To promote love for the craft and market new products most scrapbooking stores regularly hold workshops, scrap meets and art sessions. It’s a great way for them to teach new techniques, promote products and get to know their customers better. Most workshops need to have a pre-registration so the store can prepare materials on hand and on the day itself, a facilitator leads the workshop by demonstrating and assisting participants finish their own projects. Since most of the time, a facilitator will need to use both hands and move around, the best wireless microphone system should be used coupled with a good sound speaker. Or if there are intermission numbers to break the ice, bass pickups from musicians friend can be sourced.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Collecting washi tapes has been my obsession lately. Not only that it gives me a therapeutic feeling whenever I look at their colors but I love using them when wrapping gifts or packages. Washi tapes are also called as wasabi tape. Not that it has to do with the spicy condiment that is eaten with sushis, but these tapes originated from Japan. It’s made from natural fibers of bamboo, hemp or the mulberry (mitsumata shrub) which is very common in Japan. These washi tapes are strong and easy to design on that’s why they make as great packing materials embellishment.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
You use needles when doing some sewing, making quilts, crocheting, doing some cross stitch many more.! Pin is a device used for fastening materials or objects together. It is usually made of steel, copper or brass. It is formed by drawing out the wire by sharpening the tip and adding a head. A cotter pin is made up of round wire of a harder metal. They are used in styling the hair as they are easier to remove and reuse.
Monday, March 25, 2013
They say that arts and crafts develop a child’s fine motor skills and fuel his imagination and creativity. This is the same when it comes to music. You don’t have to buy Korg Kronos workstation yet though. They key here is exposure.
Like most habits, exposure starts at home. You don’t have to know how to play music nor do artistic paintings. You can sing along with him, play music, encourage use of musical toys.
You can buy him crayons and papers instead of toys. Praise him for every piece of art work he finishes. You will be surprised how praise and encouragement can go a long way.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Oh what a pleasant nook! I love how those cigar boxes were transformed to storage boxes. It gave me an idea how to store my craft materials more effectively. But the problem is, no one in the family smoke cheyenne cigars or any type of cigar so there’s no one I can request or arbor these boxes from. I have a strong feeling that the owner of this nook is a crafter, too.