Tag Archives: tips

WordPress tips – Layout of multiple images in a post.

Wordpress tips - Layout of multiple images in a post.

When you’re new to WordPress, working with multiple images in a post can be frustrating. If you just want to insert a single floating picture, it’s easy, but what if you have multiples close together? Well, there may be other ways to handle this issue (in fact, I’ve used several myself, including the gallery feature, using tables, and so forth), but this is one quick fix on how to get your images looking like they should, that just takes adding a line of HTML to the post.… [ KEEP READING ]

Photoshop Class: Quick and Easy Brushes!

Photoshop Class: Quick and Easy Brushes!

I use Photoshop all the time, but I hadn’t ever made any brushes.  I figured there are a ton of good brushes out there, why make my own? And I figured it was complicated.  But then I realized how easy they were to make, and that they could be really useful web work, using them basically as ‘stamps’ to create graphics that you use over and over. I used this technique to make the swirl for the Foodwhirl logo into a brush I could use whenever I needed it — easy peasy!… [ KEEP READING ]

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

How to Make the Dragon Cake! (the much anticipated tutorial)

The Dragon Cake I made for my 4 year old’s birthday was so popular, that I decided I’d better do a tutorial. Note, I am not a professional baker, and i’m sure there are things I’ve gotten ‘wrong’.. but that’s one reason i did this tutorial to show that you don’t have to be a professional to attempt something cool!

PS: You guys better appreciate this! I actually didn’t do the best job of documenting my process while making the Dragon Cake, so I took some of the leftovers and made a mini version just so I could get some good pics of the process. [ KEEP READING ]

How to: Dragon Wings for party fun and favors

How to: Dragon Wings for party fun and favors

For The Boy’s “Dragon Party”, we needed favors. I considered multiple ideas (see end of post) but decided to try to make some. The Boy wanted some sort of dress up thing, and these modified capes were very popular with the party-goers, and were perfect for a take home favor.

Now, it wasn’t a small party (not only his friends from preschool, but our friends with kids were there), so I initially made 20 of these.… [ KEEP READING ]

Tutorial – Fusing Plastic (or how to make disposal plastic bags into keepable stuff!)

Tutorial - Fusing Plastic (or how to make disposal plastic bags into keepable stuff!)

Today’s guest post is by the very talented Brooke, of So She Sews. I discovered her work on flickr one day (love it!) and I thought her style was such a great twist on the fused plastic trend. And it turns out she’s also an Atlantan, how cool! (Look at this cup holder! Isn’t it neat? You’d never guess that came from grocery bags!) So I asked her if she’d do us the honor of a tutorial..… [ KEEP READING ]