Friday, 22 June 2012

Craft at work - Theatre scrub hat made for Registrar E

I wanted to make a hat as a gift from my Registrar (who is a crafty little thing and knits tea cosies and makes quilts and sews) and the only thing I could make was a theatre hat.

I have a lot of great material that I have picked up from Ebay and it wasn't hard to find one that suited her.  So I brought my material and thread and needles to work, pinched some scissors from the secretary, and then realised I forgot to bring elastic!  However, I remembered the oxygen masks have elastic to hold them onto the face so I took some elastic from an oxygen mask - woot I was set!

Fortunately I had a registrar with me all day so I was able to sit in the corner and sew.  People thought I was crazy hand sewing a hat, but I managed to get it done by about 1530 and even embroidered her name on the back to seal in the last seam.  Now how to take pictures of it...  aha!  We used a glove like a balloon!

OK, so the balloon thing looks scary.  But the hat does look cool!

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Avengers LEGO

OMG, I must have this!  I saw them on a blog of someone who commented on my World of Warcraft Blog.  Check out their pics with the Lego minifigs and the actors in the background!

There are so many sets on  I think I have my birthday and Christmas wish lists all sorted out now!  Images from

6869 Quinjet Aerial Battle
6868 Hulk's Helicarrier breakout
6865 Captain America's Avenging Cycle
6867 Loki's Cosmic Cube Escape

Look and the little Tesseract!!!  If you go to youtube, you can see a whole heap of people making movies with their minifigs.  OMG, this has got to be one of the most AWESOME play sets ever :)

There is also one X-Men Lego too with Wolverine and Magneto in it - I do like that as well (go check it out on the website) but this post is about Avengers Lego!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Transit of Venus 6 June 2012

The last time you can see a transit of Venus in our lifetime! With the weather so sketchy I thought that I would have to rely on NASA's livestream. I was feeling optimistic when I got in my car and could see a bit of sky and the beaming round moon. I had my camera packed and I was hoping that by the time I got to work, I could duck down to radiology and grab some dud films so I can look at the sun through them. Fortunately there were people there I knew so I could get some black film.

Next: where should I camp? I found a nice spot next to huge floor to ceiling windows. But wouldn't you know it, rain clouds moved in and blocked the sun! So I had to sit and wait for half an hour for a break in the clouds and managed to snap some decent shots! So here are some of my better shots:

But here are some ones from NASA's site, so awesome!