shinyjenni: Natasha Romanov (natasha)
This post mostly FAO [livejournal.com profile] tigerpixie, who was wanted to know how I made my Captain America brooch, so she could make one herself. It was really easy! Here are some instructions, for her and for anyone else who fancies making one.

under here, with pictures )

And here are some pictures of another geeky thing I made, since I've posted it everywhere else:

Tree of Gondor handbag )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (sarah jane suit-tastic)
- Finished watching Genesis of the Daleks yesterday. Thoughts:

spoilers )

- And then I watched Revenge of the Cybermen, the first new-to-me story since Planet of the Spiders. Reactions:

spoilers )

- It was my afternoon off yesterday; I had Grand Plans involving making a necklace tree out of wire and papier mâché (*scatters accents randomly*), but the wire I had was too thin, so I went up to the craft shop to get some better stuff, which they didn't have. So I made some earrings instead.

picture! )

- Two links, coincidentally both from Twitter: 1) Stephen Fry - sorry , Step Hen Free - reaches one million followers; triggers an event in the continuum. 2) Javier Grillo-Marxuach linked this fantastic picture of Natalie Morales and Matt Keeslar from the filming of the pilot episode of The Middleman, which I can't stop looking at. Am now attempting to make The Middleman be uncancelled through the power of MY BRANE.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (sarah jane look)
- Finished watching Genesis of the Daleks yesterday. Thoughts:

spoilers )

- And then I watched Revenge of the Cybermen, the first new-to-me story since Planet of the Spiders. Reactions:

spoilers )

- It was my afternoon off yesterday; I had Grand Plans involving making a necklace tree out of wire and papier mâché (*scatters accents randomly*), but the wire I had was too thin, so I went up to the craft shop to get some better stuff, which they didn't have. So I made some earrings instead.

picture! )

- Two links, coincidentally both from Twitter: 1) Stephen Fry - sorry , Step Hen Free - reaches one million followers; triggers an event in the continuum. 2) Javier Grillo-Marxuach linked this fantastic picture of Natalie Morales and Matt Keeslar from the filming of the pilot episode of The Middleman, which I can't stop looking at. Am now attempting to make The Middleman be uncancelled through the power of MY BRANE.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
- Finished watching Genesis of the Daleks yesterday. Thoughts:

spoilers )

- And then I watched Revenge of the Cybermen, the first new-to-me story since Planet of the Spiders. Reactions:

spoilers )

- It was my afternoon off yesterday; I had Grand Plans involving making a necklace tree out of wire and papier mâché (*scatters accents randomly*), but the wire I had was too thin, so I went up to the craft shop to get some better stuff, which they didn't have. So I made some earrings instead.

picture! )

- Two links, coincidentally both from Twitter: 1) Stephen Fry - sorry , Step Hen Free - reaches one million followers; triggers an event in the continuum. 2) Javier Grillo-Marxuach linked this fantastic picture of Natalie Morales and Matt Keeslar from the filming of the pilot episode of The Middleman, which I can't stop looking at. Am now attempting to make The Middleman be uncancelled through the power of MY BRANE.
shinyjenni: Fourth Doctor and Leela coming out of the TARDIS; background text reads: "excitement adventure really wild things" (really wild things)
I understand that there are people who are capable of completing an entire craft project without ever having to start again, rethink the entire project, or having to make an emergency craft shop dash. I am not one of those people. However I do occasionally finish things. And take pictures of them (which is incredibly complicated and involves balancing my camera on top of a mighty pile of STUFF).

pictures )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (dax)
I understand that there are people who are capable of completing an entire craft project without ever having to start again, rethink the entire project, or make an emergency craft shop dash. I am not one of those people. However I do occasionally finish things. And take pictures of them (which is incredibly complicated and involves balancing my camera on top of a mighty pile of STUFF).

pictures )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
I understand that there are people who are capable of completing an entire craft project without ever having to start again, rethink the entire project, or make an emergency craft shop dash. I am not one of those people. However I do occasionally finish things. And take pictures of them (which is incredibly complicated and involves balancing my camera on top of a mighty pile of STUFF).

pictures )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (alesha green)
[livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo gave me Discworld, the Merlin OT4 of happy, Cheltenham, Wolfsbane and crafts in that five things meme approximately three hundred years ago; I have been working on my answers ever since and here they finally are.

Discworld )

the Merlin OT4 of happy )

Cheltenham )

Wolfsbane )

crafts )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (lovely merlin team)
[livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo gave me Discworld, the Merlin OT4 of happy, Cheltenham, Wolfsbane and crafts in that five things meme approximately three hundred years ago; I have been working on my answers ever since and here they finally are.

Discworld )

the Merlin OT4 of happy )

Cheltenham )

Wolfsbane )

crafts )
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] silly_cleo gave me Discworld, the Merlin OT4 of happy, Cheltenham, Wolfsbane and crafts in that five things meme approximately three hundred years ago; I have been working on my answers ever since and here they finally are.

Discworld )

the Merlin OT4 of happy )

Cheltenham )

Wolfsbane )

crafts )
shinyjenni: Fourth Doctor and Leela coming out of the TARDIS; background text reads: "excitement adventure really wild things" (really wild things)
I would have finished this at the weekend, but apparently white is the one colour of paint that I don't have, so I had to run to the craft shop yesterday. But anyway. TARDIS bag!



(There are some in-progess pictures here at [livejournal.com profile] crafty_tardis should anyone want to see them.) It is quite a big bag so I can fit lots of nonsense in it. It may be bigger on the inside: I have not tested that yet.
shinyjenni: Fourth Doctor and Leela coming out of the TARDIS; background text reads: "excitement adventure really wild things" (really wild things)
I would have finished this at the weekend, but apparently white is the one colour of paint that I don't have, so I had to run to the craft shop yesterday. But anyway. TARDIS bag!



(There are some in-progess pictures here at [livejournal.com profile] crafty_tardis should anyone want to see them.) It is quite a big bag so I can fit lots of nonsense in it. It may be bigger on the inside: I have not tested that yet.
shinyjenni: Fourth Doctor and Leela coming out of the TARDIS; background text reads: "excitement adventure really wild things" (really wild things)
I would have finished this at the weekend, but apparently white is the one colour of paint that I don't have, so I had to run to the craft shop yesterday. But anyway. TARDIS bag!



(There are some in-progess pictures here at [livejournal.com profile] crafty_tardis should anyone want to see them.) It is quite a big bag so I can fit lots of nonsense in it. It may be bigger on the inside: I have not tested that yet.
shinyjenni: Avon from Blake's 7 looking up (avon)
1. I have the day off tomorrow (and Monday) and am off to Newcastle to see some university friends, [livejournal.com profile] sparra and Mr [livejournal.com profile] sparra. Also Hetty shall be there (we did organise this on purpose) and lots of North East based fun will most likely be had.

2. I was looking for a new knitting project last night, because I've only got the fiddly bits left on the one I'm working on at the moment and so don't want to take it to Newcastle, so I clicked over to Knitty, found there was a new issue out, and the first pattern I clicked on was a) something I want to make, b) something I want to wear and c) appropriate for the yarn I have lying around at home. Yay! Speaking of Knitty, how cute is this pattern? I don't know any Small Children of the right age to make it for but, not going to lie, I'm pretty tempted just to make one for myself. The XL size should just about fit me and then I could pretend to be a DINOSAUR.

3. By a happy coincidence I am reading Waverley and watching The Highlanders at the same time. (Well, not exactly simultaneously, as that would be confusing, but you know what I mean.) I am enjoying the latter a lot more than the former, which is yet to get going. The tiny print doesn't help. But according to the blurb on the back Our Hero is going to have adventures with "the dauntless Flora Mac-Ivor" so I shall look forward to that. It is a long train journey to Edinburgh so hopefully I should be able to make a reasonable dent in it then. Heh, I just looked it up on Amazon, to check the quote above, and found a customer review that made me *headdesk* a little:

"I have heard alot of talk about how this book is definitive in modern novels, however I would rather stick to novels that actually speak modern language. Such an old vocabulary is no longer used in modern society, so why praise a terrible book that embraces this?"


4. I had a meeting this morning in the Avon Room. Sadly there were no amoral leather-clad computer geniuses in attendance. Not that I noticed, anyway.

5. I am feeling very insecure about all the commas in this post. I keep taking them out and putting them back in and moving them around. *glares them into submission*
shinyjenni: Avon from Blake's 7 looking up (avon)
1. I have the day off tomorrow (and Monday) and am off to Newcastle to see some university friends, [livejournal.com profile] sparra and Mr [livejournal.com profile] sparra. Also Hetty shall be there (we did organise this on purpose) and lots of North East based fun will most likely be had.

2. I was looking for a new knitting project last night, because I've only got the fiddly bits left on the one I'm working on at the moment and so don't want to take it to Newcastle, so I clicked over to Knitty, found there was a new issue out, and the first pattern I clicked on was a) something I want to make, b) something I want to wear and c) appropriate for the yarn I have lying around at home. Yay! Speaking of Knitty, how cute is this pattern? I don't know any Small Children of the right age to make it for but, not going to lie, I'm pretty tempted just to make one for myself. The XL size should just about fit me and then I could pretend to be a DINOSAUR.

3. By a happy coincidence I am reading Waverley and watching The Highlanders at the same time. (Well, not exactly simultaneously, as that would be confusing, but you know what I mean.) I am enjoying the latter a lot more than the former, which is yet to get going. The tiny print doesn't help. But according to the blurb on the back Our Hero is going to have adventures with "the dauntless Flora Mac-Ivor" so I shall look forward to that. It is a long train journey to Edinburgh so hopefully I should be able to make a reasonable dent in it then. Heh, I just looked it up on Amazon, to check the quote above, and found a customer review that made me *headdesk* a little:

"I have heard alot of talk about how this book is definitive in modern novels, however I would rather stick to novels that actually speak modern language. Such an old vocabulary is no longer used in modern society, so why praise a terrible book that embraces this?"


4. I had a meeting this morning in the Avon Room. Sadly there were no amoral leather-clad computer geniuses in attendance. Not that I noticed, anyway.

5. I am feeling very insecure about all the commas in this post. I keep taking them out and putting them back in and moving them around. *glares them into submission*
shinyjenni: Ace talking to Mel (ace and mel)
- After a lot of dithering I finally signed up for Ravelry last week (same screen name as here). Does anyone else use it? I have found [livejournal.com profile] hhertzof and the Who Knits group but am otherwise just flailing around going "how does this work then?".

- Spooks: Code 9 I am not entirely sure about yet; spoilers )

- Also I have finally got around to watching the first episodes of Alias, am liking it so far, it took off for me around episode three with spoilers ) The main problem so far is that I know a lot of the names of the characters and actors, and it is a bit jarring finding out that some of them don't look like I thought they did. This is a silly problem to have.

- Also also, I saw the first three episodes of The Dresden Files, was a bit sad to find out it was cancelled after only twelve episodes as I thought it had a lot of potential. (And "Get back in your skull!" made me giggle.) Will have to investigate the books as well.

- Am off on holiday tomorrow for a fortnight! I'll probably try and catch up with the internets when I get back, because I'm stubborn like that, but if there's anything you think I should see or want me to comment on, leave me a link and I shall go "yay!" and go and look.
shinyjenni: Ace talking to Mel (ace and mel)
- After a lot of dithering I finally signed up for Ravelry last week (same screen name as here). Does anyone else use it? I have found [livejournal.com profile] hhertzof and the Who Knits group but am otherwise just flailing around going "how does this work then?".

- Spooks: Code 9 I am not entirely sure about yet; spoilers )

- Also I have finally got around to watching the first episodes of Alias, am liking it so far, it took off for me around episode three with spoilers ) The main problem so far is that I know a lot of the names of the characters and actors, and it is a bit jarring finding out that some of them don't look like I thought they did. This is a silly problem to have.

- Also also, I saw the first three episodes of The Dresden Files, was a bit sad to find out it was cancelled after only twelve episodes as I thought it had a lot of potential. (And "Get back in your skull!" made me giggle.) Will have to investigate the books as well.

- Am off on holiday tomorrow for a fortnight! I'll probably try and catch up with the internets when I get back, because I'm stubborn like that, but if there's anything you think I should see or want me to comment on, leave me a link and I shall go "yay!" and go and look.
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (dawn all your beliefs)
Just a Minute is back (hurray!), tonight's edition was rather good, I recommend it. BBC Fight Club, indeed. I have listened to quite a lot of radio 4 this weekend (even more than usual), this mostly involved shouting at the nutters phoning in on Any Answers (Islamism? Seriously? That's not even a word!). Now I am listening to something about Delia Derbyshire from Woman's Hour (thanks for reminding me about it, [livejournal.com profile] the_smut_fairy). She was way ahead of her time and I find the fact that she was doing it all by hand with bits of tape absolutely fascinating - very raw sounds, as opposed to the cleaner sounds you get from a modern synthesiser. (The article that goes with the programme says that she got a bit bored and gave up when they came along, as it was all a bit too easy.)

University Challenge last week was a bit depressing as my ex-university (Durham) was comprehensively flattened. I have no personal stake in it today so hopef. it will be better.

This weekend I have been failing at things. I have been trying to make Isabella (from Knitty) for several months and have just had to pull it all out and start again for the second time. I really want to make it, but have put it to one side for the moment and am instead working on a felted bag from the first Stitch 'n' Bitch book. Have never felted anything before so that should be fun. Also on Saturday I tried to mow the lawn with varying degrees of success, using my dad's old mechanical lawnmower. We're not sure how old this is, he bought it from a church garden party under the aegis of the previous rector (so anything between about six and fourteen years ago), and it is a little tricksy. It will go forward and cut for a few inches, then you have to pull it back and try again, and sometimes it randomly gets stuck and won't do anything at all until you pick it up and move it to another part of the lawn. Jury is still out on whether this is more or less work than cutting the grass by hand with shears like I did last time. Oh my life is so fascinating. *facepalm*
shinyjenni: Wonder Woman deflects bullets with her bracelets (dawn all your beliefs)
Just a Minute is back (hurray!), tonight's edition was rather good, I recommend it. BBC Fight Club, indeed. I have listened to quite a lot of radio 4 this weekend (even more than usual), this mostly involved shouting at the nutters phoning in on Any Answers (Islamism? Seriously? That's not even a word!). Now I am listening to something about Delia Derbyshire from Woman's Hour (thanks for reminding me about it, [livejournal.com profile] the_smut_fairy). She was way ahead of her time and I find the fact that she was doing it all by hand with bits of tape absolutely fascinating - very raw sounds, as opposed to the cleaner sounds you get from a modern synthesiser. (The article that goes with the programme says that she got a bit bored and gave up when they came along, as it was all a bit too easy.)

University Challenge last week was a bit depressing as my ex-university (Durham) was comprehensively flattened. I have no personal stake in it today so hopef. it will be better.

This weekend I have been failing at things. I have been trying to make Isabella (from Knitty) for several months and have just had to pull it all out and start again for the second time. I really want to make it, but have put it to one side for the moment and am instead working on a felted bag from the first Stitch 'n' Bitch book. Have never felted anything before so that should be fun. Also on Saturday I tried to mow the lawn with varying degrees of success, using my dad's old mechanical lawnmower. We're not sure how old this is, he bought it from a church garden party under the aegis of the previous rector (so anything between about six and fourteen years ago), and it is a little tricksy. It will go forward and cut for a few inches, then you have to pull it back and try again, and sometimes it randomly gets stuck and won't do anything at all until you pick it up and move it to another part of the lawn. Jury is still out on whether this is more or less work than cutting the grass by hand with shears like I did last time. Oh my life is so fascinating. *facepalm*
shinyjenni: The Brigadier (brigadier)
Yesterday afternoon I was stuck at home waiting for my new laptop to be delivered (which it wasn't, curses, I bet they tried to deliver it today, when I'm at work from 8.45 to 7.30, instead), so I listened to some more Big Finish and worked on my knitting (I'm making this in dark blue, just complicated enough to be interesting, but straightforward enough that I can work on it while reading/listening to/watching things). Here are some reviews:

The Juggernauts )

UNIT: The Coup )

Silver Lining )

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