Visits to the 2021 Poughkeepsie & 2022 Amherst Train & Hobby Shows

Visits to the 2021 Poughkeepsie & 2022 Amherst Train & Hobby Shows

Collecting – Fear or Panacea?

This article examines the mindset of collectors, and some of the reasons why a percentage of the population enjoy the thrill of collecting their treasures. The problem of hoarding is also explored, and why perhaps this particular behaviour may be a personality trait, amongst some people. The love of collecting becomes a lifelong hobby and interest for many of us, who enjoy this pastime.

The Brother Sewing Machine LS2125i: The Basic Sewing Machine for Everyone

If you are looking for a basic sewing machine that is inexpensive but has overall excellent features and functionality, you might find the Brother Sewing Machine LS2125i a good choice. What makes the Brother LS2125i worth purchasing?

Model Ship Portholes

The invention of portholes gave the power of adding a second tier of guns. Although the portholes were used to increase the cannon population on a ship especially on the forecastle and aft castle, it’s possible they were first used to accommodate rows of oars.Other than an opening to allow for cannons, portholes are also use to allow light into the lower decks of a ship as well as allow for air circulation…

Troubleshooting Your Soap Making Process

Producing your own homemade soaps is a fantastic hobby with a great range of healthy benefits. As with anything however, the process is vulnerable to a number of difficulties, which can affect the outcome of the final product. Recently, a reader contacted us on Facebook with an issue on how to stop white bubbles appearing in her soap.

Why Are Platinum Panda Coins Valuable?

One of the main reasons for the worthiness of Chinese Platinum panda coins is of course the scarcity of the metal itself. Another reason is that the Chinese Government has so far produced this coin in gold and silver metals in larger number as compared to platinum. A report says that only 8500 numbers were minted between 1987 to 1990.

Teach Your Kids Science by Performing Chemistry Experiments at Home

Chemistry is know as the “central science” because it bridges many other fields of science. Unfortunately, many schools are lacking quality chemistry programs due to tight budgets and low pay for teachers. This means your child could make it all the way through high school without a basic understanding of Chemistry!

Knitting Kits for Beginners

Every new knitter needs a knitting accessories. Check out what you need before you start knitting.

How to Get Rid of White Bubbles and Air Bubbles in Soap

Making your own soap at home is a fantastic hobby but naturally there is an element of trial and error. The good news is that many issues you may face have simple solutions, if you know where to find them! Here is a common issue you may face when making your own handmade soap:

Wine Bottle Candle Gift for Friends

As I looked through my stash of crafting supplies, I decided that wine bottle candles would make wonderful gifts for my girlfriends. They are the perfect addition to a kitchen counter, dining room buffet, bedside table, or even next to the tub for candlelight reading while taking a bubble bath. Read more…

Five Basic Craft Skills for Children to Develop

Do your children a favor by working on these basic craft skills that they can transfer to projects of their own creation. Although there are a lot of cute craft kits in stores and online that are geared to kids, these are expensive and limit creativity.