This is a little fashion tip for the gents out there. The “preppy” look with brightly coloured skinny jeans, leather elbow-patched fitted blazers and leather wing-tips is very in fashion at the moment. Though the one element of the look is elusive, how to tie a bow tie.
The 36th Avenue blog has a list of 25 handmade gifts that you can make for under $5, can you believe it, but what caught my eye was this clock that you could make with a paper plate. It would make a great summer time vacation activity with the kids over summer, and you can totally personalise it by using any of the brightly patterned paper plates on the market at the moment.
We have all been faced with it at some point in our lives, folding fitted sheets. It’s something our mothers knew from practice but that lesson got lost in the “how to cook rice” and “how to clean your grouting” lessons they gave us.
Jill Cooper from Living on a Dime is here to help teach you to fold fitted sheets.
Ever wondered how you would get out of being sucked into quicksand? Or how to remove stripped screws? Well the guys and girls from Today I Found Out could potentially save your life one day. You never know when you will encounter quicksand or a stripped screw.
See more helpful information on Today I Found Out
We have already had one crayon project, and it’s already time for another. This melted crayon project is a great way to use up old crayons and introduce your kids to art. Just make sure you are the one with the heat gun.
Take a look at more progress pictures and the method on Meg Duerkson’s blog Whatever
Customizing your decor can be expensive, but if you have friend like Beckie at Infarrantly Creative on your side, you can make gorgeous decor like this coral and grey fabric headboard for a pittance. Thanks Beckie!
You can see more on the tutorial on Infarrantly Creative
I’ve seen a lot of examples of monograms on the internet, but the one that I think would be great for kids to try out would be the crayon monogram. It’s simple and looks real elegant when placed in a simple black frame against a white background. I found a great tutorial from Lisa at Rainy Tuesday Mornings.
Another great thing about this tutorial is that if you need a specific size letter, bigger or small than the letter templates she gives you, let Lisa know what size you need and she will send you the file to print out. [Read more...]