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Jul 23

Crafts for Kids

Looking for some fun & easy craft projects to do with the kids?  Then have a look at these fun, easy, and educational children’s craft ideas to do at home: Easy Crafts For Kids There are some really easy crafts for kids. All they need are a few supplies like pipe cleaners, construction paper, toothpicks, macaroni …

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Jul 15

Pine Tar Soap Recipe

Pine tar is used on horse’s hooves to help with cracks and other injuries or problems, but is very good for soothing eczema, psoriasis, dander and other skin problems on humans. You can buy pine tar at any feed and seed store. It is kept on the isle where salve and other ointments are kept …

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Jul 11

Stop, Don’t Throw Away That Batch of Soap!

What to do and how to save a batch of soap that has turned into a nightmare. Easy techniques for re-batching soap, which will make the finished soap just as good, if not better than before. Tips and hints for making great batches of soap. Every soap maker has experienced a batch of soap that …

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Jul 10

How to Make a Stenciled Sandcastle Plate – Free Template

As many of you know by now my ongoing project is to re-decorate my guest bathroom. I think this is the third re-do since we bought the house 13 years ago. Not bad really, but each time I’ve redone it I change the color scheme and theme completely. The last theme was I suppose rain …

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Jul 10

The Art of Glassblowing

This post features some of the amazing blown glass art of one of the world’s foremost glass artists, Dale Chihuly. When you think about glassblowing can you imagine who would have been brave enough to attempt it the first time. When you are doing this technique you are inflating molten glass into a bubble or …

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Jul 10

Differences Between Crocheting and Knitting

Knitting and crocheting both have similar definitions in the dictionary which is a method in which thread or yarn may be turned into cloth or other fine crafts. Although they have similar definitions in the dictionary and can both produce beautiful results there are differences. Crochet Crochet derives from a French word meaning hook and …

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Jul 10

Tips on Felting Wool Yarn

If there is one thing that I have been able to do when it comes to doing laundry through the years is shrink clothes so that’s why felting is fun because you shrink items on purpose. Natural wool fibers become felt when they are exposed to heat, moisture and pressure. Can you imagine what would …

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Jul 10

How to Paper Mache

Paper Mache comes from the french word Papier-mache which means chewed paper. I realize that thinking of paper mache as being chewed paper doesn’t sound very appealing but it’s pretty amazing what you can do with it and you really don’t have to chew the paper. It’s true definition is a composite material which consists …

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Jul 10

Patchwork Quilts – My Passion

Patchwork Quilts are formed the same as any quilt with three layers; the top sheet, a layer of batting and a layer of backing material and then they are hand or machine stitched together to form a quilt. The unique and beautiful thing about patchwork quilts is the top layer. Various small shapes and colors …

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Jul 09

Craft Show Preparation

You might feel that it is up to the organizer to promote the show and guarantee a large attendance. Yes, they can let local newspapers or media know, and they can get their name out on websites with craft show listings. If you are lucky, they are an established show that has a reputation of …

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