Saturday, 26 February 2022

Where to find 6 DIY Crafts For Men And Women - DIY Gift Guide

Hi There..... Are you ready for a whole new kind of gift guide? Are you a fan of DIY crafts?

Well, at least on my blog it’s a new type of gift guide. Since I am quite creative myself, I thought, why not give you some ideas for DIY Crafts? 😉

Perhaps, browsing some new shops could bring some new ideas? Although, my brain sometimes has too many ideas, and it seems there are not enough hours in a day. 😧

It has become worse since I moved. Yes, it’s a regular disaster, and I am torn. Maybe I should stop being creative and restrict myself to only watching television. No more blogs or gift guides. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect idea? 😁

Are you crazy? I would lose my mind for sure. Oh my, I wonder what that would look like. I’d most likely give myself a heart attack looking in the mirror. No, it’s bad enough as it is. Besides, who says I will still be able to see. 😂

You must agree it’s not an option to stop crafting if you are into knitting, sewing, making music, drawing, painting, or DIY crafts. Ah, you are wondering why it got worse since we moved. 😮

For almost 5 years, we stashed my keyboard in our basement. Why would I do something like that? I could either choose to make room for my keyboard or a bed for my granddaughter. 😐

You may think I am crazy, but my grandchild is far more important, and there were enough other craft options for me. 😍

This time, there weren’t that many businesses that responded to my pitch, so this DIY gift guide isn’t extensive, but as Plato once said, “The greatest wealth is to live content with little”. 😎

EVELIN - Sleeveless Dress Pattern $12.00

Professional tailoring patterns, ideal for mass production with a wide range of sizes and for hobbies.

The patterns are tested in our workshop (all photos of the models are of prototypes made by us).

New models added every week, the purchased patterns are accompanied by the Royalty Free license

Seam allowances included in the pattern, complete patterns with linings and reinforcements, sewing instructions provided with each model.

You can print our models on your home printer or you can get them ready to be plated on thermal adhesive paper, only good for cutting.  A4 and letter, A0 projector files, A0 for paper printing.

Our design team is open to new model suggestions

Quality services 20 years of experience in computerized pattern design

The patterns are designed with the Gemini Cad System

Evelin Skater Dress with Corset Belt Sewing Patten - perfect whether you're home by curfew or keep the party going all night! Medium weight weaved fabric shapes this sleeveless skater dress with a V neck, elasticated waist, and a flirty skater skirt. Combine it with the Corset Belt included in the package and you will turn heads all around!

Sizes EU: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46

Each pack includes also:
Step-By-Step sewing instructions in English
How much fabric you need for each size
Fabric suggestions and materials
A pattern layout
Visible seam allowance
How to print the pattern
Measurements are in METRIC

All sizes have separate files, you only need to print the files that are relevant to you.
File format - PDF size - A4, letter, and A0. PDF sewing pattern download, in multi-sheet/tiled format for printing at home on A4 or US letter size paper and A0 format for printing at a copy shop.
All files are compressed in the ZIP archive for easy downloading.

Pour Paint Mini Canvas DIY Kit (Green) 

Ccmonstersart aims to be a platform for the arts, bridging the gap between artists and clients. All of our artists are carefully selected and are specialized in their respective niches.

From Traditional mediums to digital and even contemporary art, we have a plethora of talents catered to your artistic needs. We are a team of Artrepreneurs, both artists and entrepreneurs that are passionate and take pride in their work.

Adding colors to life is our brand motto, and we wish to inspire and raise awareness for the arts with other like-minded individuals. Art is our therapy, our beauty, and our solace.

With artists with over 20 years of industry experience, we provide a comprehensive range of services ranging from corporate workshops to art jamming sessions. With over 40 participating partners and niche artists on board, we offer a spectrum of art-related services and are committed to our client's success.

Be part of the future with our ArtTech services available at your beck and call. From Augmented Reality (AR) to immersive technology, our tech partners are established in their field.

Being the future of art, ArtTech integrates a creative approach to technology and creates a brand new experiential journey for all users. Join us in transforming your ideas into reality!

Paints are all premixed.
Colour combination:
White, Turquoise, Dark Green

DIY Knit Scarf Kit $125.00

I was taught to knit by my yoga teacher. She was giving a 4-week course on the basics of knitting - while emphasizing the meditative qualities and mindfulness that knitting provides. To say that I loved it is an understatement. I enjoyed the process of knitting as well as the products that I was making with my newly acquired knitting skills.

One day, during an internet search - looking for knitting ideas - I came across the idea of extreme knitting and I was hooked. Extreme knitting is knitting that is done with large needles and oversized yarn. I began creating throws for family and friends - using larger needles and my Yummy custom-made, oversized, 100% merino wool yarn. The response to my blankets was so positive that I decided to turn my passion into a business and started It’s a…Yummy.

We believe beauty is in the details. The quality of our wool, the size and color of our yarn, and the weave of our knit contribute to the uniqueness of our creations. Additionally, we hand-knit all of our products to ensure each piece is a beautiful and usable work of art. Our philosophy at It’s a…Yummy is simple: Color + Texture = Yummy!!!

Make your own Yummy Knit Scarf with this knitting kit. Each kit contains Yummy yarn in Natural, project-specific knitting needles, and the project pattern - as well as a cotton canvas Yummy logoed tote bag.

This kit is a great way to create your winter scarf with Yummy yarn. It is a fun and creative way to relax and be mindful!

Hurdy-Gurdy Model €72.90 ($82.14)

UGEARS is a 2014 Ukrainian startup with a growing worldwide reputation for producing unique, self-propelled, wooden mechanical DIY models, puzzle boxes and educational toys. UGEARS models have become a fun and educational hobby for people in 85 countries across 5 continents.

Our mission is to delight modelers of all ages, bringing families and friends together as they build and share these beautiful mechanical marvels. We have grown from a small start-up into a dedicated team with more than 250 inspired professionals: engineers, designers, and craftsmen who see music in wood and create poetry in motion! We invest our creativity and love of craft into each model.

Inspired by the art of Celtic and Scandinavian medieval craftsmen, as translated through intelligent 21st-century engineering, Ugears is proud to introduce the Hurdy-Gurdy—the world’s first (as far as we know!) mechanical model for self-assembly that is also a musical instrument. This extraordinary mechanical model kit is truly one of the gems of our catalog. This isn't just a toy, it's a full-fledged musical instrument that you build yourself. The Hurdy-Gurdy has a sound that's perfect for folk melodies or dancing, bringing medieval times into the present day. When you purchase the Hurdy-Gurdy you will experience a unique combination: the fun and challenge of building, the appreciation of outstanding engineering and design, and the joy of music. Feel like a modern-day Stradivari as you show your friends an instrument you created with your own hands, then start practicing so you can play popular tunes on your Hurdy-Gurdy!

Crafts Create Change Book $29.97

Before writing Dear God Are We There Yet? and launching the volunteer community, I was deeply invested in the fashion industry. I had some amazing opportunities with Favala Designs and Fashion is a Business with being featured on the Dr. Oz Show, Black Shopping Network Channel, endless publications, and various fashion weeks around the world. Fast forward, my life hit tragedy when I had a hysterectomy at the age of 29 leaving me in a deep depression because I would no longer be able to have children.
An idea in a car ride developed into opening Florida's first fashion design and sewing school for children. Using my passion for fashion and crafts, I was able to create change in communities, families, and future generations. After closing that chapter in my life, I began writing and creating 'Dear God Are We There Yet?', but I knew that one day I would go back to my fashion roots. I am so excited to launch my very own sewing and crafts book inspiring people to create life-changing projects that will support organizations, communities and enrich people’s lives. These projects are perfect for all ages and skill levels and give you the opportunity to donate to people in need locally or internationally.

This book is not just any craft book. In fact, it’s so much more than a craft book. It’s a tool for positive change in your community and in the world. Alicia Sanchez, Founder of 'Dear God, Are We There Yet?', volunteer travel community,  shows crafters and sewing enthusiasts how to identify opportunities for change around them and how to use their hands and creativity to make those changes happen.
These sewing & craft projects are easy enough for people of all ages and skill levels to complete. Alicia also provides additional online resources: such as step-by-step instructional videos for each project and a donation directory for finding where to donate the handicrafts you create. Crafts Create Change has over forty different projects to choose from, including community projects. Start making meaningful, functional crafts to create positive change today! 80% of the profits from this book will go directly to the 'Dear God, Are We There Yet?' Impact Microgrants

Autographed Softcover Copy
Signature Bookmark
Crafts Create Change Tote Bag*
Crafts Create Change Unisex T-Shirt*
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3D Wooden Puzzle, Wood DIY Craft Games €20,99 ($23.65)

Are you looking for something that would keep your child busy for hours, develop a range of important skills and bring loads of fun? Then you are in the right place. We created high-quality, safe, engaging, and entertaining products for kids.

BRAIN-BUILDING GAME. qollorete 3D wooden puzzle is the best brain-stimulating game you could get either for your teenager kid or yourself. The detailed car model can be a great brain teaser for the whole family as it boosts creative thinking, motor skills, deepen social relationship skills, teaches the importance of collaboration and teamwork. Such DIY kits are one of the most effective learning games for both adults and teenagers.

DESIGNED FOR ALL AGE GROUPS. Do not think of this model car kit as a children’s toy. The complexity of this engineering kit enhances the comprehension of dimensional structures that is an important part of the impersonal growth of both adults and teens. This set can undoubtedly be rated as one of the most exciting hobby kits for adults. The craft kit contains a number of small pieces that require precision and critical thinking in order to place them all together into one artful piece.

AESTHETIC HOME DECORATION. There is no better feeling than the pride you feel admiring the masterpiece you made with your bare hands. Thus, this can be assigned to be not only among the most entertaining crafts for adults but an aesthetic home decoration for your house. Once the 3-dimensional structure is complete, it can be placed on any surface in the house to complement the home interior and tell the story of your personal accomplishments.

EVERY DETAIL CONSIDERED. We consider every significant detail to make the construction process as smooth as possible. For this reason, the engineering kit consists of detailed instructions that allow you to understand and follow the construction process smoothly and easily. The craft kit is issued the certification for meeting quality standards making it safe to use. The best part – the construction process of the model car kit will not end up making a mess in your home as it requires no gluing for sticking the wooden pieces together.

THE ECO-FRIENDLY GAME THAT LASTS. Have fun and contribute to the well-being of your environment. The wooden puzzle is made of high-quality materials that are eco-friendly and will not pollute the environment once the set is decomposed. Purchasing such a sustainable model car kit can teach your children to understand the importance of making conscious decisions while shopping.

I hope you found something interesting. 

Are you in for some more reading? Check out some of my previous gift guides

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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Thursday, 24 February 2022

Interview with Fashion Stylist Jenn Rosado

Hi There..... Are you in for a new fashion stylist interview? In or not, you will have to be ok with my deep dive into the fashion industry. 

Or you could stop reading, of course, who cares. Close my blog post if you like. It's of no importance to me. 😎

No wait, I was just kidding. Of course, I want you to read this fashion stylist's interview. Even better, the more you read, the happier I become. 😃

Ah yes, I have built up quite some reading material over the years. In August I am celebrating my 5th blog birthday. If you have any suggestions on how to celebrate this event, let me know in the comments. 😊

For all I know, I might even take your idea into consideration. Are there shops also celebrating their 5th anniversary? It could be a plan to do a giveaway together. Oh yes, I know, sometimes I come up with the weirdest ideas. Strange people do strange things, don't they? 😁

Enough chit-chat, let's talk about Jenn Rosado, the 36-year-old fashion stylist I am featuring on my blog today. 😍

What is your function, and the company you work for?  

I am an Editorial/Celebrity Stylist, so I either put together clothing stories for magazines or I am dressing actors for all kinds of events - from Red Carpet to a big audition to a cast dinner.

What kind of work do you do, or what are you studying to be? 

See the answer to question 1!

What made you decide to become a Fashion Stylist?

I was always creative and did musical theater throughout high school. After graduating, I was looking for another outlet to channel that creativity. I always loved to shop and coordinate clothes. 

When I was about 19, I remember working in a restaurant and someone mentioning that I should be a designer. I knew I couldn't draw to save my life nor was I interested in learning, but was looking for similar careers and ran into styling and the rest is history.

Is fashion important to you? Why? 

Fashion is important, but I would say that STYLE makes fashion. Without style, I think fashion would be like a Christmas Tree with no ornaments 

What are your successes and how did you achieve them?

My successes are certainly still coming. I remember my first Red Carpet and thinking - Holy Moly!! I suppose successes come from recognition for doing your job well, so I would say every time I am hired for a new job, I consider that a success.

Is the name of the Brand important to you when you buy clothing?

The name of the brand is never important to me. It's all about how you wear an outfit and not who made it. Although, never underestimate the statement of a good designer piece!

Describe your personal style of clothing?

I would consider my style to be mostly City Boho but influenced by everything.

How did you find your personal style? Do you have a signature look? 

The music I was listening to influenced my style in the early 20s. I was listening to lots of Joplin, Hendrix, and The Beatles while learning about Frida Kahlo, Dali, and Gaudi. I definitely wanted to be a "hippie" and thought that I was born in the wrong generation for a while.

I'm not sure if I have a signature LOOK but I certainly have STAPLES. 
- A dark nail (pretty much year-round)
- White flowy dresses in the summer 
- Knee-high boots for fall and winter

In what way do you influence other people’s clothing style?

It is my job to influence people's choices in what they wear. It's my job to educate people into what would be the most flattering and stylish look according to their body type and personal style.

What are in your eyes the best trends at the moment?

I am loving the direction pants are taking! I love a good trousers moment.
Oh, and Loafers!! Love a loafer!!

What are in your eyes the worst trends at the moment?

I hate how disposable clothing has gotten! I am watching girls reveal hauls of clothing that I know are going to be in the trash by the end of the season. While the brand is not important, we should invest in quality pieces that will last and become part of our forever closets! I am a big believer in FOREVER PIECES 

What kind of fashion advice would you give us?

My fashion advice would be to tailor everything!!! This is going to make a $30 piece look like a $300 piece and completely elevate your wardrobe.

Who is your style icon and why?

Fashion Icons - Bianca Jagger, June Ambrose,  Patti Wilson, Rachel Zoe 
These are just a few of my influences in fashion

Is there something else you would like to share with us?


Thanks, Jenn Rosado, for taking the time to answer my questions. I love your Instagram feed. You have lots of magnificent pictures on it. 😍
Fashion Stylist

Hope you like my blog.....Until next time.....Have a nice day 

Renata (Seadbeady)

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How to connect with European Brands or Small shops and Bloggers or Influencers

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