Category Archives: Crafts
Make some birthday flower cards to please the gardener’s heart. Yes, birthday flowers in a handmade card. These flowers will bloom all the year round.
Your gardener’s friend or beloved family member can place these birthday flowers handmade cards around the house – winter time too – and have flowers blooming everywhere she turns. Isn’t that what a gardener loves? So make many of these birthday cards and bring a bit of the garden into the recipient’s heart.
Tea caddies comprise the largest and most complete group within the Sallea collection of boxes. When tea was first used in England, it was taken only in small quantities for medicinal purposes. Yet this single imported commodity was destined to inspire almost two centuries of social ritual and decorative arts.
Collage is an exciting and versatile papercraft that does not require much in the way of technical skills, just an appreciation of shapes, textures and colours.
Calligraphy is the beautiful way of writing and is a visual art. According to Wikipedia “Modern calligraphy ranges from functional hand-lettered inscriptions and designs to fine-art pieces where the abstract expression of the handwritten mark may or may not compromise the legibility of the letters.
Funny, comfy, cozy, chic & stylish!
Whether you are a novice or expert seamstress, with or without sewing machine, slippers are a fun and easy project to tackle in one evening. They also make a great personalized gift.
For almost 300 years Rörstrand has been synonymous with quality and fine craftsmanship. Their plates and tableware have been handed down from generation to generation and become heirlooms, classics and collectors’ items that have written themselves into Swedish design history. Perhaps this is because they have always understood that quality goes beyond mere durability and functionality.
Silhouettes are also known as paper cuttings and shadows. Long before photography was invented, our ancestors used to have portraits of themselves taken sideways. They were called silhouette portraits and they were not taken with a camera, but were cut out of thin black paper, and stck upon a white card.While the aristocrats were having their silhouettes cut out and eating like kings much of Europe was starving, especially in France. In the 1760’s the Finance Minister of France, Etienne de Silhouette , had crippled the French people with his merciless tax polices. Oblivious to his people’s plight, Etienne was much more interested in his hobby of cutting out paper profiles, the latest fad.
When Gillian Naylor and Mark Faulkner – then fresh out of college – established their design-led pottery business Repeat Repeat in Stoke-on-Trent in 1984, they knew their British base and hands-on approach would stand them in good stead.
FINKBEINER FEINES KUNSTHANDWERK, founded in 1995, is located in Freudenstadt, a small town in the Black Forest. This region is well-known for its scenic beauty, its recreational value and its handicraft tradition of which the famous cuckoo clock is probably the most prominent example.
Ecclectic Elements (Albuquerque, NM, USA) offer a great selection of unique, indie artisan boutique necklaces and earrings for easy online gift shopping.
Handcrafted couture in hip, mod and retro styles. Original costume jewelry.The vintage and antique game pieces and Mah Jongg Mahjongg tiles they upcycle, recycle, repurpose, reclaim and reuse for their recycled game piece jewellery are made of Bakelite, Catalin, Lucite, Celluloid, Marblelite, Pyralin, Wood, Bone and Bamboo.