Doll Clothes by Van

Doll Clothes by Van

Thought I'd share with you some clothes that I've made for my daughter's dolls.  floral top and skirt looks like dress floral top and skirt floral top and skirt with purple band dark blue dress skirt and top dark blue Asian influenced skirt and top
Repurposed Coffee Can Birdfeeders

Repurposed Coffee Can Birdfeeders

This simple looking bird feeder craft caught my attention immediately. It’s so adorable and is a great spring time project. I think my daughter will want to make both the bee and the ladybug.

Revive your paintbrushes

Revive your paintbrushes

To remove dried-on paint from a synthetic-bristle paintbrush, soak it in full-strength white vinegar until the paint dissolves and the bristles are soft and pliable, then wash in hot, soapy water. Does a paintbrush seem beyond hope? Before you toss it, try boiling it in 1-2 cups vinegar for 10 minutes, followed by a thorough [...]
Slow hardening of plaster

Slow hardening of plaster

Want to keep your plaster pliable a bit longer to get it all smoothed out? Just add a couple of tablespoons of white vinegar to your plaster mix. It will slow down the hardening process to give you the extra time you need.