Monday, December 15, 2014
I was gifted a bag full of wooden spools that belonged to my mother, and wanted to make something with them. If you are lucky to have antique wooden spools (about 1 inch tall), this pattern is my favorite so far. You can also purchase wooden spools at most craft stores, if you do not have antique wooden spools to use.
To make these, you will need to know how to sew yo-yo's using fabric and thread.
The book you will need is:
Monday, November 3, 2014
Tape dispenser rings can be created into these unique handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments. Click on "read more" to see how to make them.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
I had been gifted with a box of fabric scraps from a few people who sew often. I decided to create these fun magnetic clipboards. If you are raising a family, you might be finding it difficult to keep a pen in one place for notes. I found this works pretty good. You can add a string to make sure pen and clipboard don't get separated as well. I tied another scrap of fabric to the top for additional decoration.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
I purchased this stand at a SCRAP store that had closed many years ago. We used it in our barn to hold tools etc. However, It was getting a bit destroyed from wear and tear. (don't forget to click on "read more")
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I noticed that many of my canning screw bands needed replaced. After so many years of canning, they started to rust and bend. I decided to recycle some into cup coasters.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Use up scrap pieces of embroidery floss and small pieces of scrap cardstock to make these handmade cards. The backs of the stitched pieces are never seen.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
There are many locations on the internet, that give you instructions on building one of these. I won't be repeating the steps, but I will be showing you the progress of our own cat bed.
We were spring cleaning, and . . .
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
We were once again spring cleaning, and came across this old muffin tin. We recycled it into a center piece with candles.
I simply spray painted it red (simply what we had on hand), and let it dry. I placed a candle in each muffin cup, and used it for a center piece.
You could spray paint these in any color combination, and possibly add painted embellishments. You could also create a speckled look by using a white paint and brush to splatter over a darker base coast.
If you have leftover red spray paint, you may also like:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
~ cracked walnut shells (we used English walnut shells)
~ string (garden or other cotton string)
~ cardboard egg cartons
~ grater (if you are using a block of beeswax) and double boiler
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Did you use a lot of transparant tape to wrap your holiday presents with? If so, you probably ended up with empty tape dispensers. Save those plastic rings. Click on "read more" to read.....