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I love projects like this, where it's not so much a matter of expertise as it is time and patience -- and no fancy-schmancy tools required. Plus, your instructions are perfect. Plus the result is lovely.
I clicked on the pic because I thought it was an embroidery 'ible. This is just way too beautiful to be destroyed by consuming it! You are an artist.
The minute I saw the name jessyratfink, I knew that this would be one of those delightful Instructables that make this place worth visiting. Your creativity and whimsy are matched only by your ability to explain How to Make Something in the clearest possible terms. I will definitely be making this irresistible little roller coaster. A big high five to you!
Simple Green Roof Play House Extension
Most straightforward instructions for building an eave that I've ever seen on the net. Where were you several years ago when I, a 70-year-old woman who really really really enjoys amateur carpentry, was googling my heart out in an effort to find instructions like this?! (I ended up caving and hiring somebody to do the project...but had I had access to instructions like this, I might have been more courageous!) Anyway: two thumbs up!
I just want to say that this is my absolute favorite kind of Instructable: clever, classic, simple, no particular tools or skills required, and most of all: fun for all ages (I can't wait to do this with my grandsons as soon as I'm fully vaccinated!)
This is exactly the kind of project that initially drew me to Instructables. (I'm so tired of all the 57,000-steps-and-need-to-be-an-expert-engineer projects.) Anyway, I will simply repeat what marcdraco said: "That is just - perfect. Not just simple and engaging but darn good fun!" Thank you!
egy kicsit beszélek magyarul (de nagyon kevés). jó reggelt kívánok!
Halloween is, hands down, my favorite holiday, and one of the many sad things about the pandemic for me is not being able to have t-or-t'ers come to our door this year. In the SF Bay Area, the kids in our neighborhood won't be able to t-or-t at all, understandably so. But I just want to congratulate you on coming up with this upbeat, delightful idea that hopefully will enable one of this country's best rituals to continue despite our need to remain vigilant and cautious during this devastating pandemic!
The only problem with ammonia is the fumes. Yes, alcohol emits fumes, too, but not nearly as toxic (for me anyway!)
Very nicely explained, and beautiful result, but I have to agree with above comment: without something underneath those flagstones, you're likely going to have to re-do them in the near-ish future. I used landscape fabric under the flagstone patio and pathway that I built; even that deteriorates after a 4 or 5 years, but it's not complicated to replace if necessary.
Plain old toothpaste works like gangbusters. I've been using it on insect bites for a million years. Not only does it relieve the itch, it also "dries up" the bitten area. I have zero idea re: the science behind it, but I know it works for me.
I used to make this years ago, and it is indeed great stuff, and your instructions are perfect. The only questionable piece of information in your 'ible is the claim that it "will keep in an airtight container for at least a week." That may be true, but only if you happen to live in a house in which the occupants have a reasonable degree of self-control. ;-)
Not only are you talented and knowledgeable and skilled and resourceful and an excellent explainer-of-things, you also have a wonderful sense of design. (I couldn't begin to make this, but I know good stuff when I see it!)
Beautifully done. Not only the finished product, but also your clear-as-a-bell instructions and photos. (You're a natural engineer, in case you didn't know it!)
If I weren't swamped with 3 million other projects, I'd start making these today. Love the whimsy and the cheer and the charm and just the smile they put on one's face...and your instructions are excellent.
I don't really have need of this particular tip, but I want to compliment you on your extremely well-articulated, well-illustrated, totally user-friendly presentation. You are a born teacher (without being the least bit pedantic!)
Hey, aesthetics are as important to me as functionality, so I do appreciate your stuff. Fwiw, on my satchels, I enclose the magnets in a little fabric "pocket", so they're essentially invisible...not as cool as yours, but not totally industrial, either!
Very well done. Classy and whimsical at the same time.
Classy-looking and relatively simple (especially the fact that you don't require fancy equipment that many of us low-tech diy-ers don't have!). Nice, straightforward, unfussy, "un-cute" instructions: LIKE!
You are an artist, Ms. Mikaela Holmes.
You, my dear, are a wonderfully talented artist, in my opinion. (And my opinion, coming as it does from an extremely critical person, is very valuable!)
mikeasaurus for President