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Martianed Up-cycled Blouse

I had a blouse I bought at Target, then got lost in Pinterest. What’s Pinterest you ask? It’s my kryptonite. I get lost in there if I’m not searching for anything specific. Don’t get lost in there folks, it’s crazy sauce!

This was the idea I saw:

I decided to do something different. This is the shirt I had on hand and the yarn I wanted to use:



I decided I want to cut the back out of this shirt and go from there. BUT NOTE: If you are deciding whether you want to do this or not PLEASE crochet the piece first THEN do your cutting, to make sure the piece is the right size!!!

As noted, the crochet pieces were made first then tacked on to the shirt:



Then the sewing started. Not easy since you have to make sure the sewing doesn’t cause the shirt to bunch. I used my mannequin to accomplish this and doing so slowly which is very rewarding!

This is the finished work:







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Homemade Lipstick!!!!!

Made from what you ask? CRAYONS!!!!

Here are the supplies:


  • Crayons in your color of choice
  • Shea Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • A Saucer Pan
  • A small glass dish
  • Stirrers of some kind
  • A portable container for your lipstick
  • Essential oils (optional)

Here’s a picture step-by-step instructions in picture form:

1: Put water in the pan, put small glass dish in the water. Heat it up on medium heat.



2: Using a stirrer, put a small amount of shea butter in the bowl.



3: Put a larger amount of coconut oil.


4: Melt both.


5: Pick your crayon of choice. For every half crayon added after this point add a little more coconut oil. (keeps it smooth)



6: Drop in your crayon piece:


When it melts, it’ll look like this:



7: Sometimes, its ok to try it at this point.



8: In this case, I didnt like it so……



So I added white (I also added more coconut oil)



For a perfect color:


Then when you are ready to pour it out, carefully take the bowl out of the water. Putting your desired case/holder on a paper towel for easy clean-up. And pour! This is the finished product.






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Jack White writes open letter addressing leaked contract and tour rider

But I like Jack White’s music but then I’d also like to see him crochet for a living!

Consequence of Sound

Jack White has published an open letter addressing the recent leaking of his tour rider and the media’s coverage of it. As previously reported, prior to White’s recent show at the University of Oklahoma, the student newspaper published the rocker’s contract with the school, as well as his tour rider. The latter included a few eye-raising items, including a no-banana policy and a step-by-step recipe for guacamole. White addressed the newspaper during the concert, saying, “Just because you can type it on your computer doesn’t make it right.” Later, White’s booking agency WME reportedly told the university that it had been blacklisted from future concerts with WME artists.

In his open letter — titled “For god sakes. Are we all this bored?” — White chastised the media for its continued coverage of the story, which he described as nothing more than click-bait. He clarified that the guacamole recipe was his tour manager’s…

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2 Quarts Podcast | Martian Creations as a guest

Martian Creations was asked to do a podcast  here in Raleigh, NC. The best Podcast I’ve ever heard and I heard quite a few, is 2 Quarts Podcast with Paul West, Jason Kong, and Guillermo Quetzalcoatl (GQ).  We talked about MySpace, Matrix, Star Wars, Yarnbombing, Dating Advice and even had some alien trivia which I failed miserably at! Want to listen and laugh your butt off!!??? the link is below. When you get there just scroll down and press play!

2 Quarts Podcast
2 Quarts Podcast