Super Easy Video to Make your Very Own Sock Monkey for the Holidays

I've been an Ebay seller for 13 years, Ecrater seller for 10, and Etsy seller for 5 years. In all that time of selling on-line and receiving requests for custom orders, the most often requested item is the Sock Monkey. Now, why don't I make them for the folks, you may ask?

I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I have never made a Sock Monkey because I don't know how. Since I've been sewing for more than 5 decades most folks assume that I know how to make them. Nope! Never learned.

Christmas Gifts Now and Then

I can hardly believe it's the middle of November. It doesn't seem that long ago when I had a houseful of children who's gift list included items under $50: Cars, Trains and Trucks for the boys. Blocks, Baby Dolls and Faux make-up for the girls. Monopoly of course, for the adults in the house.

I began shopping in mid-September and hid honking cars, buzzing bees, musical pianos and other noisy critters in the top of the linen closet. No matter how gently I scolded them while searching for clean sheets, some errant Jet Rocket would blast off with a boom or red Fire Truck scream to be set free on the road.


Make Your Own Door Wreath for every Season

Holiday Door Wreath
Make Your Own Versatile Door Wreath 

Determined to find an "easy to make" Door Wreath for the holiday season, I began my search for a good video.

I wanted one that is easy-to-make since I don't have a lot of time this year for crafting but still want that "homey" touch.

My goodness, I think I've watched about 100 videos for door wreaths for a similar number of occasions; Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, Christmas, Graduation, New Baby and New Years.

I loved the variety! I've looked at door wreaths made from crinkled coffee filters to toilet tissue tubes stuffed with feather boas. (I should add) They were all gorgeous!

But not quite what I wanted. 

I want a simple door wreath that can change with the season with little effort from me. -- You know what I mean?.......


Halloween Party ideas!

Halloween Party Ideas from around the Internet!

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The young ones around my house are working on their Halloween Costumes.

Grandkids are giggly with all the mischief in the air.

I'm thinking about the party after they've finished "spooking" everyone they know.

A warm cup of hot chocolate, black stick of licorice, a sweet sugar cookie shaped like a pretty plump pumpkin.

Here are more ideas from some of our favorite haunts on the internet.