Unusual stairs Unique and creative designs of stairs from around the world. Not all of them are beautiful and practical, some of you will like, others – no, but they are unusual and interesting. Catskills Cottage « ECLECTIC LIVING HOME Catskills Cottage 15Aug12 It’s true, we don’t do much shabby chic or Victorian style here at Eclectic Living, actually, we do none at all. I, however, love this getaway. Making a picnic dress Several people have asked me how to make my Picnic Dress. It’s a bit too complicated for the step by step instruction on how to draft a pattern I gave for the draped t-shirt, but I hope this will be enough detail for anyone who is familiar with how dresses are made. You will need 4 yards of 45″ fabric and an 18″ zipper. These are the pieces of the pattern. Mark out the measurements listed and the distances between them. For example, on the waistband measure out the distance between your underbust/ribcage and your waist, then measure half your ribcage measurement at one side and half your waist measurement at the other.
20 Inventive Ways to Upcycle Shipping Pallets by Ian Rebello repurposing, diy By Inthralld on Aug 19, 2012 Shipping pallets have become a bit more popular with the quest for sustainable elements and materials in one’s home. With the popularity of Green Design and creative prototypes floating around out there, there are some great d.i.y. opportunities for things that can be found locally– like pallets. We’ve rounded up 20 great inventive uses of the bland old wooden pallet and put them together for you to gain some inspiration from.
Figure drawing: Basic Pose and Construction 1. Introduction This method is to help you draw the human form. It is by no means the best way or even a fast way. before & after: trolley depot renovation It’s always been my dream to live in a home with airy, open rooms and lots of exposed bricks, so when this renovation project from Amy came across my desk, I was instantly smitten. Located in Atlanta, this building is about 100 years old and originally served as a trolley depot. Thankfully, Amy and her husband did a wonderful job preserving many of the original details while adding some modern touches that complement the overall aesthetic beautifully. Wonderful job, Amy!
What is Really Essential During the Build of the Green House? (Lecture by Catherine Mohr) This video shows a lecture by Dr. Catherine Mohr who is the Director of Medical Research at Intuitive Surgical, a high technology surgical robotics company that makes the da Vinci surgical robot. In addition, she is a Consulting Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine. DIY SPECIAL - 11 D.I.Y Party Shoe Ideas Posted by ScrapHacker.com on lördag, mars 17, 2012 · 7 Comments Spring is the time of re-invention, of ourselves, of our wardrobes and of our dreams. This post features 11 awesome Party Shoe DIY ideas from the blogosphere that will re-invent and inject instant Wow! into old un-loved shoes. The hacks are sure to leave both you and your shoes sparkly & reinvigorated, ready to dance into Saturday nights full of that swirly joy only the pride of self-made can bring. Link to tutorials under each pic – Enjoy!
How to make your own dress form When starting on the wonderful and exciting journey of making your own clothes or altering old ones there is one thing you will definitely need to make your job easier...that is a dress form. There are many tutorials on the web but the best one I found is the one I am going to share with you. The source is but the tutorial is in German so I am going to make a short presentation in English, although the pictures speak pretty much for themselves. Here is what you will need: pillow filling for stuffing out your formscissorsmetal base2-3 rolls of tapecardboardan old hip-length T-shirtfoil (for the neck) How to Read 31 Books in Four Minutes Toward a Greater Greet:How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less By Nicholas BoothmanA guide to making a lasting good impression, from teeth to breath to handshake to small talk. Lessons: • After greeting someone, immediately clap your hands, then raise your handshake hand toward their heart. • Take deep, lingering breaths when nervous. Imagine your nostrils are below your navel and the breaths are beginning from there. • Find moments during a conversation to say “Me, too” or to otherwise establish common interests. • The next time you’re talking to someone, synchronize your body language with the other person for 30 seconds.
Chalkboard Wall Calendar - Martha Stewart Home & Garden Thanks to paint that dries into a chalkboard finish, your board can be whatever size you desire and placed wherever you like. Store-bought formulas come in traditional green and black. But you can also follow our recipe to mix your own batch in any shade. Cleverly applied chalkboard paint means new places to track appointments, keep lists, and leave messages. Or simply use the surface to draw or doodle, which will appeal to kids and the kid in everyone. Choose from the following ideas or come up with your own homemade chalkboard location.
pallet reading bed for the nursery UPDATE: For those following a link directly to this post, you can find pictures of the entire nursery HERE UPDATE: I recently found out the owner of the bed that inspired mine, check out her incredible site HERE When we began planning the nursery I really wanted a spot I could read with our kids and snuggle with them. Since I won’t be working as much, I have great hopes that maybe every once and a while I could cuddle down for a nap with one of them.
DIY Pallet Sofa Tutorial - Easy 10-Step DIY guide! Posted by ScrapHacker.com on fredag, juli 13, 2012 · 12 Comments Been busy hacking around the house the last couple of days! Among other things, I’ve hacked the crap out of yet another discarded pallet, now enjoying a blissful afterlife as a neat little sofa in my kitchen with some equally neat magic storage, check it out: The project is really an easy-peasy D.I.Y, and hope you’ll give it a go yourself! I’ve gathered a bunch of explaining pics to give you that boost to get started asap – Good Luck!