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DIY Apothecary Bottle - DIY Bridesmaid Gift. This do-it-yourself apothecary jar would make a thoughtful guest favor or bridesmaid gift!

DIY Apothecary Bottle - DIY Bridesmaid Gift

Our party calendar for May is packed with bridal showers—stay tuned for an upcoming feature on real-life parties with loads of stealable inspiration! In the meantime, we found this gem to hold you over from our blogger friend Taryn, who runs formalfringe.com. All of the stunning showers we've seen recently have two things in common: handmade details and customization.

Stuff to Make in my Old Age. V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes me just want to have my bare feet in the sand, be watching the sun setting into the ocean, and breathing in the warm salty air of the beach...as i get older, more and more i find myself missing that place i used to go to almost every.single.day. as a teen.

V and Co how to: jersey knit bracelet

Envelope Book. A Basic Envelope Book Materials Needed: To create a basic envelope book you will need: 4 envelopes all the same size2 pieces of plain cardstock cut to the same size as the envelopesPatterned scrapbook papers to cover the cardA piece of cardstock as wide as the envelopes and 12" longA length of ribbon Cover the plain cardstock with the patterned scrapbook paper, snipping the corners to get a neater finish.

Envelope Book

Fold the long piece of cardstock accordion style. Lay the ribbon across the centre of both covers, tape down to stabilize if necessary and glue the spine in place. Cover the inside front cover with patterned scrapbook paper and an envelope to the back cover. Steampunk fashion - Book purse. Book purses were mentioned on here a little while back.

steampunk fashion - Book purse

I thought you might like to see the one I made. It's a nice accessory for the librarian side of steampunk! I had my eye on some attractively bound Reader's Digest Condensed Books (I have no pity for them) that were in the local library book sale, but wanted a little more space than one book could give me. So I made a box-type purse out of three. I started by cutting out the attractive endpapers for future use, then coated the text block edges with thinned-down school glue (using wax paper to keep them separate from the covers). Recommended Reading: 65 Craft Blogs We Love. It's April, which means it's officially stashbusting month!

Recommended Reading: 65 Craft Blogs We Love

It's time to dust off all of the supplies hiding at the back of your closets and create using what you already have on hand. Think of it like spring cleaning, only much more fun! If you're planning to plow through your excess stash this month, you'll be needing plenty of ideas and inspiration. Heather and Rhonda put their heads together and came up with this list of must-visit blogs to help steer your way through your stashbusting odyssey.

Give your bookmarking finger a few good stretches, then read on. Every Post is Amazing One of the things we value most highly is innovation (coming up with new ideas). [Recycled Keyboard Letter Necklaces by Mich L in L.A.] 1. More Design Please - MoreDesignPlease. Craft Test Dummies - The Craft Blog for High Impact Crafting. Thelongthread.com. Craft Ideas, Kids Crafts, Recipes and More. Your Guide to Entertaining Inspiration. How to Make a Sailor's Knot Bracelet.

Gracious Rain: Making The Most of What We've Got. Cheap Easy Craft Ideas, Tutorials, Free Crafts - Dollar Store Crafts. ScrapNgal. Under The Table and Dreaming. How About Orange. MADE. Illustration, Art for Children, Custom Design Services - Calobee Doodles. Super Obvious Secrets That I Wish They’d Teach In Art School at Marvelous Mustache Factory. I get a lot of emails from illustration students and young cartoonists.

Super Obvious Secrets That I Wish They’d Teach In Art School at Marvelous Mustache Factory

Sometimes they ask to interview me for a class assignment, sometimes they’re recent graduates looking for advice on how to transition from art student to professional illustrator/cartoonist. I get emails asking about how I promote my work, how to “break into” illustration or comics, how to find clients, how to gain a following on the internet, etc. I usually laugh a little as I read all these emails because I myself am still really struggling to make ends meet as a full time illustrator and cartoonist.

I’m still figuring out what works and what doesn’t. But things are definitely improving and getting easier, slowly but steadily. I understand the daunting feeling that comes with the end of college or the decision to leave a day job and take those first steps towards a career as an illustrator or cartoonist, having gone through it myself not that long ago. Creativity is a muscle. Again, creativity is a muscle. Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up. Handmadeology’s resident product photography pro Mariano, has put together a $12 product photography set up that will help you acheive studio quality product photography .

Studio Quality Product Photography With a $12 Set Up

I took this picture in my kitchen. It looks like a photograph I could have done in the studio, using complicated lighting equipment. I did not. Lil' Luna - All Things Good. Sew Mama Sew! 9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word. Bibliophiles and bookworms, English majors and lovers of literature: is it possible to have too many books?

9 Cool Things to Do With Old Books » Written Word

They accumulate so quickly! Every member of your family getting you the same three books you requested for Christmas. Seeing Don DeLillo marked half-off, knowing you dumped a half-caff latte on your copy of Underworld, and – even though only the first three pages are illegible – justifying its purchase. 15+ years of required reading lists stored in boxes in your basement, even though you can bet your bippy you will never willingly read the poetry of Robert Burns again. We are up to our waists in books, some of which we hate (really Master Burns? Scottish dialect? Update: Do to the overwhelming support (HA!) 1. Do stuff! I started this project back in October of 2012, worked on it a little bit then, a little bit last spring, and then picked it back up and finished it over the last couple of weeks, finally!

do stuff!

NoBiggie. Mini eco. Instructables - Make, How To, and DIY. Inchmark - inchmark journal. The Hybrid Chick. Skip to my Lou. Home - Wednesday Custom Design.

Look to inspire. Ideas - CraftGossip.com. Make and share step-by-step craft tutorials. Craftster.org - A Community for Crafts and DIY Projects with Free Craft Ideas, Inspiration, Advice and More. Wall-E Art.