December 9, 2015

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Potato Peel Crisps

Potato Peel CrispsThis tasty recipe uses potato peels, cheese, and your choice of seasonings to create a yummy snack. This is a page about making potato peel crisps.


"Swap Not Shop" Party Ideas

"Swap Not Shop" Party IdeasThis is a page about "swap not shop" party ideas. A thrifty and fun way to give gifts is to swap items that you already have.



Butterscotch Candy Beer Mug

Butterscotch Candy Beer MugThis is a fun craft for kids to make for their beer loving dads for Father's Day. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Spinach Pasta Noodles

Spinach Pasta NoodlesFresh spinach noodles are a great way to sneak veggies in for picky eaters. Learn how we made them in this video.


Crochet Mustache Applique

Crochet Mustache AppliqueAdd some hipster flair to your wardrobe with these simple crocheted mustache appliques. Learn how to make them in this short video.


Homemade Cough Drops

Homemade Cough DropsTired of buying storebought cough drops, with unknown ingredients? They are easy to make at home. Learn how to make them in this short video.


No-Cook Playdoh

No-Cook PlaydohKids love playdoh and it is easy to make at home. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Felt Snowflake Coaster

Felt Snowflake CoasterThese adorable snowflake coasters are made of soft absorbent felt, which is available in a variety of different colors. Learn how to make them in this short video.


Felt Christmas Light Garland

Felt Christmas Light GarlandThis cute kids' craft uses felt to make a safe garland of brightly colored Christmas light bulbs on a string. Learn how to make the garland in this short video.


VooDoo Doll Wreath

VooDoo Doll WreathThis funky and fun Halloween Voodoo Doll wreath is a fun way to decorate for the holiday. Learn how we made it in this video!


Ribbon-Covered Necklace

Ribbon-Covered NecklaceYou can make this stunning necklace at home with just a length of ribbon, some large beads, thread and needle. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Fleece Hand Warmers

Fleece Hand WarmersThese cosy hand warmers can be made with leftover fleece from crafting projects. Learn how to make them in this short video.


Felt and Ribbon Turkey

Felt and Ribbon TurkeyThis turkey has a felt body and ribbons as tail feathers. Learn how to make it in this short video.


Yo Yo Keychain

Yo Yo KeychainUse fabric yoyos and a button to make a personalized keychain. Learn how to make it in this short video.



Fridge Milk Tart

Fridge Milk TartOne of my fondest childhood memories was when my mom, my sisters and I prepared baked goodies for Christmas. My favorite was when we made melktert (milk tart). Melktert is a famous South African delicacy, part of our food heritage.


Rambo, gray tabby coloration, kitty in the grass

Rambo (Domestic Shorthair)Rambo chose us. He was a tiny stray working his charm and waltzing in and out of 3 homes on our block. We couldn't really take in anymore pets at the time so we all hid from each other the fact that each of us had been secretly feeding him and bringing him in the house to sleep.


A man holding open an empty wallet.

A Fortnight's Lost IncomeThis is a story from my past, which taught me that when you have to you can do it! It was the day after payday and I had the cash on the table, working out where it would be going. There was a knock at the door so I hid the cash. It was an hour or so before I got back to my budgeting task. Unfortunately, I had forgotten where I'd put the money!



light brown and white dog

What Breed Is My Dog?He is about 7 months old and at least 50 lbs. Any ideas? I am thinking maybe German Shepherd mix?


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Replacement Knob for Galloping Gourmet 707 Roaster?Where can I purchase a timer knob for Galloping Gourmet Model 707 roaster?


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Singer 15 Won't Make a Stitch?I have a late model Singer 15, with number tension dial. I've set up a few vintage machines, but this has stumped me. The thread is being picked up from underneath, but will not form a stitch at all. When I try to sew, the thread comes off the spring. Could it be timing?


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Garage Light Switch Not Working Properly?I had a BC 10 amp light switch fitted to the safety board in my garage with 2 sets of fluro lights. I thought I was turning the switch on wrong! Initially it would make a buzzing noise and sometimes would turn lights on and other times it wouldn't. Electrician says its not his wiring, it's the lights.


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Puppy Afraid of Construction Equipment?We have construction going on in front of our house. My puppy wasn't afraid of it until one morning she woke and jumped in bed with me and has been scared to death since. She won't go outside and she would always go outside no problem! She paces back and forth. I try to comfort her. What to do?


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Cat Peeing Everywhere?Our cat, Puffy, has been driving the entire family crazy with his peeing everywhere. We bought de-scenting sprays and special cleaners, which he ignored and re-marked all over the house. Some advice? I refuse neuter my cat.


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Dressing Aids for Seniors?I'm stiff when I first wake up and it's getting harder as the years go by to put on pants, underwear, and socks. Do you use any of the dressing aids on the market? Thanks.


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