DIY • Easy Wall Hanging Macrame

Definitely, macrame isn’t something new for me. I remember myself around 16 years old to knit a whole backpack with rope. It was the year that my mother was teaching ways of macrame knittings to other women and when she was practicing at home, we were learning from her. But before this, back in late ’80, I remember my mother making macrame lampshades, pot hangers, and curtains. In our first home with my hubby, I had put one of this lampshades in the kitchen and it was really beautiful. I must find it again and show it to you in the future.

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Ceramicist Linda Fahey’s Classes on Creativebug

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I love ceramics. I had attended ceramic lessons in the past and I had chosen a special program of ceramic lessons for toddlers for my son when he was two years old. Unfortunately, this year our schedule didn’t permit us to take more clay lessons. So, I was excited to learn about Ceramicist Linda Fahey Creativebug Classes on how to create beautiful ceramic vessels at home without a potter’s wheel.

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Ef Zin In My Hands

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I think I’ve made thousand of outfits with this small cute cross made by EfzinCreations. You can see them all in my Polyvore page. I have this romantic view about handmade items; that they carry a piece of their creator inside. And, Zina confirms that with the best way as she is one of the amazing people I had the chance to meet through blogging. Reading her blog and following her crafts and DIY tutorials, it was easy to fall in love in many of her creations, not to say all of them. So, I use these small items not only because they are pretty cute, but they also carry the energy of their creator: generous, joyful and gentle. Moreover, they have this magic name that in ancient Greek means well-being, to live (“ζην<ζω”) well (“ευ”).

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