Dollar Day Do over-Wooden folk art dolls.

Guess what I found on one of my junking days at the second hand shop?   THIS…a big bag of mismatched wooden doll pieces and giant peg doll looking things to decorate. Don’t laugh…I know someone is laughing out there. Even here in a world of typed out letters, those giggles are pretty powerful and…

Friday family fun paper crafts-fishing game

This is so easy you guys and it has been around for decades. Nothing new with this old paper craft, except your unique creations of different colored fish. Supplies needed- Large sticks and twigs. Fishing wire, yarn or twine. Paper clips Paint Tacky glue magnets Assorted beads for eyes or black puffy fabric paint. Scraps…

 Family fun day paper crafts-milk carton barn.

“Every time you sit down to eat…thank a farmer.” Hey everyone. Only two more paper crafts for the summer are left. I can’t believe how fast the summer is going. This craft is a little more complicated but you can simplify it by not adding little barn doors or a hay loft window. Supplies needed-…

May Updates and Favorite blogger posts.

“ You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it” Unknown Oh May!…what a month this was. I understand why the term Mayday represents a international distress call. Wow, did I open up with you all this month or what? I posted a couple difficult blogs that were very personal to…

DIY- Mini Pumpkin magnets

These little pumpkin magnets are made using a basic rope basket weaving design.They make perfect little gifts to hand out to your family members during Thanksgiving celebrations. Add a hang tag to them with a funny or inspirational quote that they can pin to their fridge and read every morning.   Supplies needed:   Orange…

DIY-Pumpkin seed ornaments

Went way back for this one, can’t believe how many posts I have on here. I remember these early days of blogging and I am still figuring it all out, plus I have a new computer now and everything is different. I will not even go into the frustrations with learning new programs, still having…

DIY- Clay critters.

  All right, finally, I had another one of those “ Nailed it ” moments. You know those moments when we attempt something and it just doesn’t work. Well this is one of those projects. I picked up a bag of party favors from our dollar store and thought they would make perfect molds. So…

DIY-gift tags.

This is a quick project all ages can do.   Supplies needed: Tiny candy mold. I used an upcycled advent package. Plaster of paris Cardstock, assorted colors Assorted colors of paint, crayons or markers Embleshments (optional) Scissors Glue Needle and thread or hole puncher   First find a mold to make little items to glue…

DIY Easter terrariums

Terrariums are ever so trendy right now, so I thought I try my hand at some inexpensive versions for our Easter table. Our neighbors dropped off some empty glass jars the other day (we make a lot of homemade pasta sauce) and I decided to turn them into something pretty for my Easter table instead…

Orange marmalade

There is nothing like picking fresh fruit from a tree. I wish everyone could experience this at least once in his or her life. My family is very fortunate to have been able to pick many things from the plants themselves. We have picked wildberries up north at the little red house, which makes for…