Making your own plush animal is a craft project you can completely customize to suit your skill set. Plush animals have soft fabrics like faux fur, fleece and felt. With basic sewing skills, you can design and complete an animal plushie in a few hours. If you're not comfortable with a sewing machine
A rotary cutter is a handy tool used to make cuts through different types of materials. The unit consists of a handle apparatus that houses a circular blade at one end. The blade is a mini version of a circular saw's blade. Rotary blades provide the convenience of cutting through materials, without
Making your own jewelry is a satisfying way to create unique items at a fraction of the retail cost. Making a bead bracelet is a particularly fun project because the opportunities for creativity are endless. Though you can use a variety of wires or threads to make your bracelet, waxed linen is a tim
Closets assist you in organizing your things but many older houses don't have them built in. If you or a previous owner built an open closet without a door, you can install a bi-fold door as long as there is a header and front wall frame. However, there often isn't enough room for a proper front or
The bo staff is a traditional weapon used in martial arts for the purpose of self-defense. Despite its simplistic form--a straight wooden rod--the staff is a versatile weapon, providing a variety of striking techniques, as well as blocking techniques. This series of strikes can be used to quickly di
Plexiglas is a versatile material for a variety of craft projects. You can use it for projects that range from jewelry to a water wall. Cut, drill and paint Plexiglas using the same techniques as if you are working with glass. The key is to use sharp tools and to go slow. Working too fast...
Though no one will see them, finished seams will give your garment a professional look.
Have you ever purchased a pair of perfectly fitting jeans, just to have them shrink to a length that makes them just a little too short to wear? Instead of writing them off, turn them into an awesome pair of excellent fitting shorts!!
Polymer clay comes in a variety of bright colors.colorful clay image by Karin Lau from Fotolia.comSculpey is a type of polymer polyvinyl chloride craft material. While not technically considered clay, Sculpey can be molded and formed in the same way as traditional modeling clay. A big...
It represents no simple task to find success for a business once they get themselves competing inside the online environment. The Internet has quickly grown into one of the largest marketplaces offered for a business of any size to take advantage of while attempting to discover new levels of economi
The American Girl Bitty Baby is American Girl's baby doll, designed to be a first baby for young children. The Bitty Baby measures 15 inches long with vinyl arms, legs and head. The body of the doll, made of soft cloth, provides a squeezable area for hugging. When Bitty Baby gets dirty, clean it gen
Hooded sweatshirts are extremely comfortable and durable articles of clothing that keep you warm in cold temperatures. They're also great for various activities like hiking, lounging and playing sports. If you enjoy the comfort of sweatshirts, and have a knack for sewing, making your own hooded swea
Numerology -- the science of numbers -- has been used for centuries to determine lucky numbers. The most common methods involve using your birth date or your name and they only take a few minutes to work out. "Casting out nines" is a variation on finding a single-digit lucky number from a significan
A widow's ring is a ring of mourning, designed to be worn on the left hand with a wedding ring, or in place of it. This somber yet beautiful jewelry tradition is typically rendered in black or very dark colored stones and often set in silver. Using some basic home silver and jewelry-making accessori
Reborn dolls are life-like sculptures that resemble newborn infants. These one-of-a-kind artworks are made by and marketed to adult women more so than girls. However, like other baby dolls, a variety of accessories and clothing are sold to match reborns. Some accessories come in two parts and must b
A moose craft or activity is sure to delight young children, who often are captivated the male moose's antlers. You can create a variety of moose crafts and activities at home using little more than paper and markers. In addition, these projects also can be incorporated into lessons about the animal
From the style of gown to the length of veil, every detail is important on your most special day. That's why when it comes down to the detail of your wedding jewelry, it's just as important to finishi
Casting on is what you do when you begin knitting and it is a way of getting the stitches onto the first needle. There are literally hundreds of ways to cast on and it is ...