DIY for the soul

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Headscarf Tutorial from Tilly and the Buttons. This is the first project from her book and is for absolute beginners. It’s a headscarf that can be worn in many different ways and she has a Pinteresst board showing the different variations. First seen at MAKE by Haley Pierson-Cox.  

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Headscarf Tutorial from Tilly and the Buttons. This is the first project from her book and is for absolute beginners. It’s a headscarf that can be worn in many different ways and she has a Pinteresst board showing the different variations. First seen at MAKE by Haley Pierson-Cox.  

— 1 day ago with 153 notes
podkins:

Pickles shares a free knitting pattern for making these amazing Puff Daddy Knitted Stools.  

podkins:

Pickles shares a free knitting pattern for making these amazing Puff Daddy Knitted Stools.  

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motleymakery:

DIY Baking Tin Wall Art:
Lovely inspiration and simple how-to from:
 Carin Smith for Ideas magazine, on Poppytalk.

motleymakery:

DIY Baking Tin Wall Art:

Lovely inspiration and simple how-to from:

Carin Smith for Ideas magazine, on Poppytalk.

— 1 day ago with 102 notes

biodiverseed:

Quick Vertical Garden for Strawberries

An old wine case and a waxed paper bag become home to twelve new strawberry cuttings, pruned from runners in the garden.

#DIY #upcycle #vertical gardening #container gardening #strawberries #edible landscaping #gif

— 3 days ago with 91 notes

biodiverseed:

#Edible Forest Gardening 101

An “herb spiral” garden accommodates for the unique needs of most culinary herbs. Made of stone, cement, brick—or another material with a high heat capacity—the spiral-shaped structure functions to create a series of different microclimates and drainage conditions.

  • Herbs that prefer dry conditions are planted near the top, where drainage is the best (ie. Thyme).
  • Herbs and other plants that prefer hot conditions are planted near the walls, where they take advantage of radiating heat at night (ie. Rosemary).
  • Herbs that prefer sheltered conditions are planted lower on the structure, where they are sheltered from prevailing winds (ie. Dill).
  • Herbs that prefer cool conditions are planted low on the side of the structure that receives less sunlight (ie. Chervil)
  • Herbs that prefer wet conditions are planted near the base of the spiral, to where the water drains (ie. Mint).

Right now, my herb spiral contains this baffling array or plants:

Mint (Moroccan, Spearmint, Chocolate, Garden, Water), Thyme (Lemon, Lemon Variegated, Lavender, English), Sage/Salvia (Italian, Purple), Chives (Garden, Chinese, Garlic, and Round-Headed Leek) Curry Plant, Lavender, Rosemary, Tarragon, Oregano, Parsley, Dill, Chervil, Sorrel, Black Cumin, and Coriander.

DIY herb spiral (steps):

#herb spiral #DIY #permaculture #edible landscaping #raised beds #herbs

— 3 days ago with 72 notes
deliciouslydairyfreerecipes:

Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins
1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 Tbsp water)3/4 cup sweet potato puree1/3 cup brown sugar2 Tbsp canola oil (or melted coconut oil)1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 cup unsweetened almond milk1 cup whole wheat pastry flour1/2 cup oat flour (ground from rolled oats)1 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp baking soda1/4 tsp salt1/2 tsp cinnamon~1/4 cup roasted salted almond butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with paper liners.
Prepare flax egg in a large mixing bowl and let set for a few minutes.
Add sweet potato puree, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and mix. Then add almond milk and stir once more.
Carefully place whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a sifter and sift over wet ingredients. Then add oat flour on its own (as it does not sift well in my experience) and stir until just combined.
Spoon batter into muffin tins until filled almost to the top. Then drop about 1 tsp almond butter onto the center of each muffin and gently swirl around with a toothpick or knife.
Bake for 20-22 minutes (or more) until golden brown and a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let rest in tins for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to let cool completely.
Cool completely or they will not come off the wrapper well. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate to ensure freshness. Will keep in the freezer for up to a few weeks.

deliciouslydairyfreerecipes:

Sweet Potato Almond Butter Muffins

1 flax egg (1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 2.5 Tbsp water)
3/4 cup sweet potato puree
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp canola oil (or melted coconut oil)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup oat flour (ground from rolled oats)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
~1/4 cup roasted salted almond butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Prepare flax egg in a large mixing bowl and let set for a few minutes.
  3. Add sweet potato puree, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla extract and mix. Then add almond milk and stir once more.
  4. Carefully place whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a sifter and sift over wet ingredients. Then add oat flour on its own (as it does not sift well in my experience) and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon batter into muffin tins until filled almost to the top. Then drop about 1 tsp almond butter onto the center of each muffin and gently swirl around with a toothpick or knife.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes (or more) until golden brown and a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let rest in tins for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a cooling rack to let cool completely.
  7. Cool completely or they will not come off the wrapper well. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerate to ensure freshness. Will keep in the freezer for up to a few weeks.
— 3 days ago with 449 notes
scissorsandthread:

Upcycled Vintage Plates | Honestly WTF
Does anyone else love collecting vintage china? I have picked up this dangerous habit from my mother, who has an amazing collection of chintz Winton & other pieces she has collected. She also has a knack of finding gorgeous embroidered tablecloths. I might have knicked a couple of them! Though I have some plates that I adore and would not alter in any way, there are a few that could do with a bit of an update. I love these pieces inspired by Melody Rose. They’re still vintage and pretty but with a bit of a modern edge. Keep in mind that most waterslide paper is not to be washed or eaten off of (though there are some types of paper that you bake in the oven that you can then eat off of and wash, but check before you do!). Check out Free Pretty Things For You for free vintage pics to decorate your china!

scissorsandthread:

Upcycled Vintage Plates | Honestly WTF

Does anyone else love collecting vintage china? I have picked up this dangerous habit from my mother, who has an amazing collection of chintz Winton & other pieces she has collected. She also has a knack of finding gorgeous embroidered tablecloths. I might have knicked a couple of them! Though I have some plates that I adore and would not alter in any way, there are a few that could do with a bit of an update. I love these pieces inspired by Melody Rose. They’re still vintage and pretty but with a bit of a modern edge. Keep in mind that most waterslide paper is not to be washed or eaten off of (though there are some types of paper that you bake in the oven that you can then eat off of and wash, but check before you do!). Check out Free Pretty Things For You for free vintage pics to decorate your china!

— 4 days ago with 422 notes
motleymakery:

Make Your Own Sand-Filled Time Out Stool:
Inspired by Wisteria, on Apartment Therapy.

motleymakery:

Make Your Own Sand-Filled Time Out Stool:

Inspired by Wisteria, on Apartment Therapy.

— 4 days ago with 153 notes