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How To : Recycle an old t-shirt into a posh pochette

Shiho Masuda demonstrates how to make a T-shirt pochette using recycled materials in this video. You will need an old T-shirt, gardening twine (or leather strap), needle and thread, a ruler, a scissors and a pencil. First, sketch the dimension of your pochette on the T-shirt, ...more

How To : Properly cinch a saddle

There are a lot of variations in how one cinches a saddle. The saddle should be tight but not too tight; it should not be uncomfortable for the horse, and yet the saddle shouldn't rotate. One should not move the cinch around a lot when cinching it because it irritates the hors ...more

How To : Make a leather pendant necklace

Necklaces are a great way to learn making your own jewelry. They're simple and cheap. Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make a leather pendant necklace. The leather strap is a nice rustic addition to the pendant of your choice. Hollistergirl1O1 has been making jew ...more

How To : Make a braided wrap-around belt

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a braided wrap-around belt. You will need 3 long straps of leather and a medallion that has a big enough opening to pull the strips through. To begin, grab your three long leather straps together and create a knot where they will meet the ...more

How To : Make a three-way leather wrap bracelet

In this tutorial, Jen Caslin from "The Bead Lounge" demonstrates how to make a "three way" leather wrap. This piece is versatile and can be worn as a bracelet, a headband or a lariat necklace. The process of making this accessory is relatively easy once you get the hang of it ...more

How To : Wear tefillin prayer phylacteries

Don't know what a Tfillin is? Well, this video will explain everything you need to know about the Tefillin, otherwise known as phylacteries. It will explain what it is and why it's needed, along with how to wear it for tractional Judaism. A tefillin is a set of small, black, ...more

How To : Wear the new NWU (Navy working uniform)

In this video tutorial viewers learn how to wear the National Working Uniform. This uniform has a strict policy and all must follow the uniform rules. The basic components of the uniform are: an eight point cap, blue cotton undershirt, shirt, trousers, belt with closed-faced b ...more

How To : Make a pirate cake

This video shows us how to make and decorate a cake that looks like a pirate. You will need 1 baked 9' round cake, 2 1/2 cups of white frosting, 1 1/2 cups red frosting, 1 TBSP. brown frosting, chocolate cookie crumbs, mini jaw breakers, fruit leather, an M & M, a peppermint ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : POSTICHE

POSTICHE 65 points (15 points without the bingo) Definition: an imitation [n] Not to be confused with pastiche, postiche simply means an imitation—a counterfeit of something. It could be anything, but most commonly it's referred to as false hair on the face or head, which in ...more

How To : Make a tote bag out of an old t-shirt

This video demonstrates how to make a tote bag out of an old T-shirt. For this project, you will need the following: scissors, a T-shirt, duct tape, a sewing machine, thread, and a leather sewing needle. First, cut off sleeves and the neck of the shirt. It will look like a tan ...more

How To : Choose soccer cleats

Learn how to choose soccer cleats. If you’re a soccer player, you know how important a good pair of cleats are. They’re everything. You Will Need * A sports store * Soccer socks Step 1. Go to sporting goods store Go to a sporting goods or soccer store. Step 2. Pick out a ...more

News : The Griswold Jump

This stunt is meant to be a parody of National Lampoon's Vacation with JACKASS fixins. The "Holiday Road" song will be playing in the background as the entire cast is stuffed into this beautiful Lime Green 80's wagon. The wagon should be padded inside with as many male and fem ...more

How To : Fashion a 'Star Wars' Rey Costume for Halloween

"I'm Rey." That's what a lot of people will be saying again this Halloween, as Rey costumes are sure to be another favorite of trick-or-treaters and cosplayers. Yes, on Oct. 31 we all have a chance to be the scavenger of Jakku who just so happens to be the "new hope" for a Jed ...more

How To : Use Any Standard Watch Band with Your Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch only looks as good as the band that it's bound to, but if you're looking to purchase one directly from Apple, expect to spend anywhere from $149 (for the Milanese Loop) to $449 (for the Link Bracelet). Instead of spending all that money on a new Watch band, w ...more

News : This Cable Can Charge Both Androids & iPhones

We've all been there—you're away from home, your phone's battery is quickly nearing zero, and you forgot to bring your charger. "Hey, does anybody have an iPhone charger?" you ask. Crickets. If you could understand cricket-speak, you'd know that they too were saying "Sorry, bu ...more

News : Steampunk Bottle (a Red and Malevolent Glow)

Thought I would cross-post a piece I did a while ago. So here is a piece I made a while back. I found this brass and glass bottle at the thrift store. At the time of purchase it had a broken music box on the bottom. I actually was able to fix the music box and it plays "How D ...more

News : A Free Steampunk Horror Short Story

Sometimes I forget that I'm also a fiction writer, so I thought it might be a nice change of pace to share one of my stories with you. I wrote this piece awhile ago for an anthology that never came together and I'm tired of just sitting on it. It's one of the more odd stories ...more

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