Category Archives: Crafts

Easter Themed Dinner and Ribbon Egg Decorating

My niece (15 years old) and I have a tradition of decorating eggs for Easter. Each time we focus on a different technique while keeping with our initial color scheme of blue and white. This year we decided to decorate … Continue reading

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Stitched iPhone Case

For several years I have wanted to cross stitch a cell phone case. But I did not have a popular smart phone model and it was difficult to get the right type of case. I could not even find a … Continue reading

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Decorated Gourds

Every November my garden club makes some type of arrangement for the Skilled Nursing Facility in our county. Last year we made this arrangement. This year we decorated a variety of orange, white, and multicolor miniature gourdes. We had raffia, … Continue reading

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Paris Themed Birthday Party

My niece had a Paris themed birthday party for her 15th birthday party with family. The party colors were purple and white with some black accents. The birthday girl’s favorite color is purple. 25 family members attended the party and … Continue reading

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Halloween Treats 2013

We normally get about 250 trick-or-treaters. I usually like to prepare something special for the first 25 kids. This year I prepared special bags for the first 20 kids. I also prepared 111 bundles this year. I took industrial size … Continue reading

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DIY Miniatures Frames and Pie

My 11 year old niece and I had a delightful time creating miniatures. We scanned, re-sized, printed, and framed miniature photos of her Grandmother (my Mother). For some of the photos we used Foil Embossed Stickers from the Dollar Tree. … Continue reading

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Crafty Birthday Gifts from Nieces

My nieces gave me amazing handmade gifts for my birthday this year. I received this hand decorated pillowcase (see above and below). My 8 year old niece used fabric markers to decorate both sides of a pillowcase. I love it! … Continue reading

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Mini Stuffed Animals

My 11 year old niece and I made these miniature stuffed animals. We used a large moose cookie cutter to make the pattern for the moose. My niece drew the pattern for the Teddy Bear. My niece stitched the eyes … Continue reading

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3 Easy Pony Bead Projects

Awhile ago I asked my nieces and nephews if they had an idea of a craft we could do together for my blog. My 11 year old nephew remarked that he would like to make something with pony beads. For … Continue reading

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Tanabata Party

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star Altair) and Orihime (star Vega) were lovers and separated by the Milky Way to only meet once a year. Typically people celebrate on July 7. Since I was … Continue reading

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Under the Sea Day Preschool Camp

The theme for our fourth and last day of Aunt Kathy’s Preschool Camp was Under the Sea. Our previous themes were Australia, Dinosaurs/Volcanoes, and Outer Space. I made this lunch for my 28 month old nephew. I was running out … Continue reading

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Outer Space Day Preschool Camp

The theme for our third day of Aunt Kathy’s Preschool Camp was outer space. Our previous themes were Australia and Dinosaurs/Volcanoes. This Astronaut lunch was prepared for my 28 month old nephew. He loves pasta! He did not eat the … Continue reading

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