I have something that I want to attach to the back of the poppet doll that I am making. I decided that using a magnet is a good way to make the object “stick”, yet make it easily removable. I have some small, super strong, neodymium magnets, and I decided to use one inside the back of the doll. So then, I had to come up with a way to attach it, so it stays in the proper location.

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Sometimes the simplest of tools are the most useful! The doll I’m making has a “tail”. It is a thin tube that is sewn, and then turned right side out before attaching to the body. It can be tricky to turn such a tiny thing right side out, but I’ve developed a technique that is simple, and works like a charm! You will need the sewn tail and a chop stick!

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I’m not really a morning person. I’m SO not a morning person, my kids will tell you that breakfast, when they were young, was a big challenge! I usually skipped it for myself, or ate something that wasn’t a good idea. We’ve all been there: Fly out of bed, get ready for work, send the kids off to school, fly out the door… maybe with a cup of coffee or soda in hand.

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I think freezer paper is one of my all-time favorite crafting tools! I buy it in the largest rolls I can find and I use it for all sorts of things. It is a reasonably heavy white paper that has a plastic coating on one side. What makes it so cool is that you can iron it on to stuff. If you saw yesterday’s post… Freezer paper is used to make the Poppet Dolls.

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There are some cleaning jobs that are just nasty… such as cleaning that greasy broiler pan, the bottom of the oven after Thanksgiving dinner or the BBQ grill after a football party. The cleaners that are normally used aren’t healthy for us, either. However, there is an easy way to clean these up that doesn’t involve anything more than stuff you probably already have on hand: white vinegar and baking soda!

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