My name is Laura and this is my blog. I am a 23 year old artist living in North Carolina. There's no real theme here, I just post what I like and things I think are interesting. Cats, crafts, art, design, fashion, and a tiny dash of politics every now and then. Enjoy!
If you’ve been with me for a while, you might remember when I posted a finger knit project that caused a lot of us pain. There were some helpful folks who tried to explain it, but I still totally failed! Hopefully you will have a bit more luck because this necklace is adorable! I think that once you get the hang of finger knitting you won’t be able to stop, so unlike me, keep persevering!
DIY Plastic Mat Gauntlent Lace Up Bracelet Tutorial from Anna Evers for Las Manualidades here. I know this has already been posted on Tumblr here, but I think a real discussion has to continue about the use of the term “slave bracelet”. I’ve mentioned it before when panjas/handpieces have been called “slave bracelets” and cuffs have been called “slave cuffs” and how distasteful and inappropriate I think it is. What do I do? I leave a message at the site asking if there is a better name for that piece of jewelry or I message the person on Facebook in private. Tip: spray painting plastic does not often turn out well when the plastic is bent.
DIY Knockoff Acne 11 Zipper Pants Tutorial from inspiration & realisation here.On Facebook we were discussing zipper fashion and Donatella posted the link to her fantastic tutorial from 2011. I hadn’t seen it and all I could think was, “Donatella was so far ahead of the rest of the DIY world.” Left Photo: Acne Jeans, Photography by Frank de Graaf, Styling by Amber Myhre Bosch @ Angelique Hoorn, Agency Hair & Makeup by Anita Jolles @ Touche for Sisley Cosmetics, Model(s) Isabeau @ Tjarda Model Management here. All Other Photos: DIY by inspiration & realisation. For more zipper fashion and jewelry zipper DIYs go here:truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/zippers
Any old VCR has a programmable timer that connects to motors for recording TV shows. This is analogous to feeding a cat, and following this principle, you can convert a VCR into a weekend pet feeder. You set the VCR’s timer, and when feeding time comes, the motor that would ordinarily spin the video head operates a food delivery mechanism instead.
Click on the link to see how to build this gadget.