You Have Time To Be Creative: Learn to Make Earrings

People often say they just don’t have the time to be creative.  I understand that because I feel the same way.  We all have so many things to take care of every day and it’s so easy to put something like making jewelry on the back burner. But what if you could do a creative […]

Fast Scrapbooking Tips and Hints

To me, any day when I get to scrapbook is a good day. Sometimes (most times!) I don’t have hours to spend on a layout; instead, it’s a process of squeezing in a few minutes here and a few minutes there. I’ve discovered by breaking my scrapbooking tasks into smaller chunks, I can take advantage […]

Making Small Changes to Your Cross Stitch Pattern Or Cross Stitch Kit For a Big Difference

Sometimes you pick up a cross stitch chart or even a cross stitch kit and even though you love the design you just want to make a few changes to it or give it a bit of your own pizzazz! I don’t think I’ve personally ever stitched anything exactly to the charted key, I always […]

Top 3 Mistakes That Most Cross Stitch Enthusiasts Make

There are a handful of mistakes I see a lot of cross stitch enthusiasts making from newbies or novices. I’m not a super picky stitcher by any means, but these few things can make a huge difference in your finished project and if you’re mindful of them while stitching your next project I think you’ll […]

The Importance of Spending Time with Your Children

How many times a day do you catch yourself saying, “not now” or “I don’t have time”?  Now, how many times a day do you catch yourself saying this to your children?  Too many times we, as busy moms, get caught up in the daily grind of our family’s lives and trying to get everything […]

How to Keep Your Children Occupied Once School Is Out

I do know that I am very fortunate to be able to work from home and, in turn, be home with my children and not have to worry about childcare. I am very blessed to be able to be involved in my children’s lives on a daily basis like I am. However, they are still […]

Sell Your Crafts Online

If you love to make crafts, you might already be selling your creations at local markets and to friends. But have you thought about taking your craft business online? Doing so can give you more exposure, greater visibility, and bring in a lot more sales. Local shoppers will visit to learn more about you. You can also sell your crafts to people all across the country.

Gifts For Crocheters Under $10

I, myself, love to crochet, as does my oldest daughter.  But, it can be a very expensive habit hobby to have.  I would love it if someone were to give me a gift that would help me support my habit hobby.   It’s one of those hobbies that I find very relaxing, and I can take […]

5 Ways to Enhance Your Cross Stitch Project With Different Floss and Fibers

The basic design element of any cross stitch project is the embroidery floss used to create the pattern itself. The DMC and Anchor cotton floss lines provide a beautiful palette of colors to work with, and most designers are, of course, going to use these. But, sometimes you want a little something special in your […]

The Power of Portable Projects

As I sit here in a conference room waiting for my next meeting (in 90 minutes), I am brought back to this article. It has been on my list of articles to write for some time now. It just seems that it gets pushed a little lower on the priority list as the days pass. […]

Building A Successful Craft Show Booth

If you attend craft shows as a vendor, you’ve probably experienced this: people walk by your booth, take a peek inside, and then walk on. Even if you do your best to greet them and invite them to browse, they smile politely and keep moving. How frustrating! I know that I’ve been there myself. I […]

Easy Cookie Bouquets

Surprise a friend (or your mom) with an easy-to-make cookie bouquet. Use your imagination to create a gift that special someone will really enjoy. All you need to get started is a basic sugar cookie recipe like this one from our recipe database: Best Sugar Cookies 2 cups sugar 2 cups margarine 3 eggs 1 […]

Vellum Birth Announcement

Making your own birth announcements can be very easy and rewarding. By using vellum, you can announce the birth of your baby while also personalizing the announcements with a picture of your new bundle of joy. Here’s what you need to make your own vellum birth announcement: * Vellum paper * Scrapbook paper * Double-sided […]

How to Make a Girl’s Journal

If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a teen or pre-teen girl or female friend, then you might want to consider a handmade journal. Use these tips to get started, then use your own creativity to create a personalized work of art. These journals also make great birthday or graduation gifts. To get started, […]

Easy Fabric-Covered Gift Box

Patchwork fabric-covered gift boxes are an easy, affordable way to dress up any gift package. They’re also great for storage. Total preparation and assembly time for this project is approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the size of the shoe box. Materials: Shoe box, or any other small box with removable lid Fabric scraps Wonder Under […]

Butterfly Candle Holders

Butterfly candle holders are easy to make and a great gift idea. The materials are very inexpensive, and you can use your imagination for a variety of designs. To get started, you will need: Materials: Small glass candle holders Butterfly wrapping paper Yellow tissue paper Decoupage Cuticle scissors Small paintbrush Damp paper towel You can […]

Friendship Albums

I’m new to scrapbooking, and I still can’t believe all the possibilities there are for scrapbook layouts. When I first began I pulled out and organized a lot of my daughter’s childhood photos. Also collecting dust on my closet shelf was a box of other family keepsakes I’d kept throughout the years. For example, when […]

Easy Fabric-Covered Photo Album

These thoughtful, inexpensive keepsakes are easy to make and personalize for any friend or family member. I decided to make mini cloth-covered photo albums for my mother and mother-in-law. These instructions apply to any size photo album–you just have to measure the album to get an idea how much fabric you’re going to need. Materials: […]

Fall Leaf Collage

Fall is a great time for kids to do fall crafts. Leaf collages are easy to make and can provide hours of fall fun. Kids enjoy looking for the leaves as well as using the leaves to create their creative collages. Here’s what you need for this fun fall craft project: Fall leaves Ornamental grasses […]

Easy Pumpkin Centerpiece

Need an easy, inexpensive centerpiece for your autumn table? All you need is a pumpkin and a handful of fall flowers. You can complete this project in less than an hour! Supplies: Pumpkin Fall flowers Sharp knife Large spoon Prepare your work area by spreading out some old newspapers. Using a sharp knife, carefully remove […]