Glittering Ornaments – Canning Lid DIY

A few years ago, I started making a homemade ornaments for family. This year’s ornament is a (be)dazzling canning lid ornament. It is the perfect way to reuse the inner lids (that you can reseal) and if you are anything like me, you might seems always have more of the canning rings than jars. Hmm… […]

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Basic book binding: making advance reader copies more shelf-stable

Bookbinding is a true craft and in no way is this post a reflection of its true breadth and depth. However, over the last several years I have added reviewing, mostly children’s books, to my repertoire. Frequently publishers send advance reading copies out for reviews, meaning that they may be unbound, not through final proof, […]

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Mending a Sleeve and Sheet Tear: Hemming and Hawing returns

  It has been a few years since I posted about mending and hemming but I only have so many tricks up my sleeves and it isn’t my faaaave – orite thing to do, so naturally falls down the to-do list. That said, I periodically¬†need to mend my husband’s shirts, right below his elbow. Most […]

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Fresh Nursery Wall Art Ideas: Decoupage, Glue, Sew and Staple

A share of easy and sometimes quick wall art crafts ideas I made for the little tot’s room. I shared a post where I made garland from greeting cards and gift bags [Here is that post!]. Well, I had quite a few left over….¬†so I cut more in coordinating colors, including gift bags, and then […]

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