Category Archives: Crafts

A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

This pattern teaches you how to crochet a simple single crochet dishcloth that is ideal for beginners to learn on. The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like. Read more

Three Basic Stitches for Hand Sewing

Sewing machines help to make sewing faster, but sometimes you need to sew an item by hand, for example, when you are repairing an item. It does take practice to make stitches that are the same length and that go in a straight line, so don't be discouraged if at first you don't like the...
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Spinning Wheels – Why Use Them to Make Your Own Yarn

Having your own spinning wheel allows you to make the most beautiful yarn exactly the way you want it. You are in control of the colour, thickness, warmth, strength, choice of fibre and twist. You will find it rewarding to create your own unique yarn and if you run out of yarn, you can always...
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Soy Vs Paraffin Wax

It's often noted that Ancient Egyptians were the first to use candles by soaking the pithy core of reeds and animal fats to construct rudimentary torches and rush lights. While these lacked a wick and, thus, were not considered true candles, man has been using what we would consider a wicked candle for at least...
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5 Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

We could all spend a little extra on a really nice meal or buying your partner some perfume that they really like. But if you really want to show your partner your romantic side then why not also present her or him with a gift that you have made yourself. Not to mention it can...
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Cute Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas

Valentine's day the perfect chance to get crafting and make something special for a loved one - family, friends and kids. There are a lot of cute Valentine's Day craft ideas that are quick and simple to make. Have a look here! (more…)...
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Cupcake Birthday Bouquet

A fun way to display cupcakes or even give as a gift. This tasty bouquet can be used for birthdays or even as a Mother's day treat.  It's very easy to make and will be appreciated by all who receive this yummy bouquet. (more…)...
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Making Homemade Goat’s Milk and Honey Soap

I learned to make homemade soap from my grandmother who is now 97-years-old. Way back when I was a young girl this was a monthly process I helped with. Grandma would ask her friends from church, the quilting bee and Elks Lodge to save all their grease drippings for her to make soap with. Read more

Fun Things You Can Make From Cupcake Liner Papers

We have a wonderful selection of paper cupcake liners and I thought it would be fun to see what ideas we could come up with on what else you can do with them besides baking! Of course you can use them for serving other food like cookies or hors devours. Read more

How to Choose Yarn for Your Next Project

How to choose yarn for your next project, whether for knitting or crocheting, can be an overwhelming task. Your local yarn shop has a vast array of colors and textures. There must be a logical way to narrow down the choices. Focus on your particular yarn project or pattern and its function. Yarn shop staff...
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Family Quilting Traditions

For many people, family quilting traditions have been passed down from generation to generation. Creating a quilt for a to-be married couple or an expectant mother has been in practice since the 17th century or earlier. While some may view quilts as a more "traditional" present for a bride and groom or mother-to-be, others pass...
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Adding Clay to Soap

Clay has been known as a therapeutic agent for thousands of years. Before we'll discuss the wonderful benefits of clay to the skin when used in soap and cosmetics, let's take a glimpse at fascinating facts about clay and its uses. (more…)...
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Candle Making Containers and Jars

The great thing about candle making containers is that you can get really creative with them! You could buy them or you can use materials found at your home. Whatever materials you do find at home, make sure the material is strong and non-flammable! (more…)...
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12 Days of Learning to Quilt

Learning anything new always takes time and patience. Learning to quilt is no exception. Here are the 12 days of learning to quilt that I used to help a friend make her first baby quilt. (more…)...
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Fun ‘Do It Yourself’ Ideas

Being in possession of a wild bunch of unused, old stuff, can be pretty annoying. At the same time, having to discard all of your old things, feels like cheating on your memories. So, why not try to find useful ways to employ, those space wasting objects, instead of just throwing them away. Read more

Bees Wax: History and Origin

We have often been asked where wax comes from. Well there are many types of waxes. Bees wax has been around for a while. There are many mentions of beeswax in historic writing such as the myth where Icarus son of Daedalus put on wings of wax and as he flew too close to the...
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