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Let me be honest with you, as I have always been! I hate Christmas! I don’t hate the smell of oranges and cinnamon, I don’t dislike family gatherings and it’s not even about Christmas cleaning (which I hate a little bit too). I hate Christmas because of the “All I Want for Christmas” song, Santa Claus and because it’s such an industry and so commercialised that, media nowadays would have us believe that the best gifts are the ones you purchase at the department store. The best gift to me is the one made with love and here I’ll give you a few easy ideas to make all your friends and loved ones happy. More…
As Tsuyoshi Ito once said: “No matter how advanced technologically becomes, there is always going to be someone who wants to learn how to knit!” The truth is God created us to work with our hands and we have talents, imagination, inspiration and ability todevelop skills in order to get crafty and get working. When we knit and work with our hands, they are doing all the “thinking” and the mind is at peace. This is one reason why knitting is so beneficial for us. More…
Translated from French, “decoupage” means “to cut out”, and the art of decoupage is consistent in the “the decoration of the surface of an object with paper cut-outs.” This process gives the cut-outs an appearance of depth and an impression that the pattern is actually painted on the object. Decoupage is a really funny way to decorate almost any object you can come up with. This art is mainly used on objects like small boxes, plates, vases, or candles. Nowadays, though, it is increasingly applied on furniture too, such as coffee tables, cabinets and even fridges etc. You can freshen up old furniture and mask scratches and signs of wear&tear.