This nicely packaged seed collection could convince this non-gardener to dig her hands in the soil. For those with a culinary sense, this kit gives a nice spread of garden vegetables to entertain the pallet. French market Garden, from Potting Shed Creations: a unique seed collection of Provençal gourmet vegetables for gardening cooks who want [...]
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Fellow maker Julie Ree puts the template for chocolate holding paper pyramids to great use by making an advent calendar garland. I love how she uses the little pyramids as sculptural objects to decorate her house. This is a wonderful reminder to share those gems of an idea you may have; when shared, the idea [...]
A thought on buying the cute wooden sushi kit for yourself: gluing magnets to the sushi pieces and putting them up on the fridge would be a great way to play with this kit, and yet not have to deal with having toys stashed somewhere out of sight. I don’t suggest gluing magnets on if [...]
I’ve been on an informal quest to pick up cool baby products for my expecting friends Judah and Danica. It started with creating an “I ♥ boobs” bib, and continued in Japan with the purchase of cute squeaky baby shoe souvenirs (heh- those are going to be great at toddler stage!). Adding to their baby [...]
Over one year later… It’s time for another vanilla bean purchase! I just bought one pound of organic Tahitians from eBay for $18, shipping included. This eBay shopping is jolly good stuff! I plan on giving these out for Christmas this year, mostly stuffed in bottles of bourbon: that magic ju-ju to add to eggnog.
Nice design spotted in Intermezzo Magazine: Vanilla Bean paste in a pump dispenser. This seems like a great idea for dispensing a thick ingredient that doesn’t dirty up a spoon. Even better is that the product manufacturer, NoMU specifies the pump volume (1 ml) and allows the top to swivel closed to provide an air [...]
It’s amazing, its insane… and I just know you wish you had a witness to your crazy culinary muttering saying that you would have done this sooner… cause the evil genius’s at Evil Mad Scientist beat you to it: making wonton wrapper origami cranes. This site provides a step by step show-all, making you feel [...]
Craftster user hercuteness has the cutest entry in a make it small event- a tiny fast food meal of hamburger, fries and a drink. A plastic food tray and food containers were even made! This has got my creative juices flowing!
Back in July, before leaving for Japan, I wrote a bit about showing Sweet’s co-workers how easy and good homemade rice crispee treats can be. He had reported to me a stunning story about a co-worker buying rice crispee treats from a vending machine… can you imagine? Shaking my head… Soon after that post, Portland [...]
This last weekend, Sweets and I joined our motorcycle friends out camping under the beautiful starry nights of a clear Oregon sky. We’ve been looking forward to this trip for quite sometime and weren’t going to let a bit of jet lag drag us down! Fortunately, a couple days camping turned out to be the [...]