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Are you an Internet Addict?

I am 34% Internet Addict.

I could go either way. Deep into the madness of nights filled with coding CGI-Scripts and online role playing games, or I could become a normal user. Good luck!

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Four things meme

Four jobs you’ve had:
hospital cleaner; waitress (student jobs!); secretary (including a 2 day temporary job at the House of Lords!); mother.

Four movies I could watch over and over:
Not a great one for movies; once is usually enough. Books are another thing. However:
Pride and Prejudice; any of the Harry Potter ones; sorry, just can’t think of any more. I’m not a film person.

Four places I’ve lived:
Stoke-on-Trent, England; St Andrews, Scotland; London; Newport, South Wales.

Four TV shows you love to watch.
The Royle Family; Big Brother; Hell’s Kitchen; My Hero (thanks, Eleanor if you’re reading this!).

Four places you’ve been on vacation.
France (all over); Pertisau, Austria; Tenerife (off the beaten track); former Yugoslavia about a week before war broke out!

Four websites you visit every day.
See my links on the sidebar; BBC news (set for my homepage on my browser so I can’t really avoid it); this one to check for comment moderation and to write my blog. That’s about 60!

Four of your favourite foods;
Chocolate; soup; nuts, especially cashews and almonds; satsumas.

Four places you’d rather be:
St Andrews; in the countryside; by the seaside; Oxford.

Four Albums you can’t live without:
Queen’s greatest hits; Graceland (Paul Simon); Supertramp – Crisis-what crisis? and Even in the Quietest Moments.

Four people you’ll pass this on to:
Frances from Island Threads; Dijanne from Musings of a Textile Itinerant; Kimberley at Natural Dye Journal and Sandy at Dangling by a Thread.

Concertina Books took off!

Well, whaddaja know? Thank you to Eric at Origami Tessellations for linking to my concertina book tutorial from his site and also submitting it to Make:Magazine blog for them to link to it also! Take a look at Eric’s site and the zine too – they’ve got some great things there. And welcome to anyone finding this blog for the first time – sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy the photos!

By the way, if anyone hasn’t got time to make the books but would like to buy one, I’m selling them for £15 each plus postage, (or $30 US). Email me if you are interested.

Concertina Books

When I was doing my City and Guilds course, one day we learnt how to make books. I made one of these little concertina books. A year or so ago I made lots of covers and used some of my painted papers to fold pages for them, but never got round to sticking them together. Today I finally finished them! (The magazine behind the first little book is what I was using to glue them on, by the way…)

concertina book

concertina book

concertina book

I took lots of pictures when I was putting them together with a view to writing a tutorial for making them and posting it here. Hopefully tomorrow! The kids are on holiday now, but I will try and fit it in!