In which I get my artgeek on - Tactical Ninja
Feb. 17th, 2012
09:18 am - In which I get my artgeek on
This morning I woke up to sunshine coming in the bedroom window and the sleepy and delectable Dr Wheel next to me, and my first thought was "I could get used to this." So far I'm not, so it's a happy surprise every morning. <3 Dr Wheel.
Also, the combination of visiting Germans and Webstock has dragged the good Doctor out being all social butterfly-y every night this week and I
just can't be arsed am not into that much dining out and have to work in the evenings at the moment. However, last night I had pombagira for dinner and I fed her omelette with Sneaky Health Food in it, and she took pictures of me fondling my balls.
Witness my weirdly lumpy knees. I blame my Dad.
This is my current art project. Yes, those are the balls from Weird Pscience. I've hung onto them all this time and now I'm turning them into a Thing. I've had a couple of ideas about how to make it interactive too, but right now it's in the Make It Pretty stage, which will last for at least a month I reckon. Then it'll be the Make It Geeky stage, which will probably require input from you lot, an Arduino (or similar), possibly a Twine, and a motor of some description. But since I haven't quite pinned down what I want it to do yet, I'm not sure exactly what that part will entail yet. Hmm..
In other news, I think the time has come for me to buy an overlocker. More and more I'm seeing the use for one in the projects I do, especially since I have a couple of skirts I specifically want to recreate and I'm starting to want to work with floaty fabrics that don't suit standard hemming. My first line of attack was, naturally, research, where I found out some basics of what to look for. And then I typed 'overlocker buy' into Google. Hit 'pages from New Zealand'. Now, can you please tell me, is this not the ugliest site you've ever seen? Looks like someone's high school project. I've looked at this site before and I suspect it was someone's high school project in about 1997*.
Anyway, I'm looking at this one. My research has told me that Janome is a good consistent brand. Or maybe this one, because my sewing machine's a low-end singer and has done far more than a low-end machine could ever be expected to do, and has lasted me 6 years of moderate to heavy use without missing a beat. However there are a couple of second-hand ones on TradeMe that look quite good too, and I don't need it Right Now so am happy to wait for the right one to come along at a reasonable price. This will be my birthday present to myself so I'm ok with spending a bit of money, but I want to be sure that what I'm getting will do what I want it to - and I'm less confident buying an overlocker than I am buying sewing machines.
In case you're not interested in overlockers, perhaps you're interested in ugly sites. I'd be impressed if you could find one uglier than the one linked above - so if you know of one I'd like to see it. Yes, it's the Great Webstock Friday Ugly Site contest. What's the prize? Um, internet kudos for Finding Stuff Net Fu. *nod*
Finally, those people who are planning to be at Fidels tonight - I have tieke's Stealth Top in my bag to give to her. However, this top has a very efficient cloaking mode and even though I've got to this point several times, I've never managed to hold it in my awareness long enough to actually return it. So I'm asking to be reminded. Let's see how wide this top's influence really is..
* I bet it runs in IE6 though..