Easy Sewing Hacks

THis video isn’t just for sewers! But there’s both hacks for hand sewers and machines. Embroidery, Knitting,


Mandala Drawing Templates

I have a few mandalas I printed out froma search, but none that I have made myself. I can’t draw well so maybe this will help.

Julie Erin Designs

mandala worksheet template

My friends, I have created sometemplates to help draw mandalas more easily!  

Using these, you will no longer need to use a compass or random household objects to draw circles for your mandalas.

To download the templates: Click on the image of the template to open in full size, then right click and download or print straight from your browser.

Then, you can either draw straight on the print-out or place it underneath another sheet of paper and trace.


In person the lines underneath are more apparent, so it is very easy to see and trace them. I simply used a few paperclips to keep the 2 pieces of paper together, but you could use a bit of tape or something else you have handy.

Note: The image above shows the template under printer paper so it may show through sketchbook paper slightly less, but should still be well enough…

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A historical fiction book, Times of Malaya


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11 Ideas for Organizing Your Living Room

There are some creative ways to organize (like #2s Couch Caddy, I also like #7 wonder if it would work to make into a book case/shelving Would be nice if you were able to set it up around your bed or furniture. in case you have a tight space. Like for a ‘shelf’ behind your couch, or a Coffee table. (Youo could even uses smaller boxes etc for drawers in one )
I also like #8 sadly however we do not have those sort of arm rests on our couch.

11 Ideas for Organizing Your Living Room


I was looking for an old fashion hat or coat pin. To me they are either too much for not being able to see the quality before buying or just not what I was looking for in particular. So

I recently got to make a couple of pins of my own. 2 different kinds for Halloween this year

One was to just wear on a shirt or jacket or even a purse.

I had a bit of help from my dad to make this lapel pin as he had the drill bit to make a small hole to string some fishing line through so I could add a few beads to make it look like a blood drip. (which was before I actually found ‘blood drop’ beads grrr)

I asked him one I had the lapel pins if he could cut a bit off the back, (as he had the tool for that, but he was doing it wrong and Ii ended up having to take 3-5 hours just to manually cut part of the lapel backing and filing it down to fit the back of the mouth. (which had he done it the faster way, I might have sold a couple for $10 or $15 but manually, this one at least would cost $25 or 430 as there are a couple of Swarovski Crystals on it.


I also made one to wear on my costume to give it a little color. (I was supposed to be a Vampire Bride so I had an all black dress on..)

Someone took the pic for me and sent it, and its crappy looking when made big. That Bat headband was given to me from a friend that lived not far from Salem Mass. (and likely bought it there for me along with the other bunch of goodies she sent. I bought the dress (one of those store bought witch things) at a good will (probably hell of a lot cheaper than the store) and as it had no décor on the sleeves etc. I got some Lace from the craft store to sew on the sleeves, and I had some ruffle looking ribbon I added to the collar. I made the choker a few years ago but I used the same ribbon I used on the collar as I used for the Choker. Its a cameo but its a skull head. Oh and those white things on my hips are hair barrettes that are skeleton hands.

Being as I was planning to be a vampire bride, I thought I would need a bouquet. Well this is it. To your left of the Bat is a blood drop.

This I started on and had to stop the first time I tried it. The backing broke loose and I just was not able too get the eye pins and wires to go the way I wanted. Not sure how I did it but this one came out maybe not exactly as I’d liked (if you look at the flower above the (your) right side of the bat, you’ll see its pulled in more and not even with the other flowers.

Uses for Bubble wrap

This time of year we are receiving packages likely packed with Bubble wrap and maybe evevn gifts ass well.

Well until now I never could think of what to use it for other than Packing & moving to keep things safe, or as a toy. (Well after watching a recent episode of Doctor Who (Think it was Episode 8, but definitely of the first season with the lady doctor) not sure if I’ll be popping them anymore!

You know those Hot & cold bags (reusable) bags the stores sell? Likely They are nothing but some bubble wrap with foil.

Insulate Drafty Windows

Protect Walls

Love the Burglar Alarm –>

*Bubble wrap the handles of your Rake, Snow shovel etc to avoid blisters

Protect car’s windshield in winter- Use a large sheet to cover the windshield (I’d also wrap each wiper a well Then you don’t have to clear the frost off in the morning

Sleeping Bag Padding

Hold the Shape of Handbags and Purses.

Use on top and bottom of doors to block drafts.

*add to first aid kit as an emergency Cast

Don’t like the feeling of the bottom of the tub, need a last minute fix.. use some bubble wrap (or hand towel)

*15 Uses for Bubble wrap  (some ideas have been sourced from here

The Shredded banksy

When I first heard about this I also saw the video at the same time and they didn’t get to saying it was shredded the moment it was sold.

I stood in HORROR at it. All I could do was mouth WTF?

My thoughts wee all over the place, Painting Terrorists, is there some art world prank war, HOW the heck did that just happen and likely another 10-25 thoughts that bombarded me.

So what’s up with it? I thought any of you that like to paint, draw sculpt might like to give a read if you have not come across this article yet

The Banksy art that sold for a million