I am not sure what to call this. I’m calling it a DIY Starfleet clutch, because “combine these awesome fashion accessories Starfleet clutch” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. And since the YouTube haters have already come to the yard, I’m putting my foot down and insisting you do it yourself.
Super easy right?
Here’s what you need:
I used the medical division badge, just because i like the way it looks, but it turns out that the Engineering Division Badge is currently the cheapest on Amazon at $8.79. I can attest that it’s a really nice, high quality piece. No crappy laminated plastic here.
Pin one into the other. Pretty damn easy, right? I did something very similar with a TARDIS pin a few months ago and have wanted to try it again. The awesome sparkles in the Target wristlet were asking for a similar treatment. The moral of the story? Buy broaches and pins whenever possible.
When I make a promise, I follow through. Today, the secret to my DIY bow tie that first appeared in my “Lady Doctor” outfit post a few weeks back.
And trust me, it’s so, so easy, you’ll be making bows all night. Which as you can see by my photo here… that’s exactly what I did. Don’t judge until you’ve started fluffing your bows. Video and instructions after the jump!
It’s spring scarf season. I’ve been pretty intensely obvious about my love of scarfs before. (Ahem, especially scarves that are draped around the necks of handsome Brits…) And I’m in love with mint. So why not combine my recent bow tie obsession with mint and a light scarf for a Bow Tie DIY?
I got this idea from a scarf at Nordstrom that retails for $120. With a stamp and some fabric paint, you can make it too. The details on the DIY steps after the jump.
Editor’s Note: Things have been very British around here lately. I intend to put no stop to that.
Have you ever noticed how so many of the best nerdy content seems to come from across the pond? Harry Potter. Alice in Wonderland. Doctor Who. Sherlock. Downton Abbey.
What do all these people have in common? They like a good hot cup of tea—and I’m not talking about stopping into Starbucks for a grande green tea latte.
Looseleaf tea can be brewed a number of ways. I use a teamaker from Teavana. You can use a mesh basket, a tea ball (though, these are not perfect for all teas), paper tea bags, or even a coffee filter with a twist-tie in a pinch.
If you’re brewing black teas (plain tea, Earl Grey and Irish Breakfast are common black teas), you’ll want boiling water and to steep the tea about 3 to 5 minutes. I like mine with a bit of honey and a wedge of lemon.
Looking to get a little fancier over afternoon tea with some friends?
Prepare a plate of tea sandwiches to go with your tea.
Cut thin bread into two-by-two inch squares and remove the crusts.
Spread a thin layer of cream cheese or mayonaise and add your fillings. If you want to get real cutesy, take some Washi Tape and wrap it around the top of a toothpick. Then cut a triangle out of the exposed end for a flag like look. Now if only I could find some Union Jack Washi Tape…
Now sit back, queue up your favorite British nerdy marathon and enjoy your spot of tea.
Emma Carew Grovum is a data journalist working at the Chronicle of Philanthropy in Washington, D.C. She previously worked as the Digital Editor for The Cooking Club of America and blogs at kitchendreamer.blogspot.com Emma loves Star Wars, pandas and all things Joss Whedon. Find her on twitter at @emmacarew.
A while back I made a video about making an iPhone 4 case you could change up every day. Well, the commenters demanded an update. So here’s some iPhone 5 designs you can cut out and put inside a clear iPhone 5 case.
If you are a little unclear about how this works, let me clarify:
1. Download these designs:
2. Cut them out.
3. Place them in the back of a clear iPhone case. This is the one I am currently using.
Total cost of this project is as little as a buck. I bought my iPhone 4 case on eBay for a whopping dollar. Since iPhone 5 is still a little new, you may need to spend up to $10, but it’s still a hell of a lot cheaper than the $45 cases at the Apple store.
If you need a refresher course on how to do it and want a visual step by step, check out the original video:
And who doesn’t love a cheap iPhone case DIY?
Have a happy weekend, my friends!
You guys, this is scary. I’m on camera. You can see all the weird hand motions I make when I’m trying to express myself properly. What can I say? I’m a hand talker. But it’s all in the name of getting to know you, my readers, better. And of course capturing the craftiness of this great project:
So without further adieau, here’s my on screen debut. Don’t laugh. I’m sorry it’s so long. I’ll work on that. For now, it’s all part of a larger scheme behind making this blog bigger, better and more A/V oriented: