There are many secrets cosmetic companies intentionally keep from consumers. Thousands of toxic chemicals abound in lipsticks, fragrances, shampoos, and eye shadows being sold in the United States and beyond. Take one look at the Cosmetic Safety Database and you’ll see for yourself that we’re literally killing ourselves for the sake of beauty.
Finally! For a while now, I wondered if this tutorial would ever get published. Not only did this take a solid week of crafting effort to complete, but this tutorial has been a doozie!
If you need a new towel for your kitchen then you must try making one yourself at fraction of a cost with this diy (it will also make a great gift or can used for wrapping a gift). Niki has shared this cool tutorial for making a fun and quirky dish towel.
Make your own dinosaur eggs with just a few ingredients and your favorite little plastic dinosaurs. You preschooler will love creating the eggs and then cracking them open a few days later. Dinosaur egg
Love buttons? Who doesn't?!
UPDATE: This post originally ran on March 23 2011, but with summer winding down we wanted to bring it back up for some late summer inspiration!
I love this Sharpie tie die DIY from The Art Girl Jackie blog!
I am a lazy knitters, I don’t like knitting that take too much work or is too boring. This doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate lace or cables and enjoy knitting them. It just means I like to keep things simple, a wonderful easy to memorize lace pattern, super bulky yarn when you need a quick knit, or some elegant waist shaping that takes the monotony out of boring stockinette that goes on forever.
Dyeing yarn with Koolaid is a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to try hand-dyeing. Koolaid plus water, vinegar and a heat source (such as a Crock-Pot) will produce some beautiful, lasting colors in protein-based fibers, such as wool and silk.
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This carefully unsymmetrical oak leaf pattern will leave you with lots of loose ends to sew in.
To make it a proper Lego brick it needed 8 knobs. These were made from soft drinks lids - the boys were allowed to drink extra coke so I had enough red lids! I chose to use the same colour as the yarn to reduce show through.
There are 125 different species of monkey. The loudest are howler monkeys, which can be heard more than 3 miles (5km) away. All monkeys love to eat bananas.
by Beryl Tsang Six months after losing my right breast to cancer, I was invited to a party at the latest hot boite . Now, I usually avoid such places, preferring to spend my evenings at home, knitting hemp climbing gyms for my son's pet snake or felted fishbowl warmers for my daughter's Siamese fighting fish, but I needed a change of scene. Finding the right outfit was a no-brainer. I have closet full of leather dresses and high heeled boots from my days as a Yarn Dom; "Get that sock finished NOW, you badly carded piece of roving or else!" Finding the right breast prosthesis, however, was a nightmare.