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|Book Review- Kumihimo Basics and Beyond|
Shala Kerrigan, BellaOnline's Beadwork Editor
A review of Rebecca Ann Combs book Kumihimo Basics and Beyond : 25 braided and beaded jewelry projects on the kumihimo disk.
|Does April 15 Affect Your Coin Purchases?|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
Does your desire to purchase coins around April 15 diminish? Donít feel bad if it does. This happens for many people and with good reason. April 15 is the annual date for most people to file their personal tax returns.
|Family Tree Mobile|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
Make a leaf mobile with family pictures to celebrate your wonderful family.
|Modern Baby Crochet Book Review|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
In Modern Baby Crochet: Patterns for Decorating, Playing, and Snuggling, Stacey Trock presents us with current designs in bold, pastel and neutral colors for the nursery. If you enjoy creating projects other than layettes for babies, then this is the book for you.
|Preserving Doll Patterns|
Helen B. Wharton, BellaOnline's Doll Making Editor
Here is an idea for making sturdier patterns that last longer and a great way to store them.
|Care of your Embroidery Tools|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Your embroidery tools are vital to producing an exquisite finished product, so make sure you take good care of them.
|Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers Book Review|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
An easy to follow and beautiful book on Silversmithing. This book takes you from basic jewelry making to advanced techniques in Silversmithing. The techniques are explained in a clear, descriptive manner with excellent photographs. Even the beginner student can create from these tutorials.
|Spring Knitting Patterns|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
8 Spring inspired free knitting patterns in common yarns for knitting. If you are looking to add a touch of Spring to your wardrobe, decor or gifts, these patterns are a great place to start.
|Art at the Speed of Life Review|
Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline's Painting Editor
Art at the Speed of Life, motivation + inspiration for making mixed-media art every day by Pam Carriker is a lavishly illustrated volume of crafting goodness you will not want to miss.
|Shabby Chic Egg|
Mia C. Goloy, BellaOnline's Paper Crafts Editor
Make this shabby chic egg collaged with torn paper and embellished with rosettes, paper twine and faux pearls
|Portrait Photography Mistakes To Avoid|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Do your models always end up with big arms and big noses? This article highlights three common portrait photography mistakes and how to avoid them. Read on to find out how to make your models shine!
|Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
Corduroy is making a comeback and is being manufactured into fabulous quilting fabrics. Here's a book with all the info on using corduroy in your quilting.
|Stronghold Builder's Guidebook Review|
Leif Sutter, BellaOnline's Role Playing Games Editor
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.
|Photo Challenge for December|
Kathleen Rensel, BellaOnline's Scrapbooking Editor
Challenge yourself with this photo-a-day challenge in December! Then create an album with the photos and the stories.
|How to Sew Burlap|
Tamara Bostwick, BellaOnline's Sewing Editor
Burlap is a coarsely woven fabric made from jute, a vegetable fiber. Burlap is different from most other fabrics and requires some special handling. This article presents some basic information on stabilizing burlap fabric.
|A Use for Dirty Wool|
Laun Dunn, BellaOnline's Spinning Editor
Using otherwise ruined wool to line wire baskets and planters.
|The 1971 Airmail Transit Test Mailing|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
Between May and September 1971 a scientific management team conducted extensive tests to evaluate the overnight efficiency of intercity airmail deposited in dedicated collection boxes by 4 p.m.
|Clara Haase pats #2 #4|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
These are two more designs are by Clara Haase. Her name appears more than once in Needlecraft Magazine.
E D I T O R R E C O M M E N D E D |
Digitizing Made Easy
This is a great book for those embroiderers who want to learn to digitize their own designs ready for use on an embroidery machine.
Over 50 projects to embellish your home with embroidery. Templates, patters, and stitch guides. Great illustrations and fun to do!
Learn To Knit, Love to Knit
Young adults and teens will find great projects to learn to knit. This book has projects for those who have never knit or would like to try out some intermediate level techniques.