Tuesday, May 31, 2011

some more metal people

i believe the artist is from the hartford area, but i don't remember his name

Thursday, May 26, 2011

since you all know i'm a sucker for cowls

@vickiehowell tweeted a link to one of hers yesterday

the 10th floor cowl (for caron)

i LOVE it

(pic from the caron site linked above)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

wow, great how to on making

a succulent ball (they call it a kissing ball, i won't)

note: this is gonna cost a FORTUNE to make. the plants themselves are NOT cheap

but i LOVE them. i have a rock garden (a tiny tiny tiny one) and i have a few different varieties. i want to get more and expand.

How To Make a Succulent Kissing Ball

pic from the tutorial at apartment therapy 


the nutmeg grater: lego lego lego!

the nutmeg grater: lego lego lego!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

crafting for a cause and YOU can help

story comes from craftzine (as does the pic)

Beading to Beat Autism

Posted by Diane Gilleland

You may have seen this determined young woman on The Ellen Show in 2008. Michala Riggle, then age 10, was busy raising $200,000.00 to help her local hospital incorporate an experimental treatment that she'd seen work well for her younger brother Evan, who has autism.
Michala reached her goal by making beaded bracelets and selling them for donations. She recruited volunteers to help her make and sell thousands of them. And together, they raised over $300,000.00.
And now, she's setting her sights even higher: she wants to build the most comprehensive Autism Research and Treatment Center in the world. The price tag: $300 million dollars! And she has a three-year plan to get it done through beaded bracelet sales. Want to help?......................


from p.s. i made this

an ipad clutch! all of the projects over at p.s. i made this are  in picture form. if you've not been, DO go check them out.

pic from p.s. i made this linked above

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

simple AND cute

AND i'm doing it too!

from cut out and keep
skull nail art

Posted By:
Trini R

photo from the tutorial at cut out and keep linked above
(also note, there are a bunch of other nail tutorials at the bottom of the page)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

i'm diggin THIS a wicked lot

unfortunately, it's too late to give to my mom, but perhaps it's not too late for YOU to knit up and give to YOUR mom (it doesn't have to be mom's day ya know)

Winged Heart Tattoo by annypurls at jujube and lolo pic from there as well


'The Big Lebowski' sweater: A cult classic came from Oregon's Pendleton Woolen Mills; you can knit your own

 You may have missed Friday's fifth annual "Cinco de Lebowski," but you can still get your Dude on. Oregonian writer Kristi Turnquist reports (in the post below) on the distinctive sweater title character sported in the cult classic "The Big Lebowski".

The distinctive cardigan Jeff Bridges sports in the 1998, Joel and Ethan Coen movie, she reports, "was made by Oregon's Pendleton Woolen Mills -- and "the original sweater worn by Bridges in the movie is going to be auctioned off May 14-15 in Beverly Hills as part of a multimillion-dollar showbiz memorabilia auction. ....".......

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

martha (yes, THE martha)

has some great info on recycled wool felting (a craft near and dear to me). also be on the lookout. i've adopted TWO NEW crafts. i'll be posting my projects soon

pics from martha's crafts dept posting linked above

Soft baby blocks/rattles from felted sweaters, recently made on The Martha Stewart Show

chuck loves pig meat: ok chuck, i always knew

chuck loves pig meat: ok chuck, i always knew

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

cool! from design*sponge

here's a knit french press coffee cozy and it looks VERYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY easy to knit indeed!

pic from design*sponge linked above

this is an older instructable by


the MintyBoost! - Small Battery Powered USB Charger

it IS a project suitable for beginners the notes say

i'm going to send away for the kit (it's wicked inexpensive). here's the link if you want to buy the kit from the adafruit webshop . as well

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

and from book of joe:

"Heartpot" — Maria Volokhova (how cool IS this???)

..........he Ukraine-born, Berlin-based artist exhibited her strange and beautiful porcelain creations, among them the piece above — a teapot that sprouts human legs — at the "Poetry Happens" exhibition in Ventura Lambrate, part of Milan's Design Week last month........

from boing boing

Monday, May 2, 2011

what i made yesterday out of recycled sari silk ribbon (fair trade)

i got some darn good yarn recycled sari silk ribbon (yarn) from green sheep shop

i made a necklace and bracelet out of it yesterday. my first attempt...............

i made the two fabric beads in one of the pictures as well. made 'em a long time ago. i have a bunch on hand, just have to use them in projects

Resin Crafts: Envirotex Lite As A Glaze - The Feather Butterly

Resin Crafts: Envirotex Lite As A Glaze - The Feather Butterly: " I have a new necklace design idea to share with you today! It begins with this dollar store feather butterfly. I found it earlier in the w..."

pic from the resin crafts posting linked above