Not the best picture but here is a jewelry organizer I made for my sister for Christmas. Based off of this tutorial from Queen of DIY.
06 December 2010
30 October 2010
13 September 2010
Curbly has done it again releasing the third book in their Make it! series, this time focusing on home decor pieces you can create from stuff purchased at any hardware store. Intriguing projects include the posh pipe desk and an exposed bulb chandelier. Click here to download the PDF for $9.99 or have a printed version delivered to your door for $22.
08 September 2010
While browsing the internet for the perfect daybed I came across this beauty. Not exactly the kind of daybed I was browsing for but I'll take it. It looks incredibly comfortable and is what I've been looking for without even knowing. I'm not sure if you can actually buy it, or if it's just one of those concept pieces. If it is for sale it's probably crazy expensive. But I can dream.
01 September 2010
This is by far the best tutorial I could find on making your own bias tape (piping).
22 July 2010
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07 July 2010
Hi friends! Rayan from The Design Confidential here....I am borrowing your blogger for a just a bit while we vote on my new Identity. I am so thankful that your Blogger has decided to contribute to my cause and I hope you will too! We need you to head over to my site and cast your vote for the Logo that will become my new Identity.
I recently made the transition from The Frugal Designer to The Design Confidential because it fit my content a bit better...now I need a new button for all of you fabulous peeps to admire while perusing my site, and perhaps to wear proudly after entering your tutorials in my DIY Collective or tackling one of my Build It! Plans...Please help me decide...see you soon, thank you for lending your Blogger's talents and for participating.. Xx Rayan
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28 June 2010
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01 May 2010
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Update: Ana's site can now be found at ana-white.com
16 February 2010
Modified from allrecipes
6 egg yolks
3/4 cup white sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 tablespoon of confectioners sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pound mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup strong brewed coffee, room temperature
3 tablespoons Kahlua
2 (3 ounce) packages ladyfinger cookies
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
In a medium saucepan, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until well blended. Whisk in milk and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil gently for 1 minute, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. Cover tightly and chill in refrigerator 1 hour.
In a medium bowl, beat heavy cream with confectioners sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
Whisk mascarpone into yolk mixture until smooth.
In a small bowl, combine coffee and kahlua. Split ladyfingers in half lengthwise and brush with coffee mixture.
Arrange half of soaked ladyfingers in bottom of a 7x11 inch dish. Spread half of mascarpone mixture over ladyfingers, then half of whipped cream over that. Repeat layers and sprinkle with cocoa. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours, until set.
Tip: Make sure you use mascarpone cheese. Substitutions don't compare.
01 February 2010
Buy it here.
07 January 2010
I love my down comforter. I will never go back to using one of those bed in a bag comforters ever again. It's hard to explain, just something you have to experience for yourself. What I don't understand is why duvet covers are so expensive? They are essentially an oversized pillowcase for my comforter. Yet stores have the audacity to charge $100 and up for what is basically a comforter without the stuffing. And typically the comforter in the same line costs less than the duvet, if they even offer a duvet to begin with. I don't understand the logic behind that at all. I know how to sew and was contemplating buying a comforter, gutting it, and turning it into my own custom duvet cover until I went to HomeGoods. So until I tire of this one my rant is temporarily quelled.