How To: Fit a Secondhand Sweater.

by Chris Gardner

Many a vintage//thrifted/solastseason sweater were patterned with a boxy look that doesn't flatter anyone's figure. But don't place that classy secondhand gem back on the rack just yet. Sarai Mitnick is on top of it.

sweater with rose

"My grandmother gave me this gorgeous rose pink vintage cashmere sweater a couple years back and though I’ve worn it from time to time, it was really too big for me and felt really frumpy. I finally took action and could not be...

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The Zipper Cup.

by Chris Gardner

Zipper Cup

The modern interlocking zipper was perfected in 1914 by Swedish-born Gideon Sundback. "Sundbäck developed a version based on interlocking teeth, the "Hookless No. 2", which was the modern metal zipper in all its essentials. In this fastener each tooth is punched to have a dimple on its bottom and a nib or conical projection on its top. The nib atop one tooth engages in the matching dimple in the bottom of the tooth that follows it on the other...

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Best Hand Painting Art Ever.

by Chris Gardner

Dude...I thought shadow puppets were cool.

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but I think these unbelievable hand paintings prove that our extremities can be equally expressive. After all, our opposable thumbs make us human, right? Well, that and a penchant for complex and abstract reasoning, language, and introspection.

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Easy No Sew Daybed Bedskirt

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created at: 2009/11/08

It may look like this smart, pleated bedskirt (dust ruffle) was custom made for this daybed bedding ensemble, but oh no. This simple, single pleated fabric panel is attached with velcro to the front bedspring rail. It can be removed and replaced easily for lots of under the bed storage.  KidSmartLiving.com gives you step by step instructions to make a sewn, and a no-sew version of this bedskirt. All you need to get

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