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16th-Jul-2016 01:30 pm - Leatherworking #1


I saw the idea on Pinterest and went, "Oh, I know someone who might have the tools to accomplish this..."

Turns out my sisters are awesome and have the comparable stamp sets and one was willing to walk me through the process. I couldn't set the smaller type in straight lines, but it's more than adequate as a first attempt.

It took about two and a half hours to complete, though the sealer will have to dry for a whole day.
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3rd-Dec-2015 03:51 pm - NaNo2015: A retrospective
SHINY DISTRACTION!!!Collapse )

...On the other hand my chosen project was supposed to be a slightly more dieselpunk manuscript:

LutherburgCollapse )
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30th-Nov-2015 12:30 pm - NaNo2015: Word of the Day 25-30
Nov. 25  wordcount: 44,002
Merriam Webster word of the day: dyed-in-the-wool

adjective: thoroughgoing, uncompromisingCollapse )

Nov. 26  wordcount: 44,759
Merriam Webster word of the day: Xandau

noun: an idyllic, exotic, or luxurious placeCollapse )

Nov. 27  wordcount: 46,027
Merriam Webster word of the day: minatory

adjective: having a menacing qualityCollapse )

Nov. 28  wordcount: 47,505
Merriam Webster word of the day: colligate

verb: 2: to subsume (isolated facts) under a general conceptCollapse )

Nov. 29  wordcount: 50,008
Merriam Webster word of the day: emeritus

adjective: 2: retired from an office or positionCollapse )

Nov. 30  wordcount: 51,748
Merriam Webster word of the day: paragon

noun: a model of excellence or perfectionCollapse )
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24th-Nov-2015 04:28 pm - NaNo2015: Word of the Day 19-24
Nov. 19  wordcount: 33,047
Merriam Webster word of the day: ruly

adjective: obedient, orderlyCollapse )

Nov. 20  wordcount: 35,024
Merriam Webster word of the day: vicinity

noun: 2: a surrounding area or district : neighborhoodCollapse )

Nov. 21  wordcount: 36,132
Merriam Webster word of the day: fulsome

adjective: 1 a : characterized by abundance : copiousCollapse )

Nov. 22  wordcount: 39,097
Merriam Webster word of the day: nebula

noun: 1: any of numerous clouds of gas or dust in interstellar spaceCollapse )

Nov. 23  wordcount: 41,518
Merriam Webster word of the day: foreshorten

verb: 2: to make more compact : abridge, shortenCollapse )

Nov. 24  wordcount: 43,002
Merriam Webster word of the day: henotheism

noun: the worship of one god without denying the existence of other godsCollapse )
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24th-Nov-2015 12:46 pm - Secret Santa Constellation Scarf


Turning a circular design into a rectangle was not the smartest thing I've ever tried; nor was I able to treat it like a doughnut and leave out the center. So about halfway through it became, "eh, I guess I'll just put this piece on here, and that one over there..."

But it was interesting looking at the star chart and picking out the constellations I knew; and I was rather more familiar with more when I was done drawing them twice.

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6th-Nov-2015 03:57 pm - NaNo2015: Word of the Day 1-6
Nov. 1  wordcount: 1,290
Merriam Webster word of the day: microburst

noun: : a violent short-lived localized downdraft that creates extreme wind shears at low altitudes and is usually associated with thunderstormsCollapse )

Nov. 2  wordcount: 2,531
Merriam Webster word of the day: ruddy

adjective: 2: red, reddishCollapse )


Nov. 3  wordcount: 5,088
Merriam Webster word of the day: confidant

noun: one to whom secrets are entrusted; especially : an intimate friendCollapse )

Nov. 4  wordcount: 5,158
Merriam Webster word of the day: trepid

adjective: timorous, fearfulCollapse )

Nov. 5  wordcount: 7,508
Merriam Webster word of the day: williwaw

noun: 2: a violent commotionCollapse )

Nov. 6  wordcount: 7,702
Merriam Webster word of the day: lucullan

adjective: lavish, luxuriousCollapse )
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5th-Nov-2015 12:29 pm - Notepad # 16: Bookmaking edition
I've been bitten by the... well, not exactly bookmaking bug because an actual bug implies I have a project in mind, but the desire to dig out the diagrams and whatnot and finally learn about imposition (that's when you take your 1,2,3,4 etc. pages and rearrange them to print in signatures--and can you imagine setting up anything larger than about 8 pages manually?).

And that's my handy reference guide, tailored between what I already know and what I need to know next time I try making a book or two.

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