I wanted to share this great review about jewellery making – more specifically earrings – and had a wonderful epiphany. This book can meet two kinds of needs in the gift department. First you  could gift the book to that friend who likes to make jewellery or secondly you can use the book to make your own earrings for gifts to your friends. Fabulous.   Earrings, Earrings, Earings This book is great fun as a resource and idea book... [Read more]

Do you remember rolling balls and making snakes with play dough as a child? How about making masterpieces with clay at school in art class? If you could eat those creations you would have Sugarcraft. Simply put the gorgeous art of creating 3D figures or decorations with a sugar based moulding material. Those cute gorgeous cake toppers that look like they have been made of plasticine. Different from pretty icing or edible pictures on a cake, sugarcrafted... [Read more]

Are you a camp director, teacher, or home school mum looking for a new arts and crafts idea for your kids?  Or maybe you are a recreation director at a senior centre or nursing home and could use a new project.  Either way, this arts and crafts idea will be interesting and fun for all.  This glass case can be used, given... [Read more]

Now that you have built your dollhouse, the next step is to find the furniture to fit in. You want the house to show comfort and life. Children cannot play with a dollhouse without furniture. In most case you would just buy them ready made, but many who have taken the time to make their own doll’s house became fascinated with arts and crafts doll house project, and would prefer to make their own doll house furniture. Most of the furniture and... [Read more]

Paper crafts are a popular pastime right now. Scrapbooking is a fun way to display pictures and chronicle family history. Other paper crafts include making greeting cards and even making hand made papers. When getting started at paper crafts, it is easy to spend a lot of money! Go easy at first until you know what sort of paper craft products you are likely to use. For... [Read more]

Jewellery trends are derived from 3 Rs; real life, runaway, and red carpet. We have compiled a list of latest jewellery trends through our research of new styles seen at shows and appointments, top looks at awards shows, and runaway fashions for spring. Subtle Drop Earrings: These can make a bigger statement compared to the studs of last year. They even coordinate perfectly... [Read more]

Are you currently a needle crafts buff? Embroidery is, arguably, one of the very most refined of the needle crafts. The very fine thread allows for detailed designs which can be almost like paintings. Variations inside the number of threads and length of stitches, in addition to raised work and knots can form intriguing, beautiful effects. Perhaps probably the most satisfying... [Read more]