Most Extreme Restoration Challenge! Unicorn

DIY, Incentive, Inspiration, Nailed it
My husband and I were opening windows on our second floor because the air conditioner had gone out, when we found how badly this unicorn suncatcher had faded just hanging in a window.  As he really likes this one, I told him I could restore it for him.  Mind you, I wasn’t totally sure, but I hate to see him upset.  Fortunately, I used to do a lot of faux stained glass painting years ago, and I figured I could do that.  Almost immediately I thought of one of my favorite faux sports tv shows for the title of this one…Most Extreme Elimination Challenge!   [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up1K0dzwUJY[/youtube]   The first few steps were obvious: I had to remove the old paint and clean the glass.  The moment I started, the black…
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Nailed It! Sharpie Tie-Dying

DIY, Nailed it
  Welcome to "Nailed It!": the article series where I find interesting crafter DIY ideas from the internet and try them out for you.  Then I judge it as either pass (Nailed It!) or fail (Screwed!).           Today’s “Nailed It!” comes from YouTube.  It was recommended to me by the website.  Now they are usually ridiculously off with what they think I like, but this time they got it right.  I am hopelessly addicted to Sharpie markers, and have a fine and ultra fine marker for each and every color they make.  Well, this DIY suggests that Sharpie markers, because of their hydrophobic tendencies, are able to give tie-dye like qualities by replacing the water with simple rubbing alcohol.    [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enISuVlmD6M[/youtube] Just a quick look at…
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Lolita Style: What it is and is it for me?

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Readers, I have been chatting on my Facebook page (which you can find here) about headbands and mini hats I call “Lolita style.”  Many of you have asked me what the heck that means. I have put together a little hodge-podge all about Lolita style and its sub-styles which I hope will elucidate the matter for you.***FOR THE RECORD!*** Lolita style is not connected in any way to the Nabokov book Lolita.  They just share the same name for some reason that I have not been able to find.Lolita style definition: A fashion culture, from Japan, with a  basis in neo-Victorian and Rococo style of dress.  It is one of modesty of dress and quality in apparel.  The “neo” part comes from the dresses themselves, which are generally knee-length with…
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Nailed It!–Nail Polish Pot Painting

Creative, DIY, Inspiration, Nailed it
Welcome to "Nailed It!": the article series where I find interesting crafter DIY ideas from the internet and try them out for you.  Then I judge it as either pass (Nailed It!) or fail (Screwed!).Today’s “Nailed It!” comes from the website Henry Happened Nail Polish Painting, an interesting blog by a former 9-to-5’er turned stay at home Mom with three children.  Her DIY’s are quite cute, matching the overall style of the site.  I happened on the one entitled “Nail Polish Marbled DIY Planters,” and thought I can do that too!  Hence, today’s “Nailed It!”  I read through the post, and there doesn’t seem to be that much to it. So I eagerly went to gather my supplies.*** WARNING!!! ***  I WILL be bashing nail polishes I purchased and hated. …
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