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Myrtle & Eunice: The Anti-Quilt. ’Tis a ridiculous notion – the one that involves two graphic designers (and three children) meeting at a fabric store.

Myrtle & Eunice: The Anti-Quilt

Even when the graphic designer with a small amount of quilting experience, has forewarned the graphic designer with no quilting experience, of the danger of Overwhelmed by Sheer Choice. Both graphic designers will enter the fabric store with a degree of confidence, nonchalance and a solid understanding of colour theory.* One graphic designer – the one foolish enough to haul along her three offspring, will waftily declare a time limit: “Twenty minutes! All around them, real quilter-types will bustle about the store, throwing thirty fabric combinations together, with confidence and ease.

Only after the desperate notion of an ‘anti-quilt’ is vetted, will the two designers function sufficiently to select two plain fabrics within fifty minutes. There is a palpable sense of relief. The Anti-Quilt is finished an uncharacteristic three weeks prior to gifting deadline. Dorset Custom Furniture - A Woodworkers Photo Journal: a little more detail ... copper top table .. claro walnut table. As i was a little rushed setting up for open studio, i feel a couple of our pieces that we finished last week deserved a few more comments and photos, so here they are, along with some other photographic highlights from the weekend ... click the photos to enlarge them ... above the open studio shop photo is a better photo of the claro wlanut slab table we had on display this weekend. it is leaving tomorrow with the ladderbacks to spend the summer at the vermont visitors center in guilford. a lot of folks (about 600,000 stop there per year) enter vermont from massachusetts and connecticut on route 91, and we're hoping that some of them will see our work and contact us with new commissions .. it seems like we ought to be able to get at least one or two out of 150,000 or so. summer's a good time here ... the last little bit of design was stablilzing the two base pieces and supporting the 9' span, which we did with sam's help and a little twisted and welded steel ...

Dorset Custom Furniture - A Woodworkers Photo Journal: a little more detail ... copper top table .. claro walnut table

How To Hollow Out Rocks. A lot of people have asked me how I hollow out river rocks to make my river rock necklaces, so I took photos of today's process to share with you.

How To Hollow Out Rocks

I recommend drilling softer sedimentary rocks (sandstone, limestone, etc). When scouring the beach for rocks, these tend to be well rounded. Those that are not rounded are probably harder igneous or metamorphic rock and are likely to break apart while drilling or even break your drill bit. DIY Barn Door Track Tutorial. Scott, my husband, is an AMAZING DIY handyman.

DIY Barn Door Track Tutorial

I like to call him the Handy Husband. Between the hardwood floors, our entire home office, the kitchen table, and now these closet doors, hung from a barn-style track system that he designed and engineered himself, we have saved tens of thousands of dollars to get such custom touches in our home. We fell in love with barn-style track systems that are hanging gorgeous doors in and on all the design magazines and websites right now. What we couldn’t stomach was the $400+ price tag. Homemade "Carriage House" Garage Doors. This is a step-by-step on how your average schmoe can build beautiful "Carriage House" style garage doors.

Homemade "Carriage House" Garage Doors

I'm a computer programmer and this is the first time I've done anything like this. Industrial Barn Door Hardware. Work. The water station corner is coming to completion.


Yes, today I sliced up an antique. For the second time, this poor thing has been put under a saw blade and given a big hole. But it's bound to be a better life, living in a restaurant, than collecting dust in some antique store, right? And yeah, there is a bottle of wine sitting on it. Day 25: Homemade Sprinkler with She Wears Flowers. Hello, HomeSpun Threads Readers!

Day 25: Homemade Sprinkler with She Wears Flowers

I am so thrilled to be with you today sharing a bit of summer fun. I am Tammy and I blog at She Wears Flowers. I am a mom to sweet twin 10-year-old girls and a sassy three-year-old girl, too. It's all about girls in our home, with the occasional concession for the one boy--my great husband. Welcome to SaiFou – Inspiring images. THE BOOK’S FINALLY HERE! “Gary Larson meets Bob Vila” housing/fort/small house/shack book « Relaxshax's Blog. THE BOOK’S FINALLY HERE!

THE BOOK’S FINALLY HERE! “Gary Larson meets Bob Vila” housing/fort/small house/shack book « Relaxshax's Blog

“Gary Larson meets Bob Vila” housing/fort/small house/shack book INDIE BOOK: “HUMBLE HOMES, SIMPLE SHACKS, COZY COTTAGES, RAMSHACKLE RETREATS, FUNKY FORTS (AND WHATEVER THE HECK ELSE WE COULD SQUEEZE IN HERE!)” Outdoor Crafts: Backyard Tepee. Recycled. {small updates on some new things, and a mini adventure} The studio is hanging in there nicely and dust is never under control -- a decent problem to have for a woodshop.


I've been building things at my usual pace of slow-and-steady, always hunting for more lath and popping my head into every dumpster I pass, just in case. What's the news? GRAND PIANO DESKS. Play At Home Mom LLC: PVC Pipe DIY. We were taking a walk around the neighborhood yesterday. There are a lot of new houses going up and tons of construction. Summer awesomeness {part one} Want to be the fun mom this summer? Or at least for the day. or every time you pull this out. doug and i barely had this made before the boys were stripping down to play in it. on the coldest day we have had in a while. see hoho in the background running to the house with his shorts around his ankles to go get a swimmy diaper? Now i didn't invent pvc pipe sprinklers. but this one will be more than a sprinkler...more on that to come. but for now, let me share the how-to when it comes to making a sprinkler that will make the neighborhood kids come out of the woodwork. here is what we used. plus a drill. i do not know the names of any of the parts. here is my meager description of them. or you could print this photo and take it to lowe's. :) a = an elbow shaped piece. b = an elbow shaped piece with a third outlet that had thread on it. c = an adapter that you screw into two of the b's to make it a smooth...umm...entry?

The boys were happy to use it as a water fountain. The Typography of Sanborn New York City Maps. NEW YORK Staten Island.

The Typography of Sanborn New York City Maps

Atlas 159, 1885 BROOKLYN New York. Atlas 80. Vol. 6, 1888 Variations of this design appeared between 1886 and 1988. Things made from pvc pipe. How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse. One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my greenhouse. It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be able to grow, produce crops that the season is not usually long enough to produce, and protect my plants from frosts, hail, or other severe weather that normally would have destroyed my garden. Time of the aquarius: Design for kids. - Build a Raised Garden! 15 Minute Art From A Thrift Store. I have had this idea running through my head for a year and just never took the time to execute it. I love the art at Thrift Stores. Its quirky and strange and cheap and has a story to tell. Sort of like me! Yesterday I went thrifting with one of my FAVORITE people in the world, Hailee (you might remember her from her Living Room Makeover and The Thrifting Adventures of Wanda and Sylvia )

How To Build A SIMPLE Sliding Barn Door. ** Check out THIS POST for an updated (and more detailed) lightweight version of this tutorial! Including how to make your own door! How to make a Sliding Barn door was hands down the most requested tutorial from The Epic Room Makeover 2012, which I was SUPER excited about, cause it is one of my favorite projects too…. DIY Sliding Doors are fantastic. They can also be very not thrifty depending on the hardware that you use to hang them. But guess what? There are a few measurements you need to get right off the bat. Vintage Poison Labels - Oui Oui Mademoiselle – 4 Drawer Dresser. Most inspiring pictures and photos! How to make Concrete Garden Spheres.


The Mustard Ceiling: Ikat Fabric Tutorial and Printable Pattern. Shibori workshop. First Batch On Sunday Jacky and I got together to dye our first batch. DIY Shibori. Today marks HonestlyWTF’s four year anniversary. Dyeing Fabric - Shibori Techniques – Learning Sewing. Lampshade < DIY Home Decorating Projects. Curated children's artwork < DIY Home Decorating Projects. Hrrrthrrr.

Vintage Cordial and Soft Drink Labels 2/3 : Retro Graphic Design. Today, some more soft drink and cordial labels from the 1950′s and 1960′s in Australia – this time Oval shaped labels! These are printed on poorer quality paper than the ones I posted yesterday, and don’t have the same brightness of colour, but still interesting label design. How to Make a Bathroom Cabinet. DIY Storage Cubby. Recycling in the landscape – reused concrete, affectionately known as urbanite. 07 Feb Recycling in the landscape – reused concrete, affectionately known as urbanite. How to Build Cold Frames. Build an Outdoor Table With Tile Top and Steel Base - Step by Step. Build an Outside Oven. You'll find most of the materials you need at a home center, except for the cardboard barrel, often used by movers.

DEMO! Flour Paste Batik. Batik is a resist method of fabric dyeing that uses wax . . . I did a lot of traditional batik back in the early 90's. It's a lot of fun, and you can get some incredible effects. How to build a doghouse < Favorite DIY Backyard Projects. Look at WAKA WAKA. DIY: Pipe Bed Frame: Remodelista. Projects at home. Watermark Tee Tutorial by Sweet Verbana. Nature-Inspired Paper Projects. Apartment Therapy Los Angeles. Deck of Cards-Vintage Wall Decor: Free Digital Downloads. Yuletide gift tags: a blender pen tutorial. Make Your Own Canvas Portrait!

The Gardener's Eden - Preserving the Harvest: Fresh-Frozen Herbs in Oil, Butter, Broth or Water… Striped Cardigan. MAGIC Decal Tutorial with Free Printables! Drawing on cups. Green. Glass etched plate. How to "wallpaper" using fabric. Baking soda neutralizes the ph in the soil and... — Gardening. While They Snooze. Lodge6. Giant Picture - tutorial!

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How to Make a Dreamcatcher. Paint a Chevron Staircase. The V Spot: A floor Candelabra for Halloween. DIY Lampshade / Pantalla. 15 Unusual Uses for Cheap Vodka.