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Curvy in HTML5

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Here is a fun game that is also pretty hard that I found that has to do with graphic design. It has to do with design because it is all about solving a design puzzle of different colored circles and when its completed, you move on to harder and harder levels to solve. It seems easy but it also takes a lot of thought. Very addicting though so be careful!

Curvy in HTML5.

 

Love matters

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72 years together: The couple who died holding hands

After 72 years of marriage, Norma and Gordon Yeager died within one hour of each other — and were buried in a single coffin

POSTED ON OCTOBER 21, 2011, AT 3:48 PM
Norma and Gordon Yeager had each promised to live as long as the other.

Norma and Gordon Yeager had each promised to live as long as the other.Photo: YouTube SEE ALL 75 PHOTOS

Here’s a love story for the ages — or the movies. Iowa couple Norma and Gordon Yeager were both in their 90s and had been married 72 years when they were hospitalized following a car accident. The nurses and doctor kept the two together in the intensive care unit, and they lay there, barely responsive but holding hands. Gordon passed away, and, exactly one hour later, Norma followed him, still holding his hand. “They just loved being together,” says their son Dennis. “He always said, ‘I can’t go until she does because I gotta stay here for her.’ And she would say the same thing.” Here, a brief guide to their incredible story:

Who was this extraordinary couple?
Ninety-year-old Norma and 94-year-old Gordon Yeager met while Norma was still in high school and Gordon was working at the Chevrolet Garage in State Center, Iowa. They were married on May 26, 1939, the day Norma graduated. They had four children together, one daughter and three sons. Tragically, their two middle children were killed in car accidents. “They believed in marriage,” says their son, Dennis. “They chose each other and once they had committed, that was it.”

How did they die?
Last Wednesday, as the couple was driving into town, Gordon mistakenly pulled out in front of another car. The Yeagers were rushed to the hospital following the collision and given a shared room in intensive care. Though they were “not really responsive,” they held hands as they lay there, side-by-side. At 3:38 p.m, Gordon passed away, but, then, his family noticed his heart monitor was still beeping. “It was really strange,” Dennis says. Then a nurse looked and saw that the couple’s hands were still clasped. “Her heart was beating through him and [the monitor was] picking it up,” Dennis says. At 4:48 p.m., one hour after her husband, Norma passed away as well. “Neither one of them would’ve wanted to be without each other,” says their daughter, Donna Sheets. “We were very blessed, honestly, that they went this way.”

How will they be buried?
At their funeral on Tuesday, Norma and Gordon shared a casket and held hands. Once cremated, their ashes will be mixed together. They aresurvived by their two children, Norma’s sister, Virginia Keil, Gordon’s brother, Roger, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. “We don’t hear love stories like Norma and Gordon’s anymore,” says Lindsay Mannering at The Stir. “We hear about lying, cheating, and divorce. Hopefully there are couples all over the world who share a similar story because I’d like to live in a world where this is the norm and not the exception.”

Sources: Daily MailHuffington PostThe Stir

I love this article! I read it the other day and i had to repost it. This is one of the cutest things i have seen in a long time and i think its very inspiring for life. Its so interesting that this couple died this way for real. We see this happen in films like the Notebook, but to actually happen! There must have been such a strong connection between these two people that it brought them together both in life and in death and I hope one day I have someone that has that much of an influence on my own life to share it with.

DIY slippers!

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I love these! Since it is soon to be xmas again and I have found myself in a very crafty mood i feel it is very fitting to blog about another do it yourself gift for someone special. These easy to make slippers are great for last minute gifts as long as you have the materials. I think these are a great thing to have on hand just in case you need a last minute gift for a mother or cousin. So cute and affordable!
How-To:

Stephanie’s Sewn Felt Slipper

Inspired by moccasins, each of these slip-ons is constructed from a single piece of felt, available in an array of colors.

Tools and Materials

  • Slipper Template
  • 18-by-18-inch piece of 3-millimeter wool felt, filzfelt.com
  • Chalk pen or pencil
  • Thread, such as silk or heavy-duty polyester
  • Sewing supplies

Sewn Felt Slippers How-To

  1. Print slipper template. Enlarge or reduce template so it’s the length of the sole of a flat shoe the recipient wears. Cut accordingly. Trace template outline onto felt with chalk pen. Cut out slipper and T-shaped slit, following template.
  2. Fold felt in half lengthwise, and stitch around the toe and open side, leaving the shorter heel edge open.
  3. Pinch heel closed, then sew from the top of the heel down. Leave 1/2 inch open for smaller sizes and 1 inch for larger sizes. Cut into the felt (1/2 inch for small sizes, 1 inch for large ones) to create a flap at the heel as shown, below center. A small flap of fabric should be left sticking out.
  4. Tuck tag in, then sew shut. Turn slipper inside out.
  5. Round off the tag with scissors, fold up, then sew to outside of slipper.
  6. Fold the cuff at the ankle, then sew cuff edge to slipper. (To accommodate a wider foot, trim a deeper curve along the top of the opening.)
  7. When sewing your second slipper, remember to flip felt so your T-shaped slit is on the opposite side.

Crafting for the Holidays

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Just for the Holidays:

How to Make a Fabric Bow | Tutorial

—So I thought this page was so interesting! Its great since the holidays are coming up especially if you are very creative and like to be crafty. I discovered on my own time that this also works to make bows out of regular ribbon as i made one myself this weekend! I love this idea and i think that its a great thing to know how to do for anytime of the year but especially for this holiday season! Here are the instructions…

If you’ve be reading WhipperBerry for any time at all, you know I LOVE good packaging.  I love those extra special embellishments that really say that you’ve taken the time and effort to make the gift or goodie something extra special.  Not too long ago I saw a tutorial on how to make one of those generic bows out of burlap  from For the Love, and it got me thinking… I wonder if you could make a fancy stacked bow out of fabric and have it still have a crisp form?  I started to play around and sure enough you can.  Here is how to make a DIY fancy bow out of fabric…

 

Here is your supply list…

  • Fabric ~ I used fat quarters and they work perfect for this.
  • Interfacing ~ I used Wonder Under
  • Stapler & Staples
  • Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Cut fabric interfacing {Wonder Under} to 8×20 inches. Iron the “right” side of the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.

 

Let the fabric cool and then peel the paper from the interfacing that is now affixed to the the fabric.

Place another piece of 8×20 fabric “right” side up on the top of the “wrong” side, with the interfacing sandwiched in the middle and then iron together.

Cut fabric into 9

strips…

  • Three
  • 10 inches
  • Three 9 inches
  • Two 8 inches
  • One 6 inches

Starting with the first 10 inch strip of fabric, make a loop on one end with the tail meeting up in the middle. Flip the fabric over and do the same with the opposite end witht he tails meeting in the middle and overlaping slightly.

  

Place a staple or two to secure the two loops.

Repeat with the rest of the 10, 9 & 8 inch strips of fabric.

Start to layer each section starting with the largest {10 in.} loops criss crossing them and adding a dab of hot glue in the middle to secure.

  

Continue Layering the largest to the smallest in the criss cross pattern until you have used all of the 10, 9 & 8 inch loops.  With the 6 inch strip of fabric, make a simple loop making sure to size it to bow. Secure with a staple or a dab of hot glue.  Then place at the top of the bow with a dab of hot glue. Voila… You now have a stunning fabric bow!

If you would like to print the instructions for this tutorial click here for the PDF version…

Typography Art

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Here is an artist who utilizes typography in their art far more than most. Sabeena Karnik from India makes art out of paper and type faces. Although her art does not use your typical word document type face, she does extraordinary work with making designs within the letters. Her 3D designs are easily readable but yet still have an artistic quality about them which makes them interesting and unique.

Free Fonts

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Since we’ve been working on typographical designs in my visual studies class, I fid this website very attractive and convenient. Demilked is a design website and on their website they sometimes provide their viewers with free downloadable fonts. Their newly released webpage has 26 newly designed unique texts of all different shapes and sizes that are available for download. I think these fonts are interesting and unique and considering we are creating designs with text in my graphic design class, its awesome to see new type faces created everyday to utilize!

Free Retro Fonts Here

Stop motion Videos

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Stop motion videos take months to create, yet more and more people are inclined to use them. This is a stop motion video made completely with colored pencils. What I thought was the most interesting was the behind the scenes look at how they created the video. It really takes seeing how it was created to get a better appreciation of its value. Pretty impressive work!