This is a really fun Photoshop action! I purchased it from Envato Market for six dollars. Worth every penny. There is no end to the unique and interesting changes you can make to a photograph.
It takes a few tries to get the feel of it and this is one of my first.
You make a new layer and name it brush. Then using red or green you brush over the photo, in particular the part you want to have the special effects, then run the action and voila! Magic.
A Twiddle Muff is an arm cuff to be worn by anyone with Alzheimer’s Disease. It is for twiddling, fidgeting, fussing about, fixating. Something to channel a person’s nervous energy so to speak.
Recently I found out that one of my friends father has this horrible disease and it has progressed rather fast with him. So I hurriedly finished this Twiddle Muff so I can send it to his family members who are taking care of him. And I would like to say his daughter is an animal hero as she is not only taking care of him but his two dogs also! She already had two or three dogs and a cat I think so some people didn’t think it was a good idea but she knew it was the right thing to do. So my hat is off to her!
If you would like to make a Twiddle Muff to donate or for someone you know, it’s just a round cuff that is usually knitted but could be sewn. The point is to have many textures and fiddle bits on it. Larger bells than I had to put on mine might be a good idea to keep up with loved ones who tend to wander off.
The list of add-ons is endless:
Large flat beads, rounds beads, ribbons, fabric, heavy plastic, burlap, leather, chain etc. Just make sure everything is securely attached to the muff and inspect it every so often to make sure nothing has come loose.
Any item that might pertain to a person’s past hobby or entertainment that can be easily affixed.
And this is a great project for a newbie knitter as mistakes are no problem. It doesn’t matter what the muff looks like only what it feels like. I didn’t even bother cutting off the ends of the string that I used to tie some of the things on with, I just knotted them until there was no more end, something else to fiddle with.
So get to knitting everyone!
I just saw this product over on The Decorologist blog and it is well lets say different. A sheet with pull off layers. Seven pull off layers for a clean fitted sheet. Watch the video below.
At first it does seem really odd but think about how that might just work for children especially after they get sick in the middle of the night or while they are potty training. Also how about the elderly or someone very ill that shouldn’t be moved a lot. I think this guy just might be on to something even if it does seem a little strange at first.
If you think it’s a great idea then chip in a little help the guy out. It might just be your sick kids bed that is easier to change in the middle of the night one night thanks to him.
I love this idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could sit there all day and watch the different people have fun with this piano. All of the people who enjoy it and take part in it are so much fun and many are so talented.
Well here is the solution! From Eyelash Jewelry on Etsy.
I just discovered Nasty Gal. I must say they do have some nice, normal, regular, down to earth, flat, easy to wear, not make everyone’s eyes pop out of their head shoes, but for the most part these are some funky shoes! So if you want to see some really unusal and fun shoes click on Nasty Gal.
This is such a clever idea – root fences
as seen in this very interesting and informative book
Russell Deasely from the fabulous site, The Top 10 of Anything and Everything, found this nice photograph of an actual root fence. Click this link and scroll down a ways to see one.
I am so in love with Marisa Lynch’s blog, New Dress A Day. Marisa buys the most out of style sometimes hideous dresses from thrift stores and works magic on them. I have never seen anything like this before. This is the ultimate in creativeness and recycling.
I did a post on this about a year ago but she now has a book out so I thought it was time for another post and I am re-energized to re-create some things for myself. I do hate to sew though so this will really be a challenge. I will push past that because of how darn useful this stuff is. You just can’t beat the cost, creativeness and fun of these re-dos.
I started last night with a light wool type jacket that my daughter in law gave me last winter. I absolutely could not wear it with that collar sticking up as it was. It was itchy and sticking me in the neck. So I took it off. Luckily this only required hand sewing, not that I enjoy that any better. I only had to sew from the beginning edge of the collar to the point where it met the lining and where there was a loop in the middle for hanging the jacket. I will have to go back and iron the lining down as it sticks up a little where the new hem line is. That shouldn’t be too much of a problem. So here are the pics.
And yes it was very difficult to see the stitching on this pattern. I just pulled the seems as tight as I could and went very slowly so as not to cut the jacket itself.
Look at these fabulous knitting needles! Don’t they look like a ton of fun. I love these. You might want to hide them from stick chewing dogs you have around though.
You can purchase these at Loopy Mango on Etsy. Go take a look and see what other fun thing you can find there.