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.

Craft Organizers

Craft Organizers

My Craft Organizers I absolutely hate wasting money buying supplies that I know I already have, but simply cannot find! I also hate wasting time trying to find my craft supplies I know I already have somewhere. In my opinion, craft organizers are essential and certainly make crafting a lot more fun, since we can […]

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Craft Room / Bedroom Combination

Craft Room / Bedroom Combination

For many years, I have dreamed of having a dedicated craft room, but we simply did not have an extra room in the house to commandeer just for crafts. However, many times I have thought how wasteful it was to have a guest bedroom we use a few weeks out of the year for company […]

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Pamper Yourself Crochet Pattern Book

Pamper Yourself Crochet Pattern Book

This crochet book grabbed my attention right off with the statement “Spa-like tranquility can be yours in your own home with these 16 luxurious projects!”   Yes, I want to rest in the lap of luxury!  Pamper Yourself invites us to create a relaxation paradise.  This crochet book has a pattern for a headband, a floral […]

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Creating a Quilted Keepsake

Written by on October 16, 2020 in Books, Quilt Pattern Books, Quilting with 2 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

Written by on October 14, 2020 in Craft Organizers, Craft Rooms & Organization with 1 Comment
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 October 11, 2020 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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