Foam puzzle rugs, part III

a while back, i wrote about how i transformed a little foam alphabet puzzle into stamps and a bulletin board. the reason was that apparently that type of plastic contains substances which are hazardous to your health. i don’t know if it’s really true or …

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Travel watercolors

how cool are altoids tins (you know, those “curiously strong” mints?)! as i now read the wikipedia page on altoids, i’ve found that people use those tins for loads of things. i’d seen two ideas of how to use them that i really liked: a travel …

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For the dads

in italy father’s day is celebrated march 19, but in the united states (and many other countries) it’s celebrated the third sunday of june…that is, today! my hubby’s favorite father’s day gift so far is the portrait t-shirt and he wears it with much pride. …

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100% upcycled pot

first of all, i’d like to thank all the italians who voted in the referendum. i’m so happy with the result! i don’t know about you, but i always need more plant pots. i feel like i’m constantly buying new ones. so i decided to …

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Decorated and renewed chair

one day last summer i walked into my daughter’s room to find her and her cousin busy coloring every inch of one of her chairs (these ones from ikea that they used to sell with this) with crayons. i stood there a moment with my …

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Melon seed jewelry

Make cool handmade jewelry with melon seeds and nail polish!

when i saw these necklaces, it was love at first sight! i discovered maya’s blog (and the necklaces) thanks to linda’s blog. i told myself that i just HAD to give it a go myself. it’s quite simple: just remove the seeds from a melon …

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Christmas already?!

yep, i’m already thinking about christmas. i generally start thinking about gifts around december 20th, but not this year! seeing as my munchkin should in theory make his debut december 30th, i’d rather get everything taken care of earlier for once. i knit this necklace …

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From bike to bag

finally! you know when you’ve wanted to do a project forever, but you never actually do it? my hubby had been asking me for a messenger bag for ages, but i was never really sure what fabric to use for it. then he realized that …

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Make your own hair elastics

ok, so i admit that i didn’t come up with this idea. i bought two pairs from a couple of girls who sold towels and other sewn things made from organic fabrics at the ragnatela market where i used to exhibit my things until i …

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More freezer paper stencils

i told you it was addictive!! a few weeks ago i wrote a tutorial on doing freezer paper stencils on t-shirts with this warning. and you know what i did? i discovered kiabi (a sort of european old navy), took advantage of the good prices …

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