British Inspiration


created at: 2009-08-28

Clarice Cliff might be a new name to many in the U.S. but she is a virtual icon in the UK.

A true trailblazer in deco pottery design, her pieces are highly collectible. Esp her prewar 

hand painted "Bizarre ware"... which can sell for thousands! Learn more here...

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How to Make Glass Bottle Shelving

Diy Maven


Zero-waste Design turns 'local recyclates' into functional furniture. Case it point, this modular shelving system, which they call 'Ten Green'. They've been know to sell pieces like it on their Etsy shop, BUT they have graciously given us instructions to make our own.

What you'll need to put one module together:

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State Fair Recipes!!

Diy Maven

Today is the first day of the 2009 Minnesota State Fair. If you've never experienced a state fair, especially of the Midwest variety, you really haven't lived. Corn Dogs, Deep-Fried Oreos, Turkey Legs and anything you can think of that can be shoved on a's that time of year when people forget about cholesterol levels and caloric intake and PIG OUT! Since many of us can't make it to these festivals of food, here are some recipes to help you enjoy the state fair experience at home.

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How to Size Down Large T-Shirts

Diy Maven

Tiny tees! Girls love them, but finding one with graphics you'd actually like to sport can be challenging. And don't even get me started on those tees parents bring back from vay-kay that are like 5 times too big, which more often than not are relegated to sleep-tee status. Cut Out and Keep has a great little how-to showing us how to deal with our tiny tee envy. It's all about altering!

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How to Makeover a Mousepad


I recently gave my mousepad a makeover and you can do the same with your favorite fabric and some heat activated adhesive.

created at: 2009-08-26


created at: 2009-08-26


1 Used Mousepad

Fabric of Your Choice (just enough to cover the mousepad)

Heat Activated Fabric Adhesive Sheet - I used "Lite Steam-A-Steam2"


Piping for the edge

Fabric Glue



For the step-by-step tutorial, click here or go to ht...

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