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  • snowf7 commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable Easy Alternative Tree Skirts7 days ago
    Easy Alternative Tree Skirts

    An old welding tarp or truck tarp would be very durable and you would be sure to get all of those pine needles out of the house using it. Wrapping it around the tree would work but if it is headed for the garbage, you could slice an "X" in the center to accommodate the tree trunk. This could be re-used the next year. When summer rolls around, drape it over the patio table and put the umbrella up using the "X" shaped hole you cut in the middle. Let the kids decorate it for next Christmas. My favourite is the white stuffing that looks like snow. It would be a great effect with a miniature train running around the tree.

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  • snowf7 commented on RocketAlx's instructable Easy DIY: Sketchbook(No Stitch/No Glue)7 days ago
    Easy DIY: Sketchbook(No Stitch/No Glue)

    This would make a great diary for a young person. They could add to it as needed. I like that it is so uncomplicated and takes only the bare minimum of supplies to make it. Thank-you for posting this entry. I really hope you get lots of votes for it.

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  • snowf7 commented on Anders644PI's instructable Einstein Bust With Secret Switch14 days ago
    Einstein Bust With Secret Switch

    This would be nice in a home theater, using the button to reveal a hidden screen, dim the lights or cue the film. It would be cute to have one of Brahms in a nursery to start playing a lullaby. A Disney character that plays a melody from a favourite story. There are so many ways that this could be used. If not for a Batcave, maybe just a secret entrance to a Mancave.

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  • snowf7 commented on GFire's instructable Critter Cookie Cutters4 weeks ago
    Critter Cookie Cutters

    Try a shortbread cookie recipe or a sugar cookie recipe. They seem to keep their shape better than a lot of others. Or, try any recipe that suggests that you cut shapes with cookie cutters. Chilling the cut out cookies, before baking them, will help to keep the shape you want. Good luck with your next batch.

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  • snowf7 commented on Marishas Couture's instructable Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese5 weeks ago
    Buffalo Chicken Mac N Cheese

    How much butter and flour do we need to use for the roux?

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  • snowf7 commented on DonM51's instructable Cursed Pirates6 weeks ago
    Cursed Pirates

    When I first saw the pictures of the shells and barnacles, I thought that you had used pistachio shells. It turned out looking awesome. It looks like a lot of fun. I usually rummage through Value Village stores, Salvation Army Thrift stores, and other second hand stores for costume pieces and treasures when we get ready for Hallowe'en. It is surprising how inexpensive some of those old ruffled shirts and velveteen jackets can be. They are great not only for Austin Powers costumes but also for pirate clothes. These are also great places to find leather items at affordable prices. If you are looking for something for Hallowe'en and it does NOT have to be in mint condition, the store owners will often set damaged/worn pieces aside for you that would normally be thrown in the trash.

    Hi spiderb1; I tried to check out this https://www.facebook.com/Tinkleo-2017315954973143... and got the following message. Can you describe what you were trying to share so that we can find it some other way? ThanksSnowfleasSorry, this content isn't available right nowThe link you followed may have expired, or the page may only be visible to an audience you're not in.Go back to the previous pageGo to News FeedVisit our Help Center

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  • How to Care for Mother of Thousands (or Millions)

    My sister had some of these Mother of Thousands. She called them Mother of Millions not only because it rolls off the tongue so much nicer, but also because of how many babies they produce. She gave me some, but I managed to find homes for most of them and the rest died from neglect. My sister (Little Miss Green-thumb) lives in northern Ontario and the winters there are very cold. The room where she kept these plants got extra cold one year. She felt bad for them because she had a lot of things going on at the time and she had forgotten all about them. When she went to check on them, she was surprised to see that they were not only still alive, but they had started to bloom. Our mother used to have them when we were just kids, back in the 70's and we had never heard of them blooming unt...

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    My sister had some of these Mother of Thousands. She called them Mother of Millions not only because it rolls off the tongue so much nicer, but also because of how many babies they produce. She gave me some, but I managed to find homes for most of them and the rest died from neglect. My sister (Little Miss Green-thumb) lives in northern Ontario and the winters there are very cold. The room where she kept these plants got extra cold one year. She felt bad for them because she had a lot of things going on at the time and she had forgotten all about them. When she went to check on them, she was surprised to see that they were not only still alive, but they had started to bloom. Our mother used to have them when we were just kids, back in the 70's and we had never heard of them blooming until that cold winter. She said that they were very beautiful and as far as I know, she still has them.

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  • snowf7 commented on TracRat's instructable Skeletons Climbing Your House's Walls8 weeks ago
    Skeletons Climbing Your House's Walls

    In Step 7 you suggest cinching the zip ties snug enough to prevent the skeletons from moving in the wind. Some movement might be creepier. It might take more anchors though to keep them from pulling loose. You don't want to lose any before the big night. Happy Hallowe'en!

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  • snowf7 commented on SemadarG's instructable Zombie Mouth Cupcake2 months ago
    Zombie Mouth Cupcake

    I really like the way you added lips. They are truly hideous. Great job!

    I would love to give you my vote for the contest, but did not see this entry there.

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  • snowf7 commented on tammykva's instructable Asylum Halloween Party Invite 2 months ago
    Asylum Halloween Party Invite

    Maybe next year your invite could be to the city morgue or local cemetery. I love the attention to detail. Your parties sound like a lot of fun..

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  • Yellow Jacket Ground Nest Trap From 5 Gallon Water Bottle

    Water jugs are available at our local grocery stores for a reasonable price. They are meant to be taken back to the store to be refilled. Most grocery stores have a refilling station. Good luck.

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  • snowf7 commented on MymlanOhlin's instructable Nuka Cola Quantum Bottles and Caps3 months ago
    Nuka Cola Quantum Bottles and Caps

    Hi MymlanOhlin; In Step 5 you mention that varnish made the ink bleed. I did a project many years ago and was able to prevent the printer ink from bleeding by using a regular clothes iron to heat set the ink. This might make things easier for you.

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  • snowf7 commented on UncleJon's instructable Wedding Cake Egg Topper4 months ago
    Wedding Cake Egg Topper

    Eggs can easily be cut with high speed dremel machines. We bought one about twenty years ago that uses dental bits. It was made by a company from Utah called Para-grave. There are many more on the market today.

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  • snowf7 commented on attosa's instructable Popcorn Kernel Jar Diversion Safe4 months ago
    Popcorn Kernel Jar Diversion Safe

    I think I will make one with grass seed and label it. I can store it in my garden shed and have a great place to keep an extra house key. Thank-you for a great idea. I will gladly give you a vote.

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  • Crystal Clusters / Geodes From Hot Glue Sticks

    You should be able to find glue sticks any place glue guns are sold. Hardware, Crafts stores, Michaels' etc.

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  • From Stuffed Toy to Backpack! | How to Make a Cute Bag From a Plush Animal

    A great place to look for stuffed animals is at Salvation ArmyThrift stores, Goodwill or any other second hand stores.

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  • Floating Wet Lounger Water Pad/raft for 6, Under $100

    Like corbin 1950, I am wondering if anyone can think of a way to secure two of them together (one on top of the other) with the noodles going in opposite directions. That way you could separate them when you want to roll them up for storage.

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  • snowf7 commented on Violet-Person's instructable Hydration Beads Cooling Band4 months ago
    Hydration Beads Cooling Band

    After wearing them, they can be rinsed and stored with a little water in a zip-lock bag in the fridge. The water can be scented with a little fabric softener to keep them from smelling like wet mittens.

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  • snowf7 commented on Unboxingexperience7's instructable DIY Disc Wheel Cover4 months ago
    DIY Disc Wheel Cover

    Why not do the front wheel too? Is there a reason why you only did the back wheel?

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  • snowf7 commented on Yasir Ishaq's instructable How to Make Paper Vase4 months ago
    How to Make Paper Vase

    A second water bottle, cut to fit, would be useful as an insert so that cut flowers could be watered without the vase getting wet and losing its' shape.

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  • DIY Easy Bird Feeder - Best Out of Waste

    What material do you use to hang the bird feeder?

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  • snowf7 commented on ruudcreates's instructable Caramelized Piña Colada Cake4 months ago
    Caramelized Piña Colada Cake

    Can you explain the picture on the left in Step 3 where the pan is coated but the batter is cut diagonally? Is the batter thick enough to hold up an edge without it spreading across the bottom of the pan?

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  • snowf7 commented on owlclicks's instructable Plexiglass Bird Cage5 months ago
    Plexiglass Bird Cage

    What type of wire are you using. Parrots can become very sick from the wrong wire.

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  • snowf7 commented on Jadem52's instructable Kitty-Litter Delta - DIY Kite7 months ago
    Kitty-Litter Delta  -  DIY Kite

    Hi Jadem52; I noticed that there is a contest for "trash to treasure" and a lot of the entries are for kites made from stuff found around the house. My kids have grown, left home and don't even live in the same town anymore. I wish I had taken a picture years ago. It would have been so much easier to explain. Do you know if there is an easy way to let these contestants know about "Sky Fishing"?

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  • snowf7 commented on Jadem52's instructable Kitty-Litter Delta - DIY Kite7 months ago
    Kitty-Litter Delta  -  DIY Kite

    Hi Jadem52; I used to fly kites with my kids when they were very young. If you fly kites a lot, I have a great helpful hint for you. I used to take my kids "Sky Fishing". It gave the younger ones a lot more control over the kites. Just secure and load fishing line onto an inexpensive fishing rod and reel. Attach the kite to the other end of the line. When the wind picks up, release some more line with the push of a button. When the wind dies down, reel in the kite. It was so much fun for them, with less frustration and fewer kite crashes, because they were able to keep the kite in the air longer. Don't forget to secure the fishing line to the reel so that if you come to the end of the line, you don't lose the kite. This method is so much easier for the youngest of the...

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    Hi Jadem52; I used to fly kites with my kids when they were very young. If you fly kites a lot, I have a great helpful hint for you. I used to take my kids "Sky Fishing". It gave the younger ones a lot more control over the kites. Just secure and load fishing line onto an inexpensive fishing rod and reel. Attach the kite to the other end of the line. When the wind picks up, release some more line with the push of a button. When the wind dies down, reel in the kite. It was so much fun for them, with less frustration and fewer kite crashes, because they were able to keep the kite in the air longer. Don't forget to secure the fishing line to the reel so that if you come to the end of the line, you don't lose the kite. This method is so much easier for the youngest of the group to learn about kite flying with no worries about getting little fingers wrapped in the string on a windy day. I really hope you will try this the next time you got kite flying.Happy Sky FishingVicki Henderson

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  • snowf7 commented on schnurrbart's instructable Drum Shell Ottoman7 months ago
    Drum Shell Ottoman

    I have a son who is a drummer and I think it would be really cool to have made it taller with a swivel seat to sit behind a drum kit.

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  • snowf7 commented on scoochmaroo's instructable Crispy Oven Baked French Fries7 months ago
    Crispy Oven Baked French Fries

    The use of the microwave basically par boils the potatoes. You can do this on the stove with a pot of hot water. Just be careful to not over boil them.

    Yes DanR7, they are very, very small ripples. LOL

    I had one identical to this one but gave it to a friend who is a collector. It was much harder to use than the hinged one I kept. The one in the picture is not a broken piece.

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  • snowf7 commented on Mrballeng's instructable 21 Uses for a Wire Coat Hanger8 months ago
    21 Uses for a Wire Coat Hanger

    That's a great idea, especially with fishing season about to start soon.

    Or for a roll of yarn while knitting to keep it from taking off across the floor. Same idea as a toilet roll holder.

    Hi DeboraD; This is a little off topic but has to do with kids. When mine were young they liked to fly kites but didn't have the dexterity to wind the string fast enough when the wind died down, so the kite would crash and they would get frustrated. They also got the string tangled and aside from the time it took to untangle the loops of string, I worried that when the wind picked up they might have a finger in the tangled mess. My solution was to buy some very inexpensive fishing rods. Make sure that the fishing line is tied onto the reel to prevent losing a kite. Now all they have to do is push the button to release more line and crank the handle to take up the slack. We called it "Sky Fishing". They had a lot of fun doing this and I was relieved that no one was goi...

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    Hi DeboraD; This is a little off topic but has to do with kids. When mine were young they liked to fly kites but didn't have the dexterity to wind the string fast enough when the wind died down, so the kite would crash and they would get frustrated. They also got the string tangled and aside from the time it took to untangle the loops of string, I worried that when the wind picked up they might have a finger in the tangled mess. My solution was to buy some very inexpensive fishing rods. Make sure that the fishing line is tied onto the reel to prevent losing a kite. Now all they have to do is push the button to release more line and crank the handle to take up the slack. We called it "Sky Fishing". They had a lot of fun doing this and I was relieved that no one was going to lose a finger. I wish I had taken pictures of them at the time. Maybe I can get some neighbour kids together and make an instructable. With summer just around the corner, I hope you get a chance to try this. It really is a lot of fun.

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  • snowf7 commented on Vulcaman's instructable Knit Like a Pro: the Wool Dispenser8 months ago
    Knit Like a Pro: the Wool Dispenser

    I have something very similar holding a roll of paper towels, on my kitchen counter. I think I will buy a second one for my wool/yarn/crochet cotton. Thank-you for your post.

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  • How to Make and Work With Modelling Chocolate

    In Step 3 Making the Chocolate, step number 4 you instruct us to wrap it in transparent foil and put it in the fridge. Where did you get your transparent foil? I have never heard of it.

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  • snowf7 commented on Creativity Hero's instructable DIY Tree Ring Shaped Wall Clock8 months ago
    DIY Tree Ring Shaped Wall Clock

    I think it looks great. I love the rustic feel you get from it. It is very eye-catching and also easy to read. Great job!!!

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  • Realistic Metal Log With Love Birds Sculpture

    What a great project. You get my vote for the contest. This project would make a great wedding gift for the love birds on your list. It really made me start to think. I have seen projects where decorative items are made from plastic utensils. They would look really cute on a wedding/anniversary cake or at a wedding table. If a full sculpture was attempted, I am not sure what I would use for the log. Maybe a plastic garbage can and a glue gun with coloured glue. Some limbs and extra birds would be nice too. Thanks for making me think.

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  • snowf7 commented on tattoogirl's instructable Paper Dress8 months ago
    Paper Dress

    I agree that Amy rocked that dress. She really looked like she enjoyed modeling it for you. How did you fasten it shut. Most dresses have a zipper in the back. This is a great idea for costumes for Hallowe'en or drama classes. If you were able to get multiple copies of old catalogues, or magazines, you could even pick and choose the pages for the colours you wanted.

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  • snowf7 commented on solobo's instructable The Science of Biscuits 9 months ago
    The Science of Biscuits

    You used baking soda in the amounts of 1/2 tsp., 1 tsp., 1 1/2 tsp., 3 tsp., and 6 tsp. and say that the middle one measuring 2 tsp. is your favourite. That is when I quit reading because the math did not make sense to me. Is this a typo?

    No problem. I also made the mistake of saying Baking soda rather than baking powder. I have made soda biscuits for many years and was just not thinking. When I use baking soda, I need to add an acid such as buttermilk, sour milk, vinegar or lemon juice to make my biscuits rise. Baking powder has cream of tartar and needs no extra acid.

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  • snowf7 commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Life Hacks With Carabiners9 months ago
    10 Life Hacks With Carabiners

    Hi Helena;That would be great! I used to have to replace my shower curtain quite often until I started to use the elastics. That was when my kids still lived at home though, so maybe I don't need them now as much as I used to. I will be watching for your "handy hints" 'ible.

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  • snowf7 commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Life Hacks With Carabiners9 months ago
    10 Life Hacks With Carabiners

    Hi Helena;I have never seen anyone else protect their shower curtain this way, other than myself. It is nice to know that there are other equally creative problem solvers out there. Vicki Henderson

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  • snowf7 commented on SpecificLove's instructable 10 Life Hacks With Carabiners9 months ago
    10 Life Hacks With Carabiners

    I use a split ring (key chain ring) on the zipper pull tab of my purse. I can attach my keys to the ring with a carabiner and drop the keys into an outside pocket of the purse to keep them from swinging around. I never have to dig through my purse to find them.

    This is a little off topic, but I use covered hair elastics to hang my shower curtain. You can even colour coordinate them to your bathroom. I thread the elastic through the hole in the plastic shower curtain. I pass one end of the elastic through the loop of the other end and then hang the elastic on the shower curtain hook, or carabiner. If the shower curtain is pulled too hard, the elastics will stretch and save the plastic curtain from being ripped away from the carabiner/curtain hooks.

    You could use them for hanging pots and pans over an island in your kitchen. Also large slotted spoons, spatulas, spaghetti spoons, whisks and egg lifters.

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  • snowf7 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Brass and Copper Soldering9 months ago
    Brass and Copper Soldering

    I really enjoyed going through this post. I have seen the terms soldering and welding used interchangeably and would like to know the difference. I realize that they are not the same thing. Can you please give a quick explanation? Thanks

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  • snowf7 commented on zaphodd42's instructable Make PVC Look Like Wood9 months ago
    Make PVC Look Like Wood

    This sounds like a great project for perches for pet birds too. Thanks for posting this. I am sure that there are more pet owners with other ideas. Vicki Henderson

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  • snowf7 commented on avidones's instructable Pop-Up Dice Tower9 months ago
    Pop-Up Dice Tower

    Rather than print the stone wall for the castle/turret, do you think it would work if the pieces were covered in peel-and-stick vinyl? (mac tack). It is available in lots of different prints at our local dollar store. If it didn't make it too bulky, it might keep the pieces from wearing out too quickly too. It might be worth covering all the pieces. yours truly;Vicki Henderson

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  • snowf7 commented on Ana Quadros's instructable Homemade Delicious Almond Milk9 months ago
    Homemade Delicious Almond Milk

    The almond "mash" that is left over could be used in baking. Spread it out on a cookie sheet to dry and it would be great used in cookies or cakes.

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  • snowf7 commented on At29035ft's instructable Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter9 months ago
    Waterproof Dryer Lint Fire-Starter

    Instead of using paper towels for an easier clean-up, try parchment paper. Once the wax cools, you can easily put the excess wax back into the jar to heat next time.

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  • snowf7 commented on Youz's instructable FADing (Fall Asleep Device)10 months ago
    FADing (Fall Asleep Device)

    Thanks for clearing that up. I had even thought that blinks per second might be what you had meant. Breaths per minute makes much more sense. Thanks again.

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  • snowf7 commented on Rama Rekto's instructable DIY Self-Balancing One Wheel Vehicle10 months ago
    DIY Self-Balancing One Wheel Vehicle

    How long would it take to build one of these from start to finish? Also, what is the total cost?

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  • snowf7 commented on Youz's instructable FADing (Fall Asleep Device)10 months ago
    FADing (Fall Asleep Device)

    Hi millmore; I understand that we breathe in, breathe out and then pause. If the pause is too long, sleep apnea might be a problem. What do you mean by a 10 bps rate? I first thought it might be breaths per second until I got to the part where you said 4bps. There is no way I can take 10 or even 4 breaths in a second. Please explain. I am confused.

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  • How to Make Copy Cat Panera Bread Broccoli and Cheese Soup

    I had to read it a couple of times before I found the place where you add the flour.

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  • snowf7 commented on Vyger's instructable Making Dementia Puzzles for My Dad10 months ago
    Making Dementia Puzzles for My Dad

    Hi Rojah; If you are not familiar with Twiddle Muffs, do a search. They are a tubular piece of fabric with bits of ribbon, buttons, etc. attached both inside and out. Different textures are used in one Twiddle Muff and it gives the patient something to look at and something to fidget with. I hope this helps.

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  • snowf7 commented on Befferoni and Cheese's instructable How to Make Bread Bowls10 months ago
    How to Make Bread Bowls

    This looks soooo good. I can't wait to try this recipe. The only disappointment was that I couldn't find the recipe for the soup. It looks so thick and rich. Very tempting pictures. Thanks for sharing.

    O.K. I posted to quickly. I found the recipe for Broccoli and Cheese soup. Now I can't wait to go shopping for the ingredients. Thanks again for the recipes.

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  • snowf7 commented on vidiovo's instructable Hand-knit Adult Sweater11 months ago
    Hand-knit Adult Sweater

    The pattern of "arrows" looks like the pattern left by a tire. It would be a great to alter it a little to look like a tractor tire print for my brother-in-law. He and my sister have a farm. You do very nice work with extremely even stitches. Thank-you for sharing.

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  • Rock Your Litter Box!  a Litter Box Hack for the Rest of Us.

    There used to be something similar on the market. I think it was called a Kitten Kaboodle. A play on words for Kit 'n' caboodle. It was made up of two solid litter boxes and one with a perforated/sifting bottom. You started off with the two solid ones stacked on top of each other under the sifter. When you were ready to clean the littler, you lifted the sifter and shook it over the solid box, until only the solids were left in the sifter. Then you could dump the clumps into a disposable trash bag and wash & dry the sifter. Then you had to separate the two solid litter boxes, put the sifter/perforated pan in the clean box and dump the sifted litter from the used box on top of it. The used litter box could then be washed and slipped under the one that was now in use.Yours is a lot mo...

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    There used to be something similar on the market. I think it was called a Kitten Kaboodle. A play on words for Kit 'n' caboodle. It was made up of two solid litter boxes and one with a perforated/sifting bottom. You started off with the two solid ones stacked on top of each other under the sifter. When you were ready to clean the littler, you lifted the sifter and shook it over the solid box, until only the solids were left in the sifter. Then you could dump the clumps into a disposable trash bag and wash & dry the sifter. Then you had to separate the two solid litter boxes, put the sifter/perforated pan in the clean box and dump the sifted litter from the used box on top of it. The used litter box could then be washed and slipped under the one that was now in use.Yours is a lot more inexpensive but if you could find three matching litter pans, on sale, it would be an easy system to duplicate. The only problem that I can see with this system is timing. It would be best to do this change-over right after the kitty had used it. It takes time to get the sifter dry enough to set them up again for use and most cats are not very patient when they need to use the litter box. Maybe a second sifter would be the answer.

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  • Modern Platform Bed // Hand Tools + Framing Lumber

    It has been a challenge keeping warm this winter. We are in Canada. She sure looks comfortable. I can't think of a better "Gift" than that. It's hard to say which one is luckier. You for having her gifted to you or her for finding such a good home. We just lost our cat to pancreatic cancer two years ago. His name was Spooky and he was a great cat. We would like another but don't want to take on the responsibility as we are getting older and also don't want to go through the pain of losing another animal. It still hurts. My oldest son used to do a lot of D.J. work. Now that he has a few kids he only has time to drum with the band(s). Looks like the two of you have some things in common.

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  • snowf7 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Easy Waterproof Clothing11 months ago
    Easy Waterproof Clothing

    I have used the non-slip properties of clear calking on the bottoms of crocheted/knit slippers and also on floor mats to give them some grip. I had never thought of thinning it down for a water protectant. Thanks for sharing your idea.

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  • snowf7 commented on In The Kitchen With Matt's instructable 3 Ingredient Fudge11 months ago
    3 Ingredient Fudge

    I have a fudge recipe that was an icing/frosting recipe gone wrong. The recipe calls for brown sugar and butter to be heated on the stove and then boiled for a minute before removing from the heat and adding about a tablespoon of cream or milk. The second step is the one that tells you to let it cool. I skipped that step because I was running behind schedule. The third step was to beat in enough icing sugar until it was of spreading consistency. I spread it onto the cake and by the time it was cooled and served, all the kids loved the candy topping on the cake. I have tweaked in since by adding cocoa powder for a chocolate version. Sometimes it's good to make mistakes.

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  • Modern Platform Bed // Hand Tools + Framing Lumber

    Do you have any simple plans for a "book case" headboard?

    As I watched the progress, I wasn't alone. I noticed that the cat was keeping track of what was going on. I really liked the clip of the cat doing the clean-up. It looks like the cat will be enjoying the bed as much as you do. This was a great instructable Thanks for sharing.

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  • snowf7 commented on scoochmaroo's instructable Krispy Kreme Donut (Doughnut) Recipe1 year ago
    Krispy Kreme Donut (Doughnut) Recipe

    Hello Silas S5. I am fairly new here and saw your request from 2 years ago. Merry Christmas.

    Food will often absorb oil if it is not hot enough. By the time the item is cooked, the oil has time to soak in. Some other posts are saying to use lard instead of oil. It is best to use a thermometer to make sure the temperature stays constant. If you put too many doughnuts in at a time the temperature will drop and that could make them absorb more oil.

    I hope your doughnuts turned out for you. I just found this recipe and can't wait for the snow storms to end so I can get supplies to make some. All we have here in our little Canadian town, is "Tim Horton's" and they quit making them on site a few years ago. They come into the store in a frozen state and I am not sure how they are cooked. Compared to when they were made from scratch, they are disgusting. They taste of preservatives and leave an aftertaste that is not pleasant. Please, tell me, how you use a wooden spoon to test the temperature of the oil. I have never heard of this technique.

    I have always used a large biscuit cutter and a small one for making the hole in the middle. If you don't have a doughnut cutter or a set of biscuit cutters, you could use two different sized cans with both ends removed. For the small can, I would recommend a small tomato paste can. Good luck.

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  • snowf7 commented on Mimikry's instructable Easy Pyrography Ornaments1 year ago
    Easy Pyrography Ornaments

    In Step 2, the instructions include the type of log used.

    This is a great project. Even if you don't have a wood-burning tool, you could paint designs onto the wood slices. It is a project that even the youngest artists can join in on. If the wood is smooth enough, parents could save their kids fingerprints and display them. Some could even be decorated with bits of felt, beads or stickers. The possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.

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  • snowf7 commented on diymontreal's instructable Make a Simple Spline Jig1 year ago
    Make a Simple Spline Jig

    I can't wait to see this in action. This is a great video. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Amazing, Cheap & Easy, Cracked Gems & Marbles. for Fantasy & Crafts.

    Hi TrollFaceTheMan; When moving the marbles quickly from the heat to the ice bath, a kitchen frying spider might help. It is a stainless steel bowl shaped strainer or slotted spoon on a long handle.

    Hi Scotty; I laughed so hard, I nearly wet myself. I know that safety precautions are not something to joke about, but when a good joke comes along it is hard not to laugh anyway.

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  • snowf7 commented on Canvas of Dreams's instructable Wings of Life - Art in Motion1 year ago
    Wings of Life - Art in Motion

    Stunningly beautiful. This takes more patience than I could give in a lifetime, which makes me appreciate the work involved even more. I really enjoyed watching you complete this project.

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  • snowf7 commented on half-blood's instructable Cheap and Easy Gandalf Costume!1 year ago
    Cheap and Easy Gandalf Costume!

    Hi Half-blood; I am very impressed! You really came through on this challenge.You have done a more convincing job with bits and pieces than most experienced adults would be able to do with a pattern, sewing machine and store bought materials. I really like how you matched up the grey colours so well, making it look so seamless. The end result is amazing. You are very talented. How well did your friends Arwen costume turn out? I hope you enjoy having a great night out wearing your costume. It really looks great!

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  • snowf7 commented on Daniel Stabile's instructable Pinwheel Coin Pouch1 year ago
    Pinwheel Coin Pouch

    Thank-you Daniel; Your reply really helps. I have some scrap leather that should be about the right thickness. I am going to try making one.

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  • snowf7 commented on Daniel Stabile's instructable Pinwheel Coin Pouch1 year ago
    Pinwheel Coin Pouch

    The hammer you are using looks very interesting. Is it a cobbler's hammer?

    I had one of these when I was in high school. Over the years it has gone missing. I would really like to make another on my own. What is the size of the pattern, before it is folded? If I bought a square piece of leather, how big would it have to be for the pattern to fit on it? The piece you are using ( 5 oz. chrome)looks to be about the thickness of a cereal box. Would a piece of leather chamois work, or is that too thin?

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  • snowf7 commented on Natalina's instructable DIY Butterfly Wings1 year ago
    DIY Butterfly Wings

    Hi Natalina; You have a lot more patience than I have. I once made a pair of red "devil" capes for my son and his girlfriend in time for a Hallowe'en dance. I cheated. I found a couple of red prom or bridesmaid dresses at the local thrift store, cut the skirt part off, split it down the back where the zipper used to be and gathered it. With the tops of the dresses there was enough material to make the stand-up, peaked collars, which I lined with a stiffening material. I added red ribbons to tie at the neck. As a finishing touch, I found 4 red covered elastics and sewed them to the front edges of the capes, at wrist length. They slipped their hands through the elastics and didn't have to hold the cape to do the "Dracula pose". A black or navy covered elast...

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    Hi Natalina; You have a lot more patience than I have. I once made a pair of red "devil" capes for my son and his girlfriend in time for a Hallowe'en dance. I cheated. I found a couple of red prom or bridesmaid dresses at the local thrift store, cut the skirt part off, split it down the back where the zipper used to be and gathered it. With the tops of the dresses there was enough material to make the stand-up, peaked collars, which I lined with a stiffening material. I added red ribbons to tie at the neck. As a finishing touch, I found 4 red covered elastics and sewed them to the front edges of the capes, at wrist length. They slipped their hands through the elastics and didn't have to hold the cape to do the "Dracula pose". A black or navy covered elastic would work well for the butterfly cape. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful creations.Vicki

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  • Zombie-Ear Necklace Snack (The Walking Dead)

    These look great. They would make a great dessert if they were filled with apple sauce or any other fruit puree tinted red and dusted with cinnamon sugar.

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  • snowf7 commented on Tye Rannosaurus's instructable Cannibal Quality Finger Food1 year ago
    Cannibal Quality Finger Food

    Hi Tye;Thanks again for your reply. There is a Hallowe-en store in London, Ontario (about a 2 hour drive from here) where I can get the liquid latex. There is also a Michael's store there where I can probably get the food grade silicone for the final mold. The plaster of Paris is something that the local hardware store used to carry but if not I am sure that I can get that at either Michael's or Walmart. A fast drying drywall compound might work and would be more solid. It wouldn't be as apt to break if I dropped a finger. LOL. Thanks again for being so patient and also for being so generous with your time.Have a Safe and Happy Hallowe-en;Vicki

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  • snowf7 commented on Tye Rannosaurus's instructable Cannibal Quality Finger Food1 year ago
    Cannibal Quality Finger Food

    Hi Tye Rannosaurus; Thank-you for the product information. Although most of the information was out of reading range on the right side of my screen, I was able to glean enough of the information to do a search for both products. I will check for the one at Walmart next time we head out of town. As for the one from Amazon, they range from only $27-$37 but most sites do not want to ship to Canada. I found one that will, but noticed a warning on the box that it can irritate the skin. Now I understand why you went through all the extra steps of first making fingers from cement. Can you tell me what type of cement you used? Also, did you use a less expensive, non-food-grade material to do the first molds of your fingers? If so, where can I find it? I am looking forward to making th...

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    Hi Tye Rannosaurus; Thank-you for the product information. Although most of the information was out of reading range on the right side of my screen, I was able to glean enough of the information to do a search for both products. I will check for the one at Walmart next time we head out of town. As for the one from Amazon, they range from only $27-$37 but most sites do not want to ship to Canada. I found one that will, but noticed a warning on the box that it can irritate the skin. Now I understand why you went through all the extra steps of first making fingers from cement. Can you tell me what type of cement you used? Also, did you use a less expensive, non-food-grade material to do the first molds of your fingers? If so, where can I find it? I am looking forward to making these creepy treats, but won't have the supplies in time for this year. Next year will get here quicker than we know. I am invited to a Hallowe'en party this week-end and I already have my supplies for used zombie Q-tips. (toothpicks, mini-marshmallows and caramel for earwax and jam for blood) I am also looking forward to making fried batwings from spring roll wrappers. Again, I have to find some of the supplies out of town but am pretty sure it will be worth the effort. Thanks again for being so generous with your ideas and so helpful with the locations of supplies.Vicki

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  • snowf7 commented on Tye Rannosaurus's instructable Cannibal Quality Finger Food1 year ago
    Cannibal Quality Finger Food

    This is so creepy. It seems like a lot of pre-work, but once the mould is finished it will be so handy and good for many years of gory fun. It would be nice to have moulds of every family member. The tiniest fingers might need to have the breadsticks replaced with straight, broken, unsalted pretzels. The pretzel ends that are showing could have the shiny coating lightly sanded off to look like bone. I would really like to try this. Can you buy the liquid latex and the food grade silicone at the local hardware store? I live in a very small town, so finding the products needed would not likely give me enough time to do this for Hallowe-en this year, which is only 8 days away. There is always next year though. :) Thank-you so much for sharing.

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