Hawaii has the highest electric rates in the nation, so weather providing I always choose to hang my laundry outside. The result is a much cheaper electric bill and some great smelling fresh laundry!
If you've ever wanted to learn to sew a cat hammock that fits in the corner, here's your chance. I'm sharing my tutorial here. Please show this to all your animal loving friends. Thanks from the cats!
This polypropolene webbing is an awesome product. Using this you can complete projects and know assuredly they are made much stronger. It's easy to sew and work with; I'm sharing my tips here.
I made these sexy mini witch hat fascinators for my grown daughter and her friends. Sharing my tutorial complete with photos on this page so you can make some too. Who wouldn't want to wear this?
You can live big in small areas of space by implementing one or more of the ideas featured on this page. My photos show every suggestion we've used in our home and how we have reclaimed our space!
People love watching cats hanging out in hammocks and cats just love being in a hammock. You can easily make them yourself. Why not make several hammocks to donate to a local animal rescue or shelter?
Why buy a dog toy if you can make one? This bottle cover chew toy is a favorite of most dogs. It'll keep them busy and happy. Please think about making extra to donate to your local animal shelter.
I think there must be every kind of cat bed imaginable to be made. You could upcycle a piece of furniture for your kitty, crochet a bed or maybe you'd rather sew a hammock for your cat? Here's how!
Where does your dog sleep? When ours isn't hogging our bed she has a special spot on the couch. I think I need to make her one of these special beds so my husband and I can get some sleep.
I've seen garlands for nearly every occasion I think, and some were made "just because". Those strands like the popcorn strings I made as a kid...I think those are some of the best, don't you?
Combine two favorite things this Halloween. While drumming up ideas for costumes this year, have your kids think about collecting for a charity too! They can collect candy while helping others.
Everyone can do something to help animals whether they realize it or not. Just like raising a child it helps to have a whole bunch of folks working together to save the animals. Thanks for caring!
A special ornament for Christmas will make memories for a lifetime. It's easy to make them. Here are a few ideas for do it yourself Christmas ornaments. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
There are so many ways to make a dorm room comfortable, cozy and fun while still keeping on a strict budget. You'll find several DIY ideas on this page to suit a variety of personal styles.
Making fabric yoyos has become sort of a part time addiction with me. Every time I decide to start working on them I find it difficult to stop. It's a fun craft that's very portable and inexpensive.
If you're into making decorative things for your home, I'm sure there are several wood art projects on this page that will interest you as much as they did me. Take a look and let's see if I'm right!
Yes, of course, you can sew with window screen. I've been doing it for a while now and sharing my tips here on this page. There are pictures to help you along the way. Try it; I bet you'll love it!
What's not to love about small gifts? Actually sometimes the hardest thing about them would be coming up with ideas. This page will definitely help you by suggesting some good ideas for small gifts.
It's easy and inexpensive to sew, lightweight and perfect for the beach or the pool. Learn to make one here with my free tutorial complete with helpful step by step photos.
You can help dogs find forever homes by sewing and donating Adopt Me Vests. If you can't sew share this information with other animal lovers who do. The point is do something! Rescue, foster, adopt!
This fabric is perfect for hotpads, oven mitts, flat iron and curling iron cases, casserole carriers and much more. It's versatility and ease of use makes this product a winner in my sewing arsenal.
Until the time someone invents practical, affordable and environmentally-friendly disposable clothing made of recycled materials, then pretty much all of us will do laundry. Why not make it more fun?
I think some of the best gifts are those made by hand. Babies may not realize the item they are playing with or perhaps wearing is "homemade" but I think they feel the love that went into creating it.
Sewing skills can be put to good use for many charities. If you find yourself with some extra time and materials on hand, why not get busy and do some sewing for a good cause? It feels great to help!
Learning the technique of wet sanding will open up a lot of possibilities for furniture refinishing. Hairpin legs, especially, are easy to freshen up with this process. Follow the directions here.
This kennel bedding cage mat sews up quickly. I hope you make bunches and bunches of extra mats to donate to the local animal shelter. Better yet, share this tutorial so more animal lovers can help!
Learn to make a dog bandana with a casing. It's a quick sew project, plus this bandana is much safer for your dog to wear! Please read on for my step by step tutorial complete with pictures.
Well written tutorials can make or break the successful completion of a craft. Those instructions that have photos are especially valuable to crafters. Here are a few great tutorials for you; enjoy!
When dying wood you can skip the regular wood stains available and use something else. What else could you use to dye wood? Lots of products. I bet you have some in your kitchen or laundry right now!
This DIY project was a summer endeavor in our backyard a few years ago. My husband and I did some planning and worked together to get it done. It was a very satisfying experience. Here's what we did..
Do you have a favorite way you celebrate the countdown to Christmas? I've gathered several neat ideas here you may want to incorporate this next holiday season. Here's to inspiration; Merry Christmas!
Regardless of how much you cook in the kitchen, a good basic potholder can be a life saver....or at least save a few fingertips from burning hot pots and dishes. You'll find lots of ideas here.
This page has a whole bunch of good ideas for anyone who likes to give and make budget friendly gifts. Have fun and enjoy your creative side!
I like things with character and the furniture in our home is no exception to that fact. When you do something yourself to transform a piece of furniture, you are making functional art, the best kind!
There are probably as many doily patterns as there are snowflake patterns; that's what it seems like to me. Even better is the fact there are probably just as many ways to decorate with doilies.
Several years back I was brainstorming on the subject of seating. I needed to redo the seat of a thrift shop chair. A bag of old leather belts, a staple gun and a bit later, viola! Enjoy these ideas!
Perhaps you've seen a beautiful occasional flower pillow in your favorite home accessories outlet, or maybe online but the cost was too much for your budget? Why not make one yourself? Here's ideas!
I may never have what's considered traditional art on my walls at home but I've got art that is personal to our family which makes it priceless to us. Isn't that what matters most? Try your hand here!
Dividing a room is truly an act you can do yourself. Lots of ideas have been gathered on this page to help inspire you to create a room divider that works well for your home.
Many of my DIY gifts started out as one thing and ended up another. In fact several of the DIY gifts shown on this page came about by accident.
Felt is a great medium to use to create a whole bunch of fun. It's easy to work with and inexpensive as well. Need a special color? You'll find that too in felt. Find a fun felt project on this page!