My Studio: Organizing drawers and awkward spaces with cardboard By now most of you already know that I love to use cardboard for pretty much everything I can think of =] so using it to organize my sewing room is not a surprice, but I still wanted to share because I know this can help someone else with problems similar to mine. This will not be a step-by-step tutorial just because my build-in is custom, so I am not sure if my measurements will work for anyone else, but I am sharing the idea and how I made mine, so you can also organize with cardboard =] I customize the spaces to fit my craft and sewing supplies in each of my 4 drawers with cardboard inserts and the cost for all of that plus the cardboard drawers for the awkward space below the drawer was $0 I used the left over boxes from our move, a hot glue gun, gummed craft paper tape, ruler and an Xacto knife. Then I placed everything I wanted to organize on the drawer, made little groups and drew on the cardboard the separations that I was going to need.
12 months to a fitter you Gabriella Boston E-mail the writer The holiday parties are over, and now many Americans are setting fitness goals for the new year. For many of us, the simple goal of “fitness” might seem a long way off — the average American is 20 to 25 pounds overweight and isn’t physically active, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — but it’s far from unattainable. We asked four local fitness experts how to make incremental changes throughout 2014 with the year-end goal of losing those extra 20 to 25 pounds and becoming stronger physically and mentally with the help of exercise, meditation and nutrition changes. This is our “couch-to-fit” calendar for 2014, with guidance from Faith Hunter, a yoga teacher and owner of Embrace yoga studio in Adams Morgan; Mansur Mendizabal, a D.C. For additional information and instruction, turn to your doctor or personal trainer; results aren’t guaranteed. (Illustration by Rachel Harris) January February March April May June ●Nutrition: Get grilling!
How to Get Oragnized - 100 Organizing Tips The meals, the kids, the housework, the job…the only way to stay sane is to get organized. Fat chance, you say? Remember, the goal of organizing isn’t to make your house pristine; it’s to make your life more functional. So don’t straighten for neatness sake—create an organized foundation for all the roles you play. The Housekeeper 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Pop Culture Ice Creams Editorial Illustrations for FoxSports.com's Wrestlemania: Celebrating 29 Years of Blood, Sweat and Cheers. Written by Jim Ross and illustrated by Jon Defreest.Digital Art, Drawing, Illustration2014 Inspired by the film, Con Air starring Nicolas Cage.Cartooning, Digital Art, Illustration2013 Custom Converse shoes designed for the cast of Breaking Bad.Illustration, Graphic Design, Fashion2011 I was commissioned by Bryan Cranston's assistant to design the actor a Christmas gift. I decided to make a faux animated Christmas special based off the AMC drama Breaking Bad.Cartooning, Digital Art, Illustration2012 The cast of NBC's Parks and Recreation as Saturday morning cartoon characters.Cartooning, Character Design, Illustration2012 Dr. A holiday Ron Swanson illustration.Illustration, Graphic Design, Digital Art2011
a n h - m i n h . c o m: Painted Wallpaper After Apartment Therapy linked to my previous post, several people commented and emailed regarding a how-to. While written step-by-step instructions would be tough, I do have photos that I took along the way that may be of assistance. For anyone interested in trying something similar on their own walls, below are the project pictures I could find on my camera. Step 1: Using a diamond-shaped paper template, I taped up the background grid — which I kept the original paint color that was in the room. Step 2 and 3: I taped off the left side of the diamonds and painted these blocked off areas white. Step 4 and 5: I taped off the right side of the diamonds and painted these blocked off areas tan. And that's it!
Useful Life Hacks Packing Tape Image Transfers | Lil Blue Boo I love image transfers. It’s something I’m always using in my journals but there are so many other fun uses for them. All you need to make a transfer is a photocopy of an image or words and packing tape. You can also use printouts from a laser printer or magazine pages. Inkjets will not work because they are not heat based toner. First, take a strip of packing tape and place it over the images you want to transfer: Then use the back of your scissors or the side of your fingernail to make sure the tape is adhered firmly: Next, dip the tape and paper into a bowl of water to wet the back: Using your fingers, start to rub off the paper from the back of the tape: Like magic….your image is left behind on the tape! I like to use the transfers to wrap special letters before I mail them. It’s like having custom tape: Another idea is to take a small canvas and use the images for artwork: I used a paint brush to add craft paint to bubble wrap to use it as a stamp: I just used my hand to press it down:
30 Bizarre and Creative Packaging Design Examples - StumbleUpon Inspiration November 1, 2010 One of the things that identifies the image of a product is its packaging. Few elements like striking graphics, attractive colors, and unusual shapes are carefully thought of to come up with packaging design that catches the attention of the consumers. A packaging design is a critical component in marketing because it is the packaging that makes it stand from the rest when consumers choose a product from the shelf. We usually see the packaging first instead of an innovative product. This post presents the clever and innovative ideas of some of the company manufacturers around the world. Evian 2005 Limited Edition Bottle View Source Experimental Milk Carton View Source Tequila Gun Packaging View Source Salt & Pepper Cell View Source Lightbulb Box View Source Kleenex Packaging View Source 360 Paper Bottle View Source Wine in a Can View Source Doritos Packaging Concept View Source Hanger Tea View Source El Mil del Poaig Packaging View Source Wine Packaging View Source View Source Jásztej
Soft Pretzel Recipe I remember when I was in middle school, the coolest thing to do on the weekend was hang out at the mall. Every Saturday morning I’d sit in earnest waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for the magic words: “Do you want to go the mall?” It was like passing an instant popularity contest, only it had nothing to do with the actual middle school popularity hierarchy. By the mere act of being at the mall, you were cool. I have no idea why. I always went for the soft pretzel drenched in a thick cinnamon sugar coating. But now that I’m all growned-up, [and hanging out at the mall is no longer cool…or fun, since I have no babysitting money] I can take that $1.52 and make my own pretzels And make my own pretzels I did. I was originally brainstorming some new snacks for Sunday-funday-football munchies, but these homemade soft pretzels turned out way too good to be saved for football. Soft Pretzel Making Did you know pretzels and bagels are made almost the same way? Let’s Get Cooking Bake ‘Em Up P.S.
30 Free UI Kits (+1) Recognition and prestige for Web Designers and Agencies 30 Free UI Kits March 21 By awwwards-team In Design & Illustration User interfaces kits free to download Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on Stumbleupon Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin The graphic interface is the first thing our users see on our websites. By Awwwards Team awwwards.com Awwwards – recognizing the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world. BLOG Inspiration for web designers and developers
Homemade "Clorox" Wipes Today, my journey to find cheaper, natural, and BETTERalternatives to the cleaning supplies I use in my home presented me with a showdown with what has been, up until now, one of my best cleaning allies…Clorox Wipes. There are a lot of reasons why I liked these little gems. The main reason being that I like being able to grab a cleaning wipe whenever I need one. I don’t want to have to fill a sink or a bucket with water and add cleaning solution to it, and I’m not crazy about spray cleaners. I also have issues with rinsing, dipping and wringing out the same rag over and over (often in the same dirty water) until you are done. That’s what I LIKE about Clorox wipes. So today I’m breaking the Clorox wipes habit and embarking on a new cleaning experiment. First thing I did was gather up a few of my old t-shirts that were beyond help (bleach stains, tears, etc.) and cut them up into approximately the size of baby wipes. 1 cup of water 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol 2 Tbsp. From left to right:
Flat bottom straight sides zippy pouch I love the method of sewing across two corners of a pouch or bag to create a flat bottom (this post is going to sound a bit like a cosmetic surgery clinic brochure at times I fear), but sometimes I don’t want the sides of the bag/pouch slope inwards towards the base. I knew that this had to be solvable through the careful application of trigonometry, so…. I decided just to take a guess at how to solve it (‘cos I’m no mathematician). I also have an issue with the standard way of doing zip ends. Before you start you need to download and print the pdf pattern. You will need: Fabric for outer Fabric for lining Iron-on medium weight interfacing Fusible fleece (low loft or high loft, depending on the weight of the outer fabric you are using – I would use low loft with thicker fabrics). 10″ (minimum) zip sewing machine and zipper foot Preparing the fabrics Cut out two pieces of outer fabric and two pieces of lining fabric, using the larger pattern piece. Preparing the zip Sewing it all up