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inspiration sideblog for zapdos.

scissorsandthread:

Transparent Business Card Holder | A Pair & A Spare
I finally got my act into gear and designed some business cards. Like I am with most things, I wasn’t super happy with the result but as long as I have some to hand to people, it’s all good right?! But then I realised I had nothing to hold them in and trying to shove them all in my purse ended up with some very smooshed cards. This is so simple to create (though you do need a multi punch tool) but once you have the tools you could make a couple of these in larger sizes - great to give as gifts too!

scissorsandthread:

Transparent Business Card Holder | A Pair & A Spare

I finally got my act into gear and designed some business cards. Like I am with most things, I wasn’t super happy with the result but as long as I have some to hand to people, it’s all good right?! But then I realised I had nothing to hold them in and trying to shove them all in my purse ended up with some very smooshed cards. This is so simple to create (though you do need a multi punch tool) but once you have the tools you could make a couple of these in larger sizes - great to give as gifts too!

— 2 months ago with 152 notes
scissorsandthread:

Sunday Book Review | Handmade To Sell by Hello Craft
These days handmade is everywhere. More people are shying away from mass-produced items and wanting to buy local, it makes sense that the popularity of online and ‘offline’ markets are on the rise. But a quick glimpse through etsy shows that this also means that the market is flooded in almost all categories! If you’re wanting to join in and want to make your shop successful, where do you start? Handmade To Sell by Hello Craft is one of the best books I have read on the subject. From the history of the craft movement to how to market yourself, it’s the perfect tome for the small crafty business owner. One of the most important areas that I think the book covers is licensing, copyright and trademarks. Unless you know a lot about the law, it can be hard to work out not only how to protect yourself - not only for your products but also to make sure you don’t rip off anyone else! The other great thing is that it also talks about markets, stalls and shops, not just online sales. As someone who is planning to have my own stall I’ve been reading up big, trying to learn as much as I can so it is as successful as possible.
Where can I get it? | On Amazon from $11.55 or The Book Depository for $16.39
Should I Buy It? - If you already have or are planning to sell your wares, this is an invaluable source on how to improve your business.

Where Can I See More? Head on over to Hello Craft to become a member and get exclusive information and resources

scissorsandthread:

Sunday Book Review | Handmade To Sell by Hello Craft

These days handmade is everywhere. More people are shying away from mass-produced items and wanting to buy local, it makes sense that the popularity of online and ‘offline’ markets are on the rise. But a quick glimpse through etsy shows that this also means that the market is flooded in almost all categories! If you’re wanting to join in and want to make your shop successful, where do you start? Handmade To Sell by Hello Craft is one of the best books I have read on the subject. From the history of the craft movement to how to market yourself, it’s the perfect tome for the small crafty business owner. One of the most important areas that I think the book covers is licensing, copyright and trademarks. Unless you know a lot about the law, it can be hard to work out not only how to protect yourself - not only for your products but also to make sure you don’t rip off anyone else! The other great thing is that it also talks about markets, stalls and shops, not just online sales. As someone who is planning to have my own stall I’ve been reading up big, trying to learn as much as I can so it is as successful as possible.

Where can I get it? | On Amazon from $11.55 or The Book Depository for $16.39

Should I Buy It? - If you already have or are planning to sell your wares, this is an invaluable source on how to improve your business.

Where Can I See More? Head on over to Hello Craft to become a member and get exclusive information and resources

— 2 months ago with 154 notes
scissorsandthread:

Arrow Napkin Rings | Ruffled
I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!

scissorsandthread:

Arrow Napkin Rings | Ruffled

I am trying to get myself sorted for Christmas and writing down all the presents I’m planning on getting people. I want to make something special for my soon to be married cousin and thought these napkin rings would be traditional yet cool. Combined with some homemade napkins and there is a cheap yet easy to make present!

— 2 months ago with 297 notes
scissorsandthread:

Lace Aviator Sunglasses | Studs & Pearls
I saw a packet of nail decals today and thought - hmmm, am I too old to wear these?! After some thought I decided I probably was and so I passed. But this DIY is so clever and simple that I think I need to go back tomorrow and buy them to decorate my sunnies!

scissorsandthread:

Lace Aviator Sunglasses | Studs & Pearls

I saw a packet of nail decals today and thought - hmmm, am I too old to wear these?! After some thought I decided I probably was and so I passed. But this DIY is so clever and simple that I think I need to go back tomorrow and buy them to decorate my sunnies!

— 2 months ago with 295 notes
scissorsandthread:

Embroidered Fox Slippers | What I Wore
I’m not sure if I’ve featured this slipper DIY before but I love them so much that maybe y’all can forgive me just this one time?! What a cute way to dress up your shoes - and if you don’t want to decorate your shoes, then you could stitch this to a cardigan, jumper, a headband or a bag!

scissorsandthread:

Embroidered Fox Slippers | What I Wore

I’m not sure if I’ve featured this slipper DIY before but I love them so much that maybe y’all can forgive me just this one time?! What a cute way to dress up your shoes - and if you don’t want to decorate your shoes, then you could stitch this to a cardigan, jumper, a headband or a bag!

— 2 months ago with 3983 notes

scissorsandthread:

Anti-Dust Plugs | Hello Whimsy

As Hello Whimsy says, this is quite a frivolous project, but hell it’s cute and fun! Plus I’m pretty sure that once you make one you will end up making a million of these. And whilst it may seem frivolous, keeping the dust out of your phone means you’re going to prolong the life of your phone. Plus did I mention it’s cute?!

— 2 months ago with 1086 notes
truebluemeandyou:

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Really Cheap Touchscreen Gloves Tutorial from La Vie en Rose here. This is a really good gift idea for someone who wants more of a tech gift. You really only need to embroider the thumbs and pointer fingers with conductive thread (and she provides a link for the thread).

Truebluemeandyou: I’ve been getting messages about posting more DIY gifts that men will actually like. This is from my Holiday Blog. Also check out my “manly gifts” posts here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/manly-gifts.
EDIT: La Vie en Rose just posted this EDIT on her blog - do NOT use MITTENS:

**I’m seeing comments about doing this with mittens- that WILL NOT WORK. You have to use gloves because the thread HAS to make contact with your finger in order to conduct electricity for the touchscreen to recognize**

truebluemeandyou:

diychristmascrafts:

DIY Really Cheap Touchscreen Gloves Tutorial from La Vie en Rose here. This is a really good gift idea for someone who wants more of a tech gift. You really only need to embroider the thumbs and pointer fingers with conductive thread (and she provides a link for the thread).

Truebluemeandyou: I’ve been getting messages about posting more DIY gifts that men will actually like. This is from my Holiday Blog. Also check out my “manly gifts” posts here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/manly-gifts.

EDIT: La Vie en Rose just posted this EDIT on her blog - do NOT use MITTENS:

**I’m seeing comments about doing this with mittens- that WILL NOT WORK. You have to use gloves because the thread HAS to make contact with your finger in order to conduct electricity for the touchscreen to recognize**

— 2 months ago with 652 notes
In reference to using dawn dish soap to wash of grey paint!

homestuckcosplayhelp:

Just a PSA: Dawn dishsoap has a very high pH level (it’s at a 9), which is why it can do what it does. However, your skin lives naturally at a 4.5 to 5.5 so using a level 9 pH is going to blow open the protective cuticle layer of your skin. That’s why people wear gloves when they wash their dishes. I’m not saying you CAN’T use Dawn to wash off your paint, but PLEASE, for the sake of your skin, use a soap with a low pH after you’ve gotten rid of the grey to neutralize the pH. Dawn can be very damaging to your skin.

As for a low pH soap, I use SallyeAnder soap every day!! It’s super moisturizing and it’s completely natural. Technically you could eat it. I wouldn’t but you could if you REALLY wanted to I guess. It’s made by a family in New York who’s baby son had such sensitive skin that they couldn’t find any soap that wouldn’t hurt him so they started making their own soaps that are much gentler for him and people liked it so they started selling it! It also works for shaving your legs! =) OH AND IT SMELLS REALLY GOOOOD.

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— 2 months ago with 60 notes

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Design and Entertaining Reference Charts. There is a roundup of twenty charts on everything from rug sizes to to bed pillow configuration on TuTu Devine’s site here.

— 2 months ago with 744 notes
scissorsandthread:

Homemade Herbal Bath Salts | Henry Happened
Unfortunately, I don’t have a bath in my house. Bummer. But my mum and dad have a hugebath at home and so I like to buy/make things to use when I go back for visits. Bath salts are great because they are cheap to make in bulk so you don’t feel guilty for throwing big handfuls in! You can get Epsom, kosher and sea salt at most health food stores and even sometimes at the supermarket (though it will probably be much more expensive). When adding your scents, be careful not to go too overboard as it can make your bath slippery. And if you’re going to add things like lavender, rose petals, etc. it may be wise to scoop them out before you let your bath out so you don’t clog your system! But back to the nice stuff. Lavender is great for calming, as is chamomile. There is a absolutely amazing chart here on different essential oils, their properties, whether they are uplifting, calming, etc, even the best oils to combine with others. Try making some extra jars for gifts and you’ll be popular forever!

scissorsandthread:

Homemade Herbal Bath Salts | Henry Happened

Unfortunately, I don’t have a bath in my house. Bummer. But my mum and dad have a hugebath at home and so I like to buy/make things to use when I go back for visits. Bath salts are great because they are cheap to make in bulk so you don’t feel guilty for throwing big handfuls in! You can get Epsom, kosher and sea salt at most health food stores and even sometimes at the supermarket (though it will probably be much more expensive). When adding your scents, be careful not to go too overboard as it can make your bath slippery. And if you’re going to add things like lavender, rose petals, etc. it may be wise to scoop them out before you let your bath out so you don’t clog your system! But back to the nice stuff. Lavender is great for calming, as is chamomile. There is a absolutely amazing chart here on different essential oils, their properties, whether they are uplifting, calming, etc, even the best oils to combine with others. Try making some extra jars for gifts and you’ll be popular forever!

— 2 months ago with 725 notes

waltzingmatildablog:

The Ewok case is absolutely perfect.

(Source: etsy.com)

— 2 months ago with 1692 notes