Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

The "Grandma Quilts"



My Grandma was an amazing person with so many talents. One of her passions was quilting. She used scraps of fabrics and made beautiful quilts for her 7 children, her grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren. Here are some of my special memories.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's a Wrap!



Whether you call this a cape, ruana, or wrap, this low-cost fashion will definitely be great to throw over jeans or dress clothes to warm you on those chilly days! This easy-to-make project can be made in any length and can be worn several ways for different looks. Directions for the "no-sew" and "easy-sew" versions with photos are included.

Monday, February 17, 2014

No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake


Need a quick and easy, no-bake dessert? Try this creamy and delicious No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake. Other pie fillings such as Blueberry and Strawberry can be substituted for variety. I modified this family-favorite, low-fat recipe from one of my mother's favorite recipes.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chocolates & Roses Valentine's Day Candy Arrangement



What's the perfect gift for Valentine's Day?? Chocolate and Roses!!! This beautiful craft combines both in an edible arrangement! This arrangement is great for gift giving, and the Hershey's Kisses Rosebuds are great for Weddings and/or Shower Arrangements!! Use my easy to follow directions and photos to create this unique arrangement for your Valentine!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Handprint Valentine and Holder How-to





Do you need an easy, low-cost Valentine project for kids? Both the Handprint Valentine and Holder are quick, easy, and fun to make! This project also provides some linear measurement experience and is a great project for home, school, and Sunday school! Parents love it!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Retirement Rocks!!



Questions I am asked about retirement: (1)Are you enjoying your retirement? (2)Are you staying busy? (3)Are you ready to go back to work?  Answers to previous questions:  (1)YES!!  (2)YES!!!!  (3)NO!!!!!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

How to Replace Foam in a Cushion



Let's face it: "flat" chair cushions are not comfortable to sit on, especially when the reclining chair supports are steel! Here's my how-to and photos for adding a zipper to a cushion and replacing the foam.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

A Basket for Baby Abby


I wanted to make a special basket for granddaughter Abby, so I used leftover fabric from the crib bedding to make a removable cover w/pocket for a purchased wicker basket. As she grows, nursery necessities can easily be replaced with other items. How-to and photos make this an easy project. This basket would be a great baby shower gift!