Teen Fashion Ideas 1.0
Teens have long wanted their own look and style; whether it was theall new rock and roll of Elvis Presley and Fats Domino in themiddle of the last century or the hip hop fashion trends of today.Part of a teen's style is about breaking away from the surroundingadults to find a unique and individual identity. It is also fun,plain and simple, to keep up with latest and greatest in teenfashion design. After all, anytime is the right time to hit themall! If you are a teen looking to update her look this season, wehave the tips you need to hit the school campus or the mall instyle.Accessorize Some of the pieces in your closet may look soyesterday, but what if you paired them with one of the trendiestnew accessories? Whether it is a totally mod pair of earrings or afunky belt, you can update any of the basics in your closet with awhole new look. This allows you to keep up on the latest teenfashion design without spending your entire allowance amount to doso. Other great accessories to watch out for include a new pair ofshoes, a fabulous handbag or an all the rage necklace to wear overyour favorite tee.Wardrobe Building 101 What's your favorite color?When you begin to build a wardrobe for yourself, it is best to workit around a couple of basic colors that you love and that you lookpositively great in. From that base palette, you can build anentire wardrobe by adding a hot colored camisole or some wildbeads. If you stick with basics like great-fitting blue jeans,solid colored t-shirts and a few sassy skirts, you will be able tomix and match in the latest teen fashion design. Don't forget toadd a couple of patterned pieces for a bit of variety, like a pairof plaid capris or a pair of vertical striped pants that are therage right now.Once you have assembled a wardrobe that you love forthe current season, take care of it by keeping the pieces clean,pressed and hung properly in your closet. To ensure that you canfind all of the necessary items for a complete ensemble beforeschool, keep your closet tidy with the clothing hung on hangersinstead of heaped on the floor. The latest teen fashion design canbe yours with these simple tips and a little bit of shopping savvy.
Mehndi Bridal 1.0
On a broad basis, Mehndi designs are of two kinds - Indian andArabic. While Indian designs are more intricate, Arabic designs arebolder. Indian designs consist of fine work which fills your entirepalm. Peacocks, mangos and flowers are some of the most commonfigures used in Indian designs. Indian bridal mehndi is much moreintricate. Traditionally, the groom's name is artistically hiddenon the bride's palm amidst the elaborate designs. Also, pictures ofmarriage processions complete with bridal palanquin, groom on thehorse, musical instruments and musicians playing traditionalinstruments are drawn on the hands. A bridal design usually extendsup to the elbows or even higher. Arabic mehndi designs are verydifferent. Typically, there is not much intricacy in these designs,large outlines are drawn and the inner space is filled with linesand dots. Flowers and mango shaped designs are the most commonlyused. Quite in contrast to Indian designs, the Arabic ones do notcover the entire hand. Some part of the hand is left blank. Thebeauty of these designs comes out because of these blank spaceswhich highlight the bold designs. Arabic designs are popularlyapplied for festivals and functions.The most popular design of therecent times is the fusion between Indian and Arabic styles, knownas Indo-Arabic mehndi. Bold Arabic figures are first drawn and theinside space is filled with elaborate Indian designs. These hybriddesigns are extremely eye catchy and unique. More and more peopleprefer these designs now since they look chic, yet ethnic andtraditional.Culturally, application of mehndi is very significant.Apart from being very appealing visually, the herb has strongmedicinal properties. Being strongly antiseptic in nature, mehndiprotects against infections. This is the reason why mehndi isapplied on the palms and feet of brides as well as grooms.Definitely, we wouldn't want the bride and groom to fall sick priorto wedding. The same applies to festivals and functions.In AndhraPradesh, it is a custom to apply mehndi at least three times duringthe hindu month of Shravan, which coincides with the rainy season.Since water borne infections are high during this season, menhdiacts as a shield. Fresh leaves are ground and the paste is appliedon palms and feet for men and women, adults and kids. Our ancestorsdefinitely knew a lot of healthy secrets!
Creative Wedding Invitation 2.0
The custom options available for wedding invitations are unlimited.For the couple who want a truly unique look for their wedding, theinvitations are a wonderful place to start. There are many ways tocreate unique and lasting invitations of your special day. Choosingan invitation for your wedding is important, because it will be oneof the most lasting mementos of that day. Take the time to selectan invitation that reflects the true spirit that you share as acouple, and do not worry about whether it presents a traditionallook. Some ideas to consider:Photo invitation - Invitations withthe engaged couple's photograph are a touching way to invite othersto your wedding. There are a variety of ways that photographs canbe incorporated into the wedding invitations. Some invitationsinclude a full color photograph of the bride and groom. Others usea black and white, low contrast (or "watermarked") photograph. Withthe full color photographs, you will have to put the invitation'swording on a separate panel so that it will be clearly visible. Ifyou choose the low contrast photography, the writing can appeareither on a separate panel or over top of thephotograph.Invitations with drawings - Subtle, black and white linedrawings are a romantic touch to wedding invitations, and awonderful way to make your invitations unique. A simple drawing ofa church, wedding bells or a depiction of the couple as childrenall add an interesting touch to wedding invitations. There are manyinvitations available that have drawings already, or, you can workwith the printer to customize your invitations.Adding some fun -One way to add a unique twist to your wedding invitations is byadding something fun to the invitation envelope. You may chooseconfetti, stickers or a funny photo of the bride and groom. If youare hosting a destination wedding, include a brochure about thearea where you are getting married. Another popular trend isembellishing traditional paper invitations with large or colorfulbows in satin, organza and lace.Go nontraditional - Some couplesbalk at the idea of following the strict format of weddingtradition. If you and your future spouse would like to trysomething different, there is no reason to stick with traditionalinvitations at all. Print your wedding details on small cards, andenclose them in a small box of chocolates for each guest. Write alove story about you and your fiancé, which culminates in a weddinginvitation, and have it printed in booklet form, and mail to yourguests. The options are endless, and limited only by yourimagination.Keep in mind that invitations do have an important job.No matter how carefree or nontraditional you and your fiancé are,the invitation should include the date, time and location of thewedding and the reception. If you expect a response from yourguests, it is also important to include a self addressed envelopewith postage included. As long as these important pieces of weddingetiquette are adhered to, you can be as unique and nonconforming asyou like with the rest of the invitation.Unique wedding invitationsare a fun way to express your personality. Most importantly, theydo not have to cost a fortune.
Beautiful Wedges Design 1.0
Wedge shoes are considered heaven-sent by millions of women acrossthe world. This type of shoe design is considered the bestcompromise between comfort and fashion-a woman can still enjoy theheight advantage of a high-heel shoe, with more stability andcoverage. Of course, many people still recall the 1970's as theperiod when wedge shoes became all the rage, along with other typesof large, chunky towering shoes such as platforms. However, thesedays, designs have definitely become more streamlined andmodern.All wedge shoes are primarily characterized by a thick heelthat usually is made from one piece of material. It spans theentire length of the shoe, with a steeper or higher angle as itapproaches the heel from the toe. They still come in a variety ofdesigns and variations, though. There are wedge shoes withextremely high heels, usually from three to five inches total. Theoverall height of a wearer increases considerably compared towearing stilettos, because a wedge also adds height to the toe areawith its additional platform. However, there are also some wedgedesigns that are moderate in height. The materials used also vary.One of the most popular types of wedge shoes are those with solesmade of cork. These are lightweight and very comfortable. They areusually worn during summer or spring, for a more casual look.Thereare also some types or designs of wedge shoes that can be used forformal occasions, such as those with plastic or Lucite heels.Because the sole and heel are made of transparent material, theshoe gives the illusion that the wearer is floating on air. Thistype of shoe is also very versatile since it is virtuallycolorless. It can be worn with any color dress and matched with anytype of accessories. There are also wedge shoes with soles made ofrubber or wood.Wedge shoes are fun to play around with when mixingand matching different outfits and articles of clothing. Forinstance, a nice billowy peasant dress or skirt would look greatpaired with a platform wedge made of cork, or an espadrille-type ofwedge. On the other hand, slim pants can be paired with a nice pairof moderately high wedges, preferably made of leather or fabric.Thegreat thing about wedge shoes these days is that they are designedand constructed to be more sturdy and long-lasting. Consideringthat this type of shoe has become popular in certain periods overthe past few decades, it can already be considered a type ofclassic or staple in a woman's wardrobe. It would be wise to investin a pair of this type of shoes, along with other fashionnecessities such as black pumps or stilettos. It's so much fun toshop around for shoes today with the convenience of the Internet.Shoe lovers can look out for bargains and great discounts on shoes.They can browse the web for inspiration on the different types oflook that they can create with different types of shoes.
Origami Flower Tutorial 1.0
When it comes to origami it seems that origami flowers are one ofthe most popular pieces to create. There are a variety of differentreasons as to why and for many people who are just starting out inthe making of different pieces of paper art the flowers are a greatplace to start. These flowers are not only beautiful, they are alsofairly simple and so this makes them great for people who are justgetting started in this field of art. My obsession with origamicame to me when I took a trip to Japan a few years ago. When I gotoff the plane there was a museum nearby that was dedicated toorigami. I went and got myself something to eat and when I was doneI took a trip to the museum. I fell in love within a few minutes ofbeing there.There were hundreds to thousands of different pieces ondisplay and all of them were very beautiful. There were smallcities and statues all made out of paper, however there was onesection in particular that really got my attention. There was asection that was made to look like a garden, complete with flyingbirds and origami flowers. It was so impressive that I reallywanted to learn how to make a garden like that, if not a garden, atleast some flowers.In one section of the museum there was a placewhere you could learn to make an origami piece of art. Now ofcourse this was all to start you off with simple little steps andso I decided to make a heart. After I made the heart I was veryinspired to make more complex pieces of art, much like the flowers.I was so in love with that museum that I visited it three moretimes before I left Japan and on my last visit I decided to buy abook on how to make some different origami art pieces. When I gothome I moved on from making hearts, stars, and cranes and decidedthat the time had come for me to make origami flowers.I did justthis and began to give them away as gifts as they make wonderfulgifts for any home. All that you have to do is take the time tomake a lot of different and unique flowers, now this is easier saidthan done and it is going to take you a lot of practice in order tomeet the skill that is needed to make a large amount of origamiflowers. However, once you obtain that skill all you need to do isto get a vase and simply put all of your flowers inside of it. Thisis great for a table top and people really love these gifts as theyare gifts from the heart that you took the time to make yourself.When it comes to learning about origami and how to make different tworks of art with paper, the origami flowers will always be apopular hit among your friends and family.
Embriodery Pattern Design 1.0
Many people who start out with embroidery as a hobby will spend alot of time looking for all the equipment they might need. Anembroidery hoop or frame is not actually an essential item ofequipment although it will help you tremendously with yourembroidery.The Embroidery HoopThe embroidery hoop is normally madefrom two separate pieces, one hoop over which you place the fabric,and a second hoop which you place on top of the fabric to secure itin place. The top hoop also as a little nut, which is tightened toensure the fabric stays in place. These embroidery hoops come inmany different sizes from tiny ones for items of embroidery thatare intended for use with cards, to very large ones for largeembroidery projects such as a cushion cover or wall hanging. Today,embroidery hoops are made from a range of materials, however themost common being plastic and wood. Depending on the type of wooduse, the price for these embroidery hoops can vary dramatically.Theideal of the embroidery hoop, is that is tightens the fabric thatyou are using, to enable easy embroidery. Often you don't need alarge hoop to cover the entire project, you can use a smaller oneand move the hoop around to the area in which you need to use it,as embroidery hoops are very easy to step up.The down side withmost embroidery hoops is that they are not free standing, howeveryou can purchase stands for them from some hobby shops, althoughthese may not be ideal. Try to purchase a stand by the manufactureror your hoop.Serious embroiderers may also be put off but themovement of the fabric, often this is due to the action of theneedle going through the fabric. This can use prevented by windingbias binding around the inner embroidery hoop.The EmbroideryFrameThe embroidery frame is normally made up from two pieces ofround wood help together at the sides by two square pieces of woodto make a square or rectangular frame. Each of these round piecesof wood normally has a small piece of fabric attached, the idea isthat the embroidery fabric can be sewn on at each end to the twopieces of wood and then it can be wound until tight. Thedisadvantage with the embroidery frame is that you can only work ona piece of embroidery the same size or smaller than the frame, youwill need to purchase a larger frame if you are undertaking alarger piece of embroidery.However one of the biggest benefits ofusing the embroidery frame over the embroidery hoop is the abilityto see most, if not all of the area you are working on; where aswith the embroidery hoop you are required to take the hoop off toget a overall view of the work completed. The embroidery frame willalso keep your work flat (all be it, rolled around the wood), whereas the embroidery hoop will cause raised areas to appear on thefabric while you are working on it, although these can be ironedout after the embroidery project is completed.Most embroideryframes can also be purchased with a compatible stand. The standsavailable have a much wider range than those for the embroideryhoop. You can find stands that are free standing, attach to atable, attach to your chair or are even designed to fit over yourlap.So, which type should you choose? It's a very hard decision,and therefore you should base it on the type of embroidery you arecompleting.
Gift Wrapping Ideas 1.0
Holidays are fast approaching. In preparation with these upcomingfestive events or any other special occasions such as birthdays,christening, showers and weddings, a neat, presentable and fancywrapped presents will surely give an extra "oomph" to any simplegift. Gift wrapping is an applied art that everyone can practiceand do. Here are some tips on how to wrap presents with style anddecor. In crafting creative gift ideas, materials such as giftwrapping papers or cloth, ribbons, regular or double sided tape,pair of scissors, gift tags, ornaments, embellishments and anyother decorative should be available at hand. For first timers,gift wrapping could be a very daunting and tedious task. It takestime, effort and practice to presentably and perfectly wrappresents. Before anything else, one should purchase a gift. It doesnot matter how expensive it is or not. Just as the saying goes, itis the thought that counts. Make sure to remove the price tag ordarken the price by using a dark maker if tag is hard to remove.Wrapping gifts that are rectangular, triangular and boxed shapedare the easiest to wrap. If your present is irregular in shape,find an appropriate box to put in for easy wrapping. There are alsovarious gift wrapping techniques that are helpful in wrappingobjects that has irregular shapes. Presents should look nice, neatand very presentable. To start wrapping a gift, gather allnecessary materials needed and lay them on a flat, dry surface.Keep in mind that the focus in wrapping is the outer and front lookof the gift. Check whether the materials used for design aresuitable and appropriate for the recipient's age and occasion. Ifit is a children's birthday party, the theme should be fun andcolourful and so on and so forth. To neatly wrap a box, measure allsides and height of the box then prepare the gift wrapper inaccordance with the acquired dimension. This will help alleviateexcess papers that will contribute to unwanted folds. Firmly placethe box in the utmost center of the wrapper. Fold and pinch all thesides of the paper towards the package then secure the flaps byplacing a tape. For added decor and style, neatly tie a ribbon ontop of the surface. Placing layers of laces and other ornamentstogether with the bow tie will definitely result with an eye candyfinish that will surely excite a recipient to open his or herpresent. Using one's resourcefulness and creativity can definitelylead to a great art craft gift. Gift wrapping may not requireexpensive and new materials. Try to recycle old bows, ribbons, andlaces and old gift wrappers. This can be used to combined withother ornaments and embellishments to create a whole new stylishlook. Keep in mind that gifts should be neatly wrapped to give it aclean, professional look with happy feel. Happy gift wrapping!
Birthday Cake Ideas 1.0
Birthdays are always special. It reveals the significance of ourexistence on this planet. Humans are the beautiful creation of God.So Birthdays are materialized by loved ones through celebratingthem mischievously. Birthday without birthday cake is like honeywithout sweetness. Cakes are the exclusively baked, decorated, andintentionally added more glamorous flavors when it is meant forbirthdays. Icing with different sweeteners, cherries, cashew,berries, cinnamon, apricot, pitas, nuts, chocolates and creamspread all over portray a lip smacking and mouth watering look.Birthday cakes are always been paid special attention of love andcare.While tracing the origin of Birthday Cakes many interestingfacts come in front. The word 'Cake' is said to have coined asearly as 13th century and it is said to have derived from 'kaka'-an Old Norse word. Some historians think that the custom of thebirthday cake was observed in ancient Greece. Ancient Greeks beganbaking cakes using honey. Ancient Romans celebrated three differenttypes of birthdays as well as different types of cakes. Theyprimarily called them bread. Some in England used to call Birthdaycakes as Pastries. Another tradition of Birthday cakes can betraced in the Middle Age Germany. There we find sweetened breaddough was made in the shape of the baby Jesus in swaddling clothes.In England birthday cakes are baked with symbolic objects inside.In Medieval Days objects such as coins and thimbles were mixedinside the batter. It was believed that the person who got the coinwould be wealthy, while the unluckily finder of the thimble wouldnever marry. Whereas today, small figures, fake coins, smallcandies are more in practice. Now a days even cup cakes are on thetop list. Why it is round in shape in the very begging was aquestion. Scholars associate religious beliefs and technicalcompulsions for the same. Greeks offered round shape cake to theGoddess of Moon- Artemis as it signified moon. They started thetradition of placing candles on the cakes for glowing the cake likethe moon.There are various types of Birthday Cakes in terms offlavor and content. Birthday Cakes for kids are very special,because they are the people who worry the most about their cake'syummy taste. Most of the times young children like Chocolate andsweet strawberry flavor. Teen agers like whatever new in the citylike Blueberry Pecan Streusel and Chocolate Espresso Cakes,Tiramisu Classico and Deep dark gingerbread. Grown ups like toindulge their tongue for Cheese flavors, Hot Chocolate MousseTorte, wine flavored ones. Fruitcakes and Ginger cakes has a longcultural line too. Decorating birthday cakes with ribbons, flowersand edible ingredients add color to the presentation.Writing thename of the birthday person right on the top of the cake indesigned way and beautiful style is also a traditional way ofwishing. Now a days, candles and ribbons and stars and flowers arestyled in modern fashion. Europeans are called the precursors ofmodern birthday cakes. The icing of glossy ice like covering is nolonger the hype. In stead of that now the jelly icing and coloredcream icing is ruling the bakery industry. Actually whatever is themanner in producing a cake, no matter if it is a home made one or aprofessionally baked one, its all about baking it with the icing ofthe smoothest sugar and egg whites with lots of love, care,affection and tenderness for the person whose birthday party istaking place as along with the future eaters of the cake. So at theend of the birthday party it is the baker who is responsible themost for the delicious piece of cake for which everybody is eagerlyawaited and relished then.
Home Exterior Paint Design 1.0
Home exterior paint ideas are an important part of any homepainting projects. It takes a lot of time and careful planning toselect colors for exterior painting. If the colors are light, itmay make your house look dull and drab. But if they are very loud,then they might upset the architecture and overwhelm the neighbors.This is why it is very important to find a suitable color for theexterior painting of your house.How do you know that a color isperfect? Well for starters, a suitable color will highlight thebest features of your house. It will also be able to disguisecertain design flaws. A good paint color will be able to boost theappeal and market value of your house. But how to find that magiccolor combination? Follow these simple tips.Historic FindingIf youwant to find exterior paint ideas on an old house, then try to findout what kind of color the house was in initially. It is not thatdifficult. You can take the help of a pro who will analyze thepaint chips and try and guess the original color of the house. Youcan also take the help of historic charts that talk about the kindof color that was popular during the time the house wasbuilt.Opposites AttractYou can use vibrant colors on old buildingsthat would give a feeling of newness to the house. A lot ofhomeowners use this technique. Using bright colors on old walls canproduce glamorous results. But it is also important to see whatkind of neighborhood you have around before being so experimentalwith your exterior paint ideas. For instance, though this mightlook good in an upbeat San Francisco neighborhood, it would lookextremely out of place in a conservative locality.These are some ofthe ideas you can use for exterior painting. You can also take helpfrom the exterior paint of your neighbors' houses, but make surethat you do not copy them completely. Your house should have alevel of uniqueness. While these are some of the main ideas, youcan always improvise and find new exterior paint ideas.
Baby Bedroom Design 1.0
When it comes to baby bedroom furniture, many new parents may beconfused about what to purchase. There are so many optionsavailable, it can be difficult to decide what is needed and whatyou can do without.Bassinet or CradleThis is a small piece of babyfurniture in which the baby can sleep in from the time he is bornuntil he is three to four months old. The best thing about abassinet is it is easy to transport from one room to another. Mosthave wheels can quickly move your child from your bedroom to theliving room without disturbing him. This is the perfect solutionfor parents that want to be close to their children when they arefirst born, at night and during the day.CribA crib is the mostessential part of a baby bedroom furniture collection. This is thestationary location where the baby will sleep for the first twoyears of his life. Many parents move their babies into their cribaround four months of age, though some may sleep in them from theday they come home from the hospital. When choosing a crib, be sureyou get one that is sturdy and has the option to move the mattressdown as the baby gets older.Changing TableAnother useful piece ofbaby furniture is a changing table. This is the headquarters forall diaper changes. Many parents find that it is also the easiestplace to dress a child. Many changing tables offers shelves thatprovides storage for diapers, wipes, and other accessories neededfor diaper changes. Be sure to get one that includes safety strapsto keep your baby from rolling off the table. Having a changing padis also a nice benefit, as it provides comfort for yourbaby.Rocking ChairA rocking chair is vital on those sleeplessnights when your baby is a little grumpy or overtired. Many momsenjoy sitting down in the baby's nursery and rocking their littleone to sleep. This is also a prime location for feeding the baby.As the child gets older, it may become a place where you read thechild books. Some come with ottomans that will allow the mom to puther feet up while she enjoys time with her baby.Baby MonitorsThoughthey are not baby furniture, baby monitors are very useful toparents, especially when they first bring their infants home fromthe hospital. These monitors allow parents to hear their child whenthey are in another room. This allows them to get some housecleaning done, or watch television and relax while their baby isdown for a nap.
Dollhouse Design 1.0
Having Fun Playing with a Toy HouseA toy house may not be aspopular a gift as it used to be because of the many other optionsavailable for children in terms of technology and entertainment,but little girls are still fascinated with miniature houses, whichis why they are still some of the most favorite Christmas presentsthat are wished for by children. Even though they may not spend toomuch time playing with their small houses, these miniature housesfor dolls, or for kids, will always have a special place in alittle girl's heart.There are many kinds of doll house. Some are inclassic designs such as Victorian style, Georgian or Contemporary.And don't forget the ever popular Barbie or a Princess house. Youcan choose one that has already been put together straight out ofthe box, or for a more memorable Christmas gift, you can give yourlittle girl a toy house that you can both build together. Thiscould be a little bit more challenging, but your child will havethe best fun for building something with her own hands and she willfeel a special pride playing with something which she helped tocreate. Hopefully her excitement with the process will over-rideany frustration! Your child will learn many things about thedifferent elements involved in the design of a house, such asdecoration and architectural design, as well as landscaping.Despite the size of the house, there is still much to be learnedabout its structure and how it all fits together.The toy housecould for tiny miniature dolls, or child-sized for the child toactually play in. Get truly creative by making a toy house bypulling blankets over some chairs! Or use a tent!Once you have yourlittle house put together, you can have even more fun decoratingit. Give your child some freedom in creating the toy house any wayshe wants to, and with as much detail she likes.Take advantage ofthe opportunity to teach your child about your family and the roleeach family member plays in the household and with housekeeping. Dothis while you move the little family from room to room in the minitoy house. This way, your child will have a better understanding ofhow and why things are done in your own full sized house!YourChristmas gift of a tiny house will give your child a chance topractice how to be an adult. And all children love the opportunityto pretend to be a grown-up. With her dolls, she can create her ownfantasy world, where she is in control of everything. This willgive her a more fulfilling experience of how real life is than witha virtual house in a video game.Playing with a miniature house willalso help develop her imagination while she makes stories up forher family of little dolls. Your child's eye for detail will alsobe developed as miniature houses are often highly detailed witheverything from the miniature books to the tiny size cookingutensils, and the equally small curtains and bedroom furniture.
Muslim Kid Clothing 1.0
With the long and sunny summer break here, parents and kids alikeare looking forward to spending some time at the beach and on poolsides in order to avoid the high heat as much as possible. At thesame time though, Muslims face a problem about the swimwearavailable in regular shops, as they are not at all appropriate forMuslim wear. Therefore it is important to head out to your localIslamic shop and buy Muslim swimwear, which will be modest anddecent yet will let you enjoy the cool waters in the summerheat.Muslim swimwear for women consists of a complete bodysuitwhich covers the body from throat to toe along with the armscompletely. In addition there is a swimming cap which is similar tothe hijab and keeps the head covered. The body suit usuallyconsists of two pieces, a shirt and full legged swim pants in orderto minimize the revealing nature of body hugging clothes. TheseMuslim swimwear items can be purchased from an Islamic shop, inparticular an Islamic shop which specializes in clothing andapparel items.For Muslim men, the swimming shorts are knee lengthwith t-shirts to cover the upper body in accordance to the Shariah.This allows the men to swim comfortably without exposing theprivate body parts to others swimming with them. Men's swimwear forMuslims is also available at the Islamic shop near you, or can bepurchased at the various online Islamic shops.All swimwear isavailable in an array of colours and styles which allows the buyerto select the ones they feel suit their personality. Ranging fromvibrant reds and oranges to fuchsia and pink as well as earthentoned yellows and greens and sea breeze blues and aqua's, theseswimming costumes can make you look modest ye attractive on thebeach.The idea behind a local Islamic shop promotes a healthierenvironment for Muslims to purchase decent and modest clothingitems including swimwear which is appropriate for wear by Muslimmen and women. The trend for Muslim swimwear initially began inAustralia where Muslim women in particular felt the need to come upwith modest swimwear which they can wear and enjoy the cool andsoothing water in pools and beaches. However, today this concept iswidely used and gaining popularity all around the globe and isavailable at each and every Islamic shop worldwide.So ladies andgentlemen, head out to our local Islamic shop and purchase modestMuslim swimming gear for yourselves and your families beforeheading out to the beach this year.
Creative Button Craft 1.0
I just love using old buttons in my craft projects. Here's tenquick and easy ideas to put those old buttons to use. For mostprojects, you will need a tube of craft glue, and hardware fromyour local craft supply shop, or items found at your local mart inthe craft section.IDEAS FOR MINI, SMALL OR MEDIUM SIZED BUTTONS:1)Game Piece Mini Button Pins. Use small buttons to create minimosaics or small flowers on a poker chip or used domino. Holdtogether with craft glue., Once dry, and glue a "brooch pin" on theback and you have a neat craft idea.2) Picture frames: Transformany boring picture frame into something wonderful by gluing minibuttons all around the edges. (This works best with flat surfacephoto frames.) These make great gifts, from pearl buttons lookingwonderful in a designer room, to colorful rainbow frames working asa "get well soon" gift.3) Personalized Gift Tags: Use cardboard tocut out tag shapes, or buy the large price tags at your localoffice supply store. Once decorated with markers, crayons, paints,or decoupage with paper. Finalize by gluing mini buttons in theinitials or first name letter of the person you are giving a giftto. This looks adorable and is a great way to use your buttons up.(If you are making your own cardboard cut out tags, you will need ahole punch and ribbon. The store bought version come withstring).4) Makeup Mirror Gift: Old makeup or powder compacts can becleaned, (soaked in hot water to remove metal inserts) then smallbuttons glued all over for a unique gift idea. These serve as tinyjewelry cases, cash boxes, vitamin containers, or treasure boxesand make great stocking stuffers or novelty gift ideas.5) ButtonNecklace: Mini buttons can be woven together in and out using thingauge translucent crafting wire or clear fishing string mediumweight to make a functional necklace.IDEAS FOR LARGE TO JUMBO SIZEDBUTTONS:6)Dog Tag Identifier: Use a large button with a flatservice to decoupage your dog's name and phone number onto a button(avoid the hole area). Apply many coats of clear sealer, and whendry, sew the button onto the top of your dog's collar. Even if yourdog loses the tags from the lower loop, the button will stay atopthe collar, and provide valuable information if the dog becomeslost. If you have to wash the collar, hand wash gently and avoidsoaking the button area for long periods of time.7) Greeting Cards:Use jumbo, extremely large buttons that are unique, vintage orcolorful, and glue on the front of a handmade card. Use them ascenter of your artwork, for example, a large yellow button is thesun, a large black button is the center of a sunflower, or a largebrown button is an owl's head. They make interesting mixed mediacomponents in your work.8) Pendant from Large Buttons: Jumbo orlarge buttons which are unique in design can be adorned with a baleglued on with craft glue. They make lovely pendants. Alternative:Layer buttons and glue together, for a unique layered pendantlook!9) Key Fob with Buttons: Remove the ring from an old keychain, or acquire key chain rings for this project. Find some highstrength cord such as hemp, or colored plastic cord. Thread thecord though the large button holes (Criss-cross the cord if usingfour hole button), then braid it. Your braid should be 3" or morein length. Attach with knots onto the ring. It will make a prettyand simplistic key chain or gift idea.
Clutch Bag Ideas 1.0
Carrying fashionable bags to the evening parties have always been atrend. Most women who swear by their collection of bags love tocarry the ones that are in vogue to make their own style statement.Evening bags add to woman's style and class. Evening bags thatcompliment a woman's attire is always a head turner. So consideringall this, these bags make a great gift option for any woman wholoves to be a cynosure. And I only know a few who wouldn't want tobe.So let us find out how to choose this accessory:Kind of eveningbag to chooseThere is a variety of bags to choose from, but asplendid looking clutch in soft leather beaded nicely with crystalsis considered as a perfect evening bag to gift your loved one.Carrying such a bag with an attractive looking evening gown is anexcellent option.Choosing the Right Clutch BagsWhile choosing a bagas a gift, it is essential to consider the material of your bag.You can choose from a variety of materials such as satin, leatheror silk. Structured clutches that are nicely coated with crystalsdisplays a great design and the style that it has will be classicas well as flexible. Besides this, these bags make a great fashionstatement and can last for years. It is equally important for yourevening bag's size to match up with your outfits. Thus a clutch bagis considered as a perfect choice, as it can easily hold all thebasic indispensables without taking much space.Apart from this, itis important to make sure that your clutch bag has a shoulder strapto it, in order to hold it on your shoulder while performing otheractivities like dancing, walking, etc. In fact clutch bags mostlyhave designed straps that can be removed at the time you don't needit and similarly can be put back when you need it. These straps toocome in different styles that can be adjusted as per your needs.You can find luxury clutch bags with golden straps or snake chainhandles to make your bag shining at night. With this you can surelymake your night memorable with the most suitable evening bag.Costof clutch evening-bagsDepending upon the type of the evening - bag,its cost can vary a lot. A simple looking clutch can be availed incheapest of prices but if you are thinking of gifting a bag that isluxurious, with a lot of art work done on it, or a bag made up ofmaterials like leather, satin etc, the bag can be quite expensive.
Modern Gate Design 1.0
There are many different fence and gate designs that you can placein your landscape plan. Which you choose depends on two mainfactors - the design of the surrounding area and the function thegate (and fence) is to perform. In many places, the type of fenceand gate you can set up has already been established and there arecovenants in place to protect the look of a neighborhood. In someareas, fences and gates are not allowed. But in others, it comesdown to individual choice.There are also a lot of secondary factorsto consider. Is the gate intended to keep children in or otherpeople's animals out of the yard? Will the gate serve as aninviting entry to your property? Will the gate get heavy use, orwill it be used only occasionally?A gate to keep small childreninside a fence needs to be sufficiently solid, or made of mesh, sothat an adventurous toddler cannot squeeze through or beneath it.Latches should be out of reach. However, if security is not arequirement a more open gate, perhaps of wrought iron, will admitair and light and allow visitors to see through to the propertybeyond.Gates should be in keeping with the wall or fence in whichthey are hung. Thus, a timber gate works well in a timber fence anda picket fence needs a gate that is also made of pickets, to add toits charm. Timber, wrought iron, and aluminum are commonly usedmaterials and gates of various dimensions can be purchasedready-made from many different suppliers if you don't want to makeit yourself. A recycled gate from a demolition yard can be used togood effect within a garden - perhaps to divide a "wild" area ofthe garden from one that has a more structured appearance.Gatesthat get a lot of use need to be well made and at least as strongas the fence. Hinges and latches should be of good quality and theappropriate size if they are to last for some time. Latches shouldbe simple to use, so visitors are not left puzzling as to how toenter your property and if necessary, can open the gate easily withone hand while carrying packages with the other.Self-opening,automatic double gates are a luxury item that aren't generally partof most landscape designs. However, if you live in a neighborhoodwhere they are appropriate, you will find them available in a hugerange of materials from bronze and copper to wrought iron andaluminum with designs ranging from simple and modern through toornate and classical to suit the architectural style of your home.They can be opened by simple key pads or from elaborate remotecontrols. Such gates need to be mounted by a specialist to ensurethey work smoothly.Aside from all the necessary structural factors,garden gates and fences should also be considered as part of thedecor and design atmosphere.
Muslim Wear man Ideas 1.0
Pakaian Muslim laki laki telah banyak berubah sepanjang sejarah.Perubahan ini mencerminkan kepercayaan masyarakat, budaya dan agamapada saat mereka disaksikan. Namun, agama dan kemunculan identitasnasionalis telah menjadi dua faktor paling umum yang mengaturperubahan pakaian Islam atau Muslim.Muslim Wear: Melalui HalamanSejarahPakaian Muslim terutama dipengaruhi oleh budaya kerajaan dankerajaan lainnya. Negara-negara yang ditaklukkan oleh penguasaMuslim juga menyampaikan pertukaran pengaruh pakaian ini. Selamaperiode sebelum era Islam, pakaian untuk kedua jenis kelaminsebagian besar serupa. Beberapa pengaruh ini masih bertahan dalampakaian di dan sekitar kawasan Timur Dekat, termasuk Iran danIrak.Mode campuran, seperti pria mengenakan jillaba atau kaffiyabersama dengan setelan dan sepatu bisnis formal barat, merupakanpemandangan umum di daerah perkotaan dan kota-kota di seluruh TimurJauh.Pakaian Muslim: Unsur UtamaBusana Islami menikmati identitasyang unik dan berbeda meski ada pengaruh dari waktu ke waktu. Marikita lihat beberapa elemen umum yang terlihat dalam pakaianini:Pakaian luar: Hampir semua budaya Islam tradisionalmenggabungkan beberapa bentuk bungkus atau mantel. Biasanya satugarmen luar yang panjang dan panjang yang membentang dari kepalaatau leher hingga ke pergelangan kaki yang bisa menjadi gaunpanjang, gaun atau kaftan, aba atau rida biasanya memiliki duabukaan di bagian depan untuk tangan. Kain yang digunakan dalampembuatan garmen ini juga menunjukkan wilayah mana tempatnya.Demikian pula, burnoose atau thobe adalah jubah satu potong dengantudung yang dikenakan di seluruh wilayah Afrika Utara dan Arab.Versi Mesir disebut sebagai jillaba.Headwear: Imama atau sorbanadalah bentuk pakaian kepala yang paling umum. Turbin datang dalamberbagai macam gaya dan bahkan olahraga trailing end yang melayanitujuan praktis dari jilbab wajah jika terjadi cuaca buruk. Selamaperiode Abbasiyah, turban digunakan oleh penguasa Muslim untukmembedakan antara berbagai kelas populasi mereka. Selain turban,topi Fez berbentuk kerucut dan berbentuk kerucut dari asal Marokodan sidara beludru hitam, populer di kalangan orang Irak, bentukgigi kepala yang paling umum adalah kaffiya atau jilbab yangdikenakan dengan tali tali di kepala yang disebut agal. .
Muslim Evening Gown 1.0
Muslim clothing has changed considerably throughout history. Thesechanges reflect public, cultural and religious beliefs as they arewitnessed. However, the religion and the emergence of nationalistidentity have become the two most common factors governing thechange of Islamic or Muslim attire.Muslim Wear: Through the HistoryPageMuslim clothing is mainly influenced by other royal and kingdomcultures. Countries conquered by Muslim rulers also convey theeffect of this outfit. During the pre-Islamic period, clothing forboth sexes was largely similar. Some of these influences stillpersist in clothing in and around the Near East, including Iran andIraq.After the previous Prophet set guidelines for clothing, theuniversal headscarf principle, or 'hijab' was added to the simplefunctional clothing of indigenous peoples, based on climate,weather and environment in the region. Actually, the clothes wornby rural and Bedouin residents reflect this function. The urbanpopulation, on the other hand, is more likely to show westerninfluence in dressing. However, this influence has also beenabsorbed by the unique identity of a Muslim.Mixed modes, such asmen dressed in jillaba or kaffiya along with suits and westernformal business shoes, are a common sight in urban areas and townsthroughout the Far East.Muslim Clothing: The Main ElementIslamicClothing enjoys a unique and different identity even though thereis influence over time. Let's look at some of the common elementsseen in this outfit:Outerwear: Almost all traditional Islamiccultures combine several forms of wrappings or coats. Usually along, long outer garment that extends from the head or neck to theankle that can be a long dress, dress or kaftan, aba or ridausually has two openings on the front for the hand. The fabricsused in making these garments also indicate which areas are inplace. Similarly, burnoose or thobe is a one piece robes with ahood worn throughout the North African and Arabian regions. TheEgyptian version is referred to as jillaba.Headwear: Imama orturban is the most common form of head dress. Turbines come in awide range of styles and even sport trailing ends that serve thepractical purpose of the hijab face in case of bad weather. Duringthe Abbasid period, turbans were used by Muslim rulers todifferentiate between their different classes of population. Inaddition to turbans, conical and cone-shaped Fez hats from Moroccanorigin and black velvet sidaras, popular among the Iraqis, the mostcommon form of head teeth is kaffiya or hijab worn with a rope onthe head called
Bookshelf Design 2.0
A bookshelf is one of the most essential furniture required in anoffice or home. If you are a person who loves to read books and hasa number of them as your own then it is necessary to have a goodshelf to store all your precious collections. Most of the peoplelove to read endlessly and have quite an enormous collection ofbooks in hand.Bookshelf A Way to Embellish Your RoomThough abookshelf can be considered an ideal way to store books anddeclutter the room, it can also be considered as an essential pieceof furniture that can add an embellishment to any room. Most of thepeople install a small bookshelf in different rooms to serve theneed of accessing information easily and quickly.Though a grandbookshelf looks elegant in a library room in your home, you canalso install it in other rooms if you have a smaller home. It isimportant to consider the location of the shelves as the beauty ofthe room depends on the way the arrangement of the shelves.Abookshelf should neither be placed too low or too high. There arevarious types of shelves made of different types of wood likerosewood, oak, satinwood and so forth. Such shelves appear uniqueand aesthetic and lend a royal appearance to the room.These shelvescan be used to arrange books in a systematic manner by separatingthem according to the names of the authors, genre and so forth. Inthis manner you can preserve your book for many generations.Todayshelves are available in different designs including shapes andsizes. Since books are available in various designs and colors,displaying them on a bookshelf would surely add on to the beauty ofthe shelf.Arranging the books in different styles is equallyimportant. Vertical shelves have become quite obsolete as thehorizontal shelves are in vogue these days. However, you canarrange the books in both vertical and horizontal manner to add anartistic touch.Essential Office FurnitureA bookshelf is quiteessential in an office to store books and other importantmaterials. It is highly useful in a lawyer's office to store heavylaw books for reference. Barrister bookshelves can be bought frommany online stores. Folding shelves are also available these dayswhich can be used as room dividers too.It is important to choose abookshelf design that suits the décor of your room. Some shelvesappear absolutely distinctive with its unique designs. You can alsoenhance the appearance of the shelves by adding a fewembellishments on the shelves at the corners or in between thebooks.These shelves can be customised according to individualpreferences. You can arrange a small shelf in your kitchen, bedroomor living room to store essential books. The kitchen shelves canstore cookery and recipe books required for a quickreference.Today, the shelves are no longer used only to displaybooks; it is also important furniture that helps to accentuate theinterior décor of a room.
Wardrobe Design Ideas 1.0
Going for a fitted bedroom is a wise decision. Not only does itprovide you with ultimate utility in terms of space and clearanceit can also provide you with the ultimate style.With the kind ofvariety of styles and designs available out there people areincreasingly going for fitted bedroom furniture. You can employfitted bedroom furniture whether you require a single bed andcloset space or a room for two.Fitted bedroom furniture has manybenefits. It keeps everything in order and you don't have to worryabout planning where to keep the closet and how to set the bed.Everything is carefully planned out once and then the furniture isfitted and remains that way relieving you of the trouble for good.It is much easier to keep your bedroom neat and tidy with fittedbedroom furniture. The other, perhaps the biggest benefit of fittedbedroom furniture is the utility and space efficiency.Fittedwardrobe designsThe wardrobe is the main feature of fitted bedroomfurniture. There are three different types of fitted wardrobes thatyou can go for depending upon your requirement and taste. The threestyles are the full carcase built in wardrobe, frame constructionbuilt in wardrobe and sliding door built in wardrobe. Each one ofthese designs has its own benefits in terms of utility and designCarcase built in wardrobes are perhaps the easiest to incorporateinto your bedroom. They are generally simpler in terms of looksdesign and utility as compared to the other two and can bedismantled easily in case you need to shift.Whether you can makeuse of this kind of a built in wardrobe depends on the kind of roomyou have. They will not work with sloped ceilings plus it isdifficult to find carcase wardrobes that are built aroundobstructions such as a chimney breast etc.Frame constructionwardrobes on the other hand give you maximum storage space and arehighly versatile, meaning they can be used in a room with slopingceilings as well. You can set the depth of this closet to yourliking and the kind of designs available in the market cover forobstructions. But since these kinds of wardrobes don't incorporatea backing panel you will first need to prepare your room wall.Frame construction wardrobes are generally difficult to install andcan give you trouble when it comes to over the bed layouts.Thesliding door design gives you maximum ease and space utility. Theyare easy to manage and easy to install and come in handy inbedrooms that are cramped for space. Another advantage of having asliding door design fitted bedroom wardrobe is the fact that youcan install a huge mirror on it which makes the whole room lookbigger. Sliding door designs are also likely to be slightly cheaperthan the other hinged door design wardrobes.
TV Cabinet Design 1.0
One of the most attractive ways to store and display your homeentertainment system is with the use of an attractive and elegantTV cabinet. It is also one of the most practical ways to store allthe accessories and electronic equipment in a neat and organizedmanner. But it is necessary to choose the right type of furnitureto add to the decor of your room. There are different types ofcabinets to store and display televisions and DVD players.Types ofTV CabinetsThere are many stylish and elegant varieties of cabinetsto display different types of televisions. These cabinets areavailable in different designs, colors, types and dimensions.Ranging from traditional wooden cabinets to contemporary metallicand glass cabinets, there is a wide assortment of tv cabinet tochoose from many of the online and offline stores. Some of the mostpopular varieties of cabinets are described as follows.Two shelvescabinet: One of the simplest varieties of cabinets includes the twoshelves cabinet which can be used to store the DVD player and thecable satellite receiver. The television can be placed on top ofthe cabinet. It is one of the modest forms of cabinets available atreasonable prices. These cabinets are made of different types ofwood and suit homes with simple decor.Black glass cabinets: Anelegant and chic variety of cabinets includes the black glassvariety. It has two shelves made of black glass with a covering.Televisions can be placed on top of the cabinet. It is available indifferent designs and sizes to suit different types ofdecors.Corner cabinets: Another variety of TV cabinet includes thecorner cabinet which creates ample space in your room. It is idealfor homes with limited space. It can be placed in a corner toaccommodate televisions and other accessories.Important Features ina TV CabinetSpacious: It is important to choose a cabinet that hasample space to store your television. Therefore it is necessary toconsider the size of the television while purchasing cabinets.Typeof doors: There are various types of cabinets made of wood, glassand metal. It is important to buy television cabinets that suityour home decor. Cabinets with glass doors enhance the decor ofyour home with an elegant touch. Wooden cabinets are classic andsuit homes with wooden interiors. It is wise to choose lightcolored wood as it blends well with any type of furniture and lastslonger.Light-weight doors: It is also necessary to choose doorswhich are light in weight so that it closes easily. Doors withmagnetic latches are more preferred as it closes automatically.Theback side of the cabinets should include ample amount of space totuck away wires and to connect them to the plugs.
Simple House Design 2 Floor 1.0
Designing your home in the 21st century is no longer a challenge,thanks to technology and advanced studies taken up byprofessionals. The challenge is how to use valuable resourcesproperly such as materials and methods that won't hurt yourwallet.The minimalist approach to designing a home may not alwaysbe cost-effective due to the choice of materials, location, andother factors that can affect the overall look and feel of thehome. However, if you will choose an experienced home designer, itis possible to come up with a minimalistic design that will fit allaspects of your home-building goals.Minimalist equates to fewerelements that are only necessary to create a specific effect - mayit be in an art form, a home, a garden, or a way of life. For ahouse that's supposed to stick with modern features and aesthetics,this type of design can help you capture the simplicity andelegance of a specific design you can call your own. Your choice ofcolors and materials will surely impact the overall look of yourhome once it is built.If you have a small lot area, then this typeof design will work well. A small home can be quitemulti-functional especially when there are fewer rooms, smallerspaces, and just enough furniture indoors. A minimalistic home mayhave fine geometric lines and modern sophistication despite theexistence of fewer modern home comforts.For those who are worriedabout aesthetics, modern and minimal-styled houses do have theirown 'wow' factors. Sleek and ultramodern houses are trueeye-catchers, but they are also simple-looking. By using morevibrant colors, any bland, simple house design can become aneye-catching structure.If you don't like the appeal of houses withclassy opulent designs, then the minimal approach is your bestoption. Aside from its simplicity, it can also be low maintenanceand may even cost less than what you've anticipated. The materialsalone are quite expensive and if you go for a design that's toocomplex or requires labor-intensive construction, you may need tospend more in the long run.The adage 'less is more' is quiteappropriate if you want a home that's simple and yet elegant. Aprofessional home designer or architect can work his magic when itcomes to a proper design based on your needs, lot size, budget,choice of materials, and other vital factors.
Simple Fance Design 1.0
While some people install fencing for their gardens as anafterthought, some others do a lot of homework before selecting theright ones that meet their desired objectives. Some garden fencescan enhance the aesthetic look of your outdoor space, while someothers can be used to prevent your pets from running away, orblocking chilly winds, or to ensure your privacy. If you arethinking about installing a garden fence, these 4 tips will helpyou choose the ideal one:• The objective of fencing: Be clear aboutwhy you want a garden fence to be installed. Is it for security? Orfor privacy? Or to keep your pets from going onto the road or intoyour neighbor's yard? Or as a decorative feature? Or to keepwildlife out? You may have other reasons entirely different fromthese as well. But unless you know the purpose, you won't be ableto find the right fit.• Dimension and appearance: You will need tomeasure the space you have earmarked for fencing to decide upon thenumber and size of fence panels that are required. Once you knowthe dimensions, you should settle upon the appearance of the fence.While those looking for simple designs can choose standard boardpanels, those wishing to install a stylish fence can take theirpick from detailed designs with pressure treated boards for a sleekfinish or feather edge boards that give a rustic look to thesetting. If you plan to give support to your climbing plants, youcan invest in fences that come with integrated trellis. Choosingthe right color and material for fencing, which complement theoverall theme of your garden, are equally important.• Budget: Thisis a key factor when deciding upon garden fence designs. If moneyisn't a constraint, you can splurge to install special fencingfeatures that give your outdoors a luxurious and stylish ambiance.However, if you have a strict budget and want a traditional lookfor your garden, you can use simple, cost-effective features.•Maintenance: Garden fencing needs maintenance on your part toensure that it looks brand new, year after year. While some fencingmaterials are treated for longevity and need low maintenance, someothers may be high-maintenance varieties with significant costsinvolved over the years. So, you should decide upon how much time,effort and money you are willing to invest for the maintenance ofyour garden fence over the years and make your final choiceaccordingly.
Canopy Design Ideas 2.0
Canopies have many purposes- to invite, to advertise, to stimulate,and to protect. Here are a few common uses for canopies.Restaurantand cafe canopies:Canopies on the outside of shops, restaurants,hotels and pubs not only have the ability to create a grandentrance, but they can become the signature of your brand. Thegreen awnings outside of Harrods for instance, are a trademark ofthe building. Designed in the store's colours, the canopies are thevery essence of Harrods.The concept of advertising on awnings isn'tlimited to the names of shops, restaurants and hotels. Atrestaurants and bars especially, the owners will often advertise abrand of alcohol or another product. This is a form of outdooradvertising, that doesn't have to be expensive and is veryeffective.Creative canopies:Occasionally, we have the privilege ofseeing some really cool and creative canopies. One example is aninflatable roof canopy. The Dutch collective known as theOvertreders W. built an inflatable canopy dubbed The Roof That GoesUp in Smoke. It is an illuminated pillow that sits on wooden polesand is inflated by a wood stove. Picnic tables sit underneath itwhere guests can enjoy an outdoor meal or drink.Another famouscreative canopy design is Foster and Partners expansion of theQueen Alia International Airport in Jordan. Amongst theirarchitectural objectives was to build something sustainable.Inspired by palm trees, the roof is made up of canopies that shieldfrom the sun while generating renewable energy. The physical designthough actually looks like palm trees, or a bird with its wingsspread.The Roof canopy on the British Museum is anotherarchitectural spectacle. When the room's former bookstacks weremoved to the British Library in 1997 there was an opportunity toreopen the space to the public. A competition was held over what todo with the new space and over 130 entries were submitted.Ultimately it was Lord Foster who won. The canopy was designed andinstalled by computer. It was constructed out of 3,312 uniquepieces of glass.School canopies:Having shaded areas on a schoolcampus is not only a good idea, it's a necessity. It is quitecommon for schools to have canopies extending from the side of thebuilding. This is also helpful for keeping the building cool in hotsummer months without having to waste too much energy keeping theair conditioning on.Of course, landscape architects can go one stepfurther and build free-standing shelters on the premises. This is agreat thing to have for conducting outdoor classes or hostingoutdoor events.There you have it, some practical and creative usesfor a canopy.
DIY Fashion Accessories 1.0
Are you interested in updating your appearance, at least in termsof your fashion? If you are, you may not only want to examine thelatest in clothing fashion trends, but also the latest trends infashion accessories. Fashion accessories are rapidly increasing inpopularity, particularly in our celebrity-obsessed culture. Butmany of us still do not know exactly how to use them to our bestadvantage.The term "fashion accessories" is very broad and includesa number of products. Just like fashion clothing pieces,accessories come in virtually every size, shape and style under thesun. There are fashion accessories that are designed for children,teens, men, women, petite sized, and plus sized individuals. Beloware a few of the major fashion accessory items you might wantconsider in order to keep your look current and expand yourcoordination options.The most well known fashion accessory is ofcourse, jewellery. For teenagers and children, fashion jewelrypieces that are popular often include colourful, oversized pieces,as well as charm necklaces or charm bracelets. For men, a popularpiece of jewellery often includes large pendant necklaces, many ofwhich display a cross or another popular or meaningful symbol. Asfor women, popular pieces of fashion jewelry include watches,earnings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, pins, and so forth.Anothermajor fashion accessory that you might want to look at is a newhandbag. While purses can also be trendy, it is the handbag thathas become a real status symbol and major fashion accessory. Theycome in a huge array of different styles so it is common to ownmore than one if your budget allows. In fact, many women out therelike to match their fashion accessories, including their purses andhandbags, with the clothing that they wear.Updating your handbagevery season can be an easy and relatively inexpensive way toupdate your whole look. If your wardrobe is filled with classicpieces that flatter your body shape and suit your colouring, thensimply choosing a new trendy handbag can instantly bring your lookup to the minute.Travel bags are also considered a fashionaccessory, but differ from handbags in that a lot of them aredesigned for both sexes. A travel bag is generally a small bag thatcan be used as carry-on luggage for a plane ride, a nappy/diaperbag or a laptop carrying case. It can also be the so called "manbag" that is increasing in popularity all the time. Many majorfashion labels also have their own luggage line as well.Shoes arealso a fashion accessory, although many do not necessarily considerthem to be. Most often, women's shoes are associated as fashionaccessories, as opposed to men's shoes. One of the reasons for thisis the amazing array of women's shoe style available, for example:athletic shoes, casual sandals, elegant sandals, flat dress shoes,stilettos, kitten heels, sling backs, mules, pumps and the listgoes on. As with handbags and purses, most women own multiple pairsof shoes and aim to coordinate their shoes, especially for work,with the rest of their ensemble. Shoes can make or break an outfit,so think about the type of image you want to portray and make sureyour shoes fit with that theme.
3D House Floor Plans 2.0
House floor plans essentially fall into two categories -custom-drawn and pre-drawn floor plans. It can take a lot of time,money and effort if one chooses the former. Moreover, a pre-drawnfloor plan, apart from saving money and time, also lends itself tomodifications as per one's needs.One can safely assume that manypre-drawn house floor plans have already been tried and tested.That means construction hassles would have already been sorted out,which implies that any additional labor costs and uncertaintiesduring the construction phase will not exist.Final cost estimatesof the pre-drawn house floor plans are more likely to be precisebecause the particulars have been figured out. This means a list ofmaterials has already been made out, for example. The chances ofsuddenly discovering that the building is beyond the budget afterall are fairly small. Sensible buyers would happily save onarchitect's fees for designing floor plans.House floor plans thatare already in stock are as good as their custom-made counterparts,as they, too, were once custom-made by capable engineers andarchitects. Moreover, the construction papers will come to hand ina matter of days rather than months. Look at it this way - thelargest assortment of quality house floor plans in one place willensure that the perfect design for particular tastes will be found.There are different kinds of house plan drawings that one needs tolook into before building a home.A 'construction set' is acollection of drawings one needs in order to acquire a buildingauthorization, put the financing aspects in place and build a home.This collection comprises five complete sets of house floor plans.Each set has a view of the external walls from all four sides, acomprehensive set of floor plans, a basement plan, a roof plan andother pertinent details.A 'reproducible set' makes it easier toimplement minor changes because this set of house plans istypically on vellum paper or erasable Mylar. This set of housefloor plans includes a building license that can only be usedonce.A 'CAD set' helps one make extensive changes to the plan withthe help of a design expert. It is comparable to the reproducibleset, except it is in an electronic format.A 'study set' helps oneascertain if his home can be built within budget. The floor plansin this set include a view of the outside from all four sides, plusthe main story and any additional stories.'Single set' is forfinding contractor bids, and this set of house floor plans does notincorporate a building license.
Anarkali Dress Design 2.0
According to a common definition, an Anarkali dress or suit is atype of dress for women in South Asia. It includes a long kurtatop, pants in the form of churidar, and a dupatta. Over the timethe style of the kurta has evolved with trends ranging from floorlengths to standard lengths and those below the knees. Typicallythe kurta is fitted around the bust and upper torso, featuringtucks, folds, and inlays. Today you will find Anarkali dresses madeof various fabrics such as cotton, silk, net, chiffon andgeorgette.Anarkali suits acquired the name from Anarkali, alegendary slave girl in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar.Thishistoric attire can be worn at any occasion including parties,festivals, weddings, and social events. What is amazing about suchattires is that regardless of your body type, such a traditionaldress will look simply fabulous. So you don't have to worry if youare short or long, bulky or skinny, there is an Anarkali suit forall body profiles.A traditional suit is the symbol of any cultureand is the element that sets a nation apart. Cultural IndianAnarkali Salwar Kameez dresses bring you back to the 18th centurywith their style and magnitude.Featuring amazing embroidery andfancy work, these dresses work like a charm. Being sophisticated,Indian ethnic wear is designed in such a way so that it hides thebody problem areas and highlights the best features.Moreover,Anarkali suits come in almost every color to make you feel specialevery single day. You can choose a dress with a certain print basedon your preferences and taste.Since Indian attire combines theelements from the past with those of current fashion, you have theopportunity to make a certain event memorable and take the best outof it. Not only they are beautiful and impressive, Anarkali dressescherish the deep-rooted Indian tradition.It is amazing that eventoday traditional suits are still in vogue in South Asia with justa little of modern shade. Present existence of such clothing is aliving link with the past that is almost unchanged for hundreds ofyears.Have you ever thought of having an Anarkali in your wardrobe?Such suits can create a pleasant atmosphere full of colors during atheme party for instance. Those who enjoy exploring other culturesand their fashion, Anarkali suits will be a true discovery.
Hijab Turki Ideas 1.0
Hijab primarily refers to head covering, veil or modest religiousdressing used by Muslim women. Hijab is an Arabic word which meansa cover or a curtain. In present times the term refers to anarticle of clothing used by women. The Quran has used this word torefer to a dividing curtain that provides privacy. The Holy Bookinstructed Muslims to address the wives of the Holy Prophet (SAW)from behind a hijab, hence giving the term the status of a curtainor a divider. The concept of hijab as an article of clothingdeveloped later through fiqh and hadith.The Quran has used otherwords synonymous to hijab such askhimar andjilbab. Muslim womenmust not reveal their beauty in public and must dress up modestly.According to the Quran they must "draw their khimar over theirbosoms" and keep themselves covered. The concept of wearing hijabhowever, has evolved with time, and its importance, style and usevaries according to the cultural variations in different parts ofthe world. In some parts of the world hijab retains its religiousimportance while in others people have restricted the practice ofwearing hijab to a few selected situations. For instance, Hijab isstrictly required for women in public in Saudi Arabia, on the otherhand, in Turkey and France it is banned in educationalinstitutions.Muslim women must wear loose dresses that cover theirbody completely so that they do not draw sexual attention. Theymust cover their heads with a scarf, khimar or shaylah. Manyscholars differ on how much of the clothing is required to fulfillthe needs of hijab. Some agree at covering all parts of the bodyincluding face, hands and feet, others allow women to expose theirface and hands while keeping the rest of the body covered. The lawsfor hijab are flexible for young girls as in many regions they mustpractice wearing it from puberty onwards.There are different stylesof hijab. Differences mainly are due to the differences of regionand culture. Muslim women in the subcontinent, India and Pakistan,wear Burqa which is a two piece veil consisting of a head coveringand a gown. Burqa is primarily black in colour but women use othercolours to suit their taste and style. Women in that region alsowear Niqaab - a veil covering head and face and falls down tobosom. Another kind of hijab is Abaya - an outer garment thatcovers women from head to toe and is usually made from blackcaftan. Abaya worn in the Persian Gulf region and the Middle Eastis often embroidered and bedazzled. Another two piece veil forwomen is Bushiyya - a well-fitting cap prepared from cotton with atube-like scarf. Bukhnuk is another veil which is shaped like araincoat but falls down to the bosom only. Its edges are oftenembroidered to look beautiful. Afghan Burqa covers women from headto toe and has a grille over the face to help women look through.Iranian traditional hijab is Chador - a large semicircle offull-length fabric to cover women from head to toe.
DIY Aquarium Design 1.0
An aquarium is an enclosure with at least one clear side thathouses water-dwelling fish, plants and other livestock anddecorations. An aquarium offers a place for fish and plant lifeincluding corals and reefs to live in a contained control andartificial ecosystem. In addition, aquariums offer a beautifullandscape and can add interest and beauty to any room. If you wantto add the wow factor to your room with a beautiful aquarium designthen you will want to read this article.When it comes to aquariumdesign, there really are no limits but your imagination andambition. However, you do need to keep in mind that a littleresearch will go a long way. Before you begin your design projectyou will want to investigate which fish and plant life you plan onhaving in your indoor aquarium. After you have completed yourresearch you will have a better understanding of which fish andplant life creatures can inhabit the same aquarium. You will alsobe aware of the conditions you will need to provide to suchcreatures that will ensure that your aquarium is a successful andhealthy design effort.After you have researched the requirements ofthe fish and plant life that you want to include in your aquariumit is time to choose the tank. Tanks come in a variety of shapes,sizes and styles. A good rule of thumb for your first aquariumdesign is to keep the tank between 20 and 30 gallons and choose ashape that is regular; this will make caring for your new aquariummuch easier especially for beginners.Depending on the size of theaquarium tank that you choose you may also need to purchase astand. Stands also come in a variety of shapes, sizes and textures.When choosing a stand for your tank the most important thing toconsider is weight, you need to make sure that the stand you choosewill be able to hold the weight of the tank. A good rule of thumbis, every gallon of water equals 1o lbs of weight.In addition tochoosing an aquarium tank, you will need to consider what type ofequipment you will be purchasing. Remember different types oflivestock will require different types of equipment. Some of theequipment that you should familiarize yourself with when it comesto aquarium design is, water filtration systems, lighting systems,pumps, heaters and chillers. Now that you are aware of thedifferent challenges, you may chase when setting up your aquariumdesign you can better be prepared for having a successfulaquarium.DIY Aquarium Design
DIY Bamboo Craft 1.0
Handicraft is an art form which is acquainted for the livelihoodand support for human beings. Bamboo crafts has always been playeda vital role in Indian culture. At present scenario, handicraftproducts are highly acclaimed for the decorative purposes which isquite popular amongst the generation of present scenario. Bamboocrafts manufacturers render a huge variety of furniture and otherdecorative items which are made out of bamboo sticks. As per theever-changing market trends, various B2B portal have been includeda huge variety of bamboo made products. You will find an immensevariety of different kind of bamboo made products in numerousstyles and design patterns in the form of furniture, decorativeitems, mats, basket, lamp shades, table top item and many more.Bamboo crafting is the oldest traditional art work which is mostlypracticed by the rural people. In ancient time, It has been usedfor multiple domestic utility purposes for keeping goods.There is abroad marketplace of handicraft products in the global marketplace.Bamboo crafts manufacturers introduce you an enticing range ofEco-friendly products which are extremely used for its unique yetstylish appearance. These are usually known as a clean and pureproduct so that highly used for religious purposes mostly at holyplaces. It has its own significance which is available in themarket at most affordable prices. Bamboo crafts manufacturers areoffering a huge variety of versatile handcrafted products thatexhibit the true craftsmanship of artisans.Market leadingmanufacturers have been found the marketplace for displaying theirproducts, at B2B portal where they cannot just display theirproducts but also introduce the special features of their products.The visitors can also get the informative knowledge of all listedproducts which has been displayed on any portal. The organizationsalso get the business profit through these B2B marketplace.Visitors can also get the complete detailed information of anycompany and their products along with the contact number so thatone can directly deals with them. These products are extensivelyused for various purposes and also appreciated for its unique yetaesthetic look as well as light weight.
Kebaya Modern Design 1.0
Kebaya is a habitual blouse-dress combination for Indonesianfemales. The kebaya is also recognized in some Asian countries likeMalaysia, Burma, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand and Cambodia. It canbe made from sheer material and worn with a sarong or batik kainpanjang, or other traditional woven garment such as ikat, songketwith a colorful motif.During the nineteenth century, and prior tothe Nationalist movement of the early 20th century, the model ofkebaya had enjoyed a period of being worn by Indonesian, Eurasian,and European women alike, with trivial style variations. In thistime distinguishing class and category was important and producedvariants of the basic set of clothes. Now we may appreciate themodern kebaya ( or in Indonesia called as model kebaya modern) thatmay be made of silk, velvet and brocade.There are two main kinds ofthe Indonesian traditional clothing. The first one is known as bajukebaya and the second one is baju kurung. The baju kebaya may havetwo highest forms: the semi-transparent straighter cut blouse ofthe Java or Bali and the more tightly tailored Sunda kebaya. Thebaju kurung is a loose-fitting, knee-length long-sleeved blouseworn in the additional adherent Muslim areas- including formerKingdom of Johor-Riau (now Malaysia), Sumatra and parts of coastalJava.The blouse is generally semi-transparent and worn over thetorso wrap. The skirt or kain is an unstitched material wrap aroundthree metres long. The name sarong in English is erroneous, but thesarung (Malaysian accent: sarong) is truly stitched together toshape a tube just like a Western costume.In Indonesia, especiallyin Java, Bali and Sunda, the kebaya modern is generally batik whichcan be from natural stamped cotton to elaborately hand - paintedbatik tulis embroidered silk with gold thread. In several otherareas of Indonesia such as Sumatera, Flores, Lemata Timor, andother islands generally use kain ikat or songket. In Sumba, thereis a well-known decorated kain with lau hada: shells and beads.InBali, the kebaya has more topical history. The Dutch are believedto have enforced the wearing of the Indonesia traditional clothing.At the time Balinese women's breasts were uncovered, excepting forofficial and ritual occasions, during which a sabuk might be woundtightly around the upper torso, covering the breasts but leavingthe shoulders and arms exposed. The girls of Buleleng, the regencyof northern Bali, therefore would have been some of the first toadopt the kebaya as their daily clothes.
Origami Animal Tutorial 1.0
Origami started in the 17th century in Japan. It makes geometricfolds on a piece of paper to make different objects. It basicallyuses small folding patterns.In the earlier Japanese days, origamiwas given as gifts or good luck tokens in ceremonies. Origami hascome a very long way since this then. It is now considered aninternational art. And a million different patterns have alreadybeen created throughout the world.Origami is like practicalgeometry, with paper as the basic material. Any parallel materialcan be used for folding. A normal paper for simple folds can weigh70-90 g/m² or 19 to 24 pounds. Heavy paper of 100g/m² can bewet-folded. The technique allows a rounded sculpting of its replicawhich becomes firm when dried.There is a Japanese paper called kamiwhich is lighter than a copy paper. It is sold in prepackaged sizesof squares that range from 2.5 centimeters to 25 cm. The two sideshave white and colored versions that can be used for changing modelcolors.A foil-backed paper is another option. It is a thin sheetfoil glued to a thin sheet of paper just like a tissue foil in themarket. It should be handmade to make it suitable for complexmodels.Washi is another kind of paper in Japan used for origami. Itis tougher than an ordinary paper. Washi is made from gampi treewood pulp used in traditional arts.Another strong paper used ininsect models is the artisan paper such as lokta, kozo, unryu,hanji and saa. They have thin long fibers and often back-coatedwith methylcellulose (wheat paste) before folding.Paper money isalso a popular material in making origami. It is commonly calledmoneygami. Some prefer to use folding bone like nails to aid withcreasing and sharpening the edges while folding.The most well knownform of origami is the paper crane. It begins with a square sheetof paper with different colors on the sides. You can also make afinger ring, shirt and a dime from a paper bill. Children like tocreate origami animals like a snake, rabbit, frog and a dogface.Origami covers moving objects also. Action origami can bemoved in smart ways. It requires inflation to fly and uses handkinetic energy to move. Japanese flapping bird was the first actionorigami that appeared.To get you started, start with a square sheetof paper. It varies from one project to another. You can make yourown sheet of paper or buy sheets at the craft stores. Origami paperis much expensive but will produce better results. If you are usingnon-origami paper, make sure it is crisp to avoid tearing.Get clearinstruction, one easy for you to understand. Start with simpleprojects, then work your way up to more complex designs.Know thebasic kinds of folding. It is the basis of even the most complexdesigns you will encounter. You may not be able to get it in yourfirst try, but be patient. With continued practice, you will becomemore familiar with the basic folds.Origami is requires patience,creativity and imagination.
Handicraft Fabric Ideas 1.0
Flowers made out of fabric are totally gorgeous, and easy to make.In addition to having the freedom to make various designs, manydifferent types of fabrics can be used in this creative craft offabric flower making to really diversify your collection. Neckpieces, rings, hair clips, brooches and hair bows, gifts and cutelittle home décor items can all be embellished with fabric flowersfor a creative and unique look. Ribbon, chiffon, silk, lace, cottonstrips and even denim fabrics are just some of the fabrics that beused in the art of flower making. Below are some of my favoritetips and examples for making beautiful fabric flowers.There aremany types of flowers that can be made from fabric. Some are veryeasy to make while others are a bit more complex. Often, thecomplex ones are usually designed with intricate patterns. Amongthose most commonly crafted fabric flowers are roses, carnations,the lotus, dahlia and sunflowers. It is really about the petaldesigns that set each flower apart. Layered, frilled or pleated arecommon petal designs. Remember that before you even begin, allnecessary material should be gathered and ready. This includesfabrics, needle, threads, pins, pompoms, buttons and glue.Thesecond step will be to make cut outs from the fabric. Flowers, suchas the sunflower, may require the use of two different fabrics tocontrast the inner part from the petals. Fabric cutouts for petalsalso differs among different flowers. For sunflower petals,circular strips of fabric are cut out, while dahlias require fivesided cutouts, and a rose will do fine with rectangular strips. Thecutouts are then pleated and folded into the necessary shape tomimic a real flower's petals. These petals need to be held togetherto maintain the formed shape of the designed petals. This is whereadhesive or the thread and needle are used. Several layers offabric petals are added successively to create a fuller flower. Apompom, bead or a button is sewn in the middle to keep the layersstacked and held together.Creative fold designs and cutouts enableone to make many diverse types of flowers. The use of differentfabric types and different colored strips helps create contrastamong the petals and makes the flower look colorful and remarkablybeautiful.Flower sizes can be varied by increasing or decreasingthe size of the fabric cutouts or the number of layers of petalsadded. These fabric flowers can either be embellished ontoaccessories or wrapped around long sticks and put in a vase. Theyare a delight to make and a pretty display when placed around yourhome.
Beautiful Headband Ideas 1.0
When it comes to focusing your eyes on the game and keeping thesweat out of them, headbands do the trick. Headbands have beenaround for a while but are most notably worn by your discogirlfriends or your favorite basketball players. The great thing isthat these headbands can now be customized for your sports team,event, or party. With your logo headbands suddenly turn into greatpromotional product or merchandise to sell for your cause. Customheadbands are very profitable if you use them right as merchandiseto build your brand. We'll go over different ways you can usecustom headbands.Custom Headbands for your Sports TeamIs itpossible that custom headbands could bring new light to your team?The answer is an exhilarating YES. If you play tennis, basketball,or soccer than you can use these to bring out the inner warriorwithin the team. It is well known that army's all dress the samebecause it makes them look as one. It's the same idea with yoursports team. Adding accessories to this mix only make you look morepotent. Now that I got that out of the way we can talk about someof the more obvious benefits such as preventing sweat from ruiningyour game winner.Custom Headbands - Keep the Sweat out of yourEyes.When playing sports your most important asset is hand-EYEcoordination (if you play soccer it's foot-eye). Either way, themost important aspect of your game is your eyes and how well theyare able to see the environment around you. If you're like mostpeople and sweat a whole bunch than you'll notice that it dripsdown into your eyes. Not only does this blur your vision for a fewseconds but it also stings a bit. You'll notice prior to wearingcustom headbands that you may have constantly been shoving yourfingers I n your eyes to get the sweat-sting out. The good thingabout custom headbands is that they are so light weight that aftera few minutes you won't even know they are there.Custom headsweatbands for PromotionalWe've seen this example time and timeagain at huge events. Events like New Years at New York City, MardiGras, and others. You're having an awesome time and next thing youknow you're paying $10 for the awesome memory. When you useheadbands for these types of events it is a POWERFUL concept,especially if you give out the first 100 free. You have to thinkbeyond the actual night because these headbands will live onforever. That is not just some cheesy saying; it means that yourlogo will be on 1000's of social network pictures on top of peopleheads. People see these pictures and that is INSTANT brandrecognition for your cause. An example of this would be you plan aconcert out for a big holiday such as New Years. You have severalfamous bands booked along with an opening comedian. Tickets aresold out and the place will be packed. The question is how are youbranding your company or cause? The best way is to use customheadbands because no matter what it is visible both in person andon a picture.
DIY Bracelet Ideas 2.0
Most women love to accessorize to complete their outfit. One of themost common accessories for both men and women are rubber siliconebracelets and wristbands. These items can come in different colors,styles and designs and are usually sold in different accessorystores. However, you also have the option to customize your ownbracelet or wristband.When planning to design your own siliconerubber bracelets and wristbands, decide whether you are going tomake your own bracelet or just buy one that you can customize.There are a lot of DIY silicone bracelet customization kits thatcan be ordered online. These contain instructions on how to makeand customized bracelet designs, and include all the necessarytools as well. These kits are helpful tools especially forfirst-timers.Once you already have the bracelet or wristband, youmay start carving designs into it using a small knife. Forbeginners, you may start to carve your own name first. There is nostandard rule in carving, so you can actually use your own style.Once you're done, trace the carving using a colored ink pen tohighlight it. Just make sure that the color of the pen matches thecolor of the bands.A custom rubber wristband can also be enhancedwith added drawings or glued images. You may carve all kinds ofimages into the band, to emphasize the message it conveys. There isno limit to the amount of images you may put on the band, as longas its aesthetic appeal is kept in focus. If you're not confidentabout carving your own design, you can buy adhesive images to usein decorating your band.For women, a custom silicon bracelet couldbe enhanced more by adding stick-on jewels. There are assortedjewels that can be bought in different craft stores. Buying largerquantities can be cheaper, if you are planning to design a lot ofbands and bracelets. You can also use beads instead of jewels.Youcan even sell and make money off these custom rubber siliconebracelets and wristbands. This can be a good start of anaccessory-making or manufacturing business. These accessories canalso be used as personalized souvenir items and tokens for allkinds of celebrations.
Tradisional Wood Craft 1.0
Wood is an all around wonderful material that is often used incrafting. Whether you are using hardwoods or other lumber, there isno limit as to how many things you could do with wood. If you enjoywoodworking, then you should be familiar with the tools andsupplies you are going to use. These tools are resources which makeyour hobby richer and more enjoyable.Aside from making your hobby alittle easier, woodworking tools also add efficiency so that fewersupplies are used. These tools range from workbenches, veneercutters and carving tools to dust collectors. They do a great jobof helping you create projects.There are two types of wood mainlyused in the creation of woodcrafts. These are domestic woods andexotic woods. Domestic woods are common because they can be foundin every wood supplier and lumbermill in the country at anaffordable price. Exotic woods generally have to be ordered, andoften at expensive prices. There is much difference in working withdomestic and exotic woods. Domestic woods are often easy to workwith, while the exotic woods require extra care when working withthem.Not everybody who works with wood can create a masterpiece,but having a book by a master craftsman will greatly help. "How to"books are common items in your supplies store. These books are madeto help beginners master the basic techniques of wood working, orhelp them gain knowledge on more advanced techniques. A lot of woodcrafting enthusiasts buy these books to increase their knowledge.After years of practice and reading these books, you yourself mightbecome a master woodcraftsman.Woodworking is a hobby taken up bymany people. In fact, there are communities of woodworking fanaticsthat will gladly help out newcomers. Almost everyone in thosecommunities has their own special technique to help them make thebest products. Learning a trick or two from those people can dowonders for your hobby. Remember that wood is a very versatile tooland it has a lot of uses. Talking to people is not only way tolearn tips and tricks - it's also a great way to make new friends.
Pencil Sketch Drawing Ideas 1.0
Sketch drawing is something made quickly and instantly by an artistto keep for future use. It gives some reference about the object tobe worked on in the future. It can be possible that sketches arenot exactly accurate in dimension or looks with respect to theoriginal object. At times it can be debated that it is a way toshow the ideas by an artist.Sketch drawing is a very common drawingby many artists of all age. An artist can draw instant sketches ifhe finds anything that attracts his eye. This instant sketch willhelp an artist in the creation of the final drawing of the sameobject. Sketch drawings are made by pen, pencil, charcoal, clay,watercolour, etc.Usually an artist never uses the eraser whilecreating sketches. But as an exception he can use an eraser forremoving extra lines from the sketch drawing. An artist should havespecial paper for a sketch drawing. The quality of the sketch paperdepends on the surface. Some artist draws sketches on the canvastoo. Colors are used very rarely while creating sketches by theartists.You can find many sketches by famous artists in paintingexhibitions held at various places. If you want to learn how tocreate sketches, then you can find many books to learn this artvery easily. In the era of computer technology, you can create anaccurate sketch on the screen using advanced software.Manymagazines and newspapers have a special segment of cartoon sketchesas a source of entertainment for people, which may be based onvarious subjects like sports, politics, etc. Sketches are veryuseful in the investigation of criminal cases. Nowadays, there is asurprisingly new trend wherein sketches are created using originalpictures. This provides evidence that the art of sketching hasgained nowadays.Learn from todays expert how to paint and draw iton oil, watercolor, acrylic, fabric painting, pencil, cartoondrawing, or digital art.
Kitchen Cabinet Design 1.0
One of the basic design elements of your kitchen is the kitchencabinets. Basically these cabinets are categorized into three partsi.e. semi custom, custom and stock.Semi custom cabinets areavailable in standard size with modifications. They easily matchwith the interior or the exterior design of the kitchen and thusgive it a look and feel. The custom cabinets are those which areavailable in different sizes and style as they are manufacturedaccording to the specifications. You can give the designspecification for these cabinets according to your kitchen décor orrequirements. You can add as many features as you want in yourcustom kitchen cabinets. The stock cabinets are available in manydesigns and styles at the various home improvement stores. Theseare available only in set sizes which start from 9 inches and canbe increased to 48 inches.There are various types of cabinetsavailable on the market out of which the 5 popular designsavailable in the kitchen cabinets are as follows:TraditionalKitchenThese cabinets come with doors that have raised panels.Cherry, walnut or mahogany colors are available in the traditionalkitchen cabinets. Plenty of design work like fluting, corbels,crown and rope molding is found on these cabinets. Traditionaldesigns for the kitchen cabinets come in Italianate, Georgian andVictorian designs.Country KitchenCountry cabinets include oak orcherry cabinets with the raised panels that are glazed, painted ordistressed. These cabinets give natural look to your kitchenbecause they themselves possess the light natural look which isusually oak or pine. In order to give aged appearance, the countrykitchen cabinets are painted white with distressedfinishing.Contemporary KitchenThe contemporary cabinets havedesigns that are modern, curved or geometric manner. These cabinetsdo not make use of ornamentation or molding. One can get white,stainless steel or other bright colors in the contemporarycabinets. Doors of these cabinets are designed in such a way thatthey open in horizontally lift up style.Transitional KitchenThetransitional cabinets are the combination of contemporary andtraditional designs. They are designed by using the mixture of manmade and natural materials.Rustic KitchenThe rustic cabinets aremanufactured by using wood like hickory, knotty pine or alder thatis heavily grained. There is a flat panel door system available inthese cabinets. Some of the common color stains available in therustic cabinets are yellow, red and green.However, there are otherdifferent designs available in the kitchen cabinets. Depending uponthe décor of your kitchen as well as your requirements you canchoose any one of them. All of the different designs available inthe kitchen cabinets give fresh and elegant look to your kitchen.While purchasing the cabinets for your kitchen it is more importantthat they should be more functional instead of being attractive.These cabinets should have more storage space and it will be betterif they have bin, baskets or any deep drawers. Thus whilepurchasing any of the designs available for the kitchen cabinets;you should take a look at their functionality so that you can getthe best for your kitchen.
DIY Plastic Bottle Ideas 1.0
Bottle cap crafts are the latest buzz these days. Attractive craftscan be made with ease and displayed as a show item. Crafts are madeout of products that are naturally available. All it needs tomaster the art of craft making is some patience. Imagine displayingand decorating your homes with crafts made by you. I bet you wouldlove the amazing feeling. Read on about some interesting tips onthe art of craft making.Craft making is a very old art. This has arich and long history. We are so involved in other activities thesedays and end up buying decorative stuff for our homes rather thandesigning them ourselves. Trust me making and designing stuffourselves would give a very satisfying feeling. This would also bede stressing from our regular routine and a refreshing change.Artists are always appreciated and held in high regard. Designingyour own crafts is not all that much of a herculean task. With alittle and interest, this skill can be easily mastered. Decoratingyour homes with crafts you make would give a different and uniquelook to the set up. Crafts can be made out of decorative paper,plastic, wood etc. Obtaining the raw material is quite simple. Thisis in fact a very inexpensive and creative hobby.I bet you wouldhave heard of bottle cap jewelry. Check out some bottle capnecklaces. These are gaining immense popularity in recent times.They can be easily made out of old bottle caps. Rather thandiscarding used caps, they can be converted into wonderful piecesof art. This is also very good from the ecological point of view.Bottle cap crafts look very decorative and trendy. They can beattached on magnets and displayed on fridges. Bottle cap necklacesand jewelry are quite a rage these days.Do encourage your childrento cultivate this amazing hobby. Craft making brings out the bestof your creativity skills and is a nice and interesting hobby topursue.On a serious note, craft making can also be considered as arewarding profession to pursue. Artists are always sought for andare in great demand. The inputs are very easily and cheaplyavailable. You can also consider customizing your client'srequirements and design unique crafts. You would most likely notcome up against stiff competition as most people are busy or plainlazy to design their own crafts. Homemade soaps and candles are ingreat demand these days. A little research on the neighborhoodpreferences beforehand would give you a great idea on how toproceed to monetize this amazing hobby.
Refashion Clothes Ideas 1.0
Have you ever wanted to be a bit more creative with your style?Have you ever had wanted keep an old and well loved piece ofclothing but feel that it is a bit dated or it doesn't fit you anymore? Have you ever felt a little guilty about how you desire tofollow the latest trends and constantly update your wardrobeimpacts on the environment? Have you got no money but desperatelywant some new clothes?If the answer to any of these questions isyes, then why not try refashioning, restyling or customising someof your old clothes. It is a great way to get a new look withoutspending money on new clothes. It is also great for theenvironment, because not only does it cut down on the amount ofclothing going into landfill but it also reduces the amount of newclothing bought and the environmental impact associated with it'smanufacture and transport.Second hand and vintage clothes have beenseeing a huge surge in popularity lately with clothes swapping orswishing being a great way to refresh your wardrobe. Refashioningclothes is a great way of taking old or second hand clothes andcreating something new and fresh. Not only will your refashionedclothes be just as you want, they will also be completely uniqueand individual to you.Even if you can't sew, there are lots of verysimple ways that you can refashion clothes. If you can sew, thenyour imagination is the limit. When refashioning clothes, the bestplace to start is by deciding what you really like or dislike abouta piece of clothing. Sometimes it could be as simple as dying it,if you don't like the colour, shortening it, if you don't like thelength, or replacing the buttons, if you don't like the buttons.Other simple projects include, bleaching, you can createinteresting patterns using bleach, in the same way as you can withdyes, adding beading, sequins or appliqué, cutting the neckline outof a t shirt and removing the sleeves from a jacket.For a morecomplex project, you could try using a conventional sewing patternwith each of the pieces made from an old piece of clothing or evena patchwork of pieces from several old pieces of clothing. Youcould take a piece of clothing and change the sleeves or neckline.You could also make a pair of jeans into denim skirt. There arecountless other ideas and resources on the internet to give youideas for refashioning clothes, just have a look.Once you getstarted refashioned clothes, you won't want to stop and before youknow it, not only will you be creating beautiful outfits foryourself; you will be creating them for friends too. It is such agreat way to get an original wardrobe of clothes that are perfectfor you.
Eye Makeup Tutorial 1.0
Formal eye makeup tips will allow you to look glamorous no matterif you are heading out for the biggest night of your life or if youare just hanging out with friends. To look glamorous, you need toknow just how to apply makeup correctly, to achieve the desired,finished look. Learning how to put on eye makeup does not have tobe a difficult process either. Here are several key steps to makeyour wedding or prom pictures truly amazing.Pick A LookYour firstcourse of action is to pick a celebrity or look that you are afterto mimic. Eye makeup ideas are hard to come up with on your own,but there are plenty of models out there for you to mimic. This isan eye makeup trick; mimic someone else's look. How will you knowwho to select? Choose someone that has the same skin tone and haircolor as you. Check out what makeup products they are usingtoo.Pick A FeatureA huge mistake that many people make when itcomes to formal make up is that they try to make each of theirfacial features a focal point. Choose either your eyes or your lipsand then apply makeup to enhance that features. The makeup you usein the other area should be more subtle. Select the area of yourface that is where you get the most compliments.NoFoundation?Another formal eye make up trick is to skip thefoundation but to use a concealer for blemishes. How does thisaffect your eye makeup? First off, those that are young are likelyto have beautiful, glowing skin with no need for heavy foundations.For your eye makeup, allowing your natural skin tones to comethrough will allow your eyes to be more set off from the rest ofyour face. Less makeup everywhere else helps your eyes to standout.For bridal makeup, consider more natural and soft tones. Thewhite of a wedding dress makes your skin darker looking. Less ismore here. For proms and a night out on the town, look to moredrastic and deep color combinations in your eye makeup. Do this tocreate an alluring look with your eyes.Formal eye makeup tips likethese can be easy to apply any day or night that you are planningout. You can get amazing eye makeup ideas from celebrities bypaging through the web or watching Red Carpet footage. The bottomline is to find an amazing look that allows only your eyes to standout. Eye makeup techniques like these are easy to learn. Practicemakes perfect! For a formal look, enhance your eyes.
Tree House Design 1.0
Tree houses are currently a trend that shows no sign of declining.Numerous people are looking for ways to relax outside their ownhomes. They are achieving this by building a large or a small treehouse. This type of a house adds beauty to your home. You can spendtime with your friends and family inside it. In addition, you cansimply get inside the house and relax or read a book. Another useyou can build a tree house for is to watch the landscape andwildlife. Watching beautiful places, people, and animals on top ofa tree is very exciting. Considering the tree house design comesfirst.You do not want to set up an ugly structure in the backyard.To avoid it, take your time to research the various designs. Theeasiest and most convenient way to search for this information isthe Internet. You could even save various designs in your computerfor retrieval later. In many websites the designs are displayed inform of real photographs. So, you can see exactly how the endstructure would appear like. One of the commonest designs is theBaumraum tree house. This is the most beautiful structure you haveever seen. Its craftsmanship is a combination of modernperspectives and classic concepts.The reason why you would ratherhave these spherical shaped structures is their portability. Todayyou can hang Baumraum on buildings and tomorrow on trees. You cantake them wherever you please. They are anchored in place by use ofropes and webbed materials. You could have several spheresconstructed. Perhaps you think that the structures are fragile. Youwill be glad to know that every sphere is waterproof and it canwithstand impact. On the inner side, you will find a laminated woodframe and clear fiberglass on the outer side. The best thing isthat you can have it personalized to suit your tastes andpreferences.Another type of a tree house design is called4treehouse . This kind of a tree house includes four trees, whichare a short distance apart. The structure appears suspended fromthe four main trees. You should really view a picture of theVietnamese tree houses. This architectural structure is one of itskinds. It's specifically made in Vietnam and not really allowed inhomes. If you plan to travel in this country soon, do not hesitateto enter one of the houses. They are actually made to attracttourists. The syberite tree houses are intricately designedstructures that obey the rules of nature. The house hasultra-modern rainwater collection system, wind collection system,and solar panel among other features.A structure such as this iscompletely independent. There are many more amazing house styles toselect from.
Modern Bedroom Design 1.0
If you enjoy flipping through décor magazines to keep up with thelatest trend in bedroom design, you must already be aware of modembedroom theme. Modern bedrooms are a unique way of breathing lifeinto your bedroom. Let's take a look at some of the most importantmodern bedroom design elements that can help you replicate themagazine look. Color - bedrooms use only one or two solid colors tolend a smooth and sophisticated look.The favored colors today arebrowns and white. The classic black and white combination, ofcourse never goes out of style. Whether it's your modern bedroomfurniture or chairs, or then maybe it's your modern vanity tables,using black or chocolate brown or the brown in different dark hueswill really enhance the 'modern' appeal of your bedroom. Besides,these colors go really well with most modern bedroom furniture setsand they also manage to give your room a nice, earthy, warm feel.Pattern - Rugs and carpets are an important element in bedroomdécor.However, don't go in for ones that have fancy patterns.Instead, buy rugs or small carpets in solid colors and interestingpatterns - think geometric! Rugs in different textures can also adda touch of drama to the entire space. Furniture - Keep it stark andsimple. Furniture in simple and clean lines is the hallmark ofmodern bedroom design. The darker the shades of wood, the betterthe style adaptation! Enhance the overall appearance by usingmodern bedroom furniture in rectangular or square shapes. Avoidcircular shapes! Brushed metal and real wood look is really in. Tryit. Lights - Set the mood in your modern bedroom with moodreflecting lights.Go for flexible lighting fixtures. Use brightlight during the night and dreamy romantic, subtle light during thenight to set the mood for some fun and 'games!' Again, lightfixtures should be in clean lines, simple designs and should matchthe color combination of the room. Accessories - Less is more!That's the mantra of modern bedroom décor. Keep the accessories tothe bear minimum and maintain the silhouette. Mattress, bedroomchairs, bedroom curtains, and bedroom embellishments should allcombine together to enhance the look and appeal of the room whileworking hard to create a elegant, sophisticated, yet comfortableatmosphere in the room. Experiment with tall glass vases and singleflower (Artificial or real).You can also use a single photo framewith an eye catching modern art painting or print. Avoid ornate orfrilly stuff in your modern bedroom at all costs. Finally, the ideais to maximize the available space and modern bedroom theme aims todo just that. That's why in trend bedrooms have closets inside theroom space rather than as a separate area. Besides this, having aspecific space for each item such as shoes, clothes, cosmetics,books, etc to make the room look more organized is part of thebedroom decorating style. Use these modern bedroom tips to breathelife into your old bedroom and feel the difference!
Bonsai Plants Ideas 2.0
Cultivating the Bonsai Plant has become very popular, partly forthe fact that they don't take much space, and they are a verydecorative addition to the home.There are several types of BonsaiPlants that can be grown indoors, including the Chinese Bird Plumb,Fukien Tea Tree, Chinese Privet, Fig Tree, Sacred Bamboo, BuddhistPine, along with several others.You can decide the size and shapeof the Bonsai Plant by growing them in little container. Doing thiswill manage the growth of roots. In addition, you must trim themfrequently; this will ensure that you Bonsai Plants remain healthyand beautiful.There is a specific method to pruning the BonsaiPlant. With Bonsai Trees, there is a minor bud at the beginning ofthe leaf. The Bonsai Plant must be trimmed in the direction inwhich the bud is facing, as the new shoot will grow from there.With the small trees, to shape the tree, you simply must trim it.With bigger trees, you will have to bend the branches and trunk togive it a shape. The shaping and structuring of Bonsai Plant isdone during the growing season only.The Bonsai Plant needs plentyof sunlight, but must be kept in moderate temperatures that are nottoo cold, or too hot. If you cannot keep them in a bright room withlarge windows, you may choose to keep them outdoors in a semi shadylocation.One of the major differences between growing the BonsaiPlant is that unlike many other houseplants, or outside gardenplants, fertilizer is a necessity for these types of plants. Youshould only use a fertilizer that is specifically formulated forthe Bonsai Plant, and use it weekly during the summer and monthlyduring he winter.Proper watering is also extremely important. Theseplants should only be watered when the soil begins to dry, thenthey may be saturated but not watered again until the soil becomessemi dry. Keep in mind that too much fertilizer or water will killthe roots of your Bonsai Plant. These beautiful plants are somewhatdelicate, but once you learn how to care for them, they are a greathobby, and add a fantastic touch to your home while bringing youcloser to nature.
DIY Wedding Accessories Ideas 1.0
Wedding accessories includes accessories for the bride, bridesmaid,flower girls and other items like cake and wedding performances.All these accessories for weddings play an important role in makingyour wedding day the one you have been dreaming about ever sinceyou were a little child. The accessories for the bride arenaturally the most important amongst all the other accessories. Thestar of any wedding day is the bride and you, as a bride, mustselect the bridal accessories carefully to look special.The mainbridal accessory is the bridal gown. All the other bridalaccessories are bought to complement the bridal gown. The bridalgown is the central item around which all the other accessories forweddings are selected. The other bridal accessories include weddingjewellery, wedding tiaras, wedding hair accessories, handbags,gloves, wraps, shoes. A lot of time will go into choosing all thesebridal accessories, but the whole experience is once in a lifetimeand you must enjoy every moment of it. It is also a lot of fundiscussing the various combinations possible with your friends andtrying on the various bridal gowns.Any discussion on accessoriesfor weddings is incomplete without a discussion on the weddingjewellery. The bridal jewellery is probably the next importantthing after the bridal dress. All eyes go to the necklace the brideis wearing after looking at the gown. You can choose bridaljewellery ranging from vintage jewellery to designer jewellery.Vintage jewellery can lend a classy look to your entire attire withtheir stylish and elaborate designs. If you have been inspired bysome celebrity jewellery, then you can get your own designerjewellery for your wedding.Accessories for wedding also includeaccessories for bridesmaid. The dresses for bridesmaid areimportant as they contribute to the theme of the wedding. You canchoose from a variety of colour coordinated choices available inthe various wedding accessory shops in UK. The other accessoriesfor wedding like cakes and food are also important so that theentire day is not only memorable for you but also memorable to theguests that you have invited. The variety of designs possible withwedding cakes is unlimited. You can choose any design that bestsuits your wedding theme. If you have a special cake design in yourmind, then you can get your cake made to that design. There areseveral specialist wedding cake bakers in UK.The whole wedding canbe planned by any wedding planner if you wish. The wedding plannercan look after the various decorations and the other weddingsupplies so that you are not short of anything during the wedding.Accessories for wedding are important and you must list out eachone of them so that you will not miss any important accessory.Wedding accessories contribute a lot towards the theme of thewedding. Hence you must select your wedding accessories only afterselecting the theme of your wedding.
Baby Crochet Head Ideas 1.0
When babies are born, the body is very sensitive from the heat andthe cold. To make sure that the infant is protected at all times,getting clothes that have double stitching can really help.Sincemost of the clothes are cotton or made of thicker fabric, clotheswith crochet patterns will do the trick and make the baby lookfashionable in the outdoors.Some good designs for the baby could berepresented in the form of farm animals. An example could be alittle lamb, a rabbit and a chick. Others could be about nature inthe form of a flower that symbolize the birth and growth of theinfant.The baby can have clothes from top to bottom using crochetpatterns. The hat can be entirely covered in using a single colorthen a few things can be added on the sides. The most common evenfor adults is having lines, shapes or other figures along thesides. A design on the top like a star or circles will also make itstand out.The person should also give the baby gloves but shouldchoose strong fabric that will not tear away easily and is inhaledby the infant.The top can be like a cape or a sweater to give addedwarmth for the baby. Giving it some double stitching and perhapsusing multi-colored fabric is a good idea making it unique. Thebottom for the baby can also be made using light and dark colors.This should also be thick to give protection from the temperatureoutside.Crochet patterns are not only limited on the clothes forthe baby. This can also be used to accessorize the things that areused. A good example is the milk bottle. Some plain color stitchingcan make it easier to hold and not slip when it is used to feed theinfant.Since the baby is covered from head to toe, crochet patternscan also be made for the socks. The person should first measure thefeet of the infant then after drawing it on paper, can startworking on it. There should be some allowance perhaps a size biggerso that the infant may still use this for more than a year.Tocomplete the collection from clothes to all the other babyessentials, the person can also make a wash cloth using crochetpatterns. This is easy to make since special add-ons are notnecessary to make it work. The holes in between can be big or smalland depends entirely on the taste of the parent.As the baby growsolder, other things can be made. A very good example is theswimsuit. A lot of these ideas are used for older women and ifthese people can do it, so can the baby. Infants can have this inbright colors with creatures like a fish on it.Sweaters and a hatcan now have better designs which will be very similar to theversions of grown-ups.
Front Yard Landscaping 1.0
Most amateur front yard landscape designs include some grass, atree or two and maybe a flower bed. And sadly, a lot of peoplecompletely ignore their backyards outside of the grass, the pool ora vegetable garden. But the benefits that come from addingprofessional landscape to your back yard or front lawn areincredible. Everything from the worth of your property to thecondition of your neighborhood can change when you commit toprofessional landscaping. Your front yard and back yard will notonly look great, but the improvements have some terrific additionalbenefits, too.Energy Conservation: You can actually cut down onyour utility bills with professionally landscaped front yards. Ifyour home sits on a corner property, or faces an intersecting road,you probably get the full force of the sun and wind. NJ landscaperstake those elements into account when they create designs, and assuch might plant trees that will provide shade (keeping A/C costsdown), or construct hardscapes that will protect your home from thewinter winds (keeping heating costs down.) Some front yardlandscape designs even help absorb the heat of the sun by workinglike a natural form of insulation.Bio-Diversity: In the interest ofhonesty, it has to be said: bugs are pests. Grubs and beetles willeat your plants, and mosquitoes are both annoying and dangerous.But when you have someone professionally landscape your backyard,you get a person who knows which plants will attract which insectsor birds, and which are more likely to attract bugs or rodents.Certain flowers will attract butterflies, who will take ofpollination, saving you money on expensive "flower food" orfertilizers. And while birds might be a problem when you first seeda yard, they also eat the bugs that may destroy your plantslater.Additional Living Spaces: Most people want to get the mostuse they can out of their outdoor spaces. When you landscape yourbackyard, you can create an additional living space for you andyour family to enjoy on nice days. You can have a design team buildthe perfect outdoor kitchen, or create a peaceful Zen garden. Youcan even incorporate such elements into your front yard landscapedesigns, too. If you have a large front lawn, why not add a readingcorner or a water fountain? Professionals who create landscapedfront yards for a living know how to make private areas for you touse, so that you can utilize all of your space without feelingexposed to the neighborhood.Curb Appeal: Landscaping your frontyard adds monetary value to your house - period. Landscaped frontyards look better, encourage sustainability and water conservation,and promote the value of the neighborhood. In fact, studies haveshown that people searching for their first home believe goodlandscaping is indicative of better housekeeping - a fact NJlandscapers will willingly share. So by landscaping your frontyard, you're showing the world that you devote time and energy tomaintaining your house. Think about it: who on earth would dedicateso many hours to pruning the trees and mowing the lawn if the roofleaked or the foundation was bad, right?
Curtain Design 2.0
Curtain design is such a creative endeavor that it's no wonder newand great ideas pop up each and every day. Since there are so manydesigns out there for our homes, clothing, cars, and even thebuildings we work in, the windows in our homes should be noexception. There are many curtain design ideas that can make ourwindows pop with excitement and vibrancy. The right design can makea home seem like a dream come true, and it's easy to startdesigning yourself.First however, you must think about how the restof your home will go with the design. For instance, if you have aVictorian style home, you'll most likely want to get curtains thatare more in a Victorian style or that maybe have designs that leanmore towards the Victorian era. If you have a room that is morecontemporary, maybe minimalist designs will work for you. a plaincurtain could be a great start for a room that has little to noelaborate décor. Once you begin with the plain pole, you can startto hang up all kinds of curtains from frilly designs to the moresolid colored curtains. Rooms that are more contemporary canbenefit greatly from a bit of color here or there.You want thecurtain design to complement the room rather than take away fromit. You'll want to take a close look at the kind of window youhave. Is your window, rectangular? Is it a large bay window? Sizeand shape can play a big factor in what kind of curtains you canhang up.After you have taken into account some of the aboveconsiderations, let you imagination run wild. Consider alldifferent types of fabrics such as silk or lace. Consider handsewing your own curtains. You can use a colorfast outliner pen todecorate sheer curtains or you can attach appliqués, stickers andother fabric shapes to enhance plain fabric. Peruse the arts andcrafts store for endless inspiration.No matter what design youchoose, you want the design to fit both your taste and yourlifestyle. However, even with that being said, the times are alwayschanging.
Maternity Dress Ideas 1.0
Maternity wear today is attractive, sexy, comfortable and stylish.It's designed to compliment your changing body and make you lookand feel great throughout the nine months of your pregnancy. Onemust have essential during pregnancy is a good maternity dress.Finding a stylish maternity dress is not only about fashion, italso requires an understanding of your figure, the styles anddesigns that your complement your body type, and a good knowledgeof fabrics that are soft, comfortable, and durable. Regardless ofwhether you are short, tall, extra curvy or slightly built, thereare a variety of maternity dresses to choose from that will lookgreat on you.Dressing for Your ShapeUnderstanding your shape is thefirst and most essential rule for dressing fashionably. As CocoChanel once said, "Fashion is architecture: it is a matter ofproportions."Short Women - Short women look best in streamlinedtailored clothing. Consider dresses that are all one colour pairedwith heels, a look that will add inches to a small frame. Dresseswith an empire waist is a great look because it creates theillusion of longer legs. If prints are your thing, look for smallerprints, delicate details, and subtle embellishments. Avoid largeprints, floaty fabrics and tent dresses that will overwhelm a smallframe. Colour blocking typically doesn't work well because itvisually "chops you up" and makes a woman look shorter than she is.Any colour blocking that is done should be more in the form ofaccenting a base colour rather than breaking up your silhouetteinto large bold blocks of colour.Tall Women - Look for styles thatwill balance your figure and flatter a long torso. Choose stylesthat cinch under the bump or look for halter necklines that drawthe eyes to a woman's shoulders. Bandeau or tank top style dressesalso work well. Avoid short bodices and vertical patterns ondresses because they will make a woman look even taller.FullFigured Women - For women who are size 18 and over, there are noweven more choices than ever before. An important point to rememberis that clothes should outline your body, accentuate your cleavageand complement your waist. Choose maternity dresses that have a lotof movement and divert attention from the thighs, hips and tummy.Wrap dresses are ideal because they skim the waist, enhancecleavage and hide a multitude of sins. Look for darker colours thatwill also create a sliming silhouette. Avoid big belts, shinyclothes and body clinging fabrics. Viscose jerseys are theworst.Pear Shaped Women - The classic pear shaped woman has roundedhips and thighs that are slightly wider than her shoulders. Thebest looks on a pear shaped woman are styles that have a shapelywaist, balance the upper body and draw the eye to the shoulders andarms. Look for empire waist dresses because they focus the eyes tothe narrowest part of the body. Heels will add length and elongateshorter legs. Dresses with fitted tops and A-line skirts are also agreat style. Avoid mini-skirts or baggy clothes, both will drawattention to hips and thighs.Apple Shaped Women - The classic appleshaped woman has a large bust, narrow hips and slim legs. Bodyconscious dressing for apple shaped woman is about accentuating thecleavage and legs. Look for open or scoop necks that expand thechest area and make a woman look more in proportion. Solid colour,crossover, and wrap dresses are also ideal. Avoid horizontalstripes, large prints, dresses that are too baggy and ruching atthe shoulders.
Staircase Decoration Ideas 1.0
Some homeowners may not realize that a staircase is just anotherarea of their home that can be decorated to make the home appearstylish. Staircases are often overlooked when it comes todecorating, but depending on the layout of the home, the staircasemay be more important than you think, especially if it is the firstthing people see when they walk in. Here are some useful tips fordecorating the staircase in your home.Use Photographs to Decoratethe StaircaseFrame a few of your favorite photographs and hang themup along the wall of the staircase. These photographs can be onesof your family or they can be of nature or other decorativeobjects.Hang them so that they appear to be descending with thestaircase. Be sure that the frames you choose complement the colorof the wall. A good idea is to match the color of the stairs (ifthey are wood) to the color of the wood in the frames.Paint a Muralor Design on the Staircase WallIf you really want your staircase tostand out, then consider painting a mural or design that goes upthe stairs. This could be as simple as a leaf or flower patternthat follows the stairs or it can be a larger and more intricatemural.If drawing and painting aren't your best skills there arestencils that you can use for the design or you can hire aprofessional painter to do the mural.Add a Decorative Banister tothe StaircaseIf you have a plain banister, look for a moredecorative one that matches the style of your home. There areplenty of banisters to choose from depending on the type of stairsyou have.A new trend is to mix wood with wrought-iron for thestairs. This may go well with a Spanish style house or even amodern style home. Check out the pictures in home décor magazinesor on the Internet for all the different styles that you canconsider.Lay Down a Decorative Runner on the StairsIf you havewooden stairs you may consider laying down a decorative carpetrunner to add more style. The carpet can be solid colored or, for areal attention getter, it can be patterned and multi-colored.Runners even work with staircases that are already carpeted ortiled.Choose a carpet runner that is slightly narrower than thewidth of the stairs so that the edges of the stairs show on thesides. There selection of runners is extensive so there should beno problem finding one that fits your staircase as well as itmatches the style of the area.For a homeowner who has a staircaseright in the entryway of their home, decorating those stairs isquite important. You want to be able to show off the staircase toits best advantage so that it doesn't look like an eyesore. You mayeven consider choosing more than one of these decorating ideas foryour staircase in order to make it more appealing.
Vertical Garden 1.0
You can grow many varieties of plants with a vertical garden plan.Flowers, greenery, vegetables and fruit can all do well withvertical gardening techniques - and most of the time, yield morethan a traditional, horizontal garden space.Growing vegetables isespecially easy with a growing-up garden because the veggies areoff the ground and away from soil-borne diseases and pests. Forthose of us who love having a garden but have difficult bending andkneeling, a vertical garden is great for harvesting whilestanding.Some vegetables that grow especially well in verticalgardens are cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and squash. You'll need to besure you've chosen the correct structure to support these plants asthe weight of some vegetables can topple the vines.Weeding yourgarden is practically non-existent and you'll need very fewsupplies to keep your vertical garden green and yielding. You'llalso enjoy the fact that air circulation is better for the plantswhen growing upright and that watering is required lessfrequently.If you're preference is for cascading greenery orflowers, there are many varieties that do very well growingupright. Lantana, creeping phlox, trailing Impatiens and verbenamake beautiful green and flowering walls.You'll need to considerthe type of garden you're planting (vegetable, flowers or greenery)and how much they'll be exposed to the elements that exist in yourgarden. For example, will they be growing in full sun, on atrellis, arbor or shaded wall or fence?If you're growing plantsagainst a brick wall, take into consideration the amount of heatthat will be generated and what impact that will have on yourchosen plants. Also, consider whether your garden will beperennial, evergreen or annual. Annuals such as some floweringvines grow fast, but your garden will be without foliage duringcertain times of the year.Plants such as clematis, grapes andhedges may need pruning during the year and some trees may requiretrimming to keep true to the desired shapes. Vines are popular forvertical gardens, but be cautious about the media they're using toclimb. Some can damage paint and wood while others might requiretwine or wire in order to have something to cling to.Be sure thatwhatever you choose as a growing structure is secure, especially ifyou're growing heavy fruit and vegetables such as squash, pumpkinsand melons. There are ways to give the plants more support, such as"slings" or wire cages.Besides being able to grow and harvestbeautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables, you'll enjoy the beautyand decorative splash that vertical gardens add to a structure.Blank garage walls can take on a whole new meaning with cascadingwisteria and an unattractive brick wall can become elegant withevergreen vines.