Honey Bees Have a Feast

The quince bloomed during a pleasant little burst of spring a few weeks ago.  But, since I took these pictures we’ve had one freeze, another one is forecast for tonight, and there’s another cold front with freezing temps coming this weekend. But the bees were making the best of the weather and the profusion of […]

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Eight Easy Steps to a New Easter Basket

Store-bought Easter baskets are too frequently like store-bought Halloween costumes. Cheaply made. Called consumables, they are intended to be used a few hours and tossed in a landfill so you have to buy a new one next year. I didn’t want one of those pastel plastic things when my son was little, and Easter pastels […]

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My Folded Star Pillow

Ta da! A couple of years ago I was working at a fabric store and late in the day a customer came in–as many do–with an unfinished quilt block in her hand. She needed another matching fabric. It was a 12 x 12-inch piece of muslin with a folded star taking shape in the center. […]

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A Bear and a Bunny… Crocheted Softies

I’ve been making lots of little critters for a while now, some crocheted, some fabric and felt, and last week I saw a very cute little Teeny Tiny Teddy knitted bear on Seaford Spinners and Weavers.  I don’t knit, but that tiny teddy was just too cute and I decided I wanted to crochet one. So I did.  […]

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Weave a Coaster for Spring Break

If you’re on the lookout for a fun, easy, creative, free (probably) spring break activity for the kids, check out these cute little coasters… or mug rugs if you prefer. Did you notice I said it’s free?! Seriously. You have no reason to purchase anything for this project. Unless you’re one of those unfortunate souls who doesn’t […]

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Welcome to JanMadeIt.com

Crafty, creative types have a tendency, sometimes a compulsion, to make things. That’s me. I’m always making something. It might be practical and useful, but frequently I’ll make something just because it’s cute. I make things from scratch and from patterns, even though I usually veer off on my own at some point. I especially […]

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