Sonntag, 21. Dezember 2008

Links vom 21. Dezember 2008


  • 5 tips for learning a new skill | Underpants Office - The ability to acquire new skills easily is not a universal trait, but it’s the sort of know-how that is extremely useful to the almost anyone who is self-employed at home–freelancers, consultants, Web or graphic designers, programmers–almost all of us find ourselves needing to learn something new from time to time. (For some of us, it’s nearly every week!) What follows is a set of suggestions for how to go about learning a new skill. You’re probably not going to become an expert quickly, but with some hard work and directed activities, you can that old dog (you) some new tricks.

  • Diary of a Crafty Chica: PROJECT: Picture Perfect Rubik's Cube - Beim ausmisten Relikte aus den 80ern gefunden? Falls ein Zauberwürfel dabei ist, klassse! Mach daraus eine Fotogalerie. :-)

  • How to Improve Your Luck - wikiHow - Feeling a little unlucky lately? Want the secret to getting lucky? You have it already - it's you. The secret to improving luck is about perspective, self-belief and erring on the side of optimism. It isn't about winning huge pots of cash - it's about making the most of the wonderful blessings already surrounding you. Here are some thoughts for making your own luck grow.

  • The 10 Free Resources Every Writer Needs | Write to Done - The Web is abundant with free guides, resources and, of course, advice for writers. The fact is, there’s so much out there that it’s difficult to sift through the clutter to find what might actually be helpful.

    So we’ve done the work for you. Here are the 10 essential online resources that you will bookmark and turn to again and again in your writing career. And the very best part—they’re all free.

  • Creative Thinking Techniques: The “Playful” Edition -

  • Threadbanger: Holiday How To Make a Cape with Meg | ThreadBanger - Holiday How To Make a Cape with Meg

    This week we're bringing back Meg from Threadbangers Decor It Yourself to give us a wintery lesson on how to make a Holiday Cape. Enjoy!

  • Pantry Cleaners: Recipes for Homemade Cleaning Products | Organized Home - Taken a trip down the cleaning aisle at the supermarket lately? If you believe the ad hype, you can't keep a clean house without loading your shopping cart with a different cleaner for each surface, floor and sink in the house.

    Hogwash! Simple recipes using products from your pantry make effective household cleaning solutions. An added plus: these natural products are more environmentally friendly than commercial alternatives.

    Stock your cleaning tool tote with these homemade cleaning sprays and solutions to make short work of household grime--without harsh chemicals or irritating fumes.

  • Sew Organized: Designing Sewing And Craft Areas | Get Organized for Sewing, Quilting and Fabric Crafts! - Do you sew, quilt, stamp or craft? You know the problem! Seldom do so many create so much in such little space--and the stuff! Without proper design and organization, sewing and crafts areas quickly become clogged and unusable.

    Save time, energy and frustration by designing an efficient sewing or crafts area for your special hobby. Whether it's a corner, a closet, or the luxury of a whole room, use these concepts to organize your favorite sewing spot:

  • Sew Organized: Storage Solutions for Sewing and Crafts | Get Organized for Sewing, Quilting and Fabric Crafts! - Sewing, quilting, stamping and crafts! Add them all together, and you've got the storage challenge of a lifetime!

    The fabric stash reproduces stealthily, outside the light of day, until closets, containers and cupboards overflow. Craft supplies multiply like a population of rabbits. Add the tools and gizmos required by each activity, and it's enough to overwhelm even the most organized.

    How do you manage the myriad tools and supplies required by sewing and crafts?

  • Sew Organized: Declutter The Sewing Room | Get Organized for Sewing, Quilting and Fabric Crafts! - The verdict is in: a big house is not the answer to the clutter problem.

    Biggest culprit: CEO's sewing area. One small room. Two large closets face one another in the hall outside with facing mirrors. Perfect for storing fabric and supplies, and just the thing for checking fit and marking hems!

    Except that who can pin a hem in the middle of this? Check out this unretouched photo to see the bitter, bitter truth!

    Time to kick some clutter butt! Experts like Michelle Passoff recommend beginning with your biggest clutter challenge. I'm game! Spring is here and the wardrobe is empty. Let's get started!

  • Speed Clean Tips From Cleaning Pros | Organized Home - Paid cleaning help can be a wonderful short-cut to a clean and organized home--if the household budget can stand the cost.

    But what do you do if the Prize Patrol bypassed your door this year?

    Take a speed-cleaning lesson from the pros! Paid cleaning services are masters of the art of speedy, efficient cleaning. They don't waste time, cut corners or dawdle over the job--and they know how to clean fast, clean right.

    Take a tip from their copybook. To clean your house in record time, try these tips from professional cleaners:

  • How to Make Eggless Chocolate Cake - wikiHow -

  • How to Get Rid of Stretch Marks - wikiHow -

  • How to Make a Christmas Pudding - wikiHow -

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