to say hi the earwigs visit us and are creepy.
Let’s see, I would also like to take a moment to argue that honey is way to slow at leaving it’s happy bear home. Get a move on honey.
With that said I think it’s time for some Superb News:
During the past 2 weeks I have also been applying, researching, and thinking nonstop about a job opportunity I spied on craigslist.org. All of that mental energy paid off, I am now the editorial assistant for Sew News, Sew It All, and Creative Machine Embroidery. Well technically speaking I will be after my last 2 weeks at the museum. Can you believe it? I am joining an awesome team that might just be made up of unicorns and sewing wizards. Soon I will be paid to sew and write. Huzzah!
Now would be the perfect time to discuss Technology:
Mr. McCluckin’ downloaded the Craft Studio app from Martha Stewart. I gave the app a test drive and it is rather fun. I am not the biggest Martha Stewart fan, but this app is clean, cute and has many options for killing time. Maybe you need to wait in line often, well this iPad app is for you! Consider using this app to create and spread propaganda about your least favorite relatives. How about running your campaign for HOA president with elegantly and virtually crafted cards?
Basically the app allows users to use photos in a lay out that is similar to a scrapbook page. You can print using a variety of means and there’s a tutorial video with Martha narrating. I made three little cards just to get my bearings. I have to say the glitter shaking is clever. Whenever you use glitter you write with a pen then shake the entire iPad as though it were an etch-a-sketch to glue down your chosen shade of glitter. Of course, the app would like your money. There are several theme packs to buy filled with different stickers and stamps to help you create the cards of your crafty dreams. I haven’t purchased any yet, but maybe someday when I am in need of a summer camp theme or disco laser theme, I’ll hop over to the shop. Right now the app is free, but not for long, eventually it will cost $4.99.
That’s all I have time for today. Watch out, because next week will be craft-licious. Best of luck in your upcoming llama race!