Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Flintstones Draw Rings
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Doodle Weakly? Then Doodle Weekly!
Saturday, November 14, 2009
You may recognize that the ad appeared in Maxim; yes, I have one of those fun 'for professionals' free subscriptions — what's your excuse for reading Maxim, hmmm? I already have a mustache, which is my excuse for not using the promised 'time-lapse' Facebook mustashe-growing app, which I was unable to find.
Anyhow, even being a woman is no excuse for not having facial hair. The appropriately-named I Made You A Beard is fully and completely ready to undertake the task of providing women a beard of their very own:
Would it be wrong of me to think women in Crayola-colored yarn beards are totally hot? Theoretically, I mean, if somebody were to think such a thing, that is. I mean, if somebody spent all day thinking at great length about what it would be like to kiss a woman wearing one of these - again, theoretically - what, I , well, if that...never mind, I'm not sure where I'm going with this thought process.
Anyhow, woman aren't the only mustacheless people to benefit from a fake mustache. That other kind of people: dogs.
Yes, dogs can participate in Movember by gnawing on the rubber ball end of the Humunga Stache. This is provided that you can get the dog to chew on it the right way; one of our dogs is horribly stupid, and would probably injure herself trying to use the toy improperly. The Humunga Stache appears to be only available in the UK, hence the British bulldog who appears to have lost his pith helmet and monocle while on a tiger hunt in darkest Burma.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
According to Regretsy, the home for horrible Etsy products, the squirrel-fish taxidermy above could be purchased for the low, low price of $350.00. I'll bet, if I comparison-shopped, I could buy a freakin' crate of non-fishy taxidermied squirrels, which I could then superglue fish heads on to. And I realize, well, if I am going through so much work to try and reproduce, en masse, the insane work of art above, I should probably just pay the guy $350.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Should Coat-Hooks Be "Leafed" Alone?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Women Are Delighted By Shills
Monday, September 7, 2009
Bacon & Eggs On Your Fridge
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Are You A Fashion Puppet?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: "It's A Thrilling Fad Of The Month Selection!"
Ad from the February 1952 issue of The Workbasket; a magazine which was very fond of presenting advertorials as content.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Before There Was The BeDazzler...
Friday, May 15, 2009
Craft-Scan Friday: Make Amusing Table Favors From Fruits & Vegetables
Found inside this vintage issue of Modern Woman Magazine.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
You'd Have To Be Drunk To Wear 'Em
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Macramé A Lampshade
Friday, December 19, 2008
Clothespin Desk Organizer
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
In any case, if you really need instructions for it let me know. But it's cutting paper, people; not rocket surgery -- so I may mock you when sending the info.
Also in that first issue of Good Housekeeping Needlecraft magazine (Fall-Winter, 1968-1969).
Friday, December 12, 2008
Craft-Scan Friday: Twin Martian Dolls
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Make A Mammy (& Pappy) Racist Utensil Rack
As a white girl, I don't think I should even own these instructions and pattern from a vintage set of Coping Saw Carpentry For Boys & Girls cards... As I've said, Black Americana isn't something I feel good about collecting myself.
Whoopie, if you're reading this, I'll gladly send this to you for your collection. Free, of course.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Like Birthday Hats For Jesus
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Pixies: Guardians Of PJs
Turns out he is not an elf, but rather both a pixie and a pajama bag. Click the images to get the patterns & instructions (I tired to color correct the pattern page, but that's the best I could get it). If you make any pixie pj bags, I'd love to see 'em!
I put the skirt instructions for crocheting the long red hostess here -- I'd love to see those if you make them too.
Friday, December 5, 2008
Dad Says He Tired Of Ties As Gifts?
Instructions and pattern from a vintage set of Coping Saw Carpentry For Boys & Girls cards. You can find nicer patterns and craft project instructions at my other blog, Things Your Grandmother Knew too.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Making strips out of vinyl, bending them into a bracelet, and adding baubles is so very 1980s, ultra-retro. When we were messing around with melting records this summer, cutting them briefly crossed my mind, but apparently it's easier and more useful than I thought. But a paper-cutter? Ingenious! Metafilter has a bunch of other projects, quite a few more things than just bowls.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Out Of Macaroni?
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Nothing Warms Them Up Like Baked Goods
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Pac Man This
Friday, October 31, 2008
You Know What Sucks?
Friday, September 5, 2008
Pixies On Toadstools & Whiskers On Kittens
Nothing goes better with pixies on toadstools than whiskers on kittens (I know you're singing along!). We'd prefer you had your own cats who would brush their whiskers against the toadstool doorstops, but if not... Here's a vintage kitty -- with whiskers -- pattern; some assembly required.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Scrap Rug Fun - Doggy Tissue Cover
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The Story Of The Bear Hug Wiggler; Or Why I'm Not Allowed To Go Out Of The House Alone
I have a thing for bears, and a natural human disposition to laziness, so I wondered, is this thing a bear you put a crayon into and when you wind it up, it draws for you? If so, I need one.
There was no explanation or description on the insert, so I went to the counter to ask the pimply-faced boy standing there. Our interaction was brief and went like this:
Me: "Hi, can you show me the bear wiggler?"
Me: "Can I see your bear wiggler?"
Him: *blank stare*
Me: "Your bear wiggler -- the Crayola toy."
Him: *digging blindly beneath the counter in what I can only assume is a bin of kids' meal toys -- occasionally looking into the assumed box then back at me*
Me: *waiting hopefully*
Him: "I have no idea what that is. I have no idea what that is."
Me: "Uh, OK, thanks anyway."
I walk to the door to meet the waiting family, whereupon my hubby, sardonic eyebrow raised, says, "Probably not appropriate to ask a guy to show him his 'bare wiggler' in public."
All that, and I still don't know what a "Bear Hug" Wiggler is.
But I'm pretty sure I still want one. Now I have a great cougar story to with it.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Clone Helmet Wars?
I know what you’re thinking: “What a clever duct tape replica of an Episode 2 red clone trooper helmet!” That is what it looks like, but really I was more inspired by my dad’s old Mandalorian helmet from his days as a training sergeant during the Clone Wars.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Dimple Dot Kleenex Box Cover Kit
Seeing this ad reminds me of when I was young, someone gave this to my folks as a gift -- :eek: -- and our dog used to bark at like she was rabid (the dog, not the Dimple Doll). My folks would put it away, and then every now and then bring it out to see if the dog still hated it; she did. Eventually, the dog got a hold of it and destroyed it.
Whenever I see them at sales, I want to buy them and set them all in a row on a shelf -- maybe even fill and entire book shelf with them, in all the colors and variations.
I did get one once, but sent it to my sister; one part memory, one part freak factor (she hates dolls so opening a box with a doll head, well, that would be super freaky). But no affordable ones since.
Feel free to send me some, if you don't want them.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
As If Sticking Pins Into The Baby Isn't Bad Enough...
Friday, July 11, 2008
High-Five Fridays (Stuff We Dug This Week)
1) If you don't know how to thrift (and frankly, that frightens us), check out welcome to Thriftland.
2) Everyone needs a paint by number farting unicorn -- or knows someone who does! ...Maybe that's just me?
3) Other things we make the kids do. (Don't call the authorities; they like it, I swear!)
4) Aliens & arson in 1935. (Strange Canadians!)
5) What do you do with a Mingering Mike? (Not sure I'd comply.)