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Behold: Morgan Freeman on helium

Apropos of nothing, Morgan Freeman has inhaled helium for your listening pleasure.<p>This most joyous of happenings takes place during a clip from an …

The most wonderful felt robot Tutorial

Zaira of “Mango and Passion Fruit” is Brazilian, but lives in London with her husband since 2008. She is sharing this adorable “felt robot Tutorial” …

Project: Tiny Paper Album

Turn a 12″x12″ pieces of pattern paper into a tiny album or fold out card. The Echo Park Paper blog has directions.<p>-Heather

Prayer Flags; part 1-2-3-4 tutorials

Kelley of “One January Day” has is fascinating series on making “Prayer Flags” in four parts (see bottom of post for links). I found it mesmerizing …

Tutorial: French seams on straight seams and armholes

Jen from Grainline Studio shares a tutorial showing how you can finish all your seams neatly with French seams. A French seam encloses the seam …

Tutorial: Fruitful Apron

Susan from Living With Punks designed her Fruitful Apron for the modern cook. It’s a half apron with a wide waistband and an easy Velcro closure in …

Tutorial: Easy Peasy Quilted Reversible Tote

Lelanie from To Sew With Love shows how to make her Easy Peasy Quilted Reversible Tote. It’s made from a pre-quilted fabric and linen (though you …

Basic parts of common sewing pattern pieces

If you’re new to sewing, the terms for different parts of a pattern might be confusing. What IS an armscye, after all? And a bodice? Melissa from …

Geometric Cactus Pin Cushion & DIY Geometric Clay Pot TUTORIALs

Delia of “Delia Creates” is a wife and mom and experiments with many types of crafts. She is sharing her “Geometric Cactus Pin Cushion” tutorial with …

Tutorial: Add side pockets when making a skirt, plus a free pattern

Sara from Radiant Home Studio shows how to add side pockets to just about any skirt you make, and she includes a free pattern to make the pocket. The …

Tutorial: 15-minute reversible tote bag

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings show how you can whip up a reversible book tote in just 15 minutes. It has long straps so you can carry it cross-body, …

Cactus of pins Tutorial

Want a plant that does not need water or care and decorate a corner of your home? Follow the instruction and picture and you too can have this pretty …

DIY Stylish Crochet Scarf

The next tutorial is going to teach you how to crochet a beautiful and light scarf, perfect for spring weather. It will look great with a jeans …

Crocheting

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

How to Survive as an Artist

This all started with my being asked one simple question-- "How do I survive as an artist?" I instantly realized that I had been challenged to put …

Allow Wu-Tang Clan's GZA To Rap To You About The Big Bang

It's as amazing as you suspect.<p>Rapper GZA, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, is releasing a space-themed album called <i>Dark Matter</i>. He's even been chatting with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about the project. Here, as part of a talk at the University of Toronto, he previewed an a cappella version of one …

Wu-Tang Clan

Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now

Paper Parol Ornament

Shares 0<p>Make a beautiful Christmas ornament inspired by intricate, star-shaped lanterns from the Philippines. Called paról, these ornaments represent …

Tarkovsky’s Advice to the Young: Learn to Enjoy Your Own Company

<i>“In proportion as [a person] simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude…,”</i> Thoreau famously wrote. <i>“A writer takes earnest measures to secure his solitude and then finds endless ways to squander it,”</i> Don DeLillo wryly observed. Indeed, …

Tutorial: Family Tree quilted pillow

A bird, a tree and leaves appliqued on a white ground. This, a closeup of a quilted pillow made by Karen Miller of Karen’s Quilts, Crows and …

Silver Ridge Studio – The Art of Cate Parr

If you’re looking for an art style that has the same kind of coloring as the bright colored projects I featured this week, then fashion illustration …

Tutorial: Reusable fabric gift bags in several styles

Pam from Threading My Way guest blogs in the Seasonal Sewing series at So Sew Easy with a tutorial showing how to make fabric gift bags. Use them …

Fall

Moments Without Thought

A moment without thought<br>And the background noise ceases<br>And I can suddenly hear<br>The silence between sounds<br>The silence beneath sound<br>From which all …

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Sock Skeleton

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