Sunday, April 28, 2013

Here's How To... Make a Book

A single-section book is simple to make. Sheets of paper are gathered together and folded in half to make a single section. The number of sheets used can vary, but if you use thick paper, do not use too many, or the book will look clumsy.

For the cover, select a suitable light cardboard or heavy paper. If what you choose is not heavy enough, laminate two different papers together to obtain the required weight.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Goat Milk Soap from Lindon, Utah

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Goat Milk Soap direct from the soapmaker at a goat farm in Lindon, Utah

This soapmaker has been raising goats for over 20 years and making soap since 1997.

The sweet creamy goat milk produced by the goats is the main ingredient in the soaps that are available in 35 scents. The most popular are Lavender, Peppermint, Red Clover Tea, Love Spell, Lime Sugar and Unscented soaps.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Handmade Soaps from Mammoth, Arizona

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Handmade Soaps from Mammoth, Arizona.

This home-based soapmaker is focused on providing homemade bath and body products of the highest quality. Featured here is a lovely lavender, swirled, cold process soap scented with Lavender Vanilla fragrance oil.

All the ingredients in this soap are natural, vegan, and from the finest sources of butters and oils.

This bar of soap produces lots of luxurious lather, leaving skin silky.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Wearable Art from Naples, Florida

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Wearable Art from Naples, Florida.

Holly Slezak of Naples, Florida handcrafts earrings, necklaces, some bracelets, as well as home decor items like oil painting prints, abstract wall hangings, table knacks, and more.

This large featured piece she calls her harp. It sells for $16 with tax.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Home Grown: Creating a Container Flower Garden

First, select a good pot. They are available in a variety of materials like foam, fiberglass, plastic or wood. Choose a container that coordinates or complements the color of your deck. Whatever you choose, make sure there is a hole in the bottom for drainage. This sounds really basic, but it is easily overlooked when shopping for a pot.

If you’re going to use plastic, make sure it’s double-wall plastic. Containers made of low-quality plastic or wood will deteriorate quickly. To extend the life of a wooden container, line it with heavy-duty plastic. Spray black plastic pots with plastic-friendly paint to make them more attractive.

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