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Cute Wooden Handicraft: Make a String of Hearts Everyone loves heart-shaped decorations. This cute wooden handicraft can be hung over a doorway or as part of a wall display. Paint the hearts red, pink, and white, and you will have a decoration for Valentines' Day. Paint them red and green for Christmas,...

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The Craft of Quilt Templates How to make templates Templates are patterns so to speak, only with templates you cut the materials you need from strong fabrics. Otherwise, if you were making patterns you would cut the templates from ordinary paper. At what time you create templates,...

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The best baby gift ever is just a click away! Tired of searching for that perfect baby gift for someone special? Fear no more! Here is the rundown on where and how to have the most perfect baby gift of all time. As I have searched the world wide web for the best sites that would answer my need, here...

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How to Knot Stitch and More When you start a knot stitch, you will need to avoid knot stitch the first square. Instead, start in the first row, chain stitching one time and single crocheting in the identical stitch. Draw up you loop to æ inches and Yarn over Yo through your loop...

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Crafting the Essentials in Scrap Booking How to learn craft terms for scrap booking Terms are important in life, including when crafting scrapbooks. When you visit craft stores it is great to know a few terms so that the sale clerks will think you are an expert. In addition, having a basic...

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Cute Wooden Handicraft: Make a String of Hearts

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imagesEveryone loves heart-shaped decorations. This cute wooden handicraft can be hung over a doorway or as part of a wall display. Paint the hearts red, pink, and white, and you will have a decoration for Valentines’ Day. Paint them red and green for Christmas, or red, white, and blue to display love for America. You can leave it plain for a natural look. The string of hearts wooden handicraft fits well with country style furnishings.

To make the string of hearts, you will need 5 wooden heart cut-outs approximately three inches wide, a drill with an eighth inch bit and a quarter inch bit, a small amount of raffia, two yards of 1 -1/2 inch wide soft ribbon, two large wooden beads, and acrylic paints in the colors you want. The ribbon and the beads should match the color sceme you desire. Plaid ribbons are particularly effective. Contunue Reading

The Craft of Quilt Templates

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imagesHow to make templates

Templates are patterns so to speak, only with templates you cut the materials you need from strong fabrics. Otherwise, if you were making patterns you would cut the templates from ordinary paper.

At what time you create templates, you are making your quilt making process easier. The surface patterns will flow consistently as well. You can use your created templates and trace along your patterns, instead of pinning graphing paper to your quilt material. You can purchase ready-made templates, however if you create your own you will save money. You can purchase transparent plastics at craft stores, or stores that carry supplies, such as craft, paper, pencils, etc. If you choose plastic, you will need to individually, trace your patterns. You will need allowance for your seams. After you create your patterns, cut your templates. The plastic templates are ideal for making larger quilts.

Straight grains make up woven textiles. The grain lines run comparably along the edges of the non-fraying edges in the materials. Across the ìstraight grain,î is another line known as the ìcross grain.î Crafters use the term to define the lines, such as ìFabric on the grain.î You will need to eliminate the edges, by cutting it off.

The non-frayed edges are makes up the areas that have not been cut, especially around the label and the snug woven areas.

How to create basic templates:

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The best baby gift ever is just a click away!

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Tired of searching for that perfect baby gift for someone special? Fear no more! Here is the rundown on where and how to have the most perfect baby gift of all time. As I have searched the world wide web for the best sites that would answer my need, here are the more user-friendly sites that I find to give the best baby gift ideas around.

As with Linus in Peanuts, a baby crochet hat is a perfect baby shower gift to give that is full of love and thoughtfulness. Having it personalized is even nicer. For those with more formal tastes and preferences, amber necklace would give that sense of tradition. While those with eclectic tastes and full of adventurous spirit, baby shower gift baskets, wall art for the nursery room, personalized baby gift items are just some of the baby gift ideas that you could give. Each baby gift suggestion can be found in www.ambercraftstore.com where they give a fine description to each item.

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How to Knot Stitch and More

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When you start a knot stitch, you will need to avoid knot stitch the first square. Instead, start in the first row, chain stitching one time and single crocheting in the identical stitch. Draw up you loop to æ inches and Yarn over Yo through your loop on the crochet hook.
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Next, intersperse your hook so that it is beneath your single back strand, Yarn over Yo and pull it through, Yarn over YO again and pull it through both your loops at the hook twice, and skip two stitches, single crochet in the following stitch, and repeat your steps across and to the finish, and turn. Complete your knot stitch on the second row. Chain stitch five in the first double crochet and another two chains in the next single across the middle knot of your starting loop. Chain two stitches, a single crochet in the middle knot of your following loop, continuing across, to the finish and chain two stitches a double crochet in the beginning chain of your preceding row. Repeat the steps outlined in the first row to complete your pattern.

NOTE: Chain stitching is sometimes called ìYarn over Yo.î SO when we mention Yarn over, begin chain stitches. From here on out however, I will refer to Yarn over as chain stitching.

One of the popular methods used in crocheting Afghans is the popcorn stitch. Contunue Reading

Crafting the Essentials in Scrap Booking

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How to learn craft terms for scrap booking

Terms are important in life, including when crafting scrapbooks. When you visit craft stores it is great to know a few terms so that the sale clerks will think you are an expert. In addition, having a basic line of terms will help you find your way, rather than getting lost when you hear the clerks talk foreign craft lingo. To get started we can consider acid.

How to understand craft and scrapbook terms:
Acid-free products are the key to creating and preserving your scrapbook. You want to request materials that do not have acid-based chemical reactive content. The Ph level should be around seven or even higher, to produce a safe keep scrapbook.

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Grandma Craft Tips How to understand crochet basics

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To get started we can begin with crochet abbreviations to help you relate to the process. Crochet experts use the terms beg (Beginning) bet (Between), bk lp (Back loop) ch (chain), ch-(previous chain), cont (Continue), dc (double crochet), dec (decreasing), dtr (double/triple crochet), ft lp (Front loop), hdc (half-double crochet), inc (Increasing), lp (loops), and so on.

Those who crochet must learn how to handle the hook, work jointly, chain stitch, slip knot, and crochet a single row.

How to hook:
To hold your hook you would start with a pencil. The hook may have a resting finger, which you can locate your thumbs to gain control.

How to work in union:

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Amber Properties

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Amber is a fascinating semi-precious stone used in jewelry making, treatments, cures, ornaments, art and many more. Amber properties are extremely beneficial to people around the world, this being the main reason why people want to make the best of it.

Amber is warm to the touch and when held in the hands it gives out a relaxing faint scent of tree resin. It is also the only fossilized resin that contains up to eight per cent succinic acid, commonly known as amber acid. This acid is practically a multipurpose substance very efficient when used in a therapeutic manner. The majority of this substance is located in the amber cortex and in its surface layers.

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Formation of Amber

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The formation of amber began millions of years ago, involving nature’s elements and climate changes. Back in prehistoric times, in a geographical zone known as Northern Europe today, sudden subtropical climate changes formed the perfect environment for the growing of conifers. Baltic amber originates from the tree resin of these conifers. When the ice ages struck, Baltic amber was transported in the process of bed deposits formation, mainly because amber is light and weighs little. Many of today’s amber stones actually relocated quite a lot during these natural environmental changes. It is important to know that amber was formed around 50 million years ago from coniferous trees, known as Pinites Succinitera in scientific works. During the Palaegone period, south-western valleys originating from the Fenoskandivanian continent were the homes of many trees and coniferous forests. The ambient temperature grew warmer, generating high amounts of moisture, high air temperatures and over-secretion of tree resin, all due to changes in the climatic conditions, sea transgression and the influence of the Gulf Stream. Also during these extremely warm periods, forests were supplanted by tropical leaf trees, suitable to this warm climate. We know that the tree resin went into various stages of transformation before becoming amber. These stages include the polymerization, the oxidation, the isomerization, the fermentation and the ripening process in alkaline soil originating from the Sambian peninsula.

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All About Teething

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Do you have a drooling baby who’s chomping on everything he can get his gums on? Sounds like you should be on the lookout for a tooth or two!

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While some babies pop their first tooth as early as 4 months, and some not until they’re closer to a year, most debut that premiere pearly white atabout 6 months. Contunue Reading

Teething Relief

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When your baby is suffering from teething pain, consider these six tried-and-true home remedies.

While you can’t take on your baby’s teething discomfort, you can help take it awaywith these mom-tested remedies. teething-relief-article
 1. Baltic amber teething necklace. Using an amber necklace teething to soothe a child’s teething pain is a practice that’s been around for thousands of years. It’s 100% natural, proven way to reduce the pain of teething. Baltic amber is known to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, accelerate healing, and reduce throat, ear and stomach infections and respiratory disease as well as simply maintain healthy living. Contunue Reading