Hobbies and Crafts

Cheryl Ellex

Sewing artifacts gathered from times past reveal that sewing tools such as steel needles, pins and elaborate pincushions were included in a bridal hope chest. Their value for a young woman dreaming of marriage and starting a home were included with hand embroidered items and other heirloom pieces.

Gary Eggleston

Even before many philatelists thought up the hobby of stamp collecting, it is rather obvious that the act of exchanging letters through a centralized system that would recognize stamps as payment to cover carriage costs would have to be put in place. The American Philatelic Society (APS), which is t

Gary Eggleston

Before we go into any detail on collecting coins and sundry other details, I feel that I should introduce you to one, or rather two, simple facts which will help you in your coin dealings.

Launa Stout

All you need is some fleece and some beans! This could be a service project for cub scouts or girl scouts...It is always good to involve youth in service.

Brandi Ford

Have you wondered what is costuming? Costuming is all around us. It's in your face all day long from the things we watch on TV to the holidays we celebrate. Read more to see what it is and how you can do it.

Susan Mendenhall

There are several ways to keep your brain strong by learning new things. Jewelry making will keep you active and can provide life long learning. Being self taught, taking workshops and classes all help your brain to grow. Learn how you can get on board using jewelry making to keep your brain active

Mia C. Goloy

Here's how to make faux enameled embellishments using debossed silver cardstock, permanent markers, and a glossy finish like Mod Podge, Diamond Glaze, or clear embossing powder.

Leif Sutter

Perusing the shelves for Dungeons and Dragons Third Edition books? If you've come across the Stronghold Builder's Guidebook, I've got some advice before you buy it. Especially if your group isn't hardcore into that system.