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Getting Started Selling Your Crafts


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.

Craft Crocheting from Your Home


Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master the basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family and friends.

Sell Hobby Items by Mail


You can, if you are ambitious, start a Mail Order Business selling collectables to hobbiest by mail. To begin, you must first find a hobby that appeals to YOU.

Money Making Hobby - Do You Have One?


Everyone has a hobby. We love all kinds of music, sports, movies, books.

Floral Arranging as a Hobby


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.

Turn An Arts And Crafts Hobby Into A Business


Are you searching for a quick way to make an extra income?Why not turn that Cooking Interest, Comic Book Collecting, or Your Retro Clothing Collection Into A Home Based Business Venture!Most people enjoy hobbies they have pursued with great enthusiasm for years. Even though they may find their leisure activities fulfilling and enjoyable they never imagined making money with a fun hobby!The world is packed with amazingly talented people.

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.

Scary Halloween Crafts


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 next Halloween.

Scrapbooking Teen Memories


By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.

Jar Lid and Jar Candle Decoration


Supplies Needed:Most items can be found around the house or in a craft store.Jar Candle with lid - with removable plastic bottomCraft GluePaintScissorsDecorating Candle Jars and Lids is a fun and easy project for all ages.

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.

Rainy Day Fun - Crafts For Kids


Rainy days can be so boring for a child?and just as hard on moms. So we give some ideas to brighten your day and chase their rainy day blues away!Shadow puppetsIn a room that is fairly dark set up a flash light so it is facing a wall.

What Do I Need to Start Scrapbooking?


The best thing about scrapbooking is that although there are a plethora of scrapbooking supplies available on the market, you really don't need a lot to make your very first scrapbook. Basically, all you need to scrapbook is an album, some glue, a pair of scissors, and some photographs or newspaper clippings.

Origami Instructions - Getting Started


The birthplace of origami is still a mystery. Paper was developed in China in the first century A.

The Power Of Scrapbook Journaling


By journaling your pages you will transform an ordinary collection of photographs into a vibrant and visual storyboard - telling the stories behind the pictures, revealing hidden memories and emotions.It will give your scrapbooks a unique and intimate feel, it is this personal touch that turns your albums into something very special.

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05/18/2017 09:43 AM
Stunning Ways to Wrap Presents With Ribbon
Celebrations happen throughout the year, the most popular and common celebrations are birthdays. When you find a great gift for a loved one, friend or family member, you want to present it in the best possible way and that is what gift wrapping is for.
05/17/2017 11:27 AM
Upcycling Tips - Things You Need to Get Started
First things first The tools and materials you would need will be dependant on the type of project you are undertaking. But before you start any project, you need to make sure that you have the correct Personal Protection Equipment for your upcycling project. Health and safety.
05/12/2017 12:55 PM
How To Balance Your Sewing Machine Tensions
Sewing Machine Tensions can be balanced by yourself, but you need to understand the number one mistake most sewers make. When attempting to do this there is one simple thing to remember.
05/12/2017 10:00 AM
Bead Flower Baby's Breath and Greenery
Your flowers must be the focus of your bead flower pieces, but give due consideration to the background pieces like leaves, ferns and baby's breath. The presence, absence, quantity and colors of these pieces can completely change the emotional impact of your bead piece.
05/04/2017 09:53 AM
Bead Flowers - Shading and Tipping To Vary Color
Many living flowers and their petals are not made up of a single, solid color. Some petals have two or more internal colors. You can create these same effects these effects in bead flowers.
04/19/2017 10:48 AM
10 Best Ways To Spend Your Free Time
Most of the people have an ample amount of time as free time. They can use it as they want whether by watching television or playing or just by sleeping. Using your leisure time effectively may have a huge impact on your lifestyle which you may be unaware of. I believe that scheduling your time cannot be a good option because then you don't use your time freely as you want.
04/08/2017 03:29 PM
Bird Watching As A Hobby
Have you considered the hobby of bird watching? Watch our feathered friends go about their daily living rituals and view their behaviors as they fly, lay eggs, gather food, and build their nests. The art of bird watching is available to everyone.
03/17/2017 02:03 PM
Have a Happy Monogramming With the New Monogram Machines
Are you a beginner in the field of sewing? Or are you planning to learn embroidery? Then, start learning sewing or embroidery with the help of a monogram machine.
03/03/2017 06:45 AM
Out of Control Yarn Stash
Is your stash overwhelming? Wonder what to do with those little bits of leftover yarn? Here is an amusing look at one crafter's dilemma.
02/15/2017 10:13 AM
Designing Newspaper Wicker Basket Crafts for Children
Making and designing newspaper wicker baskets for Children's crafts. It is simply easy for children from the ages seven and up to make these baskets. Children can paint them any color they would prefer or use colored paper.
02/07/2017 01:54 PM
Tips For Buying a Model Steam Engine Kit
Model Steam Engine kits are on the list of toys and collectables. In these toys, water is heated up in the boiler for producing steam to move the engine. In the market, you can buy different types of model steam engine kits, such as model trains as well as the stationary ones. Let's know more about these systems.
01/12/2017 11:13 AM
Caboose Operations On Your Model Railroad
Increase your layout operating interest by adding realistic caboose operations to your model railroad layout. Learn why you need a fleet of cabooses and how to assign a specific caboose to each of the trains you run during an operating session.
01/11/2017 03:28 PM
Where Should I Buy My Model Train Items?
Are you starting out in the model railroading hobby, but do not know where to buy the items you need to build your layout? There are three main places to buy the products you need. Read this article to find out where expert model railroaders go to buy their model train items.
01/11/2017 12:19 PM
What Size Train Should I Model?
You are just getting started in the model railroad hobby and want to build a layout. However, you do not know what size train you should do it in. This article will discuss the different scales available and offer some suggestions as to what you should select. Be sure to visit Model Trains 101 for more information on how to build your first model train layout.
12/21/2016 12:53 PM
3 Great Benefits of Getting Involved With Cosplay
Cosplay is a combination of costume and play and first started to gain popularity in the early 1990's in Japan. This is a practice of dressing up as a fictional character while acting much like that character to give a touch of authenticity to the experience.
12/17/2016 11:59 AM
What Is Inside a Model Rocket Engine?
Building and flying model rockets has become a very popular pastime and, with the advent of mass produced rocket engines from manufacturers such as Estes, model rocketry has become a very safe hobby to do as well. If you have even wondered what makes a model rocket fly, here's an explanation of how model rocket engines work.
12/02/2016 07:56 AM
5 Unusual Places to Metal Detect
Metal detecting is a hobby for enthusiasts to hunt for treasure. This article is about five locations that a hunter would normally not search.
11/28/2016 09:21 AM
Creative Christmas Ideas - Simple and Easy
Here Come the Holidays! Christmas is fast approaching. Notice that Christmas Carols are now being played not just louder but more frequently.
11/03/2016 10:28 AM
All for The Love of Beads
Beads are found all over the world. Many different cultures believe in prayer beads. Some people believe the use of beads helps them to recite their prayers. What about "worry beads?" Middle East businessmen have been known to wear a tasseled strand of 33 beads they call "worry beads," to help them make decisions.
10/25/2016 02:20 PM
What Are the Different Types of Interfacing Methods?
Interfacing is an important process to use on a sewing project for its ability to add rigidity to the fabric. But, sew in and fusible interfacing techniques aren't the easiest to work it.
10/10/2016 11:32 AM
Picking the Perfect Sock Yarn
Knitting a beginner project can be a fun way to get started a new hobby that most people fall in love with over time. It can be rewarding when the first pair is finally done and they can finally be worn, or watching siblings eyes light up when they open a thoughtful, homemade gift. Knitting a pair of socks is often one of the first projects that those interested in knitting undertake, and one of the most common questions asked is: what type of yarn should be used?
10/06/2016 09:23 AM
How To Crochet A Long Scarf
This article is about how to crochet a basic, long scarf. This is for anyone who knows how to single crochet. This is a unisex scarf which is a great gift for anyone.
10/05/2016 09:42 AM
What You Need To Know About Sergers
A serger, also known as an overlock machine is a complex machine that you can use in a variety of your sewing projects. You can use it to edge fabric, hem a clothing material and also finish a seam. Difference between serger and sewing machine Most people don't know the differences between sergers and sewing machines but the two are very different. In addition to the overlock machine sewing the fabric quicker than a sewing machine, it also cuts the fabric as it stitches.
10/04/2016 09:02 AM
Custom Framing Projects for Kids
Parents with young children soon find their walls and refrigerators covered in artwork. Consider these custom framing ideas for your next weekend project.
09/30/2016 02:53 PM
Making a Natural Edge Bowl, Article 2
Article 1 talked about how to prep and attach a face plate to the turning block. Article 2 we will discuss how to safely attach the wood turning block and turn the outside of the bowl. Starting with and a rough unbalanced block will turn the side of the bowl and smooth the wood.
09/20/2016 08:35 AM
Craft Marketing Tip: Different Means Better
Crafting is an area where standing out and being different is a good thing. Here are ways to make your crafts stand out and why you should think beyond the current crafting fads. Now is the time to start your own trends and let others follow you.
09/13/2016 09:08 AM
How To Decorate Cloths Using Different Resist Techniques
There are different ways of decorating clothes. In the field of textiles, clothes can be enhanced mainly through printing, dyeing, and batiking. The resist methods of fabric decoration include Wax resist/Batik, Starch/Clay, Konkonte (Cooked cassava dough), Stitching or Tritiking, Wood and nail method, Knotting, Bunching, Binding, chemical resist and many others. However, the Wax resist, starch resist, and tie-dyeing are discussed.
09/12/2016 09:09 AM
Model Rocketry for Beginners
Model Rocketry is a great fun hobby that anyone can enjoy and it's nowhere near as expensive as you probably think. Here's a brief beginners guide to what is actually involved in this exciting hobby.
08/29/2016 09:47 AM
Why Hobbies Are Good For You and the Kids?
Having a hobby is a great way of using your free time by doing something useful and better. The best part about hobbies is that, they are enjoyable and allow you do what you like. Maybe, you always wanted to design a mini airplane or a rocket.
08/19/2016 03:40 PM
Craft Marketing Idea: Listening
Craft people are hands on. They should approach the sales of their home-made items the same way. Thus, a good salesperson is someone who is willing to listen. Here are some examples of a crafts person being a good listener.
08/11/2016 01:16 PM
Cotton Yarn Vs Acrylic for Crochet Dishcloths and Scrubbers
In general, I prefer to use cotton yarn when crocheting dishcloths and scrubbies. This is primarily because cotton is natural, soft and durable. However, over the years, I've had many crocheters tell me that they prefer to use acrylic for washcloths and scrubbies. So really, it boils down to personal preference; but in this article I'm going to go over several reasons why you might want to choose one over the other.
08/10/2016 09:13 AM
Crotchet Dream Catcher Pattern Tips
Dream catchers are traditional crafts that are used to filter out bad dreams when you sleep at night. Apart from the catchers that can be hung in your room, you will now find the dream catchers in the form of necklaces and even bracelets so you are able to wear them with you whenever and wherever to keep bad omens at bay. When it comes to the catcher, materials that are used have symbolic importance that can be specific to the wearer or age. You therefore want to choose accordingly to make sure you end with the best dream catcher.
08/01/2016 10:15 AM
Quick and Easy Ways to Crochet a Bookmark
Crocheted bookmarks are not only useful for those who enjoy reading regularly, but they are also excellent ways to clean up your yarn stash. Furthermore, they work up very quickly thus making them great for last-minute gifts or for selling at craft shows.
07/05/2016 10:57 AM
How to Crochet a Simple Flower Bookmark
Here is a quick and easy crochet bookmark for yourself or for your child to enjoy. You only need a small amount of yarn in one or two colors, thus making this a great stashbuster crochet pattern as well.
06/21/2016 07:25 AM
Craft Marketing Tip: Picking the Right Craft Show
Picking the right craft show includes more than just the cost of the booth. Other items to consider are location (indoors or outdoors), juried or not and whether it is a new show or an established one. Perhaps the most important thing is whether or not those in attendance will like what you have to sell.
06/13/2016 08:52 AM
Projects For When You're Feeling Crafty
Do you feel that tingling power of being crafty in your veins right now? No need to spend time brainstorming or browsing the Pinterest. Gather your materials right away because here are forty crafty ideas to satisfy that strong urge of craftiness.
06/07/2016 08:11 AM
Five Crafty Things to Do With Plastic Containers
Wash away those rainy day blues with five fantastic ways to get crafty. All you need is a plastic container and some imagination!
06/03/2016 08:26 AM
How to Buy Lace Weight Yarns Online
Buying yarn online is actually easier than you may think. So many people turn to the internet these days to do their shopping. You find better prices, you can compare prices and suppliers and you enjoy the convenience of your order being delivered to the door.
06/02/2016 07:17 AM
Plastic Model Kit Retail Prices Soar And Children Lose A Favorite Pastime Hobby
It used to be you could go down to any store and grab a plastic model kit for $1.00 and be a happy camper back in the 1950's. Over the decades the prices of these plastic kits jumped up, but at low price hikes because they were being purchased for children. Adults would take advantage of these low prices and create some outstanding looks with them. But over the decades along with other popular hobby items the secondary market values jumped up because some collectors are willing to pay high amounts of cash for popularity and rarity of the older kits.
06/01/2016 02:50 PM
Model Railways - Getting Started With A Terrific Activity!
Getting started with a model railway is an activity that people of every age group may be able to take part in. There are countless reasons why you should initiate assembly of a model railway. Most of all, model railways are not just enjoyable to create, but they also are actually informative.
06/01/2016 07:29 AM
Tips for Crocheting for the Summer
Crocheting for the summer is a bit different than for the winter as the weather can get super hot in some areas during the summer. And this means that some crocheted items can get sweltering hot, and are not recommended during the summer months. Chunky sweaters and wraps are obvious that we do not need them. But when it comes to the finer yarns and such, it can be a bit confusing if you're new to wearing crocheted items.
05/25/2016 07:16 AM
Pyrography: Woodburning Realistic Amphibians and Reptiles
Turtles, frogs and 'gators - Oh My! These beautifully patterned and intricately textured animals can pose a challenge for the pyrographer. Changes in surfaces if not handled well can create an unrealistic and lifeless burning.
05/25/2016 07:16 AM
Pyrography: The Principles of Woodburning
Pyrography also known as woodburning, is beautiful and much simpler than any other drawing or painting medium. Luckily it is also rather easy to master when you understand that pyrography is a physical rather than a mechanical process and so cannot be approached in the same way as drawing or painting. Whereas drawing and painting are mainly mechanical - meaning that you lay in the ink, graphite, or paint - pyrography is physical.
05/25/2016 07:15 AM
Pyrography: How To Woodburn Realistic Fur
There is a common misconception in woodburning circles, that there is ONE BEST way to burn fur. This misconception unfortunately creates mediocre results in virtually all attempts at rendering a realistic burning. Why?
05/25/2016 07:14 AM
Pyrography: Woodburned Portraits, How To Burn Necks And Chins
In working with portraits, necks are a notorious challenge to most artists. There is a tendency to simplify the division between the head and neck with a simple line. And this line, if not placed EXACTLY right, and if not the EXACT shape, can make your entire image look awkward and unrealistic.
05/25/2016 07:14 AM
Pyrography: How To Work With Woodgrain In Your Woodburning
Woodgrain can make or break your burnings. I initially established my reputation in pyrography by incorporating grain into my compositions. I used prominent grain to create a secondary pattern that supported my realistic images.
05/19/2016 07:04 AM
How to Crochet the 4 Corners Coaster
The four corners crochet coaster pattern is very quick and easy to crochet. As a matter of fact, it's so easy a new crochet beginner can master it.
05/17/2016 07:28 AM
How to Crochet An Infinity Scarf Using Any Scarf Pattern
Do you love infinity scarves, but are confused about how it's worked in the round? Or, do you have a favorite scarf pattern and would like to make it into an infinity scarf? This article will give you a basic overview as to how to take just about any scarf pattern that you have and turn it into a stylish and elegant or cozy cowl.
05/13/2016 09:05 AM
Tips to Choosing the Right Knitting Yarn for Your Project
Choosing a knitting yarn can be a rather daunting process, especially if you have just started knitting as a project and you are still learning the ropes, so to speak. Yarn comes in a variety of weights, which identifies the thickness of the yarn. You will also soon learn that there are various fibers from man made fibres, such as acrylic and polyester to natural fibers such as lambs wool.
05/13/2016 07:02 AM
A Single Crochet Dishcloth Pattern for Beginners
This pattern teaches you how to crochet a simple single crochet dishcloth that is ideal for beginners to learn on. The dishcloth pattern is easy to crochet to any size you want, making the pattern great for blankets, scarves or anything else you like.


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