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Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty! (20 Pics)

Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Crafty! (20 Pics)

ACTA: The new threat to the net 2,008,307 have signed. Help us get to our new target of 3,000,000 Update: 10 February 2012 Amazing! We smashed our 2 million target as we delivered to key decision-makers in Brussels this week -- let's get to 3 million before the crucial parliamentary debates Posted: 25 January 2012 Last week, 3 million of us beat back America's attack on our Internet! ACTA - a global treaty - could allow corporations to censor the Internet. Europe is deciding right now whether to ratify ACTA -- and without them, this global attack on Internet freedom will collapse. It's outrageous -- governments of four fifths of the world’s people were excluded from the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) negotiations and unelected bureaucrats have worked closely with corporate lobbyists to craft new rules and a dangerously powerful enforcement regime. Big corporate interests are pushing hard for this, but the EU Parliament stands in the way.

100 Totally Awesome DIY Projects For Your Dorm Room Finally getting to move into your own space and out of your parents’ house can be an exciting time for many college students. Of course, with moving out comes a whole host of expenses too. Luckily, there are some ways you can cut down on the costs and still get a room that reflects your style and makes living so close with someone else a little easier. Here are some DIY projects to try out for your dorm room that range from super simple to those requiring some tech know-how. Privacy and Security Try out these DIY projects to keep your dorm room safe and ensure you have a little privacy when you need to study or sleep. Dorm room study nook: Learn how to build a special place to do all your studying from this link. Sewing Projects If you’ve got a sewing machine on hand you’ll be able to whip up these great additions to your dorm room. Bean bag chair: Learn how to make your own bean bag chair for relaxing and reading with this link. Wall Decor Other Decor Organization and Storage Entertainment

Leaning Tower of Shelves Getting started This shelf unit may look lightweight and easy to topple. But don't be fooled. Whether you choose to make this piece more functional, as in this office setting, or place it in a family room to showcase treasures, the basic construction is the same. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. A Cutting List and Shopping List can be viewed and printed from Additional Information, below. Buying the Wood We built our unit with red oak and oak veneer plywood and finished it with two coats of red oak stain. One note when buying boards: Use a tape measure to check the “standard” dimensions of 1x3s and 1x4s. Cut plywood shelves first 1 of 4 Photo 1: Use a jig and circular saw to cut the shelves Cut 3/4-in. shelf plywood to width first, using a circular saw and a homemade jig. 2 of 4 Photo 2: Cut the narrowest shelf first Cut the individual shelves, beginning with the narrowest, using the jig for perfectly straight cuts. 3 of 4 Photo 3: Cut the angles in the uprights

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Easy Repurposed Pillows Pillows are a pretty easy and inexpensive way to change the decor in your home. Most of the time when I make a pillow, I sew the cover together leaving a small opening. I stuff a pillow form inside then hand sew the opening shut. I made these using nice soft second-hand sweaters for the face of the pillows. For the back of the pillow, cut another square out of an old flannel shirt, denim jacket, suit coat, dress shirt, suede vest, etc! You can center the placket, off set it, put it at a diagonal, however it works. These pillows look nice, are comfortable and are meant to be used.

should social scientists stop reading the news? A long time ago, in graduate school, my television was stolen and it changed my life. I now had lots of free time. I never understood on a gut level what I was missing until my tv was gone. I learned a second lesson. Later, I realized that the issue wasn’t drama or comedy. You don’t need to be a die hard Chomskian who believes that the media is a mere tool of corporate and state interests, although that does happen to fair degree. Example 1: Local television news is driven by “if it bleeds, it leads.” Example 2: Election coverage is highly misleading. Example 3: Let’s stick one of my research areas – higher education. The news is rife with stories that are at best misleading and at worst factually incorrect. Adverts: From Black Power/Grad Skool Rulz Like this: Like Loading...

Restoring the storage cube tutorial Last year I purchased a Whitmor 4 Storage Cubes in White to organize some of my craft boxes, and even tho they work, those particular ones are not like the old, resistant and super durable ones that Ken had. So when he decided to toss his, because there were some connectors missing, I decide to restore them at a very low cost, $5.50 to be exact. Now even tho I know that this tutorial might not apply to many people because restoring is a very unique process, I do think that since I made cardboard cubes to fit inside, those can be use with or without a structure to insert them. My plan was to make cardboard cubes to go inside and a top surface to cover the missing connectors. I started fixing the top of the cubes, where the missing connectors where, I added 2 little pieces of scrap wood, one on top and one under the top panels, I made wholes with a nail and hammer, then tied everything together with wire on the back side, so once I set the cover the wire will not be visible.

Do NOT Drink and Drive Con su padre, 1998. This is Jacqueline on vacation in Venezuela. De vacaciones en Venezuela Birthday party as a child. Aquí con sus padres. At a party with friends. Con sus amigos. The car in which Jacqueline travelled when she was hit by a car driven by a 17-year old student on his way home after a couple of beers with his friends. Jacqueline venía de una fiesta de cumpleaños con sus amigos, cuando un joven de 18 años que había estado bebiendo cervezas con sus amigos chocó contra ella. Jacqueline was caught in the burning car and her body was heavily burnt for around 45 seconds. Estuvo expuesta al calor de las llamas 45 segundos. After the accident Jacqueline has needed over 40 operations. Jacqueline ha necesitado más de 40 operaciones. With her Father, 2000. Con su padre, 2000. Getting treatment. Recibiendo tratamiento. Three months after accident. Tres meses despues del accidente. Without a left eyelid Jacqie needs eyedrops to keep her vision. Not everyone who gets hit by a car dies.

Top 5 Friday: Wine Cork Crafts -- The More You Drink, The More You Craft! - Style Sheet has sustained another Craft Day. Every once in a while, we try to stuff our eyeballs back into our skulls, put our computer monitors to sleep, pack up our various mugs, tumblers, personal humidifiers, and god knows what else, and we leave the office to make crafts. Mia, site manager, crafting. I can't yet break the seal on the amazingness we crafted up for your jeering pleasure, but I will say there will be lots to jeer at, as well as reveal to you my new obsession: wine corks. Am I saying too much? So this craft day, I decided to put them to use. Wine corks + copper plumbing tube caps + glue gun = Therapy Centrepiece Candle Holder! But enough about us! Trivet Love the ribbon trimming! Message Board ObeeDesign blog This is one of the more popular and easy solutions to your cork hoarding, especially since it gives you an opportunity to use up an old frame or shadow box. Letters! Pure Charm Pure Industrious Crafting Related:

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How to make a cheap, awesome, professional Curtain Rod First off, thank you so much for being so kind about my new curtains in the dining room! I am taken aback daily by how many genuinely nice people there are in this blogging community. Thank you for loving the curtains along with me, and also thank you for just being plain ol’ nice. Now, shall we get down to bid-ness? Let’s talk Curtain Rods. More specifically, let’s talk about my dining room curtain rod that I DIY’d. I should dedicate an entire post just to curtain rods and best above ground pool, because after this experience, I think I know every single option of inexpensive curtain rod options in the greater Austin area. DIYing a Curtain Rod: I headed to Home Depot on a mission to find a practical inexpensive solution to my curtain rod dilemma. At Home Depot I found a variety of objects that could work, but in the end the heavens parted and I stumbled on Electrical Conduit. Bless the person that invented this light weight, sturdy, and extremely inexpensive product! That’s it.