TOYMAKING Toy making can range from very basic soft toys intended for heavy and frequent handling, to a range of specialised items intended more for decoration or celebratory reasons than play. Into the latter category come such as the now highly successful Teddy Bear gift service which, operating on a…
JEWELLERY Jewellery is another craft product which can take on many varied forms, from inexpensive and sometimes gimmicky ornamentation, to expensive and just as elaborate and highly personalised creations. It’s another craft for which a wealth of appropriate ‘how to’ publications, craftwork periodicals, local authority and correspondence courses exist. In…
Over the last century, no instrument has come to prominence like the guitar. Once the choice of only folk fans and cowboys (and nothing wrong with that), the guitar came to dominate the music world once the solid body electric type was developed. Now it was time to tell the horn blower to stand in the back, because we are going to rock, jam, and strum the audience into a frenzy!
If you are looking for a way to enjoy a little relaxation or perhaps to spend a couple of hours with friends, think about making arts and crafts a part of your life. It is true that arts and crafts is a broad, non-specific thing. But that is the beauty of it. Basically, taking time to explore new arts and crafts means you get to be creative and have fun in any way you want to.
A regular lamp consists of a light bulb and a transparent case designed for its protection. Paper lanterns are made according to clear specifications as well, the transparent case manifesting itself this time as rice paper. We have grown accustomed to seeing custom paper lanterns in countries from the Asian continent but lately they can be found in other places as well. Customizing paper lanterns offers a lot of freedom, designers playing with different colours and shapes, not to mention sizes, when making such items. You can also find artwork or text printed on custom paper lanterns, reproduced images and popular logos.
Surprisingly, one of the most popular hobbies in today’s modern world is model railway trains. I’m not sure why, but perhaps it’s because model trains are such a great hobby for enthusiasts of all different ages, appealing to both young and old. In any event, the popularity of model railway trains is still on the increase, even though they are considered one of the more old fashioned toys.
When the leaves start to change and it starts to get cool at night you know that it’s that time of the season and that’s when people seek out Halloween party ideas. You will find that one of the best festivities that you can do is throw a great Halloween party.
Photo albums and photo scrapbooks have been in existence since the household camera was popularized, showcasing not only vacations and other family events, but all special occasions and fond memories. With the changing times in technology thousands of people have turned to digital scrapbook software to create and modify photo albums and scrapbooks quickly and with ease.
The art of digital scrapping is soaring in popularity. A quick online search will give you an idea of how many free or low cost tools, templates, and tutorials there are for the taking. It’s easy to find design concepts, creation software, and personalized help. Online scrapbooking chat rooms and communities help with technical information and ideas. It’s never been easier to produce gorgeous custom creations.
In this age where valuable free time is so precious, where do we find relaxation, peace, or solitude from the busy life of today with all it’s trials and tribulations. People use this time in different ways, but I am sure that many opt for some sort of peace and tranquility.
I find that suncatchers are a charming item and people always seem to admire them. They can be made in endless ways and with different items. Stained glass appears to be in great demand, but they are quite often made from plastic sheeting, which I am about to explain for novices. These items are so artistic yet often so very easy to make yourself and you will find that old and young people alike, really appreciate them!
Have you ever really thought about doing this? I think that it is quite a first-class suggestion! Not merely do they offer a personal feel to whomever you choose to dedicate them to, but they what’s more result in utter delight.