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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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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