After four straight days of shoveling, chopping and otherwise hacking at the snow and ice in our driveway, my hands, wrists and arms complained terribly every time I tried to do any crocheting. So what if it was the week before Christmas and Mom’s hat wasn’t done. So, what else is new? Mom getting something […]
Have a little Christmas village? Learn how to make teeny Christmas trees from natural materials in this tutorial.
Rubber stamping, scrapbooking and paper crafts have always intrigued me but my oh-so-limited drawing skills have made a little easier to “just say no” to all the pretty papers, inks, embossing powders and stamps. After all, I already have enough beads, yarn and fabric to stock a small store. The idea of starting a new […]
Why is it that it’s always the seemingly simple projects that turn into an exercise in patience and more money than you ever thought possible? After all, I’ve made a few articles of clothing, quilted and done a myriad of other sewing projects; how hard could two little plain curtains be? So, off we went […]
Looking back, I can’t really remember using the term recycled for much of anything before everyone wanted to go green. Most of what we talk about recycling is what we once called garbage, trash, refuse and junk – old newspapers, building construction scraps, tin cans, glass bottles and even diapers are now commonly being recycled. […]
I have often told people that with enough trial and error I can pretty much crochet any stuffed shape I see. So, it is more than a bit ironic that I am having so much trouble duplicating one of my own designs. I even took notes the first time. And yet, like Charlie Brown, I […]