2 Easy Sewn Christmas Gifts

                        The first gift idea: Christmas tree-shaped cloth napkins. This is a perfect hostess gift or to give to someone who loves to entertain–or for your own decorating. The…

3 Easy Knit and Crochet Gifts

                          Here are three easy-to-make gift ideas: two knit scarves and one crochet shawl. The patterns are easy to memorize, require minimum tools and supplies and are easy…

Christmas House Box and Mini Album

                          Are you ready for a super cute paper craft gift idea? Start with a paper mache’ house box, a little glue, some paper, embellishments and basic tools…

Santa Sacks

                  I know how to knit. Really, I do. I got a start on a knitted Christmas stocking for my ever-expanding family to add to our heirloom stockings. That was 12 years…

Pumpkin Spice Lasagna

First, there was chocolate lasagna¬† (see this post). Then the fall pumpkin craze hit and the idea for pumpkin spice lasagna was born in the aisles of the grocery store. Layers yummy, spicy creaminess with a little crunch at the…

Mermaid Dress Costume–Pattern Review–McCall’s #M7175

    This adorable pattern for a mermaid dress is from McCall’s, pattern #M7175. Although I ran into some difficulties, overall, I picked some fancy materials and the rest is mermaid history. I’ll let you know some tips and tricks,…

Turtle Costume

It’s a tough decision: what to be for Halloween. Well, finally she decided and I bet she’ll be the only rainbow turtle out there. Yep…a rainbow turtle. She then decided to be Queen Rainbow Turtle. My next project will be…

Chocolate Lasagna

                  It’s the perfect weather for chocolate lasagna. Ok…I’ve never heard anyone say that. And really any time of year is good for making chocolate lasagna. My daughter told my granddaughter they…

Christmas Banners

                    It’s not too early to whip up a couple of decorations or Christmas gifts. A little chipboard, some design paper and embellishments are all you need to craft a unique…

Altered Cigar Box

                      I’ve discovered cigar boxes. A friend pointed the way and now the train has left the depot and cannot stop. Cigar boxes are inexpensive and sturdy; there are so…

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