One of the most exciting sewing stages is putting the pieces together and seeing the shape the material is making. However, this gratification isn't always realized until the person designing the masterpiece claims he/she created something uses his/her own hands.
There are many lacemaking tools that you can use, and we all have our favorite gadgets and gizmos but, strictly speaking, they are not all necessary.In fact you can get by with just a few, but they must be of good quality and fit for purpose or you will end up with problems.The principle tools of an
One of the most important, and often neglected, elements of model train layouts is the background images. Yet the background is crucial to focusing attention on elements in the foreground through using the optical illusion called "forced perspective." With forced perspective, objects in th
Coin collectors frequently advise potential customers to buy the book before the coin. This is essential advice for the new collector as well as the seasoned one.
A look at licensed Raggedy Ann and Andy jars, as well as other Rag Doll jars available over the years.
The most important step in making a stained glass piece is the actual cutting of the glass.This article will help you better understand the nature of glass and how to safely cut it for a stained glass project.
This article compares Townsend-Goddard pottery with Teco pottery. It also gives a bit of the history on each brand, describing their beginnings.
So many porcelain figurines are called Capodimonte, and the quality varies so much, it actually is both the best and the worst product in the porcelain collectible world. Partly that is because of its history, and a great deal of it is because of its popularity. Success always brings imitators, so h
What "outlet" really means in electrical and lighting terms
Usually I associate the term "Epic" with any one of the Star Wars flicks, or the Raiders of the Lost Ark movies - even the first two Revenge of the Nerds masterpieces. But rarely do I attach such a powerful moniker to a set of baseball cards.
Owning silver during the 17th and 18th centuries in America was something mainly reserved for the rich, and was generally imported from England and the rest of Europe. In the 19th century, however, the market for American silver experienced a boom due patriotism, import tariffs, and the Industrial R
Print out and color this free February 2012 calendar page featuring a heart design.
I became my family's official Christmas Stocking Stuffer in 1967.My dad had died and my biggest fear was that Santa would forget to come for my two little brothers.
If you read the press in any way you may have seen that we are all supposed to have more leisure time at our disposal than ever before as well as having more disposable income than at any time in the past. I'm sure that may be the case for some people but I doubt very much whether everyone woul
Collectibles are defined as objects of a type that is valued or sought after by collectors. There are so many types of collectibles that it would be impossible to list them all in one article, but some of the more popular ones are definitely worth taking a look at.Find out the 5 most popular and mos
Christmas craft ideas involving wreaths isn't new as people have been making them for centuries. They can be made from various different materials with Holly and Ivy being the most traditional.
Find out what special and sometimes unusual events and holidays are celebrated on March 8th this year.
This article gives you a good idea about coin collecting, and the various accessories that can boost your coin collecting spree. One of the most important things to consider when you are getting addicted to coin collecting is that you must know a good way to take care of it.
If you are trying to think of ways for the family to spend some time together why not look at some arts and crafts ideas for inspiration. People often shy away from making things as they don't have the confidence in their ability to produce something nice. They may also feel that it will cost t
A home made calendar puts the entire year on a whole new level and places a personal touch on every day. And though it may seem like the whole world is consumed with outside interests, no one can resist the charm and personal effort put into an individually thought out neatly bound personal calendar