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Crafty Convenience: Wool & The Gang Knitting Kits

Many of us have aspirations to be crafty but don't know where to start or are just too busy to do the legwork to research and acquire all the materials that are needed to start the project. Despite our best intentions, sometimes things fall to the wayside because there's just too much effort that needs to go into getting started.

Young Chinese Inventors Create DIY Flying Machines

From two separate provinces in China comes news this week that young inventors have created DIY flying machines that work. One is a helicopter made of wood, and the other is a flying car! 

Portable Potty Makes Fresh Drinkable Water

In an attempt to help people in countries in dire need of fresh drinking water Argentine designer Leonardo Manavella has invented a portable potty/water fountain.

Eco-Crafting With Toilet Paper Rolls That Make You Smile

Like artist Yuken Teruya, artist Junior Fritz Jacquet makes toilet paper rolls art as well. He too puts my toilet paper roll binoculars to shame. To do it he crumbles and fold toilet paper rolls until they look back at him in, happiness, disgust, anger, sadness and so on.  

Scary Crafty Fashion: The Scandalous Sock Monkey Dress

Sock Monkeys, for whatever reason, are a trend that has sprung many variations of products, and finally (or unfortunately) there is now a sock monkey outfit that will allow you to relive your sock monkey obsession every time you put it on.


Don't Waste A Crumb With This DIY Bird Feeder: Bird Crumbs

I've seen this photo so many times, but until today I had no idea who designed this clever bird feeder. The Bird Crumbs feeder is, in fact, a do-it-yourself project, created by Spanish industrial designer, Curro Claret.  Isn't it tooo wonderful?

Dental Plaque Detection Camera Puts Your Teeth On TV

Dental-ivision? It's the ultimate reality show, and besides, what would you rather watch: oral hygiene or Oral Roberts? Thanks to the Miharu Dental Intraoral Plaque Detection Camera, you CAN handle the tooth, right in your own living room.

Cover Your Floors in a Blanket of Riches with Penny Tiling

Some people like to throw money around, while others save for a rainy day.  Still others make furniture and tile their floors with it.

Dead Mouse + Computer Mouse = Mouse Mouse

Got an extra dead mouse sitting around? If so, this may be a fine use for it. Introducing the Mouse Mouse!

Interested In Beaver Stuffing?

We all enjoy beaver stuffing, right?  I know I do.  And the Beaver Stuffing Kit makes it that much easier to satisfy that occasional urge.  Just be careful how you phrase this activity while in public...

One Man's Mecha Is Kind Of Heavy On His Feet

Sarah Palin may have put Wasilla, Alaska on the map, but she and her family are not the only thing that's newsworthy there.  Wasilla just may be the home of one of the heaviest "mechas" in the world -- not the kind you'd want to partner in a ballroom dance class, that's for sure!

DIY Solar Charger Wins United States Of Efficiency Contest

Jerome Kelty of Boulder County, CO was so concerned about how much carbon dioxide was being released into the air simply by the charging of iPhones® and iPod Touches®, that he decided to build his own solar charger for them and a range of other devices with USB ports.  He won a new 'green' Mac computer, and you win his DIY instructions for the solar charger!


Recycled and Reclaimed Shelves: Decorative and Useful

My husband and I are spring cleaning our home and garage. In doing so we have realized shelves would come in very handy for organizing our stuff. Below is a list of unique storage ideas I came across in my search for making shelves out of recycled material. 

Rescue Reel Saves Your Tail

The Rescue Reel is a safety device designed for use in skyscraper catastrophies. Escape through the window and rapel down the side of the building down to safety much quicker than you could ever do in the emergency exits.


You Be the DJ with Electro-House Blender

Did you ever go out to a club and listen to some thumpin' dance beats and think to yourself, "Hey, I could do this?"  If you have a passion for electronic music, or even just a curiosity into how it's done, then this is the site for you.

Innovatively Refashioning Dad’s Vintage Ties

Don't worry too much about giving your dad too many ties for Father's Day every year. Ties can be recycled, upcycled, reused, refashioned and crecycled into new, sometimes very pretty things. Look at all the wonderful and inventive ways to use old ties below. 

As Seen On TV: Is the Awesome Auger Truly Awesome?

In today's jaded age, it's difficult to determine the quality of a product based on the ad campaign.  The Awesome Auger is a great example.  It looks great.  But does the product equal the pitch?

DoMyStuff.com: Business Finds People To Do Your Dirty Work

Recently I introduced you to Friendly Favors, a site that helps you beg and plead a friend or family member to help you out. While some might have called a service like that helpful, most found it to be defeating the purpose of the nature of favors in itself. Well, now there's a similar service that doesn't take advantage of friends, but does allow people to get others to do their stuff.


Design A Handbag That’s Really You At Elemental Threads

Design your own whatever....DIY. This may feel liked a tired concept, but it's rare that I come across a fashion store that allows you to create your own clothing and accessories without breaking the bank. With Elemental Threads, that's just not the case, and with tons of options to customize your favorite fashion accessory, this is one fashion company worth reading about!


Crafty Fashion From Recycled Materials: Beer Tab Corsets & Accessories

 Proving that beer tabs are good for more than just keeping your favorite drink well carbonated in its can is the Art of Can Tabistry, a crafty site with big ideas, great execution, and a lot of recycling. With a little creativity, it truly is possible to create just about anything from what would otherwise be discarded trash, while carving your own place in the green movement.