Throw a New Years in New York Party and Help Victims of Sandy

Throw a New Years in New York Party and Help Victims of Sandy

For many, the holiday season is a time of parties, togetherness, gifts and good cheer. But for some, it is a time of loneliness and despair. Recent disasters and senseless violence threaten to overshadow all that is good in our holiday celebrations. Is it best to let...

How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

How to Re-size the Little Black Dress

There is nothing more basic to a woman's closet than the little black dress. It is simple, yet elegant; tailored, yet comfortable. And every girl should have one. This post is for those who can't afford to buy the perfect little black Rebecca Taylor dress (even on on...

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

Fifteen Minute Christmas Chandelier

I recently saw a cool floor lamp made out of cardboard where the light shines through all the cells in the cardboard to make a spectacular pattern on the wall. I wanted to do something like for our black & white holiday party, but didn't have the time to do it exactly...

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

Upcycled Waste Basket Lamp

A couple summers ago I did a series of upcycled lamps from cheap parts found in thrift stores, but didn't finish this lamp in time to add to the earlier post. I'd painted the base in greens and oranges (using the same Porcelaine paint I used on my shoes) to match the...

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How to Make a Felt Hat (2)

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5. Place the dome back on the head form. Take another piece of felt or faux fur and pin it around the edge...

Harmless Pet Snake

Here is a quick toy snake you and your child can make on a rainy day. It took me and this 5-year-old child half an hour to felt and film...

Simple PVC Water Gun

Here is another summer fun project to make with and for your kids: a PVC water gun.
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24" piece of 1" thin-walled PVC
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