Getting Started With Building Wood Projects
Wood projects to build do not have to be difficult or time consuming. All that is required is desire and a little time.…
Benchwork for Model Trains - Thoughts on Design
The benchwork for model trains is the essential beginning to any model railroad. The ideal benchwork is strong and…
Knife Sharpener
Considerations to Follow in Choosing the Best Knife Sharpener – It Depends Bestowing this title to a product depends…
Quilt Personalities
Many of us have a somewhat compartmentalized life. Very like a patchwork quilt it can be broken into blocks and furthermore…
Choosing A Cross Stitch Pattern
Learning how to pick an easy pattern for a cross stitch project can be simple and fun. There is a huge variety of cross…
Cleaning Cross Stitch
It is important to protect your cross stitch fabric while work is in progress. Always cover your work when you put…
Crafts Hobbies Articles (268)
Choosing A Cross Stitch Pattern
Learning how to pick an easy pattern for a cross stitch project can be simple and fun. There is a huge variety of cross stitching patterns and designs available, whether you are just starting out or are an expert cross-stitcher. From easy cross stitch patterns to the most intricate and…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Stretching And Mounting Cross Stitch
Stretching and mounting your completed work is an important part of the finishing process. It is a vital elements because the most wonderful piece of work can be totally ruined if it is puckered or creased. It is always worth going to the trouble of finishing your work properly by…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Needle Felting With Wool Roving -- An Easy and Fun Way to Be Creative
Needle felting is a new and exciting craft that is quickly growing in popularity. Using wool roving, special barbed felting needles and a piece of foam, one can create all kinds of items. It is easy, fun, and satisfies the creative need in the crafter. It's a great craft to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 24, 2011  
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Cross Stitch Event Raises Money for Breast Cancer Patients
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers in women in the United States of America today. Major improvements have been made in the overall quality and success of medical treatments offered today. These advancements have had a direct result on the steadying of mortality rates of…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Make Duct Tape Crafts with Your Kids
There is no doubt that kids absolutely love to make crafts. Many adults do too. There is something very satisfying about creating something unique, useful and cool looking out of something that looks very boring to begin with. That is exactly what happens when you make duct tape crafts. Once…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 19, 2011  
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Preparing Fabric for Cross Stitching
One of the most important steps when beginning any cross stitch project is to prepare the fabric. Just like you would prepare a wall for painting, preparing fabric for cross stitch saves you a lot of time, energy and frustration. Removing a whole row of stitches because of just one…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Framing Cross Stitch
The way in which a cross stitch design is framed can greatly affect the end result and appearance. Mounting framing by a professional can be expensive, particularly if you want something that is a little different. When choosing a frame for a particular project, select the largest moulding you can…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cross Stitch Tips
These tried and tested tips may help you to avoid mistakes and will make cross stitching easier. Tip 1: Organize your threads before you start any project because this will help you to avoid problems later. Always include the colour number of the thread. Including the thread manufacturer's name is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Discovering How To Cross Stitch
Learning how to cross stitch is not a difficult thing to do. It is very similar to embroidering. Once you understand the basics, you will need the proper equipment, to do your best work. Here is a look at the method, and some of the things that you will need.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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A Small Metal Detector: One Way to Protect Your Child From Summer Learning Loss
A small metal detector may be your answer to help protect your child from summer learning loss. During the summer months, children need to stay engaged in educational activities. As a teacher, I have first-hand experience with summer learning loss. On average, it is a fact that teachers have to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jun 23, 2011  
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Beginners Guide to Rc Aircraft
Ever wanted to dive in the world of RC Airplanes? Well now is the perfect time to embark on one of the most popular hobbies in the World. In recent years the industry has really changed up the game so to speak by designing more forgiving type models of rc…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Mar 21, 2011  
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Framing A Cross Stitch
You could frame your completed cross stitch yourself, perhaps with an old, attractive fram you already have, but as the frame is so important to the finished appearance of your work, it does require skill and experience to choose one. Only professional framers have the range of products and the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Starting And Finishing A Cross Stitch Pattern
Ensuring your cross stitch design is neat from start to finish will make for a more professional end result. The following information aims to provide useful tips and techniques that will help you to achieve a perfect start and a perfect finish to your cross stitch project. Starting To Stitch…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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Cross Stitching Tips
Cross stitching is such a fun needlecraft and is a relatively simple activity. Below you will find some tips and hints that will help you to really enjoy each and every project. Tip 1: Always work the first half of all full cross stitches in the same direction. this ensures…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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How to Cross Stitch
Cross stitches are made up of two stitches worked across intersections of fabric. The quantity of strands sometime varies, depending on the complexity of the stitch. Therefore, it is always worth having a spare piece of fabric on which to try out stitches with a variety of thickness of thread.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Wood Carving For Beginners - How to Understand Wood Grain
There is rather a lot to understand for wood carving for beginners, and comprehending wood grain is a basis of frustration and disappointment. Carving in the incorrect course concerning the wood grain causes your wood to fall apart, divide, or damage in the grain. In brief, carving wood devoid of…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jun 08, 2011  
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Cake Decorating Tools - 12 Pc Pattern Press Set
One can never have too many useful cake decorating tools. Each one has its own unique purpose. A wide range of tools is essential in creating your masterpiece. Decorating your own special occasion cake can give you a great sense of accomplishment and can save you money, too. You can…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Aug 22, 2011  
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Things to Make With Duct Tape
The list of things to make with duct tape is nearly infinite. You are only limited by your imaginations. This is one craft that has unlimited potential as there is more colors and patterns of duct tape than anyone ever would have imagined even a couple years ago. You can…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jul 02, 2011  
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Cross Stitch Back Stitch
During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, cross stitch samplers were worked by school children as a classroom exercise. They provided a method of teaching the skills of needlework and also literacy, as alphabets were generally included in the design. Some of the other traditional motifs commonly worked were houses, trees,…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Cleaning Cross Stitch
It is important to protect your cross stitch fabric while work is in progress. Always cover your work when you put it down, even for a short time, to ensure it is kept clean and to avoid accidental mishaps. Store it in a bag or a cotton pillowcase. Get into…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 28, 2014  
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How to Dress Up Your Cups And Other Crockery
Why not make your regular coffee more enjoyable than ever by adding easy, yet personal effects to your favourite cups. Rather than attending expensive learn to paint crockery classes to decorate your mugs and even other crockery, try using paints and permanent markers that you already have at home. Finish…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Duct Tape Projects Have Evolved
Duct tape has long been used for everyday mending and repairing of common household items and other items. These repairs range from taping boxes closed and sealing packages to fixing automobile and boat seats and everything in between. Nearly every home has a partially used roll of this wonderful gray…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 16, 2011  
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Cross Stitch Stitches
Cross stitch is a simple stitch that is the key to counted embroidery. Cross stitches can be worked singly or in two journeys but you should always keep the top stitch facing the same direction. It does not matter which way it faces but it should be the same for…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 29, 2014  
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Reasons For All Natural Beekeeping And How You Can Get Started
It has become more and more apparent over the last few decades that the worlds bees have been dying off faster than they ever have before. The drop in numbers was first noticed starting in the nineteen eighties and has continued its steady descent ever since. In 2006 the number…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Mar 14, 2011  
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How to Make A Duct Tape Coin Purse
One very fun duct tape craft that makes a terrific gift is a duct tape coin purse. While this is not a difficult task, it will require some adult supervision and assistance for very young children. However, the final product is really neat as a gift or even for the…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jun 01, 2011  
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French Seam
What is a French seam? A French seam which also known as English seam is one of the strongest Seams you can Sew. It has the appearance of a tuck on the wrong side of the fabric and is commonly used on silk lingerie. It is appropriate for fine, lightweight…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 06, 2011  
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Jig-saw-puzzle They Relax Me
Most people don’t realize this but a jig-saw-puzzle is very relaxing to do. Once you take your time and sort them out , recognize that you don’t have to rush thru it, to geder done. Ok, that bears repeating, you don't have to rush to put your puzzle together. This…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Aug 29, 2011  
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Play Dough And Craft for Children
My kids, like most young children I suppose, love to do arts and craft especially when it's cold and/or wet outside. One of their favorite things is to play with is play dough. I don't buy from the store, I make my own and I am always making a fresh…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   May 15, 2011  
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Best Sewing Machines For Beginners
Sewing is a great hobby that will not only give you years of fun and an outlet for your creativity, but will also save you a lot of money over the coming years. Once you have acquired the necessary skills, and, believe me , you will soon pick them up.…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Jan 20, 2011  
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The Art Of Cake Decorating to Begin With - Is It For You?
I wonder what’s on your mind when you see a beautiful, elaborately decorated cake…Beeedazzled. I wish I could make one someday. How did they do it? Can I really do that? Maybe, if I practiced a lot I could do it, too. If you love what you’re doing …nothing is…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Aug 29, 2011  
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