geekery, drawing and then some

2009 (old posts, page 8)

Best gift ever!

Best gift ever.

I don’t do anything for Valentines Day. If I feel the need to do something special, I just do it, I don’t wait until that one day per year. Boyfriend and I joked about it and he spent most of the day on his knees with another guy, getting all hot and sweaty while filming it.

Anyway, after he finished that and cleaned up the mess, he gave me a gift. My very own cordless screwdriver! Guess who’ll put her Ikea-things together with it from now on. :D

For those of you who consider this very unromantic, too bad! I love it! Had he brought me a bunch of roses I’d have smacked him on the head with it. Pretty painful with those thorns and such.


I’ve missed eating pizza since surgery. I did, a few times, but it only went well if I ate take-away pizza from one of those pizza places, not the kind I can buy in the supermarket. I could only eat 2 or 3 slices, and it seems a bit expensive to order in and only eat 1/4 of the pizza. It has to do with the dough, although I don’t know the details of why it doesn’t go well. Can’t eat bread either, same problem. I get really ill.

Today I made a most excellent discovery. Gordita’s (small, thicker tortilla wraps) work really well as a pizza-bottom. I tossed on some tomato sauce, chopped up veggies and mushrooms, added shredded cheese and popped the whole thing in the oven for 15 minutes.

Best pizza I ever had.

So I made another one just now. Two pizza’s in one day. I like to spoil myself.

Making space.

before&afterI have this habit of stuffing things in my cabinets and forget about them. Hidden behind the doors I don’t see it, so I don’t think about it, or so I hope. But it never works like that. So, today I took an hour or so to declutter my two cabinets in the livingroom. I still have one left (my ‘computercentre’ basically), and feel very good about the progress I made today. The photo shows the before on top and the after at the bottom. I made a few paperwork-stacks that need to migrate to my file-cabinet, a task to big for this evening. I’ll take another hour (or two or three) or so later this week to do it.

I put some drawingsupplies in the cabinet on the left (top-right), and consider putting my yarn and crochet things there too. I crochet in the livingroom, not in my hobby/bedroom (aka ‘the funroom’ ;) )

I tossed out one full garbagebag.

Under the kitchen sink…

Well, I guess I feel brave enough to post before and after pics.

[Under the kitchen sink, before

I love those boxes on the left. I put rarely used things in that big box and sorted my rags into smaller ones. Normally I prefer boxes over baskets but with the cleaning supplies I made an exception because I may want to carry them to a different spot (although that won’t happen very often, the basket seemed more practical)

Coat and bagAnd as a bonus, I got a new coathanger. My very own Ikea-hack as I used a Ikea Grundtal rail meant for the kitchen.

Cleaning out my closet.

On friday I purchased some rollerboxes for under my bed, but they wouldn’t fit so I had to return them. I then found out my favourite storing boxes will be on sale (and actually purchasable) in a discount supermarket nearby on Monday and though I won’t get out my sleepingbag and sleep in front of the store to get them, I will make sure to go there on Monday. As an extra I found out that a discount store for home-stuff sells them as well, and currently don’t have any in stock because they were on sale there last week.

Yes, I have an obsession with plastic boxes and yes, I have a very specific obsession. When find ones I like I want to have just those for certain purposes. For food-storage I use Ikea’s Pruta because they’re small containers hold exactly the right amount of food for me.

I also label my boxes, so I know what I can find in there without having to turn them upside down. Even with the transparent boxes this helps a lot to quickly find what I need.

Now, on to declutter the cabinet under the sink. If I feel brave I’ll post before and after photos later on.

Make your handwriting into a font.


As long as I’ve had a computer I wanted to turn my handwriting into a font. I made some attempts to do so, but they failed due to lack of proper programs. Today I stumbled upon yourfonts.com ( through Drawn! ) and they offer just that.

Print out the form, fill it it, scan, upload and downnload your font. It took about 15 minutes in total. And it looks so cool :D

Firetruck fun

Firetruck at work Today at work we received a visit from the fire department and two of their trucks. I got to spray a hose while the firewoman stood behind me to make sure I wouldn’t tip over (hehe).

We also went onto the ladder, the kind with wich they get people from burning buildings. We went up to roughly 25 metres (of the 35 possible) and then my fear of heights kicked in and I asked them to stop.

And now I feel annoyed because, damn, 35 metres, I could have done that! So, next time, all the way up.

Super mini-Cthulhu.

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So I finished super mini-Cthulhu, that will hang an on a keychain. He will enjoy that! I made him about half-size compared to his big brother, who will work perfectly as a bag-hanging toy.

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Pocket cthulhu.

Pocket cthulhu. I tried my hand at a pocket Cthulhu and it worked out pretty nice. Next try-out will involve a key-chain cthulhu, smaller but Scary! Or at least, I’ll try. Cthulhu will get you…

Meet Grimm, aka ‘Pocket Death’

Meet Grimm aka 'Pocket Death' The itch didn’t go away with pocket ninja, so I made pocket death and named him Grimm. I spent quite a few hours on him, tweaking, redoing and hurting my hands, but I just had to finish him. I will now give myself a few days rest before I continue any more crocheting. He looks so cute!