Whistling In The Dark Tag: Home Hobbies

Tag: Home Hobbies

15 Kid-Friendly Crafts You Can Do At Home

Best Tips For Kid-Friendly Crafts

As parents, we can never have too many activities in the house for our children to keep them entertained. At this time, the last task we want to do is buying them toys and gifts. The solution comes in passing on our home hobbies to our children through kid-friendly crafts. Here are 15 great arts and crafts activities to enjoy.



1) Kids are never too old to get into papercraft. Paper planes are the perfect example of classroom mischief with a hidden skill. Teach your children to make aerodynamic planes and create a target board for competitive play.

2) Once planes become boring, move into some other shapes and designs with origami. Origami frog

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History Of Knitting And Key Knitting Terms

Knitting Terms

The history of knitting is something we often overlook. Surely such a simple, primitive technique has remained the same for the last few centuries? What we don’t realize is that the origin of knitting and knitting terms go back much further.

They reach the times of Danish Nalebinding and Middle Eastern techniques. In fact, the oldest knitted artifacts are 11th-century Egyptian socks. After all, to “knit” is simply to “knot” and we have made items this way for a very long time.

Hand Knitting Leads The Way For Centuries Until The Rise Of Mechanized Processes


Hand knitting is what we tend to think of when we think of knitting. One person with two needles and some yarn …

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Review Of The Margaritaville Mixed Drink Machine

Best Margaritaville Drink Machine Review

Margaritaville Mixed Drink Machine are big business for Jimmy Buffet’s growing empire.  We all want to be able to create the cocktails associated with the Parrothead lifestyle and make them with ease.

There are many machines designed to offer large batches of frozen concoctions to large groups. However, the new Margaritaville Mixed Drink Maker takes a slightly different approach.

My Margaritaville drink review will take a closer look.

Why Have A Single Cocktail Mix When You Can Have 48?

Mixed Drink Maker

The main selling point with this Margaritaville Mixed Drink Machine is the fact that it creates such a wide variety of drinks. There are four different containers in place that allow users to add four …

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Knitting A Blanket Super-Sized

Knitting A Blanket In Free Time

Oversized blankets are quite the fashion accessory for the home. These large, cozy blankets have a practical use as a warm cover for a bed or sofa. At the same time, they look great draped over furniture for a soft look. This popularity and the scale of the blanket mean they are not cheap. However, I have discovered a great alternative. The Giganto Blanket is a great knitting project for anyone that wants one of this products at home without the high cost. All you need are the appropriate materials, 4 hours of free time and some perseverance.

So How Do You Go About Knitting A Blanket Of This Size And Scale?


I will …

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Prepare Your Home For The Holidays

Crafts And Home Hobbies – Christmas Holidays

When is the best time to start preparing for holidays? It all depends on how laid back you are. I like to start on my craft projects early so that there are still a fun hobby, not a chore. Crafts and home hobbies make Christmas even more special, and there are many ways to incorporate them into your celebrations. I have compiled 15 top tips for decorating, crafting and welcoming guests. Let’s start by looking at some top ideas for papercraft, knitting, and baking.


Christmas Cards

1) Make Christmas cards thank you notes and place cards early in the month. This means you have time to craft them with care and come up …

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How To Knit A Scarf

Designing A Knitting Scarf

Scarves should be the easiest thing to knit because they are just rows of stitches and blocks of color. We determine how long and thick they are and what colors to use. They may be simple, but we all have to start somewhere.

I started with scarves and remember how nervous I was about knitting scarf patterns. I worried about casting on, changing yarn and making it all look neat. In this guide, I want to talk about how to knit a scarf in 10 easy steps. Ten may seem like a lot but trust me, many of these knitting steps are small and easy.

1) Find Your Yarn

See, the first step doesn’t even …

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Leftover Yarn Art

Knitting Project

A few months ago I had a moment of realization during my knitting. I’m always left with scraps of yarn from knitting and crochet projects. So what should I do? Should I throw the leftover strands away after each session and waste expensive, precious wool? That seems a shame when I have spent so much on materials and so much time crafting the project.

Maybe you like me and have a bag of loose pieces from different segments of scarves and jumpers. I looked at this mass of multicolored yarn and realized I needed a use for them. No strand is worthless. Instead, we can use them to create beautiful yarn art. What is yarn art? Any …

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