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Popsicles! - Pale Moon. Not to sound full of myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the be all, end all of popsicle roundups.

Popsicles! - Pale Moon

There’s a little something for everyone: the foodies, the purists, the ones who prefer frozen yogurt, the ones who prefer a little alcohol, everyone. Tweny-five options to be exact. The post I did last summer on the cold guys was one of DC’s most viewed ever, so I thought you’d all be up for another round – was I right? Click on the photo to be taken to the recipe. All photos and recipes copyright of their respective source unless otherwise noted. - Pale Moon. Lavender is a lovely purplish flower that accentuates a garden and emits a pleasant fragrance, and lavender oil is derived from the fresh plant. - Pale Moon

Simply by picking a quantity of lavender petals, drying them and putting them in dish in your bathroom produces a lovely scent. When you lightly crush them with your fingers, they release an intoxicating aroma. Lavender oil possesses that fragrance in liquid form. Lavender oil is used for aromatherapy, potpourri, and it is known to have antibacterial and antiviral properties. It is good for the health of your skin and produces a general sense of relaxation when you breathe it in.

Step 1: Harvest the Fresh Lavender. 100 Best DIY Sites on the Web - Pale Moon. 100 Best DIY Sites on the Web Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 6:06pm by Site Administrator DIY offers a great way to take on personal projects and make things your own.

100 Best DIY Sites on the Web - Pale Moon

Although often DIY focuses primarily on home improvement, the DIY ethic expands out to arts, technology, and so much more. Check out these categories and more in our list of DIY sites that’s sure to get you inspired to get up and make something yourself. Home Improvement In these sites, you’ll find fun and useful projects to take on at home. Arts & Crafts Whether you want to learn how to make your own macro lens, or just find a knitting pattern, these sites will have what you’re looking for. Tech Find everything you want to know about hacking gadgets, electronics, and more from these sites. 25 Handmade Gifts Under $5.

If your gift list is long and your budget is small here are some great Handmade Gifts that you can make.

25 Handmade Gifts Under $5

Keep in mind that handmade items are not just beautiful but special… I love to give them and I love to receive them. In my opinion they are the best! Jersey Knit Bracelet. Kusudama Tutorial part 1 - Pale Moon. The Japanese kusudama is a paper ball made out of multiple identical origami shapes glued together.

Kusudama Tutorial part 1 - Pale Moon

They were traditionally used as a ball for incense or potpourri but now we see them more for decoration or as a gift. Today I am showing you part 1 on how to make the Japanese traditional shape. There are many different patterns to make a kusudama ball but I find this the easiest pattern to get started. This is also the pattern I used to make the pink flowers on the tree in the banner. Folded Rose Tutorial - Pale Moon. Polly Wiggins, a quilling friend in Kansas, encrusted this paper mache heart with beautiful folded roses and fringed flowers.

Folded Rose Tutorial - Pale Moon

I'm drawn to the subtle, old fashioned shades she chose, perhaps because they remind me of a silky-soft comforter my great grandmother made years and years ago. If you've been steering clear of folded roses because they seem too complicated, fear not. Just a few supplies and repetitious steps, and you'll soon realize they're really quite simple. Supplies: Quilling paper - any width will work, but 3/8 inch or 1/4 inch are used most commonly. Directions: 1. Finger Knitting How-to - Pale Moon. You know how I just wrote about how I like getting a handmade gift more than just about anything.

Finger Knitting How-to - Pale Moon

Well, this is anything. Sitting on the couch on a lazy Sunday, knitting with my kids . . . that beats gift-getting for sure. It is a gift itself. We just sat there side-by-side, for about an hour, feeling the warmth from each other’s bodies, listening to music from my computer and basking in each others company as the sun streamed through the windows. Ahhh . . .the experience was so delightful, it was hard to peel myself away to take the photos. The two kiddos are finger-knitting, which I’ve written about before and again, but it continues to be a favorite activity. You end up with a long coil of knitting like this, that curls itself into a sort of tube. My son is using a finer and less expensive yarn, here.

5 DIY Winter Warmth Projects - Pale Moon. You gotta love the internet....

5 DIY Winter Warmth Projects - Pale Moon

How else would you know how to make your own personal fire pit? I feel like I should post some sort of disclaimer stating that if you try one of these, and it catches you or your house on fire, then it's not my fault. That being said, fire is cool and these DIY projects allow you to play with fire the adult way- with some amount of carefulness. Take a look.... (links are posted in the photos and descriptions) We won't be needing any of this in So. { Ambrosia Creative } - Pale Moon. Hi there!

{ Ambrosia Creative } - Pale Moon

It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) YARN BRACELET DIY! - Pale Moon. See the updated version of this project here!


This was one of my favorite crafts to make because it is really relaxing just like knitting and crocheting! This is just like making one of those paracord bracelets, except with yarn. The Burlap Bag - High Quality Handmade Goods Shop - Austin Texas - Pale Moon. December 20, 2011 by Lauren (Check out our new ONLINE SHOP for The Burlap BAG!!) We have two cats. They get stanky. Better than Tiffanys - Pale Moon. Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? The BEST Play-Dough Recipe - Pale Moon. Have you ever made play dough and it just fell apart?? Well… not this time. This recipe will make play dough that is seriously the closest thing to store-bought you’ll ever make.

No falling apart or drying out (as long as stored in a sealed container). It will last up to 6 months.The secret to this recipe?? Two things: First, Cream of Tarter… it’s what helps the dough stay together. and Second, not a lot of salt… all that salt dries out your dough! Re-purposing: Tshirts into 5-strand-braided-headbands.

Craftgawker - Pale Moon. Almost Genius.