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Weaving a basket is a fun and easy-to-learn craft!Basket making is very old, with almost any pliable material being used to make these versatile containers. Round reed is one of the easiest materials to use and these instructions will teach the reader... 

Make your own quilt top picnic basket.We’ve all heard the phrase, a loaf of bread and a jug of wine, but wouldn’t a few extras come in handy on a picnic? You can take a small or medium sized basket and add a lid yourself, and then put in all... 

For a first time purchase, or a gift purchase, buying a sewing machine isn’t always an easy task. There are so many on the market that are designed for massive achievements, but I personally recommend that if you are purchasing a machine for someone... 

We all remember him don’t we? The strong man from the comic strips who told us that eating our spinach was going to make us strong to the finish. Kids were told that the iron in the spinach would make them stronger and as a result, actually ate... 

A summer camping getaway can be one of the most enjoyable vacations you’re ever going to take, the more so if its well planned and goes off without a hitch. Making sure that you have all that you need to be comfortable in any kind of summer weather,... 

Shopping for a new tent isn’t difficult if you tackle it from the standpoint of what you’re going to need it for, what kind of weather you’re going to be experiencing in your camping and how many people you’ll need to house with... 

If you like to hike, but don’t have the state of the art gear and can’t really afford super state of the art expedition boots, you can still find a decent pair that will take you into the areas where you need real traction and protection from... 

Your tent site in a winter camping foray is going to be of the uppermost importance in making sure that you and your team are comfortable and warm. If you are in a large open area, particularly in winter, the snow and wind are not blocked and your tent... 

Winter camping has always been among my favorite things to do, but as with any other activity in the snow or ice, or even just cold weather, some special adjustments need to be made to make sure that everyone has fun and is safe. Particularly if there... 

Camping is one of my favorite hobbies, and I have a semi crazy sister who joins me in my passion. We lived for most of our lives in the foothills and mountains of Pennsylvania, where we camped nearly weekly as children and teens. Marriage didn’t... 

One of my favorite hobbies in recent years is building my own clocks and lamps. When I make my own, from parts I’ve ordered I know that the lamp I get will be exactly what I want and will complement my decor.I also get a unique gifts, whether I... 

One of the easier and more fun quilts to do as a beginner is the whole cloth quilt. This puts the emphasis on the stitchery and not on the pattern of blocks or triangles, so it will showcase your skills as a stitcher. Quilts such as these were traditionally... 

Decorative watches and clocks are relatively modern conveniences, traditionally they are considered the province of men in fact. The first really useful time pieces are those which were made about the sixteenth century and they did not become pieces... 

What makes a piece of furniture an antique, and how do you determine its value if you are new to the antique buying arena. In order to make a wise choice in your purchase, you will need to do a bit of research that helps you determine what you are looking... 

All children love to pretend and they love to emulate the behavior of adults. Having their own replicas of those things that we use on a daily basis, to them, is a great source of enjoyment, as well as teaching them basic cleanliness, basic safety and... 

No new product will ever pop out of the box, particularly one as long awaited as this one, without its fair share of problems, bugs and glitches. New reports are surfacing still, after this period of time that says PSP has defects or problems or one...