I love telling riddles for one simple reason: you know something someone else doesn't, and it makes them really, really mad. Here are some riddle type games that you can play for hours if you're cruel. The Green Glass Door (a.k.a. The Green Glass Room.): Basically, tell your friends that there is something called the green glass door, and only certain objects (and possibly actions) are allowed inside of it. Give them a few examples like these: you can have a hammer but no nails; you can have a spoon but no fork; books but no words; trees but no leaves; apples but no oranges; moon but no sun; glasses but no eyes; feet but no toes; etc.
1) Sharks will eat anything… 2) …especially cheese straws. 3) But they love fish the most!
If there is one thing that says "summer", it's sitting next to a cool river under the dappled shade of a tree with a fishing pole... ... the only problem is we didn't have one, so we decided it was the opportunity to make one. Starting with a bamboo garden stake... ... and using some old wine corks for the handle, we quickly got to work.
Preparadas para saber o que aconteceu na semana passada ? Eu tingi lã em casa pela primeira vez ! Sempre tive curiosidade de testar a famosa técnica do suquinho em pó. Pausa para o “coooomo assim, tingir lã com suco ?”. Hehe, é isso mesmo, acreditem ! Bom, eu ficava mesmo só na vontade, afinal, onde é que eu iria achar lã 100% e sem tingimento pra colocar em prática minhas experiências ?
Wow, estou muito feliz em saber que a maioria de você continua tricotando a todo vapor como eu! Obrigada a todas as leitoras que responderam a enquete da semana passada, muitas outras virão e espero que continuem participando. E já que o assunto é tricô, vou aproveitar para passar uma dica simples mas que facilitou muito a minha vida. Todo mundo que faz tricô ou crochê já ficou um tempão tentando desembaraçar lãs de novelos. Aprenda aqui a fazer uma bola de lã rápida, redondinha e que não “enrola” – o segredo é fazer um “8″ que faz o fio sair sempre do centro da bola. Esta técnica é especialmente útil para aquelas lãs que vêm em meadas, como a Paratapet.
No final de semana resolvi colocam em prática mais um projeto de reciclagem de inverno. Desta vez, ao invés de repaginar uma blusa de lã eu resolvi ir mais a fundo e reciclar a própria lã de peças de tricô. Explico. Eu tinha dois cachecóis de tricô que estavam encostados no armário.
I didn't have a real joystick to study and measure for dimensions, so I went off of pictures I got online. I think I got the proportions pretty close though, just through some basic math like height/width ratios, etc. I purchased one 2 by 4-foot panel of MDF in each of the following thicknesses: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4". I also purchased one 2 by 4-foot sheet of 1/8' hardboard. I had plenty of material left over afterward.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/cz_craftvideo.gif" /> <img alt="" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/limor_fried_tron_bag.jpg?w=418&h=628" width="418" height="628" class="mt-image-none" style="" />
<img alt="craftzine_string_garden_11.jpg" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/craftzine_string_garden_11.jpg?w=629&h=419" width="629" height="419" class="mt-image-none" style="" /> The first time I saw a kokedama string garden was right here, on Craftzine .
Item #: SCP-244 Object Class: Euclid Special Containment Procedures: When not in testing, SCP-244-1 is to be placed in a room with its own thermostat, kept at a temperature of no less than 38℃. This room must also have its own ventilation system to provide constant air circulation.
I couldn't resist introducing this post with a shot of our 10" diameter Hibiscus blossom ( Hibiscus moscheutos ) taken this past summer! After all, this post is designed to give you a few tools for planning your blog posts for the whole year ahead! Why not a picture of coming attractions? My readers in the southern hemisphere are already enjoying summer, so here is what's around the corner in their future! Diane published our third annual Christmas podcast conversation in December during which I mentioned that I usually have most of my blog posts planned a year in advance.
Ever notice how secret agents and spies get all the cool gear? Well, now you can too! Make your own mini grappling hook out of office and household supplies, then let let loose on a top secret mission from Her Majesty's Secret Service. This grappling hook design was built from the new book Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction 2 (Chicago Review Press) by John Austin*. This book has over 30 mini weapons and gadgets which can all easily be built with office or household supplies, most of which I had on hand already!
With only about 30 days left until our trip to Atlanta for Dragon*Con , I've been thinking about what costumes to take. I made this mini top hat to go with my tiered bustle skirt. Supplies:
Our instructions are for decorating a 3 3/4-inch jewelry box, but you can adapt them to suit any size. Learn the techniques and you can also use the ties on napkins, flower girls' dresses, and more. (The pyramid bow would look especially lovely on the backs of ceremony chairs.) Four-Bow-Box How-To 1.