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  • Keep It Simple Crafts
  • I love crafts of all kinds. It is in my blood to create. I love to make something out of nothing. I would like to bring this “Keep it Simple Crafts"to life. I would like to peak your interest in doing crafts, recycling some of things you have in your own ...  more
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Keep It Simple Crafts

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  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • 17 hours ago
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    39 Ways to Upcycle Your T-Shirts - Personal Creations Blog
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    41 Awesomely Easy No-Sew DIY Clothing Hacks
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Easy DIY Dog Toy: The Braid | Rover.com
    • October 22
    • Sylvia Todd and Tracy Carroll like this.
    • Leslie McLea
      Tracy Carroll Love this! I'm SO doing this TODAY! Provided that I can find some "old" shirts LOL What sucks is that, I JUST went thru ALL of my clothes & got rid of the old, worn out stuff. Shucks! :o)
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea I saw this and so thought of you. Well, if need be if you can go to GoodWill, you might find one in the mens dept and make two huge ones. I know I save stuff for the possibility I could make something from it.
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea When you make them, please post a photo.
    • Leslie McLea
      Tracy Carroll I'm having issues with posting photos right now b/c apparently, there's a "USB Cable" that goes from my camera to my computer and I can't find it ANYWHERE! Uuugh! LOL I'm currently waiting on my step-dad to order me 1 thru snail mail, so, as soon as I ge...  more
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: When making gifts for others, consider what they like. Are they a Bear nut, do they love Angels, what color is their favorate. Why? Because all though you might have put a lot of thought and love into your gift if it is a Plaid pattern ( I am not a fan) i...  more
    No-Sew Braided-Edge Fleece Pillow - Fairfield World Blog
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    2:23
    DIY No Sew Fleece Blanket Tutorial
    Get the fabric & supplies you need at OnlineFabricStore: https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/ Want more info on this project, including written instructions? Find it here: https://www.onlinefabricstore.net/makersmill/how-to-make-a-no-sew-fleece-blanket/ ...
    • October 22
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    • Leslie McLea
      Tracy Carroll Once I was sick in the hospital & a few friends got together & made me a HUGE blanket like this & I still use it to this day & that was over 20 yrs ago! Love it!!!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea Thank you for sharing your story. This is such a great idea especally for those of us in chronic pain.
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Someone made one of these for me, and it was really warm. 
    No Sew Fleece Blanket: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    5:55
    How to Make an Easy Sweater Pillow Cover
    In under 15 minutes and for less than $10, I’ll show you how to make an easy envelope sweater pillow cover. All you need is one sweater and 1/2 yard of fabric. This project is great for any skill level.
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Have a sweater you love but cant wear anymore, turn it into a pillow and keep those memories alive. 
    2:27
    DIY: Free no sew sweater pillow! //Holly
    Another little thing to brighten up your room! With fall coming it's time to get rid of the old jumpers and in with the new ones! Instead of throwing away your sweaters here's a dandy little no sew DIY that you can do to put them to good use! All you n...
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is a really cool idea. and so simple. 
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Take a moment to took at his post. Now look at your pillows. You are having company, you want new pillows but cant afford them. Now, choose a fabric and change your pillow for the holidays. 
    • October 22
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is a nifty idea. If everyone wrote something when at the table, then after dinner you can go around the table and ask each person what they wrote. Dont forget to include a pen with this setting. You could buy a large bag of pens, or forever how many ...  more
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Another take home project idea. Get the children or your grandchildren to help. 
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Just about anything can be decorated. A no muss no fuss approach and it is very lovely too.
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Lets not forget the napkins. Now you could use a paper one, see if you can find an over large one. This will save you on washing. 
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I would use all plastic ware. ( Make sure you have a few extra incase one breaks, but buy the heavy duty ones, it will be worth the investment)
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: You could make these and put them in a large bowl and send one or two home with your guests as a Thank You for sharing the holiday with me. 
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 21
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea This would be great on a buffet table, people can choose one as they go by and each time a fork or spoon gets pulled, you will get a whiff of candy corn.
      • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Cranberries, not just for eating. Again, I would use a fake candle, and when you are through, throw the cranberries out for the birds. 
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 21
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea I would use old apples for this, this way you wont feel guilty in throughing them out. Also, I would use the battery powered candles, then, you can throw the apples out for the birds to eat.
      • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I would never have thought to make my stuffing in a bundit pan. How cool is this, and how pretty too. You even have it sectioned out in how to slice it. 
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: I should have posted this with "How to Cook a Turkey". LOL
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 21
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    The Complete Guide to Cooking A Turkey | Blog | NoshOn.It
    • October 20
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: To create, or to be creative comes in many forms. Cooking and baking fall under the craft catogory. So be creative this Holiday season. 
    30 Best Low Carb Thanksgiving Recipes | All Day I Dream About Food
    • October 20
    • Sylvia Todd and Tracy Carroll like this.
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Great thought, Leslie! We're getting into the time of year when people can really "fall off the wagon", diet-wise, including me :D!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea I would have never thought of this had I not been looking for dessert recipes for you. Then I thought, humm I wonder and there it was on a google search. If you don't make something for Thanksgiving, you can always make it for Christmas. I fall off the wa...  more
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd For sure, just the social events that a person normally may have to go to makes it difficult to be "good" ;). With recipes like that, at least we can be "kinda good" at home ;)!
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Sugar Free No Bake Lemon Cheesecake - NEW cooking video just added
    • October 20
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Low Carb Grain-free Pumpkin Scone Recipe | All Day I Dream About Food
    • October 20
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Here you go Sylvia, just for you, ( and anyone else who is watching their carbs). No need to skip dessert. 
    18 Low-Carb Desserts You Won't Be Able to Resist
    • October 20
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: If you plan to make this, be on the look out now for the plant container. Some places only have these as a seasonal thing. Also, this is a good time of the year to get out side and spray paint it. Some projects need to be thought out before you make them. 
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Cups Recipe - Pillsbury.com
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: What a nifty idea. Finger foods. Save the left over pie that is all cut out for later, when all the guests are gone, then put the rest in a bowl, add some vanilla icecream and sit by the fire and enjoy the rest of the evening. OH YUM!!!
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    Apple Crisp Biscuit Cups Recipe - Pillsbury.com
    • October 17
    • Sylvia Todd likes this.
    • Leslie McLea
      Tracy Carroll My grandma use to make something very similar to this & it was INCREDIBLE!!!!
      • October 17
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Ooh, sounds so tasty!
    • Leslie McLea
      Leslie McLea I can just smell them now. No you could take this a whole differnent way too. How about blueberry filling, or cherry, you might have to change the type of biscuit, but either way, they are small enough that you dont have to much guilt eating them. LOL
    • Leslie McLea
      Sylvia Todd Also, I've been kind of eyeing recipes that make baked things like this with coconut and almond flour, for lower carbs. Haven't done it myself, because my carb target is really low at the moment, but something to possibly play with over the holidays :)!
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: How cool is this idea? Who wants cold sparkling water?? I do I do.
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    2-Ingredient Apple Pie Cups Recipe - Pillsbury.com
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: Thinking of Thanksgiving? Thinking of what you are going to serve and how? Well this might help some. Get your kids to help, they could really enjoy this project.
    • October 17
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: This is my next project. I know some of you are not quite ready for Christmas, but if you are going to make things, now is the time to do it. The Dollar Tree has a whole lot of things to choose from, and if you see it and don't buy it, you just wont get i...  more
    • October 15
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea: If you use nightlights in your home, then why not choose an idea like this. In the last place I lived, I used to keep a single plug in candle in the window, I was using a night light before this, then one day the light blub came on, I can enjoy the candle...  more
    • October 15
  • Leslie McLea
    Leslie McLea:
    • October 15