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How to Decoupage a Wooden Decoupage Purse

Written by on September 18, 2021 in Crafts, Decoupage, Tutorials with 0 Comments
How to Decoupage a Wooden Decoupage Purse

A Real Treasure From My Past Decoupage purses were a popular fashion trend back in the 70’s.  I was in my early teens when my grandmother painstakingly made this wooden decoupage purse for me. I carried it with pride, not just because it was a popular fad, but because it was a gift from my […]

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How To Make Your Own Floss Separator for Cross Stitching or any Needlework

How To Make Your Own Floss Separator for Cross Stitching or any Needlework

Floss Separators are commercially sold and are sometimes included in cross stitch kits. Floss Separators are awesome to use when you have an empty separator card on hand. However, crafters often start a new needlework project when inspired and we don’t want to run to the store to purchase a floss separator and we certainly […]

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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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How to Make a Christmas Spider Ornament

Written by on August 11, 2021 in Christmas Crafts, Crafts, Tutorials with 1 Comment
How to Make a Christmas Spider Ornament

Our Christmas spider is usually the last ornament placed on our Christmas tree.  I made the Christmas spider for my son when he was 5 or 6 years old.  He loves spiders!  As soon as I saw the ornament, I knew I had to make one for him. It is hard to believe that was […]

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How to Make a Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Pin

How to Make a Halloween Beaded Cross Stitch Pin

Making a Halloween Beaded Pin as a Special Treat for Your Little Trick-or-Treater A Halloween beaded cross stitch pin makes a great treat for your special little trick or treater.  For me, the special trick or treaters have always been my own children.  For my mother, it would be her grandchildren.  When I was a […]

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How to Make a Mosaic Picture With HobbyWare PixelHobby Art Kits

Written by on August 9, 2021 in Crafts, Tutorials with 7 Comments
How to Make a Mosaic Picture With HobbyWare PixelHobby Art Kits

How to Make Beautiful Mosaic Pictures I have always loved Mosaics and Mosaic art and I have always wanted to make my own mosaics.  When I discovered the Mosaic Art kits by HobbyWare, I was ecstatic and I immediately went to work.  These kits make creating a beautiful mosaic easy. Over the years, I have […]

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How to Make Your Own Beaded Ornaments

Written by on August 7, 2021 in Crafts, Ornament Kits, Tutorials with 1 Comment
How to Make Your Own Beaded Ornaments

Handmade Beauty Beaded Christmas ornaments are not only beautiful decorations but they make excellent Christmas gifts.  Handmade ornaments will be cherished for a lifetime and can be passed down to future generations. In this article, I will use a kit to show you how to make your own beaded Christmas ornaments.  I prefer the kits […]

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Beginner Crochet Tutorial

Written by on August 6, 2021 in Crochet, Crochet Tutorial, Tutorials with 0 Comments
Beginner Crochet Tutorial

Would you like to learn how to crochet? I have written this article to give crochet beginners basic instructions on how to crochet and an easy reference for crochet terms, basic crochet stitches and easy diagrams. When you crochet, you can create beautiful home décor such as afghans, doilies, table runners, table cloths, window treatments, […]

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How to Make Felt Cupcake Pincushions

Written by on August 4, 2021 in Crafts, Felt Kits & Crafts, Tutorials with 4 Comments
How to Make Felt Cupcake Pincushions

Cupcake pincushions are adorable additions to any craft room and make great gifts for any seamstress or crafters. I enjoy making crafts.  The more unique and unusual, the more I like them.  If they happen to be easy enough to make in a few hours, then I know I will have a lot of fun.  […]

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How To Make a Sailors’ Valentine

Written by on August 3, 2021 in Crafts, Tutorials with 7 Comments
How To Make a Sailors’ Valentine

A Bit of History of the Origin of the Sailors’ Valentine In olden days, Sailors’ Valentines were handmade gifts by sailors to be given to their wife or girlfriend.  How sad it must have been to be a sailor in the 19th century and to be away from your true love for months, possibly even […]

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