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News, Happenings and Gratitude


Each new week at the Craft Box brings us such interesting people and things! Sometimes I just marvel at what we have created here in the heart of Pleasant View. I say “we” meaning not just Sue and I, but all of the people who have come through our door for whatever...

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In the Spirit of Christmas

It is the season of the heart A special time of caring The ways of love made clear It is the season of the spirit The message, if we hear it Is make it last all year   Our family was commenting last night (Christmas Eve) about how it didn’t seem like Christmas.  Some...

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Why we craft

Why do we craft? An article recently grabbed my attention, it was about why women quilt.  It was in a magazine that is new to me called Mary Janes Farm.    As I read the article, I thought that the question could be expanded to why women craft.  Here are some of the...

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Happy New Year!

If you’re like me, you spend at least some time looking at Facebook posts or reading emails that are pretty much worthless and sometimes have a negative impact on you. On the other hand, sometimes you read something that changes your perceptions and improves your...

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A Creative Soldier

So maybe I won’t make much of a difference But that doesn’t mean that I’m not gonna try Cause every day you love someone is better And I’m not gonna let that chance pass me by. --John Gorka People who know me know that I love music. I have playlists for all sorts of...

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Helping Others

9/22/12 We recently sang this hymn at church: “Let righteousness roll on as others’ cares we heed, an ever-flowing stream of faith translated into deed.” Here at the Craft Box we meet so many do-ers. They see needs and meet them so wonderfully. They see people in the...

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Being Green

As Kermit the Frog sang: It’s not easy being green. . . When green is all there is to be It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful And I think it's what I want to be We are doing something different here at...

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Fortunate Cookies

Welcome to our blog! This is our premiere and we are new at this, but hopefully you will find inspiration here, along with thrifty craft advice. The other day my fortune cookie read “Our happiness is greatest when we contribute most to the happiness of others.” That...

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