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August 27, 2011
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You may have heard about this little hurricane we’re having on the East Coast? She’s called Irene, and she’s due to hit my neck of the woods tonight and tomorrow. If you’re in her path and still have electricity, here are some links that might help you pass the time while you’re waiting for the storm to end. Stay safe and dry!

If you can’t get to your favorite bar due to inclement weather, it’s the perfect excuse to learn to make your own fancy drinks. There are tons of delicious-looking drink recipes here.

Make your own magic braided leather bracelet with this tutorial.

This chalkboard pendant is a super cute idea. What would you write on yours?

Ever wanted to make your own cosmetics? Here’s a tutorial for making a lip/cheek stain from beets.

These studded ballet slippers are adorable.

I love this idea to use shrinky-dinks (remember those?) to make geometric jewelry.

These sewing patterns look adorable, especially the Mission Maxi and the Miz Mozelle dresses. Anyone ever used patterns from this company?

Did you read that Design*Sponge put out a summer newspaper? I volunteered to distribute them to local shops in Boston and Cambridge, and drove around dropping them off. It was great to be able to help with the project a bit, and a fun little excuse to visit different parts of town. I’m just glad I got it done before the storm!

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