Create a Fabulous Elsa Gown

Disney’s animated movie Frozen introduced many young girls to a dramatic character named Elsa. If you personally know a young girl who is wishing for an “Elsa” gown/costume, there are scores of helpful websites and blogs offering DIY instructions. With a bit of research, you’ll find the one that matches your sewing abilities and the type of dress for your Elsa.

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Welcome To Our Little Free Library!

All over the world, people are actively seeking ways to enhance a sense of community. Synchronicity plays a big part in how various concepts and ideas emerge and “catch fire”. In 2009, two men in Wisconsin began to building the first dollhouse-sized Little Free Libraries and also encouraged others to do the same. We wanted to be a part of the excitement!

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Take that, The Man!

Chimera Speed Ring with Mogul/Household Socket - USA Plug, for Video Pro & Lantern Lightbanks. Uh huh....

Chimera Speed Ring with Mogul/Household Socket - USA Plug, for Video Pro & Lantern Lightbanks. Uh huh....

So today, Kevin Daniel and I went to our local photo gear establishment to buy a socket for a large fluorescent light I had purchased some time ago. My plan being to put the light inside a soft box, I asked if they had a socket that could accommodate a speed ring. They did not, but they had a socket with a speed ring attached to it

Perfect, I said. How much? Imagine my surprise when I was quoted the low, low price of $289.00!! Thanks, but no thanks, The Man...

As we briskly left the shop, Kevin said he thought he could make that thing for twenty bucks. Game on. We went to the plastic store, then the hardware store, and back home. Kevin cut a disc out of a thick piece of plastic, drilled some holes it, then mounted a light socket and a speed ring to it. Then he wired it up, and voila! All for just under twenty bucks. Thanks, Kevin, and take that, The Man! For more of Kevin's craftiness, and to see his photos, visit his Flickr stream

Photos by Kevin Daniel

Photos by Kevin Daniel