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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Bath remodel with tile and dominoes on: January 05, 2015 05:14:15 PM
This is really cool. Aren't there ceramic dominoes as well? you could make them look like an actual game having them run in different directions connecting by the common dots or just play with various styles of dominoes with a variety of colors.

Tomico
2  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: how well does lard based soap clean? on: February 08, 2014 03:05:45 PM
I don't know anything about that calculator but wasn't lard and lye what was used for thousands of years as soap? Olive oil in castile soap is a more recent developement. Just saying.
3  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Discussion and Questions / Re: Static-addicted hairbrush and natural red hair tint on: February 08, 2014 02:49:00 PM
There used to be a product called "Static Guard" that was a spray. I don't know it still exsists but it could be sprayed on the brush or even on your hair directly. As for dies for the hair, you could try a large variety of dye plants. Animal fiber was traditionally died with plant dyes and visa versa. Hibiscus is probably a contender for a purple red, onion skins are great for yellow or an orange yellow, brown would be walnut hulls or coffee. You could look up more on line. I do think most of the these dies started with white fiber. Another crazy thing to try is koolaid. I have heard the punkrock / goth community mentioning using it. Trial and error if you are an adventurous type.

Tomico
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: PIC OF FINISHED VIEW - Ideas please - too many doors, too little space on: December 01, 2013 05:32:45 PM
Are you able to rehang the door to the hall to swing out? I was going to suggest tearing out the closet. I like the wadrobe. Consider putting up a  wood shelf(s)on the wall  to the bedroom with either an under hung bar or some hooks for towels and / or robes / p.j.s. You could also add a good size mirror to that wall.
Tomico
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: Getting rid of spiders - non chemically on: December 01, 2013 05:00:32 PM
Praying mantids eat everything. Also, mascovy ducks and guinea fowl are good for reducing insect populations.

Tomico
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / Re: Cyclope.. How do I decorate it on: December 01, 2013 04:48:29 PM
I agree it would be nice to see some throw pillows. Would you need to use an exterior fabric such as laminated cotton or vinyl? Maybe you could also put a colorful netting over the whole thing. There are also exterior lights that could be run along the edge. You could also hang origami from the top interior with string.                                                 
 
Tomico
7  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: The Jacket on: September 25, 2013 03:06:26 PM
I love the style. It led me to look at your website and other posts. You do great work and I am inspired.
Have you thought of using other materials for the jacket? It has a very practical use while looking very stylish.

Tomico
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Discussion and Questions / Re: Canvas Decoupage Question on: July 15, 2013 03:03:12 PM
You could always scan and print onto printable canvas or silk. It can be found in a lot of crafting stores. You could change the sizing to what you need, as well. It would make things a bit thicker though.

Tomico
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Making the basement a habitable tornado shelter - Part 1: Lots of "Before" pics on: July 15, 2013 02:36:04 PM
If you decide to paint go for a very pale yellow antifungal concrete paint . It will give some warmth to the area without being super obnoxious. the other aspects help it to last more than a couple months with the moisture of a basement.

Tomico
10  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Carbonara Recipe on: July 15, 2013 02:07:19 PM
Usually, I add garlic and onion cooked in butter to my cream sauces. Various herbs are added for different flavors, but I don't know what Carbonara is.

Tomico
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