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Savory Bread Pudding

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I love food. I especially love rich, creamy comfort food. Two of my favorite restaurants (Big Bottom Market and Barley and Hops) have recently served up versions of savory bread pudding. They were delicious, addicting, and sadly, specials that quickly rotated off the menu. Instead of suffering from withdrawals, I... Read more »

Cage Makeup for Burning Man

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Heading out to the playa for Burning Man means releasing yourself from the burdens of reality and celebrating the creativity that lies dormant inside. Makeup is a transformative tool that will morph you into a fantasy. My friend Freddy Lopez is an unbelievably talented makeup artist, and he shows us... Read more »

Paint a Glitter Guitar

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Completely makeover a lackluster guitar with a gleaming glitter finish. Don’t be intimidated to dismantle the pieces of a beater guitar and customize your instrument with a coat of paint. Add vivid, colorful shine with a gorgeous spray paint from Krylon called Glitter Blast. It is fully saturated sparkle. The... Read more »

Herbal Tinctures

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Herbalists are some of the original DIYers. They balk at the idea of purchasing from giant pharmaceutical companies what they can make themselves: namely, folk medicine. And they’ve been doing it for centuries. It’s easy and more common than you think to take herbal medicine. Munching on some parsley after... Read more »

Felted Fruit

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An unusual act of crafty repurposing, needle felting is the art of sculpting wool with a barbed needle. The specialty needle was adapted for art from its original use in industrial and automotive machinery. Needle-felting machines, which can hold 250,000 needles, are used to manufacture air bags, oil and fuel... Read more »