Category Archives: Crafts

Family Quilting Traditions

For many people, family quilting traditions have been passed down from generation to generation. Creating a quilt for a to-be married couple or an expectant mother has been in practice since the 17th century or earlier. While some may view quilts as a more "traditional" present for a bride and groom or mother-to-be, others pass...
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Adding Clay to Soap

Clay has been known as a therapeutic agent for thousands of years. Before we'll discuss the wonderful benefits of clay to the skin when used in soap and cosmetics, let's take a glimpse at fascinating facts about clay and its uses. (more…)...
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Candle Making Containers and Jars

The great thing about candle making containers is that you can get really creative with them! You could buy them or you can use materials found at your home. Whatever materials you do find at home, make sure the material is strong and non-flammable! (more…)...
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12 Days of Learning to Quilt

Learning anything new always takes time and patience. Learning to quilt is no exception. Here are the 12 days of learning to quilt that I used to help a friend make her first baby quilt. (more…)...
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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

Bees Wax: History and Origin

We have often been asked where wax comes from. Well there are many types of waxes. Bees wax has been around for a while. There are many mentions of beeswax in historic writing such as the myth where Icarus son of Daedalus put on wings of wax and as he flew too close to the...
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Making Your Own Cheese Basket for The Holidays

Perhaps the best type of gift baskets is a cheese basket. Not only do the cheeses taste good, putting one together is also very simple. Whether you are giving the gift basket to a cheese lover or not, the experience of tasting new flavors in the mouth is simply incomparable! 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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