Sunday, October 30, 2011

3 doilies in one doily

“I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.”
Agatha Christie, An Autobiography
I wanted to make doily. I could not decide which one of 3 doilies and I was lazy to make 3.
However, I decided to take one part of each doily which I liked to make one.
 "Laziness run in front of us" old saying  :)
That how I made this doily, therefore, I decided to name 3 in 1.
Made from 100% cotton yarn.
Hook 1.65mm
I have some pattern of it.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Floating down with grace and ease
Carried off by the Autumn breeze
Rich in hues of orange and red
Landing in the flower bed

What once was buzzing full of life
Now succumbs to the pruning knife
Staring up at the wilted rose
Another season comes to close

Looking for memories of this day
Not forgetting her fun filled stay
Lying amongst the rocks and sticks
I'm the one the little girl picks

Hurries home with the one she took
Placing it in her poetry book

Copyright © Tim Smith | Year Posted 2014     

Monday, October 24, 2011

Camera :)

The History of CamerasLearn about the history of cameras with our timeline that takes you from early optical devices all the way through to modern digital cameras.
  • The Ancient Greeks and Chinese used an optical device called the ‘camera obscura’ to project an image of the surroundings on to a screen. This invention played an important role in the development of cameras and photography.
  • Although designs existed earlier, it wasn't until the 1800s that practical cameras were developed.
  • The ‘Kodak’ camera was developed by George Eastman and went on sale in 1888, pioneering the use of photographic film. It was simple box camera with a single shutter speed and fixed focus lens.
  • Around the year 1913, a German optical engineer named Oskar Barnack made a prototype compact camera that used 35 mm film. Named ‘Lecia’, it was put into production in 1925 after further developments.
  • Reflex cameras became popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
  • Single lens reflex cameras (SLR) use a mirror and prism system to allow photographers to accurately see the image that will be captured. This system uses one optical light path whereas previous cameras had two, one through the lens to the film and the other to the viewfinder.
  • Polaroid cameras hit the market in 1948, allowing photographers to produce images instantly. A special chemical process was used to used to produce prints from the negatives in under a minute.
  • The popularity of instant cameras took off in 1965 with the introduction of the Polaroid Model 20 Swinger, one of the top selling cameras of all time.
  • Despite the technology being around in 1949, disposable cameras didn't really catch on until the 1990s when Kodak models became popular. They are cheap alternatives designed to be used once, perfect for one off events such as birthdays and vacations.
  • The first successful imaging technology using a digital sensor was made in 1969 by Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith. In 2009, they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions which paved the way for digital photography.
  • The first commercial DSLR (digital single lens reflex) was launched by Kodak in 1991.
  • Photos on digital cameras are typically compressed using the JPEG standard and stored on memory cards.
  •  The popularity of digital cameras exploded in the 2000s as technology improved and the costs of production decreased.
  •  Modern digital cameras produce detailed photos made up of a huge number of pixels.
  •  The technology behind cameras is improving all the time with additions such as touch screens and electronic viewfinders.

  • This camera I made in June and completely forgot about it.

    Size of it is 1 cm/ half inch.
    Materials were 100% cotton black and blue.
    Hook 1.65mm
    It was made to order of one person
    with whom I worked for short period of time.
    She was happy by it which made me happy.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011

    Once more a Tooth :)

    The tooth fairy is a fantasy figure of early childhood.
     The folklore states that when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow and the tooth fairy will visit while they sleep,
    replacing the lost tooth with a small payment.
    The tradition of leaving a tooth under a pillow for the tooth fairy
    to collect is practiced in various countries in the Anglosphere.
    Once I made a tooth to give to my dentist.
     Now when I tell people about it,
    they ask to make for their doctors.
    Size of this tooth is approximately 1inch.
    I used 100% cotton white, blue and small amount red colours.
    Hook 1.65mm.
    I do have a pattern contact me price $5.
    Approximately price for a tooth $5 depends on time.

    Monday, October 3, 2011

    Artist - Mister Who.

    Artist - Mister Who.
    Magic or sorcery is the use of rituals, symbols, actions, gestures, and language with the aim of exploiting supernatural forces. The belief in and practice of magic has been present since the earliest human cultures and continues to have an important spiritual, religious, and medicinal role in many cultures today.
    The belief in magic and magical powers dates back to the earliest recorded history. In Egypt, for example, large number of magical papyri, in Greek, Coptic, and Demotic, have been recovered. These sources contain early instances of much of the magical lore that later became part of Western cultural expectations about the practice of magic, especially ceremonial magic.