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Monday, August 22, 2011

Felty Monsters

My daughter's school runs a Privilege programme, where if you behave yourself for the week or something like that, you get to do Privilege on Friday afternoons.  There are a variety of options to choose from, ranging from Jump Jam to Origami.  Anyway, the last school newsletter asked if any parents had skills they would like to share for Privilege, so I have offered to take a class making little felt toys if any of the kids are interested.  The monster on the left is one of the samples for the class, the pattern is from a Sew Hip issue 7 which I've shrunk it down.

Other random bits and pieces

I was interested in an article in the latest New Scientist, Welcome to the 'algoworld', which is an interview with Kevin Slavin.  Heres's link to a TED talk he gave in July "How algorithms shape our world"

Have you heard of the Live Below the Line campaign that is running this week. It aim is to raise awareness about the grim reality of global poverty home by asking young people to live for five days on $2.25 a day for food. That's the global extreme poverty line, where 1.4 billion people live every day. If you want to know more, then click here  or here. There is a cookbook that could be handy, even if you're not doing the challenge.



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