October 14, 2020

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A blue basin with soapy clothing.

Hand Washing ClothingWhether you are caring for delicates or just don't have access to a washing machine, it's possible to hand wash your clothing without any special equipment or detergents. These tips are great if you are traveling without access to a laundromat.


A close up of a sewing machine needle.

Troubleshooting a Simplicity Sewing Machine?I have a Simplicity sewing machine, made in the 1980s. It works fine sometimes, but often it goes crazy. I hold the pedal about halfway down, and the speed changes drastically (super fast to super slow to fast to slow, to a dead stop, then starting again).


Identifying a Large Wooden Chest? - old carved two door wood chest with metal latch

Identifying a Large Wooden Chest?I am looking for info on this large chest. It is 44" tall, 52" wide, and 22" deep. Also it is very heavy.


Identifying an Old Mower - old gas mower

Identifying an Old Gas MowerI have this lawnmower and would like to make it look good; it is still running (Wisconsin BKND). Can anyone can tell me which model it is? I also have the selky that attaches to it so I can sit while doing the lawn. I believe it is 31 inch wide. Is it perhaps a Toro?


A collection of printer ink cartridges.

Storing Printer InkI don't print from my printer everyday therefore my ink seems to be drying up before I even have a chance to use it. Is there a way that I can preserve it or can I wrap it? I don't know I'm at a loss. I even had a printer and computer at home for a very long time and I'm feel like I'm new at this again. Thank you for any answer


A pan of cooked ground beef filling.

Stuffed Peppers and ZucchiniI started this recipe by cleaning out my vegetable bins that were full of leftover veggies from the farmers market. Before they go bad, I got them all out and decided to chop them up and make my favorite stuffed peppers and stuffed zucchini.


Scrubbers Using "Scrubby" Yarn - finished scrubby with a hook and the darning needle lying across it

Scrubbers Using "Scrubby" YarnThere are so many cool crafts supplies out there anymore. I recently wanted to make my cousin a "scrubby" and found the perfect yarn.


Value of an Old Toro Mower? - red vintage gas mower

Value of an Old Lawn Mower?Lawn mowers have been manufactured for over 100 years and many vintage or antique models may retain some value, especially if they are still operational.


A bottle of clear nail polish.

Keeping Thread Knots SecureAfter finishing any type of hand sewing, I use a small dab of clear nail polish right on the knot to keep the knot/thread secure and from unraveling.


Floral Number Birthday Decoration  - finished number in front of a birthday banner

Floral Number Birthday DecorationMake these cute decorative numbers for your little one's birthday. You can make a party nice and special by using simple materials you can find at home.



A pan of bubble up pizza with a slice removed.

Bubble-Up PizzaAn easy deep-dish pizza made with refrigerator biscuits and whatever toppings you like.


A console stereo cabinet.

Do These GE Console Stereos Have Tubes?Do these GE console stereos have tubes?


Chocolate Cowboy Hats - edible cowboy hats

Chocolate Cowboy HatsThese chocolate cowboy hats are a wonderful edible craft. I am making them for my nephew's birthday/Halloween party where he will be dressing up as Woody, the cowboy from Toy Story (his absolute favourite). These only take a few food items and a bit of patience. They would also be awesome for a western movie lover or a baby shower!


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