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Green Thumb Not Required
Ah, the sweet smell of fresh flowers, herbs and fruit. But
what if you don't have room for a flower garden or a fruit
tree? What about if you always over or under water your
herb garden? What happens when your house just doesn't get
a lot of sun? And what about when you try and try but you
just don't have that coveted green thumb? Sigh.
Scrapbooking Those Memories!
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.
The Theme and Title of Your New Scrapbook
The theme of your scrapbook can be simple or complex. Your
theme could be a special event such as a birthday, a baby
shower, a wedding, Christmas, or Halloween.
Leather Working Tips
For leather work, consider the basics: an awl and spare point, a retractable X-acto 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.
Embroidery Designs and Thread Colors for Machine Embroidery Sewing
I wish that I had a nickel for each time I've been asked
for the "exact" colors I used in an embroidery design or
for a conversion chart for specific embroidery thread
brands - I would be a very wealthy woman! Everyone seems to
think that someone is going to knock on their door with a
search warrant if they don't use the exact colors a
designer used in the test sew out or the color numbers used
in the stitch directions. Not so - if you don't "think
outside the box" and use colors that you enjoy, or just
prefer, you are really missing the real fun of machine
embroidery! Come to think of it, I don't believe that I've
ever used the exact color on any design I've ever stitched
in 6+ years-some because I didn't have the exact color
& others due to a dislike of the colors used.
Stress-Free Scrapbook Journaling Ideas
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,
Starting out: Origami is an art of paper folding, therefore all you should need is a piece of paper and you can start
folding away without any problems, right? Well, almost. You might need a few other things that we will talk about in this chapter.
50 Ways to Use Your Ribbon for Scrapbooking, Home Decor, Crafting and Fashion
Scrapbooking: Tie onto a tag, photo mat, border, or photo as
an accent. Use with a hole punch to make a booklet.
Bookmarks As Unique As You
Racks and racks of bookmarks ranging from funny to
inspirational are available in most bookstores. But for a
truly unique bookmark, make your own from a treasured
Where Antiques Originate and How You Can Find Them
It's important to understand where antiques originate. Many antique buyers make the mistake of mis-understanding the process by which antique items are found.
10 Slam-Dunk Crafts For Little Kids -- And Bigger Kids Too!
Crafting with young children really isn't about creating
something in particular. Most young children don't have the
foresight to see what a project is going to be.
Tech-Savvy Crafters Can Go Global
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.
How to Make Your Own Refrigerator Magnets
There are several types of refrigerator magnets that you can make with a little effort and the right materials.
Below are some ideas for making magnets for gifts or just for fun.
More Than A Memory- A Legacy
Everyone has that box of pictures either in a close or in a garage. Even worse yet in a magnetic album.
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 craft.
Embroidery Sewing 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.
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.
Picture Frame Crafts For Your Kids Party
One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of
the party guest taken at your kids party. He or she could
be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an
outrageous party game stunt, or wearing a face full of
frosting and ice cream.
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.
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.