Design with Kids in Mind

By: Diy maven Jan 19, 2010

Is kid stuff taking over your place? Do you feel as if you're living in the middle of a Toys R' Us? Does it look as if your decorator is a seven foot tall yellow bird? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might want to check out these very inspiring interiors from Design is Mine. They're proof that you CAN keep your stylish sensibilities while living the kid-centric… Continue Reading

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Googly Eyes Clock.

By: Chrisjob Dec 28, 2009

With one eye that rolls the minutes, and the other the hours, this simultaeneously bored/offended/interested/leery/tired plastic clock serves as a constant reminder of that thing they say about eyes and windows and souls. Oh, and what time it… Continue Reading

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DIYable Santa-Clues

By: Diy maven Nov 11, 2009

<i>Santa</i>-Clues – For proof of Santa’s visit

Do you have an offspring in the house that is having doubts about some tubby guy dressed in a red suit shimmying down fireplaces all over the world and leaving presents under Christmas trees for good boys and girls everywhere? Perhaps the little skeptic needs some clues to help extend the magic of the… Continue Reading

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DIY Starscape Ceiling.

By: Chrisjob Oct 12, 2009


It's 2009, and glow-in-the-dark stick-em-up stars simply won't do any more. In the era of accessibility to LEDs, fiber optics, a quite accurate (albeit 2D) home planetarium can be had with a bit of wiring and alot of holes.

From Hack-a-Day: "[Mike Galloway] set out to install a lighted starscape in the ceiling of the baby room...This setup involves an LED based illuminator and bundles of fiber optics. [Mike] first mounted the illuminator in the… Continue Reading

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Infant Pumpkin Costume.

By: Chrisjob Oct 10, 2009

This year, don't dress your tiny one like a pumpkin. Dress her in one.

created at: 2009-10-10

Carve, make a body hole, make leg holes, protect infant in plastic bag, and show… Continue Reading

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Start Early

By: Modhomeecteacher Sep 09, 2009

created at: 2009-09-09

The ladies are getting a jump start on Thursday nights creatively stitching up costumes for their little candy mongers. We always seem to be rushed due to so many early October high faluttin' Halloween parties these kids have to attend. My rule is that these are the ONLY kids in the enitire world wearing that costume, i.e., be an… Continue Reading

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Jonathan Adler for...Barbie?

By: Chrisjob Aug 30, 2009

One of the U.S.'s top celebrity designs has teamed up with, well, Mattel, to create a line for another U.S. fashion icon, Barbara Millicent Roberts.Adler_doll2

"Jonathan Adler's fresh, modern ideas about interior design have established him as a true design visionary. Introducing the Jonathan Adler Loves Barbie Doll, a modern doll embodying the Adler lifestyle brand. Stylish, adorable, and oh-so-chic, Barbie comes with miniature accessories inspired by realContinue Reading

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Papercraft Owls to Download.

By: Chrisjob Aug 13, 2009

Ho. Ly. Cow.

I have no idea what the going rate for actual tiny, adorable owls are, but at MidoStudio, the going rate is four for a mere £1.00. "At just £1.00 this downloadable/print-at-home-able kit means that before long you will be cutting and pasting your way to avian bliss. Simply make your purchase with paypal and you will be automatically sent the .pdf file with all 4 owl templates and instructions. The kit will be sent to your… Continue Reading

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Wednesday Night Upholstery: New Girls in Town

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 30, 2009

created at: 2009-07-30

There are three new girls in Upholsteryville and they mean business.  Janet (another Janet) learned how to make welt cord in about 5 minutes and is already putting together two boxed and corded cushion covers to be stuffed fluffily and placed on her cane back… Continue Reading

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Wednesday Night Upholstery: Before and After

By: Modhomeecteacher Jul 16, 2009

created at: 2009-07-16

Classes are filling and expanding. I wish everyone could come to my home studio (basement) and learn fast and easy techniques to transform your Goodwill trashy furniture into upcycled beauties.  The new class started last night and each one brought a simple piece and a difficult piece. We got started on the easy ones first to get the feel of the tools, staple gun, and to fully understand why upholsterers charge the prices they do. Here's a perfect example of Beginner's Instant… Continue Reading

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Mid-Century Modern Classics...For Tots.

By: Chrisjob Jul 03, 2009

Knoll Furnishings, the manufacturers of classic pieces by Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Alexander Girard, Maya Lin, and  Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (nearly all the MCM heavyweights besides the Eameses and George Nelson), is getting smaller.

"Created for the ones we love, knoll kids™ is a collection of spirited, modern furniture scaled for a younger generation. Each piece reflects our belief in the utility of modern design and commitment… Continue Reading

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Lego Kitchen Crafts.

By: Chrisjob Nov 06, 2008

Oh, you geeks. The fun never stops.

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Clothes Pin Lamp

By: Lilybee Sep 28, 2008

Over a Readymade they have instructions for this interesting lamp. It might be equally at home over at weebabystuff as it's creator was inspired by the idea of diapers hanging out to dry. He says that it casts baby-soothing shadows in his little girl's nursery.

created on: 09/28/08

To make it you'll need:

  • Medium-size wire tomato cage
  • Small roll of 16-gauge wire
  • Ceramic socket
  • Hose clamp
  • 3 3/4” zinc plated… Continue Reading
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Wee Baby Stuff

By: Bruno Aug 19, 2008

By now perhaps you've noticed the big ad in the side bar for Wee Baby Stuff (if you don't see it, try refreshing the page a couple of times). It's no secret that getting ready for a baby means researching, pricing, and buying a lot of gear. Wee Baby Stuff is a community dedicated to helping new and expecting parents figure out what to buy, and where to get it.

Alicia, Lilybee, and ModHomeEcTeacher have taken the lead, writing some great… Continue Reading

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How To: Dye Pasta For Crafting.

By: Chrisjob Aug 13, 2008

First, there was just plain old semolina yellow. Then, they got fancy (tacky?) and developed the tri-color by using spinach and tomato products to tint you rotini. Now, embrace the rainbow by coloring your pasta ANY shade you may choose with vibrant, punchy results. This is a great medium for kids, or for some tongue-in-cheek nostalgia...perhaps some macaroni macrame?


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