Crafts & Hobbies Information
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.
I recently visited Langnau, Bern, Switzerland and spent two days
immersed in all things Langenegger. My wife and I arrived at the
Langnau rail station on June 25, 2004, exhausted from a long
flight from San Francisco.
Since genealogy is my hobby, my profession, and my passion, many
people ask me how to get started. What are the essentials to
doing a family search? Here are some tips that should help you
discover your family under the best possible conditions.
Do you find it difficult to spend time together as a family? There
are so many pressures and activities that can take away from the
sense of family which was more commonly experienced 50 years ago.
Parents often both work, and their commute can be tiring and
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.
Dog hair (called chiengora) can be spun into yarn, much like
sheep's wool, alpaca, or any other animal fiber. The process is
Let me say straight away that tracing your family ancestry is a
great hobby but very addictive, so unless you want to get well
and truly hooked, don't start. When I travel around the country to
Family History Fairs, I am amazed at the number of people who say
quite cheerfully, "family history is so easy, I did mine in half
an hour on the internet.
This article is in response to the emails I receive from my
website asking for my thoughts on PE-Design. If you are
considering purchasing embridery digitizing programs, I hope this
information will help your research.
Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. Even kids would want
to get into the picture.
One huge advantage of knowing about family history is that
sometimes it can help you to trace and pinpoint occurrences of
illness.My father and two of my brothers had all died of heart
attacks at a fairly young age.
Who would have thought that your scrapbooking and card making had
a connection to the Maya Indians? Rubber Stamping is certainly
one of the fastest growing hobbies today, and for good reason.
With its inexpensive materials and creative versatility, rubber
stamping provides millions with hours of fun and creativity.
There was once a time when almost everyone acquired, or knew how
to do a practical skill of some kind, they were special skills,
which most people used throughout life. They just became second
Do you control your stash or does it control you? I have become
the master of my stash. When my husband found out that his sock
drawer had become yet another place for cross stitch supplies, it
was either get it under control or end up in divorce court.
You may have heard the terms proof coin and un-circulated coin,
but what's the difference between these two? To understand the
difference between a proof and un-circulated coin, let's first
answer the question, "What is an un-circulated
coin?" Un-circulated means a coin has not had any wear, such as
the wear a coin might experience when it is used in commerce.
Handling a coin, as well as improperly storing a coin, can result
in wear on the surface of the coin.
Stamping is one of the most versatile crafts around because there
are so many different options that you can use to enhance even
the most basic stamp. When you look at some colored stamped
images, you may be overwhelmed by how beautiful they are.
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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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Embroidery Thread Tips
for Better Machine Embroidery Sewing
I have some tips for you to get better results with using
your embroidery threads in machine embroidery sewing.1.
Frames Use for Stabilizing Designs
Using a basting frame around designs can do a great deal to
help prevent fabric puckers around a design, aid in
positioning multiple or split designs and it's the best way
to trap the fabric and stabilizer at the start! You will
need editing software for this, but for best results,
resize the frames to fit as close to the design as
possible. It's also possible to use a basting frame even if
you don?t have embroidery software to combine the frame
with a design.
How To Create A Collage
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.
Create A Gift Basket For
A Dog Lover!
The choice of what gift to give your family and friends can
often be a difficult one. One of the best gifts that you
can give is a gift basket.
A Few Tips About Comic
Book Backing Boards
Comic Book Backing Boards come in different thicknesses and
acid-free properties. The basic purpose for using a backing
board is to give the comic some stiffness, which helps keep
the comic pages from bending, creasing or wrinkling.
Airbrushing Does Not
Have to be All Disappointment, Heartache, and Bloody Hard
A smart, but irritating man once told me that Airbrushing
did not have to be all blood, sweat and tears. If only I
had someone guiding me back in those hard, frustrating and
sick in the stomach days of airbrushing, I wouldn't have
wasted all that time and money!So here you are.
Sell Hobby Items by
You can, if you are ambitious, start a Mail Order Business
selling collectables to hobbyists by mail. To begin, you
must first find a hobby that appeals to YOU.
Are Your Collectibles
Valuable? Heres How to Find Out
The first thing you will need to do is check out the
condition of your item, be it a train, collectible Barbie
doll, Disney collectible, or some other collectible item.
Is it scratched, torn, clean, dirty, new, in a box, without
a box? You get the idea.
Weaving Photographs and
the Use of a Collage to Give Your Scrapbooks Artistic
For more dramatic results from your photographs, trying
weaving two copies of the same photograph together. This
technique creates a three-dimensional artist look.
Woodworking Tools: Right
Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 6
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 6 - Finishing
Equipment. A civilization's maturity and intelligence is
judged, in part, by the diversity and sophistication of its
tools. When it comes to woodworking, the human race is
Antique Delft and Very
Collectible Tiles and Ceramics: Beginners Start
So you fancy starting a collection but you're not sure what
to collect? How About . .
Making Your Own Bird
There is estimated to be over 100 billion individual wild
birds on earth, and each one needs to eat certain amounts
of food on a daily basis in order to survive. That's where
we come in! Birdfeeders are fun to make and are essential
in order for birds to live.
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.
Capturing the Craft Show
Finding the right product to sell at a craft show is
extremely important in finding success on the craft show
circuit. You may already have an excellent craft product or
line of products you are creating or even selling, or you
may be looking for a craft to produce in order to enter the
4 Fun Ways to Display
From baby pictures to vacation pictures, images of family
and friends are treasures that are kept for a lifetime.
They make great gifts and add cheer and warmth to the
interiors of our homes.
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.
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.
The Art of Cutting and
Cropping for Your New Scrapbook
Often photographs aren't quite the right shape and size or
the photographic image is improperly centered. Having
oversized or off centered photographs creates an air of
Greetings to all Crafty Pagans,Witches and those who want
to learn Pagan crafts.The purpose of this is to provide
doable crafts and to create crafts and tools that will have
your positive energies that will enrich your power while
performing rituals or spellworks and in your every day
Money Making Hobbies -
Which ones can be money making hobbies? A friend made a
life-sized cow out of plywood once. He painted it, put it
in the yard, and people started asing if he would sell it.