Thursday, January 29, 2015

Making a Sign



Hello! How is your day going? 

I have had quite a peaceful day so far, my younger boys are back at school today, and Jesse is out somewhere, so I have the house to myself and am enjoying doing some work for Little Woollie Makes.  I have some crochet classes lined up to start next week, and have done very little to try and rustle up crafty peeps who want to learn to crochet. I do seem to leave things to the last minute! 
So anyway, I have been trying to make a crochet poster/sign to let people know about them for sharing on Facebook.  

These are the photos I took and then I use Picmonkey to add some text to them.  It is a simple process, and I have had fun making them up, I should use Picmonkey more often, I always like what you can do with your photos over there.

I took several shots from different angles and moved a few bits and pieces around, it was hard to choose which image to use for my sign.  They look quite colourful and enticing I hope, I think I'd like to learn to crochet if I saw these!



This is the one I used to put my text over, it had a bit more 
open space for the text to stand out in..........


 ..............and here is how it looked after I finished!


So, if anyone would like to learn to crochet ( I have a feeling I am preaching to the converted here though ;) )  and you are in the Mornington Peninsula area (I live in Crib Point), feel free to email me at littlewoollie@hotmail.com.  ( Cost is $100 for 4 weeks, there is an afternoon class and an evening one, whichever suits better).

So, have you eve used Picmonkey for photo editing, do you have any favourite editing sites?

Have great crafty day peeps! 

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24 comments:

  1. I've started exploring picmonkey it's lots of fun to use.

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  2. I love your sign... So creative and inspiring.

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  3. I like your granny squares for colours, black and white are not for me,greetings, anna

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  4. Looks great! Good luck and have fun. Pam

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  5. Love your sign it would totally entice me. I found the fb page was where I picked up people who wanted to learn to crochet for my course and not my blog. Although now I am showing the progress they are making on the blog. Think whoever learns from you will be very privileged. Even though I crichet if I lived near I would want to come just to be inspired by your use of colour. Best of luck

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  6. Good luck with your classes, your sign looks great! Have you tried ipiccy.com? It's like picmonkey but has a little bit more you can play with!!

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  7. I so wish you were in England, your blog is such a feast for the eyes and I would love to host your crochet workshops. Thankyou for cheering my day when it is cold and grey outside.

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  8. Great pics, they're all beautiful and will surely make someone want to learn how to crochet! : ) Best wishes on your classes, hope they'll be a smash! xx

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  9. Love the colourful photos! I use Photoshop for all editing, find it so full of features thatit is very hard to cut myself down to programmes that don't have all the possibilities! At the same time, Gimp for free programmes is very good.

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  10. Picmonkeyis what I use as well. Good luck with your classes!

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  11. Hope your classes are a huge success.

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  12. Very inspiring pictures - it would tempt me for sure!

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  13. IF, I didn't already crochet and IF, I lived near you I WOULD, sign up after seeing your sign! ; )) Best wishes with them, I'm sure it will be a fun time. Have a great day! x

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  14. Your photos are colourful and very inviting. If I was a beginner, they would definitely bring me to take a class.
    However, also for me, as a "pro", they are very inspiring. Best wishes, Moni x

    minkamo.blogspot.de

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  15. Beautiful i like it Marie-Claire

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  16. Looking good! I hope you get lots of interest. Let us know how it goes xx

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  17. Looks great Jules, certainly very tempting for wannabe crocheters. Hope you get lots of takers. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  18. Beautiful signs and Beautiful colors. I hope you receive a good response to your classes.

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  19. Hi, I am Susie from Ohio in the USA. I had polio in 1952, electric chair, etc,, I have recently tried to learn to crochet, not very good but it makes good use of time where I don't feel like a mushroom, ha,ha. Anyway, I want to thank you for putting on a few patterns that are free. I am not able to pay for patterns/books or go get them so I really appreciate you. I just wanted to thank you personally for making this Gal's day a little brighter with your patterns and your colors. Susie

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  20. Hi Julie, you did a great job on your sign. I have never used Picmonkey but I will have to give it a go next time I need a photo editing site. Lucy mentioned your blog on hers the other day. I have read several of your posts and looked at your wonderful hooky projects. There are several that I already have on my list of have to dos! I love the cat with the granny tummy. He is super cute and I think my niece will love. I definately will be hanging out with you a lot. I love your blog. I have really enjoyed catching up on all the posts. Thank you for sharing your talent and sense of humor with all of us in blog land. :)

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  21. Julie, me gustan tus trabajos y los colores que usas!

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  22. The colourful signs look great. I haven't explored PicMonkey before - I plan to have fun with that on your recommendation.

    Regarding other photo editing software, this was a topic in Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2014 (Day 3) which you may find interesting. I posted about the software I have used and discovered. Included is a list of other blogs that did interesting things with their images and discussed their favourite programs and techniques.(http://lupeyloops.blogspot.com.au/2014/05/knitting-crochet-blog-week-2014-it-3.html)

    I hope you don't mind that I have added a link to this post of yours for future reference. Your comments about simplicity of use and examples of what can be done are very useful.

    Good luck with your classes... if everything is right in the universe, and you have left things to the last minute, you might find your classes fill up at the last minute by like-minded souls! ;-)

    Have fun xx

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  23. Your images are lovely and yes I think they would make anyone looking at them want to learn to crochet.
    I use Pic Monkey a lot, it's great!

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  24. Love the explosion of color in your crochet afghan photo!

    http://wwwknitsplus.blogspot.com/

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