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Personalized Tablet or e-Reader Case- Gift for Dads and Grads and More!

June 18, 2014

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It was just Father’s Day here in the US, and I’m always stumped. I have a husband who doesn’t want or need “stuff.” He doesn’t collect anything, abhors tchochkies and knick-knacks, doesn’t wear ties or drink coffee or drink liquor. So my gift options are kind of limited. But he does like to read on […]

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How-To: Luggage Accessories Using Recycled Neckties

April 18, 2012


It’s no secret- I love recycle/”green” crafts. There’s something about taking something that is headed for the garbage or donation bin and then transforming it into a new, useful or beautiful object. Today’s tutorial is both useful AND  beautiful- we’re going to make luggage handle cozies and tags from old neckties- the wilder the print, […]

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Father’s Day Polymer Clay Keyfobs

May 3, 2011



Here’s a great, quick Father’s Day gift you can whip up in no time. I originally published this tutorial on CraftsUnleashed, but I thought it should be shared here, too. These would also be cool zipper pulls for luggage or backpacks, too! Sometimes it’s a little, functional gift that shows Dad how much you care- […]

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Father”s Day Blog Carnivals & Craft Round-Ups

June 17, 2010


Hey, kids! Still looking for ideas for dad? Don’t worry, even with only 3 days left, there’s still plenty of time to whip up some crafty love for the big guy. Fortunately, the folks over at compiled gi-normous list of creative ideas to give you a boost. And, yes, in full disclosure, my necktie […]

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Recycled Necktie Coffee Cozies

April 14, 2010


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Little known fact: my #1 search term that brings people to my blog is “Necktie Crafts.” Really. And I don’t know WHY I have such a fascination for old neckties…but well, I do. And here’s another craft to get you scouring your grandpa’s closet and thrift stores! These coffee cuffs are  also a NO-SEW project- […]

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