Satin flower hairband

I came across this image a few weeks ago: http://i2.wp.com/www.thehobbyideas.com/wp-content/uploads/Satin-Ribbon-Hairband1.jpg (You can also check out the actual site http://www.thehobbyideas.com/, it is full of photo-tutorials just like this one) It's a photo-tutorial about how to make a satin flower hairband. The instructions are quite simplified as you might expect, but I gave it a go myself last weekend. I …

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Citrine – “Golden sun”

Citrine energises every level of life.  It cleanses the chakras and opens the intuition. Citrine attracts wealth, prosperity and success. It imparts joy, wonder, delight and enthusiasm. Raises self-esteem and self-confidence. Stimulates the brain, strengthening the intellect. Citrine promotes motivation, activates creativity and encourages self-expression. Enhances concentration and revitalises the mind. It releases negative traits, …

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Sprucing up a kusudama

Kusudama (薬玉; lit. medicine ball) a paper model formed by sewing or gluing units together. Some origami artists dislike the use  of papercutting and gluing, but I like them since they make lovely decorations. For 'true' modular origami, the artist Tomoko Fuse comes to mind. Kusudama balls (as they are commonly known as, even though the …

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