Friday, 8 October 2010

An update on my laptop or why I love Apple!

Hello bloggers,

just a quick update on my computer probs. There is a light at the end of the tunnel!
I have been to my local Apple store today to go to my Genius Bar appointment. A nice chap looked at my laptop and confirmed that the HD was dead. I was really crestfallen as I haven't got the money for a new one, but guess what, Apple are being nice to me! I was told that my model had had a few issues with HDs and therefore they'd replace the Hd for free. And even better, they don't do the 80GB ones anymore so I get a 160GB HD for free. And because the cover around the keyboard was a little broken (apparently a design fault) they'll replace that as well! Wahey!! That's what I call customer service! (Just so you know, my laptop is a few years old by now and lasted very well until now, I wouldn't have even considered that I get anything for free apart from the consultation at the Genius Bar!)
Now the only slight sour taste about the whole thing is that I might be computerless for up to two weeks. I already feel like I lost a limb and it's only been a couple of days! Miss not being able to cut on my Cricut the most...

Hope to be able to post normally from my own comp soon!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Out of action... of sorts

Hello bloggers,

I can't share any pictures at the moment because my dear laptop died on me! I am currently using my hubby's computer as often as I can, but he has to work on it, so I only get limited use. Emails are fine, as I can get and send (text) emails with my iPhone.
How come we get so dependent on those silly computers? I feel like I've lost an arm or something like that!
One side effect of being without a computer is that I actually get a bit of crafting done because I am not that distracted, but unfortunately it also means I cannot print or use my Cricut/SCAL which is very frustrating. Back to basics I guess...
I'll see that I get pics done of everything I do while offline so I can share when I am back again.
Hope to be back soon!

Friday, 1 October 2010

Bit of old stuff...

Hello bloggers,

here's me trtying to be a better blogger and post something more often!
Today I thought I'd share my Copic storage caddy that I made myself from foam board. It's not superneat but it works very well for me.
Here is a side view, where you can see that I angled the whole thing a bit so all the colours are easily visible.

I am quite proud of this solution as I really wanted one of those cute cubicle things that you sometimes see in american crafters homes. But they were too expensive when you count in p&p and this cost me about £4 and took about an hour to do.

On to something I did in August for my new niece Helena. She is such a sweet baby and I wanted to make her something special, so I tried my hands at sewing a quilt... a small one as my sewing isn't that great.

As you can see, it's not perfect, but it's cute enough and I was happy with the outcome! The back is in the same stripy material as the surround btw.