Friday, October 31, 2008
evil mad scientist
show us how to hack leds into lego minifigures for halloween
(photo from evil mad scientist)
halloween+evil mad scientist+leds+legos=one hell of a wonderful time
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
with her talent and her ideas and the outcome of both of those things!
a halloween witch doll from the purl bee - picture from there as well
also check out purl soho for ALL of your sewing, knitting and crocheting needs. some nice nice stuff
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
you come across a website that just blows you away. well here's one:
the toymaker and her
here's a link to one of her books at amazon
but the best part is here is a link to her toys (to make)
(all pictures are those of marilyn scott waters)
here are some words from marilyn:
Welcome to my Workshop !
Hello and hello! Welcome to my sunny, little corner on the the world wide web. My goal is to help grownups and kids spend time together making things and these paper toys are my gift to you. I do hope that you enjoy making them.
It is also my wish that you might make a few extra ones to brighten someone's day. They make fun little presents and are a great way to make people smile.
Here in my workshop is where I post toys that are new or in progress.
please visit her and make toys for YOU and for OTHERS. make yourself AND someone else smile.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
this is sooooooooooooooooooooo halloweenie
spooky black bean hummus
(pic from fatfree too)
check them out because they really do have some of the BEST vegan recipes out there. (man, just check out the sausage recipe that's one down from the hummus)
i left some nice feedback at the etsy store of john w golden along with a picture (of my FIRST creation). the feedback went through WITHOUT comments or the picture. i just wanted to thank john not only for the incredible turn around time on my order BUT for him posting all of his how to videos. so THANK YOU john!!!
i truly appreciate you sharing with the rest of us. thanks thanks thanks
(picture of the pendant i made. i used some nice paper, the blank from john and the dg 3 i ordered from john's shop as well. i stuck a couple little flat backed jewely things in there too. i think i got them from michael's)
Saturday, October 25, 2008
5 minute chocolate cake (i posted on friday) from
follow the recipe but use
VEGAN chocolate chips
i used soy milk
white whole wheat flour (yes, there is such a thing and i swear you won't know it's whole wheat in this recipe)
instead of the egg, i used 1 tsp of ener-g egg replacer
that is VEGAN ice cream (made out of soy) in the middle of the cake. i used a ramekin instead of a coffee cup too. it was a bit bigger (hey, i'm a hearty eater, what do you want?)
none of my friends will (well, they say, they don't have a laser cutter (BRIAN) BUT i don't believe them)
A Sinusoidal Acrylic Bracelet Design from evil mad scientist - pictures from there as well
Contributed by Lenore
Friday, October 24, 2008
i'd actually try it RIGHT NOW, but i have to go for bloodwork at 6:30 (am) and i can't eat anything. they DO allow me ONE CUP of black coffee. they don't know MY definition of a cup though, do they............
i am going to attempt a VEGAN version of this though. i will use vegan chocolate chips (yes there are such things) and instead of the egg i am going to use that egg replacement stuff (there are a couple out there. i use ener-g. and NO it's NOT the fake egg stuff that really is made out of eggs. this is powdered and comes in a box and is VEGAN)
i'll let y'all know how it turns out later. BUT i did think this was quite the ingenious thing. a quick easy fix for your sweet cravings.......
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Great Moments in Interpretive Choreography on The YouTubePosted by Xeni "Hussein" Jardin,
............This is why we have the internet. If you feel moved to sneer, *you* try re-creating a Beyoncé video, shot by shot, shimmy by shimmy, while clad only in asymmetrical underwear. Single Man Dances To Single Ladies. BB reader BettyWu reminds us that not everyone has seen the original, which is required: Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It). (Thanks, Susannah Breslin).........
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
and it certainly looks COOL enough as well (i've actually MADE skull beads out of polymer clay. they were a bit different than these. if i find them-mine that is-i'll post a picture. the picture here is from creative kismet)
so here's how to make no mold polymer skull beads
(found via craftzine)
do stop by her etsy store as well. it's goodkismet
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
this is way too good (and way too creepy)
knit monster monster from things and ideas (pics from things and ideas as well)
it really is one of THE coolest knitting patterns i've seen. and it really DOES creep me out at the same time
(found via craftzine)
W O W
from ray villafane
(found via boing boing
Insanely intricate pumpkin carvings
Posted by David Pescovitz, A couple of years ago, I posted about the pumpkin carving mastery of Ray Villafane. Ray just emailed to tell me that he'll be on the Food Network show "Challenge" next week, October 26, at 8pm EST, competing for $10k cash.)
pic from ray's site
and if all the pictures aren't cool enough - he's posted a pumpkin carving tutorial as well! RUN to check it out
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
and here's a link to his etsy shop
man he even shows you how to sharpen your punch (i never knew about that tip. THANKS john!)
here he shows us how to make pendants using dg3 (i posted his resin tutorials in the past)
Friday, October 17, 2008
most inventive, brightest, coolest quilts i have EVER seen. i'm bowled over. what's more, there's even a tutorial on how to make the squares (how's that for sharing?)
all pics from oh fransson
THE PAINTBOX QUILT
(found via whip up)
(and that's ONE LUCKY PUSS)
oh fransson's etsy shop
Thursday, October 16, 2008
look what she's gone and created now! AND put up as a free pattern to boot!
(pic from mochimochi land)
why it's resisty the resistor!!!
and don't forget to check out her shop too!
amazing amazing amazing patterns
she's got free patterns and tutorials and just coolness all over. do check out the site!
brings us some halloween chow; eyeball caprese
it's NOT vegan, but i could make it vegan by substituting vegan cheese for the mozzarella (and carving that vegan cheese into the eyeball shapes). pic from evil mad scientist site
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
start NOW for next year. there's NO WAY it will be ready for THIS halloween. there are TEN pages of instructions (and they're rather detailed)
but my oh my - it's wicked cool
origami skeleton from makezine
by Marc Kirschenbaum