Web Weekend #10

Double digits! This was one of those weird weeks, where it seemed to fly by but drag on forever at the same time. I have been stocking up for my Grand Reopening at my Etsy shop on May 1 (I’ll be posting more about that later this week), so I spent a lot of time AFK.
I’m at 363 this week – I went way down, but most of those were “haven’t been updated in months” culls. (Speaking of which, does anybody know what happened to Allie Brosh? [No I didn’t delete her.])

By the way, it’s Earth day! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely day off, hopefully enjoying our planet. If you’re interested in earning rewards for your green actions, come join me at Recyclebank! It’s easy and free. 🙂 (Disclosure: I get points if you sign up from my referral link.)

Remember you can follow me on Pinterest for nearly-daily flailing and excitement. Now let’s get to the links!

Let's start the week bravely - by Noelle Stevenson (Gingerhaze)

Things to Buy or Make

Upcycle your easter eggs into tealights! (Taylor Made)
4 felt no-sew pendants – great for kids’ jewelry! (Wild Olive)
I really want to get this Knitting Tower for Missy! (Wee Folk Art)
Fairy Ribbon Rings – another thing Missy “needs” (and maybe me too) (Wee Folk Art)
A PDF pattern for that “Day of the Dead Owl” I featured a while back! (threadhead)
DIY colored pencil jewelry! (Design Mom)
Colorful and comfy floor pillow tutorial (Living with Punks)
Scrapbook-paper wall plaques – definitely going to do this. (Life Made Interesting)
Candles inside eggs! So pretty. (Mom’s Crafty Space)
Put laces on your high heels – quite posh, I think. (Craft)
Apples to Oranges sewing kit pattern (Straight Stitch Society)
Gift bows from bags! Of course it’s Martha. (Craft)
Conflict-free diamonds. Wink wink. (Mini-Eco)
Glue gun bandolier, for your most badass crafting adventures. (Craft)
Coffee body scrub. (The Gloss)
Legend of Zelda alphabet cross-stitch. Adding to my To-do list. (Epic Ponyz)

Ideas to Use

A ton of ideas to upcycle plastic bottles! (Under the Table)
Some inspiring spring embroidery floss color collections (Wild Olive)
Tips for embroidering on difficult fabrics (StitchPunk)
Making the most of one acre (From Scratch Club)
Now that Picnik is gone (RIP), try Picmonkey. (Carina’s Craftblog)
Quick infographic about dress cuts/styles (The Gloss)
Thinking of starting a bookblog? (Living Learning and Loving Life)
Photo Composition 101 – I need to study the heck out of this. (Technology for Moms)
Make your home smell delicious with this easy simmer. (A Bit of Bee’s Knees)

This also applies to girls, I think. (via Badder Homes and Gardens)


Dinner guests to impress? Here’s 15 ways to do it. (The Kitchn)
Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream. Yeah, you’re kinda drooling there. (Not Your Momma’s Cookie)
Brown Sugar and Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Maple Glaze. You’re still drooling. (A Spoonful of Sugar)
Homemade Coffee Creamer! (At Home with Kim)
Plum & Thyme Iced Tea – this sounds really fancy and delicious (A Bit of Bee’s Knees)

Articles and News

Dave’s not here, man. But we do have some research about cannabis. (io9)
You needed more creepiness in your sex life? Here it is. (Jezebel)
Nuns may be the only part of the Catholic church who aren’t actively destroying lives, so of course the Vatican had to rebuke them for it. (Jezebel)
Thoughts about blogging business. (Ramble Ramble)
Someone has invented a REAL sonic screwdriver. (The Mary Sue)

Duckie! (via Cute-sturbing)

Entertainment News

A treasure trove of 500 fairy tales has been discovered. Now can we retire Snow White? (io9)
After 4 weeks at the top, the Hunger Games finally gave up the box office crown. (Jezebel)
Fill your Doctor Who cravings with these catchphrases. (Anglophenia)
Game of Thrones drinking game. Go easy or you’ll die of alcohol poisoning. (io9)


A roundup of Calvin and Hobbes mashups (Comics Alliance)
Sketchbooks need more leaves. (By Sketching Backpacker, via Colossal)
Haunting (no pun intended) artwork. (By Charles Santoso)
Finn and Jake amigurumi (By Lucy Ravenscar)

Weekly Greatness:

Doctor Who minifig concepts! Oh please, Lego, make these! (by Fine Clonier, via io9)

Twenty percent cooler! (My Little Brony)

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

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Heather F.
    Apr 22, 2012 @ 21:29:26

    Thanks for the shout!


  2. studiokako
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 00:11:12

    I want a knitting tower too! That’s probably the coolest thing ever. Also, color pencil jewelry? Um yes! And gift bag bows – genius! Regarding “making the most of one acre”, I might not have an acre but I think my plum tree wants a blackberry bush friend. Sketchbook leaves – I love it. I could’ve sworn there were more things I wanted to comment on…. I’m pretty sure I got lost in those links and followed some rabbit trails but I guess they weren’t that impressive because I don’t remember them.


    • Jamie B
      Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:36:13

      The colored pencil thing would be awesome for kids, especially artsy kids. I’m totally going to do the gift bag bows.
      If you have plums AND blackberries in your yard I think I will move in with you.


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