Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain A Crafting Secret Exposed

I'm slowly getting my Mojo back & decided it's time to jump into Misi's weekly display chain. This week's theme is A Crafting Secret Exposed.

Because I was goofing around on Pinterest again this evening, I have no pics to share, but I do have a tip to share.

So here goes:

Tip #1  I learned this years ago & it still comes in handy. To stuff small dolls or parts such as fingers & toes fill a drinking straw with fiberfill. Stick the straw down into the part to be stuffed & push the stuffing out of the straw. I use a small wooden skewer to get the stuffing out of the straw. It works wonders.

The other thing I would love to share is always take some hand work with you when going to appointments such as the doctor or dentist. While waiting to be called in, pull out your project & get to work. You'll be amazed at what you can get accomplished.

Thanks to Misi for hosting the weekly chain. Hop on over to see what "secrets" others have posted or to join in.

Have a great night~Becky


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Great ideas!! Whenever I have a road trip to make I always bring along those gotta dos so I can get them done.

Christine said...

Thanks so much,Becky! I really am glad you shared that tip about using a straw to stuff little parts as I've struggled to do this!
hope you get back to creating again!
Best wishes

Traci said...

GM Becky...

Thanks for sharing your tips. I most always have a stitchin' bag packed that I can grab n go. Would have never thought of the straw stuffing technique :)


Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Great idea Becky...like your tips.

Robyn ♥ said...

Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Becky~ wonderful secrets~ Appointments I always take magazines of my own & get lost in them pretending I am not just sitting waiting( giggles)
have a great day

Mary said...

Hi Becky..I never knew about the stuffing tip..I am excited to try this. Thanks for sharing..Mary

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a great tip on stuffing...thanks for sharing!

Penny said...

I don't sew, therefore, don't stuff arms/legs, but I'm sure that tip is very helpful to many!!! I can imagine that could be a tough job without some helpful hints like your's..... I do bring along my cross-stitching projects with me to pass the time while waiting at appts. ... it really makes the time go by faster, and you can get a lot done!! TFS!

prims by olde lady morgan said...


Really OMG!!! A straw... never would of thought of that! what a great idea!!!... When mom was ill and I was attendign many appointments with her... I always had a basket with things to create, you are right, I did get many things done during that painful waiting time! OLM

TheCrankyCrow said...

Glad to see you joining in Miss Becky Jean - I didn't think I'd make it this week, but managed to do a very lame post. ;o Love the straw stuffing tip....now just to remember that when the time comes. !!! I see I have some catching up to do here. Yikes - how did I miss all this and get so far behind??? Smiles & Tuesday/Wednesday Hugs ~ Robin

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Becky, thanks for the awesome tips. I will try this. Hugs, Lecia

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Wonderful tips Becy!!!
I'll have to try the straw method!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!
Prim Blessings

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