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Embroidered Buttons The Japanese craft books are filled with wonderful embroidery projects and these buttons are a great example. So why not make a quick and simple embroidered button? Here is an easy method I used to make my button: 1. Choose a shank button that will be large enough for your embroidered design. 2. 3. 4. Nothing to it! Jouets - Achat / Vente Jouets pas cher Acheter des jouets sur Cdiscount ? Cdiscount est désormais le spécialiste du jouet sur Internet. Cdiscount, N°1 du commerce en ligne en France ! Profitez des meilleurs prix sur plusieurs centaines de milliers de jouets en stock, sur les plus grandes marques de jeux et jouets. Au rayon jouets Cdiscount, les économies sont à l’honneur !

Information for Homeschoolers -Duke Energy The EnergyExplorium is a fabulous facility with exhibits that are valuable lesson tools for a variety of subjects. Lesson plans and materials are available at the EnergyExplorium and can be downloaded below. In addition, the EnergyExplorium hosts several special Homeschoolers Days throughout the year. Information on upcoming days and registering for those events can be found here and on our 'events' page. If you would like to be added to our homeschooler's distribution list to receive news about programs and events at the EnergyExplorium, please click here and include your name and e-mail address. Coloring Pages (pdf, 135 KB) Class Activities and Lesson Plans Elementary and Middle School High School Games Bingo (pdf, 54.7 KB) Taboo (pdf, 55.7 KB) Crossword (pdf, 41.3 KB) Cool Energy Facts (pdf, 2.53 MB) Science Experiments Energy Education Websites

The Recycled Dollhouse This photo shows a portion of the dollhouse my mother made for my sister and I when we were little. Built from cardboard boxes, the house was filled with wallpaper remnants, beds fashioned from old spaghetti boxes, curtains sewn from leftover fabrics, crocheted rugs and plenty of ingenuity. We loved our dollhouse then for its large size (Barbie’s Dreamhouse never had so many rooms) and personalized touches. Only now do I admire it for it’s eco-friendliness, the recycling of old materials in this labor of love. Sofie started off with a little wooden dollhouse and a wooden doll family, but she’s since transitioned into the world of Barbie-size dolls that need a home of their own. First, I perused craigslist for options but balked at the prices for today’s Dreamhouse. So in the tradition of my family, I have begun to build Sofie a Barbie-sized house from cardboard boxes.

How To: Not Your Ordinary Book Light. How To: Not Your Ordinary Book Light. Friends have regularly recommended books as being particularly illuminating, but I admit that after opening them I was as in the dark as ever. Since I’m not one to let a good metaphor go unmolested (and because design schools seem to constantly create designers who’s job it is to make ugly lamps) I made this. Yes, it's a reading light made from a book. It turns off when its closed and gives off a variable amount of light depending on how far you open it, up to about a 40W light equivalent. Keep reading for all the instructions to make your own. Update: These instructions are for the wall powered unit. Skills: You need to know how to do some basic soldering and some rudimentary wood cutting. Time: A couple of afternoons, though a lot of that time is waiting for glue and paint to dry. Materials: - Hardback book. Tools: Preparing the book First we need to scalp the book. Nothing against this book. Next cut the pages from the book.

Jouet en bois chez le N°1 en France : Le Bonhomme de Bois. Spécialiste des jouets pour enfant depuis 1993 à travers 25 boutiques et son site internet. The World's New Natural Wonders China Danxia Xinhua/Xinhua Press/Corbis Each year, the United Nations unveils a list of the world's most stunning natural attractions, called World Heritage sites, and chances are, you've never heard of them—Papahanaumokuakea, anyone? Over the past 28 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has identified more than 180 of these natural wonders across 77 countries. This summer, the UN agency added some particularly picturesque landscapes to its list. The region known as China Danxia spans six subtropical areas approximately 310 miles southwest of Xi'an, home of the terra-cotta warriors. Phoenix Islands Protected Area, Kiribati Nick Norman/National Geographic/Getty Images Hundreds of species of fish, mammals, and birds have made their home in and around the Phoenix Islands, about 6,000 miles northwest of Fiji in the South Pacific. Réunion National Park, Réunion Island, France Michele Falzone/Getty Images Papahanaumokuakea, Hawaii INAH/AFP/Getty Images

Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse When I was in Middle School, I went to the house of a friend who had a dollhouse in her room that was a miniature (though huge) version of the house in which she lived (which was also huge). I was not allowed to touch her prized possession and thought it was really lame that we couldn’t play with it. Fortunately nowadays there are many dollhouse options that are ready to play with. Some of these new houses even include fun and fancy features like built in lighting. I discovered Hape’s newest creation, the Bamboo sunshine dollhouse and immediately added it to buymoderntoys. I am not here to judge. but these newfangled “eco” or “green” dollhouses are really cool ideas and add a new educational dimension to the type of play done in these houses. Hape’s Bamboo Sunshine Dollhouse is made with 95% sustainable bamboo, has fully operational solar panels, and the panels charge batteries that power LED lights in the house.

Holder for Charging Cell Phone (made from lotion bottle) My husband and I both have cell phones. And both of us have phone chargers. And that means lots of obnoxious cords. You never know when one of us may be moving phone cords around, to give our phones an extra charge while we’re chatting away……… or trying to charge our phones up before running errands or something. (Okay, and how about when you’re in a hotel or visiting family/friends. I was looking around on the internet for a solution and found this. It made the perfect little holder for my cell phone while it’s being charged. Holder for Charging Cell Phone And no more phone hanging down from the outlet while in this room or that room……..the cord and phone are now up off the ground, and tucked away into the little holder, while the phone drinks up a full charge. And of course I couldn’t just leave the poor little holder alone……I had to Mod Podge some fabric right onto it for some kick. If you look closely, you can see that the orange print is fabric. And turns out, it’s pretty useful.

JouéClub - Boutique en ligne - Tous les jeux et jouets en ligne ou en magasin Spacecraft snaps close-up images of comet By the CNN Wire Staff November 4, 2010 10:00 p.m. EDT Comet Hartley 2 passes just 435 miles from spacecraftEPOXI Deep Impact is the first spacecraft to have visited two cometsScientists hope to learn more about comets from close imagery (CNN) -- A spacecraft survived the closest encounter ever with a comet on Thursday, tracking it just 435 miles from the comet's nucleus. Mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, broadcast live coverage of the event on NASA Television's Media Channel. The agency's EPOXI Deep Impact spacecraft was expected to use two imagers and an infrared instrument to acquire data about a tiny comet named Hartley 2 as it traveled at speeds of more than 27,000 miles per hour. Scientists are still working to determine whether there was any damage to the spacecraft as the peanut-shaped comet passed by. New images of passing comet NASA performs comet fly-by They hope to learn to more about comets from five images detailing the close approach.

Davidgraas: Furniture from Cardboard Talk about zero-waste design- here is a stool made of cardboard. Netherlands designer David Graas says "You not only assemble this stool yourself, but, because product and packaging are both made from cardboard, also finish it yourself. Two parts of the stool are simply cut loose from the box where the remaining six parts are packaged in. " He also designed a cardboard chair , a pair of stools called This Side Up-"A cardboard box, machine cut from a single sheet of cardboard, transforms into two stools by pulling the two identically shaped stools apart." and a very pretty website at ::Davidgraas.com via ::Designspotter

Zip-up Earbuds » LauPre I love to have my music with me everywhere I go, but I hate the tangled mess my wires become when I toss them in my bag or pocket. Last night I whipped up a fun and functional solution by adding a zipper to my earbuds. This project took me around an hour to do (perfect for catching up on some t.v. from hulu.com). The supplies are few; basic sewing supplies, a pair of headphones, and a nice long zipper. The first step is to pull the earbuds apart, to separate the wires all the way down to the plug. Next, take one side of your headphones and one side of the zipper tape and start stitching the wire into the tape. It’s as easy as that! Then unzip them to the length I want and put them on so much faster than having to untangle the mess!

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