Manic Monday: DIY Fountain and a Fractured Wrists!

Welcome to my first ever Manic Monday posting!  I thought I’d start us off with a nice DIY because I love doing crafty stuff like this so much!

As far as more ideas for finishing that off, you may want to wait until all the clay is dry again before using the silicone sealer since moisture can cause issue with it adhering to the surface.  But you didn’t come here for a craft project, did you?  Well… Read more of this post


YouTube How-To Videos and Duct Tape

I’m a lover of duct tape, though not nearly as insanely fanatical as some.  There are prom dresses and tuxedos made from duct tape, wedding dresses, corsages, wallets, cannons, boats, the list goes on and on.  There is almost nothing that could very well be made from duct tape, and certainly an engineer or two would swear by it being the fix-all of most things.  Mythbutsters even went so far as to see if it could patch a boat mid sail!  I will not deny that duct tape is pretty awesome, and now with so many colors and designs it has become a bit of a fashion statement.  So, it didn’t come as a surprise to me that people have been making dress forms, or dressmaker mannequins out of duct tape and some fillers.

I’ve always wanted to make clothes for myself, but unfortunately putting the cloth on yourself and pinning it is nearly impossible, and if I want to know how something will look before I sew it up I will have to figure something else out.  This became even more apparent after a recent project in which I used myself as a model since the person I was making the item for was many miles away.  Needless to say, at points my pins were poking into tender bits and it was not as fun as that may sound to some of you.  I had heard some talk of making your own dress form, but some of the forms of filling them didn’t make as much sense to me, until recently.  I found a video last night that showed  how to make it with an insulation foam.  It made sense, though sounds like it would take quite a few days in which to fill with the foam as it takes some time to expand and dry, not to mention that it can potentially be messy.  Well, I’ve decided I’m going to try this, but that isn’t the point of this post.  I decided to look into other people’s videos of making duct tape dress forms and compare them.  So, without further adieu… Read more of this post