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Wedding Crafts Section
Wedding crafts is one of our most popular crafts sections. As some of our loyal readers may remember, I had a great time making my wedding invitations, wedding quilt blocks and attendant gifts for my wedding in 2000. We also have lots of free projects for the bridal party, the reception, flowers and the cake. We've expanded the areas for wedding showers and wedding cards. The list of projects added is near the end of this newsletter. Visit the updated page - Wedding Crafts at

See the list of other new projects added recently to AllCrafts in the AllCrafts Update Blog Click here to see the top 10 most popular eCards on, including birthday cards, romantic cards and more. Arts & Crafts Book Review
Dollmaking for the First Time
Dollmaking for the First Time
by Miriam Gourley

Unleash your inner primitive folk artist!

This book is a thorough course in the basics of doll-making. I do think the title is a bit broad, since this covers the folk style of doll-making exclusively. The instructions and color photos are excellent.

The Doll Making Basics section is almost a complete course in itself. The techniques are general in nature, and could be used in designing your own dolls. Almost every page has multiple color photos that are very helpful. The directions for making a cloth doll illustrate in detail how to sculpt fingers, toes and faces. Next, the basics of making a wooden doll are shown. Hairdos, clothing, shoes and embellishments round out this section.

The crafts skills that you will use the most are sewing (hand and machine) and decorative painting. A big heaping of creativity and personality help out, too.

The projects are arranged in order of difficulty, and each doll is designed to teach a different aspect of doll-making -- using patterns, mixing wood & cloth, sculpting faces, adding a beard, making an ornament, painting methods, and more.

Due to the clear instructions and photos, and the emphasis on learning new crafts techniques, this is a reference book that you can use again and again. It's a great example of how craft techniques should be taught.

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New Projects in Wedding Crafts

Wedding Crafts is all-new! Here's some of the free projects added:

Wine Glass Candle Lamp
Wedding Journal
Anna Griffin Inspired Wedding Scrapbook Page
Wedding Day Scrapbook Page
One Stroke Wedding Scrapbook Page
Wedding Cake Card Box
Wedding Cake Decorating
Cake Gift Set
Pansy Envelope Favor
Fan Place Card
Wedding Rice Bag
Sunflower Place Card Holder
Champagne Glass Favor
Rose Petal Favor
Easy Votive Centerpiece
Elegant Wedding Garter
Ring Bag
Traditional Irish Wedding
Bridal Tea
Pretty-as-a-Package Topiary
White Roses Wreath
Jeweled Votives
Ivy Bowl Centerpiece
Chalkboard Heart Favor
Handkerchief Sachet Favor
Glowing Rose Centerpiece
Rosebud and Ivy Boutonniere
Wedding Bubbles

Veil Length Guide
Winter or Christmas Theme Wedding Ideas
Bridal Shower Games
Waxed Bride & Groom Bears
Bunny Bride and Groom
Bridal Gown Ornament
Wedding Mints
Woven Ribbon Ring Pillow
Making the Cake
Falling Leaves Favors
Storing the Top of Your Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake Designs
Daisy Wedding Cake
Basket Weave Piping
Rose Petal Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake Cutting Guide
Rubber Stamped Wedding Card
Pew Decoration
Brides Floral Bouquet
Table Number Centrepiece
Bride & Groom Chair Posies
Rose & Lily Wedding Cake
Gold Tiara and Comb
Table Number Vase
Happy Wedding Day Card
Making a Veil


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Decorative Painting Crossword
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