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A Gingerbread Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft Wizardry

This is the gingerbread Hogwarts built by Cherry Bay Cakery using a bunch of gingerbread, royal icing, and over 50-pounds of fondant. It took over …

How-To: Kitchener Stitch for Joining Seams in Knitting

Beautifully join two knitting pieces with active stitches together with this helpful kitchener stitch tutorial from the Purl Bee!<p>Ready to give it a try? Head over to the Purl Bee to see how it’s done.

Cookies n’ Cream Fossil Cake

Do a little light paleontology whilst enjoying a slice of this amazing fossil cake from 1 Fine Cookie!


Demi Octopus Pattern

Go ahead and put an octopus on it with this Demi Octopus pattern designed by Jennifer Wang to be sewn onto anything you want.<p>[via knithacker]


How-To: Shakeable Confetti Wrapping Paper

Make your own colorful shakeable confetti wrapping paper with this clever tutorial from MiniEco!<p>So fun!<p>Head on over to MiniEco to see the full how-to.


How-To: Transfer an Embroidery Pattern onto Any Fabric

If you’re itching to stitch but have trouble getting your designs to show up where you want them, you’ll definitely want to check out this ingenious tutorial from Mollie at Wild Olive that will show you an easy way to transfer embroidery patterns onto any fabric!<p>I don’t know about you, but I’m …


How-To: Sew Perfect Pleats

Pleats are a great way to shape garments, but getting the spacing to look just right can be frustrating. Luckily, my pal Sarai over at The Coletterie has solved all of your pesky pleat and tuck problems with her no-fail method for marking and sewing perfect pleats!<p>Ready to give it a try? (Just not …


Needle Felted Spotted Centipede

Needle-felter extraordinaire Hine Mizushima created this creep crawly spotted centipede just in time for the upcoming ghoulish holiday.<p>[via Lustik]

More Video Game Inspired Little Golden Books

Remember Joey Spiotto's first series of video game inspired Little Golden Books? Well he's back with three more -- this time Mass Effect, Red Dead …

Crochet Inspiration: Mollie Flower Clutch

I’m absolutely smitten with this gorgeous mollie flower clutch by Erica from Caught On A Whim!<p>Inspired? In her post, she kindly included links to a few tutorials that can help you get started. Head over to Caught On A Whim for additional information and to see even more lovely photos!


55K Dresses

In addition to this blog, Laughing Squid is also an independent web hosting company that focuses on WordPress hosting. The revenue from our hosting …

Armadillo Gloves

Gaurd your digits from the threat of chilly weather by curling them up in these apt armadillo gloves from Etsy seller muratyusuf.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Knit Bunny Gloves Pattern/<br>• The Gloves of Sanquhar<br>• How-To: Knit Fingerless Gloves


It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Cross Stitch

This handsome cross stitch sampler featuring text from an episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia is available as a kit as well as made to order by Etsy user Purple Hippo Stitches.<p>[via needle work]

Retro Video Game Lego Mosaic

Etsy user Franck Lahaye created an epic lego mosaic depicting scores of retro nintendo and sega video game characters!<p>[via Technabob]

The Cool New Run-Around-In-Virtual-Reality Treadmill

This is the Omni 'Move Naturally In Your Favorite Game' system. Oh, it's not actually a treadmill by the way, it's just slick plastic that you wear …

Iron Mash, Illustrations of Iron Man Combined With Other Iconic Characters & Celebrities

Melbourne-based illustrator Kode Logic has created “Iron MaSH!” a series of artworks that mixes Iron Man with other superheroes, supervillains, …

DIY Laser Engraver - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog

If you have some old donated scanners and printers chances are you have most of the stuff needed to make your own DIY Laser Engraver. The main thing …

How-To: Plastic Canvas Cube Earrings

Make a fun, crafty pair of plastic canvas cube earrings with this simple and speedy tutorial from Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts!<p>To see the full how-to—plus links to the other posts in the Plastic Canvas Blog Hop—head over to 30 Minute Crafts!


Wilted Easter Flower Cookies

Your mother-in-law called. She wants you to host everyone for the Easter gathering at your house this year.<p>She’s more than willing to help out with …

Peep Poop

Apr<br>15<p>We’re no strangers to Peep-strosities (Peep-tastrophes? Let’s just go with Peep Fails) around here, but this one took me by surprise. Why? Maybe …

Tacky Tech Gloves

Have you seen the Tumblr, Welcome To Amateur Hour, written by CraftFail reader Sophie? This lady can rock a CraftFail, and in this particular case …

How-To: Lace Crowns

Make fancy crowns and tiaras that are perfect for kids parties and playing dress-up with this lace crown tutorial from Morena’s Corner!<p><b>More:</b><p>Glitzy Birthday Crowns<br>• How-To: Wire Crown<br>• Gold Paper Crown


Photos Created by Coating Negatives with Gasoline and Setting Them On Fire

Lisle, Illinois-based photographer Peter Hoffman‘s “Fox River Derivatives” project is a series of abstract photos that question mankind’s …

How to Raise a Kid Who Isn't Whiny and Annoying

In a recent TODAY moms survey, 42% of mothers say that they "sometimes suffer from Pinterest stress." According to Today.com, "Symptoms include staying up until 3 a.m. clicking through photos of exquisite hand-made birthday party favors even though you'll end up buying yours at the dollar store, or …

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