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Tin Can Frog Recycled Crafts 
Closeup of Brother sewing machine needle. Sewing 
Colorful Tangled Yarn Advice 
Finished Santa. Christmas 
A person crocheting a pink baby blanket. Crochet 
Finished project hanging from a hook. Home Decor 
Finished bow, resembling a pom pom. Miscellaneous 
Tow completed mummy juice boxes. Halloween 
 Crafts For Kids 
Photo of three paper roses. Paper 
Electric Sewing Machine Clothing 
Knitting Bag Knitting 
Up close photo of quilt binding. Quilting 
Finished birdbath. Garden & Yard 
Floral needlework on white fabric. Needlework 
purple and white wooden batik beads strung with gold pony beads Jewelry 
Photo of a finished dog made out of yarn. Toys 
Back of crayon coverd wooden basket Gifts 
Photo of an easter egg wreath made with plastic eggs. Easter 
close up of a pink gumpaste flower with a rhinestone center on a teal cake siting on a cake stand Other 
Pansies being pressed in a large book Floral 
Paper Heart Door Hanger Valentine's Day 
Paint laden art brushes in a jar. Painting 
How to Make a Stained Glass Suncatcher Glass Art 
A bowl of rose petals for soaking hands or feet. Bath & Beauty 
bath salt bottle wrapped in floral paper sealed with a cork top edge wrapped in tied raffia with a tag Decoupage 
Fabric wrapped star on wall. Nature 
Stacked Fabric Rainbow Fabric 
small pink cake with one candle and bunting strung across Party 
Victorian Beaded Poinsettia  Beadwork 
Two quilts hanging on a wooden rack. Selling Crafts 
Old candles can be remelted and recreated into new. Candle Making 
Completed handprint turkey with wobble. Thanksgiving 
Framing Artwork, Molding frames for framing artwork. Framing 
Making Homemade Soap, Bar of natural pine soap, with a pine branch, and a dish of green sea salt. Soap Making 
Painted trees standing in corner. Woodworking 
finished blue and yellow bootie Baby Items 
Round t-shirt rag rug. Rugs 
Paper Plate Leprechaun Finished St. Patrick's Day 
Cool stool painted to look like a watermelon. Furniture 
Tin can lantern illuminated with a candle. Metal 
Red and Blue Fireworks Fourth of July 
A crafter using rubber stamps to decorate a handmade card. Stamps and Embossing 
View of pottery kiln with tongs adjusting a piece. Pottery 
Tile mosaic. Tiles and Mosaics 
pot holder Weaving and Looms 
painted leather jacket Leather 
Organizing Your Web Browser's Bookmarks, Bookmark menu on a computer. Links 
Handcrafted Personal Diary Book Making 
model airplane Model Making 
Soap bar carved into an angel. Sculpture 
cow stencil Stenciling 
Uses for Duct Tape Duct Tape 

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Making a Rock Candy Flower Bouquet
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Weighted Yo Yo Keychain
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Dyeing a White Wedding Dress Ivory
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Summer Breeze Infinity Scarf
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Transferring an Autograph to a Shoe

I have an autograph of John Lennon's, which came as part of an autograph book I purchased. A local store tells me it's likely "real". Now, one of my favourite Beatles songs is, "Old Brown Shoe". Last week I found a very old (1930s) Brown leather shoe on my shoemaker's bench and got it for next to nothing.

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Repairing a Tear in a Quilt Block
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Terra Cotta Lighthouse

What sizes of pots do you recommend for making this feature? The pots that I have looked at stack too low down on each other.

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Old Fashioned Sewing Jar with a New Twist
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4th of July Straw Rocket
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Popsicle Stick Bow and Arrow
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Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet
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Button Magnet
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Decoupaging a Napkin on Fabric

If I decoupage a napkin onto a table cloth, how can I seal it so that it can be washed without coming off? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Donating Quilting Cottons

I have quilt shop quality cottons that I need to de-stash and donate. They have been pre-washed. I need a group in Indianapolis or Fishers Indiana.

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Paper Shadow Self Portraits
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Paper Tube Marshmallow Launcher
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Shell Summer Crochet Headband
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Shopping for Inexpensive Flannel...

My girl friend used to make flannel fleece blankets for me all the time, the knot tie type where she would purchase two types of fabric. Now that she is gone, I went to make one on my own and I noticed the price of fabric is really high.

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Wristlet Lanyard
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Making Glass Birdbaths

I have been making birdbaths using vases, glasses, bowls, plates, etc. I'm in the process of making one using purple glassware, which is somewhat difficult to find. I did find a vase that matches perfectly, however, it is plastic. Will this work? Any experience with using plastic with the glass?

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Crochet Owl Note Hanger
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Geometry Bird Project
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Toilet Paper Tube Confetti Launcher
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Paper Spool Shaped Magnets and Pins
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Small Drawstring Bag
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Yo Yo Keychain
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Middle School Survival Kit
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Re-purposed Dress
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Making a Slip From An Old Nightgown
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Handmade Fan Crafts
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Making a Cell Phone Holder
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Wire Wrapped Bead Rings
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Poppa Bear Card for Father's Day
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Lacy Crocheted Baby Blanket
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Making Recycled Earrings
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Decoupaging Baseball Cards to a Tabletop

I am trying to layer mod podge over collector baseball cards on a table. Do the layers ever dry hard enough to actually use the table? The bottle says wait 20 minutes. I've been waiting more than an hour.

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Lavender Under-Arm Spray
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Vintage French Birthday Card
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Flip Flop Themed Craft Ideas
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Making Crosses Out Of Bread Ties

I am trying to find the directions to make crosses out of bread ties. I have seen them on line, but there are no instructions. Can anyone offer any help?

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Making a Crocheted Scarf
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Flip-Flop Beach Wreath
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Buy Used Sewing Machine with Manual

I know all people who sew have "family attachments" to certain brands and since there are many who can't afford "brand new". I am suggesting that when you shop for a new (different) machine, and I have had many great ones in my 60 odd years of sewing, be sure to find one with the manual.

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Making a Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Messages in a Bottle Gift
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Pill Bottle First Aid Kit
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Making a Garden Flower Bouquet
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Craft Uses for Pringles Cans

I have some tall Pringles cans. I saved them for a specific purpose, but the church is not able to use them. I hate to toss them in the trash. Any ideas as to craft uses would be wonderful. I will be using 3 for bird seed feeders, but that leaves over 50!

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Midi Rings
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Instructions for Brother Knitting Machine 601

Sometime back people inquired if there was a manual for #601 knitting machine. I found mine and would like to share. It is in Japanese, but has easy pictures and list of parts. Brother sewing company made it and the machine plus instructions have been stored away till recently.

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Making a Paper Dahlia
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Sewn Yo Yo Size Testers
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Car Air Freshener
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Craft Stick Shooter
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Making a Craft Stick Shooter
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Pretty Clay Rocks
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Wall Hanging From Old Screen Door
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Making Stuffed Animals
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Cross Stitch Project Advice

I have done many cross stitch projects in the past, but I have never done a blanket before. I have just found out I am going to be a grandmother so I decided to do a baby blanket. It is quite a large project and I am running into some problems.

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Father's Day Catch All Can
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Lee Ward's Cinderella Slippers Pattern

I'm looking for the Lee Ward Mills Cinderella Slipper pattern or a photocopy of the pattern. I have the mold and a partial crocheted shoe that my mother started, but the pattern has been reduced to crumbs and unreadable.

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Message Board
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Granny Square Crochet Dishcloth
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Crochet Cell Phone Hanger
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Crochet Coaster
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Privacy Poncho for Bathing Suit Changes
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Crochet Stuffed Mouse
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Cute Fabric Bow
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Artificial Water for a Decorative Fishbowl

What can I use in a glass fish bowl to put a couple fake fish in that would turn solid and clear to look like water with fish in it?

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Crochet Keychain Mini-Coin Purse
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Go Camping Father's Day Card
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Checkmate Father's Day Card
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Crocheted Flower Scarf
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Crafts Using Rocks and Minerals
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Paperless Grocery Shopping List
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Self Watering Pot
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Spirit Gloves
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Tunisian Crocheted Sponges
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Watermelon Dry Ice Explosion
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Make Capes from Favorite T-Shirts
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Multi-Purpose Lavender Oil Scrub
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Nautical Themed Fridge Magnet
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Embroidery Floss and Felt Color Code Chart
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Southeast Missouri State Cross Stitch

I am looking for a counted cross stitch pattern for Southeast Missouri State in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

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Making a Fabric Door Silencer
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Repairing a California King Fitted Sheet

The elastic in a Cal king bottom sheet is to short. It came undone. My question is what is the length of the elastic used, in inches, for a Cal king bottom sheet?

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Website for Handcrafted Goods

I want to share with you a lovely site for handcrafted goods. The admins are a lovely couple and they put a lot of work and time into it. It costs 5 dollars a month and they don't take commission on the items you sell.

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Making a Yo Yo Book Weight
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Fun Yarn and Spool Necklace
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Adjustable Ribbon Bookmark
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Fabric Coffee Sleeve
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Making Yo Yo Pattern Weights
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Yo Yo Book Weight
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Yo Yo Pattern Weights
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Bread Package Clip Necklace
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Fabric Door Silencer
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Recycled Metal Yard Art
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Stackable Potato Tower
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Cleaning Up Spilled Glitter

What's the next best thing to use if you don't have dryer sheets for fly-a-way glitter? I don't use dryer sheets anymore, and right now I have glitter stuck everywhere!

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Making a Clay Pot Lighthouse

What size clay pots are used to make the large terra cotta light house -using 5 pots?

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Making a Chandelier from a Table Lamp
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One Handed Crafts
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Sweeter Than Cupcakes Mother's Day Card
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Using Acrylic Water
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Crafts Uses for Plastic Scarf Hanger Rings

I have a ton of the hard plastic rings that stores use to hang scarfs up. Does anyone have any ideas how to use them in crafts?

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Easy Candy Jar Gifts
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Waterproof Faux Stained Glass Recipe

How do you make faux stained glass with mod podge and food coloring?

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Decorating a Box Pleat Skirt

How can I make my box pleat skirt more full or blingy? I recently purchased a crop top with a peach orange full length box pleat skirt to wear to a Indian wedding. The problem is, I feel that the skirt is too plain.

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Graduation Announcements
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Making Greeting Cards

I need some legal advice. Can I make cards to sell at a craft fayre or in church using the pictures from shop-bought cards I have received?

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Candy Wrapper Covered Can
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Reusing Vintage Tins
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Finding a Pattern for Crocheted Adult Boots
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Homemade Mouth Rinse and Tooth Powder
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Lego Batman Costume (Body)
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Making a Safety Pin Hot Air Balloon
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One-of-a-Kind Father's Day Card
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Decorating Shoes With Duct Tape
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Making Jeans Plant Pots

I saw this project the other day, you just cut part of the leg off on old jeans, turn them inside out and stitch. I got that part, but forget how the square bottom was made. Can I see that project again?

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Pop-Up Thank You Card
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Golf Tee Bobbin Holder
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Putting a Tea Candle Inside a Large Candle

How can I make a hole in a large candle and put a tea candle in to glow and save the large candle?

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Rustic Country Wedding Invitation
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Felted Gift Soaps
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