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Decorated Valentine Cookies

by Kathy on January 26, 2016 in Food, Industry

Decorated cookies are all the rage these days. Not only are they fairly inexpensive to make, but you can produce them in your home and sell them under most state’s Cottage Food Laws. Low risk foods are a great home enterprise for the daughter (or son, or mother)  wanting to start small and maybe grow […]

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You will need: Sewing Machine  1/4  yard orange fabric small amount of green fabric scraps of batting Thread Scissors Cut a strip of green fabric about 1  1/2 – 2 inches wide and 12 inches or so long. Just estimate and using scraps, it does not need to be exact. Fold the strip in half and […]

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Easy Doll Making Tutorials

by Kathy on September 15, 2015 in Creativity, Sewing

Doll making is a great skill to learn. Even young children can learn some basic sewing skills to make felt dolls or sock dolls. Pintrest and Youtube are full of tutorials. Learning handiwork is important for many reasons. One skill builds on another. Read how these girls turned their handiwork skills into a business and […]

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  Our home should reflect us, not what a designer or a company that sells interiors says we should have on our walls and beds. When people walk into our home it should tell a story, a story of our history and what is important to us. It should reflect our personalities. I would rather […]

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  If you have a daughter who would rather be anywhere but the kitchen, consider the following: Your Attitude Do you complain or act as if kitchen work gets in the way of what you really want to be doing? Do you whine about doing the things no one notices to get on with things […]

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Teaching Good Things is giving away a Singer sewing machine. This is the perfect machine to learn on. Go here to enter!  Sewing Machine Basics – Videos If you are new to sewing here are some great beginner sewing projects:   Twirly Skirt   Sunny Day Dresses   The Shirt Dress (Made from a man’s dress […]

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The family table is one of the most important places in the home. It can be a place to be fed physically, emotionally and spiritually. Don’t you find it interesting that there was a table with food and drink in the temple and one of the sacraments of the Church is around the communion table? […]

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Super Easy Crochet Projects

by Kathy on February 5, 2015 in Homemaking

There are so many items that make good and useful gifts that take knowing only one or two stitches. These sweet little girl socks trimmed in thread are so precious. They are a cinch to make. You can use any stitch you’d like. You can use threads or fun fur type yarns. They are done […]

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