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Why DIY kits make awesome gifts

Giving the gift of making is miraculous. You can give the gift of a smile. By gifting a DIY kit you are encouraging the gift receiver by saying you can do this and I believe in you. You can feel confident that they will have all the support they need through video tutorials and written instructions to learn about making it great with their own hands. Think back to when you were a kid in school what great times do you remember? For me is with the making of mothers day and fathers day gifts, the art classes learning new techniques and how to use them (Hey even as a parent now paper mache comes in super useful) When they are done...

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Weird craft books we found on the internet

So every now and then a super strange ads pop up from my google searches. My google searches include things like how to make fair isle on a knitting machine, what rope to use for macrame, beginner embroidery, how to do punch needle embroidery and not just make massive holes in the cloth well I think your getting the idea, so i have been saving what the weird and wonderful world of advertising has been serving up to me as a result and here it is! If you have had kids you might want to sit crosslegged because serious belly laughs are on the way! I mean crafting with cat hair WTF? Hope this one has brightened you day and...

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5 Best gifts for the mum that has everything

Yes it's that time again May is about to begin and that means Mother day is just around the corner. Hammered Leatherworks is coming to your rescue with the best 5 gifts for the mum that has everything! Let's dive in!               - The Long Wallet -  It is the last wallet mum will ever need! Completely lust worthy with it's ample card spaces, 3 notes sections and big zippered pocket. It can also hold her phone too with its adjustable strap. Even better she will think of you everyday when she uses it! Making time 2 hours  -  Best for craft lovers  -  See  LONG WALLET - Henry -  The greatest toiletries bag ever designed!...

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The Science of why we choose to DIY.

So I think we have all heard it “ why do it yourself when you can buy it for less?” Well while you need the “thing” just choosing it isn't enough and we know why! Dopamine! The molecule behind all our most sinful behaviors and secret cravings. The science behind our need to create it really does make us feel good! So this “thing” we need, you see the urge is much stronger to make it because we want to learn from it and understand it then and only then will it deserve a place in our house/room/shed. We all know its a longer process to make something but the payoff is more than the “thing”. It is truly unique,...

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