make it handmade

Hello! For those who liked/reblogged my Bawson mug post a few days ago and wanted to know where I bought it: I’m from Brazil and I have a friend who makes all kinds of handmade products and crafts, illustrations aaand she’s on Etsy! To purchase cute Pitch mugs follow the links below:

Bawson Combo: 2 Mugs + 2 Bookmarks

Ginny Mug “I’m the boss.”

Bawson Mug

Dearest followers, my girlfriend and I have just started up a UK based Candle company that makes Disney inspired scents! It would be super neat if you could possibly check out our Etsy shop and maybe reblog this post to boost it a little.

Pictured here is one of the scents currently available which smells just like a Dole Whip from Disneyworld! Many more will be added soon.

Maple & Whisky - Handmade Disney Inspired Soy Candles

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Hobo Stove Pakoras with Backyard Foraged Dandelions

Our backyard has exploded with dandelions, and I’ve been keen to try out a camping recipe.

Hobo stove.

Upcycled from its previous life as a giant can of chickpeas, this simple device was also begging for a test drive.

Tinder. Twigs. Light.

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Dandeliiiiiiiions.

I plucked these golden nuggets straight from the yard and gave them a quick rinse. The moisture trapped in the petals hold the perfect amount to adhere the flour and spices - no need to add more. My take on the pakora mix consists of chickpea flour, coconut flour, fine cornmeal flour - a 3:1:1 ratio. For seasoning, add a pinch of garam masala, turmeric, salt, and chili powder.

Toss in bag. Coat.

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Fry.

Let the pakoras slide around the pan. Careful to turn and not burn. The hobo stove can pack a lot of heat. 

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Serve with a chutney or your favorite condiment. Can’t get more seasonal, local, homecooked, and energy-efficient than this!

BACKYARD FORAGED DANDELION PAKORA POPPERS….DONE~

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Everyone just read that in the voice of Gordon Ramsay from FWord right? Right…? Because otherwise I just wasted 30min of my life concocting this.

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Some fabulous photos from this weekend’s “Axe to Grind: Forging Your Own Hatchet” class that I taught at The Steel Yard in Providence, RI! I’m extremely pleased with how the class turned out. Everyone went home with a finished forged hatchet, and I’m super excited to run this class again (hopefully in the fall?) We finished off the class with a good round of axe-brandishing and orcish war screaming! It was epic. 

Eternal Steel and... what should I name Hancock’s?

So I was quite proud of myself. After months of self-doubt, I finally bit the bullet and mixed up fragrances for Maxson and Hancock.

The result? Fucking perfection. I based these on their coats. Both involve tobacco and booze, but that’s where the course alters. Maxson’s has leather, cold steel, rich bourbon and vanilla tobacco, a touch of ozone from laser rifles; an interesting mix of warm and sharp notes. Hancock’s has a hint of grape mentats, a touch of gunpowder, and a pleasant blend of musk, patchouli, and amber (all sweetened with a bit of caramel) because damn, that’s an old coat.

Show me some interest and I’ll reopen my Etsy shop. I’ve sold fandom-based perfumes/colognes for years, and before closing it, I did have scents for Danse (”power armor grease & testosterone”, indeed), Valentine, MacCready, Piper, Nuka Cola (and cherry as well), Fancy Lads, perhaps a few other things. If I’m being honest, they tended to sell out immediately.

I had already made base notes for things like hubflowers, tarberries, etc., and had a Cait fragrance in the works. I suppose Deacon will have to be limited to products like body butter, because he’d be fragrance-free, right?  ;)

Encourage me if this sounds like fun. Got any good ideas for companions I haven’t mentioned here? Please let me know!!  :)

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Where My Wild Things Are by Serene Ng

Inspired by Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are - one of my all time favourite stories. The persona here is Bunnyman who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and indeterminacy. It will go wherever floats its boat.

A very successful day 1 of Beginning Blacksmithing at @thesteelyard in Providence! Students forged wall hooks, bracelets, and hammer pendants all in one day! Looking forward to tomorrow! :) #blacksmith#blacksmithing #teacher#teachersofinstagram #make #maker#handmade #diy #badass

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Here’s how Julie (aka Mrs. Bean) makes resin jewelry out of my artwork. This is part 1 of a 3 part series. This first video talks about how to prep and seal your images, part 2 will be the actual resin work, and part 3 will be turning it into wearable jewelry. Hope you enjoy! 

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Glamour shots of the finished hatchet! It’s a folded forge welded construction, I started with 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ mild steel, with an old file for the bit. My hatchet-making class is this weekend at The Steel Yard, if anyone’s interested? 

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So my mum opened an Etsy shop for her jewellery, called Collaratura! 

She makes absolutely beautiful handmade necklaces, bracelets, and earrings out of stunning vintage silks and real pearls! She’s so excited to have been able to open a shop online after being encouraged by making a few offline sales, so it would be SO kind for people to reblog and share her work, and maybe take a little look!

(She phoned me because she had a page view ;W; she’s a very good good lady)

Thanks for looking :D!

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I started this jumper in early June 2016 with the plan to have it finished by Halloween 2016. I slowly made progress on it (it is my second colour work jumper) and had set my hopes high. The only problem was that it took so much concentration that when it came to my post work knitting time I always gravitated to something I could knit that required zero concentration. So, this bad boy got left on the back burner a few times. But FINALLY last week I finished it. I’m so happy I did and sorry this post is so long.

If anyone is interested in having one of these knitted, send me a message on here or Instagram or etsy.

@ theknitteddingo (Instagram)
http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheKnittedDingo