Where can you sell your handmade items?

There are many places that you can sell your handicrafts. Is any one better than the others? What if I don’t sell anything? We will explore the many facets of retail selling.     Where Should I Sell My  Finished Work? We have other articles on other blogs that also apply to this subject. One […]

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Do you buy or make your gifts?

We all need gifts for birthday, anniversaries, weddings etc. Where do you get your gifts? Do you but your gifts?  Or are you crafty and make them? There are pros and cons for both ways that we will discuss.     You Need A Gift For An Upcoming Event There is an event coming up […]

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Do heirs consider handmade items to be heirlooms?

Heirlooms, what are they? Has the definition been changed by the younger generations? What happens to those things that are no longer considered heirlooms? In this article, I will try to help you understand these questions.     A Definition Of Heirlooms, Old And New How old must something be to be considered an heirloom? […]

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Do you quilt by hand or machine

OK. You have your quilt pieced, which style of quilting to choose? Do you know how to machine quilt or are you a hand quilter? Does it really make a difference?   The Old Standby, Hand Quilting Nancy is the one that uses this method. After you have pinned your quilt sandwich, you have three […]

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What fabrics to use for quilting

  What are the best fabrics to use? Can’t I just use any fabric on any quilt? What is the trick in using this speciality fabric? I will try to explore these questions and more.   The Best and Most Used Fabrics Most quilters will say that 100% cotton is the best fabric to use. […]

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Woodworking by The Talented Termite

Another of our vendors is The Talented Termite. As the name implies, they work with wood. Most of their offerings on this site are for gifts or decoration.   A Little Bit About The Talented Termite They are a two person organization. The same two that run this business. The Termite is my husband Carl. He […]

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Handmade vs Store bought

Is there any real difference between made by hand and mass-produced items? Are items made by hand worth the difference in cost? Don’t they function the same?   Difference Between Handmade and Store Items   I would hope that we could all tell the difference by just looking. But sometimes that isn’t easy. Some makers of handmade […]

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