Category Archives: Crafts

Birthday Bento Lunch from Niece

When my 15 year old niece asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year I said painted clothespins to use as clips or a cute bento lunch. My thoughtful niece made both for me! I was delighted to … Continue reading

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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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