At the Sticky Egg, we have our Easter finery on today…
How ’bout you?
Enjoy your Sunday!
My niece dressed as Martha Stewart at her office for Halloween this year. An essential part of her costume?
I realized when she posted a pic that I hadn’t worn an apron in years and have only owned one in my entire life — an apron that I made in my home economics class in high school.
It featured Snoopy and Woodstock and the dog bowl, too…and I think one of them was holding a sign — appliqued, you understand.
I got an ‘A’ for my sewing job…and I think I could probably still pull it off today.
Not sure my cooking skills would make the same grade.
I think I speak for most Manhattanites when I say –
Space is at a premium.
I obviously get excited just thinking about them.
CanadianHomeWorkshop.com features step-by-step (he he he) instructions so you can make your very own staircase drawers. I’m not sure I would try something this ambitious, but iffin you wanna, here they are.
Now, if I only had some stairs….
I’m a homeowner who tries to be handy. When that fails…
To remove the stripped screw, simply place a rubber band over it. Then use your screwdriver to unscrew it.
The rubber band should provide enough grip for you to ease the screw right out.
You’re not reading this anymore, are you? You’re taking care of all those dodgey screws in your house!
Sorry, Ed — we’ve got this one.
Thirteen years ago, Rory and I made our first airplane trip together — from Kansas City to Craigsville Beach on Cape Cod.
As we arrive home tonight from Kentucky — on what is easily Rory’s 30+ flight as an ‘in-cabin pet,’ I never take for granted his zen presence and sunny predisposition that make him an easy, breezy traveller.
Rob Surette created a portrait of Jesus. It’s 5.5 x 4 feet in size. It took him six months and 24,790 push pins to finish. The price tag for his creation?
As we say in the country, good lord. Wanna see it?
You gotta admit, that’s pretty cool. But what’s really surprising is all the push pin artists that are out there. Rob isn’t the only one sticking it to the canvas (and the buyers).
Take at look at these other fine examples.
Here’s a display made of push pins:
…and here’s another portrait:
Well, stick me with a pin and call me impressed.
I’m looking at world through frog’s eyes
Looking at the world through frog’s eyes
Looking at the world through frog’s eyes
And you can just hop off!
(You know you want ‘em.)
I attended a way fun holiday party last night with an unusual twist:
The hosts used only napkins, cups and plates that could be placed directly into the compost – very smart, very green.
Unfortunately, paper products of that ilk aren’t green…or any color, for that matter. Composting means they can’t contain dyes. So the party ware was of the decidedly winter white variety.
It was worth it.
But if you prefer color in your paper products, get a load of these! Toilet paper, paper towels, napkins and tissues by Renova in the brightest of the brights!
I love these vibrant, saturated tones. The toilet paper pictured here is made of 100% virgin pulp, is very soft and absorbent, and is tested under “dermatological and gynaecological control.”
Ya gotta admit, it looks pretty cool. And it’s also available in black, green, orange, and purple.
White Christmas? Not necessarily. (Can’t wait to see Nana’s face…)
Ever feel like you’re wearing too many hats? Perhaps it’s time to make yourself a new one.
Yep. That’s an actual holiday, folks. I read about it on the Intertubes, so you know it’s true. It’s apparently very popular in pre-school, kindergarten and grade school classrooms. Kiddies love making hats as crafts projects.
Why do they get to have all the fun?
I think we would all benefit from a little headpiece handiwork. Whadda ya say? Are you ready to hit the pause button on your usual 9-to-5 routine, strap on the hot glue gun and dream up a tempting ten gallon topper?
Okay. Meet me at Target.
I’ve often heard people say Manhattan is a ‘filthy city,’ but I just don’t see it.
Maybe that’s because Justin Gignac is selling all our garbage.
Justin is an artist based in Soho. When a colleague poo-poo’ed the importance of package design, Justin took it as a professional challenge. He grabbed the one thing no one would ever want to buy and packaged it in such a way that they would.
Garbage of New York City was born.
It’s real trash from the streets of Manhattan, although Justin swears it’s odor-free. Each cube is dated and signed by the artist.
His first cube came from Times Square, where I’m sure you can collect some seriously gross garbage, iffin you’re of a mind.
He’s also made special edition cubes — at equally special prices — for such righteous refuse as Obama’s Inauguration and the Yankees Victory Parade.
Who would buy garbage, you ask? Some 1,300 folks from over 29 different countries to date. And really, isn’t it a far more artistic way to recycle than rinsing out milk cartons?
So, during your next family vacation or theatre weekend in New York City, be better than souvenir t-shirts or a miniature Statue of Liberty. Demand clear cubes of certified New York City waste products — your friends will love ‘em!
And my neighborhood will stay minty fresh…