Galaxy of origami stars

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

When my 5 yo goddaughter and I meet up, we love to hand each other our little handmade somethings. She would shower me with sweet girly drawings, scribblings, love notes, masks or a surprise “masterpiece”. Godma would usually make origami iconic symbols. Not long ago I made her a galaxy of stars, one of her […]

Pasta etc 2

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Left to right, top to bottom: Grano Armando Anello pasta, rings Colavita pasta, wagon wheels DaVinci Radiatore, radiator Sapori Antichi pasta, multicolour Italian monuments il Macchiaiolo rice Riccioli pasta, curls De Cecco Racchette, racquets Barilla Stelline, stars

Good Friday thoughts 18.04.14

[Chapter: Living]

Need a Revealer of Love Whatever makes us forget ourselves and think of others lifts us upward. This is one reason that God permits suffering. We would never know the best and richest of human love if there were no pain, no distress, no appeal of grief or of need. The best and holiest of […]

Topper etc

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Left to right, top to bottom: Pierre Belvedere Home peonies picks Striped pennant flags toppers Birthday Girl pick candles Silver and gold star tinsel picks

Duct tape etc 2

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Anticlockwise: Shurtech glow-in-the-dark numbers and stars/moons sheets Intertape Ductsheetz Duck Tape sheets, assorted colours

Kids supplements etc

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Last year during Christmas, my gifts to the toddlers in my family were neither toys nor clothes but for a change, supplements instead…those chewable nutrients disguised as candies. Based on their mother’s ardent feedback (“You should see his eyes light up when he saw…”), they were well-received in both appearance and taste. Hooray! I bought […]

Starry wraps and a magazine feature

[Chapter: DIY + tutorials]

In early October, I was approached by Anneleen from Actief Wonen, a home and decor magazine who wanted to share my star galaxy in their December/January issue. I was more than happy to provide her my image and not too long she sent me the images of the publication. Bloomize has just made a mini […]

Brads etc

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Left to right, top to bottm: Number brads Framed antique-syled brads Screws Gold stars Ric rac Hammers and spanners

Christmas decorating ideas

[Chapter: Decorate]

It’s the most decorative time of the year for sure and with the enormous amounts of creativity circulating around the web, I’ve gather some of the ideas which I like, primarily because they are simple and yet so pronounced. Left to right, top to bottom: Post-It tree from House to Home Clothes pin Christmas tree […]

Star etc

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Left to right, top to bottom: Gold star wicker basket Tommy Hilfiger blue stars bedding set Star Country rustic metal pitcher Lock spring and star washer assortment Starlight iron candleholder lantern Star paper lantern Tovolo star ice pop molds Cath Kidston mug

Candle lantern etc

[Chapter: Daily etc picks]

Left to right, top to bottom: Rectangular lantern with filigree border Biedermann & Sons candle holder HomArt Nile reed/bamboo lantern Pineapple Rustic finial Accents de Ville glass star Lighthouse Tag Wooden Caila lantern Antique copper finish lantern Terrarium lantern Devonshire luminary lantern 3 silver stars