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Why Teddy Bears Are So Widely Loved

Teddy bears are hugely popular among people of all ages and backgrounds. Where did they originate, and what gives them their unique appeal?

What Home Sewing Supplies Will I Require To Quilt?

Quilting is the simple stitching together of two or more layers of sewing fabric. My recommendation is to begin with a small and simple design in order to learn the quilting process. However, no matter which way you are planning on making a quilt (hand sewn or home sewing machine), you still need so

What Is Tension and Why Is It So Important?

All the home sewers keep talking about tension. What is it and why is it so important? This article explains tension on the home sewing machine in a bit more detail and also explains why it is so important!

How to Identify Antique Sundials

Sundials were perhaps the first tools that humans used to tell time. Sundials gauge the time of day using a shadow cast by the sun. It is likely that the first sundial was simply a stick placed standing upright in the ground. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the production of sundials became much mor

Wholesale Yarn

Wholesale yarn is a term used to refer to yarn which is sold and bought in bulk. The wholesale yarn suppliers sell particular quality of yarn in wholesale or in bulk. This is particularly of use to those people, who run small yarn shops and make large number of items made of yarn. In short, yarn in

Horse Hair Pottery

A description of what horse hair pottery is and how to create your own horse hair pottery pieces.

How to Date Nippon Marks

In 1878, the Japanese import company Morimura Brothers began distributing plain pieces of unpainted china, known as "blanks," to be hand decorated by skilled artisans throughout Japan. These early pieces had back stamp markings consisting of the traditional Japanese "Kanji" characters for "Nippon" (

Model Boat Building As a Social Activity

Chances are you have a couple different types of friends. You have the friends who you share a lot in common with and can go out and do anything with. Then you have the friends that you are so different from and for whom you may sometimes wonder how you are friends with.

Top Ten Reasons Arts and Crafts Helps Boost a Child's Self Esteem

A child's self esteem is built throughout the course of childhood. Although ultimately the child develops her own perceptions of self and builds her own self esteem, reinforcement from the outside world is crucial in fortifying the child's self assessment.

Box Kites - A Brief History

Box kites have a relatively long history when compared to other types of Western kites. The first significant builder and flyer of box kites was Lawrence Hargrave, whonever patented the idea that was capable of lifting a man off the ground. Then came Samuel Cody who pioneered aviation in the U.K., a

Gifts In a Jar Recipes

Find directions and recipes to make a variety of unique gifts to please everyone on your list.

How to Make an Instant Denim Jeans Bag

You can make a funky denim jeans bag on your kitchen table in less than an hour. I loved using a pair of decorated small girl's denim shorts for this project.

How to Restore Antique Picture Frames

Antiques are often damaged, broken or otherwise in need of restoration to look as beautiful as possible. Restoring an antique can be a simple or complicated process, depending on the extent of the damage, but picture frame restorations are not usually a large project or a complex one. Restoring a

How to Search With Your Metal Detectors

There are metal detectors sold in the market that creates a different sound when it has found a scrap metal. This will really help you a lot because it can save you from time digging for a useless item.

Evaluating Collectibles - What You Should Know

Venturing into the unknown is always a risky business. Without proper knowledge on collectibles and the evaluation thereof you could be throwing away good money and ending up with nothing more than someone else's worthless collectible.Even if you end up using an appraiser to determine the value