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2010.11.10 Design*Sponge » DIY Project: Monogram Stationery Set

Design*Sponge » DIY Project: Monogram Stationery Set

I thought this was a really good idea (and not too complicated). Carve/cut your own stamps out of block linoleum. Still has a nice personal touch. #

2010.10.23 Design*Sponge » Wool Felt Pot Holders

Design*Sponge » Wool Felt Pot Holders

A great (and super simple) guide on how to make some great looking autumn-themed pot holders. I love these, and could easily see these being adapted to other styles and seasons. Great idea. #

2009.10.25 Make Something Cool Every Day 2009

Obviously I'm late to this, since Mark Weaver seems to have been Making Something Cool Every Day for all of 2009… and here it is 298 days into the year. How inspiring! For those of us who might want to try this, it might be good to try it for a week, or a month before committing to it for a whole year. Maybe an alternate to NaBloPoMo or the upcoming NaNoWriMo. Be sure to check out his site and portfolio. Very cool. #

2009.09.26 40 Excellent Adobe Illustrator Tutorials - Smashing Magazine

A great set of instructions to learn how to use (or use better) Illustrator - something I've wanted to do for quite some time as I've spent more and more time with the pen tool. I've already completed one of these. #

2009.09.10 RageHaus - DIY Wooden Wax Seal

RageHaus - DIY Wooden Wax Seal

How freaking cool is this? Really simple instructions on how to make your own old school wooden wax seal. I would imagine this would be a rarity to use, but still would be pretty cool to have (like an embosser). #

2009.09.01 In My Shoes: Fall collection in progress

A kindergarten-aged child sketched her own clothes, and her mother was kind enough to create the drawings for the child. I'm sure my wife would love this idea, and might even venture to do it herself, especially considering the artistic abilities of my oldest daughter. #

2009.08.24 les animaux

les animaux

A flickr collection of pages from an old french how-to-draw books. There's something beautiful in the simplicity of these types of books. #

2009.07.11 KidWash 2 : PVC Sprinkler Water Toy

For the day when I have room to store something like this... I can't help but flag this idea. #

2009.06.19 Catalog Card Generator

Slick web-based card catalog generator (à la old school Dewey Decimal System in your old library). I like the extra touches they've put on the cards, like the scribbles from somebody who jotted something on the card. I'd like a bit more control on the specific type of card it generated (since it has a few), but still very slick. Makes me want to go smell the oldest books in my home. #

2009.06.05 Altoid Toolbox

Altoid Toolbox

A very slick little DIY toolbox out of Altoid tins. Pretty slick. I've always thought Altoid tins were too perfect not to be used for something after you're done with them. This... is a good idea. #

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