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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.
Woodworking Tools: Right
Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 2
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 2 - Tools For
Cutting. 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
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.
Woodworking Tools: Right
Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 3
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 3 - Tools For
Measuring & Marking. 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 quite advanced.
Getting Started Selling
Until recently crafts were usually sold locally or, at
best, regionally. Now you literally have the whole world at
your fingertips! Some of you may choose a gradual
progression from selling to friends, to selling at fairs
and shows, to retail selling ? and so on.
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.
Are You Making Money At
If you are involved in the crafts business, and are
profitable, you are among the rare breed who have
successfully combined art with business. If, however, you
still have yet to show a profit (or enough profit) after a
show, this article may get you going in the right
Wax Pencils, Stickers,
and Rubber Stamping in Your Scrapbooks
Another important writing implement for scrapbooking is a
wax pencil. Wax pencils are soft pencils designed to write
on glass, plastic and photographs.
How Could Your Hobby be
the Key to Financial Success?
Virtually everyone has the knowledge they need to make a
fortune. Everyone has an interest, hobby or has knowledge
about a particular subject.
Decorative Metal Work
Techniques From The Early 1900s
Today's Metal Craft workers should truly appreciate the
artistic skills & techniques used exclusively by the
highly skilled metal artisans from almost one hundred years
ago. Decorative metalworking is undergoing a new renaissance
as more & more people become involved in hobby metal
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 appraisers are
using, right now, to evaluate and appraise gold, silver and
Looking for some great Halloween crafts for your Halloween
party, haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters? A fun
craft is something that can keep you occupied for hours on
end especially if you enjoy it. Here are some ideas that
will hopefully set you on your way in preparation for your
Creating A Family
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 long.
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.
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.
Remember When You Were
Taught How To Make Things From Metal With Your Bare
How would you like the chance to use the skills you learnt
For leather work, consider the basics: an awl and spare point, a
retractable xacto knife and spare blades, a
retractable knife with a break-off blade and a rotary
punch. In addition, you'll need needles, a lump of beeswax
and some waxed linen thread.
Do You Really Know What
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a popular gift
show in my local area. My purpose in attending this gift
show was to scope out my competition and the quality of
their soy candles compared to what I offer.
Use Order and Text to
Give Life to Your Scrapbook
There are no specific rules stating that all photographs or
mementos must be placed in chronological order. Therefore,
it is completely up you the order you wish to place your
items and embellishments.
The Making of a
Slipcover: A Lost Art
Today in this world of fast everything, most of us just
don't have the time (nor patience) to do an all consuming
job of making a slipcover. We go buy them and not always
are they what we want.