November 22, 2019

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A piece of fabric not sewn correctly.

Mini Sewing Machine Not Stitching?These mini machines are notorious for having issues, but that aside like a full sized machine, you will need to do some troubleshooting to see if you can determine the cause of the malfunction. If that fails, check for videos or manufacturer's guides online.


Two paint brushes soaking in water.

Repairing Paint BrushesThe best course of action for maintaining your paint brushes is to clean them thoroughly after every use. But there are times when this does not happen. Depending on the type of paint used there are ways to revive a stiff brush and remove the old paint. You can even temporarily slow or stop the loss of bristles. This page contains several suggestions for repairing paint brushes.


Spooky Halloween Worm Brownies - 4 worm brownies on a red plate

Making Spooky Halloween Worm BrowniesAdd gummy worms, cut in half, to the frosting on a batch of brownies. These spooky worm brownies are perfect as a Halloween treat or serve anytime.


A birthday banner hung outside.

Homemade Birthday BannersBanners are a fun, personalized decoration you can make for an upcoming birthday. This page contains a variety of birthday banner projects.


Cookie press cookies being decorated on a drying rack.

Original Mirro Cookie Press Recipe?Aluminum Mirro cookie presses were sold with recipes for holiday shaped cookies. You can find a copy of the originals online.



Christmas Tree Banner - banner on brick fireplace

Christmas Tree BannerWould you like to make a handmade Christmas banner? Here is a tutorial for one you could make with your kids - using all supplies you may even already have in your home. My kids loved the painting process for these Christmas trees.


Paper Snow Globe Ornament - hand holding the paper snow globe decoration

Paper Snow Globe OrnamentHere is a mess free snow globe ornament you can make, it is a paper version. This ornament is made with construction paper and acrylic paint.


Vintage Looking Thread Spool Tree or Gift Ornaments - ornaments on display

Vintage Looking Thread Spool Tree or Gift OrnamentsI love old wooden thread spools and decided to make some Christmas tree decorations with them for a homespun Christmas tree this year. It's simple enough for a child to do and fun to personalize! Try them yourself!


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Clean with Clean ToolsI never put away a dust mop, broom, wet mop, or other such instrument unless I clean it first. Whether I have swept up a dry or wet mess, it makes little sense to put away the tool without eliminating the remainder of the dirt and rinsing the tool so it is ready for the next go-round.



Is My Dog a Sable German Shepherd? - young dog on a leash

Is My Dog a Sable German Shepherd?I was just wondering if you could tell me if my dog is a Sable or not? I have got his pedigree sheet and stuff. And what do you think by just looking at him please?


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Fabric Donations for Charity Projects?Since retiring I have found a new passion, making quilts for homeless children and abused women and children. I have used up all my fabric stash and would love to find places/persons that might be willing to donate fabric for this cause. I live on Social Security and cannot afford the fabric on my own.


Identifying a Small Flying Black Bug

Identifying a Small Flying Black Bug?What the heck is this? I found in hair!


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Plumbing Repair Assistance for Low Income Homeowners?I am in need of monetary assistance to repair my plumbing. I need all new pipes.


Distinguishing Between Silver and Silver Plate - covered serving dish

Distinguishing Between Silver and Silver Plate?I acquired a silver-looking covered serving dish with fancy script initials "BF" on both the cover and the dish. No other original markings are on it. Anyone know what this is made of? Who made it?


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