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Phat Knits Phurniture

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

We've had teeny tiny knitting and now we have ginormous knitting. Continue Reading

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Can you pour your tea like this?

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

Spotted this little gem on and just had to share!

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How to make contemporary pom-pom flowers

By: Diy maven Jan 05, 2009

When you think of pom-pom flowers, you might think kid-craft, but the way Kristen makes and displays them, they are anything but kid-like. Actually, they have an elegant minimalist quality about them.Continue Reading

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Before and After: Danish Modern Wood Repair and Reupholstery

By: Modhomeecteacher Jan 01, 2009

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Before: Mid Century Modern chairs from Goodwill for $8.99 per chair. One had a broken stretcher that had to be repaired.  And......Continue Reading

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16 Free, Printable 2009 Calendars.

By: Chrisjob Jan 01, 2009

Sure, they may already 80% off at the kiosk at the mall, but these 2009 calendars are completely free, and feature no pugs or bikini girls whatsoever. Good work, Tipnut.

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How To: Make a Little Chair from a Champagne Cork Wire

By: Chrisjob Jan 01, 2009

Admit it: you haven't really cleaned up from New Year's Eve yet...which is a good thing, cause you don't have to go digging through the trash to grab those little wire thingys that keep your champagne cork under control to make one of these adorable chairs.

All you need is a bottle's leftovers and a pair of needlenose pliers. Have at it, and Happy New Year.

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Push Pin Wall Art

By: Lilybee Dec 31, 2008

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A few packs of push pins, a pin board, a dash of inspiration (and possibly a little too much time on your hands at work) And Voila! Gloriously geeky wall art! It's Mario. And push pins. And genius. Golf claps and whoop whoops to you, clever chaps at  the Student Computing Center at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Personally I just don't think I'd have the pushpin-application chops to do this freehand like these guys, but maybe some square lined paper would keep things from going wonky.

Have a peek at the close ups, they really are pretty awe-inspiringly marvelous

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20 Ways to Bring Love and Good Fortune in the New Year

By: Diy maven Dec 31, 2008

Human beings, by nature, are superstitious. Perhaps because we live--and will always live--in an uncertain world. So, if having a lucky pair of drawers makes you feel better about the future, I say wear those grundies proudly on new years' day! You might even want to try a few of these luck and love inducing dandies as well.

  1. Kissing at midnight will ensure the affections of those we kiss. If you don’t, you might cause a case of theContinue Reading
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Nice Color... What Does it Mean?

By: Lilybee Dec 30, 2008

Grey and Brown, and occasionally white that instantly tuns to Grey-Brown. Those are the colors of winter in the city, and frankly... Blah. Which makes the idea of Color Therapy really appealing. The main idea is that the colors that you surround yourself with can change your emotional, spiritual, and even physical well-being. Which makes sense really, this time of year I am completely drawn to yellows and (eyewateringly bright) pinks, which according to Color Therapy is just what is needed to counteract the winter blahs.

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So here's a breakdown of what colours mean and how they affect you:

Red is a powerful colour, it's associated with vitality and ambition and can help overcome negative thoughts. But it's also associated with anger, and too much can cause irritability and impatience. Continue Reading

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Water Gets Dressed

By: Lilybee Dec 30, 2008

Fancy, shipped-around-the-world, bottled water doesn't exactly love the environment, so normally we're fans of Britta round here. But there are exceptions... Behold the utter gorgeousness that is Christian Lacroix's limited edition bottle for Evian. created on: 12/30/08

The lacy 'pret-a-porter' bottle looks even lovelier in person, and according to the man himself the delicate floral pattern depicts " The flowers of success... like snowy crystal garlands or frost frozen alpine flowers" (oooooh-kay). Blurb aside, they really are very pretty and when the water is gulched down I'll beContinue Reading

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