Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Iron Craft #6: Hometown History

This week's challenge:

I admit it, I was having a block coming up with a challenge theme, so I asked my husband to come up with one. He wants us to make projects inspired by the history of the city where we live. Just in case you find your city’s history boring, you can also be inspired by a city you lived in in the past." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I don't really find Winnipeg boring, but I was feeling a little homesick for the city I grew up in, so I decided to make a craft related to that.

I grew up in Lethbridge, Alberta. It's a city in Southern Alberta surrounded by prairies, and coulees (valley type grassy hills). One of the largest landmarks in Lethbridge is the world's longest and tallest trestle bridge. You see it stretch across from one coulee to another when you enter the city.

Some pictures of the High Level Bridge in Lethbridge Alberta:

So I decided to try my hand at "replicating" that bridge in paint.

I'm not that good of a painter, but my painting didn't turn out too badly.

I even put the train on the top of the bridge. Trains actually still go over this 100 plus year old bridge every day.

I'm going to hang it up somewhere in my house, I just haven't figured out the perfect spot just yet.

Anyhoo... to see all the hometown inspired crafts from the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Iron Craft #5 - Teeny Tiny

The challenge this week:

"...your challenge is to make something in miniature, something teeny tiny." (Courtesy of Just Crafty Enough)

I was super into this challenge because I've been meaning to make a teeny tiny - yet very useful project - for a long time and needed the push to finally do it.

Ta da!

A teeny tiny flower pin cushion for my wrist. I've been absolutely terrified that the cat will get into my large pin cushion. So I've been shutting it in a drawer. But then when I'm doing a sewing project I bring it out and have to carry it back and forth from my work table to my sewing table so that I can keep an eye on it. Much easier to have a tiny one on my wrist. Then I don't have to constantly worry about it.

And in case you thought that this looks like a teeny tiny torture device, it really isn't. I crocheted a bottle cap into it to block the pins from poking my wrist. Yay!

A link to my project on Ravelry (where you can find the free pattern I used).

And if you'd like to see all of the teeny tiny projects from the Iron Crafters, check out the Flickr Group.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Logan's Makin' Vids - Tutorial for Windows

Logan’s makin Vids

I’ve been wanting to make gaming videos! And I finally found out how. :)

  1. How to record! First I opened the windows game bar with windows key + G! Then the game bar opened and I clicked record. It works awesomely and I made a video with it

2. How to record your voice! First dad gave me a headset with a microphone on it! First we tried windows voice recorder it didn’t work that well. So I downloaded Audacity it works awesomely with my headset!

3. How to merge them together! So I wanted the sound and the video to be in the same thing. So dad went on google and found Windows Movie Maker! We wanted to use that so we downloaded it. It was a stupid download cause we had to download a ton of stuff. But it works so it’s worth it. To merge them together go to record sound and click down and click add sound go to your sound and click and add it to yours and save it then your done!Have fun with your video!

Written by Logan - March 13, 2016