Are You Teaching An Embroidery Class For The First Time? 4 Benefits Of Using Flour Sack Towels

Teaching others how to embroider fabric is a great way to blend one of your favorite hobbies with earning an income. Whether your class is a side job or your full-time career, you'll quickly discover that coming up with supplies can take some effort. As you put together your first beginner-friendly projects, be aware of the benefits of using flour sack towels as the base fabric that you use for each of your classes.   Read More...

Use Old Light Bulbs To Create Some Household Decor

Old, non-operating bulbs that you discovered in light fixtures inside of your home can be used to create character ornaments or mini flower holders that can be displayed along a windowsill or a countertop. Use acrylic paint, brushes, scissors, hardware, and wire to complete two different projects. A Holiday Tree Or Plant A small potted tree or plant can be decorated for each holiday that you and your family celebrate. Homemade ornaments that consist of incandescent bulbs that contain painted designs will add color to the greenery and the lightweight components that are used to create each ornament will not weigh down a branch that is being decorated.   Read More...

The Japanese Art Of Fixing Cracked Or Broken Ceramics With Gold

Most people simply throw out broken ceramics, especially if you can't disguise the cracks. In Japan, however, those cracks are considered valued history, and the art of kintsugi, fixing broken ceramics and porcelain with gold, is catching on in the United States. How Is Kintsugi Done? The philosophy of kintsugi stems from embracing brokenness and repairing it. It is not intended to make pottery look new again, but to renew the spirit of history that surrounds it.   Read More...

3 Tips for Preparing Your Materials Before Attaching Applique Pieces with an Embroidery Machine

If you have recently decided to learn how to do applique embroidery with a machine, you may feel a little unsure about how to prepare the fabric and applique pieces for attachment. If so, use one or more of the following tips for preparing your materials before attaching the applique pieces to the base fabric. Iron Fabric Before Attempting to Attach Appliques Before you attempt to attach the webbing to the back of the applique pieces or apply the pieces to the base fabric, iron out any wrinkles in the fabric.   Read More...

3 Must-Have "Emergency" Supplies For Vacations To Any Destination

If you're like most people who enjoy traveling, you probably put a lot of thought into what you should take and what can be left at home. But even with careful planning, it can be easy to overlook the little stuff that can make or break the wonderful vacation experiences you plan to have. Here are three must-have "emergency" supplies you should bring along on vacations to any destination: A Travel Adapter   Read More...