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Welcome to our page on all things about crafting and more.  I will be adding tips, tricks and ideas for crafts, art, and history from all sources. Check back often and let me know your thoughts and comments.  

Yours in history and education;Cindy Walter


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Joining Fabric Strips

Posted on May 28, 2020 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The image below is a step-by-step page for joining fabric strips to make all types of projects with no sewing.It is great for crafting on the go and undoing work is easy if you have a change of idea or make a mistake.  

Spool Knit Purse

Posted on January 25, 2016 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A small purse or necklace pocket is a simple project to make with the Spool Knitting kit.  I keep one of these with a diplay at events, and usually end up giving to a small child who become fasinated with it.  But, no problem, they are quick to make and use very little yarn.

I started by using 3 of the pegs and wrappin...

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Pine Needle Basket project

Posted on January 22, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Here is a pine nee...

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Handspin Newspaper Yarn

Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Handspun Newspaper Yarn

I am sharing an article by Doug Gunzelmann of Green Upgrader for making yarn out of paper.  The items needed are newspaper, scossors and a spindle.  I love to recycle whenever possible and think this is a great use for discarded paper.  Also try other materials like magazine pages, paper bags and...

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Posted on January 21, 2016 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I am sharing a post from Crafts with Amanda on a timely hat pattern by Persia Lou.  This is a quick and easy pattern that uses only 1 skein of yarn and a size J hook.  A wonderful way to spend some time crafting while waiting for the cold weather to let up a little.

Get the full instructi...

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Newest Book - Timeless Santa

Posted on December 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Timeless Santa was released just in time for christmas this year and has met with much possitive feedback.  Becauswe it is based on historical information we are getting requests for the book after the holiday as well.

As described on the back cover:

See more information at our BOOKS page on the side bar above.


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It's Finally Out!

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Our new book, Portal to Florida's Past, is now available for purchase. It is about an archaeology fieldtrip to the past with activities after each chapter. Along with vocabulary terms to ensure a positve learning and fun experience. Garry,s illustrations enhance the experience. The intended audience is 3rd, 4th and 5th graders but adults will learn as well. Order yours today!

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