Esther C.

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Gift bows made from paper muffin liners.

Muffin Case (Liner) Gift Bows
I was so impressed with this idea! As Ive told others, Im not very creative, but pretty good at following directions. Thanks a bunch for sharing, and Happy Holidays to you and your family.


Binder Clip Yarn Bowl

Binder Clip Yarn Bowl
Now this is the neatest idea Ive ever seen. Cant wait to try this when I get back into crocheting. Wow! Tks so much.


finished wreath

Oval Embroidery Hoop Wreath
I think you may have opened a great opportunity to use embroidery hoops for wreaths, etc. As I looked at your wreath it was really nice. Maybe sometime it could be built up to cover the hoop with so many embellishments available to us now. Thanks for sharing


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Value of Brinn Doll?
When I first retired in mid-85s, I got hooked on the doll collections sold on I bought several Brinn, Heritage, etc., and dont expect them to have become more valuable. So now I am taking these dolls, crocheting neat clothes for them, and hopefully...


Tin Can Robot

Tin Can Robot
I love this one. Had made something not so elegant which was a pattern for the Wizard of Oz Tin Man which I gave to my son in Florida. It was a real fun project, but yours it absolutely fantastic.


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Light on Top of Lighthouse?
Ive been making lighthouses out of clay pots since 85 and always used the regular solar lights for the top. Recently I did see on the internet where someone bought the lanterns but was going to use a candle with it. If you can find the solar lanterns that fit...


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Use Placemats For Clean Refrigerator Shelves
Ditto - I use this method and it really is the greatest.


Plastic placemat on shelf.

Keeping Your Refrigerator Clean and Organized
I also think this is a great idea. Ive been using this idea many years and originally started with laying aluminum foil on the shelves.


Closeup of Brother sewing machine needle.

Update on Brother Sewing Machine
I had to chuckle when you mentioned the 3x5 card behind needles, but what we did then, most of us cant do now. I have recently purchased my embroidery machine which makes 4 total. It amazes me how many things are not explained when buying. Ive been really lucky...


sewing machine on a table

Wrap Pincushion
Not only was the wrap pincushion a novel idea, but I have a computerized sewing machine and was not aware of this no no. Thanks so much for spending your time to tell us.


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Ideas for Storing Books
I have two 4-drawer filing cabinets filled, a filing cart kit on wheels, and a wooden crate. The cart and crate have poster board covers on them to keep dust away.


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Mnemonic For Password
I too have used a phone directory, but honestly, it becomes a pain to keep opening for the information. My opinion would be to use the password sentence alpha; type a list and attach to side of computer. I am also a loner now. Thanks for sharing all your ideas...


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Keeping Track of Medications
Yes, I too mark my meds with a 1X for morning, 2X for twice a day, and B/T for bedtime. Wish I had thought of this 15 yrs ago. I do carry a list of meds, but this last doctor visit I handed him a folder with a contents page of why I was there/medications/bg...


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Making a Grave Blanket?
I would your question. Since my hubby passed away in 2012 Ive been thinking I would like to cover our stone and my mothers by doing this: Measure the edges of the stone. Make a wire frame with wire prongs at each corner to keep from blowing away...


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Making a Grave Blanket?
I got curious because I plan to use silk flowers on my grave decoration idea, so I went to, and it specifically says deer dont like silk or plastic flowers, but they love real flowers so this Milltown cemetery put up a sign to not leave fresh flowers...


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Flower Arrangement in a Sundae Glass?
A few years ago I made this item for one of my gdaughters bdays. Get a sundae glass at Walmart. I used a small round piece of foam attached to bottom, then arranged pink carnations, silk strawberries, 2 straws. Shes a very fussy kid, but went crazy over this...


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Use Both Ends Of Your Ironing Board
Yesterday I decided to try using my ironing board for folding dried clothes. I take all the clothes out of the dryer into a hamper-like basked and sit that next to my chair and fold on the ironing board, lay items to the side. If pile gets too high, I have...


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Watch Amazon Warranty Information
This is amazon information, and thank you do much for sharing! ec


Front view of doll in pink dress.

Solo Cup Doll Lamp with Instructions
So neat. I crochet the air freshener dolls and wondering if I could do this to mine. Thanks for posting this great idea.


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Removing Oil Stains from Garage Floor?
From my previous experiences and suggestions, my boys say either vinegar solution or clorox should do the job. You may have to repeat a couple times. When you remove the problem, there is a neat sealer at Home Depot. My son rolled the paint and my dil spread...


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Tips for a Frugal Bookworm
I like to buy used books through They have many for $0.99 and $3.99 shipping.



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