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Ukrainian painter Sasha Putrya was painting non-stop all her life, as if she knew it will be cut short.
She lived for 11 years, 6 of which she battled leukemia, leaving to the world over 2,300 of her unique pen drawings and watercolor paintings .

Sasha didn't study painting and, due to illness, couldn't even go to high school after attending classes for 1 year, yet somehow she managed to learn so many... Read more
It's no secret in my house that I have an addiction. However, I am surrounded by enablers. It's pretty harmless actually. I love pretty papers and colourful card stock . I can't get enough of it.

The problem is that my inventory far outweighs my production ability. So I try to place self imposed limits on myself. I want to make sure that I am really and truly maximizing the current papers I have,... Read more
Its not even a winter yet, but you can already spot babies and little kids in poofy jackets, knitted scarves and cute hats. It seems like parents can't wait to bundle up their bundle of joy.

How Warm is Too Warm? I've heard this from many parents that you should dress your kids the same way you dress yourself . So if you are putting on a hat and gloves, you should probably put those things on your kids... Read more
What can a bride wear on her wedding day if she is experiencing extensive hair loss? We receive emails from many clients with long term hair loss concerns asking what they can wear for their ‘big day’. It seems there is little out there when it comes to stylish bridal headwear that completely covers your head. Beyond the 'beanie': bridal headwear that is beautiful in its own right... Read more
The role you play as a consumer of the fashion industry is critical for the healthy future of our planet, and ourselves. Do you know how many toxic chemicals are leached into the environment from the fashion & textile industry? Take a look at this video from Greenpeace.

Governments can create laws around environmental issues, but nothing will have a greater, faster and more sustainable impact than... Read more
Here is our all new, step-by-step photo guide to tying a long scarf into a turban. Esther, our model, is wearing one of our classic, very popular Long Tying Turban Scarves (See more of our products at Suburban Turban Headwear) . These come in a huge range of on-trend colours from neutrals to brights, jewel-like shades and more!) Step 1

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There are plenty of charitable causes that accept well-made, hand made greeting cards to spread hope, cheer, and joy. Two that immediately sping to mind are Operation Write Home , which collects cards to send to soldiers deployed overseas for them to use to write home, and Kards for Kids , which collects cards for the nurses at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children to distribute to the children in their... Read more
Do I love my hobby? Most definitely.

I have a great sense of fulfillment and pride when I finish a project. I easily get inspired to make something new. I admit it, I am a crochet junkie. I can't put my crochet hook down. I've been known in my entourage as 'Hatty Nady' for a while now.

My 'hatty' days began many moons ago!

The girls in the family know to come to me when they need a... Read more
I recently had the pleasure of visiting Cuba, and I saw the most beautiful sight. The sunrise .

The air was quiet while everyone slept. The sky was painted with reds, yellows and oranges, streaked across the horizon. The sea looked like an infinity pool, it seemed to just end and steeply fall. There was a flicker of light where the ocean meets the sky and then that small flicker opened up to show a slit... Read more
All mothers are working mothers. ~Author Unknown

When I was growing up there was a definite range of attitudes towards Mother’s Day. At one end of the continuum, the day was considered a sentimental bid from the card companies for our hard earned dollars. At the other end of the continuum Mom was served breakfast in bed, and swamped with cards and little items. Then Mom went back to being Mom, doing... Read more



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