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An Interesting Collecting Hobby

How many people do something that is non productive so frequently or obsessively or compulsively that it is called a hobby? Collecting things, for example, is surely one of the world’s most common hobbies. It is amazing how many people collect postage stamps, many of them commemorating special events, some …

The History Of Commemorative Coins and Medals

Aside from their commercial and economical value and importance, coins have for a very long time been used to mark certain events, places or even remember historical people thus the reference as commemorative. These coins were first issued in 1892, to mark 400 years of Columbus exploration of the world, …

Starter Woodwork Projects

There are few things as fulfilling as making something with your own hands from what seems to be little or nothing. That’s why so many people enjoy painting, knitting and other activities. One of the most popular interests for this reason is woodworking. Creating items from wood, whether they are …

How to Make Homemade Soaps for Gifts

Every woman loves bath and body products. Soaps and body butters are very easy to make at home and make great holiday gifts. Surprise your family and friends with these thoughtful homemade spa gifts. Homemade Body Butter Bars Homemade body butter bars give your skin a soft, silky feeling, perfect …

Turning Leaves to Art

Before you know it, the kids will be going back to school, and the yard will be filling up with vivid color. Using leaf and lawn vacs helps keep the landscape tidy, but pick up a few leaves ahead of time to put into some eclectic projects. Creating art using …

Woodworking – Turn Your Hobby into a Craft Career

I have been interested in woodworking for many years now.  Several generations of my family have been involved in the yacht building business.  I grew up watching wood being hand worked into beautiful shapes and transformed from timber into stunning ocean going yachts. However the family business closed before I …

3 Practical and Entertaining Uses for Ice Cubes

There are three essential stocking-up trips in any decent South African braai: the drinks run, wood or charcoal run and the ice run. Even in the cooler winter months, a drink without ice is just never the same. And in the hot summer months, it is bordering on crazy to …

Crafty Creations for a Rainy Day

There are many ways to pass a rainy day, with one of the most important being to experiment with crafts. Most of these crafts can be done on your own, with a partner, or ideally with children. (Also see Crafts and Games for Children’s Parties) As well as passing the …

Making your own Sushi on a Rainy Day

In my opinion enjoying life and trying new activities is the best way to experience laughs, thrills and adventures. You may not think that you can have much fun on a rainy day, but there are plenty of creative and fun activities you can do. If you are the adventurous …