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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.
|Collect The Coins You Can Afford|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Coin Collecting Editor
In coin collecting we have an issue with the Mint that many stamp collectors have with the Post Office. Many stamp collectors lament that the Post Office issues too many gimmicky stamps to entice collectors to add to their collections.
|Bread Dough Clay|
Launa Stout, BellaOnline's Crafts for Kids Editor
Do you like to collect tiny creatures? Do you want to add to your collection by making some of them yourself? This recipe makes enough clay for several small objects.
|Red Heart Reflective Yarn Review|
Melissa Rodriguez, BellaOnline's Crochet Editor
With a little imagination combined with a Red heart Reflective Yarn, you can create fun trendy garments and accessories for everyone.
|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.
|Couching and Laid Work|
Megan McConnell, BellaOnline's Embroidery Editor
Couching, whilst also being a description of where many of us sit to embroider, is also a technique going back over a thousand years and can produce works of stunning intricacy, as well as simple bold designs.
|Tips for a Successful Show|
Susan Mendenhall, BellaOnline's Jewelry Making Editor
Make it easy to be successful! Get ahead of the game to have a perfect show. Have you ever considered selling at a show? Maybe you already sell at craft and art shows. These tips will help both the beginner and experienced artist have a profitable successful show.
|Review of Lovely Knitted Lace|
Lisa Linnell-Olsen, BellaOnline's Knitting Editor
Brooke Nico's book of 16 different wearable lace garments for adult women. Lace knitters will find basic shapes with lace motifs turned into simple and complex looking garrments.
|Painting on Metal|
Christine Sharbrough, BellaOnline's Painting Editor
This week's article is in response to a question received about painting on metal surfaces.
|Make a Tissue Paper Flower Topiary|
Mia C. Goloy, BellaOnline's Paper Crafts Editor
A tabletop topiary is a classic piece of décor that’s sure to add a touch of elegance to any celebration. Here's how to make one with tissue paper flowers.
|Things to Avoid When Taking Photos of People|
Ewa Sapinska, BellaOnline's Photography Editor
Do you ever take photos of your friends or models and wonder why their arms look so much bigger than they are, or why they look uncomfortable in your photos? Read on to find out three things to avoid when taking photos of people
|How do you value your quilts?|
Judie Bellingham, BellaOnline's Quilting Editor
Should you insure your quilts? Do you know the fundamental value of your quilts? What sort of compensation would you expect if your quilt was lost or stolen?
|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.
|$2 Inverted Jenny Sales Figures|
Gary Eggleston, BellaOnline's Stamps Editor
Here are some of the details on the new Jenny Invert stamp sales. The United States Postal service sold 112,605 panes of six $2 Jenny Invert self-adhesive stamps during the first 30 days of issue.
|Tatting Lace by CreAtor 8|
Georgia Seitz, BellaOnline's Tatting Editor
Tatting Lace by CreAtor 8 (sic) is a collaboration of ten tatting designers. It is large in size, 9" x 11.5" or 23 x 30 cm and fully half an inch thick! The 88 pages are all high quality heavy stock paper. Half full color showcasing the patterns while the other half has black and white.
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Dream Sewing Spaces: Design & Organization
Tired of moving piles of stuff around in your sewing area? This book will show you new ways to organize all of your sewing supplies so that you can sew more efficiently.
Pattern-drafting for Fashion: The Basics
If you have always wanted to learn how to draft patterns, now is the time! This great practical guide to pattern making will show you everything you need to know.