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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.
Craft Fairs, Bazaars
& Flea Markets? Oh, My!
Many names are associated with events such as these. Craft
Fairs, Bazaars, Flea Markets and Swap Meets are a few names
you can find.
Scrapbook Photos --
Getting Adventurous With Your Layouts
When you have selected the photos for your scrapbook,
you'll need to decide how best to lay them out on the
pages. Don't feel obliged to follow any principles that
don't suit your own design.
A Brief History of
Japanese Daruma Dolls
Daruma dolls are representations of the historical Indian
priest Bodhidharma, a sage who traveled throughout Japan
and China in the 5th or 6th century AD. Bodhidharma is
credited with establishing Chan Buddhism in China and Zen
Buddhism in Japan.
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.
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.
Gourd Enthusiasm Growing
Around the World
Gourds played an essential role in the daily life of early
cultures. Commonly used as containers and vessels, they
were also used for musical instruments.
Family Fun on the
Imagine your are five years old. As your family arrives at
the train station, your hand slips free of your Mom's and
you dash over to the tracks.
Given the progress in inkjet and media technology, demand
for printing photographs and art on canvas is growing
exponentially. Whether you have a good inkjet printer or
you prefer to have your work done by a professional outfit,
it is worth to explore this option for any type of image.
Are Your Collectibles
Valuable? Here's 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.
Scrapbooking Tips And
Tricks For Photos And Images
When you're incorporating pictures of any kind into your
scrap book, why not set them off with an unusual finish?
This could be an original idea for a border or frame -- or
an arrangement of several items on the page to add a little
drama. Here are a couple of tips that might do well for a
children's album -- perhaps a keepsake baby scrapbook, or
just a page for a boy or girl.
Choosing The Right Mat
Board Color For Your Art Work
The framing industry has no books, no set theory, not hard
and fast rules on how to pick colors. There are some
personal opinions from various writers but that's all they
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.
Genealogy / Family
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.
Aromatherapy Candles -
How to Select the Right Scent
Feel sad, tired, or a little bit stressed? Something as
simple as an aromatherapy candle could help you relax and
feel happier. But not all scented candles have this effect.
Roasting Your Own Coffee
- A Hobby You Can Love
There is nothing like a cup of coffee that has been freshly
roasted, ground and brewed to perfection. There are a
growing number of enthusiasts who are roasting their own
coffee beans and enjoying the benefits of truly fresh
coffee at about one-third of the price of beans from your
local coffee shop.
The Easy Way to Make a
We all know someone who is difficult to buy a present for.
Someone who has everything they need and would not
appreciate 'normal' gifts.
How to Create a Reverse
Painting on Glass
Introduction: Glass is a non-absorbent painting support
which does not allow paint to easily adhere to it - apart
from through the paint's own drying process. For this reason
the outlines of a subject painted on glass need to be
simplified when applied to an extremely smooth glass
Kona Cotton: The
Quilters & Embroiderers Dream Fabric
What, Exactly, Is Kona Cotton? Kona(R) cotton is a premium,
100% cotton broadcloth from Robert Kaufman Fabrics in Los
Angeles. The company introduced the fabric in the 1980's in
response to the then rapidly emerging quilting industry, an
interest that continues unabated today.
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.