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Say Hello to the New (New) Curbly Studio

by Alicia Lacy

Not so long ago – 16 months to be exact – we revealed our old, new studio space. It was a beautiful, sun-filled room that offered us a space to be creative and a way to separate our work life from our home life. It was quiet and peaceful, blocks from our house, and a stone's throw from our children's schools. But when the building changed ownership and major renovations loomed, it was impossible for us to remain. That was more than a little...

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Felt Method Soap Pump Cozy

by DIY Maven

created at: 12/02/2010

I LOVE Method foaming hand soap, and although I like the shape of the bottle, it's not very decorative. So, about two months ago, I started experimenting with covers. I did one in cotton fabric (okay, at best) and I tried to felt one using yarn (tragic) and I contemplated a metal one using soda cans (lost interest). And then, while basking in the glory of blanket stitching one day, it occurred to me that a felted cover was the way to go.Which brings us up to date. A little something for your girlfriends or sister, this little cozy would be great couple with a bottle of Method foam soap and a spare refill.

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Virtual Fireplace, in Blu-ray

by DIY Maven

Several years ago, a local television station started airing the ‘Yule Log.’ Basically, it’s a loop of burning logs in a fire accompanied with Christmas tunes. It has become a tradition in many households, even ones with fireplaces like mine, to tune into 'the log’. As a matter of fact, it’s ratings often top the charts. If you don’t have a ‘Yule Log’ station, here’s the perfect answer: HDScape’s Fireplace, which is a crackling fire sans...

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Placemat Hack: Flaptop Laptop Cover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

 

created on: 05/15/08

created on: 05/15/08

created on: 05/15/08

created on: 05/15/08

Finally a use for colorful, rectangular placements available at World Market!  Here's a tutorial you can follow to make some jazzy padded laptop covers for yourself or for gifts.  You'll need a little more than basic sewing skills to do this, but it's worth the time and it's very customize-able.  With some patience and  desire,  you'll be the envy of all your Black-Nylon-Canvas-Cased Friends. 

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12 Steps to Cozy Up Your Pad

by DIY Maven

It's cold outside, but that doesn't mean it has to be cold inside! If your pad is feeling less than cozy these days, you might want to employ a few of these quick and cuddly fixes.

1. Toss a throw blanket, especially the nubby kind, over the sofa and pile a couple folded ones on the floor so they're in easy reach.

2. Accent with black–but use it sparingly.

3. Add pillows galore, especially textured ones.

4. If you have a fireplace, rearrange your...

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