Great Big Story shows how an expert dorodango maker makes beautiful shiny balls of mud. It requires starting with a mixture of a clay-based mud, straw, and water. "When you begin to polish them," she says, "and they begin to shine, they are living creatures coming to life." There is even an annual dorodango tournament in Japan.
When Carla was editor of Craft magazine, she ran an article with a dorodango how-to.
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One imagines the late Queen frontman might have enjoyed this very much. “I crocheted Freddie Mercury!,” says the very eager and talented crafter birdsaremybuddies on IMGUR. I usually crochet animals. Freddy was my first attempt at a person. Here’s the full view of their crafty creation: They got this delightful pattern from Mojo Moji design, […]
Surprisingly, bikinis with a watermelon theme are a thing. I think IsneakSush1ToBed’s hand-crocheted melonkini is the best of the crop, though. Finished the melonkini
“I made a wooden flag out of 2x4s for my oldest friend from high school who works as a peace officer. I grinded and sanded it to look like it it blowing in the wind and used a torch to burn in the dark areas.”
If you’re part of the maker community, you know Make:. Though Make: magazine is off the shelves as of this year, the eBooks and resources put out by Maker Media are still a fantastic resource for the new generation of tinkerers, hackers, and robotics geeks. If you’re in that tribe, listen up: they’ve released a […]
Life isn’t getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there’s a major upgrade on the market: The Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you’ve somehow never used a pressure cooker before, try […]
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there’s one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versatile as it is, it’s actually fairly easy to learn. But mastery? For that, you need more than just a beginners’ […]