Wednesday, September 7, 2011

halloween is RIGHT around the corner

from craftbits, here is THE perfect headband for the occasion

pic from the craftbits link above

these are pretty handsome

from instructable user paul em

an upcycled flashlight made from a soda can and a cereal box

pic from the instructable linked above

ok, i'm ALL over this

although i am NOT going to use gold glitter. i'm not the gold type. purple is more my speed
from honestly wtf

a diy miu miu sneakers AND a vans give away so you can make your own! (i entered, you should too. at the VERY least, you may get a free pair of shoes)

pic from honestly wtf linked above

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

i absolutely LOVE this cute necklace and AM going to make one

mini folk charm necklace

from craftzine (and makezine

By Cathe Holden

pic from the tutorial linked above

dangerous minds bring us a

rob orbison concert from 1973 in australia

the log cabin baby blanket and elizabeth zimmerman's baby surprise jacket

i made for my pregnant niece. there's a pic of an UNFOLDED baby surprise jacket. ez wasn't a 'good' knitter. the woman was an EFFING GENIUS. well BEYOND a genius. i just don't know how she could have designed some of the things she came up with.

i used malabrigo which i LOVE. it's soft and the price is right. i use marino worsted

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book giveaway: Simply Bead & Wire

Book giveaway: Simply Bead & Wire

this was in the wapo the other day

and i'm ABSOLUTELY going to make it.. minus the cheese of course!
watermelon and tomato salad (i would add without question or a doubt, jalapeno peppers)

(two of my favorite things. i would have NEVER thought to combine them!)

pic: (Domenica Marchetti)

ok, a long time ago i saw some AMAZING jewelry

(i believe they were rings and bracelets) made out of pencils. well i came across this from design mom and i went NUTS. they are WONDERFUL and quite do-able!

colored pencil jewelry

pic from design mom, linked above

my panzanella salad

1 can of chickpeas
sliced onion
stale hearty bread
red and green bell peppers (diced)
toasted pine nuts
roasted corn (because i had it)
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
sea salt
ground pepper
herbs of your choice

i don't measure so i can't give you proportions. just make sure the bread gets soaked through with the liquids. (note:  if your bread isn't stale, you can fry it up in a tiny bit of olive oil first). you can toss in whatever you have; cucumbers, olives, jalapenos, avocado, white beans/black beans,  really WHATEVER. i used what i had.


fellini's fate

Fellini's Fate on

A New Film Pursues the Mystery Behind the Influential Director’s Last Comic Tale

Filmmaker Chelsea McMullan’s emphatic new short documents the surreal myths surrounding Federico Fellini’s infamous unmade film Il Viaggio di G. Mastorna Detto Fernet (The Journey of G. Mastorna called Fernet), the story of a man living unknowingly in the afterlife. The avant-garde director described the project as his life’s curse, and legend has it that a magician once told Fellini that if he made the picture, ............

(and if you don't think i LOVE him, take a gander at this! i JUST had it done last week. now he's with me ALL of the time)

ink by john hinkle at green man

from crafty crafty

GREAT blog!

women fighters in reasonable armor

“You wanna come into MY forge and get all up in MY face?”

by Jason Chan for Bioware.

I haven’t played Dragon Age. I’m sure it’s awesome, I just suck at roleplaying games that aren’t of the shaking-a-handful-of-dice variety.

Kristen Stewart in the upcoming Snow White film (Universal Pictures).