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Custom Knitted Teddy Bears Are All The Rage!

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 01:00:27 +0000

Forget toy stores and claw machines! Get a teddy bear with a little more heart built into it! Hand-knitted teddy bears are becoming increasingly popular, with many of these adorable crafts adding cuteness to children’s rooms everywhere!

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2014 Resolutions for Crafters

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 20:25:11 +0000

The year is coming to an end and 2014 is quickly approaching.  Even with so much to look forward to and do, many have already begun thinking about their New Year’s resolutions.  Thanks to sites like Pinterest, crafters and do-it-yourselfers can take crafting to a whole new level. With the help of the Internet and …

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Most Expensive Paintings

Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:11:20 +0000

The greatest paintings of all time used to be held in museums and shared with the general public.  In the past thirty years, more and more paintings have changed hands via auctions and private sales for figures that would astound the original artist.  In fact, the five most expensive sales total nearly a billion dollars …

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Sports in Art

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:46:07 +0000

The release of “Rush,” the latest movie to showcase race car drivers and auto racing, the connection between sports and art is back in the public imagination. Almost from the beginning of moving pictures, film and video and now digital recording have been used to document and broadcast actual sporting events.  However, there are dozens …

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The Appeal of the Sports Car

Mon, 12 Aug 2013 16:39:30 +0000

Even though the news is full of stories of economic hardship, there remains a pre-occupation with the finer things in life. Even those who might never afford these luxury items spend an inordinate amount of time watching television programs and reading magazines about five-star restaurants, multi-million dollar mansions, fabulous luxury vacations, and the ever-popular sports …

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Your New Crafting Business

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 04:40:39 +0000

You’ve started a new crafting business and are wondering what comes next. Start with a review of what you’ve already done.  If you’ve missed any of these steps, you should go back and make sure you have everything in place before moving forward. Picked a product that is marketable, has a consistent demand, and is …

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Your Hobby Car’s Optimal Performance

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:11:27 +0000

When I checked my repair manual for manufacturers recommendations I found that it was just fine to wait for the my oil gauge to register that it was time to add new oil.  However, I always wondered if I should fill it regularly to keep at the maximum level.  Since my college days a Mustang …

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Life is a Gamble Why Not Play

Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 +0000

So, you’ve always enjoyed playing poker and other card games with your family and friends, and in fact may have contributed to your allowance throughout your college years through your weekly card game. And now, you’re sitting behind your television or computer screen, somewhere in your mid thirties and are wondering what happened to your …

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Following your True Calling in Photography

Sun, 12 May 2013 18:11:34 +0000

Following your true calling in photography is not as simple as changing careers. Unlike retraining to become a computer technician, for instance, photography is an art, one that you need to go after with all of your creative spirit. If you think you have it in you to become a photographer, go after it and …

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Making Money, Making Scrapbooks and Making Smiles

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000

Arts and crafts have long been a favored hobby for many people. There are various genres, mediums and surrounding themes, though for most people who participate regularly in these and similar activities, they are also considered to be rather therapeutic. There is something to be said for all sorts of creative expression, painting, writing, playing …

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iPad Video Converter Transfers Everything

Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:10:00 +0000

It can be a little challenging to incorporate new technology every year. It seems that every year one has to find a new way to get all their electronic gadgets to work together. It is a rather time consuming task to get all of one’s audios, videos and photos loaded into the computer and transferred …

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DIY Alternative Energy on the Rise

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:10:00 +0000

Now that hybrid cars have gone from fad to yesterday’s news, everyone wonders what the next big “green” thing will be? Will it be the new completely electric car? Or the installation of wind generators by businesses? Is it companies taking zero waste pledges? Or is it the rise in green collar jobs? Maybe there …

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Throwing a Themed Birthday Party – Great Birthday Ideas

Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:51:42 +0000

A themed party is a great way for parents to put on a birthday bash for their child that is fun and full of personal touches. Coming up with great birthday ideas can be a little frustrating, especially if parents want to create a party that is unique and avoid things like commercial decorations, pricey …

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Unique Hobby: Restoring Classic Cars

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:51:39 +0000

Drivers all around the world indulge in the challenging process of restoring classic cars. Classic car enthusiasts are a distinct breed of drivers that love the challenge of converting a broken-down heap of junk to a purring mechanical masterpiece. What Drives the Passion? Most people can identify with the satisfaction of creating something from nothing, …

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Craft Businesses Need Software

Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:31:42 +0000

The rapid changes within technology mean that craft businesses also need updated software that can cater to the needs and demands of their business. Traditional Craftsmen versus Modern Craftsmen Traditional craftsmen usually relied on local trade as a means to communicate with their customers and suppliers. However, globalization and large scale craftsmen businesses means that …

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Crafting for the Holidays

Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:13:26 +0000

When the holiday season rolls around, so does the perfect time for crafting. Given that there will be many decorations to put up and lots of presents to give, this time of year is where crafters shine the most. Buying decorations from retail stores can get rather expensive, so it’s much more frugal to simply …

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Financing a Craft Store

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 04:39:23 +0000

Do you have a passion for crafts?  Many people do – and it’s a wonderful hobby to have.  However there are a few of us that take it a step further – and make it our life’s work.  Nothing will stop us until we make our passion a reality – and open our own craft …

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The Rules of the Art Model

Sat, 24 Dec 2011 04:00:00 +0000

There are those for whom art is a calling, a particular life path that makes it more than a hobby. For most painters, or most people learning the craft of it in a painting class, it’s a hobby that could one day turn into a calling. It’s better to investigate first, however, and take as …

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The Art of Crochet

Wed, 25 May 2011 14:33:36 +0000

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Everyday Uses for Maps

Tue, 03 May 2011 00:00:00 +0000

Road maps are essential for navigating on long car trips and world maps can be used to teach about other countries and to get a sense of the geography of the planet. There are actually other ways to use maps that have little to do with their original purpose. Many involve some crafting skills and …

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