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February, 2015

I don’t know how it got to be February again.  We have a snow day tomorrow so the girls are wound up, the Superbowl is on TV somewhere so the internet is wound up, I’m snuggled up in my chair … Continue reading

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Craft Show Season – 2014

I have application deadlines for a couple of craft shows this fall.  I’ve been doing shows for several years now.  I’ve streamlined my set up, my inventory, I know the type of shows that work for me, I’ve got this … Continue reading

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Who Put The Rusty Nail In My Craft Show Cheerios?

I ran my end of the year craft show numbers for 2013 and I’ve got to say I’m discouraged.  I take the $ I made, subtract the registration fees and yes, I made some nice money.  But then factor in … Continue reading

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Foam Doll Cakes

Another YouTube video that the girls found showed how to make tiny foam cakes for dolls.  And of course, we’ve made a MILLION of them! Cut foam sheets of different colors into similarly shaped circles, stack several together and glue.  … Continue reading

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Cupcake Liner and Clothespin Butterflies

This summer I’ve been doing crafty activities with the girls and calling it Mom’s Crafty Camp.  It’s been pretty easy things – playdoh, painting, sugar cookies…  This week Family Fun Magazine is having “backyard camp week” and has been showing … Continue reading

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Handmade Bottle Cap Magnets

We made these Big Bottle Cap Magnets at the Etsy Craft Party last month and I just couldn’t stop.  The possibilities are endless, and they’re so easy to make. One of the crafters made these, aren’t they cute? I had … Continue reading

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American Girl / Sesame Crossover

Worlds are colliding over here!  The girls have been playing a whole lot with their American Girl dolls lately, and when I found some mini-visors at the craft store I knew what I had to do.  (Thanks for the tip, … Continue reading

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I Spy Bottles

or: one of the 47 craft projects i’ll have to do to get rid of 20 lbs of dried rice. back in the spring i coordinated the pre-school’s annual spaghetti dinner.  the centerpieces were super cheap and wicked easy (just … Continue reading

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rainbow mobile

ages ago i painted some wooden circles and hearts.  hunny drilled holes in them for me, and then i waited… and moved the little pieces from here to there waiting to dig out some fishing line.  it took a trip to … Continue reading

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birthday tutu wreath

my grandma’s birthday is next week.  she’s turning 423 years old.  not really, but i can’t remember for sure.  she’s looking forward to the family getting together for a party, and i offered to do it at my house – … Continue reading

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