December 10, 2018

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At Home Tracing Table - paper over the image on your tracing table

DIY At Home Tracing TableA tracing table or light table can come in quite handy for many craft projects. You do not necessarily need to purchase one if you have a glass topped table or desk and a lamp that can be oriented upwards. This is a page about a DIY at home tracing table.

 

Garland Made from Dollar Tree Paperclips  - make a paperclip chain

Making a Paper Clip GarlandCreate a cute, inexpensive garland for the holidays using colored paper clips. Hook them together and then attach ornaments or other decorations to help brighten up your home or work. This is a page about making a paper clip garland.

 

Cactus with a yellow backdrop.

Why is My Cactus Turning Yellow?If your cactus is beginning to yellow it is often a watering issue, either too much or too little. Depending on the type of cactus you have the watering schedule can vary. This page speaks to the question, "Why is my cactus turning yellow?".

 

Children's Soft Puzzle - mix up the pieces and your little one is ready to play

Making a Child's Soft Felt PuzzleGet creative and make one or more felt puzzles for the toddler's in your family. They are also excellent to give as gifts. This is a page about making a child's soft felt puzzle.

 

Christmas Decorations from Cardboard - three trees and two red ball ornaments

Making Christmas Decorations from Recycled CardboardRecycled cardboard packaging is so useful in making crafts. Use it to make fun decorations for Christmas. Make lots of different shapes and paint or decorate as you like. This is a page about making Christmas decorations from recycled cardboard.

 

A large crocheted wall hanging with a military theme.

Stiffening a Large Crocheted Wall HangingSmall crochet items are stiffened with starch, but a larger piece destined to be a wall hanging may best be handled differently. Try mounting it to a rigid backing. Find other ideas in this page about stiffening a large crocheted wall hanging.

 

hand washing a piece of clothing

Using Lestoil For StainsLestoil is a concentrated multipurpose cleaner that works well to get rid of both water and oil based stains. This is a page about using Lestoil for stains.

 

Giant Christmas Ball Decoration - blue ornament

DIY Giant Christmas Ball DecorationThese fun to make, huge Christmas ball ornament decorations begin with inexpensive Dollar Tree plate chargers. Dangle some in the window for you and the neighbors to enjoy! This is a page about DIY giant Christmas ball decoration.

 

Helium Tank Upcycled as The Grinch - Grinch sitting on the ground outside

How to Upcycle a Helium Tank into The GrinchTake that leftover helium tank and create a fun yard decoration featuring the Grinch. This favorite Dr. Seuss character is sure to bring smiles to everyone who sees him. This page contains photos and instructions for how to upcycle a helium tank into the Grinch.

 

Christmas Tree Ribbon Card - finished card standing against the wall

Making a Christmas Tree Ribbon CardAdd this cute idea to your list of easy to make cards for the holidays. This is a page about making a Christmas tree ribbon card.

 

Articles

Red Oak Leaves - against a snowy woods

Red Oak LeavesAs I looked from the kitchen window, I could see a spot of red at the edge of the woods and wondered what it was. I investigated this morning and saw that there are a few fall leaves still hanging on.

 

Christmas Tree Card Made by a Toddler - finished card with pom poms added to the tips of fingers and on the palm of the hand

Christmas Tree Card Made by a ToddlerThis is a handmade Christmas card that your toddler/child can make! It'll be a thoughtful card as his hand is the "tree". We made this card to go with his teacher's gift.

 

Spiral Miniature Christmas Tree Decoration - finished tree closeup

Spiral Pipe Cleaner Mini Christmas TreeThis is a cute little miniature Christmas tree toy decoration - would be fun for a toddler's doll house, to pair with a Lego house as the Christmas tree, make as a place setting card, turn into an ornament, or just use as little decorations for your home. It is very easy to make and will turn out cute and fun!

 

Christmas Tree Pop-up Card -  inside of finished card with greeting added

Christmas Tree Pop-up CardMy kids' school project theme just switched to Christmas. They were required to make a DIY greeting card. This will be entered in a class contest and here's our entry.

 

Dove Having a Bath - dove in a homemade bird bath

Dove Having a BathWe feed all the birds year round and have many doves. They love to enjoy a bath too. That is our old water pump from years ago, just as added interest to our yard. The bath tub is a bottom of a hot water tank that we cut off. It works perfectly and is the right depth of water for birds and bees!

 

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Thread Snapping on Brother LS14The upper thread on my LS14 keeps snapping since I bent a needle and replaced it. I've adjusted the tension, I've brushed down the needle holder, etc. I removed the bobbin holder to clean it and realised that a bent pin had been hiding under it. I removed the pin cleaned and put everything back together.

 

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Name Ideas for an After School ProgramI'm trying to come up with a name for my after school program. I would like something that incorporates my birth sign which is a Ram or something that incorporates my son's name Ace. Something very catchy and odd!

 

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Selling a NSM Prestige JukeboxI have a NSM Prestige ES 160, with 120, 50-60s, 45s. It is in excellent working condition. How and where can I sell this?

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a long white dress with gold trim

Identifying a Porcelain DollI can not tell who the maker is to look up information on it.

 

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