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Dan Morgan' s Terrific Train Guide

A complete guide for model train enthusiast of all levels.Learn how to build your own now! Important facts about model train and how to build it right. Get familiar with common hurdles you'll face while building them.

Lampwork Beads: How They Are Made And What They Are Used For

A brilliant example of wearable art has long been the beads made using the lampwork process, one that dates back hundreds of years. Artisans who create lampwork beads today possess master level glass working skills, and will regularly produce one of a kind visions in glass that are highly prized by

The Beginner's Guide to Collecting Diecast Car Models

Diecast car models are a lot of fun to collect, but there are a couple of things you'll want to know before you get started. Approach collecting with the right attitude and it can be a fun and rewarding experience.

The Mystique of the Black Rose

When you envision black rose bouquets, do you picture your child trick-or-treating as the Bride of Frankenstein carrying a fake dead bundle of black roses? That would be the consensus of most people. However, the black rose has long been a mythical and symbolic flower. From the beginning of time, th

Quilts and Coverlets - What You Need to Know

Quilts and coverlets are an integral part of our lives. Although they have undergone a lot of change over the years but the change is only in the manner they are made and not in the usage. The names, designs, styles and patterns vary from one community to other and from one geographical location to

Beginner RC Planes - How Many Channels Do I Need?

When starting in the world of rc planes the first thing you need to do is purchase a plane. Choosing the right plane can be a difficult task. There are many features that a beginner rc plane should have.

Dogfights, Death, and the Artist Who Flew With the Aces

Fearless men, brutal fighting and flying machines. That lethal mix of invention and destruction came swirling together in 1914 when Germany, Europe and Great Britain plunged into World War I. Motorized flight has just emerged ...

Simple Soaps

I make little gift baskets for friends and neighbors all the time. It gives me a chance to "GIVE BACK" to my community.

How to Clean Your Vinyl Dolls

Cleaning 101: The Basics There are many ways to rescue a well-loved doll. Many collectors love to find dolls at Flea Markets and Garage Sales and try and restore them to their former beauty. If you are interested in doing the work yourself, follow along and we will cover the many areas of restoratio

Pixie Hollow Secret Recipes

Check out this printable project sheet featuring Tinker Bell's secret recipes for carrot cake and pixie nectar.

Dry Roses With Your Microwave

Drying roses with this method is fairly easy, and they turn out beautiful.Mine usually are mistaken for being freeze dried roses.First you'll need a microwave safe bowl, one big enough that the entire rose will fit completely into.

Candle Making Wicks: How To Choose The Right One For Your Candle

Choosing the right wick for your candle is very important.Although not difficult, there are some things you need to know for your candle to burn correctly.Learn about the different types of candle making wicks and which ones you need for your candles.

Designing Your Potter's Wheel Studio

There are many things to think about when designing your own pottery studio. Some of the factors to take into account include: ease of access, linear flow of work (in one end, out the other) with the kiln separated from the studio, good light, sink near the throwing and glazing areas, ware carts and

Bead Craft - Another Look At Patterning

No matter which of the multitude of beading ideas I'm pursuing, I regard patterning as the single most important aspect of the hobby.A good pattern can cover a multitude of other bead craft design sins, and good crafters will spend a lot of time fiddling with their patterns to get them just rig