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Model Ships, A Brief History

When viewing the beauty and stunning craftsmanship found in model ships, one may not be struck with the rich history that lies within this seemingly modern hobby. Centuries ago, model ship making was more of a religious practice or necessity than an art.

Family Reunion Photo Slideshow Tutorial

Create family reunion photo DVD slideshows gifts and personalized family reunion pictures albums with music are wonderful ways to add meaning to your family reunion. These gifts for families are as unique and memorable keepsake as the family itself.Whenever we have a family reunion in our family the

The Wheat Penny

The Lincoln Wheat Cent is often referred to as the Wheat Penny. It was produced from 1909 to 1958. Most wheat pennies are held in private collections and are a standard collectible coin in the US.

How to Antique Discolored Porcelain

Porcelain is a type of ceramic characterized by a hard, white, translucent glaze finish. Porcelain -- often called china, or porcelain china -- is used to make pottery, dolls and many other decorative items. Antique porcelain pieces can become stained or discolored, but this need not stop you from b

Start Flying RC Model Airplanes

So, you have decided to pursue your hobby and made up your mind on purchasing a model plane. Here are a few tips to help you catch the right thermal updraft and fly high without any complications.

Simple Quilt Patterns for Beginners

If you are a beginner and you are looking for simple quilt patterns there is an array of different beginner's patterns available which can be obtained from either beginners quilting magazines or you can download patterns from the internet. There are many quilters that have given out really simp

Transformers, Identification and Price Guide

I won't even pretend to know about Transformers -- but I do know lots of guys that loved them as kids probably wished they kept those original toys and had them today. Why? Transformers are popular again, but it's those old toys that are commanding high prices.

How to Identify a Vintage Fender Deluxe

Learn to identify a vintage Fender Deluxe if you are looking to buy a vintage amplifier and want to know what exactly you are purchasing. Fender made many Deluxe series amps since 1946, and most can be classified as tube amplifiers, which have a sought-after tone. Fender amps are often referred to a

The Double Wedding Ring Quilt

For many generations, women have participated together showing off their quilting skills by forming quilting circles.While these quilting circles are great way to socialize, the skills and talents of the whole group come together improving every participant's abilities...

10 Creative Fabric Designs

Fabric architecture is more than just canopies and sun shades. Here are 10 creative fabric designs worth noting.

Basic Knit Stitches for Beginners

There are really only two basic stitches used in knitting; the knit stitch and the purl stitch. You will combine these stitches in hundreds of different ways to create different patterns that will be used in all of your knitting endeavors. That's why it's important to perfect the two basic

How To Survive The Antiques Marketplace?

When it comes to buying antiques and collectibles, most of us are clueless as to how to make smart purchases and sales. Worry no more, find out how to crack the deal the smart way.

Turning Candles Into Cash

Many people wonder if they can make money selling candles. It seems like such household thing but in reality you can actually make a decent living selling candles. With the Internet the ability to sell candles has gotten much easier. Some ideas outlined below will give you some good ideas.

Candle Making Instructions - Top Tips For Beginners

Candle making instructions are really quite simple, which is what makes this ideal for someone who doesn't want a complicated hobby. Candle making essentially includes wax, wicks, molds and, if you choose, fragrance and color. That's all there is to it, in a nutshell.

Mummified Pumpkin Photo

Check out this photo of a pumpkin Lori Soderberg decorated to look like a mummy.

Cocktail Hats

You can make a lot of cocktail hats from the seductress to the worldly woman, all depending on the type of fabric you use.You can experiment with a lot of things like silk, sequins, buttons, costume jewelry etc. anything which is worth or interesting to be stitched upon.