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Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Step-by-step Making a Braided Racerback Tank From an Old Tshirt

Detailed instructions to make your own stylish racerback tank from an old tshirt.
Braided Racerback Tank

Braided Racerback Tank

I've cooked up something a little different: a sewing pattern! With just one little seam and about 20 minutes, you can turn an old tshirt into this racerback tank.
Gingerbread block workday #1

Gingerbread block workday #1

Progress report (with pictures!) from the first workday on the gingerbread block.
Gingerbread Block Project

Gingerbread Block Project

Announcing my secret scheme to build a beautiful New York block, entirely out of gingerbread! Spoiler: I'm looking for your help.
Block Printed Beer Labels

Block Printed Beer Labels

Handmade block-printed beer labels are as personal and beautiful as your home-brewed beer. (And so much prettier than a plain brown bottle.)
Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

Build a Gingerbread Brownstone

I've gone and made a pretty little gingerbread house in the style of the brownstones in my neighborhood in Brooklyn. And just because it's the holidays, I'll share my tips for making your own gingerbread creations.
Gingerbread House Basics

Gingerbread House Basics

This gingerbread is hard as a rock, and the frosting sets up like cement. Just what you want if you plan to make a gingerbread house. This post has my favorite recipes for construction gingerbread, royal icing and poured sugar.
Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Creepy Coconut Kiwi Panna Cotta

Add a little edible gore to your Halloween. Underneath its creepy presentation, this is a respectable dessert: toasty coconut panna cotta, fresh kiwi and raspberry coulis.
Popcorn pop-up cards

Popcorn pop-up cards

Make your own microwave popcorn bags! I've used my secret origami skills to design a pretty little card that you can fill with popcorn kernels and pop up in the microwave. These little guys are cute enough to give as gifts and practical enough to use for everyday snacking.
Lacy Chocolate Dessert Bowls

Lacy Chocolate Dessert Bowls

Because chocolate is such a precious ingredient, I always want to make the most of it. And sometimes that means making a dramatic presentation with a small quantity of chocolate.  I wanted to make a pretty, delicate chocolate container that was not too difficult (or time consuming) to make and did not require special equipment....
Magnetic Spice Rack

Magnetic Spice Rack

It’s spring cleaning time, everyone! So what better excuse to sort through and organize your spices? Looking for spice storage can be extremely frustrating. (Too big! Not enough jars! Don’t even think of taking up my counter space!) So I schemed up my own more flexible storage system. And it’s sooooo simple: just tins, glue...
Cloth Cooking Bags

Cloth Cooking Bags

Veggie trimmings and whole spices can add wonderful flavor to long-cooked dishes like soups. But then you have a bunch of slimy cilantro stems to sift out. Cloth bags let the flavor meld into your cooked dish, and keep the texture separate. Here's how to make your own quick, easy cloth cooking bags.