Lute is almost a general term for any instrument with frets,
strings, and a deep shell or back. The Lute(s) experienced its peak in popularity around the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Though their history is debated, Lutes may have been in existence for over 1000 years prior. Continue
The length of the neck can…
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on March 17, 2011 at 11:56pm —
Saint Patrick's Day
Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognised of the patron saints of Ireland. It originated as a Roman Catholic holiday but is now… Continue
Added by Denise Morgan (Helping Hand) on March 17, 2011 at 3:30pm —
We, the admin, are doing a lot to improve your experience on site and we have a ton of stuff in the works.
Did you notice?
- Hall of Steel got a lovely makeover :D
- All of the department groups have been color coded. If its sub text is in color you know it belongs to a department. For example, all Castle Life groups are highlighted in blue.
- We've got business cards!!! If you are an…
Added by WarMouse -Manager- on March 9, 2011 at 11:45am —
The Gypsy people, or Romani, traveled from place to place working as tinkers, metalworkers, horse traders, fortune tellers, and entertainers. As their way of living and transportation evolved, they began to switch from tents to wagons. The caravan, or Vardo, was a… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on March 8, 2011 at 4:43pm —
I met Regina on the Creative Cafe
, which I've posted about here plenty of times
before. Regina's pretty new to selling on Etsy but obviously not to crafting -- she has a wide and impressive variety of talents.
Her Etsy shop is called… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on March 7, 2011 at 1:14pm —
It's pretty inevitable, and I'm as guilty of it as anyone else -- you've got a website, and there are so many
awesome plugins, apps and widgets out there. Plugins that keep track of your calendar, widgets that show your recent Twitter posts, apps that rotate pictures of your adorable kitty for all to see. Who could resist?
So you load up on em. I did. I bet you did. We… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on March 3, 2011 at 3:04pm —
Peek at these handmade Beech wood boxes from Hip Folk Art. On hand and for sale. Continue
Hip Folk Art Work Box Beech #7 $36.00 +…
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on March 1, 2011 at 11:57pm —
I've been pretty stressed lately -- and I should post about why, shouldn't I, pretty soon -- and that's led me to another gratitude post, because that's how I roll.
This one's mostly about the cats, because that, too, is how I roll.
Things I am grateful for:
- Waking up to my Chocolate-kitty, snuggled up and purring.…
Added by Kate Jones on March 1, 2011 at 3:02pm —
So I had this pair of socks that I loved
They were my first pair of Smartwool
socks, one of the first pair of cute socks I ever bought for myself, and somehow they became a symbol of my new independence.
I wore them all the time
Alas, I wore them until I… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 28, 2011 at 5:38pm —
What has been on my mind a lot lately is that I need just one more person (that will make 3, total) to live here with me in Bowie, MD in my 4 bedroom split level house (I'm also a renter here). I'm wondering if anyone knows someone looking for a place and I'm hoping to work this out soon. So, if you wonderful folks know of anyone that is looking for a place please send them my way.
Added by Ariana Lightningstorm on February 27, 2011 at 9:21am —
Richard Edwards specializes in handcrafting drinking vessels, canes/staffs, scroll cases, and incense burners & boxes from Bamboo.
Based in Florida, Richard, takes custom orders and performs custom wood… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on February 23, 2011 at 10:23pm —
I really wasn't sure what to call them. 'Accessories' seems so...impersonal. I went looking for synonyms and didn't get anywhere useful. I sew in my free time, and when you're sewing you call these sorts of things 'notions
', so that's what I settled on.
What am I on about? Just this: after three years of selling naught but my own work I've decided to add to my wares. I did a lot of searching and a lot of product testing and in the end I've found a couple of things I… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 22, 2011 at 11:19am —
As those of you who subscribe to the Om Shanti Handcrafts Newsletter
already know, I've revamped it again -- this time, by moving things over to MailChimp
. They have lovely email templates (thus saving me from having to deal with the HTML myself), they keep track of subscribing and unsubscribing folks for… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 21, 2011 at 10:12am —
This week's Friday Feature is a bit of a mix of stuff -- some jewelry, some knitting, and some stuff I just couldn't categorize; some Etsy shops and some personal websites.
It's all worth a look!…
Added by Kate Jones on February 18, 2011 at 11:57am —
Added by Kate Jones on February 16, 2011 at 12:28pm —
I don't cook often -- something I want to change -- but I've been cooking more often recently, and I thought I'd share my efforts. If nothing else, it might get me to cook more often...
So there was some leftover chicken in the fridge, and I was hungry. I'm not a fan of plain chicken, but I loves me a good chicken salad. So I figured that's what I'd make.…
Added by Kate Jones on February 11, 2011 at 11:00am —
Added by Kate Jones on February 9, 2011 at 1:37pm —
A musician and composer, Vince can be found performing a wide variety of music on hammered dulcimer throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Vince's music is a combination of… Continue
Added by Dept of PMM Castle Life on February 9, 2011 at 1:00am —
I thought about making this a Wordless Wednesday, but the story was far too amusing...
So Loiosh is really, really fond of eating grass. This isn't terribly unusual among cats, I know. And he gets to eat grass pretty often, since he gets to gos outside with me pretty often.
Only he really hasn't been, much, because the weather has been kinda crappy. Even Mr. It's All Good… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 8, 2011 at 10:57am —
So I talked about finding the right place to feature your work
last week; this week I talk about the really fun part, which is actually convincing them your stuff is so awesome
they've got to post about it.
Getting a feature in one of the big blogs will rake in the views, too.… Continue
Added by Kate Jones on February 7, 2011 at 11:12am —