Monthly Archive: December 2011

My Jadite Collection

Be prepared for a slew of pictures, many of them of the same item. I couldn’t help myself. I started collecting jadite last Summer. It all started when my mom wanted me to research a “green pottery” which Martha Stewart made popular. My mom had bought some green pottery many years ago and wanted to …

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Quote a Children’s Book

Now that Christmas is over I can blog about the gift I made for my sister! I’ve heard her say, on several occasions, how much she loves the children’s book “Love You Forever”. Since she never owned the book I decided to give a copy to her for Christmas and make this plaque, for her …

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“Brown paper packages tied up with string”

This year I wanted to wrap my gifts in brown paper tied with string or twine, I love the simplicity of it, but I ended up with something a little different but similar. It’s classic brown paper packages, with a twist. Remember those quilled snowflakes I did awhile ago? (read about that here) Well I …

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An Awesome Playdough Recipe

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Last night I was preparing a lesson for my eight year old Sunday School kids. The lesson suggested I make salt dough for the kids to shape their most treasured possession. I remembered the last time I made salt dough with the lesson manual’s recipe, it was all grainy and didn’t feel very nice. Then …

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Manger Scene Centerpiece

I signed up to help decorate for our church Christmas brunch this year. Sadly I missed out on a meeting and didn’t get the full vision of how they were going to decorate. Then I got assigned to do the centerpieces. So I had to make something that wouldn’t clash with the other decorations, was …

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Artificial Tree stand fix or improvement

I can’t take any credit for this idea, it’s all my mom’s doing. I wasn’t even living in the same state when she came up with this genius tree stand idea for an artificial tree. For two or three years the stand for our tree was broken. And since my parents are so frugal, our …

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Yarn Craspedias

I’m an orange soda lover, so imagine how excited I was when I saw this vintage Shasta orange soda can at the thrift store several weeks ago. I almost paid the $20 to get it, but I decided to save my money for jadeite since that is my true love. However, the can was still …

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New Look

I just gave Crafty Endeavor a new look! There’s still some tweaking to do, but so far I’m really liking it.  I never did like the beige and blue I had before, that was something I quickly whipped up so my blog looked at least somewhat presentable. Are you surprised I picked yellow and gray? 

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