Growing tomatoes upside down – a diy project

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Now I really like this idea for the popular growing tomatos upside down – from Frecklewonder blog. She writes

her husband built an official upside-down-tomato-grower’s-structure of sorts.

I’ve seen the tutorials for ‘how to’ but I really like this diy idea; clean, clear and definite and I Want This in my yard!

Cut some holes in the bottom of the buckets to plant the tomatoes, and hang them in a sunny spot! The rain will water the tomatoes from the top of the bucket, and you can easily water them yourself if the weather is not cooperating.

Deersong

Craft Project; For Ashley – Make Emo Kid gloves from socks

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My Emo Kid granddaughter spent a couple weeks with us and taught me a bit about the nuances of dressing Emo which is apparantly a distinction among many styles of fashion, not to be confused with Gothic.
Tutorial to show how to step by step is here at Cut Out + Keep

Find a pair of socks

Cut a straight line across where the foot part of the sock begins.

Fold inside out and place on your hand. Spread out your thumb and pin out where the edge of your index finger and thumb begin.

Sew along this v-shaped line, removing the pins as you go.

Place this on your hand again and cut a line down the middle of the v-shape.

Fold over, about 1cm, at the top of the glove and thumb hole.

Take a needle and thread and sew around the glove and thumb holes. To sew it correctly start with a hemming stitch, turn this in to a running stitch for 1cm and then make another hemming stitch and so on.

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Craft Project; diy Duct Tape Dress Form

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Custom dress forms be damned. Why spend an arm and a leg on one of the limbless de Milos when, in less than two hours, you can make one from duct tape for about $15 (instead of the $300—or more—a custom form would cost you)? The folks behind Threads magazine have put together a great primer on how to make a duct tape double.

Perhaps because of its irresistible body armor allure, the duct tape doppelgänger is also oddly popular among Lord of the Rings costume makers, and historical reenactors. The process requires a partner (who will mummify your t-shirted torso with tape), so invite your stitch-savvy friends over for drinks and a duct-tape dummy-making party à la The Bookish Girl. Spilling wine on your shirt isn’t a problem when you’re wrapped in duct tape!

A duct-tape dress form is quick, cheap, and simple. You’ll need a couple of 60-ft. rolls of duct tape, a long tee shirt, and a little plastic wrap. Oh, yes, and someone to wrap you in tape.

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