Friday, October 10, 2008

Crafts, Tutorials.....

Green Living
Save the planet one day at a time - All you need is a crochet hook
OK, you know the pile of plastic grocery and shopping bags that we all accumulate? (Ever wonder if they actually start breeding after a while? I do.) Here is just the cleverist project for making tote bags from recycled plastic bags:
(I have got to try this. It is just too stinkin' cute not to at least give it a try. )

Don't have enough plastic bags? Most grocery and department stores have collection bins for used grocery bags. Don't be shy. This is a great way to increase your color stock of plastic bags.

Also, these sites have got tons of ideas of what else you can do with plastic bags:
Crochet a beach bag
Plastic bag handbag
Throw rug instructions
Another plastic bag rug
Plastic knit tote bag
Plastic Bag Raincoat - clever stuff!
Crochet a Recycled Clothes Pin Bag
Recycled Plastic Bag Purse
Pot Scrubber Crocheted from Plastic Bags
Dog Leash from Braided Plastic BagsMessenger bag (video)
Water bottle holder
Making plastic beads and wallets
Plastic bag sandals -

The above links are via Green Living Tips

Project Alphabet
PROJECTalphabet™ lets you make your own calendars, alphabet and counting books with digital pictures, then print them out yourself.
And it's all FREE. So make one for your kid, class, dog, town or family vacation.

Here's how it works:
Check out this page of cute examples of alphabets and counting books. One that I thought would make a special gift is a bridal ABC. A lot of thought and effort went to make it.


....And More!

Dust Bunnies

I have enough dust bunnies. Here, take this one that I found under the bed:
Photobucket via

9 Amazingly Simple Home DIY Solutions

1. If you’re choking on an ice cube, simply pour a cup of boiling water down your throat. presto! the blockage will instantly remove itself.

2. Avoid cutting yourself when slicing vegetables by getting someone else to hold the vegetables while you chop.

3. Avoid arguments with the females about lifting the toilet seat by using the sink.

4. For high blood pressure sufferers ~ simply cut yourself and bleed for a few minutes, thus reducing the pressure on your veins. Remember to use a timer.

5. A mouse trap placed on top of your alarm clock will prevent you from rolling over and going back to sleep after you hit the snooze button.

6. If you have a bad cough, take a large dose of laxatives. then you’ll be afraid to cough.

7. You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. if it doesn’t move and should, use the wd-40. if it shouldn’t move and does, use the duct tape.

8. Remember - everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

9. If you can’t fix it with a hammer, you’ve got an electrical problem.

Think you work hard to make your family a nutricious meal?

You got nuthin'.

Japanese women spend a good part of their mornings preparing box lunches, called obento, for their families – there is even a sense of competition among mothers to see who can produce the most cute, appetizing, and healthy lunch for their children. Here are among the most amazing obento lunches I've ever seen:

All of these come curtesy of a site called Hello Kitty Hell.

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  1. Jennifer said...
    Awesome post! I love the list and the obento lunches are so cute, though quite Hello Kitty Hellish, LOL!
    High Desert Diva said...
    I think that yellow tote made from plastic bags is the only one I've ever seen that I've liked.

    The Hello Kitty obento lunches...oy!
    Contrariwise said...
    This may be my last Friday download. I think these posts are so long that it makes it difficult for people to read them in one sitting.
    Unknown said...
    Fantastic post! How do you find the time to research all of this stuff? I want to be able to blog like you when I grow up! :)
    Kristen said...
    i am one of your lurkers but had to leave a comment ot let you know how much I loved the list - I hope you don't mind but I posted it on my blog and linked back to you - thanks for keeping us entertained :)
    Contrariwise said...

    I love it when lurkers come out of the bushes!

    Thanks for leaving a comment and thanks for including me in your blog!
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    I love your blog! I just found you at Etsy forums and am now a follower.
    You're very informative and entertaining. I'm glad I found it!
    This list is hilarious!
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    BTW, I forgot to add that I love your jewelry!!!
    Kim Caro said...
    wow what fun kept me interested the entire time!
    Homemade Zen said...
    wow that is amazing hallo kitty lunches!
    Blackfeatherfarm said...
    I don't know what to comment on first ! The kitten er... dust bunny photo is adorable to say the least, the bags from bags are such a cute and clever way to be green & the Hello Kitty dishes are just hysterical ! Great post !!!
    DreamON said...
    You win my award for the Most Fun Post! Love it! I covet Your Dust Bunny. And the obento lunches are adorable. Also, you had me with the plastic bags until you mentioned the word crochet. I'm crochet challenged.
    T.Allen said...
    I'm still laughing at the list! Great post.
    Megan Steer said...
    This is a great blog! I really like the tote bag- wheels are turning in my mind.
    Cindy said...
    cute hello kitty rice thingies. Love them!

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