We’re going to get a little adventurous with the effects today, using a feature that hasn’t been added to Ink/Stitch’s menus yet. First, I’m going to prepare my objects that I’ll want to fill. In this case I’m using text (not Ink/Stitch lettering, but Inkscape text) that I will convert to shapes and ungroup (Path […]
The USPS isn’t profitable chiefly because it (unique among federal entities) is required to fund retiree benefits fifty years in advance. Because of this, it relies on overtime instead of additional personnel – fewer eventual retirees. Cutting overtime accomplishes the same thing as cutting post offices but bypasses the requirement for public comment. Ditto shaking […]
On Saturday I realized the constant yelling of the Carolina Wren parents wasn’t happening, so Sunday when I changed the water in the bird bath I checked the nest. Sure enough: empty.
Ink/Stitch on top of Inkscape makes producing a die line for embroidery designs that don’t have them easy. Both pieces of software are free and open-source, and run on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
I’m slowly getting my website set up to do everything I want (aside from stocking the web shop as well as the Etsy one…) which means putting together as many ways to connect to it as I can. Facebook, Twitter, the fediverse, email, and of course the best one, RSS/Atom. If you’re seeing this via […]
I brush the cats almost every day in a futile attempt to cut down on the hair. At least these chairs are very easy to brush clean, because when she’s not leaving Olivia-fluff, I’m leaving minky-fluff.
Mostly this is a test to make sure I have the Facebook/Instagram connection correctly connected. But it’s also a fuzzy update on the Carolina Wren babies, since I emptied and refilled the bird bath today and took some blind pictures (this is the best). Their eyes are open, so I’m extra careful about not showing […]
The older snap tray design has pinched corners, which makes it super-easy to snap – just, well, pinch the corners. But for a different look, here’s one I’ve been playing around with. The snaps show on the inside, so if you’re using fancy ones (or rivets) or just very proud of your color-coordination, this is […]
The adult wrens weren’t around when I went to refill the bird bath yesterday, but they’d been hauling bugs all morning so I knew there were hatchlings. I risked sneaking up, sticking the phone to the opening and clicking blindly and sure enough, there they were. I’m trying not to let them get too acclimated […]
When you have a single-color embroidery machine, sometimes you want to sew a bunch of identical items to make the most of your thread changes. But if you just duplicate an item, sometimes your machine wants to stitch each one out in series, defeating the purpose. Pricey embroidery software like Embrilliance will group the colors […]