December 17, 2018

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A South American woven rug with bright colors.

Use Salt to Prevent Bleeding Fabric DyeSetting the dye in fabric can prevent a lot of anguish later. There is some controversy as to the effectiveness of trying to set commercial dyes. Try adding salt to water and soak the garment. Rinse and repeat until no more dye bleeds into the water. This is a page about using salt to prevent bleeding fabric dye.

 

Puffy "Fleece Navidad" Card - front of the finished card

Making a Puffy "Fleece Navidad" CardYou can make this whimsical holiday card using felt and cotton balls. Learn how to make a puffy "Fleece Navidad" card.

 

Healthy Oatmeal Muffins

Healthy Oatmeal MuffinsThis oatmeal muffin recipe is easy to make even more healthy using whole wheat flour. Add whatever inclusions you like, like nuts or dried fruit to vary it up each time you bake some. This page begins your journey into the world of healthy oatmeal muffins.

 

completed salad in bowl

Slaw Beet SaladThis delicious salad is a combination of roasted beets and brussels sprouts, fresh radicchio and spinach, and finished with a tangy citrus dressing. This page contains a recipe and instructions for making slaw beet salad.

 

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Save Scraps of Colorful Paper for Scrapbook Cards - torn scraps of paper glued to a rectangle of white paper

Save Scraps of Colorful Paper for Scrapbook CardsI always have extra scraps of beautiful paper. I tear them into quarter size pieces for gluing onto cards. They make very pretty additions, to keep in journals, which is what I do with them. This would be fun to do with seasonal wrapping paper too ;)

 

Snowflake Bow for Oversize Gift - red tissue paper bow with a paper snowflake in the center mounted to a cupcake liner

Snowflake Bow for Oversize GiftDid you a get a gift for someone that is too big to be wrapped? Instead of just purchasing a bow, you can make one!

 

Sunrise (Nova Scotia) - golden sun rise

Sunrise (Nova Scotia)This is a picture that my cousin took when we were in Nova Scotia. We were up very early reliving old times. It was a fun weekend.

 

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Value of an Ashton Drake Porcelain DollWhat is value of a 1989 "Mary Had a Little Lamb" doll?

 

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Play Group Name IdeasI am opening a play group house for children from 3 to 10 years old. I am looking for a name using a word which is similar in both English and Greek, for example: harmony.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll wearing a gold and lace dress

Identifying a Porcelain DollThis doll has a porcelain head and hands, but the rest of her is cloth. She has moving eyes. I found her mark, but can't quite make it out. I would love to know her maker and around what year she was made.

 

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Removing Auto Paint OxidationWill cleaning with vinegar remove oxidation from auto paint? Will it damage the paint on a car? Does peanut butter really work?

 

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Wait Time Before Re-dyeing HairI am a natural medium blonde and I have always wanted to dye my hair dark blonde, but I've had the fear of changing my mind and missing being a blondie. If I dye my hair dark brown, how long would I have to wait before dyeing it back to blonde without turning my hair red? I would be doing it myself using box stuff.

 

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Choosing a Rug to Coordinate with the SofaI just bought a sofa. It has kind of a light tan in it and some off-white. My husband has a bluish green chair, a Smith Brothers' rocker recliner. I have a rug with light tan with red and green from Livings Treasures. My other rug has more red in it so I put it in the sun room with a goldish sofa.

 

Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll in box wearing a dark green dress with lace and pearls

Identifying a Porcelain DollWe got this at an auction. There are no markings. It looks to be in great condition. I am not sure if the box belongs with the doll. Can I find any info about the doll with the info on the box? Any information anyone can tell me will be most welcomed.

 

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Finding a Missing Volume for 1950 Book of KnowledgeI need to find vol. number 10 from Grolier's Book of Knowledge 1950 series or newer it's a 20 vol set. My number 10 got destroyed. Any ideas where to search?

 

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Donating Vintage Ethnic and Storybook DollsOur family tended to buy dolls in the costumes of various countries. Most of the 30 or so I now have are at least 50 years old and do not have manufacturer information. What's the best way to find a good home for them. We don't necessarily want to sell them.

 

Is My Dog a Full Blood Pit Bull? - gray puppy

Is My Dog a Full Blood Pit Bull?My brother keeps telling me I got screwed over and that she is not a full blood Pit Bull, but she doesn't look like anything else to me. What do y'all think?

 

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Preschool Slogan IdeasI need a tagline and quotes for my new preschool Bright Beginning.

 

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14th Birthday Party IdeasOk, so my 14th birthday is coming up, but my family doesn't have a lot of money. I was thinking about doing a dance thing and inviting a bunch of people, but it would cost over 500$ to rent a place. So I don't know what I want to do because I live in a small town, and we would have to travel to do anything.

 

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