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Craft Swap At The Duluth Public Library [Bonus Easter Craft Video]

My craft room looks like total chaos and one reason is that it's hard to get rid of anything, ANYTHING!  But, as I continue to do craft projects, I keep accumulating crafting supplies that I didn't use.  The Duluth Public Library had a great idea and turned it into an event that we can all benefit from.

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Cathy Kates
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Hand Crafted Christmas Present Evokes Emotional Response

My husband lost his father when he was 32 years old.  He has a few pictures, tools and lots of memories, but this Christmas his sister Lisa gave him a gift that showed her creative talents and will be cherished every Christmas for years to come.  Before you read further look closely at the pictures, can you tell what they're made from?

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DIY Crochet Boot Cuffs Are A Cute Inexpensive Holiday Gift [Now I Need To Learn To Crochet]

You've heard of those mock turtlenecks called a"dickey"? Well, these are my boot dickeys! My friend Coleen crocheted these darling boot cuffs for me and I LOVE THEM!  They are the only ones I own and I hate to ask her to make me more since I know her time is precious.  I have no idea how to crochet but went on a search to find a video on how to do it.  I think I've got it!

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Step By Step Instructions For An Easy, Inexpensive Easter Craft With Cathy Kates’ Family [Video]

My family and I had to celebrate our Easter with dinner a little early due to work schedules (if you go out to eat on Easter Sunday, tip your waitstaff well).  After dinner, the kids and took five minutes to whip up some easy to make washcloth bunnies to be used as hostess gifts for friends and family that will be making our Easter dinner on Sunday.  Here are the instructions and our video (try not to laugh, I don't do DIY craft videos very often....or ever)!

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Knitting Community: Your Talents Are Needed To Clothe Penguins, Pattern Included

Penguins are adorable!  Take one look at the little honeys and you'll want to help, IF you can knit.  I may have to learn just to be part of this project.  The Penguin Foundation needs your help to clothe the little buggers for a couple of different reasons.  Can you help?

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Make a Super Easy, Super Cute DIY Gift Idea In Five Minutes: Candy Sleigh

My co-host Ken Hayes has a new baby girl in their household, Jane.  From experience, I know that most visitors to his home want to meet the new baby and hold her.  He also has a five year old and I was afraid he might be feeling left out.  Last night we went for a visit and I brought the materials needed for this easy DIY craft idea so just Zach and I could have some one-on-one time and he could make gifts for his teachers.

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5 Simple Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas — Pinecones, Pumpkins, Dolls and More

Getting your family in the mood to eat gobs of delicious food on Thanksgiving may not be the toughest task, but you can always make things memorable by sprucing up the house a bit too. It'll enhance everyone's experience, you'll be able to reuse the decorations next year, and best of all, it's fun.

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DIY Legwarmers From an Old Sweater for Pets, Family, Friends or YOU [VIDEO]

This blog was going to start out as a DIY legwarmers for humans, then I saw this picture and thought "why not" this would be just as easy to make for pets too.  You just need to use smaller sweater arms.  Now you can make em' for the whole family.

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Turn an Old T-Shirt into a Usable Halloween Treat Bag that’s Environmentally Friendly [VIDEO]

My friend Jen posted this picture on facebook.  Until I read her post, "We are making trick-or-treat bags out of old T-shirts at the neighborhood party on Sat.", I had no idea what it was.  What a fantastic weekend project with your kids, they'll be excited to use them on Thursday (Halloween) and it's environmentally friendly.

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Adorable Super Easy to Make Baby Shower Cupcakes Using Baby Socks or Washcloths

I was in the process of throwing Ken and his wife a baby shower at work.  Their baby is due the end of the month and want to make sure I get it done in case little "Hayeseed" comes early. ♥   I wanted to make a diaper cake for a centerpiece, but after some research found this cute idea for baby cupcakes using baby socks and washcloths on youtube instead.  It's easier than a diaper cake and if you were doing a sit-down party you could use them at individual place settings.

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Now Trending: Smash Books Defined and Why You Should Start One or Several

I had scrap books when I was young (which are now fading) and I joined the scrapping craze when that was trending (and was NOT that creative).  I'm loving the idea of the Smash Books.  If you have a freshman either starting junior high or college, this a fantastic way to capture their start of a fantastic journey and not just with pictures.

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You’ll Be Surprised of the Many Creative Ways to Use Coffee Filters, Like Crafting Coffee Filter Butterflies with Your Kids

I recently commented on  beautiful flowers at a wedding shower I was at and was surprised to learn that they were made from coffee filters.  Yes!  Coffee Filters!  I was told they are easy to make so I started to do some research, again surprised at ALL the creative ways to use coffee filters, including adorable butterflies.  What a great way to make memories on a rainy afternoon with your kids!

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