the ugly earring

ug‧ly [uhg-lee] offensive to the sense of beauty; displeasing in appearance

Tag: DIY


how to grow an avocado tree:

  • After using an avocado, save the pit for a future plant.
  • Using 3 – 4 toothpicks, stick them in the avocado pit.
  • Place in a jar or glass of water, so only the bottom of the point is in the water.
  • It may take a while for the foots to appear.
  • Once there are a fair amount of roots, plant in a pot and place in good bright light.
(photo of lee krasner via reference library)

one year commitment

Fill a jar with fresh lavender flowers. When it is full knock the jar against your hand to get the blossoms to pack in tighter and fill the jar the rest of the way.

When the jar is full add your oil mixture. You can use any high quality oil. I like to use a mixture of olive oil, grapeseed oil, and almond oil. Another good oil is avocado oil. You don’t have to use a mixture, but I like to.

Fill with oil until all the blossoms are covered. Put a lid on and leave in sunny place for 1- 1.5 YEARS. You could leave it for 6 months it just won’t be as potent.

When a year has passes strain the blossoms out of the oil and put the oil in glass jars or bottles. You can use it as a body oil, make lotions with it, add it to bath crystals or whatever else you can think of.

(via mociun + stone healing)

the yucca

Handmade yucca cordage necklace: here

or make your own: here

or use it to treat sprains and dandruff: here



(necklace by esther K.)

a mother’s craft

…this almost beats crocheted baby blankets.


                          (especially the purse)

(photo by way of the moldy doily)

shine a light


a weekend DIY project with some stones and  exile.

(spectacular by mended veil)

DIY–Yohji Yamamoto

the coolest DIY project currently online.

make your own Yohji Yamamoto here