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Archive for October, 2006

Great Cross Stitch- Loads of Free Pattern downloads

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Foind a really nice cross stich forum- people are very friednly and fun. They also have a great downloads section to share cross stitich designs and patterns. A great crosstitch community. Take seconds to register and worth the effort!

Open PC Stitch Patterns with Free Pattern Viewer

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Open PC Stitch patterns with free PC Stitch viewer, you can download here from . or here:

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Patterns- Free Christmas Cross Stitching Charts

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Free Christmas Cross Stitch Charts Do you have a link to free Christmas cross stitch pattern? Please post in comments section and share with others Small cross stitch projects are a great way to introduce cross stitching and needle work to children. They are relatively quick to make and children are thrilled with the results- […]

Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns and Designs

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Here are some very cute and free counted cross stitch patterns and designs. Free Halloween Cross Stitch Patterns: Halloween – Free Cross Stitch Patterns Bev’s Country Cottage has a Halloween designs on their holiday page Happy Halloween cute sampler courtesy of “Whispered by the Wind” “Kitty Boo” cat in a pumkin courtesy of The […]

Turn Your Own Hand Writing into a Font for Computer and MS Word

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

Very cool! Great for scrapbooks and “letter” writing. I know of two highly recommended sites, will turn your handwriting into your own personal True Type font for 29.95. The pricier Also is also a popular option. 9.00 will get you your own font at The personalized font is great to use in […]

Best Spiced Pumpkin Pie Fragrance Oil for Candle Making

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

I bought some of this on a whim while travelling through a small town in Ontario last year. Thankfully they do ship. The owner, Susan is very efficient to deal with. Hands down the BEST pumpkin pie fragrance oil cent I have ever tried. Has a great throw- even in soy. I HIGHLY recommend. Here […]

Taste like Recipe: Starbuck’s Oat Fudge Bars: Chocolate Fudge Oat Bars

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

I know this is not really a “craft” but so many people ask me for this recipe that its just easier for me to post and then send them here My kids LOVE these. There are perfect for potluck. This recipe tastes very similar to Starbuck’s Oat Fudge Bar. Very yummy! 1 Cup butter or […]

Cool Idea for halloween Punch- Make Halloween Punch EXTRA Scary!

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

This is a fun idea- take your favourite punch recipe ad using clear food handlers plastic gloves to freeze “ice hands” and throw in the punch bowl. Thanks Sandy for this Great Halloween idea! If you would like to share a Halloween idea- please post in the comments section

Halloween Party- Cool Halloween Decorating Ideas

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Monster Footprints: With a magic marker, draw a footprint in a big sponge. Cut out the footprint. Pour washable paint in an 1/8 inch aluminum pan. Press the sponge in the paint and sponge footsteps up your sidewalk to your front door for trick-or-treaters to follow, or around the side of your dark, spooky house. […]

Breast Cancer Awareness: Make a Pink Ribbon to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

The is from The cancer Society Web site: Instructions for Making Pink Ribbon Lapel Pin Throughout October—Breast Cancer Awareness Month—people wear a pink ribbon to honor survivors, remember those lost to the disease, and to support the search for a cure. In 2003, an estimated 211,300 women will learn they have breast cancer, 1,300 […]