Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.
Pillow cases are terrific for holding personal items for people in shelters, hospitals, or other temporary quarters. Paint them with bright colors and personalize them as a special treat for children.
Everything has a color scheme. How does one know which colors go best together? Use a color wheel to determine this. Put your favorite color into the “key color” window and then follow the lines to see which colors best complement that one.