Getting Started Selling Your Crafts

Until recently crafts were usually sold locally or, at best, regionally. Now you literally have the whole world at your fingertips! Some of you may choose a gradual progression from selling to friends, to selling at fairs and shows, to retail selling ? and so on. Others may... Read More

Craft Crocheting from Your Home

Crocheting is not only a craft but an art. Once you master the basic stitches you will be well on your way to creating masterpieces you will be pride to share with your family and friends. Anyone can learn to crochet as long as they put their mind... Read More

Sell Hobby Items by Mail

You can, if you are ambitious, start a Mail Order Business selling collectables to hobbiest by mail. To begin, you must first find a hobby that appeals to YOU. Next, you must spend several weeks researching that hobby. You must learn what collectors want and how much they are willing... Read More

Money Making Hobby - Do You Have One?

Everyone has a hobby. We love all kinds of music, sports, movies, books... We have pets, we grow flowers, we build houses, buy cars... Some of us even love our jobs (boy, those are the lucky ones)...Dale Carnegie said:"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make... Read More

Floral Arranging as a Hobby

Flower arranging has become increasingly popular as a hobby, for people of all ages and backgrounds.Have you ever put flowers in a vase and they just don't sit right? By learning a few basic principles you will be able to create attractive floral designs for your own home.Flowers add the... Read More

Turn An Arts And Crafts Hobby Into A Business

Are you searching for a quick way to make an extra income?Why not turn that Cooking Interest, Comic Book Collecting, or Your Retro Clothing Collection Into A Home Based Business Venture!Most people enjoy hobbies they have pursued with great enthusiasm for years. Even though they may find their leisure activities... Read More

Picture Frame Crafts For Your Kids Party

One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of the party guest taken at your kids party. He or she could be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an outrageous party game stunt, or wearing a face full of frosting and ice cream.Having party... Read More

Scary Halloween Crafts

Looking for some great Halloween crafts for your Halloween party, haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters?A fun craft is something that can keep you occupied for hours on end especially if you enjoy it. Here are some ideas that will hopefully set you on your way in preparation for your... Read More

Scrapbooking Teen Memories

By the time your teen is in high school, you probably aren't taking as many pictures of them as you used to. I have to keep reminding myself that I only have a couple of years left and no time to waste trying to capture fleeing teenage memories.You might be... Read More

Jar Lid and Jar Candle Decoration

Supplies Needed:Most items can be found around the house or in a craft store.Jar Candle with lid ? with removable plastic bottomCraft GluePaintScissorsDecorating Candle Jars and Lids is a fun and easy project for all ages. You can use many different craft items to embellish your jar and lid. If... Read More

In The News:

Cherry Hill Courier Post

Pitman craft store closing after 48 years
Cherry Hill Courier Post
PITMAN – Alice Polocz is looking forward to two things in retirement: spending more time with her grandchildren and watching television. "I have five grandbabies in Colorado and one in Florida," says the owner of Bob's Hobbies and Crafts. "I'm gonna go ...

The Idaho Statesman

Drs. Oz and Roizen: It's just a hobby, or is it?
The Idaho Statesman
Researchers tracked 256 people for four years, from about age 87 to 91, and found that those who continued to make time for arts, crafts and other hobbies were a whopping 73 percent less likely to show signs of fuzzy thinking and memory slips ...

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Mesabi Daily News

'Whatever you are, be a good one'
Mesabi Daily News
The latter is part of one her favorite hobbies — cosplay. While Cassie enjoys all forms of art and crafts — ink, colored pencil, markers, acrylics, water color, sculpture, scratch art, sewing, and cake decorating — she is especially fond of the ...

'Best of Gloucester County' honors more than 100 businesses
DEPTFORD -- Winners celebrated as they were honored Thursday night at the "Shop-Dine-Go Local Best of Gloucester County" event hosted by the county chamber of commerce. Several hundred people filled Auletto Caterers as more than 125 businesses ...

This sweater is going to be too big
This is going to be a beautiful sweater when it's finished, but I have doubts that it will fit well. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. I have been working on my Windsor cardigan, in spite of my fears that it will be too big. It's a little difficult ...

Hobbies Keep Brain Cells Healthy
But as Bonnie, Wilbur, and Orville prove, the benefits of having a hobby don't just apply to folks over age 80. At any age, the scientists say, hobbies keep brain cells healthier. They stimulate the growth of new cells and new connections between cells ...

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Boston Globe (subscription)

Generation Y discovers everything old is new again
Boston Globe (subscription)
For the 28-year-old Brookline resident, and many 20-somethings like her, weekends are a time for cooking, arts and crafts, and pursuing new hobbies. Beaudoin's lifestyle links her to the so-called “Generation Yawn,” a contingent of young, urban women ...

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Pitman bakery, much anticipated, closes after 1 year
The closing of the bakery means that two of downtown Pitman's signature storefronts will soon be vacant. The owner of Bob's Hobbies and Crafts, located on Broadway for more than 40 years, announced a going-out-of-business sale at the beginning of May.

Merced Sun-Star

Fair exhibit entries can be dropped off at fairgrounds
Merced Sun-Star
There are a few exceptions, but most items will be accepted for divisions including crafts and hobbies, clothing and textiles, preserved foods, fine arts and photography. The deadline for Ag-Horticulture entries is Friday at 5 p.m. Ag-Horticulture and ...

Online Only: At Home on Nantucket: Spending Time
Nantucket Island Inquirer
Many people have hobbies and crafts they want to explore further. My crafting experiences usually turn into books or products so that doesn't count as leisure time for me. Many people like to garden, but more people said they wanted more time for exercise.

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