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:


The Guardian

Knitting and needlework: relaxing hobbies or seditious activities?
The Guardian
In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in crafts, partly fuelled by celebrity knitters such as the Duchess of Cambridge and Kate Moss. According to the UK Hand Knitting Association, there has been a 12% increase in people participating ...


Coal City library's photography exhibit on display through May 15
Morris Daily Herald
β€œIt may even expand, so we have a display case for different photo collections. I really think it's fun and important for our residents to see what other people's hobbies are.” In the future, Wiley said the photography exhibit could absorb other arts ...


For airbrush artist Chad Scales, everything's a canvas: 'That's what good work is'
The Huntsville Times - al.com
Scales crafts his airbrushed art in multiple detailed steps. First he draws out his idea, then scans ... Scales has an eclectic set of hobbies that he – with the help of some like-minded friends – highlights on his website, Cs Vintage Co. The site ...


Media Matters for America (blog)

Conservative Media Darling Hobby Lobby's Discriminatory Hobbies
Media Matters for America (blog)
Over at National Review, editor Rich Lowry framed the Green family -- Hobby Lobby's owners -- as "law-abiding people running an arts-and-craft-chain," "minding their own business," until "Uncle Sam showed up to make an offer that the Greens couldn't ...

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Library Friends Host Book Sale
Voices News
Some of the categories include fiction and trade paperbacks, mystery and suspense, history and biography, cooking, crafts and hobbies, children's books, and audio books, CDs and DVDs. Proceeds benefit the Middlebury Public Library. The Friends of the ...

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Washington Post

Might crafts such as knitting offer long-term health benefits?
Washington Post
When I picked up knitting needles for the first time about two years ago, I couldn't have imagined how vital the hobby would become to my well-being. Learning to knit was hard for me, but once I mastered it, the craft became addictive, in a good way ...


Sumner Academy announces summer programs
The Tennessean
In enrichment classes, qualified teachers help students explore a variety of interests, from academics to creative play to hobbies and sports. Enrichment class subjects include jewelry making and design, arts and crafts, hockey, fun with science ...


Pickens County news briefs
Greenville News
Railroad Festival. The Central Railroad Festival will run from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 26 in historic downtown Central with music, food, arts and crafts, and entertainment. ... Classes fall into several categories: computer and digital photography ...

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How to change a life, in four hours a month
Fenton Tri County Times
They mostly do fun things like make puppets, crafts, go to carnivals and movies, like the Monsters Inc, in a 3D re-release. Sometimes they do homework ... The objective for her mentoring included new hobbies, and improved academics. Humphrey said for ...


Daily Mail

People with creative hobbies do better at work
Daily Mail
Television shows such as the Great British Bake Off and Mary Berry Cooks as well as those focusing on crafts such as Kirstie's Homemade Britain and the Great British Sewing Bee, have become huge hits as people turn to creative hobbies. Paul Hollywood ...

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Jar Lid and Jar Candle Decoration

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Craft Crocheting from Your Home

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