Welcome to Curious.com

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I am very honoured to be one of the first 100 teachers on a great new interactive learning website called Curious.com.

Time magazine lists Curious in their top 50 sites for 2013: “This brand-spanking-new site aims to provide an uncommonly inviting place to teach and be taught. Instructors can upload video on any subject — be it salsa dancing or making glogg — then divvy it into lessons. Unlike YouTube, Curious lets teachers choose to charge for lessons, features an oversized playback window and generally feels friendly and constructive. There are no creepy comments from anonymous YouTubers here, and the site’s proprietors currently approve teachers and eyeball content to ensure that these online classes are, well, classy.

Check out my first video for making a beaded pendant…just in time for Mother’s Day!

http://curious.com/heatherboydwire/how-to-make-a-beaded-pendant

 

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DIY Wedding Favors

We were very happy to go to Marc’s nephew’s wedding on the weekend. His brother made all the wedding favors himself. The napkin holders were crafted out of forks. Each one was bent using plyers and brute strength (no torch required). Our love of everything wire gave us a special appreciation for this very artistic wedding souvenir. The sequins were glued onto the finished piece and a tag with names and date printed with the computer. FABULOUS!

Hot Dogs!

I saw the cutest plush weiner dogs in a toy store before Christmas and was determined to make my own. Originally I had the idea to get a plush dog at a bazaar or dollar store and simply cut him down the middle and insert a funky tube sock to elongate his body. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any dogs that looked remotely like a dauchschund so I had to start from scratch. The smaller dog is made with polar fabric and socks and the larger sock is 100% recycled socks and tights!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JxCq-nTROc&context=C37341feADOEgsToPDskJ6kh2jklk9zWm3z9jK0mG6

So I am following the advice of many marketing mentors and am utilizing social media to its fullest. Here is my latest YouTube video; a tutorial on how to make Snowman Earrings. They are super-cute and were a HUGE success this holiday season!

Getting Viral on Youtube!

I was very surprised the other day when I noticed my Youtube video had over 2000 views! Now I am motivated to make more How-to Videos…coming soon! Talk about Andy Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame!
Here’s the video:

and the link to Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sxeG73EHoQ