Mom vs. Dad πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§Smart tips for crafty parents




Educational Benefits of Juggling and Circus Skills

Please note that the words “juggling” and “circus skills” are interchangeable on this page. The art of throwing objects in the air such as balls, rings and clubs, as well as manipulating objects such as diabolo, devil stick, spinning plates all offer the same benefits for willing pupils!

How to Correctly Check Your Gauge in Knitting

To make sure that your project comes out exactly right and is the correct size that you want you need to make a gauge swatch. Now a lot of people skip this step because they’re so excited to start their actual project and that’s understandable but it can really slow you down. Cutting corners always can really slow you down.

How To Knit A Sweater That Looks Great On You

Choose a color of yarn that actually looks good on you, not necessarily the color that the model is modeling in the pattern. Again, just look at the sweaters that you already wear, look at your favorite colors. This is the time to play it safe.

Tips For Making Your Knitting Look Professional

A few simple strategies can make your knitting go quickly and easily, and look perfect. First, make sure that you’re using correct finger positioning. This will prevent you from either knitting too loose or too tight and messing up your gauge.

How To Make Any Knitted Project Amazing

There are certain things that you can do to make sure that each project that you knit comes out just the way you want. First, make sure you choose the right size of garment that you want to knit. Knowing what size and shape of sweater looks best on you is very important for knitting a sweater that looks right, especially because knitting a sweater is a lot of effort and can usually costs a lot of money; you want to make sure you get this part right.

How To Read A Sweater Pattern

Within a knitting pattern there are many different sections that all help you in different ways create the knitting project of your dreams and make it come out exactly as it should. The pattern should start out with the title and the name of the designer, usually with a link to the designer’s web page so that you can check out their other designs. It will then tell you what sizes are available for that garment, especially for sweaters.

Knitting In The Round

Knitting in the round is the terminology used for knitting a tube. Now the knitted fabric is perfect for knitting tubes because it’s flexible and it’s stretchy and it just hugs the diameter of whatever it’s on.

Tips for Working on Patchwork Projects

Patchwork can be much simpler if you follow a few of these suggestions: – When chain piecing quilts, try a “safety blanket” (a small piece of discarded fabric) to start your chain piecing therefore the cloth fabric and threads do not jam up when starting to chain sew.

Getting Started In Collecting Vintage Barbie Dolls

Girls all over the world are mesmerized by the beauty of this slender three dimensional plastic doll named Barbie. It is interesting to take note however, that even women in their thirties are still interested in the collection of Barbie figures. From a Barbie doll fairytale collection to a summertime escapade theme, this toy has tremendously evolved for the past 4 decades.

Do You Know The Fashion Trends for the Upcoming Spring Season?

According to Google, the upcoming spring season is based on home crocheted garments. I am informed that we are going back to the fashion trends of the 1970’s.

Coinshooting – Best Places to Look for Old Coins

The term “coinshooting” refers to searching for coins with a metal detector. Recreational coinshooting can be done almost anywhere. But how do you know where to look to have the best chance of finding old coins? Here are some tips on locations to help you find your treasure.

What Type Of Postcards Are Highly Valuable?

When you start getting involved with postcards and collecting postcards, it’s inevitable that sooner or later you’ll get thinking about which type of postcard will be the most collectible, and also which will be the most valuable. Here’s how you can find that out…

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