Creative Beginnings

Sewing and crocheting supples

It was a long day in the car driving 500 miles to visit Grandma’s sister in Alabama. Daddy drove and Momma sat in the back so Grandma, who got car sick, could sit up front. My sister and I were young, and alternated between the front and back seats when we got bored or started … Read moreCreative Beginnings

Writing By Hand

I have owned a personal computer since 1985. After typing term papers on a manual typewriter, where edits beyond typos meant retyping an entire page, using a word processor was a huge time saver. Since then I have continued using computers for typing papers, reports, forms, letters and, since the internet became available, emails. So … Read moreWriting By Hand

How To Recycle A Sweater Into A Purse

Creating something new out of something old is a great way to get what you need and want while also reusing what you have on hand. If you have an old pullover sweater that has seen better days, you can keep it out of the landfill and make yourself a new purse! This tutorial includes: … Read moreHow To Recycle A Sweater Into A Purse

How To: Coffee Dyed Fabric

I wanted new curtains for my windows, ones that matched the new covers I made for my throw pillows. As always, I wanted to recycle what I already had, if possible. Taking a look at my fabric stash, I pulled out a flat sheet that was getting too thin to use on the bed. It … Read moreHow To: Coffee Dyed Fabric

How To: Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

Here’s an idea to use your leftover pieces of yarn, especially if they are in holiday colors. Crochet a granny square then sew together and add a way to hang. You have a small Christmas stocking to decorate your tree or home. Granny squares are easy to make, making them the perfect project for someone … Read moreHow To: Crochet A Granny Square Christmas Stocking

How To: Crochet A Wire Hanger

This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking a link, I may earn a commission. I am all about reusing things rather than throwing them out. Reusing means you aren’t buying something new, saving resources AND money – a win-win situation! With this in mind, I created this tutorial for crocheting yarn around … Read moreHow To: Crochet A Wire Hanger