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Fall and Winter Sale!

Hey everyone!

I can’t believe how long it has been since my last post! I have just been so busy with school work! Well I have good news for you today. I have two large sleuth kits and only one mini sleuth kit left in stock. And…. I just love November and December because they have my two favorite holidays….So, for the next two months I have decided to put them all up for a discounted price! In addition, I am going to choose a random Nancy Drew book to go along with the sleuth kit! It is a pretty good deal, so if you are interested in buying one, please contact me through the comments below and I promise to get reply to you via e-mail.

So here are the new prices:

Original Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $45 + S&H (was $60 +S&H)

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Mini Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit now $20 + S&H (was $30 +S&H)



For more detailed pictures you can check out the For Sale Page.

These are a perfect gift for any detective or Nancy Drew fan during holidays! Whew, I know if I got this package as a gift when I was younger I would have been busy for quite a while!

Well, to sum it all up, this offer begins today, November 1st 2013, and ends December 31st 2013.



P.S. Keep an eye out for a t-shirt infinity scarf tutorial 😉




Happy Holidays

Hello everyone! I hope that you had a very festive Thanksgiving! This week I do not have any crafts to share with you, but I definitely will try to blog about the baked goods I am planning to make in the next couple weeks. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some warm, gooey cookies! Christmastime is the best time of year to bake, so that we can share our tasty treats with others. 🙂 If you happen to be looking for some great Christmas recipes or dishes, I recommend getting a Pinterest account if you don’t already. Now I will warn you: Pinterest is very addictive! –But, it has some great ideas for cooking, diy, etc. The recipes or ideas I am planning to make are from Pinterest.

I also wanted to say that I am extending the Sleuth kit special offer to January 1st.  I talked about the offer a couple of posts ago.( If you would like to read more about the Nancy Drew Sleuth Kits click here. )  I just thought that I would extend the offer because the Nancy Drew Sleuth kits would make great Christmas presents, and you might as well get a free wallet to go with it! That will make one happy detective! If you are thinking about buying a Nancy Drew Kit for a very special detective, please contact me as soon as possible so that I can get it to you by Christmas.

If you have any questions please comment below; I promise to get back to you! 🙂

Have a great week-end!


Sleuth Kits For Sale Update

Well, yesterday was the first day of  November, which means only less than two months until Christmastime! It may seem a bit early, but I always get excited for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some people may be already planning a few gifts for family members, so I decided that I would make a little special offer for this month. For the sleuth kits on the For Sale page, I will give a free wallet with each sleuth kit that you buy. You can request a wallet that matches the bag, or you can ask for specific colors if you would like. This package will end on November 30th.  Also, if you buy a Nancy Drew sleuth kit this month, you will have no problem receiving it by Christmastime! I just wanted to make this offer if anyone is interested 🙂 . I put the pictures of the sleuth kits that are in stock below (click on a picture for more detailed photos).

And here are just a few wallets that I have made in the past(you can check out more at my Duct Tape Wallets page):

The twin zebra wallets

Spatter Paint Deluxe Wallet

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! If  you have any questions or wish to contact me, please leave a comment and I promise to get back to you!


A Few Duct Tape Projects…

I haven’t posted in a long time! Well, I had the urge to make a post today and show you what I have been up to.

My friend  loves things made of duct tape, so on her birthday I decided to surprise her with a little something made of tape. I made a lunch box that was actually inspired by my friend’s pair of  polka-dot rain boots that I thought were adorable. Instead of making the lunchbox short and wide, like the lunchbox in my tutorial, I made this lunch box on the taller side. I also put cardboard on the bottom to give it some support. And, of course, I used Velcro on the flap.

 I also wanted to tell my fellow duct tapers that there is a decorate a pumpkin contest at if anyone is interested. The  Stick or Treat contest is to decorate a pumpkin with duct tape and then enter into the contest for a chance to win first, second, or third place. First place recieves  $1,000, second recieves $500, and third recieves $250. And I don’t know about you, but I am going to give it a try! It is also a fun and different way to decorate a pumpkin and shows off your creative side.

And before I finish I wanted to remind everyone that I still have four Nancy Drew duct tape sleuth kits for sale! They would make a great holiday gifts and would start a detective with the right materials to begin an adventure. You can check them out on the for sale page.

What craft projects have you been up to? Please share in a comment below!

                Keep crafting!


Adventure, Danger, and Magnifying Glasses

If you knew anything about me(based on this blog), you would probably know that I love Nancy Drew. Perhaps it is her smart sense of deduction, or her courage in the face of danger, but I have always loved this amateur detective. I especially love the 2009 Nancy Drew movie, which brought the idea of a duct tape Nancy Drew sleuth kit(which I am now selling on the For Sale page). Well, the movie came from the Nancy Drew books by Carolyn Keene. And since there are many Nancy Drew fans out there just like me, I thought that I would make a post with a little history and facts about Nancy Drew.

The First N.D. book, The Secret of the Old Clock.

The first adventure of the Nancy Drew series, The Secret Of the Old Clock, was originally published in 1930. This book shows the first peek into the cunning mind of the teenage detective Nancy Drew. Nancy is just an average teen living in a small town known as River Heights, but she always seems to get wrapped up in a not-so-average mystery. Nancy regularly shows her want for uncovering the truth, even if it risks getting stuck in a sticky situation. She always has everything under control, and if she needs a little help, her friends- Bess, George, and Ned assist her in accomplishing her goal. Carolyn Keene constantly  shows the bravery and sharp mind of Nancy Drew in almost 500 books. Who was Carolyn Keene? Carolyn Keene was actually many writers that all used the name Carolyn Keene for the Nancy Drew series. Keene has kept Nancy alive through many generations, and  will surely continue to excite many more mystery-lovers in years to come.

Now, let’s talk about Nancy Drew games. Everyone wants to solve a mystery by themselves, and in most games a person can play the part of Nancy Drew herself. I suggest the Nancy Drew games you can find at . These games are fun, yet the puzzles are challenging. Of course, you can set the game settings for an amateur or a master detective. Question suspects, go through hidden passageways, and sleuth through the mysterious castles, villages, and haunted mansions. You must think like Nancy to solve these mysteries!

If you would like to read more about Nancy Drew, check out these websites:

I hope you found this post interesting! If you have any questions please leave a comment below!

And don’t forget to take a look at my N.D. sleuth kits that are for sale(if you haven’t already) on the For Sale page!


Sleuth Kits For Sale!

It is finally July 1st, the day everyone (or maybe only a few) has been waiting for— the famous Nancy Drew inspired duct tape sleuth kits are for sale! For a long time I have been telling you guys about the mini sleuth kits, which will also be for sale starting today. Let’s take a quick look about each bag before we get started.

The original sleuth kit was made to prepare a detective for anything. Therefore, it comes with the essentials:  a magnifying glass, a penlight, a pen, a pencil, and a notepad (for writing down useful clues).Of course, there is also a large pocket to hold other gadgets or possible evidence. This bag is 9” tall, and 9 ¼” wide.

The mini sleuth kit was made for younger detectives (or just detectives who like to carry a lighter load), and equips them with the right gear to start their adventures: a magnifying glass, a notepad, a pencil, and a penlight. Similarly to the larger kit, the mini kits also have a large pocket to hold other sleuthing materials. The mini kit was made to be lighter than the original kits, so it is half the size. The mini kit is 7 ¾” tall, and 5 ½” wide.

Original Sleuth Kits

Mini Sleuth Kits

Every detective needs a trusted friend, so I have also made sleuth bags for 18” dolls. These bags will come for free with each original bag, and will also be sold individually. So, if you would like, you can buy a sleuth kit with a matching bag for your doll!

Before you head over to the For Sale page for more details, I just wanted to remind you that all sales are first come first serve. Be sure to contact me as soon as possible if you are interested.

Tell me which bag is your favorite in the comments below!


Get Ready…

For about two months I have been working on the unique Nancy Drew inspired sleuth kits. I have chosen the color schemes according to the popular choices from the polls I have put up in the past, but I am also making a couple cute bags that I did not mention in the poll (which are my personal favorites!). I am still not sure what date I will begin the sale of  the bags, but I

The New and Improved Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit

The New and Improved Nancy Drew Sleuth Kit

promise that my next post will say the exact date. In addition to the sleuth kits, I may also sell a few other homemade crafts from this blog. The bags will only be on sale for a limited time only, so please keep checking back to see the start and the end dates.

The kits are a great Christmas present to any Nancy Drew fan, but I normally don’t sell the bags during Christmastime, so now would be the time to think about buying them for a very thoughtful gift. I will also offer a few packages, to give a detective just the right supplies for a mystery. Some may include a bag and a matching wallet, or maybe even a original bag with the mini, the choice will be yours! I will explain the specifics when I release the sale date.

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Do you have any suggestions on new crafts you want me to try, or are  you interested in buying a sleuth kit this summer?? Don’t be shy, please comment below!   I would love to hear your feedback!


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