January 27, 2020

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Butterfly Suncatcher Using Unique Lids - hang from ribbon

Making a Butterfly SuncatcherIt is great to be inspired to make a craft based on the shape of a bit of recycled packaging. These butterfly suncatchers are a good example. Learn how to make them below.


Rose bowl painted as silly pumpkin face.

Rose Bowl Holiday DecorThese bubble or globe shaped glass containers are great for painting to use as decor for any holiday. Fill with candy or a battery operated tea light. Try your hand at one today.


Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic Brandy Butter with sweet potaoes on plate

Lamb Loin Chops with Garlic Brandy ButterThis elegant lamb loin chop dish is quite easy to prepare. The garlic brandy butter with a bit of oregano adds just the right flavor.


A pan of caramelized Brussels sprouts.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts RecipesSteamed or simmered Brussels sprouts are then browned in olive oil for a delicious caramelized finish. Even if you don't think you like these fun little veggies, this recipe may change your mind.


Finished gift tube.

St. Patty's Day Paper Tube Gift PouchA recycled, scrapbook paper covered, paper tube makes a fun little gift pouch for small token gifts or a treat on St. Patrick's day. Add a foam shamrock shape and a green ribbon and it's done.


Personalized Felt Ornaments

Making Personalized Felt OrnamentsFelt is an easy craft material to work with. Use various colors to make personalized felt ornaments for your Christmas tree or to make into a garland.


Basket of crafting supplies.

"I am Gonna Miss That Man" Craft BasketThis cute party decoration jokes about the obsession many crafters have for their projects. The "I Am Gonna Miss that Man" basket is a whimsical reply to the husband who jokes about leaving if one more bit of yarn, fabric, or what have you is brought home for your crafting stash.


An old lawn mower, painted yellow and orange.

Value of Vintage Lawn MowersThe value of vintage lawn mowers is dependent on a variety of factors, including the condition, rarity, and age. There are forums focused on vintage mowers that might provide some help. This page also offers some estimates for some of the mowers included.


Finished Lace Fan

Making Lace FansFour inch wide lace, ribbons in your choice of colors, and embellishments to suit the decor or occasion, are transformed into these delicate lace fans. They are perfect of adding to a gift or using as party favors.


Paper Plate Framed Christmas Decoration - framed artwork hanging on fireplace

Making a Paper Plate Framed Christmas DecorationFrame a piece of your child's artwork with a cut out paper plate rim. Add paper cutouts, snowflakes, whatever you like to create a great kid inspired Christmas decoration. Make several unique ones.



Valentine's Day Picture Frame - man's photo in the finished frame

Valentine's Day Picture FrameThis is a really cute idea to make a picture frame for Valentine's Day. I have a tutorial that I wrote telling you how to create and make the hearts you will use to decorate your picture frame. Add your favorite picture to your frame and give the gift of love on Valentine's Day.


Valentine's Day Hanging Flag Banner - hanging off the end of a shelving unit

Valentine's Day Hanging Flag BannerHere's another Valentine's Day themed decoration you can make for your home without spending any money.


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Uses for a Wet VacuumI received a wet vacuum for Christmas because I wanted one. I use it for cleaning everything especially the fridge and stove. It is great for cleaning up spills and eggs. It's very easy to wash out the vacuum when you pick up something really messy. It is great for cleaning the bottom of your purse. I have a small one so it is easy to carry.



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Collecting Back Child Support if Parent is Deceased?Almost 8 years ago, I was given full custody of 2 young girls. I received child support for the first 2 years from 1 of the parents, but not the other (the bio parents were divorced and ordered to pay separate child support amounts). The girls' dad just passed this last September and I was able to apply for survivor benefits for 1 of the girls, the other is now 19 and does not qualify.


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Thread Won't Stay in the Needle on a Toyota RS2000 Sewing Machine?I have a Toyota RS2000 sewing machine. I threaded the machine as I usually do, and went to machine up a seam, but the thread kept coming out of the needle when I press the foot to sew. I don't know why. I tried different settings, but it still kept popping out of the eye in the needle!


Identifying a Porcelain Doll - doll with cloth body

Identifying a Porcelain Doll?I found a porcelain doll with glass eyes and the number on the back of her neck. Can someone help me identify her?


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Removing a Bad Odor in a Handmade China Cabinet?I am not 100% sure, but I think the cabinet is made from cedar. I need to get rid of the smell, but don't want to damage the wood. It was made by my late father-in-law, but I can't use it for much because the smell is too much.


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