- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor or SoC.
- RAM: 1 gigabyte (GB) for 32-bit or 2 GB for 64-bit.
- Hard disk space: 16 GB for 32-bit OS 20 GB for 64-bit OS.
- Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
- Display: 800x600
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Last year I suffered with low energy, I felt like I just didn’t have the strength to do anything. I went to the doctor, had tons of blood tests done, and after $500, was told I was anemic. I took iron and vitamin D supplements and after a few months, my energy returned. Now I’m suffering with being tired all the time. You know the feeling you get when you’ve stayed up all night and your eyes are sore and want to slam shut? That’s me . . .ALL the TIME. I went to bed early last night, and according to my fitbit I got over 9 hours of sleep. I woke up in the middle of the night for about 45 minutes. I was wide awake and had to force myself (through meditation) to go back to sleep. When my alarm went off, I felt like I had just barely gone to sleep. I was so tired. I don’t understand what is going on with me. I eat healthy, I take my vitamins, I get on average 7 1/2 hours of sleep. I bought a fitbit a few months ago just to keep track of my sleep because I honestly thought maybe I wasn’t sleeping at all during the night. I’m at a loss. I think I’m going to have to see a doctor. I just don’t want to spend another $500 on doctor bills.
Saturday, September 7, 2019
The door on the left was Halloween.I painted over "trick or treat" and used my sizzix eclips to cut out "Home" with some self-adhesive vinyl. I then took out the Halloween decorations in the wreath and added my own.
I also used my cutting machine for the sign on the bottom (and I think to myself what a wonderful world.)
I spray-painted the "family" gray.It had been orange.
Now I just need to pick out some pictures for the frames!
Here are the links to the products I used:
Frames - (8x10) (11x14)
Spray Paint - Matte Shadow Gray
Floral - Daisy and Berry Bush
Monday, September 2, 2019
So here's what I made:
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Then recently (like within the last year or two, maybe three) I bought some more yellow T-shirts because I wanted to make more minion T-shirts to sell. I am clearing out my stash of crafts, so I figured I’d better do something with these T-shirts. So, I decided to make more minions. Perfect for Halloween coming up in just a couple months.
- Bright yellow T-shirt
- 11x6” SILVER iron-on vinyl
- 7.5x4.5” WHITE iron-on vinyl
- 3x2” BLUE (or brown, or whatever color you prefer for the iris)
- 4x2” BLACK iron-on vinyl
- Parchment Paper
- My svg minion design (cuts all
together, or separated.)
草榴吧Make sure when you place the vinyl on the cutting mat, it is shiny side down. You will be cutting backwards. Because my design is the same either way, there is no need to mirror it. For the settings, I use blade depth 4 and pressure 5 for the regular Cricut* iron-on vinyl, or pressure 6 for the glittery iron-on vinyl.Pressure 7 will cut through the plastic, which you don't want.
*Silhouette Heat Transfer Paper is much thinner, so you only need pressure 4.
Also, so that I’m not wasting vinyl, I like to group the designs together.
Then lay down the blue circles and do the same. Then the black pupils and goggles ends.
When you’re completely done, flip over the t-shirt and iron the backside. I recommend putting parchment paper between the shirt where the design is, and the ironing board.
- Make sure your blade is sharp
- Use masking tape on the edges of the vinyl to keep it down, when on the mat.
Thursday, August 1, 2019
At the peak of my business making custom cabbage patch kids, I got a job outside the home (two in fact) and injured my wrist. I’ve had to quit making custom cabbage patch kids due to my injury and my on-going tendenitis in both my wrists. I’ve also had to deal with anemia, which literally has taken all my energy from me.
We live in a very small house, so the only place for my crafts is in my bedroom, in which I share with my husband. He works graveyard, so I come home after working and have to be quiet and can’t do anything in my room until he awakes, which is when I go to sleep. Thus, I have no time, no energy, and no space for my crafts. It has caused a great deal of stress on me. Seeing all that I have purchased, with so many hundreds of ideas of what to make, just makes me even more depressed.
So I have decided to end my business and my hobbies. My hobbies include scrapbooking, papercrafting, custom t-shirts, sewing, and photography. It pains me to no end that I can’t do the things I want to do!! So the only answer I can think of is to end it all. In a way, I feel like I am having a “pre-estate sale.” It’s time to simplify my life.
I have already started going through my scrapbook paper, sorting, combining into bundles, taking photos, etc. It took me 12 hours to do just that! I have been listing things on ebay.
I have too much invested in my “sew inspired” names, so I will just keep them. I will keep my Diana’s Patch
I will of course continue posting projects. This isn't completely the end, just partly an end.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Here is the original from Sims 1:
Link To Mods Used
I’ve recreated the Old Farm Square from the Sims 1 Hot Date. I will be posting the Lot later.
Links To Mods Used
- Flower Display: http://modthesims.info/d/592103/flower-display-conversion-remesh-from-the-sims-1-hot-date.html
- Moose Head:
- Phone Booth: https://simsworkshop.net/resources/sims-2-to-4-phone-booth.367/
- Toilet Stalls: https://ohmysims404.tumblr.com/post/150876320459/functional-toilet-stall-i-finally-yes-there-are (Doesn’t registering as a toilet with the Restaurant requirements.)
- Urinal: http://modthesims.info/d/581702/male-urinal.html
- Fire Hydrant: http://modthesims.info/d/625918/functional-broken-fire-hydrants.html
- Casino Slot Machines: http://noiranddarksims.blogspot.com/2015/09/ts4-tsc-new-vegas-casino.html
- Billiard (Pool) Table and accessories:
- Recolors And Meshes By Me:
- floor recolors
- windmill wood
- green carpet
- grass with wildflowers
- wall recolor:
- green paneling with flowers
- wood paneling
- prim and trim
- striped fun awning recolor
- charming village awning recolor
- Flower Rug
- Flower Sign
- Food Sign
Saturday, July 6, 2019
It’s a sad story, really. My mom passed away about 5 years ago and my dad has taken it so hard that he threw out all the family photos so he wouldn’t be reminded of her. Luckily, he found the negatives, so I’ve been digitizing them. This article is the walk-through for digitizing negatives, and also a review of the products I used. If you’ve read any of my past reviews, you know I am very thorough in my reviews.
Scan Yourself or Have Someone Else Do It?
First of all, to clarify if anyone has any misguided opinions regarding if it is better just to get them printed or digitized by a company, I’ve done my research and it would cost literally hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. I have already scanned nearly 1,000 frames, mostly 110s, and I am not even done with half of them. Keep in mind, this is 25+ years of negatives. The cheapest price I found to digitize them was 39 cents each print, which would be $390, just for the ones I’ve done already.
Also, you can’t use just any scanner for negatives. You have to have one that is specific for negatives because it has glass on both sides so that light can shine through one side, and it gets scanned on the other side. Now if you only have a few negatives to scan, then by all means, having someone else do it would be more cost-effective. In my situation, buying my own scanner was definitely worth it.
Keep in mind, the quality of the photos will heavily depend on the condition of the negatives. Most of the negatives I scanned were scratched and poor quality.
At first, I just wanted to get started right away and didn’t want to spend much money, so I went ahead and ordered the
So I decided to search online and read reviews on amazon for the best scanner out there. After all, if I’m going to spend all this time scanning thousands of negatives, I might as well make it worth it and get quality good enough to print if I wanted to. The problem with reviews, though, is that everyone has different standards of quality. I read some reviews on the same items that say the quality is great, while others say it’s horrible. So I decided to base my decision on customer’s photos of the results of each product.
So before the Kodak even arrived, I decided to order the Since I had a lot of 110 negatives, I went ahead and bought the For a video on how to use the adapter, click First, here is an original photo (from 1990) scanned by a regular scanner: Here is the 35mm negative “scanned” with the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner, using my iphoneX: Perhaps some photoshop could help. Here is the same negative scanned on the Epson v550 in auto mode: Using Color Restoration and Digital ICE: Color Restoration only: Digital ICE only: Here is a 126 (about the same size as a 35mm) from 1978, using the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner: Epson v550 with Color Correction/Digital ICE, 2400dpi in the 35mm cartridge: Directly on the glass, without the cartridge: And last but not least, a 110 negative (from 1978). Kodak:
Setting Up and Getting Ready to Scan
Kodak Mobile Film Scanner Review
Since I had a lot of 110 negatives, I went ahead and bought the
For a video on how to use the adapter, click
First, here is an original photo (from 1990) scanned by a regular scanner:
Here is the 35mm negative “scanned” with the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner, using my iphoneX:
Perhaps some photoshop could help.
Here is the same negative scanned on the Epson v550 in auto mode:
Using Color Restoration and Digital ICE:
Color Restoration only:
Digital ICE only:
Here is a 126 (about the same size as a 35mm) from 1978, using the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner:
Epson v550 with Color Correction/Digital ICE, 2400dpi in the 35mm cartridge:
Directly on the glass, without the cartridge:
And last but not least, a 110 negative (from 1978).
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
“The Koda Cross Body Bag (by
Pattern Sizing:9 1/2" H by 10" W (I changed it to 9x11")
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
No, because I altered it quite a bit to meet my needs.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, and she has a video tutorial that makes it even more helpful to follow.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I liked it because it was simple to make, and also easy to alter.
Fabric Used:Cotton Quilting Fabric- from Susan Winget's chocolate collection (OOP).
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a LOT of alterations.
- I wanted the strap to be removable, so instead of stitching the strap directly onto the bag, I stitched two D ring connectors instead. (I also used D rings instead of O rings.) I used cotton belting for both the strap, and the connectors.
- I wanted it to fit my Samsung 10 tablet, so I altered the size. The main panel pieces were cut to 10x12" instead of 10-1/4x10-1/2". The zippered pocket piece is also 10x12" instead of 10-1/2x10-1/2". The end result is approximately 9x11”.
- I omitted the bottom darts, so that it lays flat because I wanted it less bulky.
- I added an inside zipper pocket to the lining, exactly like the front zipper pocket. The outside pocket is perfect for my cosmetics. The inside pocket is perfect for my wallet/credit card holder.
- I added a back pocket and a front pocket. The front pocket has dividers so it is easy to fit my phone, pens, and keys. The large pocket in back is perfect for flyers and coupons. They also both have piping at the top, for added contrast.
- Instead of using vinyl or pleather, I used cotton, each piece lined with interfacing.
Would you sew it again?
Definitely! It is an easy enough pattern to make it any size you need, and to make alterations like I have.
Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, as mentioned above.
I used 3 zippers: 1 for the top, one for the outside pocket, and one for the inside pocket. I also used D rings, a buckle, and Swivel Clips for the strap, which I looked up on youtube how to install.I added an “I Love Chocolate” keychain for decorative purposes. I thought it went perfect with it and adds a little more character. I also added embroidery thread to the zipper pulls.
I am not an expert, by any means, and this bag has given me confidence that I can make bags, and alter them, too. Being able to make my own bag to fit my needs is the greatest pleasure I have in making this.The only change I would make if I did it again is to not use so much interfacing. I used interfacing for every piece of fabric.It was overkill and made it a little bulky.Next time I will just interface the exterior pieces, not any of the lining.
I absolutely love this bag and how it turned out. I love chocolate, and I love this fabric, so it sort of jumped out at me when I was looking for fabric to make this bag.
More photos here:
Special thanks to my 12-year-old daughter for modeling it for me.