- Knee protectors for gardening.
Jenny over at Polymer Clay Central makes fake--excuse me--faux agates with polymer clay, a cheese grater and a pasta machine, with amazing results! It looks like she primarily uses them for jewelry fabrication,
I can't grow herbs in my apartment: the light's too poor. And if I were to put them out on the balcony, the ocean air from that fanny parade known as South Beach would burn the little suckers.
I'm not about to stick a log in my shoe closet to grow mushrooms. Who needs fungus in there?
And I have no land. So my Jeffersonian dream of growing at least some of my own food seemed long squelched.
I realized I could grow sprouts. It's...
Macro Sea, a group whose mission is to "do projects we find interesting" has gone outside the box in their quest to reclaim urban spaces. Mindfully providing an antitdote to the hot summer heat, they've gone to Brooklyn and converted old dumpsters and an abandoned strip mall into an urban oasis for Friday pool parties.
A couple in Kyloe, Northumberland bought a historical church and Curblied it up. Big time. They chose to restore it rather than renovate it, which would have been much cheaper. As it is, the church maintains its churchiness but with a homey interior. (The only thing that kinda creeps me out is the cemetery in the front yard.) Here's a few pics, but you can see more on this page.
Little House in the Suburbs shares their secrets for making lotion bars. If you aren't familiar with lotion bar, think bar of soap only lotion. They're very handy and because there's no water in them--like most lotions--they have a very high moisturizing quotient. Little House gives us two recipes. Here's the no-frills version:
Designer Ineke Visser's outdoor furniture pieces are crocheted with a polyester yarn. Apparently it feels like cotton.
A couple of weeks ago I snubbed my nose at Target's photo processing department and embraced fine art processing. I've been taking photography classes for over six months now, and I've taken some nice pictures (IMHO), and I wanted to treat them in a way they deserved. I mean, this is art, right? So why not seek out a purveyor of processing that understands that? My search was easy, however. I just followed my photography instructor's advice and went to West Coast Imaging.
Some projects make me smile. This is one of them. A wok. Turned into a side table. What next? as my mother would say. If you have the materials on hand, you could put one together in about 5 minutes. If not, I'd keep my eyes peeled for them at your next rummage sale/Good Will excursion.
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