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Here's a great idea for brightening up a greetings card, embellish it with a DIY pin wheel.

Check out the how-to from Crafts Forum.

Illustration is a vital part of fashion design and with Fashion Illustration School by Carol A Nunnelly, you can learn everything you need to know and start drawing your own professional fashion illustrations.

"A complete handbook for aspiring designers and illustrators", the book is filled with hundreds of examples, ranging from classic to contemporary in style. With detailed studies on drawing faces and expressions, the book also includes in-depth guides to drawing hands and feet. Once you've worked your way up to drawing bodies, you can learn how to illustrate clothing and accessories in a realistic and expressive way.

You will also learn how to use colour, get to grips with proportions, illustrate poses and draw textures. If you're an aspiring designer, this is a must have book, as you will learn how to express your ideas and enhance your designs, with stylish illustrations, which will do your work justice.

You can pick up a copy of the book now from Thames & Hudson publishers.

You can learn how to knit a bikini top in the latest episode of ThreadBanger. Perfect for those hot sunny days.

What better way to cool down on a lazy summer day than with some homemade ginger ale? Yum.

Check out the recipe from Eat Make Read.

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how-to from Sunshine's Creations.

Here is our pick of some of the best projects added to the site last week:

Knit a cake hat, hide behind a mustache bookmark / disguise, spice up your wall with an alternative pinup board, tuck in to some peanut butter bread and date and walnut rolls, sip on a delicious strawberry banana smoothie, fuse plastic in to a messenger bag, turn a bottlecap in to a rose, make a memorial bracelet, sew some beets, give your bag some candy with a beaded bag charm and jazz up a top with the ombre tutorial.

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This icebox cake looks like a chocoholic's dream.

Check out the recipe from Smitten Kitchen.

Sure to be a favorite with any geeky kid and adult, this pi appliqued t-shirt is perfect for any maths fan.

Check out the how-to from Christy Nelson.

Fiskars make two ranges of scissors, classic and non-stick. We road tested them both, to see what they had to offer.

Classic Scissors

Comfortable to hold, not only are these blades super sharp, but their tips are cut to a very fine, sharp point. These micro-tips allow for precision cutting, making the most detailed, delicate and smallest cuts possible. Ideal for working with stencils or in other papercrafts, these scissors would be any scrapbookers best friend.

Non-Stick Scissors

If you've ever tried cutting through stickers, tape or glued material, then you will know how annoying it is when your blades become clogged up and wont cut smoothly anymore. For that reason, you will love the new non-stick scissors range from Fiskars. Using the same technology as non-stick cookware, this design feature will make tidying up after sticky projects as simple as wiping the blades with a damp cloth.

These peanut butter pretzel bites are a great way of combining lots of delicious ingredients for a tasty mouthful.

Check out the recipe from Foodaphilia.

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