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Thu Apr 22 00:00:00 MDT 2010jenv32 Rating:5.0
My friends and I are having a great time doing crafts on Friday nights. The materials are easy to get and inexpensive. The book is very easy to follow. I cant even draw a stick figure but this book is easy to make a masterpiece. I would suggest this book for adults and kids. What a great buy!
Sun Apr 24 00:00:00 MDT 2011mdenman Rating:5.0
The crafts in this book are elegant and well explained. If you'd like to by one book that basically covers the "how to's" of the most popular crafts from jewelry to decoupage this is the one. I bought one for each of my 20 something daughters who enjoy making gifts.
Sun Dec 27 00:00:00 MST 2009mlsinclair Rating:1.0
Horrible book. Lots of lame ideas. It's going back
Wed Feb 27 00:00:00 MST 2013sua51 Rating:4.0
Cute craft book for cat lovers. There isn't a great deal you can do with cat hair, but these ideas were cute. Perfect gift for the cat lover in your life.
Tue Jun 17 00:00:00 MDT 2008craftmommy Rating:4.0
This is one of the few felt food craft books in English. It is a translation of the Japanese original book. It has fun food items to make out of felt. It is pretty easy to understand and follow, with a few exceptions. But the projects are not too difficult that you can't figure them out yourself even if the instructions in the book are a little lacking in direction. Overall a good, fun craft book for making felt food. Great if you have kids who like to play with pretend food. Although it is mostly, if not all, sweets and desserts.
Mon May 17 00:00:00 MDT 2010loveoverstock5500 Rating:5.0
What this book shows is not some hobby, but art. They are beautiful and inspirational.
Tue Oct 19 00:00:00 MDT 2010pms111 Rating:5.0
gave this to my husband as a gift. he does woodworking as a hobby and he absolutely raved about this book. he said it was easy to read and understand and the projects were just what he wanted to do. excellent value for my money.
Wed Mar 16 00:00:00 MDT 2011paperplay43 Rating:4.0
Excellent book have used it several times Recommend this book for anyone that is into paper crafts.
Sun May 10 00:00:00 MDT 2009dmckrc85 Rating:4.0
This is a very nice basic craft book. I was surprised how many different types of crafts this book holds. This book would be great for someone who really enjoys trying new crafting ideas. Would make a Great Gift!
Fri Jun 13 00:00:00 MDT 2008pantsafari Rating:3.0
Not the best craft book I have ever purchased, but there are a few good crafts in there. I would definitely recommend looking through it at a bookstore to see if you like it before you buy it.
Wed Mar 18 00:00:00 MDT 2009sewbeait Rating:5.0
Great, easy to follow designs. This book is for the seasoned craft enthusiast, as well as the beginner.
Fri Aug 01 00:00:00 MDT 2008jwilkins Rating:5.0
very pleased with the book, shipped within a suitable time frame and arrived in good condition. I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys crafts.
Thu May 09 00:00:00 MDT 2013grammiex2 Rating:5.0
I loved the book. I've gotten lots of ideas from the ones shown in the book. I'm excited to start this new craft!
Wed Jun 02 00:00:00 MDT 2010judiscotties Rating:5.0
This book turned out to be completely different from what I thought it would be, and an excellent picture & reference book for crafting, at a great price
Sat Dec 07 00:00:00 MST 2013bluesmanwally Rating:5.0
I bought this book for my wife who has been wanting to take up stained glass making as a hobby. Having looked at the book myself I realize what handmade works of art Tiffany lamps really are. Whether or not you make or are thinking of getting into stained glass making it's worth getting this book just to see these beautiful photographs alone.
Wed Feb 20 00:00:00 MST 2008silverlady77 Rating:5.0
These books are so fun and the characters you create are so cute. I like the way the instructions are presented, not dry or boring at all. The authors convery their sense of humor here, which is very refreshing in a book of this type. They are easy to follow for anyone who is not a big sewer or too familiar with the terms and patterns. I love these books, great for a hobby for any age, kids or adults.
Tue Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2011melschmee Rating:5.0
This Star Wars Craft Book is an excellent choice for any child who loves Star Wars and wants to take their love to the next level. Our kids were thrilled with the opportunities to create their own Star Wars crafts with a little help from this book. Definitely worth the money!
Tue Oct 09 00:00:00 MDT 2007bendis Rating:5.0
Our book arrived a few days after the order was place and was very informative. It clearly explained old and new methods for panning and gave good instructions, especially for a beginner, on how to use the Gravity Trap gold pan. We ordered Garrett Gold Pan Kit (as a hobby only) and the book is the perfect companion piece.
Wed Jan 02 00:00:00 MST 2008edioz Rating:5.0
I am a wanna be quilter and hadn't really done any for several years. The book was a great way to re-enter the hobby. I had never done foundation piecing before. Wow. It is an easier way to do it and the outcome is beautiful. I especially appreciated the CDRom that is included in the book. It allows you to size and print the template you want to work with.
Thu Jul 15 00:00:00 MDT 20101zia Rating:5.0
I have just recently become interested in quilting, so I find this book to be very informative and useful for the basics & beyond (cutting, piecing, backing etc.) I know it will be a handy little reference book as I jump in to this new hobby. I am glad I ordered this & it arrived quite quickly. Thanks Overstock, once again!
Every task needs the right lighting. Whether you are finishing a needlepoint project or the latest bestseller, a craft lamp or book light can help you see what you are doing. If you are shopping for task lighting, think about how you plan to use it, and remember that some types of lights can do double duty.
How much fun and satisfaction would you have in creating jewelry for gifts or for yourself at a reasonable cost? Jewelry making is a hip and stylish trend that keeps growing in popularity. Even if crafts aren't your hobby, you'll find that kits and idea books make it easy to design stylish necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Find out why jewelry making is such a big part of the arts and crafts industry.
Decorating a canvas bag is a great way to create your own unique accessory that reflects your personal style and interests. You can use these bags as handbags, grocery totes or home storage solutions. Hand-decorated canvas bags also make great gift items because they are homemade, reusable and personalized. Decorating canvas bags is a fun hobby that is similar to other craft painting, and can be a great activity for children as well, allowing them to create a book bag or toy tote that is uniquely theirs.
Did you know that the earliest mention of a scrapbook was in England during the 15th century? They were called "commonplace books" and were filled with drawings and bits of memorabilia. Like scrapbooking, most crafts have a long history. Some have changed dramatically, while others remain basically the same as they have for centuries. To celebrate the art of crafting, here are a few tips to help you get in the crafting spirit for National Craft Month.
If you want to learn more about the ancient craft of woodworking, you've come to the right place. Woodworking is a rewarding craft that allows you to create simple or intricate wooden creations with your hands. No matter how detailed you want your woodworking projects to be, wood crafts involve much more than just a hammer and a bunch of nails. Read on to find out more about the fulfilling hobby of woodworking.
Keeping your child entertained can take a lot of creativity on your part, but with the help of kids' craft kits, it's a little easier. Learning a new skill helps to pass the time and gives children confidence in themselves. Crafts are even more fun when there is a holiday theme, and crafts help them participate in the holiday festivities. Help your children discover a new hobby that they will love for the rest of their lives and get into the spirit of the holidays at the same time.
Creating gifts with beads is a wonderful way to fashion personalized gifts. There are many gifts that can be made with loose beads, from jewelry and accessories to crafts and ornaments. One of the many great things about creating your own gifts with beads is that each item is unique. Additionally, beading is a fun hobby that allows you to create gifts for loved ones that are personal and inexpensive.
Are you interested in taking up woodworking as a hobby or career? Woodworking equipment designed for beginners and professionals allows you to create both small and large wood crafts. Beginning tools include a variety of small hand-held tools, power tools and a few larger tools to make many woodworking jobs easier.
A sewing machine is a sound purchase that will provide you with the means to create a wide variety of useful and beautiful items. Home sewing is a rewarding hobby that saves time and money as well as fostering a sense of deep satisfaction at the end of a project. Sewing machines can also be passed down through generations, so your sewing machine purchase is a wise investment. With a sewing pattern, some basic sewing knowledge, and a few other supplies, you can turn fabric into useful items, crafts and lovely works of art. If you are ready to purchase a sewing machine, let us help you decide which one is going to be best for you.
Are you looking for a craft that's fun for all ages? Stamping is an easy and rewarding hobby that requires only a few tools, including paper, rubber stamps and ink pads. You can enhance scrapbook pages, make greeting cards and even add pizzazz to a bedroom wall. To reuse your stamps for a long time, care for them properly by cleaning rubber stamps after each use and before you change ink colors.
Eliminate time searching for the perfect birthday card and begin one of the most rewarding crafts, card making. With paper, stencils, stamps and other card making supplies, you can create perfect personalized cards for every occasion and show someone you care enough to give them a handmade gift. Read on to learn about the best card making supplies to make this hobby easy and fulfilling.
Making beads from clay can be a simple, basic process or a very involved art project. It is a fabulous hobby because it allows you to create jewelry and other items, using your imagination for the entire process. Beads can be made out of many different kinds of clay and pottery, but the most popular type of clay for bead-making is polymer clay. Polymer clay is particularly well-suited to this type of home crafting since the beads can be baked in an ordinary oven or even a toaster oven rather than requiring firing in a kiln. Your polymer clay beads can be made into gifts or strung onto jewelry that can fill your wardrobe with colorful creations for you to wear anytime.
It's not unusual for bookshelves to incorporate multiple materials for different features. If you haven't decided on wood, wood products, metal or glass bookshelves, look at their relative strengths and weaknesses. Look below to learn the best bookshelf materials. Wood: "Solid wood" is a common term for furniture made from lumber planks. Beware of making assumptions based on labels like "hardwood" and "softwood." Hardwoods are derived from deciduous trees and softwoods from coniferous trees; the terms don't connote their relative strengths. Balsa is a hardwood even though it is very soft, just as Douglas fir is a softwood even though it is very hard. They all make excellent, classic stock material for bookcases. Generally, harder woods are the heavier and more resistant to scratches. Still, softer woods, if treated correctly, will keep just as well as harder woods. Plywood: Made by stacking thin sheets -- "plies" -- of lumber and gluing them under pressure, plywood features grains that alternate direction for strength. Several grades are available, of differing cost. Top and bottom plies can be high-quality woods to create the appearance of fine woods, but edge veneer or molding is needed to complete the illusion. Particleboard: Wood chips glued together carry a much lower price tag than solid wood, and particleboard is denser and more uniform. It's a great choice when cost is the primary consideration. Bookshelves crafted from veneered composite boards can look and feel as good as real wood. MDF: Wood fibers, tiny chips and sawdust collected and glued into sheets form medium-density fiberboard (MDF). Low-cost MDF makes an excellent base for veneers; plus, its strength is consistent and it shapes well. Metal: There's a reason most library bookshelves are made from metal: Metal bookcases are resistant to moisture and fungus, their low-friction shelves are easier on books' bindings and metal's strength-to-weight ratio can't be beat. Their cost usually comes in below any other material. Glass: Glass bookshelves weigh more than other types, but if you plan on assembling your bookshelves only once, the style points can be well worth it. Tempered glass shelves (in wood or metal uprights, called "standards") give your home an unbeatable contemporary feel, and glass bookcases' smooth, transparent surfaces add brilliant levity to a decorating piece that might otherwise be notably opaque and heavy. View All Media and Bookshelves Back to Guides Directory View All Media and Bookshelves
With creativity, some supplies, and a good set of directions, any child can transform a pile of materials in to a beautiful bracelet, a clay pot, or another artistic creation. Each child has her own set of interests, so how do you know which kids' craft kit will best suit her? Here's how to find the right kit for your child, based on her natural curiosity and interests.
If your mom (or the mom you're shopping for) loves to read, then she'll love getting a new book for Mother's Day. If you're not sure which book will be the perfect gift for her, try one of these. A literary Mother's Day gift (plus a little peace and quiet to enjoy it) is sure to make her day.
April 7 is National No Housework Day. Is there a better way to celebrate a lovely spring day in the middle of spring cleaning season than to ignore some chores? It's a great excuse to neglect the dishes and let the clothes pile up -- for 24 hours. Plus, you also get some extra free time. So indulge in some beauty treatments, relax with your favorite hobby, or go for a longer morning run. Whatever you choose, make sure to enjoy just being home for a few hours without checking off a daily to-do list. Here are a few ways to celebrate a day without housework.
The list of hot toys for tweens is different every year because kids ages 10 to 12 are quick to embrace new fads and the latest trends. Regardless of the year, however, the basic criteria will never change. Toys and hobbies for this age group must always be creative, cutting-edge, and fun. Toys that let pre-teens express themselves and show their interests are sure to be a hit.
The best toys for kids will stimulate their imaginations, help with their development, and keep them entertained for hours. When you're Christmas shopping for toys for girls, it's a great idea to look for gifts that will inspire her, too. But if you're not sure which toys to give to your daughter, granddaughter, or niece this Christmas, start by considering the toys on this list.
The holiday season is your opportunity to show friends and family how much you love them -- and how well you know them. Some people panic when gift-giving season comes around again, while others enjoy looking for the perfect gift for everyone on their list. No matter what your gift shopping style is, it's important to choose gifts carefully. Use these ideas when you are holiday shopping for your wife, husband, mom, dad, best friend, son, or daughter.
There is no shortage of craft and scrapbooking supplies available today, and every product claims that it is an essential addition to your crafts and sewing supply box. Whether you're building a scrapbooking supply from scratch or need to down-size your considerable collection, knowing which supplies to buy (or keep) can be a frustrating task. Fortunately, this list of the truly essential scrapbooking supplies can guide you in your search and help you put your creative ideas on paper.