Need New Toys For Your Customer Waiting Area?

| April 19, 2010

Actually, this post could be “Need new toys for your grandchildren when they come to visit?” or “Need a new product to sell at the next craft fair?”, but sometimes it seems like the toy corner of a customer waiting area gets pretty skimpy!  Not many toys, and the ones you have available are over […]

Watch Pin Cushion

| May 17, 2009

Amy Adams at LucyKate Crafts blog always has some of the cutest handmade goodies, and sometimes I wonder how she comes up with so many neat ideas!Her current tutorial, posted on May 9 is a watch pincushion.  As I was looking at the pin cushion and the tutorial, my own “Ah ha” moment happened — […]

How To Make 3-D Pompom Poodle Pictures

| April 18, 2009

Fido and Fifi are two of the most engaging personalities you will hope to meet as they smirk at you from their frames.  These poodle pictures are especially nice for childrens’ or teen rooms.  Each poodle is made using six yarn pompoms.To make Fido, cut a piece of cardboard 2″ x 6 1/2″; wind with […]

Have You Ever Made Shrinky Dinks???

| December 28, 2008

I have not seen shrinky dinks for years, and now I found out how to make them from scratch — from #6 recycleable plastic (the kind that restaurant take home food containers are), or sheets of purchased plastic.Materials needed:Clean Plastic, permanent markers, scissors, aluminum foil and oven mitts.  How easy can it get??Wouldn’t this be […]

Clothesline Hot Plate Mat Set

| December 20, 2008

An attractive set of hot plate mats can be easily made with ordinary clothes line that is finished with a fringed edge.  Clothesline is treated heavily with sizing and is subject to much shrinkage.  Soak it well in hot water to relieve all foreign matter and to prevent any shrinkage after the mats are made. […]

How To Make Creative Hair Barrettes

| November 2, 2008

Now that we’re heading into the Christmas Season, we might just be bringing you some great ideas to make for friends, relatives, and others for Christmas.  Today’s topic is creative hair barrettes.  The first barrettes are made out of scrap fabric (you could make some to match the little girl’s dresses that you may be working […]

3-D Portrait Tutorial

| October 18, 2008

I’ve found a very interesting “pretty portrait” tutorial done in 3-D that I just love.  It’s from LucyKate Crafts blog (we did an interview on her in a previous blog), and I want to share this project with you.  She has so many really neat things!If you would like to have a go at a […]