Category Archives: Crafts

How to Cope with Naked Soap

Fill a wire basket with fabric covered soap without spending a lot of money! Continue reading

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Take Heart Valentine Quilt and Tea Cozy

In 1989, I made this heart inspired quilt for my dad when he was having a pace-maker implanted. Twenty-five years later, I revisited the fabric scraps and mixed them with other scraps to make this tea cozy! Combine the strip … Continue reading

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Craft Your Own Valentine Heart (Placemat)

Sew a quilted heart placemat today for a sweet Valentine supper tomorrow!  Choose six complementary fabrics, three in each light and dark shades. I picked a spring green and strawberry red garden color theme. You’ll need 1/4 yard of each … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday – Pumpkin Quotes

“Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of a pumpkin.” – Simone Schwarz-Bart  and “I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” – Henry David Thoreau 

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Mini Tea Cozies So Sweet You Won’t Need Sugar

My tiny 1 1/2 cup teapot was in need of a cozy. It swam in a regular-sized cozy, so I decided to make one (or two) to suit it. The pattern measures 9 inches by 11 1/2 inches before sewing. … Continue reading

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Get a Grip on Teapot Drip

This teapot drip catcher is a clever design to stop the dribbles from teapots after you pour the tea. I liked it so well, I made my own with a couple of appropriate metal buttons threaded on narrow elastic. A … Continue reading

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