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Start a Crafty Group in 10 Easy Steps...
by Tracey Smith
Magic Oxygen ~ Breathing Life Into Words

The chilly nights have arrived folks! 

It is time for soup-making, slipper wearing and closing the curtains early! 

Hmm...the trouble is itís all too easy to settle into a sedentary winter routine and hibernate until <more...>

Easy & Fun Craft! Make Ladybug Rocks!
by Abigail Beal
With summer coming many of us see ladybugs everywhere. Why not create some special ladybugs you can keep on the porch or even inside in some special places?  <more...>

How to Make a Girl's Journal
by Rachel Paxton
If you're looking for the perfect gift for a teen or pre-teen girl or female friend, then you might want to consider a handmade  journal. Use these tips to get started, then use your own creativity to create a personalized work of art. These journals also make great birthday or graduation gifts. <more...>

Keepsake Quilting
by Rachel Paxton
There's nothing quite like the feel of an old patchwork quilt that was lovingly crafted by hand and worn in gently by countless generations. Anyone can go to the store and buy a quilt, but not many people ever take the time to learn the ancient art of quilt making. <more...>

Poetry Stones
By Dionna Sanchez 
For those of you who love to work with rocks and stones, there is a neat idea that you can create and give to someone as a gift. It is poetry stones. It is very basic and simple yet when created, is a lasting memory of your love for someone else and done in an elegant, classy way. <more...>

How To Make A No Sew Fleece Blanket
by Sher Bailey
What you'll need:  1-2/3 yds. of print outerwear fleece, 
1-2/3 yds. of a solid outerwear fleece, tape measure <more...>

How To Start A Home Based Gift Basket Business
by La Tunya Sifford
As with any new business, you will have to make a number of decisions. What types of baskets will you offer? If you are working from home do you have enough space for creating your baskets?  <more...>

Quilting - a less expensive way?
by Catherine Pulsifer
I took a course a few years ago on machine quilting. My first quilt was very expensive to do by the time I purchased the material, the batting, and the backing, it ended up costing well over $100. <more...>

Fall Fun 4 Kids!
by Colleen Langenfeld
Looking to make some sweet Fall memories with your little ones? Here are some great ideas to get your family laughing, smiling and enjoying each other's company during these crisp Autumn days. <more...>

Wedding Basket Shower
By Dionna Sanchez 
I love unique ideas. If you have a friend who is getting married and don't want to do the normal run-of-the-mill bridal shower, here is a superb idea. Throw your friend a "basket shower." <more...>

Make Personalized Placemats With Kids
by Abigail Beal
This is a great family craft because everyone can do it. Small children will have fun with it because often they are learning how to set the table, how to help out at mealtime. <more...>

By Dionna Sanchez 
If you want to show someone very special in your life how much you love them - a very creative and touching idea is an "I LOVE YOU" Tree. <more...>

Treasure Your Family Memories: 
Inspiration in Unexpected Places
by Christine Sutton
A Saturday morning expedition with the kids brought me an unexpected surprise. Certainly I had some expectations of our outing to the "Healthy Kids Day" at the local YMCA. Mildly entertained children, yes. Gentle reminders to make healthier choices, yes. But newfound inspiration to help others (and ourselves) preserve precious photographs? That I wasn't expecting!  <more...>

Easy Cookie Bouquets
by Rachel Paxton
Surprise a friend (or your mom) with an easy-to-make cookie bouquet. Use your imagination to create a gift that special someone will really enjoy. <more...>

Easy Fabric-Covered Photo Album
by Rachel Paxton
These thoughtful, inexpensive keepsakes are easy to make and personalize for any friend or family member. <more...>

Patchwork Fabric-Covered Gift Box
by Rachel Paxton

Patchwork fabric-covered gift boxes are an easy, affordable way to dress up any gift package. They're also great for storage.  Total preparation and assembly time for this project is approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the size of the shoe box.  <more...>

Let Inspiration Find You -- Wherever You Are!
by Abigail Beal
Some people think they have to go for grand searches to find creative inspiration. In reality, inspiration can be found all around you. Sometimes it takes looking at your world with a different pair of eyes, and more often than not it simply takes really looking at your world to see the creative possibilities right in front of you. <more...>

How Do You Write Poetry?
by Anthony Keith Whitehead
The very short answer is: don't write at all unless you have to. The short answer is: in numerous different ways. A somewhat longer answer is: find the way that best suits you - that comes only from experience. <more...>

Jammin' with Your Kids: Developing a Childís Music Appreciation
by Francie Kelley
Children have an innate ability to absorb and appreciate music. From birth they have minds that are open to everything, rather than preconceived notions of what is good or bad. Whether listening to Mozart or The Beatles, the only requirement is a willingness to enjoy the beauty of music. <more...>

Five Inexpensive Ways to Help Your Children Invest in Holiday Memories.
by Pamela Cole Harris
Christmas memories are never dependent on the amount of money spent or the popularity of the toy. Memories are made up of amount of heart invested and given. This year, let your children invest their time and hearts in making Christmas memories for your family. <more...>

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