Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wearing the right shoes could prevent Back Injuries



Wearing the wrong shoes could cause you more problems than you realize.  Everyone's feet are not the same so they need to make sure that the shoes they wear fit your feet right.


Weak ankles
Weak ankles can cause even more problems.  If you have weak ankles then by wearing very high heeled shoes your ankle could give way at any time, this often happens when walking on uneven ground. The worst part of rolling or twisting your ankle it will cause you excruciating pain at the time and this pain in some instances could carry on for many years if not treated right.

Good fitting School Shoes

Start by making sure your children have correctly fitted school shoes.  Too many children wear shoes that do not support their foot.  Add this to the way they carry those heavy school bags and your child could end up with many years of suffering from a bad back.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Learn how to do the basic embroidery stitches

Brother Sewing Machine
Anyone can learn how to make beautiful doilies, tablecloths or many other useful items with the art of embroidery stitching.  In fact, once you have learned to do a few of the simple stitches you will be amazed how many things you can create.

You can buy doilies already made to embroider with a transfer pattern, some will come with the crochet edging already done for you as well.  These may have a colored pattern with colored threads attached which depict which colors to use on the various patterns.

Here are a few stitches that may be more useful than others:


  • Stem Stitch - for the stems
  • Satin stitch- this can be used to fill in the flower blooms on roses
  • Chain stitch- this is great for daisy flowers
  • Blanket stitch- for as the name suggests or any edges

Follow the directions for doing the basic embroidery stitches

Whether you embroider with an embroidery sewing machine or sew by hand I am sure you will have many hours of enjoyment once you get started.  You can even surprise your friends by making them gifts for Christmas or birthdays.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Simple gift ideas to make for friends or the homeless this Christmas

If you are having trouble finding that special gift to buy someone this Christmas then why not make something simple yourself.  You cannot beat giving gifts that people know you made especially for them instead of ducking into the first store and buying any old gifts of the store shelf.

These gifts, can be made from wool, crochet, woodworking, seashells, driftwood, stained glass or anything at all. It is not what or how you make your special gift it is the time and thought that goes into making it for that special someone.

Why not follow one of these links for more ideas on making gifts this Christmas.

Make a homeless persons day by making any of these gifts this Christmas

Give Home cooked Gifts this Christmas

Make unique Christmas Gifts from Driftwood

Simple snacks to make and give as gifts for Christmas