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Make Madness 2018 – Day 11 | Lotion Bars

 I don’t know about you but I suffer from incredibly dry skin especially in the winter.  I’m constantly on the look out for lotion that will actually moisturize my skin without having to spend a small fortune. I’ve seen recipes … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 10 | Tiny Gnome

 Today I sat down to make something out of the embarrassingly large collection of wine corks I have.  A few were individually acquired ;-), but the majority were found at garage sales.  Last summer, it seemed that everyone was getting … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 9 | All about the Heels!

Since making my drawstring bag yesterday for the As Time Goes By sock pattern by Susan Burzynski  I decided to spend today putting the heel in as well as the heels on another pair of socks. My nephew gave me … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 8 | St. Pawtrick’s Day Drawstring Project Bag

I’ve been wanting to make a drawstring project bag for a while now.  And last week I started a sock project that needed it’s own bag – the As Time Goes By sock pattern by Susan Burzynski.  I’m using Freckled … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 7 | Kool Aid Dyed Polka Dot paper

Nothing makes me happier creating beautiful papers with color and shimmer.  If it sparkles and shimmers then I’m sold.  Back in December I discovered a Youtube video by Hermelinda Z. Aguilar where she demonstrated how to dye paper with Kool … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 6 | Knitted Dish Cloth

I have used knitted dish cloths for years for all the cleaning in our home.  I always have one in the sink for dishes and I use them when I’m cleaning the floors and wiping down counters, etc.  They’re incredibly … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 5 | Wool Dryer Balls

I have always loved making things from scratch: soap, laundry detergent, lotion, lip balm and now wool dryer balls.  I love how economical it is as well as the simplicity of the ingredients.  I also love the fact that I … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 4 | Cubs Project Bag

I usually have several knitting/crochet projects on the go at any one time.  And I always like to have each project in it’s own project bag just to keep things organized and tidy. Today I made myself a project bag … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 3 | Notions Tin

I don’t know about you, but every time I need scissors or needles for my knitting projects, I can’t seem to find them. My sister-in-law bought me some Altoid-sized tins so that I could cover them with fabric and/or paper … Continue reading

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Make Madness 2018 – Day 2 | Dog Collars

Today’s project is one I’ve had on my list to do for ages.  I’ve made collars for my dogs for the past several years and every 4 years or so they need new ones. I discovered this wonderful fabric that … Continue reading

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