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What I Look for When Buying Vintage Costume Jewelry

I’m listing some costume jewelry finds in the near future and thought I’d explain what I look for when selecting pieces to purchase. CONDITION: I look for pieces that are complete and have smoothly working parts. A pin must have … Continue reading

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Gingerbread Houses-The Top Four Sites for How To Directions

With the holidays right around the corner, I thought it time to look at how to make a Gingerbread House. And I found a great video that shows the process. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well a … Continue reading

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Wood Engravings

According to Wikipedia, wood engraving is a technique in printmaking where the “matrix” worked by the artist is a block of wood. It is a variety of woodcut and so a relief printing technique, where ink is applied to the … Continue reading

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Woodcuts

I recently purchased a box full of books with original woodcut illustrations. And before I get to removing the illustrations and moounting them for sale I thought I’d do a little research on what exactly a woodcut is. According to … Continue reading

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Granny Square Afghans

Granny Square Lap Robe Whether you like the monochromatic repeating versions, or the wild riot of color of multicolored squares, the granny square afghan is limited only by the maker’s imagination and stash of scrap yarn. It is my experience … Continue reading

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Collecting Hooked Rugs

Hooked rugs are created from leftover fabric or yarn that is looped into a backing fabric using a hooked instrument to pull the loops through the backing. It has a distinctive look and quite a history.┬áTypically, if a housewife needed … Continue reading

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