Must Have Sewing Essentials For Beginners

  Picking up sewing as a hobby opens up the door to a new world of creativity and hours of enjoyment. Armed with just a few inexpensive basic supplies, you can be working on completing a pattern in no time! Sewing newbies can become overwhelmed when walking down the...

DIY Activities to Entertain Kids

  Keeping your kids entertained while spending little to no money can be unbelievably simple. You do not even need to be exceptionally crafty or make a huge mess to get the rainy day, outdoor, or indoor winter fun rolling! These DIY activities for kids can also be...

Home Made Playdough

  Playdough is inexpensive, especially when you make your own. It can be shaped and dried into “keeper” items, or it can be kept for several days and reused.       Super Simple Salt Dough 2 cups flour, one cup salt, water to moisten. Mix the dry ingredients together....

DIY Activities for Families

    By now we are all familiar with the variations on “The family who _____________’s together (fill in with your favorite activity) stays together.” But family activities are more than that. They are an opportunity to teach appropriate socialization, to develop...

Different Yarn Weights

  Yarn or thread for knitting, crocheting or other crafts comes in a variety of weights. This has reference to the way the yarn is constructed, rather than to the physical weight of the skein. A skein is a looped bundle of yarn which needs to be wound into a ball...

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Must Have Sewing Essentials For Beginners

  Picking up sewing as a hobby opens up the door to a new world of creativity and hours of enjoyment. Armed with just a few inexpensive basic supplies, you can be working on completing a pattern in no time! Sewing newbies can become overwhelmed when walking down the...

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Best DIY Gifts for Men

  Men can sometimes be a challenge when selecting gifts. Many of the traditional gifts can be expensive or perhaps not really to the taste of the man in question. Here are a few that might please a man on your gift list.   Best Gifts For Men     Bifold Wallet This is...

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Different Yarn Weights

  Yarn or thread for knitting, crocheting or other crafts comes in a variety of weights. This has reference to the way the yarn is constructed, rather than to the physical weight of the skein. A skein is a looped bundle of yarn which needs to be wound into a ball...

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Do It Yourself

DIY Activities to Entertain Kids

  Keeping your kids entertained while spending little to no money can be unbelievably simple. You do not even need to be exceptionally crafty or make a huge mess to get the rainy day, outdoor, or indoor winter fun rolling! These DIY activities for kids can also be...

Home Made Playdough

  Playdough is inexpensive, especially when you make your own. It can be shaped and dried into “keeper” items, or it can be kept for several days and reused.       Super Simple Salt Dough 2 cups flour, one cup salt, water to moisten. Mix the dry ingredients together....

DIY Activities for Families

    By now we are all familiar with the variations on “The family who _____________’s together (fill in with your favorite activity) stays together.” But family activities are more than that. They are an opportunity to teach appropriate socialization, to develop...

DIY Family Christmas Activities

  Christmas should be filled with joyful gatherings with loved ones, lots of delicious baking, and memory-making activities. Slow down the frantic holiday shopping pace and try these fabulous DIY family holiday activities and launch some cherished new Christmas...

DIY Family Christmas Activities

  Christmas should be filled with joyful gatherings with loved ones, lots of delicious baking, and memory-making activities. Slow down the frantic holiday shopping pace and try these fabulous DIY family holiday activities and launch some cherished new Christmas...

DIY Christmas Decorations

  For most of us crafty people, Christmas is the most fun because of all the diverse ways you can make your own Christmas decorations. Using almost anything you can find outside in your yard, or laying around your house, you can create an amazing array of DIY...

Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

  Making Christmas ornaments with family, children, and to exchange with friends is a wonderful holiday tradition. Many beautiful and keepsake ornaments can be made easily at home, with a minimal amount of crafting skill required, for a fraction of the cost of...

Best DIY Christmas Wreaths

  The wonderful thing about a wreath is that it can be made from almost anything. All you need is a way to fashion a circlet or a form on which to place decorations. The decorations can be as varied as your imagination.   Here are five ways to make the best DIY...

Must Have Sewing Essentials For Beginners

  Picking up sewing as a hobby opens up the door to a new world of creativity and hours of enjoyment. Armed with just a few inexpensive basic supplies, you can be working on completing a pattern in no time! Sewing newbies can become overwhelmed when walking down the...

read more

Knitting vs. Crocheting: Which is Best

     A Quick Comparison Knitting and crocheting are both non-loom weaving. Crocheting uses one hook, knitting uses between two and seven different needles for various projects. Both are enhanced by a measuring gauge and stitch markers. End caps for knitting needles is...

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Gift Guide

Best DIY Gifts for Men

  Men can sometimes be a challenge when selecting gifts. Many of the traditional gifts can be expensive or perhaps not really to the taste of the man in question. Here are a few that might please a man on your gift list.   Best Gifts For Men     Bifold Wallet This is...

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Best DIY Holiday Gift Ideas

    Here are a few DIY Holiday gifts that are likely to please.     Potholders These can be as simple as several layers of cloth folded and stitched together or as elaborate as coiled cinnamon ropes. Unless the recipient is a wealthy single, cooking is like to occur,...

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Best DIY Gifts for Mom

    “Mom” is usually easy to buy for, and she often is showered with potholders, new kitchen items, and “I promise to be good,” coupon books. But the very best gifts for Mom are those that are specifically for her, and not for anyone else. They take her comfort,...

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Best DIY Gifts for Dad

  Dad is notoriously the difficult person on your holiday gift list. Here are a few gifts that might please.     Knit necktie Only suitable for guys who do wear ties, but this one will make a unique tie that the man of the family can wear as a conversation piece. Lion...

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Knitting Ideas

Different Yarn Weights

  Yarn or thread for knitting, crocheting or other crafts comes in a variety of weights. This has reference to the way the yarn is constructed, rather than to the physical weight of the skein. A skein is a looped bundle of yarn which needs to be wound into a ball...

read more

Must Have Knitting Essentials For Beginners

    Every knitter starts as a beginner. Some of us fall in love with the wonderful colors and textures of yarn available in the craft stores while others are envious of the beautiful creations their friends or family make. If you're just getting started with knitting,...

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Knitting vs. Crocheting: Which is Best

     A Quick Comparison Knitting and crocheting are both non-loom weaving. Crocheting uses one hook, knitting uses between two and seven different needles for various projects. Both are enhanced by a measuring gauge and stitch markers. End caps for knitting needles is...

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How To Select The Right Yarn

  When you're ready to knit or crochet anything, the most important decision you can make for your project is selecting the right yarn. The yarn you use isn't overly important if you plan to create a blanket or a basic scarf, but it becomes extremely important when...

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