Tips for Organizing and Cleaning Basement?I'm spending the weekend tackling the basement of a low level hoarder. I really need to get everything out and it looking like a real place by Sunday evening.
Cleaning Corroded Pennies?How do you clean "smooshed" pennies (so they are once again shiny)? You know the flattened pennies that you buy for 51cents at theme parks, museums, or rest stops, etc.?
How Do I Make a Waterproof Coaster Out of Cardboard Blanks?I want to make coasters for the holidays. While at the local craft store I found paper/cardboard coasters that will work, but I'm wondering how to completely waterproof them (heat proof would be nice too). Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
How Do I End a One Way Friendship Tactfully?I have a "friend" that I only hear from once a year, when there's something to celebrate regarding her baby's (birth, birthday, baby shower, etc). Staying in contact with her is a one way street any other time of the year.
Cleaning and Repairing Childhood Dolls?I am seeking advice for cleaning dolls (Cabbage Patch and such), as well as old stuffed animals. I recently decided to venture into my parents' attic and found bags of my old stuffed animals and dolls....
Creating a Birthday Journal?For a very dear person in my life, I am creating (from an already bound journal) a fun birthday present journal. This journal has quotes I've cut out and pasted in, ones I've written in, tea bag covers that will eventually hold something, what I don't know.
21st Birthday Party: Pirate Themed?I'm planning a 21st Pirate Themed Party for my roommate and as crafty and cool as I like to think I am, I'm without many ideas. I'm in need of good pirate drinks (we have a rum theme going on), decorations besides the flags and skulls/cross bones and food ideas (pirate themed). I'm hoping to go thrifty since I'll probably spend a bunch on alcohol.
Why Do My African Violets Keep Dying?I need some gardening advice. I'm on my third African violet in less than a year and they keep dying on me. I have the special AV soil and give it plenty of sunlight as well as water, but it doesn't seem to matter, my violets all kick the bucket.