Thursday, June 26, 2014

HSC Textiles

Well here it is! this is what my pillowcases will look like all put together and before they have the embroidery put on.

Now to just sew it together and embroider and it is all done

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

HSC Textiles

I have officially begun the HSC component to my Textiles and Design subject. I decided on making a pair of Pillow cases.

Here is the first design:

Variation #1 of the first pillow case design
After some advice from my mum and her friend, i then proceeded to change it slightly to this:

Variation #2 of the first pillow design 

Not really sure that that one would work out well so I once again changed it to:

Variation #3 and Final design for first pillow design
The last variation has is the final pattern that I have chosen for the first of the pillows. I am still working on the second pillow designs.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Bird Diaries Continued

So in the past few days since my last post I have seen other birds that I have never seen or been able to capture on camera these include:

An Australian Hobby( or Peregrine Falcon not sure which)

A Common Starling
The Common Starling that is shown on the right is not the first i've seen but the first one that I have been able to capture on camera.

A female Gang Gang Cockatoo before it flew off
Taken by my mum on our holiday a few weeks ago

The Gang Gang Cockatoos were hard to catch on camera because whenever we came close in the car they would do this:
The female Gang Gang Cockatoo right after the first picture
Taken by my mum on our holiday a few weeks ago

Saturday, October 27, 2012

The Bird Diaries

Since I have moved closer to Victoria I have begun to take a real interest in bird life.

I spend all the time I can looking out the windows and looking for species of birds I have never seen before and even those that I have seen before, I then of course try my hardest to get as many of them as I can on camera......

Male Red-rumped Parrots talking about guy stuff
Not all of the time does this work out but most of them I have been successful in photographing them(some taken my mum and dad) and identifying them( with the help of a friend who also does alot of bird photography).

Welcome Swallows
A White-faced Heron
These are all the birds I have been able to photograph( with Mum's camera):
A Little Grassbird at Three Mile Dam( Mum took this one)
A Galah in mid flight
A Crested Pigeon
A bunch of cheeky White-winged Coughs digging up our garden
A White-necked Heron
A Pelican on the dam

A female Australian Darter
A Great Eastern Heron flying 

A male and female Australian Shelduck

The mystery bird( which we found out later was a Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike)

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Past 3 Years

Well I think it is about time I write something more for my blog.

Over the past 3 years i have been working on a few cross stitches  5 to be exact, and during that time I have only finished one of them. I have made a rule(though i'm not sure how long it will last) that I am not to start another one until I have finished all the ones that i have left to do.

The first one I started in this period of time was a horse one, quite possibly the largest one I have ever started, I have only finished about 1/2 of it, but I am determined to get it done not matter how long it takes.

The second one(which i think i started way before the first one) is of flowers, I only got half way last year and it is also progressing very slowly.

So a few months after I started the horse one, i decided that i would start another, but this time i was doing this for some very special people, My Nan and Pa.
It doesn't look like much now but once it is finished it will look like a Cockatiel.

Ok so right now you must be thinking, why start all these when you hadn't finished 1? Well the answer to that is simple, I have a very short attention span, I can't stick with the one thing for a long time. That is why I have all these started cross stitches and have only finished one in the entire 3 years that I have been working on cross stitches.

Ok so then after I started that one I started yet another cross stitch this time I was going to give it to my dad for Father's Day last year, but I got sidetracked once more and didn't finish it in time, so then I thought I could give it to him for Christmas if I work hard enough, well, I missed that too. So I have only now started to work on it again and if i can get it done by next year's Father's Day I will be happy.

So as if I didn't have enough to do I started yet another one, Yes another one. This one I started about 6 months ago and is the only one I have managed to complete. 
Now that is is finished I need to frame it and then I'm giving it to a friend.

So they are all the cross stitches that I have started and completed.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Teen Summer Camp 2012

The first night swag camp winners :)
me and the horse i rode Babe.
A friendly game of uno.
everyone from my cabin, right before tea.
My cabin number.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

New Camera Photos

Got a new Fujifilm Digital camera for Christmas and decided to test the settings for sunsets i'm very happy with results.