Cat Miller

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Grow Crystals That Glow with Magnetic Induction

It’s relatively cheap, quick, and easy to make LEDs glow wirelessly. The problem is usually making the machine look nice and durable for usable applications. This project utilizes a basic wireless electricity circuit and DIY crystal-growing techniques to come up with ambient lighting that can be …

I played God with The Odin's DIY CRISPR Kit

Twenty-three years after its cinematic debut, I finally understand where Alec Baldwin was coming from in the 1993 psychological thriller <i>Malice.</i> The power to bring life where once there was none is a potent drug. I was recently afforded the opportunity to create a new kind of bacterial life thanks …

Artist Anne Truitt on Love, Loss, Regret, What Makes Marriage Work, and the Syncopation of Grief and Gladness

In praise of “the lovely entire confidence that comes only from innumerable mutual confidences entrusted and examined… woven by four hands, now trembling, now intent, over and under into a pattern.”<p>Perhaps because she was trained as a psychologist, artist <b>Anne Truitt</b> (March 16, 1921–December 23, …

Grow your own DIY leather jacket in a petri dish #DIY

DIY Home Organization Ideas - DIY Home Decor

There are numerous tips and tricks that make life run so much smoother that you may wonder how you have been living without them. From the kitchen to …

How-To: Sew Rope to Make a Bowl

If you’re looking for a fun way to play with rope and a sewing machine why not try these neat sewn bowls? These lovely vessels were created by Melbourne maker, Gemma Patford. I love the random paint splatter treatment that was given to the rope before it was constructed.<p>Be sure to use a nice soft …

15 Incredible Camera Hacks That Will Master Your Photography Skills

• Home<br>• Photography<br>• 15 Incredible Camera Hacks That Will Master Your Photography Skills<p>SPONSORED<p><b>The photographer has the best imaginative power, and so he</b> …

HomeMade Modern DIY Log Lounger

Our partner RYOBI asked us to do an Earth Day project that would demonstrate how eco-friendly tools like their 18 Volt ONE+ Cordless Chainsaw could …

Woodworking

DIY: No-Fuss Bonsai for Beginners

While there is no such thing as an effortless bonsai, we are making progress.<p>The rules have changed since bonsai revolutionary Kenji Koyahashi …

Gardening

How to build your own PCBs with very accurate lines

Go from great idea to proto-type in less than an hour<p>Building your own printed circuit board is an invaluable skill set in the arsenal of any …

DIY Virtual Reality, For The Price Of A Hardcover Book

Virtual reality is hot again. After decades of failed products and unfulfilled promise, a groundbreaking device called the Oculus Rift has people truly excited about immersing themselves in a computer-generated world. There’s only one problem: The Rift is still a prototype, and even backing from …

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Free Heart Crochet Pattern from Daisy Cottage Designs

This free heart crochet pattern is gorgeous, isn’t it? I just love the daisy in the center, the colors, and everything about it. Honestly, I planned …

Upcycled Vintage Plates | Honestly WTF

Does anyone else love collecting vintage china? I have picked up this dangerous habit from my mother, who has an amazing collection of chintz Winton & other pieces she has collected. She also has a knack of finding gorgeous embroidered tablecloths. I might have knicked a couple of them! Though I have some plates that I adore and would not alter in any way, there are a few that could do with a bit of an update. I love these pieces inspired by Melody Rose. They’re still vintage and pretty but …

Sewing Tips: How to Sew with Metallic Thread

If you’ve been eyeing those pretty spools of metallic thread in your local fabric shop, but weren’t sure exactly how to use them with your sewing machine, you’re in luck! Add some sparkle to your seams with this helpful metallic thread sewing guide from See Kate Sew!

Sewing

Better Tea Brewing with DIY Robotics

I’m surprised that I haven’t already seen a tea-brewing robot in an issue of Skymall, because I think it’s just the sort of luxury item that would really appeal to someone on their second or third bloody mary. Luckily, you can just go ahead a make yourself one in less than 10 minutes with this …

North Carolina Welcomes Its Newest Maker Space “The Forge”

On July 22nd the city of Greensboro North Carolina was host for the grand opening of “The Forge” NC’s newest maker space. It sits at the end of a street that in the past had suffered from decades of neglect and urban decay, now home to a micro brewery, upscale restaurants, an outdoor meeting space, …

How to Make a Raspberry Pi Lego Robot: Part 1 - Andrew Oakley

21. So <i>that's</i> what that little 2x1x1 brick was for. Holds the terminal block quite nicely.<p>I <b>strongly</b> recommend that you test your tracks, gearbox and …

Military kit through the ages: from the Battle of Hastings to Helmand

Photographs by Thom Atkinson of military kit through the ages suggest that while technology evolves apace, the experience of soldiers in the face of war is unchanging<p>On a winter’s day in 1915 the family of one Capt Charles Sorley – athlete, soldier and poet – received a package. It was his kit bag, …

WW1 women at work: In pictures

How-To: Watercolor Henna Cat Illustration

Have plans to spend some quality time with your art journal this weekend? Clear your schedule, because, after you see this amazingly detailed tutorial for making your own gorgeous watercolor henna cat illustration that Lindsey Bugbee shared on Inkstruck Studio, you’re not going to be able to put …

Illustration

Doily Mirror

DIY | Watercolor Mug

103 Comments<p>Contributor post by Caitlin of The Merrythought<p>Lately, I've felt like someone could come in and splash some watercolor patterns all over …

How to Make Peppermint Essential Oil (Extract)

I grow mint in pots on my patio. Earlier this summer I spiffed up the planters from our old apartment with green outdoor paint I had leftover from my …

DIY Beauty: Whipped Green Tea and Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Give your summertime skin a natural boost with this luxurious whipped green tea and coconut oil moisturizer recipe from Henry Happened!

How-To: Knit a Loopy Bath Mat

Bring a touch of handmade luxury to your morning routine with this knit loopy bath mat tutorial from Whit’s Knits on The Purl Bee!<p>Made with soft cotton yarn and lofty loop stitches, this project is a wonderful way to ease yourself into each new morning.<p>Want to make every shower feel a bit more …

Yarn

How-To: Crocheted Fox Mason Jar Cozy

I make my cold brew coffee in a mason jar, and, instead of pouring it into a cup, I generally just sip right out of the jar during my morning walk. So, to create a good grip and to help protect the glass while I’m on the move, cozies have become a definite must for my daily routine. This super-cute …

How-To: Hexie Lion Pillow Tutorial

My very talented pal Abby Glassenberg from While She Naps took a short break from her wonderful stuffed animal designs to create this utterly adorable hexie lion pillow tutorial.<p>This pillow is so sweet that I can’t help but smile every time I see it!<p>Feeling charmed? Head on over to While She Naps …

Caitlin T. McCormack’s Crocheted String Skeleton Sculptures

Using nothing but crocheted string stiffened with glue, artist Caitlin T. McCormack creates incredibly realistic and macabre depictions of animal skeletons in this fascinating series of sculptures. It’s amazing how accurately hand-crocheted lace conveys the delicacy of the skeletons in these …

Sculpture