Posts tagged: DIY
DIY as fuck. My first game day!
Every time I get to the check-out lane with my big ol’ canvas bag for all my groceries, the clerk gets to the eggs, has a panic attack, and insists on putting them in a separate bag. I can’t explain my disdain for plastic bag clutter, so I made a cotton bag specifically for my eggs. It can hold up to 3 dozen.
I constructed it using one of those lovely remnant bits from the Joann’s remnant section. I used a ball/knot and loop system for the closure.
Next up, produce bags.
The Great Mushroom Explosion! These babies started showing up around Thursday morning, and they grew a whole inch just overnight. Can’t wait to eat ‘em!
Here’s a great KQED interview with Adam Savage, called “Permission to Make.”
MythBusters host Adam Savage has a thing or two to say about the importance of tinkering — even if that means it gets messy.
“If you don’t get a chance to fail, if you don’t get a chance to try things and not get them right the first time, and you keep on doing it until you do get that specific kind of success, then you become so risk-averse that you in fact get an allergy to trying new things. And that is the worst thing we can do to kids.”
At Maker Faire last weekend, Savage spoke about how the “maker culture” is the engine that will fuel kids’ love for — and excelling in — math and science.
Here’s to that maker spirit!
Just did this to a third pair of shoes. I can barely tolerate regular laces any more. Using the inner tubes, I usually do bar lacing.
If you wonder where you can get inner tubes, just ask your local bicycle shop. I guarantee they will have blown/destined-for-the-trash inner tubes.