October 31, 2019

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A fringed suede jacket.

Softening Suede?A new suede jacket or other piece of clothing can be quite stiff until broken in, as can items that get wet. There are a few ways to soften suede, including wearing it often, using a conditioner, or taking it to a dry cleaner or leather specialist.


A can of spilled paint on a white background.

Cleaning Paint Spilled Inside a Car?Paint spills happen. When it is in your car it can seem overwhelming, but with some research to discover the best cleaner for the type of paint you may be successful doing it yourself. Professional detailers are also an option.


cut Japanese Fruit Sandwich on plate

Japanese Fruit SandwichThis Japanese sweet treat is assembled as you would a sandwich. It is made with slices of bread whipped cream and fresh fruits of your choice.



DIY Pumpkin and Bat Halloween Favor Tag - attach to mini Halloween notepad

DIY Pumpkin and Bat Halloween Favor TagHaving a tag lever punch is very versatile and could be used year-round. You can find this puncher at your local arts and crafts store. You can save money on this when there is a 50 or 60% off coupon!


Recovering an Old Hassock - hassock top covered with a large black and orange granny square

Recovering an Old HassockMy neighbor had this poor old orange hassock. It had seen better days, so I kept saying, "If you ever need me to recover this, I would be happy to". One day, she said, "You know I am a Beavers fan, can you make it orange and black?" Done!!


Marbleized Artwork - red and white artwork

Marbleized ArtworkThis is a fun, simple way to create eye stunning and unique artwork without having to have any artistic talent. You can use this technique on countless objects to gain the same marbleized look, but for this project I've chosen canvas panels. All you need is the object you want marbleized, a bin filled with water, and nail polish and you too will soon be creating beautiful artwork and decorations.


Lexi Lou (Blue Fawn Pit) - closeup of dog's face, she is lying upside down

Lexi Lou (Blue Fawn Pit)We got her at the pound. Everyone was passing her up because she was very sick. She was missing most of her fur, scabbed up, and oozing from her infection. We nursed her back to health and from our labor of love she grew very attached to our family as we did her.


DIY Pumpkin and Ghost Halloween Favor Tag - mini pumpkin with tag

DIY Pumpkin and Ghost Halloween Favor TagThere are endless possibilities when decorating tags. Here is another cute Halloween themed tag I made using regular craft supplies you probably already have at home!


Paper Web and Spider Toss Game - finished web and spider, ready to play

Paper Web and Spider Toss GameHere is a a fun kid friendly Halloween game. The object of the game is to try to have the spider land on any color web. You can make fun prizes if you're hosting a party, but the kiddos just had fun if the spider landed on a color. Each time they made it on the spider, they would try to stand further away.



Value of an Antique Buffet

Value of an Antique Buffet?My mom bought this piece 30 +yrs ago out in Denver Colorado from a wealthy Indian family that was moving back home, they had very expensive antiques and furniture.


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Repairing a Troy-Bilt Riding Mower?The deck engagement cable breaks every time one is installed.


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Removing Dye That Transferred in the Wash?My daughter's 100% polyester cheer jacket is maroon on the bottom and white on the top. After washing in cold water, on the delicate cycle it looks pink where it should be crisp white. What is a mother to do? I have washed it with 2 color grabber sheets already.


What Breed Is My Chihuahua Mixed With? - small dog with large upright ears and a long slender snout

What Breed Is My Chihuahua Mixed With?He is 6 months old and I am really curious what breed he is. He is half Chihuahua and I am not sure what the other breed is.


Value of a Vintage Flip Top Table- oval table with inlay medallion in the center

Value of a Vintage Flip Top Table?I have a vintage flip-top table. I believe the wood is mahogany and it has an inlay in the center. I am just wondering what it may be worth.


Value of a Barbie Doll - doll in the original box

Value of a Barbie Doll?How do I find the value of a Barbie that's more than 10 years old and unopened. Can someone help me out?


Value of a Reproduction Kammer & Reinhardt Porcelain Doll - dark haired doll wearing a pink dress with eyelet lace trim

Value of a Reproduction Kammer & Reinhardt Porcelain Doll?Here is a 16'' porcelain doll, with the Kammer & Reinhardt mark on the back of her head, model 114. It has a socket bisque head with bisque shoulders and hands. The rest of the body, including the feet, is soft. The face is painted, the hair is synthetic. I know that Kammer & Reinhardt made ball jointed body dolls, so I think that this one is a reproduction.


Identifying a Ginger Jar - pretty floral ginger jar

Identifying a Ginger Jar?I have a ginger jar that is 9 1/2 high by 8 1/2 wide. Can anyone help me identify the maker's mark?


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