30.3.12

Wine cork crafts for bushyalew







 Do you like to enjoy the bottle of wine?  If so…you probably have wine corks lying around… somewhere.

Well, I have some great ideas for recycling wine bottle corks so they can be put to good use.

Bottle Stoppers




Wine Charms
 
Napkin Rings





Gift-Wrap Toppers




Wine Cork Trivet and Place Card Holders



wine cork heart



Wine Cork Journaling




Wishing you all a lovely weekend.

IMAGE CREDITS:
Wine cork heart from lovelymorning.com, cork wreath from annawoerman.blogspot
Wine Cork Journaling from mintagehome.blogspot.com

28.3.12

Decorating with Purple





The color purple was the most difficult color to obtain centuries ago. For this reason only the most affluent section of society was able to afford cloth of this color. It became the color of royalty and in many countries, only kings and the ruling class were allowed by law to wear garments of purple.



The color purple continues to be worn in positions of wealth, influence and power. The rich hues of purple still to this day evoke images of grandeur and wealth.


decoração em roxo, decoração em violeta, decoração de casa

From the deep, regal, royal purple to the softest violets, this color family has a wide range of decorating possibilities.

Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red. According to surveys, almost 75 percent of pre-adolescent children prefer purple to all other colors. Light violet evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings. Deep dark purple symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance.



Purple is at the bottom of the color wheel. It is the darkest most intense color of the spectrum. Because of this, it is also the color with the most tints.

The color purple is not as difficult to incorporate into your home as you might think. With so many tints and shades of purple and violet, there are bound to be colors you might easily bring into your color scheme.



Color therapist use shades of purple and tints of violet to promote relaxation and clear thinking. This color also relieves tension, nervous disorders and depression.

Considering the healthful properties of the color purple, 
who wouldn't want a touch of this color in their surroundings?



INTERIOR design IMAGE CREDITS
achadosdedecoracao.blogspot, architecturaldigest, hippojoy.wordpress.co, flickr.com
TEXT CREDITS: www.home-decorating-room-by-room.com

21.3.12

Green,Yellow and Red.



This is the way the brain rests, then the way it walks out of the misty fog, and then looks around. It wanders, it wonders. (Are the two words related?) Wonders create trails for our minds, - trails that never ever end. The continuum in this blog was colors, and I wanted to describe the Ethiopian flag, three equal bands of colors, green, yellow and red.
 The flag has changed sometimes, but it is always three bands of colors, always green and yellow and red.




Now we wonder. … What other country flags are just these three colors, and how are they differentiated from the Ethiopian flag? 
 And the trail of wonder leads to amazement.
 There are Seventeen
 countries whose flags are composed with just these three colors. 
Now we continue on our trail of wonder. What are these flags like?



Here they are:
 Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cameroon,
Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Guyana, Lithuania, Mali, Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Togo, Zimbabwe. 
  


I have to stop on my trail; But wonder goes on and on…

Franz Marc 
Cow, Yellow, Red, Green
1912    

TEXT CREDITS: Mr. philosopher (My husband)


16.3.12

Recycling tin cans


Koralew … an abbreviation or slang word for korkoro yalew meaning 
some one who trades in tin cans or tinplate.

Especially for those of you from the BOLE area or out side
 Addis Ababa let me explain to you about “korkoro yalew”.
   

Ya ya… I’m not from Bole, - sorry to disappoint you… I was born and raised in “Geja”. 
Now, a lot of Ethiopians here try to impress others by claiming they are from Geja, but I really am from Geja.
Where is Geja? …  Well, it is the other side of the Bole.

Anyhow…Even though, once in awhile, I act like a Bole leje, it is because, once, long time ago, I drank some water in the Bole area …ha ha ha…  

Enough about my biography. 
I’ll start blogging about today’s topic.

To get back to the story,
Once in a while a tin can collector (koralew) will go around residential areas to collect cans…
 no business card, no flyers, … 
not even knocking on the door. 
The guy just screams his lungs out …
Korkoroyalew ! 


Korkoro, or cans, were everywhere!  Coffee cans, tomato sauce cans, juice cans, ...  Well, here are some crafty things you can do with those cans instead of throwing them away.   
It is kind of recycling… to help out the environment...
First peel off the label and wash it. 

   
You can cover them with artistic paper, fabric or paint.  




Perfect for storing art supplies or as penholders …   






use them as silverware holders at the buffet table at your party...


Fold linen napkins in them. 


Since the cans are watertight, they are fine if you are using fresh flowers or planting in them.


As you can see… there are many ways to uses for your leftover tin cans. I'm sure after reading this you can think a new creativity way to help out the environment.


I’ll cover bottle collectors, teremus yalew,  next time.