Okay, so they’re not made of imported Italian fabrics and they’re not embellished with Swarovski Crystals, but they are stylish. Available on-line only, Target’s bridal gown offerings have been designed by Isaac Mizrahi and range from about $90 to $160.
Isacc Mizrahi for Target Silk Cowl Dress ($130)
All this candy corn talk seems to have had an effect on the entire household. Just take a look at my assistant.
Making this sweater is really easy and only requires a little crochet knowledge. This particular pattern fits a 12 to 20 pounder, but is easily adapted to any size four-legged animal.
white, bright yellow and orange (pumpkin) worsted weight yarn
H crochet hook
Gomestic comes through again with another list of additional uses for a household item:
- Soothe razor burn.
- Refresh tired eyes.
- Ease pain and bleeding of a lost tooth.
- De-stink your feet.
- Relieve pain from shots and injections.
- Reduce pain from sunburn.
- Salve poison ivy rash.
- Gargle to reduce toothache.
- Wash your hair.
- Clean wood furniture.
- Nourish your roses.
- Clean a mirror.
- Keep potted plants healthier
- Use as potpourri.
- … Continue Reading
Even if you're not totally ready to geek out and start building robots, some basic soldering knowledge is quite useful to the basic DIYster. It requires very little investment (<$20), and can end up saving you money on audio-cable or holiday light repairs.
Here's a complete, but non-intimidating introductory how-to from HackADay.com. If you get overwhelmed, just remember: heat wire one, heat wire two, fuse with solder.
My six week Intensive How-to-Sew class has just finished up. Six lovely ladies joined me in my studio for six, then seven, and then eight sessions of a basic how-to sew class. I taught them how to make a basic pair of jammies consisting of pants and a top. After three weeks of jammies, we discussed costumes and started to work on the custom costumes for their little trick or treaters. This picture of "Drew… Continue Reading
Courtesy of Zillow are these areal shots of some very famous and scary homes. Fictional haunts of Freddy Kruger and Michael Myers to (my personal favorite) the oh-so-real home of Jim Williams there’s a little bit of residential evil for everybody!
Nightmare on Elm Street
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
House on Haunted Hill (The original with Vincent Price)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The… Continue Reading
- Declutter for 15 minutes every day.
- Don’t allow things into the house in the first place.
- Donate stuff you’re decluttering.
- Create a Joe’s Goals chart with decluttering on it.
- Start at the corner by the door and move your way around the room.
- Whenever you’re boiling the kettle for tea, tidy up the kitchen.
- Use the “one in, two out” rule.
- Make your storage space smaller.
- Clothing rule.
- The One-Year Box.
- Declutter… Continue Reading
Calling Peter Marigold’s ‘Box Legs’ creations furniture might be a stretch, but they are oddly appealing. Created in response to modern-day consumers’ attachment to cartons in which held electrical equipment just ‘in case’ the said components had to be returned, Box Legs are fitted together using a string tourniquet that is in turn attached to legs creating ‘a piece of luxury furniture.’ Cheeky, to… Continue Reading