Saturday, September 21, 2013
― Monty Halls
I heart Instructables.com. Their site gives me many happy feels for two of the most basic of reasons ever: it's somewhat geeky, and it's all about people making things and sharing the result/how to instructions. Such as homemade oatmeal cream pies, a Pusheen cat cake (that you will never find in the Nailed It meme of gallery horrors), Connor's tomahawk from Assassin's Creed 3, and even DIY cat trees. Yes. Cat trees. In my book, that means everybody wins. And if you don't like a particular project, skip it and move on to the next one. That's probably the other half of the beauty of Instructables.com, there's always more to see...like this chili recipe, or this LEGO USB flashdrive bracelet and, well, almost anything, really. So imagine my SQUEE when I accidentally saw that we had some of their books in our community libraries. HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS? What kind of catalogue stalker am I? A really bad one, apparently. If DIY is your kinda thing, you've gotta check out these books, and their site.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
- Cecil B. DeMille
Etsy. It keeps me sane when I need it most because oohh, lookit the pretty. In other words, it provides distraction by the plenty. And it drives me nuts when I don't need it most because it's a huge crushing reminder that I am not the least bit craftsy. Craftery? Crafty? BUT IT'S OKAY PEOPLE, because there is still huge enjoyment to be gotten out of others' endeavours. Truly. As this post shows you. Which is proof positive that I have naught else to do on a weekend but play in Etsy and OOH and AAHH over scrabble tile pendants and scarves. Don't hate the player. Hate the game. Here are 5 bookish bits of Etsy love. And love them I do.