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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.
Starting A Coin
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.
Getting Rid of Messes
and Mistakes in Your Scrapbooks
No matter how careful you are, you will undoubtedly find a
mistake, mark, or mess on your finished scrapbook page.
This is just part of the process of making a scrapbook.
A Playtime Project: The
A friend recently suggested a use for my daughter's first
wardrobe, which I've dutifully saved in the back of the
closet, and lugged on two long distance relocations. Turns
out she's done the same thing with her daughter's first
clothes, and we've decided to make memory quilts.
How To Make a
MATERIALS: A Large Round or Oval Balloon, Newspaper, torn into
1 inch by 6-8" inch strips. White computer paper or paper
towels, torn into strips. Flour and water mixture for paper
Mache paste. Salt, Vegetable oil, Paint, Tissue paper, Crepe
paper, String or yarn for hanging. INSTRUCTIONS: Prepare
your work surface with a layer of newspaper you can
discard, or an old plastic tablecloth you can wipe clean of
goop and glops which are part of this messy project! Tear
several pages of newspaper into strips, approximately 1
inch wide by 6-8 inches long. Don't try to be neat and cut
them with scissors; the torn edges will adhere more closely
and give a smoother overall surface to the finished pinata.
The Collectors' Guide to Making a Profit
Millions of people have made a hobby of collecting items of
one sort or another, but some take it to a higher level.
These collectors view their collections as more than just
an accumulation of trinkets that they happen to enjoy; to
them, it's a business, and they're not in it to lose money.
I Didn't Know These Are
Slowly Destroying My Scrapbooks!
Once you spend your precious time and energy creating a
scrapbook, make sure it lasts! There are a few simple
things you can easily do to ensure that your scrapbooks
look just as good as the day you finished them, for years
to come. The first thing to avoid is paper that is not
Genealogy - Why You
Should Get Involved in Your Family History
A few years ago I read a statistic that said that genealogy
was the second largest hobby in the United States - second
only to gardening. It was no surprise to me as I have been
finding and documenting my family tree for almost 30 years.
Sewing - A Wonderful
To think that in the beginning the only sewing patterns
used were to measure from ankle to dirt and chop off the
animal skin so that it would not drag on the ground. Now
you can get sewing patterns for everything from a simple
square sewn together to create a throw pillow to an
elaborate wedding dress.
How to Use Textured
Paper and Book Jacket Backgrounds to Give Your Scrapbook
Textured paper can add extra dimension to your scrapbooking
page. Textured paper can be used to highlight focus items
on your scrapbook page.
Rubber Stamps and
Scrapbooking - Keep Kids Busy with Crafts This
They're out of school and back to torment the neighborhood
this summer. You remember the days.
A Few Tips About Comic
We store comics to keep them valuable. Air pollution, ultra
violet light, dirt and oil from fingers as well as rough
handling all contribute to the deterioration of a comic.
Testing for Machine Embroidery
We have found a "new" way to see how well the stabilizers
and methods you are using are working with so that your
designs look GREAT without any off outlines, puckering,
cupping or warping. This is a TEST - Only a Test - but if
You and your stabilizers pass - You will have great looking
What is a Battle Ready
You'd think that the term "battle ready sword" would be
pretty much self explanatory wouldn't you? Unfortunately,
many of the swords being described as "battle ready" are
anything but. And to quote Adrian Ko from Sword Forum
International, "a lot of these swords I wouldn't want to
take into battle even if they were strapped to a M-16.
Quality of Machine Embroidery Designs
Many new to embroidery have experienced numerous problems
because of the inferior quality of free embroidery design
files that they downloaded over the internet. One of the
biggest mistakes that many new seamstresses make is using free
designs patterns that have problems built in.
Craft Crocheting from Your
Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master
the basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating
masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family
A Brief History of
Japanese Daruma Dolls
Daruma dolls are representations of the historical Indian
priest Bodhidharma, a sage who traveled throughout Japan
and China in the 5th or 6th century AD. Bodhidharma is
credited with establishing Chan Buddhism in China and Zen
Buddhism in Japan.
Introduction to Hobby
Metal Casting for the Practical Home Mechanic -
Your enjoyment will start right from the moment you start
to build the simple equipment required. It is possible to
create amazing things in metal with a home foundry.
Easy Steps to
Scrapbooking with Young Kids
Kids grow up so fast and if you don't try to capture some
of these wonderful memories through some means, they'll all
slip through the fingers just in a snap. And scrapbooking
is a fabulous way to preserving those memories, by
combining the photos and journaling of your kids.
Choosing The Correct
Comic Book Storage Box
Most Comic Book Storage Boxes are super strong and come
with sturdy well-fitting lids and handle holes that can be
left in the closed position for storing or pushed open for
carrying. They are properly sized to hold a comic in a bag
with a backing board.