Duct Tape Checkbook Cover

By Noreen Doll. A duct tape checkbook cover is easy to make, especially if you use your old checkbook cover for a pattern. Most of the checkbook covers you get (for free) are made of plastic and don’t last very well. So I decided to make one for myself using duct tape, which is very […]

Rustic Basket

By Noreen Doll. Today I have a tutorial for this Rustic Basket on the Bowdabra blog.   It’s easy to make, and is created from a recycled cardboard box.

One Sheet Folded Gift Pocket Book

By Noreen Doll. This folded pocket book is so much fun to make that I had to find ways to use them so I can make more! One way to use it is to make it a one sheet folded gift pocket book, which has 8 pockets. To use the book one can put folded […]

Hot Pad Scissor Holder

By Noreen Doll. A scissor holder is a handy place to store your scissors, to protect the blades and to keep them away from young ones. It is also a good way to carry scissors when you want to take them along with you. This Hot Pad Scissor Holder has a loop that allows you […]

Pot Holder Notepad Pocket

A Pot Holder Notepad Pocket is handy to hang on the refrigerator so you’ll always have pen and paper handy. It’s quick and easy to make, and could be a great gift idea for kids to make for Grandma or a teacher. I found the pot holder at the Dollar Store, so it’s easy to […]

Quick Eyeglasses Holder

By Noreen Doll. A quick eyeglasses holder is an easy gift to make for Mom or Grandma. You can find pretty pot holders inexpensively at the Dollar Store or Target. This would make an easy beginning sewing project for kids. Supplies. Pot Holder Needle and Thread or Sewing Machine How to Make a Quick Eyeglasses […]

Aluminum Security Credit Card Holder Tutorial

By Noreen Doll. From what I’ve read, hackers can now use a hand held device to read your personal information on your credit cards even while the cards are tucked away in your wallet. I’ve also been seeing aluminum wallets for carrying credit cards, to thwart the ability to read the personal information on them. […]

The Best Back Scratcher I’ve Ever Had!

By Noreen Doll. The best back scratcher I’ve ever had is a metal pasta spoon. I’ve mostly lived in a dry climate, and when we run the heater in the house during the winter my skin dries out even more. As a consequence, my back would often itch. It’s very difficult to reach your entire […]

Small Gift Box

By Noreen Doll. This small gift box could also be a favor box and you can make it in many sizes. Put your gift or favor in the center of the tissue paper and place it in the box for a lovely presentation. You can use it for any holiday or occasion simply by changing […]

Easy Favor Envelope

By Noreen Doll. I like this easy favor envelope because they don’t take long to make, and you can do them in any color for any occasion. I used scrapbooking paper for these, but you could use anything, from wrapping paper to magazine or book pages. And you can vary the envelope colors according to […]

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