Organizing Your Crafting

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Organizing your craft room
Your crafting hobbies can take over your house!

There is a world of crafting for us to enjoy but as most of it requires that you buy some type of specialty supplies or equipment and the cost of it can pile up very quickly (and so can the space that it uses.)

It use to be that crafts were considered to be a inexpensive hobby that would save people money but now craft stores are filled with all sorts of fun and expensive things to buy.

If you are an avid crafter you might have everything from paintbrushes to yarn, all squirreled away ready for you to delve into. But sometimes crafting can get out of hand.

It becomes depressing, not fun, when there are piles of half finished crafts though out the house or worse still, crafts that are half done but get ruined because they are moved from spot to spot to make way.

Organizing your crafting can make you hobby more fun when you know that your supplies are neatly placed away ready for you to start your next project without having to search through out the house to find what you need.

Free Recycled Plant Markers

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free recycled plant markersThe seasons they are a'changin' and it's time to get seeds into the ground. 

Sometimes you forget what went where and you're not sure if you have a bumper crop of parsley coming up or if its just weeds!

Plant markers are vital to a garden but they are also something that you don't want to spend a lot (or any) money on.

I have been making these easy free plant markers for years just using old plastic containers that were on their way to the recycling bin.

Fast and easy to make these free recycled plant markers  are great for your own garden or to pass around to family and friends.

Easy Confetti Number Cake Toppers Using Glue Gun

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Make easy confetti number cake toppers
It is shockingly easy to create fun, memorable and unique cake toppers for any occasion.

Using your glue gun and a pattern you can make any number to fit the birthday boy or girl.

Best to make a day before you need it so you won't be rushed.

Let your imagination go wild in what colors you would like to make these numbers. 

I wanted mine to have the look of cake sprinkles!


How To Dress A Bottle Of Champagne

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how to dress a bottle of champagne
Dressing a bottle of champagne gives it an extra bit of prestige when presented on a table.

This was something that I was taught to do years ago but doesn't seem to be done so often anymore.

In the high end florist store I worked we were routinely brought bottles of expensive wines and alcohols to dress them or the cradles that they were being served in.

For one of our own recent parties I dresses this Methuselah sized (yes, that is the correct term) bottle of bubbly as it was the show piece of the wine table.
how to sell your clothes for cash
Selling or trading your clothes makes perfect sense if you want to re-coup some of the money that you have spent to maintain your wardrobe.

You might have clothes that were gifts and never worn, or clothes that you bought and then quickly discovered that they made you look terrible. 

You hate the idea of just giving it all away.

While many charities survive on the generous donations of clothes that are given to their thrift shops don't feel that you have no other options to get rid of your good quality clothes that you no longer need. You can make some cash from your closet.

Good Luck Charm Box - Printable

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Free Printable Good Luck Charm BoxWhat is a good luck charm? Well it could be anything, a rabbit's foot (but not for the rabbit), a coin, a rock, or an ancient scarab. It all depends on what a person decides will be lucky for them.

I designed this free printable Good Luck Charm Box to be filled with what ever you would think to be lucky!

The sky is the limit as long as it fits inside the box. Great gift idea for the person who has everything.

You could even put in a bracelet charm or necklace.

This printable good luck charm box comes in 4 different styles, black & white, purple, green or red, as everyone has a different idea of what a lucky color is! The base of the box is 2-1/2  by 2-1/2  and 1-1/2 inches high.

This is a printable craft that is fast and easy to assemble.
how to make the perfect Irish CoffeeSt. Patrick's Day is when everyone find a little bit of Irish in themselves. 

You can join the festivities by putting back some green beer but if beer is not your drink of choice why not try an Irish Coffee.

Very popular it is a sweet coffee with liquor, great for finishing off a meal.

Add a four clover garnish and you will be celebrating St. Patty's Day in style.
Southworks Antiques Canada's Largest Indoor Antique MallSouthworks Antiques is Canada's largest indoor antique mall. It spans 30,000 square feet and has over 100 dealers.

If you love the thrill of the hunt then this is the place for you. It has everything from fine antiques to collectible comic books. 

Southworks is located in Cambridge Ontario, about one hour and 20 minutes from Niagara Falls or an hour from Toronto. 

Set in a former foundry building the 1800's limestone and timber structure is described as "Canada's most beautifully restored retail space."

Opened every day except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day it is a great place to visit and prowl around for a deal.

Make a Tea Towel Chef's Apron

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how to make a tea towel chef's apronYou need to get ready for some spring cleaning and to get yourself in the mood why not whip up a tea towel chef's apron.

Tea towels often go on sale and it is a pity just to use the great colors and patterns that they come in just for mopping up.

This apron was made with two 99 cent tea towels I picked up at the Cambridge Towel Outlet Sale.

Easy to make this tea towel chef's apron is meant to be washed many times and still look good.

These can also be made up quickly as gifts for the cooks, barbequers and bakers in your life.
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