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Mon, 27 Apr 2009 09:00:00 -0400Planning a childrens party can be a little overwhelming... even scary. After all, throwing a great party is something your child will remember for a long lime. On the other hand, if the party bombs they will NEVER forget it.
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:00:00 -0400Crafting with young children really is not about creating something in particular. Most young children do not have the foresight to see what a project is going to be.
Mon, 6 Apr 2009 09:00:00 -0400Making fishing lures may be easy for the seasoned do-it-yourself angler. But the maintenance of these lures is just as important to ensure a tip-top condition.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400Photography is a vast world. There are many different types of photography and many different kinds of people that enjoy it. It is a hobby that be relatively inexpensive or one that you can invest a lot of money on. Photos are so special because they give us memories of times and places and events in our lives. We can hold onto these memories forever with a photograph.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400Do you like to take photos? Are you always standing by with your camera waiting for that moment that is meant to be captured on camera? You may even be taking photography classes or maybe you have already completed a photography course and you want to share your photos with others. You may want to get into photography as a career and winning a photography contest will help you get recognized. Maybe you are just an amateur that has a favorite photo that people keep telling you to enter.
Mon, 9 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400There is a wide world of photography. It touches each of us in our lives on a daily basis in some form or another. Photography is so much a part of our culture now that we hardly even notice all the places that it exists. When you watch television, look at a magazine or even view a billboard on the highway, this is all because of photography. There are so many ways that photography crosses our lives each day. There are a lot of opportunities for someone looking for photography jobs.
Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400Sometimes your leather goods need a little help and you've got the urge to dye or paint it. With dye it's pretty straight forward, but if you want to paint it there is a little more involved to make it look good.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400I suppose if you search far and wide enough you could find the pattern to make a leather wallet from scratch, but why go to all that bother? If you don't get the holes lines up perfectly and each piece cut just right, it will be a mess. Leather wallet kits are made in bulk, precision cut by machine.
Mon, 2 Mar 2009 09:00:00 -0400Gilding is the application of thin sheets of gold or other metal alloy such as copper or silver, to a surface. The sheets are hand or machine beaten until they are extremely malleable and thinner than the thickness of tissue paper. Gilding was often used as decoration on book covers or picture frames in the past, and gives a look of richness to objects. When applied to finely detailed, carved leather the effect can be quite striking.
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:00:00 -0400When buying leather, the best thing you can do is ask the people who you buy it from, what the manufacturer recommends for leather care and cleaning. Don't forget to ask what other products may work well for leather care too, as there may be something you're more comfortable using. Also ask what the product does to and for the leather.
Mon, 16 Feb 2009 09:00:00 -0400In order to mould leather armor, soak it in water until it becomes pliable and soft. Then place it in the mould until it dries and hardens.
Mon, 9 Feb 2009 09:00:00 -0400Once you have decided on your leather craft project, you will need the right tools and room to do the work. Being prepared ahead of time will make your task more enjoyable and give you a sense of satisfation when you're done. If you're like most of us you'll probably be working on more leather craft projects over time, so creating a designated area is probably a good idea.
Mon, 2 Feb 2009 09:00:00 -0400Having invested possibly hundreds of dollars in your latest bottle of vintage wine (ah well, we can but dream), the next important decision is where to store this prized possession?
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 09:00:00 -0400The first stage in the wine making process is to crush the grapes. In days gone by the grapes would be loaded into a large vat and the wine maker(s) would gently tread on them to break the grapes skins to release the juice.
Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:00:00 -0400Are you a compulsive furniture rearranger? Do you make distinctive vignettes with accessories? Been complimented on your beautiful home? Give friends and family decorating suggestions even if they did not ask for your help?
Mon, 5 Jan 2009 09:00:00 -0400After searching decorating books, using trial and error decorating, and growing up a little bit, you have finally found the style of decorating that you really love. Your style could be Arts & Crafts, French Country, Asian, or Metro Hip.
Mon, 22 Dec 2008 09:00:00 -0400Gardening is a hobby that brings joy, entertainment, and a better quality of life. It is a creative activity, the result of which is a more aesthetically appealing home.
Mon, 15 Dec 2008 09:00:00 -0400Container gardening is a wonderful idea whether you have a garden bed or not. It is perfect for apartments or small areas, but can also really enhance your patio. Here are some tips on gardening in containers.
Mon, 8 Dec 2008 09:00:00 -0400A greenhouse has the potential to provide many benefits for the average flower-lover. However, if they are not built in the appropriate location the results can be detrimental. That said, before you build a greenhouse, it is important to consider all aspects in order to ensure you receive the best results possible.
Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:00:00 -0400You have always liked flowers and you think the idea of turning emotions into floral expressions sounds like tremendous fun. You are between careers and have been investigating business opportunities in your community. Yesterday, while perusing the real estate magazine in your county, you notice that the family owned, downtown flower shop is for sale. The ad says it is a turnkey operation. This is your lucky day. Or is it?
Mon, 24 Nov 2008 09:00:00 -0400When planting a garden there are many questions which you must ask yourself before you begin. Where are you going to plant it, do you have the garden equipment to do so and how big do you want your garden to be? When do flowers bloom and what are their heights? These are all very important questions, however they mean very little if you have not yet decided which types of flowers you want to plant. There are many to choose from and do not let anybody tell you which ones you can and can not plant. Gardens are unique and fascinating to look at because each one is unique it its own way.
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 09:00:00 -0400There are several pieces of information that you need to communicate to your local florist. A good florist knows these pieces of information and will ask the right questions. If you do not have a good local florist, you may need to take matters into your own hands and order flowers online. Either way, if at any point during the ordering process you do not feel you're getting through, don't be afraid to ask for what you want. If you still do not feel comfortable, politely cancel the order and try again elsewhere.
Mon, 10 Nov 2008 09:00:00 -0400Roses are a sign of love and friendship and by giving someone a rose you are telling them how truly special they are. There are a number of colors of roses available and each one represents a different meaning to the receiver. If you are looking to purchase roses for that special someone, but are not quite sure which color would best suit your relationship, keep reading to find out what each color represents.
Mon, 3 Nov 2008 09:00:00 -0400You can find suitable scrapbooking storage for virtually every conceivable scrapbooking item. From large carry-all wheeled totes that store a multitude of different supplies to files, boxes and holders for the smallest eyelet or embellishment and everything in-between!
Mon, 20 Oct 2008 09:00:00 -0400It is true to say that a lot of people begin to get the scrapping bug after their child/children are born and usually their first attempt at scrapbooking is making a baby album.
Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:00:00 -0400Try using song lyrics in your next layout.
Mon, 6 Oct 2008 09:00:00 -0400Do you find it intimidating when you come to journal your scrapbook pages?
Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:00:00 -0400By journaling your pages you will transform an ordinary collection of photographs into a vibrant and visual storyboard - telling the stories behind the pictures, revealing hidden memories and emotions.
Thu, 7 Feb 2008 09:00:00 -0500Here are some Valentine Craft Ideas for the holiday.
Tue, 27 Nov 2007 09:00:00 -0500Today is a new movement, present even among the very educated, wealthy, and politically progressive. Betsy Greer coined the term craftivism, a call to shrug off the plague of mass produced goods available, in turn for an appreciation of all things unique and handmade.
Tue, 13 Nov 2007 09:00:00 -0500If you want to depart from the traditional completely, toss the old glass balls and start from scratch. Look around the house for something unique to make a themed tree.
Tue, 18 Sep 2007 09:00:00 -0400Diana discovered the joy of pottery after suffering a terrible divorce. Taking a seat at the wheel with a lump of clay, she felt an immediate release. Her mind cleared and her heart rate slowed down. She was able to relax in a way she hadn’t for weeks. Better than therapy—and medication! she happily reported to her doctor after her first day at a community education class, where she went on to make friends with fellow potters, further enriching her life.
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 09:00:00 -0400Although there are somethings we wish could last forever or a moment we wish would never end, ultimately they do. The memory of the special event, however, can be preserved for us to recall and enjoy for a long time to come. Drying flowers is a simple and inexpensive way to preserve these cherished moments. There are multiple ways to use your flowers and preserve them for crafts and decorations. Whether they were a gift, or from a special day they can be made into something to enjoy long after that time has passed.
Tue, 1 May 2007 09:00:00 -0400There are many unique ways to use photographs in crafts that allow for personality, expression and interests to be displayed not only in the home or office, but any where you go. Use these ideas to expand your own use of photographs in crafting and gift ideas. A person remembers so much through photographs, having them displayed in various ways allows for individuals to share their friends, family and events easily and keeps those special moments fresh in their minds.
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 09:00:00 -0400Brushes are the most important painter's tools. Buying brushes is not just a random decision, but one that should be made carefully.
Tue, 6 Mar 2007 09:00:00 -0500Have you ever noticed how clutter, mess, and disorganization effects the way you feel? Having too much stuff, or stuff without order, creates an unsettled atmosphere. Very few can shut out the chaos around them without being affected by it. Seeing things that need to be done while trying to work keeps your mind from being able to focus on the task at hand. Organizing your crafting space will make your creative work more pleasant, effective, and time efficient.
Mon, 18 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400Christmas is about family. Here is a collection of five crafts that you can make as a family to teach the true meaning and symbols of Christmas. Children will learn to identify Christmas using their five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Pick and choose the activities you think your family will best enjoy, and spread them throughout the season. Start new traditions. Most importantly, use the activities to talk as a family.
Mon, 11 Sep 2006 09:00:00 -0400I first heard this idea at a teacher’s convention, and have been making Q-tip snowflakes with my elementary classes for years. The activity was so enjoyable that we do it at home too, and hang the intricate snowflakes from the ceiling using fishing line. The result is incredible—transforming hallways, windows, and entries into a winter wonderland. When making the snowflakes with my elementary students I always read the book Snowflake Bentley by Jacquelyn Briggs Martin, about the first man to successfully photograph snowflakes. The story is engaging, and it also teaches facts that you can use to make prettier, more accurate snowflakes.
Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Great craft projects for people of all ages, simple easy to follow instructions.
Sat, 19 Aug 2006 09:00:00 -0400Dying your own yarn is not difficult and can be fun! There are a lot of methods for dying, but the one I like best uses unsweetened drink mixes, such as Kool-Aid or Flavor-Aid and a microwave. You must use 100% wool yarn (or another protein fiber) for the color to take. I’ve used Fisherman’s Wool with good results. To prepare the wool, make bundles of about two ounces each, tied with a short string. (I use yarn to tie my bundles, and then keep the ties on index cards with details on the yarn and amounts of mix I used for future reference. I experiment a lot!)