Coming Around the Bend…

Coming Around the Bend…

Tips to Find the Best Sewing Machine For Beginners

Learning how to sew can be difficult, especially if you choose the wrong machine. Before choosing a sewing machine, you should identify which areas you want to focus on the most, and that will help you determine how to choose the best sewing machine for beginners.

How to Make Soft Bait Fishing Lures

Interest in your fishing hobby can be greatly expanded if you add an ability to make your own soft bait fishing lures. Making the mould and casting the resin is not a difficult process and can be done with a minimum of expense and equipment.

How Is Batik Fabric Made?

Batik is a great fabric that has been manufactured for hundreds of years and carries great aesthetic properties. Read below to learn more about this great fabric and its uses.

Carpentry Fun Time: Inserting Screws

Children love learning new things, especially if it’s fun! Here are three activities you can use to teach your child how to use a screwdriver.

Sewing – An Old Craft Is Gaining in New Appeal!

Sewing – an old craft is gaining in new appeal, and the sophisticated, newest accessories you need to join the growing resurgence in sewing just may be a pair of pinking shears and a pincushion! Once thought of and referred to as a “little old lady” activity, sewing is regaining popularity as more and more young people are trying their hand at this domestic art.

Easter Bonnets and The Egg Head Superheroes!

We have been thinking about Easter for a while and somehow our thoughts always seem to come back to chocolate! We are considering writing about egg blowing or making Easter bonnets that looked like fried eggs but in the end we decided to mix one of our favourite crafts, ‘The Tube Superheroes’ with the seasonal chocolate egg treat and we came up with…

The Five Simple Steps to Gold Leafing

Gold leafing or gilding, is a form of art that reaches back into history for hundreds of years. Historically, the process of gold leafing did not involve the use of liquid gold paints. Artists throughout history used gold sheet that was made from 23 or 24 carat gold. In today’s world of gold leafing, the cost of real gold would make the hobby entirely too expensive. So we use a cheaper process that creates a perfect simulation of the antique art of gold leafing.

Whip Up a Treasure or Two Out of Leather

People have been working with leather for so long that there are no historical records of the beginnings of leather craft. Until recent historical times most households would have a few basic leather tools such as punches, awls, and various leather working needles, even if no one in the household pursued any type of leather working as a hobby.

Carpentry Fun Time: Sanding Games for Children

Children love doing things with their hands, probably because hands are new to them! Here are three activities for children involving sandpaper.

Carpentry Fun Time: Learning To Hammer

Children love banging on things, so you might as well teach them how to channel that energy! Here are three activities you can use to teach your children how to use a hammer.