Stories by Jennifer Forker

Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

When it's cold outside, consider making your dog's coat yourself

It's that time of year when many dogs need a little extra protection - a coat or a sweater - when going out into the cold. Why not try making it yourself?
By Jennifer Forker

Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

Crafty stuff lets teens be constructive

A few months ago, I launched a diabolical plan to entice my teenage daughters to spend more time with me, and to semi-shelter them from the maddening world. I started a Friday Crafting Night for ...
By Jennifer Forker

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Kid-friendly crafts have July 4th spirit

Here are simple crafts that can involve children in preparations for the holiday's fireworks and picnics. Not only do you keep them busy, but you get decorations to reuse next year.
By Jennifer Forker

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Making your own laundry detergent is not difficult task

It's convenient to pick up some laundry detergent at the store, but it's not difficult to create your own.
By Jennifer Forker

Craft some fun this St. Patrick's Day

From leprechaun beards to shamrock hats, a few simple crafts can turn you from a spectator into a participant this St. Patrick's Day. 
By Jennifer Forker

Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

This Thanksgiving, try a handmade apron

Despite the nostalgic appeal of old aprons, many crafters enjoy making their own. Some are elaborate, with ruffles and embellishments, while other are simple and can be made quickly - perhaps in ...
By Jennifer Forker

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Haunting style of photography makes comeback

Frustrated by the ease at which digital photos can be taken and doctored, some artists are kicking it old school: They've revived wet plate collodion photography, a medium invented and popular ...
By Jennifer Forker

Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013

Nature dictates art for some jewelry makers

Some jewelry makers take more than inspiration from nature; they incorporate found objects from trails and beaches in their work.
By Jennifer Forker

Friday, Dec. 19, 2008

Holiday settings should be special A cheerful table

Sometimes the little things do make a difference. Take setting the holiday dinner table.
By Jennifer Forker
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