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Use your cookie dough in a new way and make this tasty looking cookie dough pie.

Check out the recipe from Big Red Kitchen.

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Here's a bit of furniture that any big kid will love. This Lego sofa lets you rebuild it in to which ever way is comfiest for you.

Check out the article from Nerd Approved.

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Documenting the rise of the DIY, art, craft and design movement in the United States, Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Courtney Heimerl, aims to be a comprehensive guide about all the makers and doers, who are bringing about this creative revolution.

Traveling from state to state, and covering over 19,000 miles, to produce a film and guide about the handmade scene, this book includes photography and profiles of makers, including the Naughty Secretary Club's Jennifer Perkins, Knitta, Jenny Hart of Sublime Stitching and Heidi Kenney of My Paper Crane.

It's a pity this book doesn't include CO+K and the rest of the crafty world, but it does offer a complete view of the craft and creativity scene in the states, making it a great companion to any crafter's bookshelf.

You can pick up a copy of the book or find out when the movie is showing near you from the Handmade Nation website.

These frosted vanilla cookies look absolutely delicious!

Check out the recipe from Oh Fransson.

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Sew a cute little bitty bug pincushion to help with your sewing projects.

Check out the how-to from Goody Goody.

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In cooperation with gettyimages, A Year In Fashion includes 365 fashion spreads in this calendar style photography book, offering you a unique fashion look each day. With fashion spanning the past 100 years, the book includes photos from catwalk shows, photo shoots, candid snaps, shop windows and magazine spreads, from a huge range of designers, such as Dior, Givenchy and Christian Lecrox.

The book also includes shots of stars like Diana Ross, Frida Kahlo and the cast of Sex & The City. Each spread is accompanied by a description and calendar entry space for you to track your appointments or even plan outfits.

A must have for any fashion lover, the book provides fresh inspiration for every day, ensuring that 2010 will be your most stylish year ever.

You can pick up a copy of the book from Prestel.

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Ever wondered about the correct way to eat sushi? Here's a handy little guide covering all the do's and don'ts.

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Band Q&A »

CO+K caught up with Les Fauves to hear about their music. 

Who are you and where do you come from?

We're an Italian band with a French name, English lyrics and a German appearance.

Where does your name come from?

In French it means "the beasts" and it was also a pictorial movement.

Who's in the band and where did you meet?

It's made of me, Roberto Papavero (guitar and vocals), Paolo Pugliese (keyboards), Davide Caselli (drums) and Silvia Dallari (bass). In Italy we live quite close to each other, but at the moment we're sharing an apartment in London.

How would you describe your music?

A wierd collage of things that normally would have nothing in common.

What makes your band unique?

It's definitely the fact that it can't be listed in any existing genre and it keeps on evolving contiuously!

Who are your musical influences?

They're definitely too many to be listed. We don't have specific reference models, we just try to get the intriguing cues in the bunch of stuff we listen to.

Tell us a bit about your current album and the inspirations behind it?

Stating the title, Liquid Modernity, the album is a spicy puree of melody and ever moving energy, where nothing is forever and where you become conscious that the smile our music caused you could vanish anytime soon and turn into something absolutely unexpected.

Where are your favorite places to tour?

The best place to tour is definitely the one in which you haven't played yet. We're tremendously charmed by new locations and new people.

Where do you look for inspiration when songwriting?

Everywhere and nowhere. Alone or in a crowd... freely. You can always find a moment to take out what is nestled deep inside of you.

Are there any ways the band try to be DIY or crafty?

Willy-nilly, we've always been crafty from the very beginning.

What would you be doing if you weren't in a band?

We would be probably wandering along other artistic paths. With a costant ear on music and wondering about why the hell we'd never learned to play an instrument.

What was the last record you bought?

I don't really remember, maybe Yeasayer or Grizzly Bear.

Hopes and dreams for this year?

We wish to live through London, record a new incredible homemade album and play play play play!

What's next for you?

Rock'n'Roll :D"

The band's new album, Liquid Modernity is out on 28th October. Check out their website for more.

Here is our pick of some of the best projects on CO+K last week:

Knit a classic scarf, bake lavender cupcakes and bread which looks like an artist's palette, sew a super easy tshirt scarf, embroider with ribbons, turn cereal boxes in to mini boxes, treat your skin to a face mask, make a toad house for your garden, cook up fizzy bath bombs, make an ear cuff, turn pillowcases in to a dress top or smocked/shirred top, bake oreo cruch brownies, sew an artist gift roll pencil case, and make disposable coasters.

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This amazing artist painted a car to match the background exactly, making it look invisible.

Check out the article on the BBC.

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