December 28, 2019

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Display board.

DIY Easy Display BoardMaking a display board is as easy as cutting and repurposing a gift box. Cover with decorative gift wrap and glue on cloths pins.


Making a Mini Wreath with Stickers - finish with two larger stickers one at the top and one at the bottom

Making a Mini Wreath with StickersA fun child's craft is making a mini wreath with stickers. There are so many kinds of sticker designs that you can make them for the season or a specific holiday.



A desk filled with craft supplies.

Help: I Live in a Craft Room!I tried to clean and organize and ended up writing, instead! I hope you who can relate will enjoy, and those who can't will soon!!


Congratulations Gift Bag - finished gift bag

Congratulations Gift BagI needed a "Congratulations" gift bag and went to Dollar Tree. Many of the bags there were very thin for the fragile item I was gifting. I was afraid the bag would not hold up. I decided to make my own gift bag upcycling items I already had at home.



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Kitchen Paint Color Advice?I have oak cabinets and would like to do a black and white kitchen. What color would work with that? I have wainscoting half way up on my walls.


Value of Antique Chairs - chair with cane seat

Value of Antique Chairs?We have 4 of these chairs that have been in the family for a very long time. Any information is appreciated. We think these are 18th century, but are unsure.


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Filling Out a Money Order?Can a money order be filled out to two parties on the payee line


Identifying Porcelain Dolls - dolls in boxes

Identifying Porcelain Dolls?I have two porcelain dolls, one wind up and one not. There are no markings anywhere on them. I am wanting to find out who made them and what they are worth. The one in the blue dress is a wind up and still plays music.


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Finding the Movie Gift of the Magi?I would like to obtain a DVD or VHS copy of the movie, The Gift of the Magi, a TV movie from the late 1970s starring Debby Boone, John Rubinstein, and Peter Graves. I have been unable to find on Amazon or eBay. Can anyone help?


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Substitutions for Tomatoes and Garlic in Recipes?My wife can no longer eat tomatoes or garlic due to health reasons, and we really love our pasta and spaghetti. What are good replacements for these in spaghetti sauces and for ketchup?


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Fabric Door Bell Decoration?I was wondering what is the size of the pattern pieces to cut to make this decoration?


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Using Elmer's Glue as a Face Mask?If you use face masks you're still using chemicals, so what's the difference?


Making Pot Scrubbers Using Old Towels - striped towel scrubber

Making Pot Scrubbers Using Old Towels?I have an old pot scrubber made from an old towel that my sister bought for me at a farmer's market years ago. I am trying to find out how to make them. It is just a common towel with something on it to make the terry towel loops hardened. It is the best pot scrubber I have ever had that is safe to use on non stick pans. I can see Amazon sells them for $5.99 for two!


Identifying a Porcelain Doll  - older style doll in a floral dress

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I need to know more information about this doll.


No Power in the Kitchen - Breaker Not Tripped - breaker box

No Power in the Kitchen - Breaker Not Tripped?All house breakers are good, but there is still no electricity in the kitchen?


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Growing Peach Trees from Pits?I am growing some peach trees from pits. They are in pots at the moment. They are over 18 inches tall. When is it the correct time to plant them in the ground and what would I need to strengthen the stalks?


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Alternative Uses for Shrimp Cocktail Sauce?What goes good with cocktail sauce besides shrimp? I have a couple of bottles of cocktail sauce on hand and I didn't want to use shrimp. I just made a shrimp dish the other day.


Dyeing Hair After Bleaching - green hair after bleaching

Dyeing Hair After Bleaching?I got me 4 packs of bleach from Sally's to dye my hair. We put 3 of them in and had no problems, but last night we put the 4 one in, it burned my scalp and left blue/green from the bleach in it and it's not coming out. What should I do? How long would this take to heal and how long do I wait to put dye in?


Identifying the Pattern of Vintage Drinking Glasses - clear bluish glasses with a raised pattern

Identifying the Pattern of Vintage Drinking Glasses?Can anybody tell me the name of this pattern? I bought six of these drinking glasses in blue, and would like to find a few more if possible. But no set of descriptive words I try in Google bring up these glasses.


Getting Rid of Mice in the Dryer - bumps on shoulder

Getting Rid of Mice in the Dryer?A year ago I took tenancy of a small, 1940s, recently modernised bungalow out in the countryside and have been plagued with insects and mice ever since.


Value of a Vintage GE Console Record Player

Value of a Vintage GE Console Record Player?I am trying to find out how much my General Electric record player is worth. I am not sure of the year, but it plays great and sounds great too!


Value of a Thomas Kinkade Print - Golden Gate bridge

Value of a Thomas Kinkade Print?I bought this framed print, Thomas Kinkade Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco limited edition 10/3850, and am just curious what it's worth. There are so many different ones I'm confused.


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Repairing a Janome Sewing Machine?I have a Janome MC6000 machine. While sewing the balance wheel stalled and then only spun after that. Did I strip gears or break a belt? I can still manually raise and lower the needle.


Value of Cabbage Patch Dolls  - 3 dolls

Value of Cabbage Patch Dolls?I moved into an old house where I inherited a lot of stuff I don't need. Some of the things being 3 original Cabbage Patch dolls. One of them predates the Cabbage Patch. They are called The Little People. I need fast cash, yet I don't want to take a big loss either. I believe all 3 dolls would go for around 3 grand. Mine are used, but in great condition.


Identifying a Bump on a Dog - pinkish brown bump

Identifying a Bump on a Dog?My dog is just 1 year old. She is half Lab and half Springer. This has appeared just last week and she won't let us near it and runs away when we go to touch it. Does anyone know what it could be?


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Repairing a Scunci Steamer?So I followed the suggestions and now the steamer works, but the handle got very hot. I need an oven mitt to hold it! I know that's not right and potentially dangerous. It was really hard to get the washers and nut back on the rod so I hope I don't have to do that part again!


When Can I Re-dye My Hair? - before

When Can I Re-dye My Hair?I went to the salon and asked for my hair to be coloured like the second photo, but during the process the stylist said that the hair had come out lighter than what I had asked for. I don't really like it and want to go back to brown. How long would I have to wait before I could have this done and would it be better to get it done professionally or get a box of dye?


Replacement Cord for a Biddeford Blanket - chewed cord

Replacement Cord for a Biddeford Blanket?Where can I buy a replacement for my Biddeford heating blanket? My 2 month old puppy chewed it.


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