Scavenger Hunt

The item for Today is below.
Item: You are hunting for an "Fall Cornucopia".
Clue: You will find it in the Christmas patterns!

The daily scavenger hunt item can only be found for one day.
I no longer keep them available to find for the whole month.

The instant prize could be either a discount or a download of something that is free for today only.

Work Update

Today I was able to upload about 20 crochet patterns, 10 bead sheets and all of the 1/4" Machine Paper Bead cutting templates. Tomorrow I plan to upload 10 more crochet patterns, 10 more bead sheets and the 3/8" printable cutting templates.  I also plan to start adding brand new never before seen patterns and projects in 2020 or as soon as I am done uploading the old content back to this site! Yes, I am going to be adding new crochet patterns as well as paper bead and quilting or sewing projects in 2020!

Featured Pattern

This fridgie pattern is easy to make and uses a lid from the dry powder drink mix that I use the container to make my pencil cups from.

Beaded Frame Fridgie

When you get to the current featured Pattern, if the pattern is already free, you will be able to see the whole pattern and download the PDF file. If the pattern is for paid members, you will no longer be able to see the whole pattern or download the PDF file without either purchasing it or by becoming a member. The featured pattern is now just a way for me to remind you about patterns available on the site.  

Some Paper Bead
Templates Uploaded!

I have uploaded a few individual templates!
All of the 1/4" Machine Templates have been uploaded! They are not bundles of templates. The templates are $1.99 each but if you become a paid member, you can download them for free!
There is 1 free template that have also been uploaded.

Machine Template 1/4" x 00" x 11"

Go to the Machine Templates

It's Back! Paper Bead Project

Carousel Drying Rack

Featured Bead Sheet

Snow and Ice

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Tuesday's Tips

  • Artificial Evergreen Decorations
    If you have an old fake Christmas tree you want to get rid of. Don't throw it away, use it to make other Christmas decorations from the branches. They would make great wreaths, garland, swags and other decorations made with boughs.
  • Keep Holiday Lights Safe
    When packing away holiday lights, put them into empty tubes from gift wrap cut into the same size length as you need to make them fit into a box you will use to store the lights in, then carefully wind up the lights as you would an extension cord and put them inside the tube to protect them. They fit nicely inside the box this way and they should be in good working condition when you take them out next year.
  • Stiffening Doilies
    To lightly stiffen doilies, use a hot iron for cotton thread and a slightly damp cloth and first iron the doily then spray lightly with spray starch.  Cover the doily with the cloth when ironing after spraying with starch so the iron will not stick to doily.
  • Stuffing From Leftovers
    Put little bits of yarn from a project into a plastic zipper bag to use for stuffing pincushions.
  • Recycle Food Boxes!
    Recycle boxes that food comes in such as cereal and crackers. Use them to wrap your hand made gifts in. If you want to, you can even paint them and make them look attractive. I do this every year and it makes for good conversation. Plus when they are decorated, they can be reused more than once. Most cereal boxes are just the right size for hats and mittens.

Word of the Day


verb JILT
: to cast off or reject (someone, such as a lover) capriciously or unfeelingly