5 Must Have Tools for Your Shop

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Okay, you finally bought all the hammers, screwdrivers and other essential elements that make up your first toolbox. Now there isn’t a drain you can’t fix, a picture you can’t hang, or a piece of wood you can’t cut. You feel it’s time to graduated from the “puttering around the house” to the “I’m ready…

6 Handy Storage Ideas for All Your Hobby Stuff

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Storage is an issue even when you don’t have a hobby, so add to that all the “stuff” needed to really get involved in your favorite pasttime and look out…”stuff” overload.  If you’ve been out shopping for storage containers, you know that the world of storage solutions has become huge.  There are plastic boxes, bins,…

Let’s Turn a Guest Room into a Hobby Room

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Sometimes the entire function of a room has to change to make it work for new circumstances, so go into it open minded and with creativity!  This particular before and after is an actual functional change to the room as well as a decorative change.  These are usually pretty involved since so much of the…

Start a New Hobby Making Stained Glass

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Stained glass crafting can be lucrative as well as entertaining if you find you have a knack for it. Stained glass is an art form that has been enjoyed by artisan and onlooker alike for centuries.  It’s quite a process, but if you are a crafter with patience and tough skin on your fingers, you…

It’s Easy to Watercolor a Quilt for Framing

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If you love quilts but can’t sew, how about taking the time to learn a little bit about watercolor painting and paint a quilt for your walls!  Matt and I know that quilting is near and dear to many of your hearts. Aside from you telling us about it when we see you out and…

Use Your Original Photography as Art

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You know that you can take a beautiful photo because you’ve done it before, so why not print them out on photo paper and frame them for your home? Recently, Matt and I added a grouping of framed photographs of tropical flowers to an entry we were working on to help support the tropical theme…

How to Build an Easy Workbench for Your Shop

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The one tool that every woodworker, crafter, or any one that has a ton of home improvement projects to tackle needs, is a work bench, and here’s how to build one for yourself. I have tried working on table tops, on the floor, on my desk any where that has some space to put together…

Everyone Should Learn How To Knit a Scarf

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The art of knitting is known to be calming, while at the same time it produces everything from scarves to socks, sweaters and throws! Well, when the leaves start turning and the winds start blowing, its official; its scarf weather!  Funny thing, even in Florida where I live, scarves are all the rage.  Ours may be of lighter…

Embellish Glass Serving Pieces for Parties or Gifts

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Don’t save all the really cool projects for the holidays, you can put together all sorts of interesting embellished kitchenware and serving pieces any time of the year!  Sure, the holidays are the seasons for celebrating, but if you’re anything like Matt and me, you enjoy entertaining throughout the year to enjoy the company of your family…

Learn the Art of Making Gingerbread Houses

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This wonderful gingerbread recipe is just the start of a day full of baking, decorating and of course, eating! Unless you can’t bear to destroy your masterpiece! Making gingerbread houses has become a new tradition in our home.  It all happens during the afternoon of Thanksgiving.  While I am busy in the kitchen, my kids…

Use Scrapbooking Materials for Unique Holiday Cards

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Tired of scrapbooking? Well hang on to your materials and turn them into greeting cards for every special occasion!  I do enjoy a bit of scrapbooking from time to time, but my daughter is crazy for it.  She has accumulated quite a selection of patterned papers, stick on designs, lettering and much, much more. As I…

Make Lovely Cards Using Scraps of Yarn

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These cute yarn cards are perfect for the holidays but make one up for a special birthday or Mother’s Day! Truth of the matter is that you probably won’t be creating 100 of these cards for your greeting card mailing list.  These cards are for those “special” people that have touched your life this year, or…