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How To Achieve A Starry-Starry Night Wedding and Reception Theme

How To Achieve A Starry-Starry Night Wedding and Reception Theme

 Many brides decide on a theme for their wedding and the subsequent reception. Picking the right flowers to incorporate into a specific theme enhances the concept. For example, if the bride wants to do a starry-starry night, celestial theme she needs to choose flowers that complement this idea. A wedding and reception of this […] 

Making Sure That Woodwork Does Work – Three Beginners Tips

Browse Cordless DrillsFor anyone that is thinking of taking up woodworking either as a hobby or as a profession, you will be pleased to know that it is not too difficult to get started. As long as you make sure you have the best materials, tools and of course plan’s for whatever you are going to […]READ MORE »

Entertaining, Unusual and Admirable Hobbies

Year of GivingHaving a hobby is generally seen as a good thing. It gives you something to do when you are bored, often involves either mental or physical exertion, can provide a social outlet and gives you something to talk about that isn’t work. Some people collect things, others play sports or learn to dance, some […]READ MORE »

An Interesting Collecting Hobby

Gem Stones (from holtsgems.com)

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 from different periods of […]

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The History Of Commemorative Coins and Medals

George Washington Half Dollar

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, but were halted in […]

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Starter Woodwork Projects

Rok Bak Chair

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 practical or ornamental is […]

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How to Make Homemade Soaps for Gifts

Homemade Soap (image from preparedness1.com)

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 for anyone on your […]

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Turning Leaves to Art

Turning Leaves to ArtBefore 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 the bright, earthy colors […]READ MORE »

3 Practical and Entertaining Uses for Ice Cubes

Ice Decor

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 not have a few […]

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What Can You See When You Close Your Eyes?

Optical Illusion Negative Afterimage

Negative Optical Illusion I have always been fascinated by the complexity of our eyes; such as peripheral vision and how we can see something out of the ‘corner’ of our eyes without even looking at it. Or how when we are in darkness we can’t see anything, but after about 40 minutes our night […]

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Crafty Creations for a Rainy Day

KnittingThere 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 time, crafts made during […]

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Making your own Sushi on a Rainy Day

sushi roll

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 type who likes activities […]

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Building Your First Balsa Wood Airplane

Building Your First Balsa Wood Airplane

There’s few more satisfying experiences than watching something you’ve built from scratch take to the air, whether or not you’re an experienced modeller. This guide will take you through all the steps you need for a successful launch. Get your Kit One of the joys of balsa modelling is that the materials are largely […]

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Create a Personalized Envelope with Google Map

Create a Personalized Envelope with Google Map

Google continues to push out more innovative apps. Besides Google Docs, Gmail, Google Earth, Calendar, Blogger and all the others, they also have a site where you can create instant envelopes. You can create an envelope lined with a Google Map of any location of your choice. How to Create an Envelope using Google […]

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Games and Crafts to Stimulate Kids or to Host Children’s Parties

Games and Crafts to Stimulate Kids or to Host Children’s PartiesRecently I found a book series which provides “the right activities for your children’s party to create a Magical Party Experience for your child.” It’s basically a thorough resource on planning the most well suited party for group of children. It’s brilliant for anyone who has children, or babysits for a day or hosts […]

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Mother Teresa Baby Vests

Mother Teresa Baby VestsMy grandmother is an avid knitter; she loves to keep busy even when she is ‘relaxing’ by watching TV or something of the sort. She is 91 years old and still very active; she goes for long walks nearly every day, and she keep her mind active by playing scrabble and going to Bible […]

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How to Make a Cheeseboard

How to Make a Cheeseboard

This is a great idea for a gift. Friends of ours recently had a special celebration and I wanted to make them a personalized gift. What you’ll need: A piece of wood Wood carving tools Sandpaper Sponge Paint and paintbrush I had a piece of wood lying around the house (I find pinewood works […]

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Teaching Children about Time

Here are a few pointers that I use in the classroom to teach my learners about “Time”. These guidelines are particularly for young pupils (Grades 1, 2 and 3), but you can apply these to older students by extending the number ranges or making sure that your older child knows at least these basic […]

Model War Planes

For those who are interested in building or collecting model airplanes, warplanes.com has a wide variety of model airplanes, as well as models crafted from solid mahogany. Their collection of scale model airplanes begins with the Wright Flyer model to the latest jet fighters and airliners. There are also WWII fighters’ models and bombers flown […]

Tips for Building Model Airplanes

Tips for Building Model Airplanes

A Great Hobby is to Build Plastic Model Airplanes. You start your model by building the interior and the cockpit. It’s a good idea to research pictures of the actual plane you are replicating, in order to achieve the desired detail of the plane. E.g. painting the correct colours and symbols, and also painting […]

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Woodworking – Turn Your Hobby into a Craft Career

Woodwork Shed (from buildeazy)

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 reached my mid-teens due […]

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The 3 Most Ambitious DIY Projects Ever Attempted

The 3 Most Ambitious DIY Projects Ever AttemptedNow, I’ve put a few shelves up in my time. A drill, a few brackets and screws, a bit of knocking in the wall to make it look like you know what you are doing and you are away! There are others though that take DIY to a whole new, and quite frankly, scary […]READ MORE »

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