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Sweater Ornament

This little sweater ornament sells well at craft fairs also make a very nice "thank you gift" for your customers.  Try featuring it with a note that says, "Here is the hand-knitted sweater I promised you" Materials: You'll need a small amount worsted weight yarn, number 5 knitting needles, a tapestry needle and two round toothpicks. Cast on 12 sts. Rows 1-5 K. Rows 6,8,10 and 12 P. Rows 7, 9 and 11 K. Row 13 cast on 6 sts at beginning of row. Beginning with the 6 sts just cast on, K across row - 18 sts. ROW 14 cast on 6 sts at beginning of row. Beginning with the 6 sts just cast on, K2, P20, K2 - 24 sts. ROW 15 K across row. ROW... » Read More

Just how easy is it, to make a modern day rag quilt?

Just how easy it is to make a modern Day Rag Quilt. Basically all you need is to pick out your fabric for front and back and even the flannel for the middle.  You want something that will fray easy such as 100% cottons and denims.  Figure out how Big you want it and how much of the fabric you need for each layer: Guide for help when making a Rag quilt Twin 39” x 75” Full 54” x 75” King 79” x 80” Queen 60” x 80” Standard throw 40” x 60” [can be bigger or smaller] Baby Quilt 36” x 36 Now that you have decided on the size quilt you wish to make then... » Read More


I haven’t made them in years and can tell you that should you decide to make them, be prepared to have them gone faster than the time it took you to get them finished.   My group would finish a qt. jar off in just one sitting. RED HOT CUCUMBERS PICKLES Peel and slice cucumbers ¼ inch thick. Be sure that all seeds have been removed. Have enough cucumber rings to fill 2 gallon jugs with tight lids. Mix in large container 2 cups *lime, 2 ½ gal. water. Stir real good and pour over cucumber and put lid on tight. Let stand 24 hours. [drain] Wash in cold water 2 or 3 times. “I leave rings in gal. Jug and rinse 3 ... » Read More

No-Worry Christmas Tree Decorations

Worry dolls are small dolls that "worry" for you, so you can spend time doing more fun things - like crafts. Making these little worry doll ornaments is no worry at all.  This is something my girls really loved to do when they were little.  We even took craft pins and hot glued them on the back for a dress pin. Perfect for small "apartment-size" trees or little gifts, they're quick and easy to make. Bits of leftover laces, fabric and embroidery floss lend themselves to endless worry doll possibilities. General instructions:  You'll need baby clothespins, craft picks, or toothpicks, embroidery floss in a variety of colors,... » Read More

Twas The Month Before Christmas

I received this in my email box tonight from a family member, as I am doing this I am deeply crying, It's so true and so very sad to even think about. *Twas the month before Christmas* *When all through our land,* *Not a Christian was praying* *Nor taking a stand.* *See the PC Police had taken away,* *The reason for Christmas - no one could say.* *The children were told by their schools not to sing,* *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.* *It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say* * December 25th is just a ' Holiday '.* *Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit* *Pushing folks down ... » Read More

Wash Cloth Slippers

fold each cloth once and sew the ends together I used the same type of seam you will find on blue jeans for good added strength, leaving about 1 1/2 inches open at the top edge. On the back seam I would fold up and sew a tringle UP to give it a flat back.  For the front I fold the edge back and stitch around, about 1/2 inch from the top. I put elastic through the seam to keep the shoes on the foot and sew a bow of matching or contrasting ribbon on the front of shoes or sew on lace and trim all the way around the shoe. For men's shoes  stitch rickrack around the top and leave off the ribbon. These used to sell well depending on the... » Read More

Vintage Flash Back to Denim Binders

I have to giggle at myself, using craft supplies I bought ages ago and never got made up and coming out with new ideas. Back in the late 50's early 60's when I was a school girl, we had lose leaf paper and would need a note book to carry it in.  I can not remember anybody back then having those binders in any thing other than fabric cover.  As a rule it was denim or twill.   When cleaning out my old house [long story] I had craft supplies dating back to the 70's when I was very active in doing craft fairs.  I didn't wish to trash those supplies but had to think for a long time as to how I can use them... » Read More

Mini Stocking

I made these back in the 70's and would always sell out. I got these little boxes of colors and water paints to put in them. But a person could put anything in them small. Use them on a tree on a present, or just as the gift it's self with a really nice wonderful present inside. Materials: You'll need small amounts red and white worsted yarn and size G crochet hook. Ch 15. ROW 1 HDC in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Ch 3, turn. ROWS 2-4 Hdc in each hdc across - 14 hdc. Ch 3, turn. ROW 5 Hdc in each of next 4 hdc, 2 hdc in each of next 4 hdc, hdc in each of next 5 hdc - 18 sts. Ch 3, turn,. ROW 6 Hdc in each of next 5 hdc, 2 hd... » Read More

Go Green Eco Friendly Dry Sheets How to Make

If you're looking for a greener alternative to dryer sheets; here's a couple of ideas that are very easy and cheap to do:   - Fill a small cloth drawstring bag with dried aromatic herbs or flowers and throw in the dryer with your clothes. Make sure the bag is tied securely of course  - A few drops of fragrant essential oil on a small cloth added to the dryer load will also do the trick. Essential oils are highly concentrated, so don't go overboard, the heat will release more fragrance than what you can detect when initially applying a few drops to the cloth. -Distilled white vinegar, preferably organic, is the... » Read More

Guide for help when making a Rag quilt

Guide for help when making a Rag quilt Twin 39” x 75” Full 54” x 75” King 79” x 80” Queen 60” x 80” Standard throw 40” x 60” [can be bigger or smaller] Baby Quilt 36” x 36 Now that you have decided on the size quilt you wish to make then you need to start figuring what size you will make your squares You need to leave you seams large enough where you can cut them with ease, anywhere from ½ inch or larger that is up to you and the way you want your creation to look like when you’re finished. The following is a helpful little trick to help you figu... » Read More

Rag Tote Bag Instructions

Tote Bag Instructions 1. Sew 16-5” squares sew together 4 across and 4 down with ½ seams for each side. 2. Use interfacing on each piece and then outline the squares with ¼” stitching to look like quilting 3. Square up each side 4. Cut out two lining pieces ¼” bigger than the Bag pieces 5. Right sides together, sew the sides of the bag pieces and the bottom together with a ½” seam. 6. You need to square up the bottom of the bag. While it is still inside out, place the bag on the work surface with the seam running down the center of the bag. Flatten the bottom point of the bag and using... » Read More

How to make a damn it doll

Materials Calico or felt Wool or doll hair Toy filling Sewing Machine Felt pens These make great little Damn It Dolls for stressful people! They can be thrown, jabbed, stomped and even strangled till all the frustration leaves you. Attach the little poem to go with it: When you want to kick the desk or throw the phone and shout. Here's a little damnit doll you cannot do without. Just grasp it firmly by the legs, and find a place to slam it. And as you whack it's stuffing out, yell, "damnit, damnit, damnit!" Here is another one I found: When youâ€... » Read More

Just checking in with a Old Idea that saves a lot of work and money

While getting the house ready for winter and washing my windows I wondered how many of you knew of the very easy safe receipe for window washing that does great, leaves no strikes or smushes, use 1/4 cup of ammonia to 1 gal of water.  Use on old wash cloth to wash and use an old newspaper to dry. You can even make your very own jewelery cleaner with Mr Clean mixed with water equal parts of each.  This was a trick my jeweler showed me several years ago. They would make this and sell for $5 for a little bitty bottle.    I am also back embroidery and doing my Dish Towels now, check them out, so much better for the Eco Frien... » Read More

Mary had a Little Lamb

Mary Had a Little Lamb Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow. And everywhere that Mary went, The Lamb was sure to go. He followed her to school each day, Twasn't even in the rule. He made the children laugh and play. To have a Lamb at school. And then the rules all changed on day, Illegal it became, To bring the Lamb of God to school, Or even speak his Name. Everyday got worse and worse, And days turned into years. Instead of hearing children laught, We heard gun shots and tears. What must we do to stop the crime. That's in our scchools today? Let's let the Lamb come back to school, And teach out kids to pray... » Read More

Ratings for my other shop I have closed

I am closing one of my stores here and didn't wish to lose this feedback on a special order I made for this customer so I will post it here. Ratings for TreasuresToCherish TreasuresToCherish's Seller Rating: 5 / 5 grimmlynn said on 04/19/2011: This seller was BEYOND AMAZING to work with on this skirt. Not only was she kind, but she listened to me and worked with me on the design. As you can see from the picture of the skirt, I am not skinny and I was a bit worried about talking to someone about my size. This was no issue with her. She was just as sweet as she could be and wanted my measurements just to make sure the skirt had a perfect fit... » Read More