June 22, 2020

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Flames of Love Tie Dye T-Shirt - pretty long sleeve tie dye shirt

Making a Flames of Love Tie Dye T-ShirtTransform an inexpensive t-shirt into a stunning two color tie dye wearable art work. The project on this page provides detailed instructions and photos of the process.


A woman making jam.

Fixing Jam That is Too ThickMaking and canning your own jam is a great way to preserve bumper crops of fruits and berries. If the jam is too thick you might try adding heated fruit juice prior to adding it to your canning jars.


Peaceful Cat Grayscale Coloring Page - grayscale photo of a calico cat.

Peaceful Cat Grayscale Coloring PageIf you enjoy the traditional adult coloring page pastime you might just be ready to move up or over to grayscale coloring. Gel pens and fine tips markers are good choices for this art form to add color to the already shaded image. Begin your journey with this free grayscale cat.


A wasp carrying a cicada.

Monologue Of A Killer WaspThe killer wasp is considered a beneficial insect in that it helps to control the cicada population thereby reducing the damage done to deciduous trees. Read on for an informative and original wasp monologue imagined by the author.


Hanging Bats - bat hanging in the window from a curtain rod

How to Make Hanging BatsThese cute little hanging bats are made using paper towel rolls, black construction paper, and googly eyes. Learn how in the craft project found below.


Valentine's Day Paper Craft Card - finished front of the card

Making a Valentine's Day Paper CardThis cute paper card is made from varying colors of scrap paper. Your children can help to decorate it and give it to their teacher, grandparents, and others on Valentine's Day.


Repurpose Victoria's Secret Shopping Bag for Valentine's Day - cute pink and white striped shopping bag repurposed into a Valentine's Day gift bag

Repurposed Victoria's Secret Shopping BagPaper shopping bags from your favorite shops can be repurposed into attractive gift bags for special occasions, such as Valentine's Day. The craft project included on this page will show you how.


A pink rhododendron in bloom next to a white picket fence.

Choosing Acid Loving Garden PlantsChoosing garden plants that will thrive in your soil can help ensure a beautiful and successful gardening experience. If your soil is acidic, consider choosing from the acid loving suggestions offered below, including rhododendrons, azaleas, and more.


A long pipe pointing to the ground, for use in planting seeds.

Use a Pipe for Planting SeedsRather than bending over to plant seeds in a long garden row, consider a pipe planter. Two versions are offered on this page with the new and improved one using a length of PVC pipe and a funnel.


Repairing Tear in a Polyester Tote Bag - worn or torn spot on bag

Repairing Tear in a Polyester Tote BagIf your favorite tote bag develops a small tear, here are a number of suggestions for ways to repair it. Look them over and choose the one best suited to your project.


A fountain sculpture with two koi jumping.

Converting Dolphin Fountain Sculpture Into KoiThe tip on this page explains how to modify a garden fountain sculpture to match your pond concept.



Purple Beauties - tall stalks of purple flowers

Purple BeautiesPurple is my favorite color and when I saw these flowers in my sister's neighbor's yard, I couldn't resist.


Five Step Tie Dye Sneakers - finished sneakers

Five Step Tie Dye SneakersEveryone is stuck at home right now and might be getting a little bored. I am! While giving in to one of my guilty pleasures searching the Internet, I saw a bunch of craft ideas and DYIs so it gave me an idea. Tie dye is really creative and fun especially for those who have little kids that are a little energetic and restless.


Makeshift Steamer - perforated pizza pan on top of skillet

Makeshift Vegetable SteamerI used my pizza pan that has holes in it as a lid for my large frying pan to steam vegetables. It worked perfectly!


Fridge Spinner for Storage - spinner in a plastic storage drawer filled with creamer single serve packets

Fridge Spinner for StorageThis was a lovely invention. But I lost the lids and have glass shelves. So today I got tired of rooting around for my creamers and sugar subsitutes. I also fit some coffee things like flavors and such.



A bug under a magnifying glass.

Identifying a Tiny Black and Reddish Bug?What is this tiny black and reddish bug from my cat?


Dark eggs on a yellow surface.

What Kind of Eggs Are These?These egg clusters are all over the outside of my house. Any idea what they are?


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Value of an Ashton Drake DollI have a 1988 Mary Had a Little Lamb doll from Ashton Drake, and I was wondering what it was worth. She is in perfect condition.


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Ribbon Doesn't Lift on a Smith Corona Typewriter?The ribbon lift on my Smith Corona Coronet Automatic 12 typewriter does not lift up when striking a key resulting in the key not hitting the ribbon. The ribbon lift is movable manually so it isn't stuck in place. Can this be fixed?


What Kind of Bug Is This?

What Kind of Bug Is This?What kind of bug is this? I found a couple on the wall next to window, one on my bed, and one crawling on my hand. Can someone suggest to me what is this and whether this is harmful and what precautions to take?


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Removing Unintentional Creases in Clothing?I have a sweater that always has an unintentional permanent crease in the ribbing at the bottom. It is always hung dry, but I need to rewet the crease thoroughly and hand stretch it out before I hang it to dry. Any suggestions?


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Sunbeam Bread Machine Won't Stop Running?I have a Sunbeam bread machine, model 5891 that as soon as you plug it in it starts running. I have tried to reset it by holding in on the power button, but it won't stop unless I unplug it.


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Samsung Dispenses Water Instead of Ice?My Samsung refrigerator model RF4287 will not dispense ice. It is still making ice, but it dispenses water instead when you push the ice dispenser lever.


Is This a Bed Bug? - light brown bug on painted wood surface

Is This a Bed Bug?Is this a bed bug? It was on my window seal. There were a few actually.


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