2009

Inexpensive & portable storage solution for your craft ribbons

If you work with ribbons, like satin or floral ribbons, do you find storing them sometimes cumbersome? Do your ribbons get entangled and when you want to find them, it takes time to sort through the tangled mess before you can find what you are looking for? In the past, I used to have a [...]

How to make your own ribbon bows

Bows like the above would add class and perceived value of the gift. But the ready made ones are also quite expensive.  If you have the time, you can try your hand at making ribbon bows because a roll of ribbon can make up to 5 or 10 ribbon bows (depending how large is the [...]

Beaded Embroidery Slippers

Malacca in Malaysia is well known for its handmade beaded slippers. Each bed is manually attached to the slippers and therefore the entire slippers can take quite sometime to be completed. The beads are first sown into a cloth where the patterns are normally drawn. Afterwhich, it is transferred onto the shoe. These beaded shoes [...]

Ornamental Stones with Healing Powers made into beautiful bracelets

The earth’s natural minerals not only benefit humans but are ornamental too. History shos that interest in precious metals and stones date back to ancient days. In recent times however, the love for precious stones has been promoted and sustained by fashion and marketing. Diamonds are supposed to be a girl’s best friend, while bling [...]

A woman who quit a successful job to follow her dream

Meet Regina Silva, who quit a succesful full time job to become a freelance illustrator/graphic designer in Manila. I found her website http://www.wedgienet.net/, through an article, How I Quit My Job to Follow My Dream written by her.  At first she had thought that she had found her dream job as a motion graphic artists. But [...]