Crafts & Hobbies Information

Crafts & Hobbies Information

How to Use Feathers and Dried Flowers to Give Your Scrapbooks an Artistic Feel


Feathers make exotic and interesting embellishments and borders. Feathers add an air of softness.

Identifying US Coins with Bullish Futures


Okay, let's get something straight? I do not advocate the purchase of United States coins strictly for investment purposes. Like most traditional collectors, I believe coins are to be primarily appreciated for their artistic beauty, historical connections, and the joy of pursuing them.

Why Chainmaille Jewelry Craft


Jewelry is very prevalent, but jewelry that directly compliments your personal style or makes your statement for you perfectly is not prevalent. Find out some ways this is so with chainmaille jewelry.

Roasting Your Own Coffee - A Hobby You Can Love


There is nothing like a cup of coffee that has been freshly roasted, ground and brewed to perfection. There are a growing number of enthusiasts who are roasting their own coffee beans and enjoying the benefits of truly fresh coffee at about one-third of the price of beans from your local coffee shop.

How to Make a Childs Handprint on a Ceramic Tile


This is a fun craft to do with a group of moms and their kids, one child per adult works the best. Each mom will need:---One soft brush, any size but 1/2" works the best---One jar of "One-Stroke Ceramic underglaze", either Duncan E-Z Stroke or Gare One-Stroke.

How to Make Your Own Soap Favors for Weddings and Baby Showers


Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors:1. There are literally hundreds of different ingredients that can be used for soap making.

How to Value Your Jewelry at Home or Work


Many thanks for taking the time to read this compact jewelry article entitled 'How to Value your Jewelry at Home or Work'. You are about to discover the intricacies and formulas that highly qualified Gemologists and Valuers are using, right now, to evaluate and appraise gold, silver and platinum jewelry.

Making a Chunk Candle


Making chunk candles is an and fun activity for all ages. A unique technique using wax chunks of different colors gives the finished candle a beautiful texture and look.

Cupcake Candles


With candle making, there are hardly any limits. You can replicate lots of things with your creativity.

Starting A Coin Collection


The best place to start collecting would be with pennies, we will focus on the Lincoln Cent for the years 1909 through 1958, which are the Wheat Cents. There are still a number of "wheat cents" showing up in circulation, so it is possible to start a coin collection without spending a great deal of money.

How to Make Your Own Refrigerator Magnets


There are several types of refrigerator magnets that you can make with a little effort and the right materials. Below are some ideas for making magnets for gifts or just for fun.

A Scrapbook Page To Celebrate Your Childs First Haircut


Here's a great idea for making a special 'first haircut' scrapbook page. Between the ages of about 12 and 18 months, a baby boy or girl may go for their first hair cut.

Idle Hands Beget The Devils Work


As a southern girl, sewing was a rite of passage. You never questioned if you should learn, it was a matter of when.

Getting Started With Radio Control Cars


Take note that you need to decide whether you want a radio control nitro or gas car or perhaps one that has an electric engine. You could purchase either one which is ready to run (rtr) or a kit.

Scrapbook Photographs -- How A Picture Can Be Worth A Thousand Words


For many people, photos are at the heart of their scrapbooks -- and for a very good reason. We all treasure photgraphs of friends and loved ones, and many of us carry some with us wherever we go in a wallet or locket or keep photos on our desk at work.

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Olympics Snowboarding Coach Battles Nerves With Knitting
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Hobby Lobby opens store in Market Center at Aliana
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Look Ma, a breakthrough!!
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Sorry, Mom
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The Marketplace at Vogue Knitting Live
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Every year, thousands of knitters com to Vogue Knitting Live in New York. They come from the New York metropolitan area, of course, but they also come from other places. I met fellow knitters from Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, and ...



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Building a community of knitters and crocheters
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The fashion show backdrop at Vogue Knitting Live 2018 in New York was a knitted version of a Monet painting of Givency. Pamela MacKenzie. Willow & Lark tote. Willow & Lark, LoveKnitting's own brand of yarn, is meant to reflect LoveKnitting's British ...



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Book Review: 'Hugge Knits' by Nicki Trench
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Another hat for charity
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I keep ripping stuff out
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I haven't blogged much because I've got three items on the needles that I'm discouraged about. As I suspected, Mom's Noro sweater is coming out too wide, at least in the upper back that covers the shoulder blades. I'm going to have to rip down to the ...



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I've made some decisions about my charity knitting
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