Saturday, June 22, 2013


Nothing new completed on the DIY front.  Working on a Ball Hockey 'Yothers United' crest for a jersey but it's just in it's starting stages.  Will post something when further along.

So here's what's become my addiction in the last couple years - coffee.  Never used to drink it unless I had to get up early in the morning, but now drink it on a daily basis.  Brother got me into drinking his brand - Kicking Horse; my favourite blends are Three Sisters and Kootenay Crossing.  It's pretty expensive so I almost always wait for it to go on a half decent sale.  Kicking Horse is a company from B.C. 

Just use a cheap Black&Decker grinder for grinding the beans.  Since I'm the only coffee drinker in my household I just have this Melitta low tech single cup brewer that takes #2 coffee filters. 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

BHL ticket and poster variations

With the BHL game being a little more than month away, and with me with my ass parked in the computer chair this Sunday afternoon decided to create a ticket for this year's game based on the poster.

Fonts used include, Bazar, FoglihtenNo01, Ballpark, Old Typography, and My Underwood. Programs used include, Printhouse 2000, and Fotoflexer (online).  Why so many programs? because I'm too set in my ways/lazy to learn the ins and outs of some of's many features, am very familiar with what Printhouse does (and doesn't) do, and Fotoflexer has some easy to use effects.

Speaking of features/effects.  I played around a little while ago with some effects on and PhotoFlexer for the poster.  Here's a few selections - Blueprint, Bronze and Metallize.

That's all for now. I better get ready to head to my parents for Father's Day.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Squirrel jersey - again

Got a few goal jerseys from a local goalie a few years back who was considering hanging up the skates soon.  One of them was blank on front and had his name in yellow vinyl letters on back.
Decided to give to one of my regular spare goalies for afternoon hockey.
Couldn't find a navy or grey crest that would work in my collection so since I already had the template for the large squirrel decided to make that.

As for the name on back, asked if she just wanted it covered up or her last name over it.  She liked the latter.


 Going to run it through the was before giving it to her this week, but am not going to go through the arduous task of trying to remove puck marks (that I am sure are just going to get added to anyway).