Crafts & Hobbies Information
Gourds pLaid an essential role in the daily life of early
cultures. Commonly used as containers and vessels, they were also
used for musical instruments.
Marking Stencils: Stencil 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.
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.
Everybody battles with their weight from time to time. It's
either too much junk food or not enough exercise.
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 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
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.
How would you like the chance to use the skills you learnt
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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Big turnout at Hobby Lobby hiring eventCadillac NewsDebbie Walker, a Cadillac resident who applied Wednesday, said even if she doesn't get a job, she's excited to shop at Hobby Lobby. Walker has taken floral design classes, does other crafts, and has worked as a cashier before, she said. The store is ...
Hobbies can make you money in retirementScranton Times-TribuneEven if you don't make a lot of money, you can file a tax deduction for your hobby to help offset costs. A lot of online craftspeople make shirts, posters and knickknacks for trendy TV shows like “Game of Thrones” and “Doctor Who.” These shows have ...and more »
Cash in on hobbies in retirementGoErie.comContinuing to work in retirement isn't uncommon. A 2017 report conducted by the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies found that 53 percent of U.S. workers expect to retire after age 65 or don't plan to retire, while 56 percent intend to take on ...
On trend with Mary Jane MucklestoneMyCentralJersey.comSince her books, “150 Scandinavian Motifs” and “200 Fair Isle Motifs” came out a few years ago (Published by Interweave), Mary Jane Mucklestone has been recognized as one of the great experts on stranded knitting -- sometimes referred to as Fair Isle ...
Greetings from Vogue Knitting Live, NYC 2018MyCentralJersey.comEvery garment is a unique combination of shape and yarn, guided by the standard sizes provided by the Craft Council. Sizing between increments is generally half-an-inch for the smaller sizes and yarns that are worsted weight or lighter. Heavier yarns ...
University of Rochester (press release) (blog)
A stitcher's storyUniversity of Rochester (press release) (blog)And because January's chill had set in, a hobby he could enjoy indoors was ideal. “I wanted something to replace the crazy work life I'd been leading with something more calming,” says Cook, who now serves as building and project manager for River ...
Another hat for charityMyCentralJersey.comWell, in the meantime, the Craft Yarn Council, an organization supported by most yarn manufactureres, designers and dyers, has added a seventh standard to its system, super jumbo #7 yarn. This is yarn that is probably going to be used most in finger or ...
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Sell Your Services to Colleges
Colleges, schools, university and the like are one way you
can make money from airbrushing. Why they are a good market
is that there are plenty of students to begin with.
Family Album In The
Back then it was simple - you take the picture, you print
it and put it in your family album. But now you have a
You will find scrapbook supplies for photos and pictures in
a craft store or online. Scrapbooks are used to combine
photos and pictures to make a picture story album.
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.
A Brief History of
For centuries man's progress has been lighted by candles.
However, people know only very few things about the origin
Treasure Hunting - Part
Treasure hunting begins at home. People regularly find
famous old books and valuable antiques in their attics, so
get up there and look.
I Didnt 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
Jewelry Insurance -
Hints and Tips So You Don't Get Ripped Off
As crime and drug use increases, the risks involved in
having Antique and Estate Jewelry just lying around your
home seem to treble. It becomes a nightmare and you find
you are just not sure what to do.
Baby Boomers Need
Creative Practical Hobbies
"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked
out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but
lately, I've just become kind of lost..
Gift Baskets - Create
Simple Easy Gifts For the Person Who Has
Have you ever thought about giving a personalized Gift
Basket?Is it just me or do you also get excited when you
give a gift to your friends and family and you know they
love it!The downside you give a gift and you just know they
hate it! Unfortunately you can't always get it right
because what seems right and the appropriate gift for you
isn't always right and appropriate for the person you are
buying for.Take my mother for instance, if you don't buy
her a gift say for Mothers Day you will be in the bad books
Mini Rc Cars
Did your heart ever palpitate for fast driving? Did you
ever imagine your hands controlling an extremely speedy
car? I f so, then you should definitely experience the
gravity and true charm of mini RC cars.Mini RC cars have
climbed up to the top position in the chartbusters of
favorite pastimes or hobbies.
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 Quilted
After making the leaf bead, I was impressed with the detail
made possible by the metal clay. Therefore, I decided to
use the same technique but create a different look.
Floral Arranging as a
Flower arranging has become increasingly popular as a
hobby, for people of all ages and backgrounds. Have you ever
put flowers in a vase and they just don't sit right? By
learning a few basic principles you will be able to create
attractive floral designs for your own home.
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
Tech-Savvy Crafters Can
The image of a crafter or artisan is often serene, even
pastoral. It's easy to imagine a potter spinning his wheel
in his barn-turned-studio and then selling his wares at the
little farmer's market down the road.
Christmas Gifts Kids Can
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. Even kids
would want to get into the picture.
Do you find it intimidating when you come to journal your
scrapbook pages?You are not alone! Many scrapbookers find
it hard to get started when it comes to adding journaling
to their scrapbooking layouts.If you are one of those
people who go blank at the thought of having to journal,
Many people don't know that you can actually improve the
quality of the flame you get from your candles. Some people
think that if a flame is too large or you are getting
excess soot that it is the makers fault.
Production and Pricing
of Craft Show Items
This is where you can really make or break your craft show
career. Being able to produce quality crafts as efficiently
and affordably as possible is the key to making a tidy
profit from craft shows.