Sylvestermouse

I love sewing and all crafts. I also enjoy cooking and I frequently make my own unique masterpieces in the kitchen.

I have published over 400 articles featuring recipes, crafts, travel advice, endangered animals, and even recommended family movies and musicals that you will not want to miss.

Creating a Quilted Keepsake

Written by on April 20, 2021 in Books, Quilt Pattern Books, Quilting with 3 Comments
Creating a Quilted Keepsake

Several decades ago, my Home Ec class made a memory quilt for our teacher.  We each made a section for the quilt and signed our name, thus making a precious memento of our year together with a beloved teacher.   Signed by Friends Quilt Book offers several designs for memory quilts.     This would […]

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Joy of Living Cross Stitch Kit

Joy of Living Cross Stitch Kit

The beach scene in this cross stitch picture beckons us to rest, relax and rejuvenate. The quote in this Joy of Living picture simply states, “I feel your wet shifting sand – Taste your sweet salty air… And I am renewed again … With the Joy of Living.”       This is a picture […]

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Best Organizer for Craft Supplies

Best Organizer for Craft Supplies

There are dozens of craft supply organizers available today.  However, decades ago, when I needed one, they were not as readily available.  Even today, I would choose the main one I use over every other organizer on the market.  It was not made to be a craft supplies organizer, but it works beautifully as one, […]

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Crochet Through the Year ~ Book of Crochet Patterns

Crochet Through the Year ~ Book of Crochet Patterns

Crocheting is a beautiful craft and art. It can truly be a tremendous stress reliever. I tend to pick up my crochet hook when I need a break from the hectic world, but I also want to be doing something with my hands. It can be quite therapeutic. Crocheters like to collect crochet patterns and […]

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Wood Handle Seam Ripper – An Elegant Sewing & Craft Accessory

Wood Handle Seam Ripper – An Elegant Sewing & Craft Accessory

Whether you sew, cross stitch, embroider, or enjoy any stitching, a seam ripper is an essential tool.  I own several seam rippers, but I have a favorite.  My husband gave me a wood handle seam ripper for our anniversary last year.  I love this elegant accessory!  The wood handle is pretty enough to display in […]

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Make Quick & Easy Glass Ornaments with Bath Salts

Written by on April 15, 2021 in Christmas Crafts, Crafts with 1 Comment
Make Quick & Easy Glass Ornaments with Bath Salts

A Lovely Gift as well as a Beautiful Scented Ornament Glass ornaments filled with bath salts are really easy ornaments to make for Christmas. Since I am always looking for a quick and easy craft or gift idea, I know others must be searching too. This is really so easy that you will laugh, but […]

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Potholder Pro Looms: How to Make Large Potholders

Potholder Pro Looms:  How to Make Large Potholders

For many of us, the first craft we ever created was a potholder made on a potholder loom.  The small potholder loom kits for kids are really neat and the potholders make wonderful gifts for children to give.  As a child, I enjoyed this craft greatly, mostly because I loved making useful gifts.  But here’s […]

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Sewing Baskets

Sewing Baskets

My sewing basket is one of my personal favorite sewing accessories.  Sewing baskets provide a place for the sewing notions you need every time you sew.  Since most of them come with a handle, they are easy to carry from place to place, or from one work area to another.  They are the perfect storage […]

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Petite & Pretty Keepsakes Flower Painting Book

Written by on April 12, 2021 in Books with 1 Comment
Petite & Pretty Keepsakes Flower Painting Book

I’ll be the first to admit, I can’t draw or paint anything without a guide, stencil or template like the ones in the Petite & Pretty Keepsake decorative painting book.  Over the years, I have decorated lots of items, including the walls in our home, with the aid of stencils.  But, truthfully, I am not […]

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Bucilla Felt Table Top Centerpiece Kits for Christmas

Written by on April 11, 2021 in Felt Kits & Crafts, Table Decor with 0 Comments
Bucilla Felt Table Top Centerpiece Kits for Christmas

Felt Centerpiece Kits for Pretty Table Decor When you are looking for great table decor you can buy and create amazing Felt Table Top Kits to add a felt centerpiece to your holiday table.  The season of family gatherings and get-together evenings with friends can be even more special and reflect how much you care […]

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