Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Floating Water Treatment Biofilter Island

Back to the dirty pond issue. I've already written about a gadget I found that speeds up water cleaning time. But even after using that gadget, algae in my pond built up again quickly, making it necessary for me to drag my butt out every few days to de-muck the pond....

Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

Folded Heart: 1 Pattern, 3 Ways

After perfecting the easy method for book folding, I've now started experimenting with variations of a single pattern. This folded heart book shows the result of two variations on the original method for folding a book into a word or image. In both variations, I skip...

Girl Meets Grommet Machine

Girl Meets Grommet Machine

This is going to be short, so sit loosely. All I want to do here is tell you about a grommet machine I got from thediyoutlet.com. It was a gift, so this is sort-of a sponsored post. So I spent all of last week upcycling a pair of regular rain boots into a pair of...

DIY Chandelier with Solar Lights

DIY Chandelier with Solar Lights

Here in an easy and inexpensive solar powered chandelier you can make for your next garden or beach party. This poor bicycle rim has gone through several incarnations--first as a wind-powered water pump, then as a floating garden, then a baby float, and finally this...

How to Lengthen Curtains

How to Lengthen Curtains

My sister and I recently remodeled Mom's bedroom to give it a fresher, more country look. It was originally a deep golden yellow with orange-ish dark wood trim and doors, and we changed the color scheme to light blue and white with dark brown accents, after something...

Couture Waders

Couture Waders

When I made these couture waders, I had no idea Prada had already brought waders into the world of high fashion. My waders were made out of necessity. I often have to wade into our mucky irrigation pond, and the water boots I had were too short. Also, fishermen's...

Easy Floating Garden

Easy Floating Garden

Here is an easy and inexpensive way to make a floating garden for a backyard pond. I've had an ongoing battle with my pond trying to keep the algae from taking over. One thing I did was buy a bunch of goldfish to eat the algae. I started with 50 goldfish and now...

The Art of Steampunk Fashion

The Art of Steampunk Fashion

This week is the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. And tonight is the ball where all the celebs display their designers' interpretations of punk. Of course I wanna be there, so--as we sometimes do with the Oscars here at...