Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Photo Restoration

My friend, Laura, asked me to try to restore this photo of hers. She had found it, and it is one of the few photos with her great-grandmother in it. It was pretty badly damaged. I told her I could not promise anything, but I tried to do some retouching to restore as much as I could.

This was done using the premium version of Picnik on my laptop. It took about two hours. I was unable to fix the boy's mouth (by the father). However, overall, I am pretty pleased with the results. AND, more importantly, Laura is pleased.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Meshy Produce Bags

Strong enough for a dozen apples

Have you switched to reusable grocery bags but find yourself still using those clingy plastic produce bags at the supermarket? Now a Canada-based company, HotSacks, sells reusable mesh bags for your fruits and vegetables. They are recyclable, can be reused countless times and come in four fabulous colours.

They are available at Home Outfitters ($4.99 for a set of eight) or online at

Use them for:
  • various fruits like apples, lemons, avocados, grapes, etc.
  • various vegetables including potatoes, onions, peppers, turnips, etc.

  • bulk items such as wrapped candies or nuts in shell, etc.
And, when you use these, you will be the coolest shopper around. Everyone will want to know where you got them!