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Japanese Temari balls
Tue, Dec, 19

My name is Irina Levchenko. My fascination of embroidered Japanese Temari balls began quite unexpectedly. A friend of mine saw on the Internet unusually beautiful decorative balls and showed me, knowing that I would definitely be interested. Seeing this handmade wonder I could not remain indifferent and slowly began to learn about how to make Temari. It came out great. And then exciting events started to occur in my life: Meeting other Temari artists, event invitation to the Ukrainian-Japanese Center ( ]]>https://www.facebook.com/Ukraine-Japan-Center-125011520952938/photos/?tab=album&album_id=783817655072318]]>), and participation in an exhibition on “JapanMania”.
The most interesting and memorable event was a master class on Temari balls embroidery.

A guide on how to make handmade soap
Thu, Nov, 23

Are you fancying the idea of making some handmade soap? If you are reading this blog, chances are high that you are. There are many methods of making handmade soaps. These are the cold process, the hot process, the re-batching and the melt and pour soap making. Let us quickly go through these methods one by one.

A couple of handmade home decor ideas to stun everybody
Fri, Nov, 17

Everyone loves to decorate their homes. There is an eternal bliss in decorating your home with your own hands. Add joy and ecstasy to that bliss as you decorate your home with things made by your own hands. Here are some simple yet attractive handmade home décor ideas that will stun your family members and your guests.

Master-class on the creation of the Hair Band in the technique of tatting.
Fri, Sep, 15

This delicate headband will look good in any hairstyle. Emphasize your femininity and refinement of taste, decorate your hair and put you in a good mood, because you yourself have made an exquisite accessory.

 

Opishya - the soul of Ceramic art.
Sat, Sep, 09

Ceramists from Opishya are unsurpassed masters of their craft. They don't make sketches, all the creative ideas they perform at once. Among the large number of similar products you will not find the same. Ceramic pottery is made of local clay that  has a grayish color and  during the firing gets a light yellow hue.

Magical corner of Dream Catcher. Catch your dreams.
Thu, Sep, 07

My work on the dream catcher is held in a special “magical corner.”  Nobody bothers me here, and this helps me clear my mind for the job. I light some herbal incense and a candle to cleanse the space and I begin creating.

Normally, I do not know the end result of when I finish the amulet - the ideas and images come during the process of making it. With a custom order it gets harder and easier at the same time. It is easier, because I can imagine the person who I am making the catcher for and it is harder because there are specific requirements of each customer, which sometimes do not coincide with my inner feeling of how it should be done.
Oil paintings by Olesya Yermolaeva. The desire and inspiration.
Sat, Sep, 02

The desire to paint a picture was my thirst since childhood, I had this urge to pick up the paints and a brush and paint. What exactly? Sometimes you know right away - there was a picture in my head (something seen, heard, thought, read and imagination tells you how to put it together), and sometimes you can create an atmosphere of creativity and inspiration also comes.

The artist doesn’t always have time to wait for a muse, it is sometimes necessary to create one yourself. There are things that appeal to you from the start - each artist has their own, these things they are always happy to paint.

The beauty of needlework
Wed, Aug, 23

The first toys were knitted for my child (which he really appreciated!), they were different suspendable toys, teething toys, and chewing necklaces (which were a lot of help when breast feeding!), Rattles with different yarn remnants, which had been at my house.

Over time, I realized that in my 25 years, I finally found what I wanted to do in life - to create toys for the little ones! I do it with great pleasure!

So I purchased different yarns (infant, hypoallergenic), hooks, hypoallergenic filler, and other materials, and launched. Most of the toys are first praised by my son. I knit with love and in a good mood.

Making eco-friendly toys from natural wood
Tue, Aug, 22

Parents want everything to be natural and safe for their beloved kids. I will share my experience about making wooden toys for children.

Steps:

Marking details according to the templates; Boring holes; Cutting the details with the help of jigsaw; Rough grinding of details with the help of sander; Milling of holes and edge details; Find hand-grinding  of details; Covering parts with the linseed oil; Bonding wheels and assembling toys.
Weaving
Thu, Aug, 17

My name is Alexandra Nosko) I live in a happy marriage and and are raising two boys)) My husband and I are very fond of traveling. When the oldest son was 3 months old, my husband and I went to India. This trip brought out a lot of positive emotions and ideas. My husband perfected his pottery, and I was fascinated by hand weaving strips of cloth) I weave accessories, jewelry, and pillows.