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Born in Maryland but became a Pennsylvanian in 1993. Have a great family with children and grandchildren!  Interests in sewing and quilting. Like watching NASCAR races. 
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafts. Show all posts

Monday, November 18, 2013

Christmas Decorations From Used Plastic Bottles

 I am always looking for recycling ideas from Used items. This is a great one and it is easy. It came from the Cresce bene sight which is Italian. Google has translated it. Anyway, it looks very easy. With a little gliiter and glue, you will become an artist!

Christmas tree decorations

 Chores Christmas for Kids: Christmas tree Needlework children's Christmas: Christmas Tree

Decorate your Christmas tree in 4 easy steps!

A chore fast and nice, to create together with your children to decorate your tree Christmas !


1. Retrieve plastic bottles of different colors.

2. Cut the bottom of the bottles and throw everything else.

3. Decorate each piece according to your imagination.

4. Pierce at the top of each piece and insert the colored ribbon.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Easter Egg Garland

Years ago, my step daughter made me a big egg and left part of it open so she could put in grass and Easter candies. It was so pretty and colorful! I just loved it! Here are some pictures that were on another blog and instructions how to make them. Hope you like them!

Make a stiffener mixture. I used 1 cup of liquid starch mixed with a half cup of flour. You could double or triple this recipe if you’d like.  I did.
 Next I got some string, I used embroidery floss. You could also use pearl cotton thread or crochet thread.
Then you stick your string in a bowl of starch goo, but don’t just plop it in there like I first did. Your string WILL get into a knot… and it’s not fun to try and un-snarl gooey string.  So don’t do it. Instead coil your string into the mixture and gently press it into the goo, I didn’t get one knot doing it this way. 
For a little egg, blow up a water balloon and wrap the gooey string around the balloon. Make sure you wipe off the excess goo and let it fall back into the bowl, it doesn’t need to be drippy.
One skein of embroidery floss was just enough for one water balloon sized egg.
It’ll take several hours for it to dry. Once it dries, pop the balloon. You might have crusty stuff in-between the string, I scraped that out with a straight pin. 
But then I decided to thread the eggs onto some more embroidery floss and made a garland out of them. You’ll need a fairly big needle to do this.
I threaded it  at about 1/4th of the way down from the top of the egg. To keep them in place, I hot glued the eggs to the string. Here is the link of the blog:

She also made some different size eggs.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Reusable Shopping Bag

Reusable Shopping Bag

This is a tutorial from the

View Project Details : Reusable Shopping Bag

Reusable Shopping Bag

Design by:Lisa Atwood
Date:2010-07-08 21:38:13
Skill level:Intermediate
Time:1 hour

  1. Country Life cartridge
    • 7" sunflowers and layers
  2. Iron Wonder Under to back of fabrics.
  3. Layer and iron on bag as shown. Embellish with button.
What You Will Need
  1. Cricut Expression® Personal Electronic Cutter
  2. Cricut® Country Life cartridge
Other Supplies
  1. Felt bag
  2. Fabric: yellow, green, dark green,
  3. Heavy Duty Wonder Under
  4. 3 Buttons
  5. Iron and ironing board

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fabric Houses Tutorial

I saw one of these dollhouses on Pinterest and thought it was so cute. I have added the link for the tutorial so you can make them yourself . This would make a nice Easter gift for a child or even a birthday gift. The pictures show some houses or barns that be for a boy or a girl.
I am planning to try it, too. It looks like so much fun! I may just make them for my granddaughters.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

My Pinterest

OK, I am hooked on Pinterest! I have found recipes, beautiful pictures, quilts, sewing, crafts, sayings, and lots of things to make me happy. If you have not tried it, you need to go to and sign up. They will get back to you in a day or two. Yes, you have to be invited. Once you are able to sign on, they give you a basic setup with boards. You can add things that you like to the boards or make new boards. You can add your own things or you can repin something that is already been added to Pinterest. If you find someone that adds pins that you like, then you can follow them.

I have added some things that I have pinned. Enjoy!