I’m a bit late sharing weeks 11 and 12, but here they are!
This was quite a full week, as you can see, and I doodled quite a bit, and stuck in some flower stamps. I used to collect stamps, and I have lots of pretty stamps lying around waiting to be stuck in things!
A lot emptier than the week before! Snow, snow, snow… Neverending!
I also thought I’d include the front pages so you could see them. I’ve decorated them with stamps. I’ll probably fill in that last white bit at some point, but this is how it looks at the moment.
Yesterday I finished my Big Bang Theory cross-stitch, and today I framed it. This cross-stitch has been lingering! I put it aside for a while to stitch a polar bear and do some crochet, but I thought I’d best finish it as I still have a Firefly pattern to stitch!
You probably don’t remember, but I had three custom frames made for my Lord of the Rings, Big Bang Theory and Firefly character patterns. All three of the frames are grey (you can see The Lord of the Rings design, finished, here).
I bought the Big Bang Theory pattern from Wee Little Stitches, but swapped the recommended thread colours for what I had in my stash.
To celebrate you all being so lovely during my hacking, I’m doing a giveaway! The giveaway is for one A6 Leuchtturm notebook, and it’s in cornflower blue (see image above). It’s in its original wrapping, and is free to one lucky reader! You can read my review of the notebook here.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment on this blog post before 6pm (BST, or GMT+1) Sunday 7th April.
This competition is now closed.
Whilst I was offline last weekend filled with rage over my web hacking, I very productively finished charity scarf number 6! This scarf has been lingering for a few weeks now and I’m glad I just knuckled down and finished it!
The scarf is a crochet scarf, and I used the same hole pattern I used with the last scarf, except this time I did it width-ways instead of length-ways (does that make sense?). I bought the yarn to make socks with, but I bought too much and this ball was left over. Perfect for one scarf!
I have already started scarves 7 and 8. I had started 7, but then I ordered some Alpaca wool and I couldn’t wait to play with that!
Hi all! I had a very productive day yesterday, and worked on a lot of code for this site. I was going to hire a designer to do it, but then once I started I figured I might as well keep on going until it was finished! If you’re reading this on a reader/email, you can click through to see the full site: mslogica.com.
I am going to update the header in future, but it’s ok for a temporary header. I’m going to find a designer to do that bit!
I will probably be tweaking things over the next few days, but please let me know if you find any dead links or bits that you think need changing!
Thank you for all being so lovely and encouraging me to stay after the mean hacker! I have a giveaway coming up next week to say thank you
As I’ve decided to do a complete re-design of Planet Millie (Planet Millie 3.0, if you will), I thought I’d best get some new profile pics.
The woodland one you can currently see on the right hand side is three years old! My hair isn’t really like that any more (although it doesn’t change that much). More important, to me anyway, is the fact that I stopped wearing contact lenses, so I now wear my glasses all the time. I want a profile pic that people could use to recognise me with. It’s no good having an old pic or one that doesn’t look like me at all!
I’ve blogged before about how rubbish I am at taking self-portraits, and the photos I took yesterday are a testament to this fact. I got up with the intention of taking more this morning, and something just clicked (no pun intended!). I’ve got some useable photos for PM3.0! It’s a miracle!
As I’m incapable of going in front of a camera without pulling faces, I thought I’d share my dinosaur photo. If I was a dinosaur, I’d want to be a one of the giant herbivores, like Aegyptosaurus, so this photo is factually inaccurate as I wouldn’t have claws!
What dinosaur would you like to be?
Hi all. Over the weekend, Planet Millie was hacked. It makes me feel both sad and angry that people waste their time trying to destroy what other people do. I pulled the website off the web over the weekend, and then left it off because I wasn’t sure how I felt about coming back to it. I left it a couple of days whilst I decided what to do, and I have decided to bring it back online. I can’t imagine not blogging, and whilst someone’s ruined the experience on this occasion, I shall use it as an opportunity to tweak the blog.
If you’re reading this through the main site, you’ll see that here have been some major changes since you last visited. My layout files were edited by our friendly neighbourhood hacker, and I’ve not been able to fix them. As such, the site is currently running on a temporary layout, until I can get a new one up and running.
I guess this post is really to let you know that I am back, that I know the website looks weird, but that I’m working on it, and in the mean time I will continue to update. Planet Millie 3.0 is on its way!
It’s Earth Hour today, so don’t forget to turn your lights off for an hour at 8.30pm tonight! You can find out more about Earth Hour and sign up on the WWF website.
At the moment, it feels like the weather is a never-ending mix of snow and rain, with the occasional flash of sunshine to give us hope! I am so ready for spring!
On Thursday, I wore a short sleeve top for the first time this year (it was still a jumper though, I’m not that crazy!). It felt nice to not have lots of layers on! I was horrified by how white my arms are though, even though it’s natural after a winter under fabrics! As I was gardening (for 15 mins, before it started raining), I swear I was actually glittery like a well-known vampire!
I’m always in two minds about fake tan. I like looking brown, but the idea of painting yourself a colour is ridiculous. Ideally, I’d just go brown from working outdoors. This will eventually happen, but it takes months in this country! Anyway, I did fake tan my arms in the end. Hopefully I will no longer glow in the dark!
In other news, my neighbour started breeding rabbits a few months ago (this is against the house deeds, but that’s a whole other story!). I’ve popped round a couple of times to meet the new babies, which are very cute, and we often chat about how funny it is that Archie is afraid of them. Even when my neighbour started, she had just three babies in a cage, and Archie was terrified of them. She could probably have swallowed one without chewing, and yet she wouldn’t go near them!
When I popped round on Thursday to say hi to the latest babies, I learned that one adult rabbit had been left to roam in the garden by itself (it’s quite tame) and Archie had tried to kill it. So the rabbit is back in a cage now, safe from Archie’s teeth. Luckily my neighbour has a sense of humour, and I’m quite impressed that Archie’s cat instincts are finally kicking in! She has been a wimp since she was a kitten, but the rabbit in question is at least her size! Of course, in reality she hasn’t got a chance in hell of taking that rabbit down – it could probably kill her with one kick, but I’m sort of pleased that she had a go. She’s finally learning to use her kitty instincts!
Can’t think of any more goals for March, so it’s left blank for now! Very foggy week (the “Beware of Pirates” doodle relates to the fog. It always reminds me of the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean when the Black Pearl comes into the harbour in thick fog).