DIY Envelopes | Fellow Fellow This little DIY is by no means new or particularly innovative, but fun nonetheless! During Chinese New Year it is customary for parents to give their kids a monetary gift in bright red and gold envelopes. So I thought I’d try making my own envelopes, inspired by the red and gold ones I’ve been seeing around for weeks, but in my own style. They could be used for just about anything – letters, gifts, confetti.. and can be customised so easily! All you need is paper (whatever colours you like), glue, scissors, and a paint pen (also in whatever colour you like!). Step 1: Cut the paper using the template (or create your own size/shape and draw it onto the paper). Step 2: I found it easier to fold and glue the envelope before drawing on it so the pattern was seamless, but you can do it either way. Step 3: Get drawing! Thank you, your sign-up request was successful! Given email address is already subscribed, thank you! Please provide a valid email address. Oops. Other posts you may like:
Here There Be Monsters One of the most common things I hear from people who object to learning, or having others learn, story structure is that the writing becomes stiff and mechanical. They are right. I will not argue with them about that. This argument, however, is made primarily by those who have a hard time understanding and applying story structure and it is convenient to say that it makes their work mechanical. Yet, this is true of the process of learning anything. Why would this be any different from learning to structure a story? I remember trying to learn the guitar years ago. This is where you want to get with writing and constructing stories. And that is why I can't play a musical instrument. I'm reminded of an early art teacher for the late great animation director Chuck Jones, who was fond of telling his students that they all had 100,000 bad drawings inside them and the sooner they got them out the better. But if you sail beyond that edge there is a new world.
PaperMatrix Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 3 by Andantonius on deviantART MintyCam (Altoids Candy tin) Pinhole Camera | Chris Keeney Photography Here are a few sample images I've taken with my MintyCams over the years. I'll try and update this page with new photos in the future. The picture above is a double exposure using the MintyCam first then shooting the same film through an underwater camera. Color photograph of a historic church in Massachusetts created with a MintyCam pinhole camera by Chris Keeney MintyCam pinhole portrait submitted by Bonnie who bought a camera from me and then kindly sent me this test photograph Here's another test photograph created by Bonnie who recently purchased a MintyCam from me. The above pinhole by Steven M Bumgardner a.k.a. The MintyCam pinhole above was created by Steven M Bumgardner a.k.a. Thanks Macro, it's good to see you're getting out and enjoying the camera. Misc. Pinhole & Camera Maintenance Since the pinhole size in the MintyCam is so small (.007") it's important to keep it clean. Camera Updates and Improvements
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 2 by Andantonius on deviantART iDiY: 'i do'-it-yourself - Part 3 Coloriffic Finds by Luzel Whether you are: Partying… celebrating with friends… in need of some refreshments… or taking a breather… craving for even more pops of color? or screaming for some ice cream… thinking of a picnic, perhaps? or have some serious crafting business on your mind… … Hope your weekend is as fun and colorful as these clickage goodies! Pingg invites by Lisa Rupp Free printable poster DIY soda pop escort cards Free clock screen saver, designed by Apple’s own Alan Dye Leaf pattern downloads Alphabet paper cups: Buy or yup, DIY! Enjoy! ShareThis Free Garden Stripes Invitation Suite From my black & white Kimballs to my flutter sleeve dress. Imagine my delight when I came across this Garden Stripes Invitation Suite by J. DIY Watercolor Silhouettes L-O-V-E this! Love and Lavander Lovelies Amazing just how much generosity there is around blogland, no? Enjoy! DIY Fabric Envelope Liners An easy and inexpensive trick for a multitude of things– Fabric as paper!
Advice for Aspiring Artists Pt. 1 by Andantonius on deviantART DIY Wedding Aisle Vases | Wedding Ceremony Flower Ideas These fabric covered flower containers are super easy to make and very inexpensive. By going to IKEA and getting a container for $1, then adding fabric, you have an instant decor piece for your wedding. Pick the fabric, twine or ribbon, and flowers based on your wedding colors to make them completely custom. -Ashley of Dolci Odille Supplies: Bygel IKEA containers (only $1 each), spray mount, fabric, twine, scissors, and flowers. Step 1: Cut a piece of fabric 14″ x 9″ Step 2: Using the spray mount, go outside and spray the entire IKEA container. Step 3. Step 4: Add twine or ribbon by tying it around the “hook” on the back of the container. Step 5: Add flowers! Project created by Dolci Odille
8 trucs pour arrêter de procrastiner (le #4 est mon préféré) 8 astuces pour vaincre la procrastination (la #4 est ma préférée) Dans cet article nous allons voir comment vaincre la procrastination, quelles sont les étapes à mettre en place, les astuces pour ne plus jamais procrastiner. La procrastination, une grande ennemi. Elle nous empêche d’agir, et de terminer nos projets. Et cet article est un 11ème conseil pour reprendre confiance en soi. Le procrastineur né ne termine aucun projet. – je n’ai pas le temps– j’ai mieux à faire– et si je rangeais ma chambre ! Le problème avec ça, c’est qu’on termine une tâche et il est l’heure de faire autre chose. L’essentiel est de s’organiser pour réussir, et donc d’arrêter de procrastiner! On se lance dans un projet, on a quelque chose à faire, mais on se dit qu’on pourra le faire plus tard. Plusieurs conseils pour arrêter de procrastiner : 1. Utilisez des listes de tâche. Parce que quand on a une tâche générale, c’est plus difficile de s’y mettre qu’une tâche bien spécifique. 2. 3. 4. Donnez-vous du courage 5.
Recycled Fabric Napkin Rings from Saran Wrap Tubes I made this fabric napkin rings recycled craft from an empty Saran Wrap tube. A few months ago I was getting ready to throw away an empty Saran Wrap box and happened to notice how the cardboard tube inside was oh so strong and sturdy. What useful thing could I make with such a pretty?? It’s round. And that is how a cardboard tube ended up in my craft closet for three months. Supplies for making my fabric napkin rings recycled craft (for 8 rings): Like it? How to make fabric-covered napkin rings from a recycled cardboard Saran Wrap tube One typical cardboard tube of Saran Wrap will make 8 napkin rings that are 1-1/2″ inches wide and 1-3/8″ diameter. How to make recycled napkin rings – First cut napkin rings from Saran Wrap cardboard tube. Using your measuring tape, measure 1-3/8″ and mark with a pencil around the circumference of the cardboard tube. Carefully cut your pencil lines using an Xacto knife. Hide cardboard tube markings (optional). Wrap napkin ring with fabric.
Seven Time Management Tips to Accelerate Your Personal Project I’m really glad Lora mentioned spending time trying to hang on to all the minor opportunities that come along. I had an experience just this month with the same sort of situation. Basically I was awarded a cover assignment for a smaller (but certainly not unknown) publisher. Eventually I had to make the cutoff. It was hard to let that opportunity go (and hey, maybe I didn’t, they say they still want to do it) but at the end of the day you have to consider where your time is going, and how much you’re getting back from it. Also, the Things and Timer apps sound awesome. Quick note on the tools. 119 Journal Prompts for Your Journal Jar There are a myriad of benefits to journaling, and everyone should consider keeping a journal. However, one of the obstacles that people face when they want to pick up the practice of journaling is that they don’t know what to write about. In this post you’ll discover 119 journal prompts to help you get started in keeping a journal, or as additional inspiration for dedicated journalers. I recommend that you do the following: Get a beautiful jar–it can be a canning jar, a mason jar, or any other jar you have in the house.Print out the prompts below on slips of paper.Place the slips of paper in the jar.Reach into your jar each day as you prepare to write in your journal and take out one of the prompts.Set your timer anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes, depending on how much time you have available for journaling.Write anything that comes to mind as you read each prompt and elaborate on each point as much as you can. Below you’ll find 119 journal prompts for your journal jar. Sunday Scribblings
Container Gardening-15 best vegetables that grow well in a container or pot | The Self-Sufficient Living If you adore vegetables and want to have some in your own garden, then go ahead and enjoy planting the wonderful vegetables. However, if you lack limited space than even you are not supposed to worry about it. You can definitely fulfill your wish by growing the desired vegetables in pots or containers. However, growing vegetables in pots depends upon the type you are growing. Hybridizer breeds in vegetables are the best vegetables to grow in pots, as they need lesser space. Here is the list of 15 ideal container vegetables for your home garden. 1: Beets – This kind of variety grows well in small spaces – however, if you want best results try to grow “Red Ace” type. 2: Beans – There are two best types of bush varieties including “derby” and “provider” – for growing these you need a pot which has about 12 inches depth. 3: Carrots: Are you interested in growing carrots in containers? ThumbelinaShort n SweetLittle Fingers 4: Cole Crops: 5: Cucumber: 6: Eggplant: 7: Lettuce and other greens: