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Let’s Go Sew! Using a Sewing Machine

Let's Go Sew

Whether doing clothing alterations or making something fun, having a sewing machine opens new horizons of possibilities. Even an old machine can make things new! We all eventually need things a bit smaller or larger, and we all hate paying for it.  Both the cost and the simplicity of doing many of the things yourself… read more >>

Let’s Go Sew!

Let's Go Sew

Save Money doing Alterations Yourself  Clothing alterations.  We all eventually need things a bit smaller or larger, and we all hate paying for it.  Both the cost and the simplicity of doing many of the things yourself will be exciting.  Even if you have never sewn, you can get professional looking results by following some… read more >>

Meditation Art – Word Embodiment 

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Learn how to create Meditation Word Embodiment Art by watching this video: How-to do your own Meditation Word Art Gather any paper that you want to write on.  You can use boxes, old envelopes, computer paper, ads, newspaper, scraps from other crafts.  Then, gather some writing tools that seem like fun today.  Try paint and brushes, markers,… read more >>

Stained Glass Art for Teens

Hello, crafty teens!  We are going to make some art that you can hang in a window to brighten your or someone else’s day.  Making stained glass art doesn’t have to complicated, and it looks amazing.  So, let’s get started.  Here’s what you need: a coloring page (I used a mandala pattern)  wax paper  permanent… read more >>

Dish Soap Science

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Here are two super easy science experiments you can do today, using the stuff you already have at home.    Dish soap and pepper  Materials: bowl, pepper, dish soap, and a Q-tip (or you can even use your fingertip)  Step 1:  Fill a light-colored bowl with water    Step 2:  Sprinkle pepper over the surface of the water.  Do not mix. … read more >>

Book Stack Decor

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Hello, crafters!  This is Missy, here to help you channel your inner Joanna Gaines, and create an awesome piece of farmhouse decor!  Gather your materials and follow along to make a decorative stack of books, stamped with your favorite phrase, your pets’ names, or really, whatever appeals to you.    Materials: several old paperback books (hardback… read more >>

Crafty Corner for Kids

crafts kids

Hi everyone! Ms. Haneen and Ms. Jenni here. Just like many others, we’ve been quarantined and our children are getting restless. Remote learning is just as taxing on them as it is us. Take a breather or two and check out some of these e-books that can help your kiddos pick up a new skill, like learning to sew. If they become really good at it, task them with making an entire outfit (it’s not child labor if… read more >>