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Oops! How embarrassing!
April 1, 2010, 11:14 pm
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Well hello there! This post will not be long… Its been so long an apology would be PATHETIC! hehehe….. My post this time has nothing to do with crafts… more my crazy obsession with my pets!!!

I’m sitting in a room with 8 aquariums filled with various beautiful animals I’ve adopted in the past year…. and so I thought, I should change my tank setups… and ended up with the topic of my blog posts for the next few weeks. I ordered 12 custom-built aquariums to give my lovelies a good amount of space to swim/crawl/be cute in. This is gonna be a HUGE job for me as I will be starting from scratch! I want to try some different aquarium designs and wanna know what you think!!!

And yes, I’m sure you have noticed that i have 8 tanks at the time being, and ordering 12!!! Oh yes…. be curious, be very curious!!!

I have so many brilliant ideas!!! And I’m super excited!!! It will be AWESOME when its finished…. but for now…. Goodnight!



Fabric Upholstered Folder
August 14, 2009, 5:28 pm
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Today, I decided to take the day to devote a craft project for my mom…. She had asked me to print out some recipes for her, so I thought, “I’ll make it special”…. or “Mol-ify” it…. So then it hit me, I had seen a lovely line of fabric covered folders in a local stationary store for about 5KD (about $20 each) and I thought…. to buy or to make?? Surely making it wud be much more fun!!! Don’t believe me? Try it! Its also easy enough to make with kids! This tutorial is just to make the basic cover, but with a bit of glue and alot of imagination you cud embellish it to your hearts content!


You will need the following:

1 two-ring binder

Some fabric

Fabric Glue

Dressmaker’s Chalk

Scissors

Stuff you need

Step 1:

Lay the fabric on a flat surface, up (patterened) -side down, and lay the binder down as shown, keeping it as flat as possible (I used 2 candle holders to keep it flat). Draw a line about one inch around the whole folder.


Hold down and draw around the binder



Step 2:

Cut the fabric on the line, and iron.


Step 3:

Next, using a paintbrush, put a light even coat of fabric glue ON THE BINDER… its important that this is done quickly and without globs of glue…


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Step 4:

Now you’re ready to lay the fabric on the glue…. again, do this relatively quickly as the glue will dry!!!! Avoid crinkles sticking by flattening with the palm of your hand. Leave to dry for about an hour.


Step 5:

Now we need to stick down and seal the edges of the fabric. With the paint brush, put a coat of glue on the upper and lower borders of the file, just enough for the fabric to stick to. Stick them down.

Step 6:

Next we need to snip off the little square in the corner of the file, you don’t HAVE to do it but it makes it less bulky and messy looking.


Step 7:

Almost there!!! Just lay down the last strip of glue and stick the last bit of loose fabric down and voila! You have a funky new file!


VOILA!

This was just my first one but I plan on having a whole bunch of really funky looking files for the next college year!


Happy Crafting!


Thanks for looking!



Herbal Abortion?

Hello there everybody!!! It has been a while since my last post. Can’t say I’ve been busy cuz I’d be lying and that would be bad! I’ve just been super lazy 🙂

Now I realise the weirdness that is my topic of today but believe it or not its true! Now let me start by explaining WHY I decided to discuss herbal abortion today. I was handed a leaflet by a gentleman in the street which I hung up on my wall. You see, for a few years now the people of Ireland have been fighting for abortion rights, thousands of women have to travel to the UK every year from Ireland to get legal abortion procedures performed on them. I know many people out there are against abortions but, hear me out, this post is entirely non-biased and I will not be explaining the procedure in detail.

So here goes…!

Herbal abortions (or DIY abortions) have been thought to be around since before the 8th century AD, information was passed down from mothers to daughters. From the early 1300’s up until the 1800’s possessing such knowledge of herbs which cause a woman to miscarry/abort was dangerous. Anyone caught by the authorities at the time were considered witches and were tortured to death!

Also, women believed sitting over a pot of boiling onions would induce an abortion! Other techniques involved massage, pointy objects and administration of abortifacient herbal pessaries.

The success rates for herbal abortions are between 30 and 80 percent, and are effective only within the first trimester of pregnancy. This drastically drops as the pregnancy continues.

Typically used ingredients include:

Angelica

Black Cohosh

Blue Cohosh

Cotton Root Bark

Evening Primrose

Parsley

Pennyroyal

Pineapple (ya i know WEIRD!)

Tansy

Vitamin C

Most of the above ingredients work by either stimulating intense contractions of the uterine wall to dislodge the foetus, or by way of poisoning the foetus, not allowing it to thrive. I hope this post was intellectually stimulating for your taste 🙂 I always say there is no harm in learning something new everyday, as the saying goes! Thank you for reading!

A word of advice: Many young women all over the world find themselves in the situation of a crisis pregnancy, I only have one thing to say (and please bear in mind, I AM NOT JUDGING YOU!), we all make mistakes, its only human of us to, however;

” Live your life before you start another”

P.S. I would advise against performing any at home abortion procedure without the advice of a professional. I accept no responsibility for anyones silly idea that this piece is highly informative. Please use protection!