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Published: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:56:36 -0500


10 Best Ways To Spend Your Free Time

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:48:17 -0500

Most of the people have an ample amount of time as free time. They can use it as they want whether by watching television or playing or just by sleeping. Using your leisure time effectively may have a huge impact on your lifestyle which you may be unaware of. I believe that scheduling your time cannot be a good option because then you don't use your time freely as you want.

Bird Watching As A Hobby

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 14:29:35 -0500

Have you considered the hobby of bird watching? Watch our feathered friends go about their daily living rituals and view their behaviors as they fly, lay eggs, gather food, and build their nests. The art of bird watching is available to everyone.

Have a Happy Monogramming With the New Monogram Machines

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:03:11 -0500

Are you a beginner in the field of sewing? Or are you planning to learn embroidery? Then, start learning sewing or embroidery with the help of a monogram machine.

Out of Control Yarn Stash

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:45:43 -0600

Is your stash overwhelming? Wonder what to do with those little bits of leftover yarn? Here is an amusing look at one crafter's dilemma.

Designing Newspaper Wicker Basket Crafts for Children

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:13:01 -0600

Making and designing newspaper wicker baskets for Children's crafts. It is simply easy for children from the ages seven and up to make these baskets. Children can paint them any color they would prefer or use colored paper.

Tips For Buying a Model Steam Engine Kit

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:54:15 -0600

Model Steam Engine kits are on the list of toys and collectables. In these toys, water is heated up in the boiler for producing steam to move the engine. In the market, you can buy different types of model steam engine kits, such as model trains as well as the stationary ones. Let's know more about these systems.

Caboose Operations On Your Model Railroad

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:13:40 -0600

Increase your layout operating interest by adding realistic caboose operations to your model railroad layout. Learn why you need a fleet of cabooses and how to assign a specific caboose to each of the trains you run during an operating session.

Where Should I Buy My Model Train Items?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:28:23 -0600

Are you starting out in the model railroading hobby, but do not know where to buy the items you need to build your layout? There are three main places to buy the products you need. Read this article to find out where expert model railroaders go to buy their model train items.

What Size Train Should I Model?

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:19:29 -0600

You are just getting started in the model railroad hobby and want to build a layout. However, you do not know what size train you should do it in. This article will discuss the different scales available and offer some suggestions as to what you should select. Be sure to visit Model Trains 101 for more information on how to build your first model train layout.

3 Great Benefits of Getting Involved With Cosplay

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:53:07 -0600

Cosplay is a combination of costume and play and first started to gain popularity in the early 1990's in Japan. This is a practice of dressing up as a fictional character while acting much like that character to give a touch of authenticity to the experience.

What Is Inside a Model Rocket Engine?

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 10:59:27 -0600

Building and flying model rockets has become a very popular pastime and, with the advent of mass produced rocket engines from manufacturers such as Estes, model rocketry has become a very safe hobby to do as well. If you have even wondered what makes a model rocket fly, here's an explanation of how model rocket engines work.

5 Unusual Places to Metal Detect

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:56:55 -0600

Metal detecting is a hobby for enthusiasts to hunt for treasure. This article is about five locations that a hunter would normally not search.

Creative Christmas Ideas - Simple and Easy

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:21:55 -0600

Here Come the Holidays! Christmas is fast approaching. Notice that Christmas Carols are now being played not just louder but more frequently.

All for The Love of Beads

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:28:54 -0500

Beads are found all over the world. Many different cultures believe in prayer beads. Some people believe the use of beads helps them to recite their prayers. What about "worry beads?" Middle East businessmen have been known to wear a tasseled strand of 33 beads they call "worry beads," to help them make decisions.

What Are the Different Types of Interfacing Methods?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 13:20:38 -0500

Interfacing is an important process to use on a sewing project for its ability to add rigidity to the fabric. But, sew in and fusible interfacing techniques aren't the easiest to work it.

Picking the Perfect Sock Yarn

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:32:33 -0500

Knitting a beginner project can be a fun way to get started a new hobby that most people fall in love with over time. It can be rewarding when the first pair is finally done and they can finally be worn, or watching siblings eyes light up when they open a thoughtful, homemade gift. Knitting a pair of socks is often one of the first projects that those interested in knitting undertake, and one of the most common questions asked is: what type of yarn should be used?

How To Crochet A Long Scarf

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:23:13 -0500

This article is about how to crochet a basic, long scarf. This is for anyone who knows how to single crochet. This is a unisex scarf which is a great gift for anyone.

What You Need To Know About Sergers

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 08:42:29 -0500

A serger, also known as an overlock machine is a complex machine that you can use in a variety of your sewing projects. You can use it to edge fabric, hem a clothing material and also finish a seam. Difference between serger and sewing machine Most people don't know the differences between sergers and sewing machines but the two are very different. In addition to the overlock machine sewing the fabric quicker than a sewing machine, it also cuts the fabric as it stitches.

Custom Framing Projects for Kids

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 08:02:46 -0500

Parents with young children soon find their walls and refrigerators covered in artwork. Consider these custom framing ideas for your next weekend project.

Making a Natural Edge Bowl, Article 2

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:53:08 -0500

Article 1 talked about how to prep and attach a face plate to the turning block. Article 2 we will discuss how to safely attach the wood turning block and turn the outside of the bowl. Starting with and a rough unbalanced block will turn the side of the bowl and smooth the wood.

Craft Marketing Tip: Different Means Better

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:35:18 -0500

Crafting is an area where standing out and being different is a good thing. Here are ways to make your crafts stand out and why you should think beyond the current crafting fads. Now is the time to start your own trends and let others follow you.

How To Decorate Cloths Using Different Resist Techniques

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:08:57 -0500

There are different ways of decorating clothes. In the field of textiles, clothes can be enhanced mainly through printing, dyeing, and batiking. The resist methods of fabric decoration include Wax resist/Batik, Starch/Clay, Konkonte (Cooked cassava dough), Stitching or Tritiking, Wood and nail method, Knotting, Bunching, Binding, chemical resist and many others. However, the Wax resist, starch resist, and tie-dyeing are discussed.

Model Rocketry for Beginners

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:09:03 -0500

Model Rocketry is a great fun hobby that anyone can enjoy and it's nowhere near as expensive as you probably think. Here's a brief beginners guide to what is actually involved in this exciting hobby.

Why Hobbies Are Good For You and the Kids?

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:47:36 -0500

Having a hobby is a great way of using your free time by doing something useful and better. The best part about hobbies is that, they are enjoyable and allow you do what you like. Maybe, you always wanted to design a mini airplane or a rocket.

Craft Marketing Idea: Listening

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:40:29 -0500

Craft people are hands on. They should approach the sales of their home-made items the same way. Thus, a good salesperson is someone who is willing to listen. Here are some examples of a crafts person being a good listener.

Cotton Yarn Vs Acrylic for Crochet Dishcloths and Scrubbers

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:16:21 -0500

In general, I prefer to use cotton yarn when crocheting dishcloths and scrubbies. This is primarily because cotton is natural, soft and durable. However, over the years, I've had many crocheters tell me that they prefer to use acrylic for washcloths and scrubbies. So really, it boils down to personal preference; but in this article I'm going to go over several reasons why you might want to choose one over the other.

Crotchet Dream Catcher Pattern Tips

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 08:13:42 -0500

Dream catchers are traditional crafts that are used to filter out bad dreams when you sleep at night. Apart from the catchers that can be hung in your room, you will now find the dream catchers in the form of necklaces and even bracelets so you are able to wear them with you whenever and wherever to keep bad omens at bay. When it comes to the catcher, materials that are used have symbolic importance that can be specific to the wearer or age. You therefore want to choose accordingly to make sure you end with the best dream catcher.

Quick and Easy Ways to Crochet a Bookmark

Mon, 01 Aug 2016 09:15:55 -0500

Crocheted bookmarks are not only useful for those who enjoy reading regularly, but they are also excellent ways to clean up your yarn stash. Furthermore, they work up very quickly thus making them great for last-minute gifts or for selling at craft shows.

How to Crochet a Simple Flower Bookmark

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:57:29 -0500

Here is a quick and easy crochet bookmark for yourself or for your child to enjoy. You only need a small amount of yarn in one or two colors, thus making this a great stashbuster crochet pattern as well.

Craft Marketing Tip: Picking the Right Craft Show

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 06:25:31 -0500

Picking the right craft show includes more than just the cost of the booth. Other items to consider are location (indoors or outdoors), juried or not and whether it is a new show or an established one. Perhaps the most important thing is whether or not those in attendance will like what you have to sell.

Projects For When You're Feeling Crafty

Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:52:05 -0500

Do you feel that tingling power of being crafty in your veins right now? No need to spend time brainstorming or browsing the Pinterest. Gather your materials right away because here are forty crafty ideas to satisfy that strong urge of craftiness.

Five Crafty Things to Do With Plastic Containers

Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:11:19 -0500

Wash away those rainy day blues with five fantastic ways to get crafty. All you need is a plastic container and some imagination!

How to Buy Lace Weight Yarns Online

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 07:26:35 -0500

Buying yarn online is actually easier than you may think. So many people turn to the internet these days to do their shopping. You find better prices, you can compare prices and suppliers and you enjoy the convenience of your order being delivered to the door.

Plastic Model Kit Retail Prices Soar And Children Lose A Favorite Pastime Hobby

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:17:52 -0500

It used to be you could go down to any store and grab a plastic model kit for $1.00 and be a happy camper back in the 1950's. Over the decades the prices of these plastic kits jumped up, but at low price hikes because they were being purchased for children. Adults would take advantage of these low prices and create some outstanding looks with them. But over the decades along with other popular hobby items the secondary market values jumped up because some collectors are willing to pay high amounts of cash for popularity and rarity of the older kits.

Model Railways - Getting Started With A Terrific Activity!

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 13:50:37 -0500

Getting started with a model railway is an activity that people of every age group may be able to take part in. There are countless reasons why you should initiate assembly of a model railway. Most of all, model railways are not just enjoyable to create, but they also are actually informative.

Tips for Crocheting for the Summer

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 06:29:58 -0500

Crocheting for the summer is a bit different than for the winter as the weather can get super hot in some areas during the summer. And this means that some crocheted items can get sweltering hot, and are not recommended during the summer months. Chunky sweaters and wraps are obvious that we do not need them. But when it comes to the finer yarns and such, it can be a bit confusing if you're new to wearing crocheted items.

Pyrography: Woodburning Realistic Amphibians and Reptiles

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:16:39 -0500

Turtles, frogs and 'gators - Oh My! These beautifully patterned and intricately textured animals can pose a challenge for the pyrographer. Changes in surfaces if not handled well can create an unrealistic and lifeless burning.

Pyrography: The Principles of Woodburning

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:16:11 -0500

Pyrography also known as woodburning, is beautiful and much simpler than any other drawing or painting medium. Luckily it is also rather easy to master when you understand that pyrography is a physical rather than a mechanical process and so cannot be approached in the same way as drawing or painting. Whereas drawing and painting are mainly mechanical - meaning that you lay in the ink, graphite, or paint - pyrography is physical.

Pyrography: How To Woodburn Realistic Fur

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:15:27 -0500

There is a common misconception in woodburning circles, that there is ONE BEST way to burn fur. This misconception unfortunately creates mediocre results in virtually all attempts at rendering a realistic burning. Why?

Pyrography: Woodburned Portraits, How To Burn Necks And Chins

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:14:59 -0500

In working with portraits, necks are a notorious challenge to most artists. There is a tendency to simplify the division between the head and neck with a simple line. And this line, if not placed EXACTLY right, and if not the EXACT shape, can make your entire image look awkward and unrealistic.

Pyrography: How To Work With Woodgrain In Your Woodburning

Wed, 25 May 2016 06:14:24 -0500

Woodgrain can make or break your burnings. I initially established my reputation in pyrography by incorporating grain into my compositions. I used prominent grain to create a secondary pattern that supported my realistic images.

How to Crochet the 4 Corners Coaster

Thu, 19 May 2016 06:04:01 -0500

The four corners crochet coaster pattern is very quick and easy to crochet. As a matter of fact, it's so easy a new crochet beginner can master it.

How to Crochet An Infinity Scarf Using Any Scarf Pattern

Tue, 17 May 2016 06:28:07 -0500

Do you love infinity scarves, but are confused about how it's worked in the round? Or, do you have a favorite scarf pattern and would like to make it into an infinity scarf? This article will give you a basic overview as to how to take just about any scarf pattern that you have and turn it into a stylish and elegant or cozy cowl.

Tips to Choosing the Right Knitting Yarn for Your Project

Fri, 13 May 2016 08:05:48 -0500

Choosing a knitting yarn can be a rather daunting process, especially if you have just started knitting as a project and you are still learning the ropes, so to speak. Yarn comes in a variety of weights, which identifies the thickness of the yarn. You will also soon learn that there are various fibers from man made fibres, such as acrylic and polyester to natural fibers such as lambs wool.

A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners

Fri, 13 May 2016 06:02:25 -0500

This pattern teaches you how to crochet a simple single crochet dishcloth that is ideal for beginners to learn on. The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like.

Safety Precautions When Crocheting Or Knitting For Your New Baby

Thu, 12 May 2016 06:09:26 -0500

Crocheting or knitting for your baby can be very rewarding, whether you crochet for your own baby or for someone else's. And babies generally look super cute in anything that you crochet for them. However, there are some safety precautions to consider when crocheting or knitting for your new baby.

Free Winter Drifts Bracelet Crochet Pattern

Thu, 12 May 2016 06:08:51 -0500

Crochet bracelets are so inexpensive and quick to whip up, making them the perfect accessory for young girls and adults. This bracelet pattern is very easy to crochet to any size that you want, making it easy to crochet in any material. And this articles shows you the rough stitch count for a worsted weight yarn, a size 3 thread and a size 10 thread.

How to Crochet A Dishcloth in Front Loops Only

Thu, 12 May 2016 06:06:39 -0500

Learn how to crochet a dishcloth in the front loops only in order to achieve a nice ribbed texture. This article provides you with basic instructions on what the front loops are, as well as a free pattern for you to enjoy.

How to Crochet a Dishcloth Using the Extended Single Crochet

Mon, 09 May 2016 07:55:25 -0500

The extended single crochet is commonly abbreviated as ESC. The crochet stitch is basically an extension of the single crochet, and results in a lovely fabric. And thus, I'm sure you will enjoy this crochet dishcloth pattern for yourself and your friends and family.

Accessorize With Crocheted Bracelets

Thu, 05 May 2016 06:30:54 -0500

This articles covers some ideas on how to crochet bracelets to accessorize your summer outfits. To crochet bracelets, you only need a small amount of yarn and/or other materials that you might choose. Thus, crocheting your own bracelets is quick and easy and economical.

Tips for Choosing Your Baby's Yarn

Thu, 05 May 2016 06:20:35 -0500

When crocheting or knitting for your baby you want to make sure that you use a yarn that will not harm the baby in any way. Most yarn stores have a section for baby yarns. These yarns are designed specifically for babies; however, that doesn't mean that these are always going to safe for your baby. Each baby is different, and thus you need to consider the needs of your baby.

Crocheted Bracelets - Tips for Choosing Your Material

Wed, 04 May 2016 06:56:21 -0500

Crocheted bracelets are fun and stylish to wear with just about anything. They are especially fun in the summer as you can crochet them in bright and cheerful colors to match the rest of the summery outfit that you might choose. In this way you can use up your odds and ends, making it rather inexpensive to accessorize your wardrobe. And just because they are crocheted doesn't mean that they can't be elegant enough to wear to parties, weddings and other fancy occasions. Quite to the contrary, crocheted bracelets can be just as elegant as anything store-bought. You just need the right material, the right color and the right pattern. Honestly, you'll be amazed at what you can create once you get started.

How to Become An Expert Pyrographer - Your Pyrography Ph.D

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:55:43 -0500

There are three elements that will allow you to burn anything at any time. Mastering them gives you a high level of understanding so I call them the Ph.D of pyrography.

Tips to Follow for Proper Coin Collection

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:28:49 -0500

The art or hobby of coin collection has been there since the time coins were actually invented. This was obviously thousands of years ago and it is not astonishing that this art has continued for so long. The process of coin collection is itself a very intriguing one and there is a lot that it can offer to you.

The Most Effective Method to Find a Good Hobby

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 09:17:46 -0500

Hobbies customarily provide an inventive outlet that you probably won't get in your daily routine. They enable you to achieve something that is only for you that may help you not to remember your everyday problems. Hobbies help in relaxation in the wake of a protracted day and give you a high-quality deal of pride.

Craft Marketing Tip: Don't Oversell

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:35:26 -0500

Some crafters have a tendency to oversell their products at local craft shows. What does that mean? How do you keep from doing it yourself?

Cold, Hard Cash for Coins of Treasure: The Thrill Is Still in the Chase

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 06:01:05 -0500

Getting cash for coins, gold bullion, and other valuable loot keeps Florida beachgoers and Rocky Mountain hikers vying for undiscovered booty. From the mountains to the sea, treasure hunting in the U.S. is still an alive, yet elusive, path to hidden riches.

Easy Steps to Crocheting a Bracelet

Tue, 12 Apr 2016 06:18:16 -0500

You will need to take measurements of the wrist if you plan on using a clasp to close it. For a slip on bracelet, you will need to make sure that it's big enough to slide over the hand. Then comes the fun part; you can either make a rough sketch, or just start playing around with stitches that you like until you come up with a pattern that you like.

Why You Should Consider Joining a Knitting Group

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:57:17 -0500

Over recent years, one of the most common pastimes from years ago has made a major comeback - knitting is now widely enjoyed by people around the world, and not just for the practical purposes of making a jumper for Christmas. People are now taking up the hobby for numerous reasons, including mental health reasons such as stress relief, physical reasons such as helping keep the joints active, and of course of the reason that it is simply a lot of fun and a great chance to express your creativity. Due to this surge...

4 Places to Find the Best Knitting Patterns

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:56:22 -0500

Knitting is a hobby that is enjoyed by many, and it is easy to understand why - not only is this an activity which is very calming and relaxing, but it is also a very creative one, allowing knitters to create a variety of colourful garments and accessories for themselves and for their loved ones. One of the hardest things to decide for a beginner knitter - apart from choosing between scarf yarns and lace weight yarns - is which pattern to start knitting with. Indeed, this is not just a dilemma for the newcomer to the...

Are Modern Magnifying Glasses Actually Made Of Glass? The Answer Is Not As Obvious As You Think

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:13:46 -0600

An industry expert explains to the layperson what materials modern magnifying glasses are made of and how they differ from the old fashioned magnifier. You will also learn how the recent innovations in lenses could help people with eyesight issues or who just need loupes for hobbies.

When A Penny Is More Than A Penny

Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:24:07 -0600

Pennies. When we think of that word we think of money. Many of us think of pennies as junk, not worth picking up and even discarding. Well, a penny can be worth more than that. See how it can change a family!

Where to Learn How to Knit

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:50:01 -0600

Knitting can be a very appealing pastime for a number of reasons, one of the them being that it is creative and soothing at the same time, which constitutes the perfect way to unwind at the weekend or at the end of a long day. There is also the advantage that you can create many different types of clothing items or accessories from various gorgeous yarns.

Finishing a Model Built From a Kit

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:48:49 -0600

There can be a lot of enjoyment from building a box stock model. That is basically a model that is painted and assembled solely from the kit inventory with no alterations and using no other parts either from the aftermarket, another kit or by scratchbuilding.

Sharing Your Enjoyment of Scale Modelling

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:32:25 -0600

The goal of any model building project is to make as accurate a representation of the original subject as possible. Since your model will be based on a real artifact or possibly a proposed design, the mark of success of your endeavour will be determined by the degree to which you can build a model with nearly all of the features of its subject.

Would You Like to Start Building Scale Models?

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:31:46 -0600

As you begin any modelling project, spend some time doing research on the project. Then let your imagination take over to expand the potential of your creation. To make an accurate representation of your subject, you must understand the prototype.

The Best Tips for Knitting With Lace Yarns - A Delicate Delight

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:17:09 -0600

For many, the first experience of knitting with lace weight yarns is not what they expect. These yarns are so delicate that the knitter must beware of all that is surrounding them and the possibility of the yarn snagging or ripping on even the smallest thing. In most cases there is no repairing the yarn once this occurs. Even experienced knitters are shocked to find how difficult it can be, but the results are breathtaking.

Choosing the Very Best Yarn for a Knitting Project Made Easy

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:16:25 -0600

Planning to knit a scarf? There is much more that goes into the process than simply picking scarf yarns off the shelf at the local craft store. Buying a pattern can certainly help, as it will often suggest which yarns are best. Another option is to check with a store employee or other knowledgeable individual to see what they think would work.

Craft Marketing Tips

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:27:36 -0600

The end of one season and the beginning of another is the perfect time to reassess your crafting sales. Here is a tip that may turn into additional sales for you.

For Adults: Benefits Of A Portable Coloring Book

Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:40:17 -0600

When you sit with your child and see him coloring on a book, you feel completely relaxed. Colors are all that you need to relieve your anxiety, depression and even stress. There is a sudden change in the mood of an individual, when he exposes himself to different shades of different colors. One look at red, purple and green shades and you are emotionally out of all the problems in your life.

Seven Tips for Crochet Beginners

Tue, 05 Jan 2016 13:27:46 -0600

Crochet is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people. No matter what your personal motivation happens to be, these seven tips should help you maximize your enjoyment of this activity.

Albums and Scrapbooks for New Born Baby Boys

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 15:23:14 -0600

With the intention of capturing every experience, story, nuance and peeve of a childbirth and the new born infant's first days on the planet, parents and the close family of the baby indulge in an extravaganza of pictures, videos, parties, baby showers and other such creative forms of expression. As such, one of these forms is also the formation of extremely personal and intimate albums and scrapbooks so that when the child grows up, he can see the advent of his birth and his closest family moments at the time of his birth. The creation and preservation of memories as...

The Rat and the Roses

Wed, 23 Dec 2015 08:49:04 -0600

Sometimes your memories are so attached to your craft that you can not bear the loss of that creation by any means - whether it was weird or its phase ended with time.Your hold a strong bond of sentiments with your particular craft in relation to a particular person in your life. It's an expression of emotion that is woven between the creation and the person you hold so dear. Reminiscing one such incident through this article.

Beading: Common Types of Beads

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:50:15 -0600

Commonly used beads for jewelry making are easily available online or at many retail outlets. If you want to make bead jewelry for yourself or for sale it is important to know jewelry making terms, the different types of beads and different jewelry making components. In this article I discuss the more common and more available beads online and elsewhere.

What Is a Jump Ring?

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:53:32 -0600

If you are new to jewelry making or not a jewelry maker at all, the term "jump ring" will most likely not ring a bell as to what it is exactly. It is not a ring that you jump through.

Kashmir - Mystical Beauty of Rare Products

Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:57:46 -0600

Undoubtedly, the beauty of Kashmir is incomparable. It has been said that the single glance of its beauty will freeze your eyes forever. That is why Kashmir is infamous as Paradise on Earth. Although it is unquestionable but do you know that the beauty of the state resides not only in the scenic beauty but the natives are also behind the panorama who are actually worth dedicating a salute. A land full of enchanting and mystical hues gives the artisans a true essence.

Basic Knitting for Beginners

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:55:46 -0600

So, you've decided it's time you learned how to knit. Is it some perplexing and time-consuming art to learn? No!

Suggestions for Choosing Your First Drone

Tue, 01 Dec 2015 08:35:10 -0600

Let's talk about the two most common methods to get into the quadcopter fad. Initially we will cover the popular micro or toy grade models and then we will discuss possible upgrade models like the DJI Phantom and other popular hobby class quadcopters and drones. Another way to discover quad flight is to acquire a micro quad.

5 Benefits of Taking Up Knitting

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:58:15 -0600

As anyone who enjoys knitting as a pastime knows well, taking up this particular hobby can be very soothing and rewarding. There are many benefits of this craft - some of them unexpected - so here are some good reasons why anyone and everyone should consider picking up some knitting needles and a ball of yarn and getting started. The first benefit of knitting is that, as a creative hobby, it stimulates the mind and provides a creative outlet. People are drawn to many different creative pastimes, including painting, drawing, singing and learning a musical instrument, yet knitting is not necessarily an option that everyone might consider.

Have Coloured Tissue Papers Become a Part of Our Lives?

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:29:13 -0600

Using a coloured tissue paper is a wise thing for working on various kids' craft projects. Many people have been using this tissue for various reasons other than considering craft projects for kids.

Tissue Papers - One of the Greatest Inventions Ever Made by Humans

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:19:29 -0600

People in a huge number have been making an extensive use of tissue papers for multiple reasons. A tissue paper has been playing a major crucial role in one's life and providing various excellent benefits.

Screen Printing on Personalized T-Shirts

Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:02:32 -0500

Personalized T-shirts can shout your message to the world. With the screen printing process, you can decide what you want to say and then put it out there.

Making Homemade Scented Candles

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:01:46 -0500

Candles have always been a popular accessory in the home. Not only do they provide great ambiance in the home, but can also add a wonderful fragrance to the room it is in. There are many candle manufacturers in the market place, however over the last few years, candle making has steadily increased in popularity as people discover all the ways they ca create their own unique craft-pieces.

Got Kitties? Babushkas Loves Them Too

Tue, 20 Oct 2015 06:51:19 -0500

Babushka dolls have been handmade for hundreds of years. Artists that paint these dolls often seek new and unique topics and many nesting doll artists have become skilled in painting Cat nesting dolls. Some nesting dolls feature very realistic cat paintings; others simply feature cat designs or cartoon style painting. This article summarizes some of the history of cat nesting dolls.

Ideas Knocking At Your Mind's Door

Mon, 12 Oct 2015 10:31:03 -0500

As I sat in the back of the theater watching life-sized chipmunks run around on stage, in a different country I started to yawn. I was tired because I woke up out of a sound sleep at 1:40 am with an idea. I tried to tell that idea it was a ridiculous time to be writing anything and we should both be sleeping, but it kept knocking at the door of my mind.

How to Choose Yarn for Your Next Project

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 06:35:24 -0500

How to choose yarn for your next project, whether for knitting or crocheting, can be an overwhelming task. Your local yarn shop has a vast array of colors and textures. There must be a logical way to narrow down the choices.

Keeping Kids Appropriately Engaged and Learning

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:10:00 -0500

Teaching kids can be tough. Not only is it a full time job to make sure they're on task, but you also have to address their individual learning needs and make sure that they're appropriately challenged. Learn some of the basics in this informative article.

Collection of Coins - More Than Just a Hobby

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 11:48:04 -0500

Coin collection is a passion for many people and they take it very seriously. It is something that has been going on for many centuries and it can also be described as something that is not going to stop in the coming times. There are many serious coin collectors who take this hobby very seriously and pursue it as a passion. The passion of collecting coins is not something that is present now and will disappear later. It is something that will surely continue to exist in the future and there is no doubt about that.

The Hobby of Coin Collection

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 10:28:13 -0500

Coin collection can be said to be a very interesting hobby. Most of the coin collectors start this hobby as children and some of these children are handed over their collections by their parents or grandparents. Some of the coin collectors take up this hobby of coin collection at the later parts of their life.

5 Ideas for Knitting With Lace Weight Yarns

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:48:15 -0500

The most delicate threads available on the market, lace weight yarns are soft, beautiful and light, and make for some of the most stunning garments and accessories. Although not suited for clothing that will receive a lot of wear and tear, items made from this weight of yarn can be fantastic in more delicate items of clothing and to accent an outfit. One of the best - and most conventional - ways to work with lace weight yarns is by knitting them into shawls and ponchos.

Craft Show Preparation

Wed, 09 Sep 2015 06:02:30 -0500

Signing up for a craft show is the easy part. Don't stop after that. Take inventory and think about how to turn your craft show preparation into the lucrative event that you want.

How to Create Your Own Wine Bottle or Mason Jar Lamp

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 06:59:25 -0500

Making your own handmade, upcycled lamp using ordinary materials is easier than you might think, and the results can be spectacular! Here is a guide for the way I did it, and you can too! Upcycled lamps make great gift ideas as well as complement your home decor.

Purse Making 101: How to Choose Your Sewing Machine

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 11:36:53 -0500

So you need to know what's the best sewing machine for making your purses and handbags. There's nothing more frustrating than wanting to jump into a project but you're stuck at start for lack of information. The short answer is it depends on what type of purse you wish to sew. The great answer is almost any sewing machine is capable of sewing a basic purse. Read more to get some specifics for your project.

Fish Skin: An Exotic Leather for Purses

Fri, 04 Sep 2015 06:07:49 -0500

Handbag designers are always on the look-out for new and incredible materials to create amazing bags with. One unusual find is the exotic fish skin leather.

How to Become an Incredible Craftsy Purse Designer

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:12:54 -0500

Many people are put off by the thought of creating fabulous craftsy styled purse for all the wrong reasons. Now more than ever before people of all ages are learning the art of designing and making original handbags right at home for pennies a day. With the right information, learning how to make a unique designer purse is a breeze!

Candle Waste Verses Candle Use by Recycling

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:07:47 -0500

Depending on the type of candle you've chosen for your home decor, you may find yourself disposing of glass jars and leftover wax more often than you'd prefer. This nuisance can be avoided through the use of oil candles wherein you simply replace the oil as needed, but many prefer the use of soy and paraffin candles instead. Before you throw out your old wax candles, check out a few of these upcycling ideas!

Custom Embroidery: Yesterday And Today

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:16:24 -0500

The art of custom embroidery has undergone many changes in its long history. Read more about it here.

How to Make Russian Nesting Dolls

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 09:58:36 -0500

This is a short article that highlights a few basic tips and tricks on how to paint your own nesting dolls. We discuss the painting styles, paint types and various other important tips that will lead you to success when you paint your own nesting dolls.

Soy Vs Paraffin Wax

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:42:54 -0500

It's often noted that Ancient Egyptians were the first to use candles by soaking the pithy core of reeds and animal fats to construct rudimentary torches and rush lights. While these lacked a wick and, thus, were not considered true candles, man has been using what we would consider a wicked candle for at least the last 5,000 years. Since then, the composition of candles has evolved to what we would consider traditional materials such as scented paraffin wax and soy wax with a wick burner in the center. While paraffin and soy wax candles may seem interchangeable, the fact of the matter is that soy candles hold a host of benefits over their paraffin counterparts, ushering in a great debate for those who have traditionally adorned their homes with paraffin candles.

3 Tips For Getting Started With Model Trains

Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:45:07 -0500

Model trains can be an ideal hobby to help you relax at the end of the day or bond with your children. Given the variety of model options, though, it often helps to have a few tips to help you get started.