How to Create a Reverse Painting on Glass

Introduction:Glass is a non-absorbant painting support which does not allow paint to easily adhere to it - apart from through the paint's own drying process.For this reason the outlines of a subject painted on glass need to be simplified when applied to an extremely smooth glass surface. Simplifying a subject... Read More

Family Fun on the Rails

Imagine your are five years old. As your family arrives at the train station, your hand slips free of your Mom's and you dash over to the tracks. Looking left, then right, your eager eyes scan the horizon, searching for your train.Then you hear it. The quiet chugging of the... Read More

Scrapbooking Yourself as a Girl, Youth, and Your College Days

Now that you grasp the importance of scrapbooking yourself and see how it can add value to your life, you've decided to go ahead and do it.The next question would be, "What's there to scrapbook about me? I don't have a fabulous or most interesting life like Rosanne. I didn't... Read More

Invitation Envelopes ? Make or Break Your Party

What will separate your party from all the other events of the season? Of all the planning that goes into your special occasion, there is no excuse to forget about specialty envelopes. Your invitation is the first impression that you and your party will have. There are many ways to... Read More

Woodworking Beginners: Secret Tips To Start Right

Woodworking: Where To Start - Tips From Experienced WoodworkersWoodworking encompasses a broad area of skills, specialties, and applications. Some beginners take on too much too soon or blow their savings on expensive woodworking tools and machines that they don't know how to use and might not ever need. And even... Read More

Genealogy - Why You Should Get Involved in Your Family History

A few years ago I read a statistic that said that genealogy was the second largest hobby in the United States ? second only to gardening. It was no surprise to me as I have been finding and documenting my family tree for almost 30 years. Over that time a... Read More

History of Kokeshi Wooden Dolls from Japan

Little is known of the early history of Kokeshi Japanese Wooden Dolls. One school of thought believes that Kokeshi dolls have their origins in the practice of spiritualist religion. Wooden dolls were thought to contain the spiritual essence of the dead and were often made for honorary remembrance.The modern history... Read More

Embroidery Machine Use by New Owners for Good Results

Many new home embroidery machine owners have to learn on their own with little instructions and thus have to resort to the "trial and error" methods to get satisfactory results. One can certainly learn to embroidery this way but it takes time, money and patience. I have found that one... Read More

The Top Five Morgan Silver Dollars

Why waste everyone's time? Let's skip the appetizers and get to the meaty stuff right now: The Morgan silver dollars poised to increase the most in value in the years ahead are the 1895, 1892-CC, 1894, 1878-CC, and the 1883-CC. Pretty bold prediction, eh? At this point, the reader now... Read More

Rare Depression Glass Pieces

Depression Glass - The Rare PiecesDid you know that if you happen to have a crystal (clear) and pink Depression Glass refrigerator bowl in the Crisscross pattern in good condition and with its original cover, that it's valued at between $300 and $335? Or that Shirley Temple cream pitcher your... Read More

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Gemstone Collecting

Personally, I have become fascinated with gemstones (precious and semi-precious... Read More

Woodworking Tools: Right Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 4

Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 4 - Tools For... Read More

Setting Up Your Display Case

One of the best ways to display photographs, memorabilia and... Read More

Working With Leather

This can be as simple & basic Or advanced &... Read More

Scrapbooking Tips And Tricks For Photos And Images

When you're incorporating pictures of any kind into your scrap... Read More

Learn Exactly How To Repair Your Sewing Machine At Home!

My name is Tony Asef and I start my own... Read More

Craft Fairs, Bazaars & Flea Markets?Oh, My!

Many names are associated with events such as these. Craft... Read More

A Brief History of Japanese Daruma Dolls

Daruma dolls are representations of the historical Indian priest Bodhidharma,... Read More

Essentials of Genealogy - Getting Started with Your FamilyTree

Since genealogy is my hobby, my profession, and my passion,... Read More

The Proper Use of Comic Book Supplies Will Help You Maintain a Top-Notch Collection

If you want to keep your comic book collection in... Read More

Soap Making For Beginners ? Melt And Pour Process

As you will learn, soap making can be simple or... Read More

Creating A Family Tradition-Jigsaw Puzzles

Do you find it difficult to spend time together as... Read More

Woodworking Tools: Right Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 5

Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 5 - Tools For... Read More

Endless Possibilites With Custom Printed Lanyards

Custom printed lanyards are an extremely popular item and are... Read More

Tips for Flower Arranging at Home

Floral design is an art and for some it comes... Read More

Saving Family Keepsakes for Scrapbooking

I'm new to scrapbooking, and I still can't believe all... Read More

Jewelry Making: Measuring for Bracelets Without a Tape

Your cousin's friend in Saskatchewan has asked you to design... Read More

Scrapbooking Childrens Favorite Stories

Countless memories are built during the formative childhood days. If... Read More

Create A Gift Basket For A Dog Lover!

The choice of what gift to give your family and... Read More

Make Origami

Origami is a wonderful and elegant art. It has been... Read More

How Could Your Hobby be the Key to Financial Success?

Virtually everyone has the knowledge they need to make a... Read More

Christmas Gifts Kids Can Make

Christmas is a time of giving and receiving. Even kids... Read More

Embroidery Sewing Quality of Machine Embroidery Designs

Many new to embroidery have experienced numerous problems because of... Read More

Where Antiques Originate and How You Can Find Them

It's important to understand where antiques originate. Many antique buyers... Read More

A Few Tips About Comic Book Backing Boards

Comic Book Backing Boards come in different thicknesses and acid-free... Read More

Marking Tools and Laser Marking Machines for Marking on Metals

Marking tools are used for marking metals and non-metal surfaces.... Read More

A Look at Cloisonné Lapel Pins

Cloisonné lapel pins are the most traditional, if not the... Read More

Invitation Envelopes ? Make or Break Your Party

What will separate your party from all the other events... Read More

A Playtime Project: The Memory Quilt

A friend recently suggested a use for my daughter's first... Read More

How to Make Quilted Silver Beads

After making the leaf bead, I was impressed with the... Read More

Scrapbooking on a Budget

Memories are priceless, but the cost of preserving them can... Read More

Printing on Canvas

Given the progress in inkjet and media technology, demand for... Read More

How to Make a Childs Handprint on a Ceramic Tile

This is a fun craft to do with a group... Read More