putting old placemats to use I can't be the only one with a stash of seen-better-days placemats looking to be put to good use. Well, here's a quick idea: summer sliding!
Chive Seed Saving Craft Project Chives are easy to grow with beautiful flowers and produce a easily harvestable seeds in quantity... here's a quick and easy idea for something to do with all those little seeds.
Custom Spring Planting Schedule Select your target last frost date and select the plants you would like to grow for a customized planting calendar to print.
Commuter Tote Bag Now that I'm working full time and commuting via bus and train, I envy the numerous women I see who seem fully capable of venturing forth with nothing more than an attractive shoulder bag. But not enough to quit bringing my assorted bulky items with me. Time to get sewing!
Pressed Leaf Garland Turn a fall nature walk, backyard expedition or day at the park into a material gathering party for this simple project. Even the littlest of little ones will enjoy joining in to help bring a little bit of fall in doors.
Cardboard & Paper Costume Cat Ears Whip up these quick 3-D cardboard ears and be ready for Halloween, costume play or any convenient feline masquerading opportunity. No wire is required, just paper supported by light-weight cardboard.
Plant Consolidation Taking advantage of my sentimental inability to resist plopping plant trimmings into water for rooting, a small crack team of potted plants have been conducting a clandestine attemp to take over my apartment.
Custom Fall Planting Schedule Select your target first frost date and select the plants you would like to grow for a customized planting calendar to print.
Organizer Trays from the Recycling Bin Plastic organizers are wonderful and durable, but sometimes it's nice to avoid whatever unpleasant weather has you hunkering down, save your pennies and make use of things you already have around the house while the urge to organize is still with you.
Semi-Crockpot Lasagna This week I experimented with a new Lasagna method that I think is a winner, drafting my crockpot into service for the first leg of the relay.
Perpetual Basil Harvesting If you're pretty sure you could never have enough basil plants, here's a way to get some more with every harvest...
Mini Donut Cookies
Tasty and easy-to-make, this cookie recipe is fun and a particularly good project to do with kids, arguably even better than the venerable cut-out cookie.
Starry Red Field Dress As a certified pack-rat, I try not to sew too many dresses or toys for my little one, knowing full well that (assuming she's not hauling a big box of out grown things off to college) I will be stuck with them forever, unable to contemplate giving them away. But I spotted a good length of star-spangled calico...
Cat Calzones Fun lunch idea for cat loving kids; make the easy no-rise crust, fill with whatever you have handy and bake.