Monday, October 8, 2012

Up-cycled Sandwich Caddy {from le Milk Jug}

Sandwich Caddy Milk Jug:


Great little up-cycled sandwich package. Re-use and be glad. 
(Erm, no pun intended...) 
"I love all of the clever projects, usually communicated in images only, that float around Facebook and G+. This one was spotted on the Whynomics Facebook page. Sadly, most of them usually have no attribution or additional information. This pantomimed project obviously shows how to make a neat little sandwich caddy by simply cutting, scoring, and folding a gallon plastic milk jug. A Velcro dot is used as the fastener."
from Gareth Branwyn

Carl Wagan | MEDIA TO GO

Carl Wagan:

Profile PhotoTHE CARL WAGAN BOOKMOBILE is a traveling campervan of cosmic proportions. It is a gallery, printshop, studio, library, reading room, classroom, and community project—all contained within a 1988 VW Westfalia. 

The Carl Wagon promotes active engagement with book-based cultural activity such as self-publishing, zine-making, screen-printing, and bookbinding. Subtitled “The Spaceship of the Imagination,” Carl is partly a loving homage to the innovation of astronomer Carl Sagan whose passion for dreaming continues to inspire generations of thinkers. 

Carl Wagan is an experiment in radical pedagogy—bringing the strategies, materials, ideas and dialogues of independent publishing to a wide variety of audiences.

The Carl Wagan is the project of artist Shannon Gerard and first developed as an extension of her Nano Publishing course at OCAD University. 

*Generously supported by Aboveground Art | 

VISIT CARL at the Bloorcourt Festival this Saturday, August 18th between 11 am and 7 pm for a full day of activity!
We’ll be parked at Bloor and Delware all day!

Special Guest Star ~ TREVOR DUNSEITH ~
{at the Carl Wagan | Bloorcourt Arts + Crafts Fest}

Selected works from the Campfire:
Off The Map, Natalie Drajewicz
(:Martyr), Rebecca Ladds
Wood Panel That Shit!, Krystina Plante

Selected works from The Campsite:
In Case of Emergency, Jackie Lee
Recollection Volume 1 “Paris in Pattern”, Pallavi Thampi
GOSH, Reginald Leung
Remember Me Not, Dina Goldshtein

Selected Titles from the Infirmary at CAMP NANO:
How To Love Your Fucked Up Life, Dina Goldshtein
HAND, Taikun Kambashi
I’m So ^Fucking Alone, Jackie Lee
06/14/2012 - 06/21/2012, Victoria Pathammavong

This amazing cardboard fire was made by Jazmine Carr (far left) and Rebecca Ladds (far right)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Gift Ideas for the creative soul

Having just spent hours in the garden, I thought this idea was perfect for this time of year.  I know in the US they will celebrate mother's day on the second Sunday in May, so this gift is perfect and really inexpensive.  What's more, you'll be doing your bit for the planet.
This idea comes courtesy of Giver's Log.
The intent of seed tape is to make planting easier when you have teeny tiny seeds that need to be planted just inches apart (like carrots and radishes). But it’s also fun for gifting flower seeds or giving away seeds you’ve collected from your own garden. And it’s a pretty simple and very kid-friendly project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-1/4 cup flour + enough water to make a paste
-strips of paper to make the tape: black and white newspaper (no colored ink), single-ply toilet paper, and a thin paper bag all work
-something for dabbing on drops of the paste, like the back of a paint brush
-and seeds!
You might also add a pretty flower to your boxes to pretty them up a bit. ;)

Jean-ius! | Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit

Learn How To Sew Pants That Fit in: Jean-ius! A Craftsy Sewing Class:

Jean-ius: Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit

Nothing can replace that magic pair of jeans. But would you believe that you can make your own perfect-fit copies? Learn how to clone that fantastic fit in this Craftsy class.
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I'll show you how to make your jeans into a blueprint. Don't worry: we won't be taking them apart or harming them in any way. I'll show you my ingenious method to create a pattern that lets you make pair after pair of fun, flattering trousers in any fabric, from casual to dressy, for women or men. I'll also teach you construction tips picked up in years of couture sewing from New York to San Francisco - things that make details you thought were hard a total breeze. I'm talking about shaping pockets, shortening zippers, sewing the crotch seam, and creating a perfectly tailored waistband.

In 11 HD video lessons, I will walk you through measuring, drafting and construction. If you're not happy, Craftsy will refund your money, no questions asked. And speaking of questions, ask away: I'm here to answer them all. One of the things I love about Craftsy classes is that you do them on your own time, as many times as you want. Enroll once and sew for a lifetime!

Introduce some genius into your wardrobe: enroll today in Jean-ius! Reverse Engineer Your Favorite Fit!

What You'll Learn

  • How to make your jeans into a pattern - without taking them apart 
  • How to create perfectly-fitting pants, in any fabric from sedate to outrageous 
  • Using silk organza as a tracing medium 
  • Couture secrets for sewing pockets, fly fronts and perfectly tailored waistbands 
  • Techniques you can use to copy any garment