jam/sauce jars - cleaned & all labels removed
plastic little cheap toys e.g: toy soldiers, dinos etc.
somewhere to spray paint!
glue toys to jar lids. leave to dry. spray paint the toys & lid. leave to try. and that's it!!!
A picture frame - remove the back, glass & any other bits on the back
some lace, coloured thread, string etc.
good glue (copydex is great!)
small nails/tacks & a hammer
pretty paper & varnish to cover frame ( I used an old music sheet)
any other pretty bits like beads, buttons etc. you wish to add
cover now-on-its-own-frame-no-glass with glue, rip up bits of pretty paper & stick on. leave to dry then varnish. leave to dry.
tack your lace in with nails/tacks & hammer, leaving a little metal out so you can wind other threads around it. add other pretty threads with beads etc. as wanted. apply glue to each nail-fabric bit to secure it. leave to dry.
tie string around top two nails/tacks & hand up. add earrings!!
I've not seen a lot of Billy as he's not been well AKA depressed which has unfortunately had a knock on effect on me, I've been feeling a lot more lonely and a tad depressed but nothing serious.
but that's enough moaning from me! I had a lovely evening with my old Friend Ella :) She's know me since we were 2 years old and is such an amazing kind person - i do love her <3
I've finally got my energy back & i've got caught up with all my postcards which made me feel like I've accomplished something which is a good feeling - now i just need to do the washing up which I've not done for 3 weeks and i'm down to one drinking mug & 1 plate! oops!
anyway, i hope you are all well & not getting to down because of the weather xxxx
Everyone's been getting so worked up over SOPA -- and rightly so -- that ACTA seems to have slipped under the radar. This is hugely problematic, because ACTA is a similar bill, but it has the potential to be far more damaging than SOPA ever could be.
Some people seem to have this misconception that ACTA is the 'European SOPA', but that simply isn't true. It's a global treaty, and it's already been signed by eight countries, including the US, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore. Europe votes on Thursday. If they vote 'no', the bill will have to be taken back to the drawing board and reformulated, which should buy us some time at the very least.
If you think this doesn't affect you, you're wrong. If ACTA passes, it could well signal the end of the internet as we know it, and that isn't an exaggeration. It's not just about watching movies and television online. If ACTA passes, sites like YouTube, Livejournal, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and even Google and Wikipedia could become impossible to maintain. ACTA would allow ISPs to monitor your net activity and cut off internet access for your entire household if one person is suspected of breaching copyright. Think Big Brother is Watching. I don't think I need to emphasise just how damaging it can be to be without internet access in this day and age, when we rely so heavily on technology.
It's not only bloggers and fandom that would be affected, either. Small businesses, independent film-makers and unsigned musicians who have previously found their niche online would also suffer hugely, and would be at risk of being bullied into submission by Hollywood and multinational corporations under accusations of copyright infringement. All those artists who found fame by uploading covers of songs to YouTube would never have had the opportunity to do so under ACTA, as those cover versions would be prohibited.
I know the internet has its problems, but to my mind it's the single greatest invention to come out of modern times, and it would be an absolute travesty if we were to lose that now. From a personal point of view, I can't even put into words how important this is to me. I've met some of my closest friends through the internet and online fandom, people whom I would likely never have met without it, and it's given me this amazing social support system. I don't want that to end here, and I want to preserve it for future generations so that they can have the same experience and opportunities I've been given through my online interactions.
I know that opinions on the seriousness of copyright infringement and online piracy vary wildly, but that isn't really the point. Internet giants such as Google are opposed to this bill, and it's pretty safe to say that they're not in favour of copyright infringment, as anyone who's ever had a fanvid taken down from YouTube will be painfully aware. Whatever your stance on copyright, this isn't the way to go about dealing with it. This is dangerous legislation that impeaches on some of our most basic human rights, such as the right to privacy and freedom of speech.
So if you're from the UK, please, please sign the petition. If you hail from elsewhere in the world, there may well be similar movements in your own country, but I think the most effective thing anybody can do right now is to keep talking about this. Talk about it on Livejournal, on Twitter, on Tumblr, on Facebook, and anywhere else you can think of. Make sure this issue is never far from people's minds. The internet is an amazingly powerful tool: let's utilise it while we still have the chance.
Please repost and spread the word :)
SAY NO TO ACTA!
Please consider reposting this, especially if you have a large proportion of UK flisties. And please consider spreading the word via other platforms: Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, your own personal network.
i operate a friends only policy, but i'm a nice kinda gal, so if you'd like to be my friend, then please, drop me a message and soon we shall be the best of buds!!
i'm into Sci-fi of pretty much anything... my current obsession is Stargate Atlantis and Merlin but i still remember the good old days when Buffy ruled our screens and the enterprise was exploring the galaxy. i write some fan fiction and gladly take requests from friends. so, if there's a story you'd love to read and i'm familiar with the fandom i'll happily give it a go for you. no promises for the quality of the writing! lol
i'm also an avid postcard sender and penpal... so if your interested in recieving cards etc. through the ye old letter box, again, let me know.