To those who have the dry cleaner replace every lost button and tack every loose hem, the world of sewing can be intimidating. But a little knowledge can turn someone who doesn't sew into someone who does.
Fresh flowers, whether from the garden or from the local florist or market, are like a bundle of sunshine. You can plunk them in any old vase, but if you know just a few tricks, it's easy to create original displays.
The art of napkin-folding is something fun and useful for every day. Folded napkins can both serve a practical purpose -- tucking in utensils, completing the theme in the place setting -- and offer decorative flair. To inspire you, we present a dozen ways to spiff up a plain napkin.