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Gourd Enthusiasm Growing Around the World


Gourds played an essential role in the daily life of early cultures. Commonly used as containers and vessels, they were also used for musical instruments.

Plastic, Zinc, Brass, Embossing and Marking Stencils


Marking StencilsStencil is a cut-out form for an alphabets, numbers, symbols and illustrations. Embossing and Marking Stencils provide quality of work and save plenty of time.

Discover the Truth about Comic Book Collection; Nerdy Geeks or Shrewd Investors?


It is unbelievable when one says, yeah, I collect comicbooks, what the general public response might be? Oh no, aslightly off the wall geek. Here is someone who has losttouch with reality.

Diet and Fitness - Help from Your Hobbies


Everybody battles with their weight from time to time. It's either too much junk food or not enough exercise.

Making Beaded Jewelry Is Easy to Do


Making beaded jewelry is an inexpensive and fun hobby that nearly anyone can do. The materials needed are readily accessible and cost very little money.

Making Hemp Jewelry Is Fun and Easy


Making our ideas come to life and creating them with our own hands is a great source of satisfaction for many of us. Handicrafts such as making hemp jewelry have been and continue to be very popular among both hobbyists and would-be entrepreneurs alike.

Scrapbooking Ideas for Kids


Many times at auctions, or estate sales, a box of books will turn up a real treasure, like a scrapbook that was kept by someone in their youth and sometimes through their adulthood. The book could be 50 or 60 years old, and a source of great fun to look at the pictures, news clippings, and personal mementoes.

Remember When You Were Taught How To Make Things From Metal With Your Bare Hands?


How would you like the chance to use the skills you learnt decades ago..

Rubber Stamps : 10 Great Tips For Making Multiple Cards


You know the feeling. The kids have tons of demands, vacation is just around the corner, that big project at work is eating all of your free time.

A Look At Cigar Humidors


Cigar humidors are storage units designed to hold, preserve and display a collection of cigars. They come in varying shapes and sizes, and can typically be custom made to suit the tastes of the owner.

Family Album In The Digital Age


Back then it was simple - you take the picture, you print it and put it in your family album. But now you have a digital camera.

Why Do I (You) Collect?


I just got back from the vet with my cat "Spud". He gave us quite a scare, we went away for a couple of day's vacation and on our return we found him very listless.

Sewing A Button On By Hand


I have so many people come into my shop saying something like - I can't even sew on a button. How sad it is that a whole generation has lost out on learning how to do just the basic skills of sewing.

From Clutter To Treasure: Re-use and Not Reject!


Make use of clutter to decorate your home! Sounds strange? Believe me its possible! While moving into my new house, I had to get rid of a lot of old pots, torn clothes, cracked dishes and chipped china. At my wit's end trying to figure a way out of the mess, it struck me that I could actually use a lot of these to make decorative accents for my new home.

How To Create A Collage Journal


Creating a collage journal is a unique and fun way to personalize and enrich your journal. Making a collage journal is something that everyone can enjoy.

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05/16/2018 02:21 PM
How Much Are My Autographs Worth?
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3 Proven Ways To Display Your Lego Minifigures
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04/29/2018 06:30 PM
From Flax to String
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04/29/2018 06:29 PM
Crafting With String
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04/27/2018 08:22 AM
The Growing Model Car Industry
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How To Create Lego Displays That Get Noticed
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04/19/2018 11:03 AM
Treasure Hunting & Hobby Symbiosis
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03/09/2018 10:22 AM
The Best Rubber Stamping Projects
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.
03/07/2018 10:02 AM
Let's Talk Metal Detector Accessories
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.
03/07/2018 08:17 AM
Buying an Affordable Sewing Machine for Crafting
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.
03/02/2018 04:32 PM
What's the Best Metal Detector?
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.
03/02/2018 09:39 AM
Treasure Hunting - Where to Begin
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.
02/16/2018 03:36 PM
7 Tips to Boost Sales at Craft Shows
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.
02/06/2018 11:11 AM
Spread Your Love With Handmade Valentine Cards and Crochet Decorations
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.
01/18/2018 04:32 PM
Stained Glass - Project Ideas
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12/26/2017 11:28 AM
5 Reasons to Have Handspun Yarn in Your Stash
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!
12/18/2017 03:56 PM
What to Expect From a 3D Pen
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11/27/2017 03:34 PM
Where to Find the Best Wool Shops
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.
11/24/2017 09:34 AM
Budget Allowance For Hobbies
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10/16/2017 08:12 AM
Halloween Masks and Costumes
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."
10/13/2017 10:17 AM
Nature-Related Crafts for Kids
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10/11/2017 08:36 AM
20 Rubber Band Hacks to Simplify Your Life
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10/06/2017 12:12 PM
How to Make a DIY Rustic Wooden Sign
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10/04/2017 09:48 AM
Beaded Flowers - When Things Go Wrong
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09/28/2017 10:46 PM
The Concept of Escape Rooms
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09/27/2017 11:53 AM
12 Mind Blowing Craft Ideas With Tissue Paper That You Can Do at Home
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.
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Cherished Change Quilts
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All About Sewing Machines - Research and Review
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Starfish and Seahorse Resin Crafts
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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.
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Rajasthan Art & Craft
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3D Puzzles - It's A Bigger Challenge Than Jigsaw Puzzles
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Try These 5 Crafts With Your Grandkids on Mother's Day
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.
08/29/2017 08:01 AM
Model Building a House - A Challenging Hobby
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08/23/2017 10:23 AM
3-D Centers for Beaded Flowers
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.
08/16/2017 09:27 AM
Beaded Flowers - Use the Reverse Wrap Technique to Hide Wrap Wires
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.
08/15/2017 09:38 AM
Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Fair
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.
08/09/2017 08:49 AM
Beaded Flower Wreaths - Plan Them Out Carefully
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.
08/02/2017 09:44 AM
French Flowers From Victorian Instructions - Beaded Flower Patterns Can Be Adapted
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.
07/26/2017 03:21 PM
So You Thought You Could Upcycle
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07/26/2017 09:10 AM
Beaded Flowers - How'd They Do That? I'll Take Them Apart and See
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.
07/26/2017 08:56 AM
Split Basic Techniques in Bead Flower Making
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.
07/19/2017 09:28 AM
Beaded Flowers - The Easy Way to Load Beads
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.
07/12/2017 09:40 AM
Making Beaded Flowers - Pitfalls to Avoid
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.
07/07/2017 05:26 PM
3 Major Types of Servo Motors
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.
07/06/2017 11:09 AM
5 Factors Worth Consideration While Choosing Your Ideal First Model Trains
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.
06/30/2017 10:43 AM
The Definitive Guide to Revamping Old Clothes
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.


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