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I recently did a mini “spring-inspired” shoot with Taryn and Shelby of Joielala (which mean a handful of fun lookbook posts will be coming to the blog over the next few weeks!) This is just a sneak peak of one of the looks because I wanted to do a quick tutorial on how I created this pastel flower crown. They make such a statement and are great for weddings, special occasions, or…just because! Below are the steps on how to create one for yourself. I created a large, full crown, but if you want to make one a bit more delicate, just buy smaller flowers and space them out more. STEP 1: Get your supplies! STEP 2: Take your rustic floral wire and shape it into a circle that fits comfortably on your head. STEP 3: Begin arranging your flowers on the base and decide the general placement of the flowers prior to attaching them. STEP 5: Continue the process moving around to the front of the crown and to the opposite side. Related:  A faire

Updated DIY Valentine Treat Bags! Hi gang! I have an updated Valentine Treat Bag PDF that’s available as a free download! These have been pretty popular over the years and I’ve made this version more universal so that it can be used for any homemade treats you might want to give to that special someone. Just download the file and print directly onto a paper bag using a color ink jet printer. I’ve found that top loading printers work the best and the flatter the bag the better. Once you’ve made the bags, fill them with any sweet treat imaginable! Instructions are included in the PDF and if you need bags, I sell them in my Etsy shop. CONDITIONS OF USE: All Twig & Thistle downloads are subject to our Terms & Conditions.

Years – Bartholomäus Traubeck A record player that plays slices of wood. Year ring data is translated into music, 2011. Modified turntable, computer, vvvv, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, approx. 90x50x50 cm. A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). Years at Schmiede Hallein, 2011 A limited edition recording of ‘Years’ can be found here. Motor controls + engineering for Years v0.2 (not visible in the video) done by Christoph Freidhöfer.

On the Cheap: Scrapbook Paper iPhone Covers I found this clever trick on Pinterest the other week from Oops I Craft My Pants and had to try it for myself: iPhone covers using scrapbook paper! Now when I had my first cell phone in high school (the old Nokia), I probably had about 15 different cell phone covers that I would switch out to match my clothes everyday! I figure this scrapbook paper iPhone phone cover is an easy way to update my phone without spending all the cash! First thing I did was purchase a couple sheets of scrapbook paper from Michael’s. I also purchased a clear iPhone 4 cover from Best Buy. You could really purchase any cheap clear phone cover, but I wanted one with protective rubber sides since I’m a klutz and always drop my phone! First thing I did was trace the scrapbook paper around the iPhone cover to get the basic shape. I cut out the main section just using a pair of scissors. For the camera hole I used a pencil to sketch in the hole that I had to cut out using an exacto knife…. and that’s about it!

Understanding composition for beginner photography techniques EmailEmail Composition in Photography Composition is the singular aspect that marks the difference between a good photograph and a bad photograph. With film cameras that feature automatic exposure, preview buttons, automatic focusing, digital backs for medium format, and so forth, the technical process can no longer effectively measure and differentiate the amateur from the professional. Because photographers have complete control over their equipment, composition is a necessary photography technique. Basic Photography Tips – Control of the Film Camera Control over your film camera is the best tip for beginner photography. Composition Rules for Basic Photography Techniques There are various compositional rules that will help you create solid photographs. Rule of Thirds for Film Photography One such rule for film photography is the rule of thirds. Photography Composition Techniques – Diagonals Another rule for composition in photography is diagonals. Comments comments

Panther Thighs: DIY Silk Scarf Trousers What you’ll need: Loose-fitting trousers, sewing machine, (or needle and thread if hand-stitching), large silk scarf, scissors, pins, thread of relevant colour, elastic, tape measurer Cut off labels Start by placing the trousers/PJ bottoms flat on the bottom right corner of the scarf. Depending on how long you want your trousers to be, the top of the trousers should not pass 3/4 of the scarf. Using the trousers as guideline, cut along with an 1-inch seam allowance. Use this as template to cut the rest out of the scarf (roll-over image below for guide). You should be able to cut four identical pieces from the scarf, following the edges. Pair the legs, right-side facing Leaving about 3 inches from the bottom corner (this will become a fly) pin the entire length of the outer-leg edge. Using a simple zig-zag stitch to prevent fraying (If you have an overlock machine or a serger, you’re one lucky bugger), sew close to the edges, extracting pins as you go. Good luck!

INFJ Personality Type and Traits Curious to find out if you're an INFJ? You might be! Find out now by taking one of our popular personality tests below! INFJ - Protecting The Defenseless INFJ types are natural defenders of those who cannot defend themselves. Below, we'll describe how people with INFJ personality types' intuitive nature leads to them to suspicion and why they are unerringly self-confident in their own abilities. Intuitive And Suspicious Because of their refined intuition, INFJ personalities harbor an inherent suspicion about the people in their world. Self-Confidence And Faith People with the INFJ trait can easily absorb, understand, and process complex problems. INFJ Personality And Strengths Their tendency to come to the aid of others, often at the sacrifice of their own pursuits, is consistent with their inherent aversion to interpersonal conflict. Potential Weaknesses INFJ personality types place an inordinate amount of pressure upon themselves.

DIY Gold Tube Bracelets I have very vivid memories of walking into a bead store for the first time, almost 15 years ago, and being overwhelmed by the million and ten ideas that filled my mind. I was immediately hooked on the concept of transforming simple and unexpected elements into something beautiful and wearable. That moment was the catalyst for my eventual path into jewelry design and craft – my higher calling, if you will. Today’s tutorial takes me back to my first foray into jewelry making, where I’ll show you how to make two delightful bracelets using the same basic component. For single, adjustable gold tube bracelets, you’ll need: Start by cutting the knotting cord into 2 12 inch pieces. And now, all that’s left is the sliding closure! . . . and bring the top cord under both the bottom and middle overlapping strands through the loop, into a knot. Repeat the same step on the right side. Continue to make 5-6 more knots. Trim away any excess cord. Your adjustable & colorful bracelets are done!

INFJ Profile Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging by Joe Butt Profile: INFJ Revision: 3.1 Date of Revision: 8 Aug 2010 Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Those who are activists -- INFJs gravitate toward such a role -- are there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power. INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. "There's something rotten in Denmark." INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche. Functional Analysis: Introverted iNtuition Introverted intuitives, INFJs enjoy a greater clarity of perception of inner, unconscious processes than all but their INTJ cousins. Extraverted Feeling Introverted Thinking The INFJ's thinking is introverted, turned toward the subject. Extraverted Sensing U.S.

DIY Vintage Table With Dictionary Pages Top Home design DIY Kids Weddings Fashion and Style FOOD Cool stuff DIY Vintage Table With Dictionary Pages Top There are many ways to create a vintage piece, this table was made vintage with the help of dictionary pages. You may use not only dictionary pages but also other books’ pages, newspapers and so on. share More about diy furniture, diy furniture projects, diy project, furniture renovations, table renovations, vintage decorating, vintage decorating ideas 1 Comments Danarae Says: June 8th, 2012 at 12:57 am This is great!!! Leave a Reply Related stuff Popular: This week Sites we recommend

Personality Junkie | INFJ By Dr. A.J. Drenth INFJs are “old souls.” Many grow up feeling wiser than would be predicted by their chronological age. Because of their strength of intuition (and commensurate detachment from physical reality), many INFJs report feeling like aliens in the world. INFJs see two people in everyone. To fully understand INFJs, it is necessary to recognize the full implications of their dominant function, Ni, being a Perceiving function. INFJs also enjoy listening to music, watching movies and television, and engaging with people. A signature feature of INFJs (and INTJs) is a deep concern for quality. While Se attends the appearance of things, Ni is concerned with their deeper qualities and substantiveness…While INJs are to some extent concerned with appearances, they are more attuned to the underlying quality and craftsmanship of things…ensuring that things are substantive, thoughtfully-crafted, and otherwise amenable to their Ni-Se tastes. INFJs’ Functional Stack Phase I (Childhood)

Cool DIY IKEA Dresser Renovation If you have a fine IKEA piece like this one – a small dresser. Traditional classical furniture of this brand is cool but if you like to make it special and unusual, have a look at this tutorial. You’ll need a dresser, some paint, brass hardware. The craft itself is rather simple, all you need to do is to drill the holes for the corner pieces and pulls after assembling the body of the dresser and patching the holes. Don’t forget to paint each drawer front before attaching the brass hardware.