An Easy Way to Peel a Boiled Egg

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By Noreen Doll. Do you need an easy way to peel a boiled egg? It is so frustrating trying to peel a fresh egg that has been boiled. The shell wants to cling to the egg and comes off in tiny pieces, often taking chunks of the egg with it. Recently I read that if […]

Super Easy Pocket Pies

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By Noreen Doll. Make super quick, super easy pocket pies with uncooked flour tortillas. Since the ingredients in these tortillas are almost the same as in pie crust, I thought they would work as the pie crusts. They are already rolled out in a circle and are quite sturdy to handle. You can fill them […]

How to Coffee Dye or Tea Dye

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By Noreen Doll. Sometimes you want to craft with a dingy or antique white color fabric, and it can be difficult to find just the shade you want in a store. By knowing how to coffee dye or tea dye, you can get just exactly the shade you need. First you need to decide on […]

Warm Fingerless Mitts

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By Noreen Doll. Warm fingerless mitts are great to make for yourself, and they are wonderful gifts. When it’s cold, it’s nice to have something to keep your wrists and hands warm while leaving your fingers free. Fleece is snuggly soft and warm. And you can fold the top down to leave your fingers totally […]

Kids Easy Halloween Treats

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Kids love to help in the kitchen, and they will enjoy making these kids easy Halloween treats. These treat ideas are great for parties, to share in the classroom, or just to make for friends and family. Frankenmallows Really cute Frankenstein marshmallows kids can make with marshmallows, green food coloring and chocolate chips. Brides of […]

Edgar Allan Poe Shops at the Dollar Store!

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© by Noreen Doll. Here’s proof that Edgar Allan Poe shops at the Dollar Store! With Halloween rapidly approaching, we are seeing wonderfully creative scenes, decorations, and costume ideas everywhere. Many Halloween ideas involve vintage items such as old keys, candelabras, dried bones, antique jewelry, and aged furniture. Because of the kind of literature Edgar […]

Edgar Allen Poe Topiary

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© by Noreen Doll. An Edgar Allen Poe topiary is perfect for Halloween. He was a master of creepy story telling, and The Raven is one of his works. You can even use some recyclables to make this easy topiary. What You Need A Black Bird Styrofoam Ball Newspaper – Cut into 2 inch squares […]

Gift Wrap in a Snap

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For gift wrap in a snap, there are some great ideas here. In this fast paced world, we frequently don’t have time to spend making ornate gift wraps. Below you will find some really speedy ideas, many of which can use recycled paper bags if you choose to. Quick and Easy Bags For quick and […]

Velvet Gift Bags

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By Noreen Doll. Velvet gift bags make an elegant gift wrap. They can make a nice way for kids to wrap a special gift for Mom or Grandma. And you don’t have to make them just for Christmas. There are lots of nice colors that could be used for any time of the year. Kids […]

No Sew Fingerless Gloves

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By Noreen Doll. (Look for my sewing version of fingerless gloves on Jewelry Making Journal.) Make a quick pair of no-sew fingerless gloves from a pair of knee socks. During cold weather, when I am working at my computer or crafting, my wrists and hands often get very cold. Because I need my fingers free […]

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