YOKE DU YOUR
Two elephants walk in the wilderness and spot a guy peeing at the bushes. One elephant nudges the other, “Man, I wonder how he ever manages to eat anything with that thing!”
Look around you. Design is everywhere! Keep your eyes open. How can you incorporate the beauty that surrounds you into your art or craft?
IDEA I LOVE
I love the look of these ric rac flowers. They look pretty easy to make. Check it out here: http://todayscreativelife.com/how-to-make-ric-rac-flowers/
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What kid wouldn’t love this cozy pillow bed? I’m trying to figure out the proportions for making an adult sized version. Click on the like to find out how to make your own for your munchkins: http://dabblesandbabbles.com/how-to-make-a-cozy-pillow-bed/
CLASSIC MARINARA SAUCE
(No Sugar like the jar versions)
- San Marzano tomatoes
- extra-virgin olive oil
- garlic cloves
- dried whole chile, or crushed red pepper flakes
- kosher salt
- fresh basil
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I’m a hoochie for little boxes, any kind of little boxes. Needless to say, I was thrilled to find this cool tutorial for making embossed boxes from soda cans. Let’s face it, it’s totally worth diabetes and morbid obesity just to get enough stash to create these little suckers. Click on the link for the tutorial for making your own:
Click on the link for the tutorial for making your own: http://hackaday.com/2011/01/21/making-boxes-from-soda-cans/
Handmade marbles . . .
Aren’t these amazing? You can buy your own handmade marbles and see more examples by clicking this link: http://www.route66glassworks.com/Gallery.html
SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG CHUG-A-LUG
CHOCOLATE WHITE RUSSIAN
- Heavy Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE http://basilandbubbly.com/chocolate-white-russian/
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Aren’t these sprocket pillows cute? They’re not hard to make and are totally the right project to start with if you’re ever considering a Dresden Plate quilt block and fabric covered buttons are one of my all-time favorite idiot-proof things to make. Heres’s the tutorial for making these fun pillows yourself: http://cluckclucksew.com/2011/03/tutorial-sprocket-pillows.html
WORDS TO LIVE BY
IDEA I LOVE, CROCHETspiration
Grab your crochet hook and a pair of rubber flip-flops and, oh baby, you will have boots to die for. Make them even better by weaving ribbons into your crochet, embellish, hand-dye, etc. If you have strong arches, these could be quite comfortable. If you have feet as flat as Donald Duck, well, you’re screwed. Here’s the tutorial on how to make a pair of your own boots: http://makeanddocrew.com/crochet-boots-flip-flops-pattern-video/
MAN CAN LIVE BY BREAD ALONE!
MARK BITMAN’S NO-KNEAD BREAD
- bread flour
- instant yeast
- Cornmeal or wheat bran
And now a word . . .
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- powdered sugar
- milk chocolate chips
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE http://www.thisgrandmaisfun.com/twix-cookies-3/
JUST BECAUSE I SWOON
DESIGNER: Valentino Couture, published in the 1971 Italian Vogue, in a different print, on model Isa Stoppi. The same blue version of this dress was worn by Audrey Hepburn in Italian Vogue 1971. The white long sleeve version of this dress, also seen in the photo with Isa Stoppi, was shown in the exhibit Valentino Retrospective. $42,999
You might disagree, but although this dress costs a mint, it reminds me of something that Eunice might wear.
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I think painting on fabric is an amazing talent. It’s an amazing way to create your own fabric. Can’t draw? So what? There are so many cheating tools you can use – lightboxes, computer printouts, embroidery transfer papers… Why not try it. It won’t break the bank, and you might just learn to love it. Click on the link for more information on how to rock your fabric: http://uniqart.blogspot.com/2015/02/tutorial-painting-on-fabric-with.html
This is a vintage piece of costume jewelry from 1948. It is marked, Coro with Pegasus
and designed by Adolph Katz. It is in excellent condition. $475 ‘
Here’s how you can own this piece: http://www.trifari.com/pages/cor1377.html
PATCHWORK, BABY! QUILTspiration!
Call me sentimental, but I love cheddar in a quilt. Make this easy traditional Album Patch quilt from McCall’s Quilting. Now, cupcakes, think out of the box. This pattern can look totally contemporary with just a change of fabric colors. Click-o on the link-o to get the pattern: http://www.mccallsquilting.com/content_downloads/Album_Patch_WEB_BONUS.pdf
So what do you think of these Clear Floral Oxfords by Kunihiko Morinaga? These are from the 2012 collection and made from leather, plastic, and embroidery!
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What a great idea for upcycling your Altoids tin. Make a pocket-sized watercolor box. Listen, I know you’ve always to create an art journal on the run. Now’s your chance to honor your creativity or try something completely new. Click on the link for a tutorial on how to make your own version of you watercolor box:
IDEA I LOVE! KNITspiration!
These are the absolute cutest knitted pigs I’ve ever seen. I wish I could knit better; I’d try to tackle this. Instead, I’m going to have to sell my soul for one. Not only that, I’m guessing the knitting shops still don’t have pink yarn in stock after the run for the Women’s March hats (well, unless you’re in Franklin, Tennessee http://huff.to/2jzY8fT).
Here’s the pattern: http://blueskyfibers.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Oink1.pdf
Yummy! Make a freshwater terrarium. It can’t be any easier. Here’s how to put one together for your home or office. Look, if this works out, say goodbye to the bathtub.
Here’s the tutorial: http://artseachic.blogspot.com/2013/07/diy-freshwater-terrarium.html
They say (whomeverthehelltheyare) that our phones are the filthiest and grimiest possessions we possess. No more, babycakes. I want to zap my smartphone with this sanitizer. Get one for you:
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A simple embroidery stitch can help you create the dopest border on napkins, collars, and almost anything (why not stitch on paper for homemade Valentine’s Day cards?). To learn the technique, click on the link:
TIP I LOVE
Isn’t this a great tip? Organize your seam ripper, marking pencils, and snips by using a suction cup soap holder! Take a look:
LOVE this teeny tiny embroidery. What is better there is a tutorial for how to embroider your own version. What a terrific little embellishment for you bib overalls, mittens, jeans, or wherever you need a little life. Start your project by clicking the link:
BEST EVER JAPANESE COTTON CHEESECAKE
Full cream milk or Low-fat milk
Cream of tartar
FOR THE FULL RECIPE, CLICK HERE http://amirahwaznahku.blogspot.de/2014/06/best-ever-japanese-cotton-cheesecake.html
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Dollar Store here I come. Grab several colorful bags of garden glass and glue them to a window. Glorious. It’s so darn simple, but if I were you, I would campaign for the death penalty for anyone breaking a stained glass window before you make yours. Start here:
… and VALENTINEpiration IS HERE
These are designed to be fabric heart coasters. I love them but I’d be afraid that the seams might tip my full glass of Old Turkey onto my rug, leaving me no option than to suck the juice from the carpet (like it hasn’t been done before). You could add a little ribbon to the top so they can be used as doorknob decor. I’d also love to see some embroidery accenting the fabric used for the hearts. Here’s how you make these pretty Valentine coasters: http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/fabric-heart-coasters/
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