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and not at all difficult. Here are 12 easy steps to
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Need A Scrapbook Journaling Idea?
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A Look at the Humidor Plan
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Scrapbooking Teen Memories
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Sewing Embroidery Designs in New Ways
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embroidery designs - always, or never? If never, you are
overlooking wonderful opportunities! Do you optimize the
use of every design? Do you routinely review your library
of designs to see if you can combine motifs from one set
with another? Have you noticed how embroidery design styles
have changed over the past few years? Give those old motifs
a new look by using the designs that you got way back when,
again! Add new motifs under, or around, them to create a
whole new look! My last big project, a wind jacket back, is
a good example of what anyone can do with a little time and
imagination! With fall already upon us, I wanted something
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ready-to-wear & home decorating. The colors are just as
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Organize That Stash!
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.
Hollywood Gets Crafty - Knitting And Crocheting Not Just For Grandma Anymore
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brightly on cinematic screens are people just like the rest
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interesting and exciting than our own and that we have
little or nothing in common with the Hollywood crowd.
Patterning and Spacing in Your Scrapbooks
How can you arrange your scrapbook page to best show off
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in a standard recipe or calendar layout.
Aromatherapy Candles - How to Select the Right Scent
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Buddhism in Japan.
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Making a Living Making Soap-Questions to Ask Before You Begin
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thought of turning your hobby into a business you know how
overwhelming the idea can be. Here are some questions to
help you think through your decision:*How much of a
business do you want to be? Do you really want to this to
be a full-time job? Or would you rather just make a couple
hundred bars a year for your church fundraiser? Your answer
to this question will determine your next steps.