Saturday, October 10, 2020

8mm Home Movie scanner

 I bought an 8mm/super 8 scanner/editor this week to add to my growing collection of editing tools. 

This one is pretty easy to use so far although some of my reels are too big and I have already had to order smaller ones. Thank goodness I have a time machine and can travel back to the 1960s for parts! Just kidding..but I did find some on good ole eBay.

Here is a sample of some of the films I've transferred so far. Both are from 1962

Monday, August 24, 2020

Photo - VW Bug by Lake Huron

This isn't my car but I wish it was! A white Bug has always been my dream car but after coming across this one I think cream is now my preferred colour.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Free Halloween Miniature and Barbie Printables

J Day Minis  -  Free Halloween decorations, a witch book and paper plates

Small Stuff's Print Mini - Printable Trick or Treat Bags. Be sure to visit this site for a ton of mini printies including Halloween decor

Wallpaper Safari - This page has printable dollhouse wallpaper but also has cool book, decor and holiday printies.

Quirky Artist Loft  - This blog has some cool printable including a Harry Potter style spellbook. Visit the page for the entire book as a PDF

Mini Tarot Cards  - From Flickr

Make Mini Halloween Books Project - From Paper Glitter Glue

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Flying Squirrels

My backyard in Southwestern Ontario is now home to a family of Northern Flying Squirrels.
Now they could be Southern or a hybrid of the two species and from what I have read so far, the two kinds are almost impossible to tell apart without a DNA test.

This is my first time experiencing them in the wild. I have only seen a flying squirrel in a zoo. 

We have a fire pit in the back of our yard and occasionally a raccoon will come down and say hello but it has been months since I've seen one. We also have a good-sized bat population and when I first saw the squirrels spread out on the bark I mistook them for a strange fuzzy bat.

They didn't appear too afraid of us and seemed more annoyed than frightened at the cell phone shining in their wee faces.  They have been coming down the tree every night for a while now eating the bird feeder leftovers including the handful of blueberries left specifically for them :)

Staking out the feeder at night is becoming a new hobby! 

Pic by Chris Sankey 

You can read more about The Northern Flying Squirrel on the Canadian Wildlife Federation page.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Free Stock Images - Floral Photographs

* July 2020 update : I have added a few more recent photos taken by me and some beautiful pictures of roses taken by my daughter in California. (bottom of the original post)

By Alora Willow

Here are some beautiful vintage original floral photographs scanned from Kodachrome slides. 

I have been saving these up over the years to make greeting cards. Most of the photos were taken in the 1950s and 60s.  

Feel free to download them for use in Blogging, Junk Journals, scrapbooking, cardmaking or print them and hang them on a wall :)

I have also started to separate them on pages by colour.

New Images!

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