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Safety Pins

Not only are these are useful for holding items together, they are becoming more popular in different crafts such as scrapbboking and jewelry making.

The American Silver Eagle Coins at the Mint

The United States Mint began issuing the amazingly rare Silver Eagle Coins on October 29, 1986. Ever since, all mintages and prices of these uncirculated and proof coins have greatly varied with the majority of their issue dates averaging for around $25 each, of course with some exceptions. You shou

Antiquing for Antique Distressed Furniture

If you are looking for distressed furniture and plan on antiquing for it, I have some important things for you to consider. Keep these things in mind and you'll get the best possible deal when shopping for distressed furniture.

Clever Toy Pieces: Design Points

Everyone that has gone to high school art or taken any basic art school knows a little bit about the color wheel.The basis of the wheel is that some colors are similar to one another, and others have contrast.Color will be the over ruling design medium for your dollhouse furniture and design choices

Know All About Banknote

Banknote has been a part of Human civilization since 118 BC. Since then it has become the backbone of all financial transactions and trade across the globe. In the modern world the traditional paper c

How Are Coins Graded? Why You Need to Know This

Coin grading is the process used to determine the grade or condition of a coin. The grade of a coin is usually a key component of its value and in most cases, a higher grade often yields a higher value. Coin collectors often seek higher value coins to satisfy their whims. It is therefore very necess

Cereal Killer Costume

Find out how to make this simple yet creative Halloween costume. Follow these directions submitted by Lexie in Ohio and you can dress up as a cereal killer.

Stained Glass Soldering - A Beginner's Guide

Soldering stained glass can sometimes be frustrating for a beginner. Do not be discouraged; it may take a little while to get really good, but with a little practice and patience, anyone can be an expert. This article describes the best practices for soldering when using the copper foil method.

Baby Shower Crafts - Welcoming the Newcomer

Baby shower crafts are a great way to convey to the parents your hearty and welcoming attitude towards the expected arrival. Crafts are the things that put a personal touch to your participation. Gifts and monetary contributions are good things; crafts lend human warmth and feeling to the whole affa

Living Large With the G Scale Model Train

If you are someone that has been involved with or even used model trains, then you have probably heard tell of a scale called G. This is a huge scale, and it is usually used in gardens. The reason for this is that gardens are typically the only space large enough to accommodate them.

How to Choose the Right Remote Control Helicopter

People often think that remote control helicopters are simple toys that can only fly straight. The truth is, not only kids and teens love to them, but also grownups with a passion for engaging gadgets. Remote control helicopters are difficult to control using a remote because you need to be precise

Belaying Pins For Ship Models

A belaying pin is a solid wood or metal object used to secure lines of running rigging. They were made of hardwood, usually locust, and sometimes bronze, iron, or brass. Metal pins of the size needed would be massively heavy. Cast metal would not have been able to withstand the stress.

Planking the Deck of a Model Ship

The first stage to planking the deck is to fit the false deck to the frame. The false deck is usually made from 1mm plywood and will need to be slightly adjusted for the various bulkhead notches if supplied with your kit. Mark the centre line on the deck from bow to stern ensuring that it is lined u

Where to Look for Pottery Classes

Classes in pottery or ceramics can help you expand your technical and expressive voice in clay. They can also be great fun. You may have decided that you would like to take a class in pottery, but aren't sure how to find one. Here are some places to look.

Castle Jar from Disney Parks

During the 50th anniversary year of Disneyland, a look back of the castle that represents it all.

A Easy Crochet Afghan Pattern You Can Turn Into a Poncho

I originally made this into a light weight crocheted afghan but everybody used it as a wrap around that is was easy to turn it into a light weight poncho. The kids will go crazy for this crochet afghan pattern. This may sound hard but it's easy even for the beginner crocheter.