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How Barbecue Defined America

As summer heat settles in across the U.S., many of us are getting out our barbecue grills. Barbecue has always been a summer tradition for Americans, …

Home Ownership

25 Hopelessly Adorable DIY Sock Toys (Quick and Easy Projects)

You remember those old fashioned sock puppets from when you were a kid, right? I’ve collected 25 of the most adorable and easy to make puppet animals …

Crafting

100 Sewing Patterns – Tote Bags

These sewing patterns are all of totes or large bags. All of these links will take you directly to the sewing pattern and the sewing tutorial. The …

Sewing

Mini Printable Gift Bags – With Template and Instructions

Throwing a party? Learn how to make your own DIY mini gift bags with this free printable template and your favorite scrapbooking paper. They’ll give …

Crafting

I Turn Cheap Envelopes Into Special Gifts With Hand Drawing

I am a Transylvanian photographer and graphic designer. I mostly make digital designs as my work so in my free time I like hand drawing. My favourite …

Crafting

Tips For Using Drawstring Bags to Wrap Gifts

Friday, May 11, 2018<p>As much as I love wrapping paper or a cute paper gift bag, my favorite way to give gifts is wrapped in a handmade Lined …

Sewing

Easy peasy, cool and breezy

<b>Monster Bookmark</b><p><b>Materials:</b><p>Colour paper<p>Scissors<p>Glue<p>Marker<p><b>Steps:</b><p>1.Take a square sheet of paper and fold it in half, bottom corner to top corner.<p>2. Fold …

Crafting

Fantastic Spring Things to Knit and Crochet

Call us crazy, but we’re the kind of yarn crafting enthusiasts who refuse to stop working with our favourite fibre just because the weather has …

Knitting

frankie exclusive diy: circle-woven coasters

Give your cup a cosy spot to sit.It’s fair to say many people find most crafting relaxing, but I find weaving, especially circular weaving, to be …

Crafting

Sewing tutorial: Patchwork pincushion with a scissors pocket

I love a pincushion for a good scrapbusting project! Especially when that pincushion is made with patchwork. Even more scrapbusting potential! …

Sewing

Sewing tutorial: Upcycled sweater and denim fish pillow, with free pattern

Make a fun upcycled fish shaped pillow for your home out of an old pair of jeans and a wool sweater! Claire from Pillar Box Blue shares a tutorial …

Sewing

Llama crayon caddy, plus a free pattern

This crayon caddy has the cutest fluffy llama applique on the front! And on the inside are pockets to hold a drawing pad and a selection of crayons. …

Sewing

Sewing tutorial: Halter maxi dress

Autumn from It’s Always Autumn shows how you can sew a halter maxi dress. She starts with a basic raglan sleeve t-shirt pattern and makes a few …

Dresses

Knit American Flag Dishcloth

With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July coming up, it seemed a good time to share a somewhat patriotic knitting project.<p>The American Flag Knit …

Knitting

All of the Rulers of Europe Over the Past 2,400 Years Presented in a Timelapse Map (400 B.C. to 2017 A.D.)

Theories of power, from Machiavelli and Hobbes to Locke and Jefferson, have drawn their lessons from the towering figure of the Sovereign, the …

Time-lapse Photography

Polymer Clay Doodle Pendants

Katie, from Jelly Lane Art Blog, shares her doodle pendant tutorial. In it, she uses oven bake polymer clay (or air dry clay), as a canvas for doodle …

Jewelry

Never Be Surprised By a Bead Size Again with This Handy Chart

01 of 04<p>Bead Types Sized in Millimeters<p>There was a time when it was believed the United States standard measurements would all move to the metric …

Jewelry

Giveaway-Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs

Giveaway-Crochet Kaleidoscope: Shifting Shapes and Shades Across 100 Motifs<p>Leave a comment in today’s post by May 16, 2018 and you are in the running …

Quilting

Tutorial: Road Trip Pillow Bag

Is it a bag or a pillow? It’s both! This is the Road Trip Pillow Bag, a pillow you can carry like a bag and with a pocket to hold a favorite book. …

Backpacking

Easy Beaded Crochet Technique - Free Tutorial

01 of 10<p>Overview<p>Learn an easy beaded crochet technique using this free tutorial. You can use the technique to make a single row of crocheted beadwork.<p>…

Crafting

Five Prolific Explorers Who Aren’t the Men You Thought They Were

Some were intricate liars and brutal murderers while others battled complex mental demons.<p>These stories are a little messier than the versions you …

Native Americans

Nazi Germany surrenders, May 7, 1945

On this day in 1945, Gen. Alfred Jodl, representing the German High Command, signed a document unconditionally surrendering all German military forces, to take effect the following day, thereby all but ending World War II in Europe. The signing ceremony took place at Supreme Headquarters of the …

Europe

Slaughtered Rhino Suggests Ancient Humans Traveled in the Pleistocene Age

We were off by 600,000 years.<p>Early humans may have lived in the Philippines as early as 709,000 years ago, according to new research published in the …

Anthropology

Beautiful chart shows how the English alphabet evolved

Matt Baker from UsefulCharts.com made a detailed poster and video of how the English alphabet evolved over the last 4,000 years, but his elegant and …

Calligraphy

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A New Study Has Shown The Oldest Hand Axe, And Remains Of A Fire In Europe Date Back Over 800,000 Years Ago

The hand axe and remnants of a fire were discovered hidden in a rock shelter in the southeastern region of Spain.<p>In the southeastern region of Spain, …

Archaeology

Why warriors in New Guinea used human bones as formidable daggers

<b>(CNN) —</b> In New Guinea, bands of brave warriors once used daggers crafted from bone to finish off their enemies in hand-to-hand combat.<p>They expropriated bones from two very different sources -- one was the thigh bones of fierce and flightless birds called cassowaries, and the other, the bones of …

Archaeology

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What really happened at Kent State?

After the Kent State shootings, colleges across the country closed. However, decades later, researchers still aren't sure what actually happened at …

Kent State

What the Kent State Killings Did to the Student Protest Era

The May 4th, 1970 killing of four students at Ohio’s Kent State University marked both the height of an era of campus protest and the beginning of …

Kent State