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Published: Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:28:12 -0500


The Best Rubber Stamping Projects

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:22:14 -0600

I am excited to present ways to add your personal touch to your projects with rubber stamps. Rubber stamps make it easy to enhance all of your gifts, cards, envelopes, tags and more.

Let's Talk Metal Detector Accessories

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 09:02:27 -0600

Metal detecting can be a great way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with history, and even get some much needed solitude. But, like any other activity, having the right equipment can make all the difference between tolerance and true enjoyment. Here, I go over some of the accessories you can get for your metal detector to increase the fun and productivity of the hobby.

Buying an Affordable Sewing Machine for Crafting

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 07:17:05 -0600

If you are new to the craft of sewing and want to purchase a sewing machine here is a little help in getting started. Research is worthwhile because it will familiarize you with lots of new terms in the world of sewing and thereby shorten the learning curve.

What's the Best Metal Detector?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 15:32:20 -0600

Metal detectors, like just about any consumer item, comes in a huge variety of sizes, capabilities, colors, and especially... price. But, which is the best? One thing is for sure. High cost does not necessarily translate into high performance. It depends more on you and what you're going for.

Treasure Hunting - Where to Begin

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 08:39:36 -0600

Treasure hunting is fun... plain and simple. It's fun if it's a hobby. It's fun if it's a recreation. It's fun if it's a vocation. But, a lot of people just don't know how to get started. Whether you're wanting to get into Treasure Hunting for yourself or as a family activity, starting is not as difficult as you might think.

7 Tips to Boost Sales at Craft Shows

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:36:20 -0600

Have you ever thought about selling your handmade crafts at local craft fairs? It's a great way to make money sharing the craft creations you love to create. But when you invest money in a booth it's important to make the most of your time and effort at the show.

Spread Your Love With Handmade Valentine Cards and Crochet Decorations

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:11:23 -0600

What's better than to receive a loving card on Valentine's Day, handmade by a loved one? Homemade cards and crochet decorations are personal and unique, and they are definitely not mass-produced. Often it can be hard to come up with a great idea, but there are many ways to find inspiration that will help you get started.

Stained Glass - Project Ideas

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:32:48 -0600

The art and craft of stained glass has been with us for over a thousand years. Mediums include working with glass, plastic, and paper. There are kits or we can be creative and design and paint our personal preferences. This art and craft hobby can be done by men, women, and children of all ages.

5 Reasons to Have Handspun Yarn in Your Stash

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 10:28:32 -0600

A quick introduction into the world of handspun yarn and why you should try it. This article discusses five reasons why handspun yarn should be a part of your stash!

What to Expect From a 3D Pen

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 14:56:04 -0600

A 3D pen is much like an ordinary pen, but a lot bulkier and uses plastic instead of ink or lead. The 3D pen is built with special heating technology that creates enough heat to turn the plastic into a liquid material.

Where to Find the Best Wool Shops

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:34:49 -0600

These days there are many things to take up your leisure time and so people do not learn to knit like they used to. However, there are still many diehard fans of knitting, but these craftspeople cannot always find the supplies that they need. Some major retailers do carry generic wool but if you want something a little different - and what knitter doesn't - then you need to go to a specialist wool shop.

Budget Allowance For Hobbies

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 08:34:07 -0600

Should you budget for a hobby? Your income level and your heart's pursuit have much to do with your choice of hobbies or interests. Learn which hobbies are best for your level of income.

Halloween Masks and Costumes

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:12:03 -0500

Boo! Scary creatures and monsters designed to cast out evil spirits have people wearing spooky masks and costumes. The costumes and accessories may be bought, rented, or hand crafted. Halloween night may be celebrated at public functions, private parties, block parties, and in some neighborhoods going door to door announcing "Trick or Treat."

Nature-Related Crafts for Kids

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 09:17:09 -0500

Are you looking for some nature-inspired activities to do with your kids? Do you want something different than common indoor activities and outdoor playing?

20 Rubber Band Hacks to Simplify Your Life

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 07:36:49 -0500

Bet you didn't know that rubber bands had so many unexpected uses. Here are 20 rubber band hacks that can help you solve everyday problems.

Health Benefits Of A Hobby

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:35:11 -0500

Enjoy is the keyword for the number one reason people embrace a hobby. Enjoyment brings happiness, contentment, success, and feelings of pride and achievement. In return the body responds with mental and physical good health. A person feels like they are having a good day and it feels great to be alive.

How to Make a DIY Rustic Wooden Sign

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:12:41 -0500

All of our rustic wood pallet signs are made in our shop but we wanted to share how we build our signs in case you wanted to build them yourself. Anyone with the right tools, materials, and patience can do what we do in our shop every day to make your very own DIY rustic wood pallet sign. This post is a step by step guide on how to build your own rustic wood sign.

Beaded Flowers - When Things Go Wrong

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:48:40 -0500

What could possibly go wrong when you're making bead flowers? Here are some of my real-life scenarios, and how I dealt with them.

The Concept of Escape Rooms

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:46:31 -0500

Escape rooms are rising in their popularity. Basically, they are a physical adventure game where players are required to solve different puzzles by making use of hints, clues as well as strategy so as to be able to complete set out objectives. Usually, the player has a time limit set in which he needs to have unveiled the ploy hidden within the rooms.

12 Mind Blowing Craft Ideas With Tissue Paper That You Can Do at Home

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:53:05 -0500

Tissue paper is one of the most favourable items which can be used as gift wrapping, wiping and so on. Though many usages are promoted about tissue paper, it is an underrated item to make various craft projects for kids.

Cherished Change Quilts

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:19:58 -0500

Quilting inspires legacy. Throughout generations this art has undergone many changes, but all create lasting beauty. By hand, quilting began.

All About Sewing Machines - Research and Review

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:22:42 -0500

Sewing Machine - A machine that uses thread to stitch fabric and other materials together is called a sewing machine. The main purpose behind the invention of sewing machines was to decrease the amount of manual sewing work performed by workers of several companies. The credit to the invention of the first working sewing machine goes The English Inventor and Cabinet Maker, Thomas Saint in the year 1970.

Starfish and Seahorse Resin Crafts

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:44:47 -0500

Are you a sea animal lover? Do you know how best to incorporate this into artistic decorations in your home? There are various sculpturing that is done to create different models such as seahorse and starfish models. The resin is one of those materials used to make the models. Read on to know more about these great arts and how you can use them as ornaments.

Here's Why Everyone Should Have a Hobby

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 19:59:15 -0500

What if you could do something right now that would benefit your well-being overall, and allow you to tap into the best part of yourself, which also means discovering the best of who you are? You might be using this strategy now without considering the benefits of it or how it helps you manage stress. What I am referring to is being involved in a hobby or form of pastime activity, doing something that could involve more than working on a crafts type of project. A hobby is a project or activity that allows you to change your thought process while being involved in a productive or creative process.

Rajasthan Art & Craft

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:53:39 -0500

Rajasthan (literally, 'Lands of kings') is India's largest state by area. It is among the richest states in the country as far as the field of art and craft is considered.

Quilt Making - A Hot New Pastime

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:16:00 -0500

A pastime revived in recent years is that of quilting, meaning making your own quilt. Who would have guessed that with all the ready-made quilts available today that people everywhere are gravitating to making their own? Here is an overview of what goes on in that process.

3D Puzzles - It's A Bigger Challenge Than Jigsaw Puzzles

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 07:09:58 -0500

Jigsaw puzzles are fun, interesting, relaxing, and adventuresome as we assemble the pieces to create a whole picture. Puzzles are available for children and adults. Puzzles are used for hobby interests or professional careers.

Try These 5 Crafts With Your Grandkids on Mother's Day

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:42:40 -0500

Seniors who love their grandkids can spend holidays like Mother's Day together. You can make the holiday extra special for your loved one by taking him or her to their grandkids. Seniors can craft some loving gifts with their grandkids on Mother's Day. Here are a few ideas for simple crafts that your loved one can make with their grandkids.

Model Building a House - A Challenging Hobby

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 07:01:38 -0500

Design and build a structure which represents the home you may have been born in, or a home located in your favorite city, town, country setting, or a beachside cottage. Or build a fantasy, futuristic, or dream home. Model building can be a hobby or a professional endeavor.

3-D Centers for Beaded Flowers

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:23:00 -0500

A beehive center is another variation on the French "Basic" technique. Use it when you want a center that is round but needs some height and dimension to it. Be sure you're confident with the Basic technique, because this variation requires dexterity and a good "eye." Also, note that for this type of center you will make an even number of rows, stopping at the top of the piece instead of the bottom as you usually do.

Beaded Flowers - Use the Reverse Wrap Technique to Hide Wrap Wires

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:27:07 -0500

The reverse wrap technique is a variation on the basic technique that you would use if the tops of your petals will be rolled back or curled under, and the backs of your petals will be very visible. It's a way to hide the metal wraps at the bottom of the petal.

Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:38:17 -0500

The intricately designed silver utensils and cutlery symbolize aristocracy. Meanwhile, the stainless steel products are known for their versatility and durability. It was not possible for the Indian homeowners to avail these housewares under one roof, until the handicrafts gift fair of India bought forth an effective solution to this problem.

Beaded Flower Wreaths - Plan Them Out Carefully

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:49:44 -0500

Planning out your bead flower wreath is the first and most essential step to assembling it and enjoying it for years to come. Why? Because, with living flowers, if you run short of a certain kind of flower, you can simply reach for more or go buy some at the florist. With bead flowers, you have to make them first, which takes a lot more time.

French Flowers From Victorian Instructions - Beaded Flower Patterns Can Be Adapted

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 08:44:11 -0500

French and other beaded flower making techniques use different terms, and this can be confusing. In the Russian, English or Victorian technique, the wire goes side-to-side and not in concentric spirals as it does in the French basic technique. Here's how to convert some of these terms for French-style flowers.

So You Thought You Could Upcycle

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:21:59 -0500

So, you thought you could upcycle. When I first saw Money for Nothing on the telly, I couldn't believe it.

Beaded Flowers - How'd They Do That? I'll Take Them Apart and See

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:10:17 -0500

One of the "founding mothers" of French bead flowers in America, Virginia Nathanson, saw some potted bead flower arrangements in the gift shop of Bonwit Teller in Manhattan several decades ago. She wondered how they were made.

Split Basic Techniques in Bead Flower Making

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:56:30 -0500

Use split basic techniques to make two or three petals or leaves on one wire, or to make petals with a split at the outer end, such as Dogwood. Use this technique with the Basic Row technique.

Beaded Flowers - The Easy Way to Load Beads

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:28:19 -0500

In making bead flowers, you're going to be using hundreds or thousands of beads per flower. Loading techniques you might use for jewelry or loom projects will be very slow and may leave your eyes and back stressed. You need a method of loading many beads onto the needle or wire quickly and with minimum physical strain. There are two very efficient ways to do this.

Making Beaded Flowers - Pitfalls to Avoid

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:40:25 -0500

You want your beautiful bead flowers to last for generations, and stay as beautiful as the day you made them. Arm yourself with the right information first. There are a few things to be careful about both before you start making your flowers and after you're finished.

3 Major Types of Servo Motors

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:26:10 -0500

Servo motors are very energy-efficient, relatively small in size, and utilized in many applications. The small and powerful performance of the servo motors means they are a popular choice in radio-controlled helicopters, robots and cars.

5 Factors Worth Consideration While Choosing Your Ideal First Model Trains

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:09:01 -0500

There are several things to consider before starting your first model trains. This article will give you 5 factors to consider before choosing your first model train model.

The Definitive Guide to Revamping Old Clothes

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:43:52 -0500

Most clothes reach a stage in the wearing cycle when they're not trendy enough to be appreciated, but they're not old enough to be thrown away either. At this stage, they are pushed at the back of the closet and never looked at again for years.

The Therapeutic Benefits of Knitting

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:58:45 -0500

It has now been officially established that Knitting is Good for You! It can help relieve mental stress and anxiety as well as relax you and even help to ease physical pain- find out more about the wonderful benefits of this age old craft.

Collecting Dolls - Hobby

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:51:12 -0500

Are you interested in collecting dolls as a financial investment? You may be disappointed to learn that not all are money makers. If investment is your motivation in this hobby do much studying and research. Knowledge will be essential as there are no guarantees for financial rewards. It is best to collect for the love of dolls.

Reinforcing Completed or Vintage Bead Flowers

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:28:57 -0500

Bead flowers should hold their original shape, whether that shape is vertical, curved, standing out horizontally, or draped artfully downward. Make sure that your bead flower treasures retain their shape for the future by using stem stiffening and reinforcement techniques. You can easily "retro-fit" a finished or vintage piece.

Bead Flower Stem Stiffening Techniques

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 08:20:05 -0500

When you're planning a new bead flower, consider how large the flower or its leaves will be. If the pieces are going to quite large, or you will be using a narrower gauge of wire than usual, you should consider stem stiffening techniques. Using one or more of these techniques will ensure that your flower will stand the test of time, and not wilt (the wires becoming too weak to hold the flower up). An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure.

Different Types of Interfacing Methods

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 13:10:18 -0500

Whether you intend to make clothes or bags, there is often a need to use one of the interfacing methods to complete the project. The best way to know the preferred interfacing is to check the pattern instructions.

Bead Flower Loop Techniques Explained

Tue, 06 Jun 2017 08:07:53 -0500

Loop techniques are simple to make. They create smaller flowers that are whimsical and add a delicate feeling to your pieces. Many flowers use a center of a bunch of continuous single loops. Also, you can combine many units of looped pieces to make larger florets. You can add a border of continuous single loops of the same or very varied pinched loops to add a ruffled effect to a petal or leaf.

Stunning Ways to Wrap Presents With Ribbon

Thu, 18 May 2017 08:43:25 -0500

Celebrations happen throughout the year, the most popular and common celebrations are birthdays. When you find a great gift for a loved one, friend or family member, you want to present it in the best possible way and that is what gift wrapping is for.

Upcycling Tips - Things You Need to Get Started

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:27:25 -0500

First things first The tools and materials you would need will be dependant on the type of project you are undertaking. But before you start any project, you need to make sure that you have the correct Personal Protection Equipment for your upcycling project. Health and safety.

How To Balance Your Sewing Machine Tensions

Fri, 12 May 2017 11:55:50 -0500

Sewing Machine Tensions can be balanced by yourself, but you need to understand the number one mistake most sewers make. When attempting to do this there is one simple thing to remember.

Bead Flower Baby's Breath and Greenery

Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:25 -0500

Your flowers must be the focus of your bead flower pieces, but give due consideration to the background pieces like leaves, ferns and baby's breath. The presence, absence, quantity and colors of these pieces can completely change the emotional impact of your bead piece.

Bead Flowers - Shading and Tipping To Vary Color

Thu, 04 May 2017 08:53:46 -0500

Many living flowers and their petals are not made up of a single, solid color. Some petals have two or more internal colors. You can create these same effects these effects in bead flowers.

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.