Are you just as excited as the rest of us to start playing LA Noire? Set in Los Angeles in 1947 the game recreates all of the glamour, mystery, and intrigue from that post-war time, complete with the sleek style worn by both men and women. The sets, design, and outfits featured in the game draw heavily from film noire movies created in the 1940s and 1950s. If you're going to play the game why not look the part in real life too? We've compiled a round-up of 1940s fashion to inspire you, whether you'll be playing the hard boiled detective or the mysterious dame. And because we're so excited about this game we're giving away 5 copies. Head over here to enter to win!Read more >
I am swooning over this easy and adorable project posted over on Modern Parents Messy Kids. I obsessively collect paint chips and this is the perfect holiday craft to actually do something with them. In fact this gives me a million ideas for other shapes and styles of garland I can make with my paint chip stash. You could stencil or sew letters on the chips and spell out 'Happy Birthday' or 'Congratulations'. Or just make some shape your obsessing over and leave the garland hanging all year long. These colors work so well for Easter though don't they? Complete instructions are over at Modern Parents Messy Kids blog. And to see all of our Easter projects click over here.
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I'm a day late but I couldn't resist posting the hysterical 'craft' from Ellen Luckett Baker's blog, The Long Thread. This is the second year Ellen has posted a clever project on April Fool's Day. Last year she posted the genuis 'Husband Cozy' and this year she came up with the 'Toy-let Box', an upcylced toy box. I have to admit it took me a second to realize this was a joke. Just a second, I swear. Ellen has some great sewing projects posted over on her blog, so be sure to check it out and also get your hands on a copy of her book, 1, 2, 3 Sew - due out this July from Chronicle Books.Read more >
Every year Maker Faire seems to get bigger and bigger with more awesome crafters, vendors, makers, robots, and mobile cupcakes. This year Maker Faire will be happening at the San Mateo Events Center on May 21st & May 22nd. You can buy tickets here. If you haven't been before it's definitely worth the trip and if you have been I'm sure I don't need to convince you to go back. There's so much to take in, two days never feels like enough time to do it all. As always I'm looking forward to checking out all of the crafty vendors at the Maker Bazaar Bizarre and Swap-o-rama-rama. Hopefully I'll see you there!
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