Button, Button, Who’s got the Button?

My mother will verify, I am the worse when it comes to sewing buttons and button holes. I can do it, I just put it off, and that’;s what makes me the worst. Right now, I have a stack of shirts and pants that need their buttons replaced and a jar of abandoned buttons sitting […]

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Darn It!

What does a sock and a light-bulb have in common? Well, if you have the bright idea of mending you favorite woolies, that light bulb will come in handy. And not just for shedding light on the subject.

Slip the light bulb inside the sock and center the hole over the bulb. Thread your needle with […]

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Creating Wooden Pictures

Whatcha Need:

Pictures to transfer
Light-colored wood piece or panel
Simple photo-editing program
Access to a laser printer
Bone folder (edge of a gift card works)
Matte gel medium (found in the acrylic paints section of the art store)
Mod Podge with your choice of finish (we went with matte)
2 different brushes (can be bristles or foam)
Towel rag
Scrap paper & towels to […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Handiwork|Comments Off on Creating Wooden Pictures

Sad Iron And Mangles

In most homes this third day of the week is reserved for ironing. The whole day should be reserved to complete this job.
The Iowa Housewife, 1880 I think not!

I have always had a love of vintage things, perhaps because I lived with some of those vintage things growing up. That is not to say that […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Handiwork|Comments Off on Sad Iron And Mangles