Category Archives: General Crafts

Time honored craft ideas.

Gift Ideas for Friends in a Hospital

We've all had that moment where a friend or family member ends up in hospital. It may be for a celebratory occasion like the birth of a baby but unfortunately there are times where a hospital visit is for someone who has fallen ill or been hurt. Read more

Spinning Wheels – Why Use Them to Make Your Own Yarn

Having your own spinning wheel allows you to make the most beautiful yarn exactly the way you want it. You are in control of the colour, thickness, warmth, strength, choice of fibre and twist. You will find it rewarding to create your own unique yarn and if you run out of yarn, you can always...
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Fun ‘Do It Yourself’ Ideas

Being in possession of a wild bunch of unused, old stuff, can be pretty annoying. At the same time, having to discard all of your old things, feels like cheating on your memories. So, why not try to find useful ways to employ, those space wasting objects, instead of just throwing them away. Read more

How to Make a Journal Jar

You need a quart canning jar with lid and ring, a small piece of cloth, some raffia and the following material. The idea is to cut the question in strips and place them in the jar. Put the material under the ring on top of the jar, and tie raffia around the neck of the...
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How to Sell Your Crafts

Having a craft hobby is relaxing and fun. However, once you have been either knitting or crocheting for many years, you will find you have excess finished projects that you do not need. (more…)...
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Easy Gifts to Make For Women

Finding the perfect gift for that special friend, mother or sister is not always easy. In these busy times where we are fighting to take care of our own needs, spending money on a gift isn't always an option. You don't want to be cheap but sometimes you have to find a gift that is...
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How to Make Dried Gourds

Dried gourds are very desirable in the crafting community. Dried gourds have been used to make bird houses, bird feeders, utensils, musical instruments, and various other forms of art mediums. Dried gourds can be purchased or you can dry fresh gourds yourself. Whether you wish to grow your own gourds and dry them or purchase...
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Top 10 Seashell Crafts Ideas

If you enjoy seashells, then in all likelihood, you are almost always hunting for seashell crafts ideas to discover a functional technique to display seashells at your house and / or share them with your friends and relatives. Little kids enjoy trying to find seashells, and creating a little something of their very own to...
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Preserving Old Photos

My mother has several albums of family photos going back to the early 1900s and even before. Her mother and grandmother, thankfully, kept scrapbooks and photo albums. But as these pictures age, I worry about preserving them. Here are some things that we have been doing that may help you in preserving your old photos....
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