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Make A Moving Rorschach Mask

Posted in Arts & Crafts, How-to, Movies, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , on August 31, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

RorschachMy favorite holiday of Halloween will be here sooner than you know it, so I’ve been perusing the interwebs in search of some cool costume ideas while there’s still time as I’m such a procrastinator.

I came across this video of someone who made a mask based on The Watchmen character Rorschach. YouTube user guinness0507 utilizes a thermochromic powder that he mixes with a transparent base to create a paint which can then be used on fabrics. When the wearer of the mask breathes and the temperature of the fabric reaches above 86 degrees F, it’ll show a cool “moving” effect similar to that of the Rorschach character.

This isn’t cheap as the powder alone is currently marketed at $45, but is it too expensive or a good investment knowing no one else will probably have it?

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Great Depression Cooking With Clara

Posted in Food & Drink, How-to, Videos with tags , , , , , , on February 24, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

91 year old Clara Cannucciari shows people going through hard times now how she and her family survived during the Great Depression of the late 1920’s/early 1930’s.

All of her recipes are easy to make and are made with basics ingredients that’ll fill an empty stomach, provide nutrition, and are tasty too. They mainly consist of rice, beans, pasta, and potatoes which were (and still are) inexpensive. Her recipes don’t include much meat as it was harder to come by in those days and quite expensive. (Via DListed)

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Neat! Grocery Bag Jewelry!

Posted in Arts & Crafts, Fashion, How-to with tags , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by TheDiversePurse

For the crafty, here’s an awesome project from the Instructables website that turns plastic grocery bags into beautiful jewelry. Instead of throwing those hard-to-decompose bags away, make some earrings (above) or a necklace to close-the-recycling-loop! See, don’t you feel better by wearing something gorgeous and helping the environment in 2009? Link!

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Bacon Cups!

Posted in Food & Drink, How-to with tags , , , on September 12, 2008 by TheDiversePurse

What’s better than putting bacon ON a salad? How about your salad IN a cup made from bacon? Insert Homer Simpson drooling sound HERE.

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Make a Table Using Old Magazines

Posted in Arts & Crafts with tags , , on August 24, 2008 by TheDiversePurse
Magazine Table

Magazine Table

My place is pretty bare, but I’m too lazy to go out and get a cheap, straight-from-the-conveyer-belt-generic table from one of those mass merchandiser stores. What to do? Well, Apartment Therapy has a cute how-to on making a table from old magazines you may have taking up precious space in your home (like mine). Link!

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