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Crafts & Hobbies Information

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 comic books, what the general public response might be? Oh no, a slightly off the wall geek. Here is someone who has lost touch 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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Book Review: 'Hugge Knits' by Nicki Trench
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What happens when you reach SABLE
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Ride the train to Woods Edge Farm
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Can't go to Rhinebeck
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Book review: 'AlterKnit stitch dictionary' by Andrea Rangel
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