Denise Winkowski

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How to Create a Safe Room in Your House or Apartment

The homes of many rich, famous people have a secret hidden within them. Somewhere, in the depths of the home, is a secure room to which the residents …

Space Buckets Open Source Plans Help You MacGuyver Your Own Indoor Gardening System

So, you’d like to grow your own food indoors, but don’t have the space (or enough natural light) to pull that off? Good news—you can just use …

Attic24

So. Little Balls.....I did start trying to make a photographic tutorial for them, but the light disappeared before I had chance to finish. They are …

Crafting

allofthemaking:

<b>Free Knitting Stitch Patterns:</b><p>I can’t recall if I’ve shared this one before, but it is a lovely site with a LOT of free knitting stitch patterns.

{SavourTheSeason} Day 27: Odds and Ends Scarf

What better way to savour the fall than to curl up and crochet a cute little scarf for a friend?<p>Even if you don't know how to crochet yet, this is so …

How-To: Crocheted Rag Rug

Fabric scraps getting out of control? Use them up in a way that’s both beautiful and useful with this fantastic crocheted rag rug tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on Ehow!<p>Making rag rugs dates back to the 1800s, when thrifty homemakers would reuse old clothes and fabric scraps as floor …

An oven for my Muffin

I've had this crochet cat nest pattern, by Eilen Tein pinned for ages now. There it sat on my crafts board, taunting me. "If only I had a cat," I'd …

How to DIY Easy Cardboard Cat Tent

Here is a nice DIY project to make an easy cat tent from cardboard. The cat tent comes with a matching cushion too. It is wonderful for the great …

Pets

27 Useful DIY Solutions For Hiding The Litter Box

Cats are the best, but living with a litter box isn't exactly an aesthete's dream. Get inspired with these real projects that range from simple IKEA hacks to complex custom designed furniture.

Pets

Talking Crochet ...Cozy Pet Bed

Cozy Pet Bed<p>Design by JoHanna Dzikowski<p>Pamper your loyal and loving furry friends with this cozy pet bed. They will feel like royalty with their own …

Tutorial: Super Bulky Crocheted Cat Bed | Red-Handled Scissors

Looking for a quirky, modern cat bed for your four-legged favorites? Crochet a super bulky cat bed with cozy jersey knit fabric! Your kitties will …

Fun Weekend Project: How to Make a DIY Pop-Up Print

If you’re looking to make a DIY gift or keepsake, the folks at <i>Photojojo</i> have come up with a great project for you. It’s a clever pop-up photo print …

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

51 Game-Changing Storage Solutions That Will Expand Your Horizons

Free your space, and the rest will follow.

99 Top DIY Wedding Resources

2 of 91<p>For Edible Art<p>Photography: Johnny Miller<p>Photography: Raymond Hom<p>4 of 91<p>For European Sweets<p>Photography: Raymond Hom<p>Swipe here for next slide<p>Photography: Johnny Miller<p>6 of 91<p>For Personalized Treats<p>Photography: DOUGLAS FRIEDMAN<p>7 of 91<p>For All Things Candy<p>Photography: Bryan Gardner<p>8 of 91<p>For …

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Top Architects Design Cat Houses, The World Is Right Again

You've never seen cats chill in cribs like these before.<p>No one had until last weekend in Los Angeles, when top architects with local offices showcased a series of cat houses they'd designed for display at a fundraiser for FixNation, a non-profit working to control cat populations the humane way: …

How-To: Basic Crocheted Square Blanket

If you’re planning to combat the winter chill with a crocheted blanket or two but are feeling a little overwhelmed by all the available patterns, you’ll definitely want to check out this delightfully simple basic crocheted square blanket tutorial from Dottie Angel. The fun colors and join-as-you-go …

7 Ways to NOT Mess up Your Wedding Photos

When it comes to wedding photos, we've seen it all; the good, the bad, and the downright awkward. And with so much riding on these shots (they're supposed to last you a lifetime after all...no pressure!), it's important that you like them. Here are 7 tips that will help you nail your wedding pics, …

3D Paper Dioramas by Helen Musselwhite

I am so impressed with the intricate hand cut paper art of Helen Musselwhite. Her 3D dioramas are so well done, it is easy to get lost inside these whimsical little vignettes. I love the soft warm glow she achieved in this piece above using LEDs. What a clever way to integrate electronics into your …

Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Do some indoor leaf peeping with this handy oak leaf knitting pattern from designer Xandy Peters.<p>Not only do these look like a fun way to work on your stacked decreases, these would make great holiday decorations or could be appliquéd onto a scarf or sweater.<p>[via MyAlterknits]

Knitting

Wedding Thank You Note Dos and Don'ts

<i>Two of the most important things to know about your wedding thank-you notes is that every gift should be acknowledged in writing and that every acknowledgement should be prompt. Whether you receive a tangible item from your registry, something off of your honeymoon registry, a social event in your</i> …

Books and Other Resources for Sweater Knitting

If you’re inspired to start knitting a sweater this fall or winter, there are some great books and courses out there that can help you get started …

Knitting

Nation's First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland

Dozens of Oakland residents queued up Saturday to get their paws on cats and drip coffee. The founders of Cat Town Cafe, a hybrid drinkery and “cat …

Pets

Playfully Interactive Light Shaped Like an Abstract Bird

<i>Perch Light</i> is a playful light design that looks like a small, abstract bird sitting quietly on the edge of a ledge. It was created by London-based Umut Yamac, an architect and designer who enjoys creating works that blend his interest in traditional materials like metal with more fragile materials …

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You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

For years biologists have been wary of applying the strange world of quantum mechanics, where particles can be in two places at once or connected over huge distances, to their own field. But it can help to explain some amazing natural phenomena we take for granted<p>Every year, around about this time, …