I had a fibro flare which lasted a few days, not too bad but I was sofa ridden for a few days.
Then my computer decided that the place was too dusty and the fan packed up. My partner is a great with computers but he's not around for a couple of weeks. Typical isn't it, never around when they could actually be useful.
Anyway my son remembered his playstation fan packing up and how dusting it all out got it working again.
We got the side off the CPU and located the fan, which was in a sealed box with lots of slots in it. Armed with hairdryer and vacuum cleaner we completely dusted the inside.
Believe it or not it worked YAY!!!
I then had a really bad migraine that lasted nearly a week. I have tablets which are great and dampen the pain. I have to be careful though as loud noises, chocolate and bright lights, like my computer monitor can cause it to come back overriding the meds.
Any way as I've not been able to use the computer for a while I've been trying to come up with some new designs that I can use in different ways.
Papel PicadoI have made a design for my papel picado web page that I hope to write now I'm feeling better.
Papel picado is mexican for paper cutting.
I'm going to attempt to do this the traditional mexican way. I will use several layers of tissue paper stacked on top of each other. Then I will use a chisel to cut out the design.
The black areas will be cut away, the white areas will be the tissue paper.
Once finished I will attach them to some string to make some pretty but delicate bunting.
I will let you know how it goes.
MarquetryI'm about to try my hand at some marquetry. I have managed to get some wood veneers quite cheaply from ebay. I haven't done anything like this for years but I do remember I found it quite relaxing and addictive. Here are 2 of the designs I have come up with so far.
Let me know what you think of my new designs, suggestions and ideas are always welcome. I'm off to Wendy's blog 1st Unique Gifts to look at all the other crafty Handmade Monday ideas. I hope you'll join me and if you are crafty you can join in too.