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How to Smock Ornaments

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Smocked ornaments are a lovely home accent, excellent practice piece and a beautiful holiday gift. Smocking, or hand embroidery on pleated fabric, is often used for heirloom garments but can also be used for home accents. Smocking ornaments is quite quick if you are an experienced smocker, or it can

How to Plan an Appliqué Quilt

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Quilting, a popular artistry that some people do as a hobby and others as a trade, requires creativity, mastery and organization. Designing a quilt with appliqu¨¦ pieces takes the craft to a different level of originality. Plan an appliqu¨¦ quilt by taking suggestions from others with experience in

DIY: Jewelry Display

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Displaying your jewelry makes it easier to find your favorite pieces. Displays are also vital if you want to sell jewelry at fairs or other venues. Creating a simple DIY jewelry display out of items readily available is often less expensive than purchasing a display system. A display that showcases

Crafts to Make for Lammas

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Lammas is a harvest festival celebrating the end of summer and the harvest season in the beginning of fall. Practitioners of Wicca and paganism celebrate Lammas by honoring the sun god and other figures and giving thanks for a fruitful harvest of food. Use your crafty skills to celebrate this season

Off-Road Driving Trails

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Off-road driving is an exciting way of exploring remote areas of the country.Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty ImagesOff-road driving is an adventurous method of exploring out-of-the-way regions, usually in a 4x4 vehicle. The United States has numerous off-road tracks, which vary in length and...