April 15, 2019

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Making Super Hero Straws - two super hero straw toys

Making Superhero StrawsYou kids will love playing with these cute hero straws. If you keep the straw length long they can also drink through them. Make several and create the banner for a kid's party. This is a page about making superhero straws.


Pot of Gold Number Matching - the original numbers can be removed or higher ones add to the back side

How to Make a Pot of Gold Number Matching GameEven if it is not St. Patrick's Day kids will have fun learning with this number matching game. This page is about how to make a pot of gold number matching game.


Butterfly design for card.

Handmade Butterfly Birthday CardButterflies are a favorite theme for birthday cards. These beautiful and brightly colored insects can be hand crafted using a variety of different materials.



Make Your Own Houseplant Trellis  - tied up plant

Make Your Own Houseplant TrellisFrom a sad droopy plant to a happy structured plant - easily make your own plant trellis with a piece of simple plant wire and plant tie ribbon. This is an inexpensive solution for your own plant trellis and you're still left with lots of wire and ribbon left for other uses!


Bunny Card - finished card front

Bunny CardThis bunny card adds a cute touch to any Easter basket for a neighbor, family, friend, co-worker, etc.



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Value of an Andrew Brothers Cedar ChestI have a cedar chest with "Andrew Brothers, Mattoon, Illinois" on the inside.


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Making Panoramic Easter EggsI wanted to try making a panoramic Easter egg this year, my first time and while checking out different ways to make them I've come across some that use powdered sugar and egg whites and some are like yours that just need water and dye if your coloring the egg. So what's the difference between using just the water or using powdered sugar and egg whites?


Identifying an Antique Dining Table and Chairs

Identifying an Antique Dining Table and ChairsWhat is the age and value of is this table and chairs? It also has a table leaf.


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Cashing an Old Money Order and Cashiers CheckI found one official check made to myself from St. Paul Bank and a personal money order from Bank One, also made to myself. Both banks have been taken over by other banks. I was told that unclaimed money is sent back to the state. I checked the Illinois treasurer's website and nothing is listed with my name. What can I do? The checks are intact and were issued 18 years ago.


Value of a Mersman Table 7585 - oval coffee table with a lower shelf

Value of a Mersman Table 7585I am curious what my Mersman table is worth.


Homemade Oatmeal Face Mask Storage

Homemade Oatmeal Face Mask StorageI just made a DIY oatmeal face mask and I was wondering if I should store it in my refrigerator or in the cabinet with the rest of my beauty products. The masks I made only contains honey, lemon juice, oatmeal, and water.


What Is this Enclosure Used For? - nylon and mesh enclosure

What Is this Enclosure Used For?I know I probably sound not so smart, but here it goes. I recently moved into my new apartment and I found this thing used for I'm guessing a pet right because I certainly wouldn't put my children in this thing. But seriously what exactly is this called and what type of pet is it used for? My guess is gerbils or guinea pigs or something, but I am not sure.


Identifying a Vintage Chair - vinyl or leather upholstered vintage arm chair

Identifying a Vintage ChairWould someone be able to assist me in the identification of this chair? There is one marking present, on the underside of the seat stamped into a brass plate. The marking reads BT. 51766


Value of a Mersman 7336 Side Table

Value of a Mersman 7336 Side TableI would like to know the date made and what it would sell for?


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Paint Color Coordination AdviceWhat color goes with lilac and gray?


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Getting Easter Lilies to BloomI bought 8 lilies for my church for Easter Sunday. The flower on the plant is still closed. What should I do to have the lilies open their blooms by Easter Sunday which is 5 days away?


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Help Choosing Bathroom Fixture FinishesI'm doing a tub to shower conversion and having trouble finding all my fixtures in the same brushed nickel. I am looking for a hand held shower hopefully with a slide bar and pause feature. Also grab bars that don't look like they belong in a hospital. I found the grab bars online in brushed nickel. But can't find the hand held shower with the features I'm wanting.


Advice for Choosing a Vintage Sewing Machine - vintage Domestic sewing machine in a cabinet

Advice for Choosing a Vintage Sewing MachineI have found not 1, but 2 vintage sewing machines advertised locally! This is highly unusual to see in this part of the Northwest USA. The first one is a Domestic with a nice cabinet for $60. The other is a Coronado with a good cabinet (could use refinishing) for free. The Coronado owner has no idea if it works, but it looks very clean in the pics. Should I get either one of them?


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G Key Doesn't Work on a Smith Corona TypewriterEvery button my Electra 1973 Smith Corona (electric) works, but the G key.


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