Web Weekend #9

Hello again! Hope you’re all having a restful weekend. I’m busy as always but I managed to keep up this week. I’m sitting at 380 subscriptions, which is 11 less than last week, lol. See, I told you that I do unsubscribe every now and then!
Remember you can follow me on Pinterest for nearly-daily flailing and excitement. Now let’s get to the links!

Things to Buy or Make

Gardener’s Apron Fat Quarter Project (Sew Mama Sew)
Display case for rings (Tea Rose Home)
A sew-along for a cute halter top begins here! (Living with Punks)
Custom cross-stitched clock face (Instructables)
“Shining Star” earrings tutorial – I’m thinking of making a seven-pointed variant (Instructables)
Felt flower fairy wands – oh yes these are definitely going to happen (Wee Folk Art)
Envelope-backed pillow – a tutorial for novices (Under the Table and Dreaming)
Earrings made from old maps (Recyclart)
Chain Chomp earrings (CouldBeeYours on Etsy)

Ideas to Use

How to forage for and process nettles for consumption (Punk Domestics)
“Four Keys to Success for New Sellers” (Etsy Blog)
20 edible weeds (Curbly)
8 suggestions for easily greening your life (BlogHer)
Thoughts and suggestions on using a motorless (“reel”) mower. (Marian Dews-Hayes)
How to whistle through your fingers (Art of Manliness)

A lovely collection of teacups. (via Literate Knits)
If this is your image, please let me know - I couldn't find a solid source on it.


Almond Pound Cake (Simple Organized Living)
DIY Queso Fresco (Punk Domestics)
Another cheese DIY: Mozzarella! (Punk Domestics)
Brownie Strawberry Shortcake (Glorious Treats)
Pizza. Grilled. Cheese. OMG. (Blogchef)
Grasshopper Smoothie – no insects involved (Good Girl Gone Green)
Easy Bread Bowls – from leftover dinner rolls (Lifehacker)
Ned Stark Cake Pops – horrifyingly delicious? (GOT: Cast a Large Shadow)
Five meals to serve even the most difficult dinner guest (The Kitchn)
Cheese Gougeres (The Kitchn)
DIY Citrus Salt (Lifehacker)

Articles and News

A rather sad infographic showing biodiversity in our foods. (Savvy Housekeeping)
Does the toxicity of nail polish concern you? Some brands have been mislabeled. (Birchbox)
Here’s a list of certified non-toxic (some even vegan!) lacquer brands, to ease your mind. (Blisstree)
Some thoughts on religion in the family. What are your thoughts? (BlogHer)
Questions about sweeteners. (BlogHer)
Amazing info-graphic/comic about the depths of lakes and oceans. It’s amazing how much we don’t know. (XKCD)
Do you have an opinion on religion and yoga? (Blisstree)
Teen pregnancy rates are super low. (Blisstree)

Outta my way, I'm shoppin'! (via Epic Ponyz)

Entertainment News

You’re invited to the wedding of Princess Cadance and Shining Armor! (EW PopWatch)
Speaking of weddings: Brad and Angelina are engaged now. (EW News Briefs)
This list of ten heartbreaking deaths in Doctor Who should fill your sadness quota for the day. (Anglophenia)
Here’s some information on that ebook price-fixing lawsuit. (Lifehacker)
And here’s some information about CISPA. (Lifehacker)
J.K. Rowling has announced the title and synopsis of her new book! (Anglophenia)
Hell’s Kitchen is renewed for 2 more seasons (after the upcoming summer season). (THR Live Feed)
I Know That Voice – a documentary featuring well-known voice actors – is coming soon! (io9)
Hunger Games on the ALA “Most Challenged Books” list: “proof positive that a book is worth reading.” (Jezebel)
This week in “well, DUH”: Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season. (THR Live Feed)


This cross-stitch project involves a destroyed dictionary and the lottery numbers. Fascinating. (Lauren Steeper)
A collection of illustrations of how animals form families (via The Mary Sue)
Spice must flow! Giant sandworms on a beach in Belgium (by Marco Casagrande, via io9)

Weekly Greatness:

Captain Yesterday and Clobberella take a break from crimefighting. (Photo by LJinto, via Fashionably Geek)
Just had to share this awesome LOTR-themed nail art. (The Nailasaurus)
Handmade TARDIS chocolate box (by Michelle Quinn, via Uniblog)
Absolutely hilarious caricature of Peeta. (Jojo at Remembered Heroes)

Let's have David with a kitty, like the cherry on top. (via Literate Knits)

Did you see anything cool around the internet this week? Is there a blog I should be reading? Share your own thoughts and links in the comments! Got an opinion or thought about anything here? Make sure to follow me (here, there, and everywhere) to get more updates!

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. GGirlGGreen
    Apr 15, 2012 @ 18:45:36

    You are so sweet for mentioning my Chocolate Grasshopper Mint Smoothie! Thank you so much. I appreciate it! Let me know if you try it! Cheers!


    • Jamie B
      Apr 15, 2012 @ 19:14:17

      You’re welcome! I made a Grasshopper pie a few weeks ago and really loved the chocolate-mint combo, so a smoothie sounds right up my alley. 🙂


  2. Marian Dews-Hayes
    Apr 19, 2012 @ 12:09:58

    Aww, thanks for adding my post! =3

    And just so you know, I loved the gardening apron link so much, I ran to JoAnn’s today specifically to buy fabric to make two – one for my mom for Mother’s Day, and one for myself!

    Your Web Weekends are the BEST!


    • Jamie B
      Apr 19, 2012 @ 16:27:23

      I really liked how thorough your post was. 🙂 More people should try reel mowers; I think it’s a much more enjoyable experience than a motor mower.

      Ooooh, make sure you post some pics about it when you’re done! I’d love to see it. And thanks! I try. 😉


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