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We're getting creative the Makar Gin from Glasgow for this week's #CocktailHour and mixing up a Pink Lady, Irn Brusier and a French Martini Cheesecake.

Markee recreates the costume of Kim Novak in Hitchcock's Vertigo for today's Halloween #DIYTheLook.

Kim Novak was one of Hitchcock's stunning blonde leading ladies, and her wardrobe for her undercover character was full of class. Every detail of her outfit is thought out, from the colour palette, cut and accessories. It's magical to watch her transformation from being an average girl to an upper-class lady as she embodies her double agent role. Hitchcock always makes murder look glamorous!

Markee recreates a boozy office party from the TV show Mad Men.

I'd love it if my office threw a Mad Men themed party, it would be a chance to dress up in your office finery, and then let your hair down after hours. It would be a great way to find out about all of the office gossip, but make sure to go easy on the alcohol! Remember you have to work with these people in the daytime!

Come behind the scenes at HashtagBlessed and see Chandra's craft room in Canada.

Great question! I'd say that the fact that I share my space with my kids is fun. They can see what I'm creating and be inspired to create their own things crafts all at the same time.

I am a Wednesday's child. Full of woe. (You know the rhyme, right?) So it makes sense for me to dress up this halloween as Wednesday Addams, one of my key reference points waaaay back when I was forming my personality. (My other personal inspiration is Daria (yes, my personal development was heavily based on a cartoon... And what?!), but I went as her last year so I decided to shake it up a little this year. Well, swap one sarcastic, caustic, enormously witty character for another sarcastic, caustic, enormously witty character. And it's so easy! I chose ten simple tutorials to make the outfit and accessories - all chosen to turn my trusty LBD into a costume fit for a fabulously deadpan goth girl! I wanted to give it a bit of a grown-up twist, so I went with the smoky eye and fishtail braids, but I also wanted to keep the look playful, which is where the eyeball ribbon bows come in (these bows would also look pretty cool pinned to a pair of mary janes, but I chose the shoe wings tutorial - which can be used to make shapes of your choice for your shoes; not just wings. I'm thinking axes or daggers.) Adding a white peter pan collar completes the foundations of your outfit, and now all that's left is to accessorise! I've chosen a poison pendant, rosary beads, a doll head, some painted tights (mine are crosses, not polka dots, just for that extra gothic flair), and a book clutch (you could fashion a spellbook, or maybe a prayer book if you want to be a bit controversial! And you could easily add a strap to make this bag more manageable). And there you have it! Wednesday!

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Learn how-to make a tattoo scarf with Kathryn in Des Moines, Iowa.

Kelly from So Much To Make recreates the classic style of The Duchess Of Cambridge.

Kate Middleton's style is the epitome of classic. Pieces inspired by her style are the kind you keep in your closet for years. They endure and will remain go-to wardrobe staples while the fads and trends fall by the wayside.

Learn how-to make two earring wires at once with Bryanna from Soupy Beans and then use them to make her hammered arrow earrings.

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Make a hot chocolate with Cocoa Ooze, Aberdeen.

Book of the Week »

The Art of Cardboard

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We chat to Lori, give you a chance to win the book and learn how to make a Stacked Table and Polygon Sculpture.

I'm a New York-based arts writer, author, curator and event planner, working hard to help artists navigate their way through the tough art world. Variety is the spice of life, so I spend my time juggling planning shows, writing for blogs, selling art and doing PR for artists. It can be overwhelming but also keeps me on my toes and passionate for art (and inspired).
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