Warm Fingerless Mitts

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

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!

© 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

© 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

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

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

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 […]

Note Paper Toddlers Can Make For Mom

By Noreen Doll. Note paper toddlers can make for Mom is a fun and easy Mothers Day gift for toddlers to create. This particular set of note paper toddlers can make for Mom was made for a Mom who loves green, trees, and leaves. She loves this notepaper so much that she uses them very […]

Map Covered Gift Box

by Noreen Doll. A map covered gift box is easy to make, and a great recycling idea. Recently we were replacing an old road atlas with a current one. I didn’t want to dispose of the old atlas as I have seen lots of crafts I really like that use maps. About the same time […]

Haunting Halloween Notepads

By Noreen Doll. Haunting Halloween notepads are a wonderful idea for a small Halloween gift! Done in assembly line fashion, you can make a lot of them in a short time. These Halloween notepads are perfect for Trick or Treat, small gifts for friends or co-workers, or for kids to make to give their friends. […]

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