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3D House Floor Plans 1.0
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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.
Teen Fashion Style 1.0
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If you have a teen at home who is starting to be conscious of whatto wear, you have probably gone through a complex decision makingthat involves what clothes to wear this week and what clothes towear next week. Teen fashion consistently changes every now andthen hence for someone going through the start of puberty, style ismore important than the quality and durability of clothes to wear.Dictated by personality, teen fashion is hardly stationary in mostseasons. You probably have noticed your teenager to lookdifferently from time to time. Not to mention the ever fickleminded personality. No stage in life would you ever want to look atyour best, sharp and fashion forward but youth stage. Dictated bymulti-media, teen fashion can go from the most extreme to mostconservative. Every teen seem to be in style at most times. It isexpensive to stay up to date with teen fashion but looking at howhappy our teen can be, it is worth the expenses. For those at anearly stage of puberty, you have to condition yourself that it willalways be that way. You will find it hard to predict what your teenwould like to wear. Nevertheless, the good thing about dealing withteen fashion is that most teenagers would want to wear wardrobebased on what they really want and not so much of what is popular.Teenagers are known to be very brilliant in experimenting outfitcombinations. You will notice different styles of shirts and pants.Wearing jeans is most common for teens. A variety of shirts can bepaired up with it. Though variations of jeans are almost similar,the way it is worn makes a lot of difference. As we know it, a teencan wear it low rise or on high waist with wide leg opening. It isa fun experience to see our teens looking for the best fashionstatement. You can make use of the multi-media to see what is in.Advertisements on TV and magazine will surely help you teenager.Other wardrobes that you will notice your teen keeps on switchingare shorts, skirts and slacks. The most noticeable change is colorand style. Scarves and other accessories are also present on yourteen's fashion statement. Shades and bags are also changedfrequently. For a parent, this may sound expensive to deal with.Well, good thing that most teens are particular with the style andnot so much the quality. They don't have any plans of wearing itfor such a long time. As early as the first stage of puberty, it iswise to condition your kid that fashion is not all about theclothes you wear but how you carry yourself is what all thatmatters. Fashion should not be expensive. There are more importantthings to invest on other than fashion. It should be practical anda new experience for your teenager. The experience should teachthem how to value money and how to take care of their clothes.
DIY Jewelry Craft 1.0
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Here are some jewelry crafts ideas that could help you to find acraft to do or spark a new idea that you may never have thoughtof.Beading is perhaps the most used medium for jewelry crafts. Youcan find beads in any shape or color for your specific jewelrycraft. When you are beading you can use fine wire, small elastic ordifferent pieces of metal to create your jewelry crafts. Some ofthe different things you can do with beading include:• Necklaces -These can be done in one strand necklaces or a multiple strandnecklaces. You can use big beads or smaller beads depending on whatyou want the finished product to look like.• Bracelets - these toocan be done in one strand or multiple strands. There are alsopatterns you can find for more intricate jewelry designs forbracelets.• Earrings - You can make dangled earrings with a fewbeads hanging. You can also make hoop earrings with the hoop fullof beads or just a few beads.• Rings - You can make rings to fitany finger or toe that you would like. You can also use a mix ofbig and little beads around your ring.• Anklets - These can be madeabout the same way as the bracelets if you choose. You can also usesome heavier gauge fine wire to give the anklet some support towrap around your ankle better.• Headband - Use beads or jewels andsew them onto some of your plain headbands. YOU can also use ironon gems found in craft stores to add an extra touch to patternedheadbands.• Shirts - Again you can sew on gems or jewels onto anyshirt.• Wine glass charms - These can be made like earrings. Youcan also find patterns to use for particular designs such as agrape for your wine charm.• Handbags - You can use wine charms toadd to the side or zipper of any purse or handbag.• Cell phonecharms - These little charms can dangle from the cell phonesantennae. You can use wine charm patterns or just use a long lineof beads that can dangle from your cell phone.• Beaded tiara - Youcan use a heavier gauge wire to bend and shape a tiara and addbeads for the decoration of the tiara.• Lampshades - You candecorate plain lampshades with some beads that hang down from thelampshade or use the beads directly on the lampshade for a nice 3dimensional effect.• Napkin rings - Decorate your holiday tablewith napkin rings made of beads and ribbon. These can be made likeyou do the necklaces or bracelets and then wrap around your clothnapkins. For an added touch you can sew some beads onto the clothnapkins to match your napkin rings.
Ribbon Flower Tutorial 1.0
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What is paper ribbon? Don't be thrown off by the name, it' notfragile thin ribbon. They are hardy sometimes crinkly ribbons withmany uses. These ribbons are wonderful when tied around packagesand give a more organic feel to any project. Here are some uses forthis wonderful ribbon.Twisted Paper RibbonPaper ribbon is oftensold in a twine like form. The paper is twisted into a cord and canbe very sturdy for gift wrapping and packages. Although soldtightly twisted up in a rope form they can be untwisted to makefabulous creped bows. Sometimes average bows made of fabric ribbonfall flat. These paper ribbon bows hold their form well and won'tdisappoint.Paper twist ribbon comes in many colors and patterns.They are made from 100% natural fibers making them an eco-friendlyoption for those trying to be green. You can also buy in bulk andsave. They store easily and can be quickly accessed in times ofneed.Adhesive Paper RibbonPaper made ribbon is also a verypractical item for scrapbooking and card making. It's a littledifferent then the cord type, this kind of paper ribbon is morelike a roll of cut paper. They often have patterns cut into themand some even have a sticky backing on them. This kind of adhesivepaper ribbon is a great option for scrapbooking and card makingbecause it sticks to the pages and will remain in place over time.These also come in many different colors with different patternsand sizes. Shop the scrapbook isle or look in your local craftstore.Ribbon FlowersThe most common patterns for ribbon foldinginclude flowers such as roses and daisies. Ribbon roses make use ofpoly satin paper ribbon twisted into a ball forming in the shape ofa rose bud. To make a daisy bow, cut several strips. Then fold eachstrip in half creating the petals and secure each around the middleto create a center knot.Poly satin ribbons are also easy to curl togive a professional finish to your wrapped present. Use the edge ofa scissor blade to make a corkscrew bow. Slide the ribbon betweenyour thumb and the blade and the ribbon will curl. Another creativeuse is to create a trendy present using the candy stripestechnique. Cut pieces long enough to cover the dimensions of yourpresent. Experiment with different colors and widths. Layer theribbons creating a striped pattern. Use double- sided tape tofasten them into your present. This is a great method for presentsyou are planning on shipping in the mail. If you try to put a bowon top it will almost definitely get squished before it arrives atits destination.Ribbons made out of paper come in many forms andmakes a great accent to your wrapping or crafting project. Don't beafraid to experiment with them. The uses are almost endless. Paperribbon is very versatile and is one of the most economical choicesavailable.
Doll House Ideas 1.0
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Doll house furniture is the best way to customize a doll houseaccording to one's own whims and fancies.Doll house furniture isreadily available to be directly kept inside the doll house. dollhouse furniture is also quite popular in the market these daysbecause of the demand for the doll itself.Much of the miniaturedoll house furniture is handmade and includes the most authenticdetail. Pre-made doll house furniture is easy to purchase andgenerally requires no extra work, but designing your own doll housefurniture allows you to create custom furniture to suit your ownunique tastes. Hand made miniature doll house furniture is thefinest dollhouse furniture you can get.Doll house kits have evolvedsince its introduction in the market. Dollhouse kits are availablewith different choices of exterior finish such as milled plywood,milled MDF, or smooth plywood, which gives the collector an optionof deciding the exterior look which he wants have to have on thefinished dollhouse.Doll house decorations and miniatures form avery large collectible market.Dolls and bears are suitable for newborn and young children and are the best toys, say experts.dollhouse gives the kid collectors a chance to have their dolls in thehouses, with all furnishings and accessories. The children diveinto the wonderful world of dolls, playing affectionately withtheir eyes shining brightlyPlaying with dolls is almost everylittle girl's favorite pastime and while some girls almost nevertotally give up their toys, others make a hobby out of it andcollect collectible porcelain dolls. Many girls who have dolls lovebeing able to change her looks with products that are especiallymade for kids.There are so many unique and wonderful pieces ofminiature dollhouse furniture that deciding what to put in yourdolls house is very often difficult.Dollhouse furniture isavailable in different styles for a victorian doll house, colonialdoll house, and modern. Dollhouse accessories are indispensable forany true dollhouse keeper. Dollhouse accessories such as glue,tools, and instructional materials are available in the market inhuge numbers with wide range of variety.Dollhouse accessories alsoinclude miniature-canned foodstuffs, soda bottles, dishes,miniature magazines and many other miniature items found in ahouse. Dollhouse accessories like glue, tools, and instructionalmaterials help in keeping the dollhouse fit and maintained.Thecosts of building your own dollhouse furniture depend on the kindof wood that you are using.One has to have a lot of patience inselecting the right dollhouse accessories, so as to not tocompensate on the beauty of the dollhouse. Different styles of dollhouse like Victorian, Georgian, Tudor, Arts and Crafts, cotemporaryand southwestern, also determines the selection of the dollhouseaccessories.There are many miniature dollhouse kits available evenfor the beginners. For dollhouse enthusiasts, who enjoy makingtheir own dollhouse furniture, the Internet is a great place toshop for dollhouse furniture parts as well. You can find both thefurniture parts you need and tons of ideas for creating thedollhouse of your dreams, all at the same time.
Curving Fruit Ideas 1.0
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There is a lot of speculation to when and where fruit carvingoriginated but the first widely accounted appearance was at the LoiKrathong Festival ("Floating Lantern Festival") in the Kingdom ofThailand 700 years ago. This traditional festival is during thefull moon in December to thank the soul of water by floating smalldecorated rafts with lanterns down the river. In 1364 Lady NangNoppamart carved a flower and a bird from a vegetable to decorateher raft and her unique art was noticed by King Phra Ruang.The Kingwas so impressed by the grace and beauty of what she created thathe declared every woman should learn this new art, called Kae SaLuk. These fruit and vegetable carvings were the standard ofroyalty food presentation for centuries until the Thailandrevolution of 1932 when appreciation and enthusiasm for this foodart was at it's lowest. In order to save this tradition, childrenwere taught to carve fruits and vegetables starting from the age of11 in Thailand schools.Kae Sa Luk is still alive and thriving todayas well as many new variations of this ancient art form which isnow appreciated and practiced all around the world. TraditionalThai carvings are usually elaborate watermelon centerpieces thatincorporate delicate flowers with animal shapes or people but theterm fruit and vegetable carving has expanded to describeeverything from basic plate garnishes and simple fruit bowls toedible arrangements and complex multi-piece show platters. Althoughalmost any fruit can be used, watermelon remains one of the mostpopular fruits to use for beginners as well as in traditional Thaicarvings for a couple reasons.First, they are one of the largestfruits and give you a lot of area to work with. Second, they havethree distinct colors (the red, pink or yellow of the meat, thewhite of the rind and the green of the skin) giving you moreoptions in your design. One of the reasons beginners usewatermelons often is because they are large enough to serve as afruit bowl if hollowed out which makes a simple and functionalfruit carving. Also, during the peak season watermelons can be veryaffordable and easily available in most regions of the world.
Balcony Design 1.0
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When building a balcony or terrace, there are a number ofstructural concerns that must be addressed. This is especially trueif you intend to use this space regularly and for entertaining.This is a home improvement that can increase property values byquite a bit. Before getting started, make sure that you have madeall of the most important considerations.Consider the load bearingcapacity of this structure in relation to how you want to use it.If you intend to host a large number of guests on this surface, youwill obviously need a much greater load bearing capacity than ifonly using the area for decorative purposes. Consult with a local,structural engineer to determine the feasibility of ourdesign.Before investing any money into the implementation of yourdesign ideas, make sure that these are in conjunction with localbuilding codes. Local regulations could significantly limit theaddition of special features in this area in an effort to promotesafety. Consult with the planning department to find out whichconcessions must be made before construction is started. This willeliminate the need to backtrack in your construction efforts andthe associated loss.Determine whether or not you want this space tohave any special features for relaxation or food preparation.Outdoor kitchens are a major trend in backyard designs, but theycan also be added to elevated and well-supported structures likebalconies or terraces. Some people even install hot tubs or smallwading pools depending upon their balcony sizes and their householdneeds. These are features that are cheaper and easier to add in atthe start of construction then they are after building is done.Somepeople might want to wall off their balconies or terraces for addedprivacy. There are semi-permanent and permanent solutions that canbe used. A privacy screen will provide the greatest level ofadaptability, but you may want to review your options in permanent,glass enclosures as well. This is a great way to create ayear-round garden.There are countless features to choose from buteach addition must complement the existing decor on the primarybuilding structure. If you have copper trim and downspouts aroundthe home, consider adding copper lighting fixtures and an enclosureor railing with copper accents. You do not want your designs toclash so that the home looks ill put together overall.
Minimalist Kitchen Design 1.0
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Have you recently made the decision to undergo a kitchenrenovation? Before you get started, you might be wondering whatsome of the current trends in kitchen design are so that you canmake sure your renovation incorporates some of theseup-to-the-minute ideas.MinimalismMany kitchen renovations are nowcentered around the minimalist idea that less is more. This has ledto an increase in bench tops that are long and straight andcupboard doors that are flush to the wall. Gloss finishes and openshelving is also very popular in completing a minimalist look inyour kitchen renovation.Eco-FriendlyAs we are becoming moreinclined to opt for environmentally friendly fixtures in our homes,an increase in eco-friendly kitchen renovations had to occur. Therehas been a rise in the purchase and manufacture of kitchen cabinetsthat emit low levels of volatile organic compounds, lowering airpollution, and in the installation of LED lights, which are highenergy savers. The 'natural' look of wooden floors and stonecountertops is also popular in new kitchen renovations, bothoptions that are environmentally sustainable.SafetyThese days thereare more children in the kitchen, helping mum and dad cook or justmaking themselves some lunch. Because of this, parents are lookingfor new safe kitchen renovation designs to minimise the risk ofinjury. Lockouts, a popular renovators choice, are designed toprevent stove burners from accidentally being turned on. There arealso mechanisms that you can install during your renovation thatwill stop drawers and kitchen cupboards from slamming shut, just incase fingers are still in the way.Hidden AppliancesGone are thedays when families wanted to show off their brand new microwave ordishwasher. These days, people are using their kitchen renovationto create clever ways of hiding their appliances. Fridges havebecome shallower, so that they don't protrude past the cabinets,and drawer fridges and freezers are also very popular. It is alsobecoming more common to find renovated homes that have made theexteriors of their appliances match the rest of cabinetry, makingthem all blend in.High TechPeople have a desire to turn theirkitchen into another living area of their homes, so take arenovation as the perfect opportunity to do so. Televisions are avery popular appliance to find in the kitchen these days, so muchso that manufacturers have found ways to incorporate them intoother appliances, like fridges and even the ventilation hood forthe stove, that we do need to install during a renovation.So,whether you want to use all of the latest kitchen renovation trendsor just some of the ones mentioned above, your kitchen is bound tobe an enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing place to be.
DIY Wood Craft 1.0
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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.
Modern Gate Design 1.0
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A beautifully designed and aesthetically appealing gate can enhancethe beauty of the house. Hand-crafted and uniquely designed gatescan make the perfect style statement at the entrance, lending awarm and welcoming ambiance to exterior decor. However, gatedesigns must be chosen with care.Gate must blend flawlessly withthe architecture and landscape, and enhance the beauty of thebuilding. It could be an ornate gate, a gate with simple straightlines, or a traditional one. An ordinary gate would not go wellwith a traditional or historic style building. A gate must enhancethe beauty of outdoor decor and not overpower it. The shape andsize of gates vary depending on the architectural style of thebuilding. A gate with simple, straight lines will be a total misfitin a traditional setting. A garden gate would be quite differentfrom an entrance gate or a driveway gate. The design could varydepending on whether it's a walkway gate, an entrance gate, or acourtyard gate. The design would also vary depending on itsfunction. A ranch-style gate would be solid, have maximum strength,with a centre medallion and rock posts on either side. Acontemporary style gate would have a stylish look and uniquedesign. Automatic driveway gates would keep children and pets in asafe enclosed area and have remote control openers.Before choosinga gate, you need to ask a few questions. Do you need a gate thatlocks or one that automatically closes or opens? Do you need a gatethat can be seen through? Do you need a special design that matchesthe architectural style of the building? Do you have limited spacearound the gate area for it to open? Do you need a single gate or adouble gate? Should it be a gate that swings or a gate thatslides?Finaly you can choosing a gate are perfect for your home.
Hand Shadow Art Ideas 1.0
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It is believed that back in the day; people used all sorts ofavailable materials to entertain themselves and to help withstorytelling. These available materials include their hands andfeet.Imagine a group of cavemen that lived thousands of years agobored in their cave with nothing but their bonfire for warmth andfood cooking. Then one of these cavemen noticed their shadows beingcast upon the wall, raised his arm, and noticed how the shadowmoved along and became a bird, hand, or rabbit hand shadow.Injected with a dose of creativity, it was probably then that theart of hand shadows puppetry started.Through the years, the art ofshadow puppetry has been visible through various records inhistory. One of the earliest accounts of hand shadows is written bythe Greek author and philosopher Plato during the fourth century.He described the procession of shadows on the wall of a cavesimilar to what a puppeteer produces. There are also records ofthem such as birds, swans, rabbits, and others appearing in thehistory of China and India. This was then known as "shadow theater"and remains a living form of art nowadays.The art of wall shadowscan be done easily. With just the simple use of hands, ample light,and smooth surface like table or wall--it can be done even by kids.Performing rabbit hand shadow puppets is easy, close all the doorsand windows to make a totally dark room, turn on a single light,and position it on a flat table or wall. Then stand a few metersaway from the surface and try to cast a shadow between the wall andthe light, put out your arm and see if a shadow appears.Dating backfrom the ancient time in the cavemen days down to the contemporarylife, the art of creatively casting shadows on a wall stillexist.Here are some simple steps to create shadow puppet animals,starting of course with the very popular rabbit hand shadow.1.Rabbit's head Shadow-Bring hand up between the light and thewall-Make a loose fist with the fingers-Bring the index and middlefingers high up like a peace sign, these would be the ears of therabbit's shadow-Use two folded fingers for the mouth of the rabbithand shadow-Check the shadow rabbit hand shadow on the wall if itis performed right. If not, do some adjustments with the fingersuntil it finally becomes a rabbit's head shadow.2. Dog's headShadow-Bring hands together, similar to the prayingposition-Separate the small fingers from the big ones. Touch thesefingers together to form the dog shadow's jaw-Bend the left pointerfinger a little bit for the shadow's eye-Cross the thumbs togetherand point them upward for the shadow's earsThese are just some ofthe many ways to be creative and perform the art of hand shadowpuppetry.
Mehndi Design Ideas 1.0
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There are various kinds of mehndi patterns, top three being Indian,Pakistani, Arabic and African Mehndi designs. All three are verypopular and have their own beauty, in this article we shall betalking more about Pakistani and Arabic mehndi patterns.To startwith, Pakistani designs as the name suggests are more common to thepeople in the Pakistan. However their popularity is worldwide andthey are known to be very reputed mehndi designs. Though they arequite similar with the Indian Mehndi Designs they have their ownappeal and significance. Most of the Pakistani mehndi styles areknown to have very complicated designs as well as patterns. Thedesigns vary as per the celebration, taste and location.Mehndiplays a crucial role in a Pakistani marriage and a bride isconsidered incomplete without a Mehndi. Brides have particularmehndi designs all over their legs, hands feet and arms. Most ofthe times a bride are decorated with mehndi in her wedding(Manyoon).A mehendi pattern might even be utilized duringcelebrations as they give a very attractive look. Nowadays there isa variety of Mehndi styles to choose from for the Mehndi lovers.The current trend has also brought in styled mehndi patterns. Thesepatterns are veru popular among the mehndi lovers. Here a patternscatch is created by thin outline and the central empty part isfilled with dress shining mehndi with mascara.Coming to the Arabicmehndi, these styles are quite popular worldwide. Most if them aresimple floral motifs worn at hands and feet of women. They usuallyreflect the skills of artists and design individuality of alltraditions around Arabian Peninsula.This kind of mehndi patternsare used to paint temporarily on the hands or feet of the bride.The ingredient used to create mehndi powder is called Henna. Hennais a shrub or a small tree around 2-6 m tall. This henna ispowdered and then mixed with mustard and tea for creating a thickpaste. Most of the times the shade is brownish red however hennacan also be mixed with more plants for changing their naturalcolor. When the paste is used to create a mehndi design, you wouldhave to wait before the mehndi to dry completely. The mehndi pasteactually is a dye absorbed by skin, the same stays on the skin forseveral days like a temporary tattoo. Most of the times it is darkbrown or orange in color. Among the various kinds of mehndi designsthe Arabic mehndi is known to be the most popular form of mehndistyles.
Birthday Cake Ideas 1.0
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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.There are various types of Birthday Cakes in terms of flavorand content. Birthday Cakes for kids are very special, because theyare the people who worry the most about their cake's yummy taste.Most of the times young children like Chocolate and sweetstrawberry flavor. Teen agers like whatever new in the city likeBlueberry Pecan Streusel and Chocolate Espresso Cakes, TiramisuClassico and Deep dark gingerbread. Grown ups like to indulge theirtongue for Cheese flavors, Hot Chocolate Mousse Torte, wineflavored ones. Fruitcakes and Ginger cakes has a long cultural linetoo. Decorating birthday cakes with ribbons, flowers and edibleingredients add color to the presentation.Writing the name of thebirthday person right on the top of the cake in designed way andbeautiful style is also a traditional way of wishing. Now a days,candles and ribbons and stars and flowers are styled in modernfashion. Europeans are called the precursors of modern birthdaycakes. The icing of glossy ice like covering is no longer the hype.In stead of that now the jelly icing and colored cream icing isruling the bakery industry. Actually whatever is the manner inproducing 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.
Eye Makeup Tutorial 1.0
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With so many exciting cosmetic products now being developed andsold, women can achieve literally any look wanted. Today, companiesthat sell cosmetics realize the high demand by consumers for moreinnovative solutions. As a result, new and better products havebeen created. Then, thanks to the Internet, women have also beenprovided with online videos, photographs, and tutorials that relateto the application of different types of makeup. Interestingly, ofall searches performed on makeup, application for a smokey eyemakeup tutorial is at the top of the list.Hollywood celebritiesintroduced this look to the rest of the world many years ago. Sincethat time, several variations for this type of application havebeen seen. For instance, some women prefer heavy, smoky eyes whileother women prefer a more subtle look. Of course, dark smoky eyesare dramatic, which is why women use this application when going tocertain evening events such as the theater, opera, or some othertype of Fine or Performing Arts' event. On the other hand, otherwomen like a toned down version of smokey eyes, again for a nighton the town.Because several different techniques are used to createperfect smoky eyes, having the ability to look at different stylesand from various makeup artists is a huge advantage so you get thelook perfect. Applying eyeshadow to achieve this particular lookrequires using the right eyeshadow product, applying the eyeshadowwith the right type of brushes, and spending time practicing.Although some women prefer to skip the practice step, if you wantto create this dramatic look but without looking ghoulish, it wouldbe time well spent.Depending on how heavy a look wanted, you may ormay not wear eyeliner as well. By searching for information,videos, and photos online, you can learn great insider tricks frompeople who have been professional makeup artists for years. Ofcourse, while smoky eyes are dark and the makeup application isheavier than you would see with other applications, you still wantthe outcome to be beautiful. When done right, along with your eyesbeing enhanced, your entire face would look amazing.
Long Hair Hairstyle Tutorial 1.0
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Most women enjoy having long hair because they can do virtually anyhairstyle that is known to man. From simple waves to complicatedbuns, having long hair can do just that. However, if you aregetting tired of having the same boring hairstyle, here are someinteresting hairstyles that you can try out.EASY HAIRSTYLES FORLONG HAIR1. Long Side PonytailThis hairstyle is simple yetromantic. Start with soft and bouncy curls with the use of acurling iron. Set it slightly with hairspray. Gather the hair on tothe side and secure with an elastic or a decorative hair tie.2.Preppy UpdoThis chic and sophisticated hairstyle may seemcomplicated at first but it's actually really easy. Gather yourhair in a low ponytail and then start twisting it to form a bun.Secure it with an elastic. Top it off with an elegant headband andyou're all set.3. The FishtailBraids are a great hairstyle option.French braids are a classic example, however we will take a stepfurther with fishtail braids. Fishtail braids may seem a bitcomplicated at first, but with practice, it can be done. There aresome tutorials that can offer you easy ways to do this. Embellishyour braid with decorative clips and you are all set for abohemian, girly flair.4. The Sleek UpdoIf you prefer having a cleanupdo without sacrificing volume, all you have to do is to gatherthe front section of your hair. Push it towards the front so thatit will create a slight bump. Secure this section with a bobby pin.Next, gather the hair into a medium ponytail, twist it until itforms a bun. Secure with a hair tie and you're done.5. The Half-UpBunThe half up bun is really easy to do. First, grab the frontsection of your hair. Slightly push it forward to create a bump andthen secure with a hair tie. Next, gather up the middle part ofyour hair in order to create a half up ponytail. Twist it until youare able to create a bun. Secure with a simple elastic or adecorative hair tie. Check to see if everything is in place. Applyhairspray to place everything in place. You can either leave therest of your hair straight, or you can also use a curling iron tocreate soft curls.As you can see, you can do so many things withyour hair aside from the boring and usual ponytails. Try theseoptions and give them a go. With these hairstyles, you will neverstick with the same boring hairstyle again.
Little Boy Haircut 1.0
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Children of today have equal dream of accomplishing lovelyhairstyles like the grownups. They also love to create differentcute hairstyles and want to look the best among their friendsalways. As a caring parent, it is your duty to hear to this dreamof your kid and help them in creating lovely hairstyles thatenhance their adorability. If you are the proud parent of a boy,then you should understand that it is not that easy to choose agood suitable haircut for your little son. Most importantly, themaintenance and the practical comfort in wearing the style youchoose for your child are also important factors that should beconsidered before accomplishing any style on their hair. Since as asmall child, they do not have the skill of caring and maintainingtheir hair, the style you choose should absolutely be suited to hiscomfort during his daily activities. Since little boys are found tospend time with lots of physical activities, you should choose ahairstyle that doesn't interfere with those activities and make himlook messy and untidy.The first thing you should consider is togive a good haircut for your son. A good hairstyle can come onlyfrom a good haircut. So, find out which haircut suited the facialfeatures as well as comfort of your son depending on his age. Ifyour son is under the age of 11, you can find so many haircutssuited for him, but make sure he can maintain it easily. If you arelooking for a good haircut for any special occasion, then you cantry out something that is far simple from maintaining as it can bechanged after that. If so, you can try out a Buzz Cut for yourlittle boy which is a popular and simple haircut that matches foran active kid. It can also be ideally managed even in summer. Youcan adjust the length for the haircut according to the needs andthis hairstyle has to be maintained with regular trims. Anotherpopular style is the Caesar cut where the bangs of hair are leftcovering the forehead and you can style it with spike or pushbacks. Some other popular boy haircuts are the Bowl cur, Spiky cutetc that can be styled as per your creativity.
Carport Design 1.0
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Using a carport is the best solution for a storage space to shelteryour vehicles. There are a variety of carport designs and stylesthat you can choose from for the space you need. Having the timeand space for a carport proves it to be the cheapest and economicalway for you to store your cars.There are a variety of carports foryou to choose from. You can choose from designs that cover from oneup to three cars. There are other designs available that can coverlarger vehicles like recreational vehicles, trucks, and even boats.A carport can be used for your home or business. Some building kitsare able to accommodate large devices that you need for yourbusiness to operate.There are carports that can be attached to yourhomes for added space for your vehicle as well as additional coverfor your patio. There are some kits that do not have in sides thatare framed or those that can be constructed by putting together theroof and poles. There are numerous designs and styles however, thatallow you to close the sides of the shelter for cover.There areplenty of carports for sale that arrive in kits. These kits arecomplete with the necessary materials needed for building it. Itincludes all prefabricated and pre cut materials as well ashardware to make the installation easier for you. The instructionsand suggestions by the manufacturer are also part of thekits.Building a carport is not that difficult. There may beinstances where the design needs you to have a concrete foundation,but there are cases where you can build temporary shelters that youcan place in your lawn. Calling up some friends or family memberswhen installing your carport can lessen the time it takes for youto set it up. There are plenty of website that offer great ideasand tips when it comes to design. Before starting on your project,make sure that you research on these designs and prices so you canfind one that suits your budget. With the numerous designsavailable today, you are sure to find one that will fit your needs.
Easy Makeup Tutorial 1.0
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You will find many different makeup styles in the media and theworld at large.Whether you're going to a big party or the grocerystore, there is a makeup style out there that is perfect for yourlifestyle. Here is some information about popular styles to choosefrom so you can select the one that is best for you.Natural MakeupThis style is made for women who just want their makeup to providea light facial enhancement. Rather than transforming the way youlook, the natural approach involves simple changes in the way yourskin, eyes, and mouth look on their own. The colors here aresimilar to the ones that are already existent on the face, butadding them can still make a difference.Evening Makeup If you areplanning on wearing evening makeup, you already know that bold andsexy is the way to go. While natural makeup is great for everydaylooks, sometimes it needs a little flirt and pizazz. That's wherethe nighttime makeup styles can come into play.Prom Makeup Prommakeup has a tendency to be more elaborate than many other forms ofmakeup because prom is supposed to be a night where teens stand outfrom one another. The fancy dresses and up-do's require some boldmakeup to make everything flow well. Fake lashes, thick mascara,and dark eye shadow can be pretty popular for this makeupstyle.Bridal Makeup Bridal makeup is usually pretty soft andnatural to mimic the soft sophistication of the bride's dress.While some brides will still go for bold looks with their eyemakeup, most go for natural colors and then enhance them with fakeeyelashes. During a wedding though, most brides just want theirnatural beauty to shine through.Gothic Makeup Gothic makeup is oneof the most extreme styles of makeup you could come across. This isusually full of dark eye shadows, eye liners, lipsticks, and more,all of which pair well with the dark clothing gothic people tend towear. It is safe to say that gothic makeup is not made foreveryone, but it could be right for you.Anti Aging Makeup In thebattle against aging, you can actually use the kind of makeup towear to help you look and feel younger. Many makeup products outthere actually contain chemicals that are meant to help older skin,and these products likely will reduce wrinkles and the appearanceof them as a person wears that. If you are worried about lookingtoo old or you think that signs of aging are forming on your body,you can use that to counteract the trends.Permanent Makeup Alsoknown as cosmetic tattooing, permanent makeup has become hotter andhotter over the past few years. It used to be used as a techniquemainly by models, actresses, or others in the entertainmentbusiness who wanted to shave lengthy hours sitting in the makeupchair. However, more and more women are learning that they too canshave off this time in front of their mirrors..
Origami Flower Tutorial 1.0
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A recent trend has appeared in the past few years and is recentlyincreasing exponentially in the gift world, and that's the idea ofgiving origami flowers.For those of you yet unaware, you may evenwonder what "origami" actually even means. "Origami" is theJapanese fine art of folding paper. I'm quite certain that even ifyou are not familiar with this word, you have seen some popularorigami creations in the past such as the "peace crane" forinstance.The Art Of Folding FlowersWith the same theory andtechniques, some artists started to enlarge the scope of what wasfolded to go past animals and venture in the realm offlowers.Generally speaking, to make pleasing origami flowers, acertain amount of skills are required beyond origami techniques,such as the skill to pick the proper colors, or arrange the flowersproperly.The distressing truth today, in spite of everythinghindering the expansion of origami flowers is probably the factthat the majority of people are just aware of what I would call"basic folding" that looks more like abstract object where you haveto stretch your mind in order to figure out what it is, rather thangorgeous flowers.But don't be misguided! Origami is an art and assuch, artists have different degree of skills and you'll be able tofind some totally amazing flowers.Keepers Of MemoriesNow, withorigami being the art of folding paper, you could question why thetitle of this article is "Origami Flowers are not paper flowers",since they evidently are made from paper...The reason is simple,"paper flower" is a term used to refer to cheap things, origamiflowers are not.Fundamentally, whilst silk flowers are an elegantcheaper substitute to fresh flowers; despite popular beliefs,origami flowers are not.This types of flowers are not aimed atbeing cheaper than fresh flowers, they just have a distinctivemeaning and value. Possibly over time they sound a betterinvestment than fresh flowers, but you ought to be aware that theinitial cost is higher.The furthermost advantage of origami flowersis without a doubt their ability to last eternally. These flowerswill always be blooming and if the paper condition is right, sowill their colors, and all of that devoid of you having to beconcerned for them!Origami flowers are best used as anniversarygift, especially the first one, since it's also named the "PaperAnniversary". What greater gift could you offer than an everlastingbouquet of beautiful folded flowers on a Paper Anniversary?One morepopular use of origami flowers, is as ornamentation for what peoplenow even call "Origami Wedding". Having a magnificent weddingbouquet is nice, but having a beautiful bridal bouquet that lastsforever is unquestionably better!And what if you used a spray offresh flowers? Well nothing prevents you to have a reproduction ofit made with origami flowers by a talented artist!"As you can see,origami flowers are always related to a special event or date inthe lives of people, and thus are great keepers of cheerfulmemories; they are not just paper flowers."
Bookshelf Design 1.0
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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.
Modern Bathroom Design 1.0
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Nowadays it seems that more and more people consider their bathroomas one of the best places in their home where they can retreat fromthe stresses of the day. A place for a TV, freestanding baths, 4and 5 shower heads in a single shower stall, soap dispensers andtowel formers are all part of a new designed bathroom. A modernbathroom will not only bring comfort to anyone, but at the sametime it manages to stress straight lines, neutral, white and blacktones, but also materials like stainless steel, chrome and mirrors.A modern bathroom is thus not only a place where people can go fora refreshing shower, but a place of serenity and completerelaxation.SimplicityFor anyone who would like to make sure theyredesign their bathroom and bring it to the modern standards, theyneed to know that simplicity is the way to go regarding BathroomDesign. The look of the modern bathroom is simple, spacious andelegant and only a few colors will be used to create it. If peoplewould like the walls to be painted, most of the time the colorswill be soothing and soft. Common tones used are white and black,because they bring a mental balance and relax. If in the past thelines in a bathroom would be complex and surfaces filled with wallart, nowadays they are smooth and the lines are simple. Basically,there are no intricate designs, no knickknacks and noclutter.FixturesThrough the elements of the bathroom, a modernbathroom will emphasize straight lines, meaning that sinks are wallmounted, while the faucets are geometrically designed and smooth.The modern Bathroom Design also implies that vanities can be wallmounted as well and generally people will go for ceramic, glass orstainless steel choices. Taking a closer look at the modern cabinetdoors, they are solid in order to avoid looking of clutter, thetoilets are streamlined and one piece, while the hardware is alsominimal. Depending on what type of cabinets individuals will gowith, some of them might feature touch latches that helps withenhancing their look.FloorsFor added comfort, it's best that heatedfloors are considered. However, sometimes this might not be anoption and that is why people should go for large tiles whichcreate a spacious look. Engineered hardwood and travertine marbleare a great choice in this regard. Bathroom rugs are an importantaspect of the modern bathroom and instead going for the regularones, it's recommended to look for wool or plush rugs.LightingTocreate a softening effect, dimmers and "Can" lighting work togethervery well in a modern Bathroom Design. Using skylights and placingincandescent lights by the vanity is a great idea that will enhancethe look of the bathroom. In regards to window treatments, theyshould be minimized.AmenitiesLast but not least, plush organictowels are certainly a part of the modern bathroom decor. A soapdispenser, a fog free mirror and a heated towel rack should nevermiss from this important room of the house. The tub is alsoimportant and that is why people should go for a soaking orwhirlpool tub.
DIY Headband Accessories 1.0
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Hair accessory is one of the accessories women need to maintaintheir hairstyle. With the number of different hair accessories forwomen, available today, having bad hair is a thing of the past.Hairaccessories have become a style statement and used to praise theevent, as well as your outfit.Headband are the hottest fashionaccessories and they come back in a pounding tone of women andbabies.Headband can be of various types. It is available in variousshapes, colors and styles. From some of its variety, floweringbands are renowned for their bright looks and colors.The flowerbonnet is an accessory for your baby and serves to beautify yourbaby girl. We can see that many parents put a flower headband fortheir baby because such a band makes your beautiful baby look likea sweet little angel.Flowers with plastic materials designed tomake your baby feel comfortable and this can be used regularly anddo not leave your baby's head in the head. Parents usually put themon their babies at parties or parties, as the band makes your babythe center of attention and attraction.All flowers are made ofcomfortable material to fit your baby and make your baby look morecomfortable. Bands made of soft elastic or silk with beautifulcolors make your baby look like a fairy.The band looks good at allages, ranging from newborns to adults. They can be expensive inboutiques or online, but you can make your own in less than 10minutes for around $ 5. You can use big or small flowers. Largeflowers are very popular in small baby girls. If you put flowers ina clip, you can use the same headband repeatedly with variouscolored flowers. You can also use flowers separately from theband.You need the following items to make a headband withflowers:Fake silk flowers,Packs of bangs,Hot glue gun or paste,Gemsor beads,Crocodile clipThere is a band of designers to head withflower sticking. It is handmade and lightweight. The price variesfrom store to store. Depending on whether you are looking for asmall flower, soft, large or vibrant.You can use it anytime. Itruns well at birthday parties, weddings and picnics.Not only usethe flowers but you can create with any item that you think issuitable and beautiful.
DIY Newspaper Craft 1.0
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Paper crafts can be as varied as you want them to be. From complexto simple, opulent to frugal. The choice is yours. The beauty ofpaper crafts lies with the possibilities. It's an art medium withwhich you can truly let your creativity and imagination go.PaperRealm: The realm of paper crafts is a large one, ranging fromrubberstamping to scrapbooking to origami and ancientpaper-cutting. Tools and techniques dating back centuries are stillused today and even still, there's room for us as individualartists to come up with our own style and method.As for how to getstarted in paper crafts, you'll want to ask a few questions beforediving in. Crafts supplies stores offer all the basic tools you'llneed, but for the newbie, the choices can be overwhelming. However,ask a few questions first. The answers should guide you step bystep:What kind of paper craft are you most interested in?What willyour first project be?Do you wish to save this project forposterity or is it just a trial?The last question will affect thekind of paper you get. As the name suggests, the main component ofpaper crafts is: paper. As an artist, you'll have a choice ofeither archival or non-archival papers. The former is forlong-lasting projects and the latter, for projects you won't minddiscarding in time.What you need to remember is that, the type ofpaper chosen will invariably dictate the other supplies you use.You wouldn't want to use a non-archival ink with yourspecially-chosen archival paper. The project should be consistentthroughout.The Project: As for the types of projects you can try -where to begin? If you wish to start with a very basic project (yetwith the potential to be pro-like), try rubberstamping. This papercraft essentially finds you adding pattern and dimension to paperusing stamps. The creativity comes from the patterns, use of space,and color combinations you'll need to balance. It's also fairlysimple to learn and is open to experimentation. Unlikescrapbooking, which can seem overwhelming for some, rubberstampingpresents less pressure for a beginner's project.Feeling moreambitious? Paper crafts also include paper folding, better known as"origami," collages, custom cards, and even, paper-cutting - an artform first practiced in Ancient China some 1,400 years ago. Papercutouts are also interesting as they can easily be applied to otherprojects, such as scrapbooking, collages, or shadow boxes. All area great way to create contrast.
Sketch Pencil Design 1.0
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Many artists prefer the idea of pencil sketching either instead ofpainting or in addition to other art forms. You may find somepeople who prefer to create pencil sketches in order to preparethemselves for whatever art piece they are going to paint or color.In reality it is much easier to create a three-dimensional drawingwith pencil sketching than it is to attempt to paint it on a canvasor other material. By sketching your idea first, you can then fillin the details and thus make your creation appear more real. Youwill use a method similar to what you learn in Pencil Sketching butinstead of using the two-dimensional flat shapes you want to findthe three-dimensional ones.Do not attempt complicated objects whenyou first begin to draw. Start with simple objects and then workyour way up to more complicated ones. You may want to try imaginingwhat you want to sketch is made of glass and then develop a visualimage of the object's hidden edges in order to be able to drawthem. Before you begin your actual drawing you want to lightlypencil in your entire form in order to help you see the object'sperspective and proportions.There are two different ways you canapproach the process of drawing structure. One way is to begin witha basic skeleton and then add detail as you visualize the basicshapes that lie underneath a more complex surface much like asculptor who adds pieces to a clay structure. The other approach isto work from the outside in allowing yourself to create animaginary image of the basic shapes that are necessary to fitwithin the structure. Most artists will use a combination of thesetwo structures rather than attempting to use one or the other.Whenyou are beginning pencil sketching whether as a sketch artist or asa first step to something different, make sure you begin withsomething simple and work your way up to something morecomplicated. It's easier to learn the basics of something simpleand then be able to add in more complex details as you become moreexperienced than to attempt to begin with something complex andthen become frustrated because you are unable to complete theproject you began.During the learning process you want to choosesome simple shapes and objects and then build off them until youare able to build them into something more complex. This isespecially important if you are attempting to build athree-dimensional figure, something more complex than a one ortwo-dimensional figure. Certainly it is more lifelike, but it alsotakes more time and experience to complete. You don't want to rushthrough your drawings but rather take your time so that you candevelop a feel for the images as you continue. The more experienceyou gain the easier it will be for you to draw the more complexobjects and images and even develop your drawings into somethingmore profound and even colorful.
Baby Shoes Ideas 1.0
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There are many designs and colors to choose from when consideringbuying shoes for your baby. From designer shoes to ones you can buyfrom retail outlets, the choice is endless. Although you can opt tobuy brands that are easily available from the stores or online,there is another option you might consider. That option is to haveyour baby's shoes customized. As your baby is still developing, youmust take care to choose the right size and the right materials toensure your baby's feet are comfortable.When having the shoescustomized, you can choose the color of the shoes to match theoutfit your child will be wearing. There are shops that specializein customized shoes and you can choose the color of the heels, soleand even the border. There are so many colors and designs to choosefrom that you can be sure you will be able to get what you want. Infact you would most probably get more than one pair!Customizedshoes also allow you to have the specific size that you want. Notall children fit into the usual size categories and with customfitting you can be sure that your baby will have the exact size.Comfortable and correct fitting shoes are important for a growingbaby's feet and this way you will ensure that proper development isachieved.Leather is one of the better materials to choose whenthinking of customizing shoes. Leather is breathable and ensuresyour baby's feet are cool and does not make your child's feetsweaty. With other synthetic materials like plastic, feet get veryhot and sweaty and germs and bacteria can thrive in this kind ofenvironment. Another good thing about having customized shoes isthat you can choose to have soft soles. This is better as yourchild can then move his or her feet comfortably without havingrestrictions.You can also choose from different designs such ashaving Velcro, laces, straps or just plain shoes. Since you will bethe one putting the shoes on and taking them off, you can have thestyle that makes this easy. However, if your child is alreadywalking a bit, the best choice would be straps or slip on types.Laces are not a very good idea for very young children as theymight trip up on them.Color is another factor that works for youwhen customizing shoes. You can choose the colors you want withouthaving to settle for the ones that stores supply. So with all ofthese in mind, you can have the perfect shoes with your choice ofcolor, style, design and size.
Baby Girl Clothes Ideas 1.0
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It used to be that there was not much selection when it came tobaby boy clothes and what was on offer was pretty standard stuff.Perhaps it had to do with the fact that men's clothes were alsofairly limited in style and choice. Things were slowly changing inthe late 1970's when I had my son but even then there was not ahuge choice out there especially for those of us on a limitedbudget.When you look round the stores or shop on line for baby boyclothes there is a huge choice ranging from the more traditional tothe trendy designer clothes. Obviously when men started taking moreof an interest in fashion, especially when it came to casual wear,designers realized that baby boys deserved to be better cateredfor. I admire those parents who are creative and have started theirown baby boy clothes line because they couldn't find clothes in thestores that reflected their lifestyle or met their needs.People sayyou need more baby boy clothes because boys are harder on theirclothes than girls are, this was certainly true of my son. I wasn'tused to this as my eldest child is a girl and although not thedaintiest, she seemed to attract dirt, she didn't wear her clothesout. I saved the unisex items such as neutral sleep suits,dungarees, tee shirts etc. for my next baby. Unfortunately my sonwas so hard on his clothes, even as a baby of 6 months old, that Icould never pass them on to any one else.My sister-in-law had twoboys who were older than my son so she used to pass baby boyclothes on to me that were nearly new. My brother was the managerof a well known high street store that was introducing baby clothesinto their store and so he was often asked to try out new lines ofbaby clothes to see how well they wore, washed etc. My nephews wereobviously not hard on their clothes because there were some reallygorgeous outfits that looked as if they hadn't been worn although Inew they had because I'd seen my younger nephew in them.I know youexpect wear and tear on toddler clothes as they explore the worldaround them especially when they are playing outside but how can asix month old baby boy wear out clothes before he's grown out ofthem? Even before he started crawling somehow the knees on sleepsuits and trousers always seemed to wear thin. When he started tocrawl the problem got worse. I'd get him baby boy clothes that Ithought would last for the season only to find in a matter of a fewweeks he had worn holes in the knees! I used to long for the summerand hope it was a warm one so he could wear shorts. They were theonly pants he never wore out! Even when he started walking he wouldalways manage to somehow wear holes in the knees of long pants evendenim jeans.But I don't think all boys are the same. When mydaughter had our grandson her best friend passed on lots ofbeautiful baby boy clothes that she had had for her two sons andsome of which had been passed on to her from other friends. Newbabies outgrow their clothes long before they wear them out so withcareful washing they should last a while but as they get a littleolder and more active you expect their clothes to begin to showsigns of wear. However, my daughter's friend has passed on clothesright up to the toddler stage that my grandson has had lots of wearout of and they are still in good condition when he's grown out ofthem.So is it that baby boy clothes are made of more hard wearingmaterial these days than when my son was a baby or did I just havea child with exceptionally bony knees?
Bedroom Design 1.0
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A bedroom is one's most personal and private sanctuary, and thebedroom design ideas need to be conceptualized keeping this inmind. Everyone's needs are different yet a balance has to bemaintained between practicality and utility.Budget: While doing upthe bedroom, its very important to first decide the budget. Oncethis is decided, the bedroom design ideas could be made to fallinto place.Furniture: If buying new furniture, remember to look forutility before anything else. The furniture has to be arranged insuch a manner to allow easy accessibility while also allowing foradequate walking space. A children's bedroom needs more open spaceto allow the children to play and move around freely.Ventilation:Thought has to be given to getting proper ventilation and sunlight.Allowing direct sunlight and ventilation into the bedroom can makeeven a small bedroom look spacious and welcoming. While arrangingthe furniture, make sure the windows are not blocked.Lights: Thesetting of the bedroom is decided by the arrangement of lights inthe room. The switches for the lights are to be placed where theycan be reached easily.A personal corner can be made by the windowby placing a comfortable chair and side table for reading. Thiswould allow the use of sunlight during daytime. A book case or amagazine rack can be added.Storage: All bedroom design ideas haveto cater for adequate storage space. Cupboards should be designedkeeping in mind the variety of items which are going to be storedthere - dresses, shoes, jewelry, hats. Depending on the size of thebedroom, the cupboards could be large walk-ins or have to beincorporated into the space available.Spaces under the cots couldbe used to create storage areas or shoe racks. Cupboards could havemore shelves or drawers, depending on the requirements. The bedroomcould have ceiling to floor cupboards on one wall to optimize useof the other walls.A bedroom is not just a room to sleep in. Itspeaks volumes about its occupant by the way it is done up. Bedroomdesign ideas need to combine many requirements within set limitslike budget and space. It's challenging but most satisfying to haveones own personal sanctuary.
Muslim Evening Gown 1.0
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Muslim wear has changed a lot through history. These changesreflect the society, culture and religious beliefs of the time theywere witnessed. However, religion and the emergence of anationalist identity have been the two most prevalent factorsgoverning changes in Islamic or Muslim clothing.Muslim Wear:Through the Pages of History Muslim wear has been mainly influencedby the cultures of other empires and kingdoms. Countries conqueredby Muslim rulers also imparted to this exchange of influences onclothing. During the period of time preceding the Islamic era,clothing for both sexes was mostly similar. Some of theseinfluences still persist in the dress in and around the NearEastern region, including Iran and Iraq. the universal principle ofhijab, or 'the veil' was added to the simple, functional apparel ofthe indigenous population, based on the climate, weather andenvironment of the region. In fact, clothing worn by rural dwellersand the Bedouin reflect this functionality. Urban dwellers, on theother hand, are more likely to exhibit western influences in dress.However, this influence too has been absorbed into Muslim wear'sunique identity.Blended fashions, such as men wearing a jillaba orkaffiya along with a formal western business suit and shoes, are acommon sight in urban areas and towns and cities all over the FarEast.Muslim Wear: Main Elements Islamic apparel enjoys a unique anddistinct identity despite influences over time. Let us look at someof the common elements seen in this clothing:Outer clothing: Almostall traditional Islamic cultures incorporate some form of wrap ormantle. Usually one long, single outer garment extending from thehead or neck to the ankles that can be a long dress, gown orcaftan, the aba or rida usually has two openings in the front forthe hands. The fabric used in making this garment also denoteswhich region it belongs to. Similarly, the burnoose or thobe is aone-piece cloak with a hood that is worn throughout the NorthernAfrican and Arabian regions. The Egyptian version is referred to asthe jillaba.Headwear: The imama or turban is the most common formof head attire prevalent. Turbans come in a large variety of stylesand even sport a trailing end which serves the practical purpose ofveiling the face in case of bad weather. During the Abbasid period,turbans were used by Muslim rulers to differentiate between variousclasses of their population. Besides turbans, the flat, cone-shapedFez cap of Moroccan origin and the black velvet sidara, popularamong Iraqis, the most common form of head gear is the kaffiya orhead scarf worn with a ringed cord of rope on the head called theagal.
Pergola Design 1.0
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Are you trying to find good quality pergola designs for your nextwoodworking project? Let's discuss a few things you will want tokeep in mind as you look around the internet. These will be a fewkey factors to consider while looking for pergola plans, so don'toverlook their importance.A few basic things to watch for inpergola designs (or any woodshop projects plans) would include;materials lists, tools lists, clear and simple details and budgetconscience. Everyone has their own personal preferences, so keepthose in mind as well when choosing your plans. By setting theseguidelines you will be less likely to waste your time or money onplans that wind up being useless.Obviously, if pergola designs aretoo complicated, you won't follow them or you won't complete yourpergola as soon as you could have. You may even give up on italtogether, because you are having too much difficulty followingthe plans. You want to make sure that your design plans are welllaid out and organized. The major benefit of this is that you willbe able to see what you will need at a glance, get all yourmaterials and tools ready and then complete your project on time.Organization makes things run smoothly, and any woodworking projectthat runs smoothly is always a good thing!Make sure that anypergola designs you look at contain theses basic essentials. Youdon't want to get in the middle of building your pergola only tofind that the plans leave out a vital piece of information! It'sbest to save yourself the aggravation and disappointment before youeven get started. Your pergola (or any other woodshop projects)will be faster to complete and more professional in appearance whenyou have superior woodworking design plans. Don't skimp on choosingthe best plans for your woodworking project. You'll be putting yourbest effort into creating an heirloom quality product, don't useinferior project plans.Pergola designs come in all skill levels,from beginner to expert. No matter what your skill level is, youwill want to get the best set of detailed plans you can find. Themore detailed and clearly written the plans, the smoother yourproject will go. The biggest cause of poor quality construction ispoorly written and confusing design plans. If you are buyingdesigns, buy the best quality and most detailed plans you can get,it will save you a ton of aggravation down the road.Pergola Design
Vertical Garden Design 1.0
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Wanting to grow your own fruits and vegetables, but don't have muchspace? If the fruits and veggies you love grow on a vine, you arein luck, because you can implement a vertical garden and get allthe delicious, nutritious veggies and fruits you want!By usingvarious structures such as cages, nets, trellises, or stakes, youcan create a vertical garden for vegetables such as, but notlimited to: peas, beans, squash, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Vinegrowing fruits include: raspberries, blackberries, and grapes. Keepin mind that many animals love to eat fruit, so you either have tobe willing to share, or install netting to keep the birds andanimals out.There are many species of flowers that also love toclimb. Some of these include: the Chilean Bellflower; the Clematis,and there are many varieties of this flowering vine; the Jasmine,of which there are many varieties; and the Climbing Hydrangea toname just a few. With flowering vines, you must take into accountthe height that they can reach. A flowering vine that can grow to30' will not be happy on a 5' trellis!Not only will you savevaluable horizontal space, but you can craft small, yet beautifulgarden spots around your home. You can also create eye appealingboundaries between your yard and your neighbor's, and createinteresting focal points around your yard or even just your porch.Even trellises that you put up to hide the ugly area under yourfront porch can be used to make your home more beautiful.A verticalgarden is great way to keep the fruits and vegetables off theground which helps keep them from rotting. Other advantages to avertical garden are:You can use your vertical garden as a privacyscreen or to cover up an unsightly area.It allows for moreefficient and effective watering.It allows for better, moreefficient air circulation which reduces fungus problems.Vegetableand fruit yields are generally higher.Caring and gathering of youryield is made easier.You'll need less space to grow moreplants.Keep in mind the amount of sun your vertical garden will begetting throughout the growing season. Planning your verticalgarden in the winter months can be deceiving since there are noleaves on the trees to show exactly where the sun and shade will beduring the growing season. Take into account the species of treesaround your yard and their height to determine where the sunniestand shadiest spots will be.You also need to take into account thetype of soil the plants require and what kind of soil you have.There are various tests you can have done to let you know theacidity and/or alkalinity of your soil and what you made to do tomake it a hospitable environment to the plants you want togrow.Regardless of where you live, and the amount of space youhave...or don't have, you CAN have a beautiful vertical garden toenjoy for many years.
DIY Plastic Bottle Craft 1.0
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As the saying goes, "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle." Perhaps it's nocoincidence that the words are in that order. Before you thinkabout reusing plastic water bottles, first think about ways you canreduce the use of them in the first place. For example, instead ofbuying bottled water, you could filter your water instead, andcarry a reusable stainless-steel canteen with you on-the go. If youmust buy bottled water, however, before throwing those used plasticbottles into the recycling bin, you may want to first think aboutways you can reuse them. Here are just a few suggestions.Make yourown Holiday DecorationsHoliday decorations can be expensive.Between streamers, banners, Christmas ornaments, and Halloweendisplays, the cost adds up. Instead of taking the recycling bin outto the curb this year, you can use the empty water and soda bottlesand cans to make your own decorations. Water bottles have been usedbefore to make Christmas angels, tree ornaments, Halloweenjack-o-lanterns, Thanksgiving pilgrims, Easter baskets and muchmore. Instructions for these crafts can easily be found on the web.All you have to do is type the idea into a search engine and seewhat results pop up.Reuse Them for Educational PurposesWaterbottles can also be used for school science projects. Make your ownplastic bottle tornado or ocean display. You can even build andhouse your own ant farm inside of a plastic bottle as a hobby. Aplastic bottle rain gauge makes a great tool for any scientificstudy on weather. If you're a parent who would normally throw yourold bottles into the recycling bin, save them for your children'seducational use instead.Kids Arts and Crafts Projects - BottledWaterWhen your kids want a break from educational experiments, theycan still use old bottles for arts and craft projects, such asplastic bottle animals, dolls and noise makers. Fill old literbottles with sand, and create a miniature bowling alley in yourgarage or outside on your driveway. Why buy your kids a toy cellphone, when you can string two plastic bottles together to createan old-style telephone?Practical Everyday Items Made from EmptyWater BottlesIf you're not in to crafty projects, you can reuse oldwater bottles for practical, everyday purposes. Make your own icepack for injuries. A plastic bottle funnel can be put to use in thekitchen. You could even made a pool raft using an abundance of oldbottles, a fishing net and painted plywood. For more specificinformation with links to detailed instructions for a variety ofprojects using empty bottles, view this article: " How to ReusePlastic Water Bottles."
DIY Ribbon Craft 1.0
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There is a huge variety of ribbons you can choose from when makingyour ribbon crafts. Ribbons can be made from many different fabricsand come in many different styles. The type of ribbon you use inyour ribbon crafts will depend on which application you are usingthem for.Acetate Satin RibbonsThese durable ribbons have a shiny,stiff finish. They can come in solid colours or can have patternsstamped on them. Acetate ribbons can be used for gift wrapping,floral arrangements and wreaths, and wedding use.Sheer RibbonsSheerribbons are made from very lightweight, open weave fabrics such asorganza, organdy and chiffon. They very versatile and come in amyriad of colours and sizes. These ribbons can be used in ribboncrafts such as dressmaking, scrap booking, card making, giftwrapping and wedding use.Satin RibbonsSmooth and silky, satinribbons can be single faced, with one shiny side or double facedwith both sides being shiny. These ribbons are also very versatileand come in many colours and sizes. Ribbon crafts that satinribbons are commonly used for are dressmaking, scrap booking, cardmaking, embroidery, ribbon flowers, hair accessories and giftwrapping.Velvet RibbonsFor a touch of luxury in your ribbon crafts,you can't go past velvet ribbon. It comes in rich colours as wellas soft pastels. One side the ribbon is plain and the other side,the plush, dense pile of the ribbon is what gives it it's luxuriousfeel. Velvet ribbon is great for dressmaking, seasonal decor andweddings.Grosgrain RibbonsGrosgrain are a heavier ribbon with thinhorizontal ribbing. They are usually made from silk and come in awide variety of colours. They very durable and are commonly used inscrap booking, card making, hair bows and dressmaking.JacquardRibbonsThe term jacquard ribbons is often used to describe ribbonswith embroidery on them, but true jacquard ribbons are woven insuch a way that the design is actually part of the weave of thefabric. Because of the way these ribbons are woven, there is adefinite right side and wrong side. They give a very interestingeffect to ribbon crafts that include dressmaking, home decor, scrapbooking and cardmakingWired RibbonsThe wire in the edges of wiredribbons help them maintain their shape. This is particularly usefulfor ribbon crafts that require bows.Lame RibbonsLight weightmetallic ribbons available in many colours. Use these when yourequire a bit of shimmer in your project.Moire RibbonsUsually madefrom taffeta or satiny fabric, these interesting ribbons have awatermark effect. A nice ribbon for adding a bit of interest inyour project.With so many ribbon types to choose from, you are sureto find one suitable for your ribbon crafts.
Beautiful Bedroom Minimalist 1.0
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Minimalistic interior design style is getting more popular today.Minimalism means simple and basic, without utilizing a lot ofornaments or heavy details. And because of this, it creates a roomyand 'clean' atmosphere. This style can also be applied in bedroomdesign. Nowadays finding a spacious house with roomy bedrooms isnot easy because big houses are usually very expensive. If you havea small bedroom, you can save space with minimalist beds and otherminimalist furniture. In addition to that, you can paint your roomwith bright colors to give it an air of spaciousness.A minimalistbed does not have to be uncomfortable. When buying a bed, you haveto select the mattress first. A good mattress for a good qualitysleep should support your body and not cause back pain or stiffneck when you wake up in the morning. However, different peopleprefer different types of mattresses. Some people prefer memoryfoam mattresses, while others prefer latex ones. There are manytypes of mattresses available, such as memory foam or viscoelastic, latex, spring, waterbed, air chamber, and intelli-gelmattresses. For more comfort, you can cover your mattress with yourfavorite mattress topper. The different types of toppers availableare made from polyester, wool, down or goose feathers, memory foam,latex, and cotton fiber.Platform beds are ideal for a minimalistbedroom design. You should choose a platform with a simple andclean design. The most common material used for making bedplatforms is wood, but metal, concrete and bamboo can be used aswell. They can also be upholstered for a more stylish look. Aminimalist bed usually has short legs or no legs at all. This isintended to create the illusion of a higher ceiling, hence morespace. For a more minimalist approach, some people even shun theidea of using bed frames or platforms. Instead, they put theirmattress directly on the floor.People often associate minimalismwith boring colors such as white, black or grey. In fact, there isnothing wrong with using your favorite colors. But to keep thingssimple, you should avoid patterns or motifs. Top your bed withsolid colored blanket, bed sheet and pillow cases. Coordinate thecolors to create harmony.For a minimalist bedroom design, youshould only use the stuff that you need. Avoid cluttering your roomwith unnecessary knick knacks. Unnecessary clutter will only makeyour room messy and uncomfortable. Use only necessary furnituresuch as a wardrobe and a vanity. Do not use nightstands if you donot need them. Make sure you choose furniture pieces with simpleand compact design to suit the theme of the bedroom.
Little Girl Fashion Style 1.0
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Once upon a time little girls were expected to sit quietly,watching their brothers play but not joining in. Fortunately thosedays are gone and little girls' clothing is designed for comfort,practicality and style. Girl's clothes allow them to engage inwhatever activity they want.Dresses can be gorgeous and everylittle princess has a few in their cupboard. Lightweight and coolfor summer, and still standard wear for parties or more formaloccasions, the dress remains a winner in all or wardrobes, whetherwe're six or sixty. But for everyday wear and the rough and tumbleof children's games, the dress isn't the most practical choice.Even little girls can be sensitive about showing their underwearand a dress is not ideal for climbing trees or cavorting on thejungle gym. Excess fabric that can snag can even be dangerous.Formaximum comfort, some of the fashion staples of the last fewdecades are perfect for little girls. They are the t-shirt orsweatshirt, leggings and denim jeans. As well as being economicalto buy and replace if they get ripped, these fashion items are easyto wash and dry and are suitable for most occasions. Little girls(or their parents) who like a feminine look don't have to sacrificeit in these practical outfits. The girly look can always beaccentuated with pastel colors or by adding jewelry or a floralhat. Luckily, the idea that jeans are boyish is long dead.Theunisex look is also high fashion. Most parents want their daughtersto receive the same treatment and privileges as their sons. Clothessignal that equality. These days little girls can aspire to beingathletes or race car drivers. Bomber jackets and cargo trousers areideal for active little girls. All those pockets can be useful too- more convenient for kid's trinkets.All kids like dressing up infancy clothes. They are a chance to adopt different personas andexperiment with different aspects of our personality. Girls canexpress their sporty, physical side one day and their princesspersona another. It's all part of growing up.Sometimes parents maybe more concerned with style and fashion than their daughters, butwhoever the family style guru is, looking 'now' is about breakingwith convention. Dresses don't have to be pink and frothy, as thepopularity of practical denim dresses shows. A jersey knit shiftdress in a camouflage print makes a fashion statement. Kids love tobreak the rules and clothes are a harmless and constructive way todo that.Lacy dresses can be beautiful but every little girl needs arange of outfits that she can use to express her personality andmoods.
Interior Paint Design 1.0
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There are many different interior paint designs that you can usefor your home room. The paint design is basically the color thatyou will use to create the look of your room. This could be justone color or a combination of several different colors. When usingmultiple colors, you must be careful to choose the appropriatecolor.The popular interior paint design is based on a neutral colorfamily. These include colors like cream, buff and gray. Neutralrefers to the colors that are subdued and work great with materialssuch as soil and stone. When looking at the neutral colors you willfind that they do not give the impression of warm or coldimmediately. This is why they work well as a color balancing forothers indoors.One of the seemingly strange yet highly effectivepaint designs is simple black and white. While many people arereluctant to use shades of black and white only because they fearit will result in the room without color, it does not have tohappen. Black and white can be very useful as a mixer when youcreate colors and colors. In the past, if you buy white paint, youjust have a plain white color, but now you can get a lot ofdifferent shades of white color which can be used to create greatdesigns. Combine this with black and you can really achievesomething very special. If you are careful you can make a nice lookwith just black and white.You can also blend bright colors likeyellow, blue, red, green, and so on, so your house looks bright andmakes people feel amazed.so if you want to collaborate the colorsselect the appropriate color and balanced.
Wedding Bedroom Design 1.0
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Let me ask you one question. "How does your bedroom look like?"Thebedroom was said to be the most intimate room in the house. Itshould be your place of refuge after a hard day or just a terribleday. The bedroom is where you relax your mind and soul. The bedroomis expected to bring peace and tranquility. It's part of the housethat holds sizzling memories too! The bedroom is a love room. Thereare also times when your bedroom turns into a hot and fierce hotromance. Must. It should smell, look and feel like a place of loveand a sanctuary. Your bedroom is not called a love nest fornothing.If your bedroom provides all these items, starting andending your day with high-pitched chances are likely. And we allwant to start and end every day we smile is not it? It's time tomake your bedroom romantic! Brace yourself to some romantic bedroomideas.Romantic Bedroom Ideas # 1: De-clutterTake out everythingthat is not supposed to be in your bedroom. Yes. That includes yourcomputer. Your workplace should go elsewhere. Anything that willdistract you from relaxing, rejuvenating and having sex should comeout of the picture. This means that your dirty clothes hamper mustfind a new home. Anything that ugly spell, mess and smell should goaway.Romantic Bedroom Ideas # 2: RedecorateStick with a colorpalette that soothes your eyes. The color you choose should bealigned with each other. In this way, your room will emit a veryrelaxing atmosphere. Start with your sheets. You can have your bedas your room focal point. Your bed can have the most powerfulcolor. If you think that there is a need to repaint your wall, doit. Find out how your room will look as wide as possible. Interiordesign magazines can help you in this department. Space andcoordination can make your room very pleasant and inviting. Onceyou've given a face to your face, you'll love to do it! You may endup not wanting to get out.Romantic Bedroom Idea # 3: AccentuateThisis another important part of this task: the details. Now that yourbedroom is squeaky clean, it's time to put some romantic articlesall over the place. Have some fresh flowers in a classy vase andplace it on your dressing table. Make sure that you always changethe interest. Put some scented candles on your side table anddrawers ready to serve whenever needed. Have some sensual musicready to play anytime. Do not forget your favorite fragrance too!Make sure that you have your massage equipment ready for storage atall times
Home Ceiling Design 1.0
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Textured ceiling designs are becoming more and more popularnowadays with people starting to get more adventurous with theirhome décor. Adding some color, texture and style to your ceilingcan change the aspect of the entire room. By simply remodeling theceiling you can add depth and light to different rooms which canmake a huge difference and can change the appearance of the roomwithout having to remodel every feature. Many people do not delvetoo far into the idea of creating a textured ceiling design fortheir homes as they believe it to be a burdensome task which willrequire a lot of time and effort to complete. Though, if they wereto price up the reality of having textured ceiling designs it isactually a very affordable and simple procedure.There are manydifferent ceiling types that are now available with a variety ofpatterns and textures including brush textured ceilings, metalceiling tiles and many more. Some people are even embarking on someunconventional methods of design which allow you to use just aboutanything to add some texture and pattern to your ceiling. Simply bygetting some paint and a texturing comb, you can add some veryvivid and imaginative texture a plain and simple ceiling. As wellas being affordable, this creates a unique look and adds a personaltouch to your home. A texturing comb is inexpensive and easy tocome by, while the application would consist of texture powder andwater. Instead of using a texture comb, you can be even more uniqueand creative by applying the texture with different objects such asyour hands, sponges or different cloths. All of these will have adifferent texture, though be sure to experiment before you go aheadand start o the ceiling.If you are looking for something moredramatic and on a larger scale, a coffered ceiling is one way inwhich you can add depth and texture to an otherwise plain ceiling.These patterns of sunken panels add interest and quality to thesurface of the ceiling. Though having the ceiling coffered is oneof the more expensive textured ceiling designs, it is a dramaticand beautiful way of renovating a room and rejuvenating theatmosphere of a space.Of course, if you have decided to go aheadand texture the ceiling of your home by yourself, you will need tomake sure you are aware of all the information before you start. Itis a good idea to always consult a professional before doing anyDIY work so that you make sure you are aware of health and safetystandards that need o be met. It is important to make sure thetexture is applied in the correct way to make sure that the surfaceis correctly sealed and that the fixtures are not compromised inany way.Textured ceiling designs are an innovative and creative wayin which you can add a new feel and impact to a room without havingto have massive renovations. It is a simple, yet effective, way togive an old looking room a new lease of life.
Staircase Design 1.0
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Home interiors, like clothes, shoes and even cars, tend to evolvewith the times as particular styles fall in and out of favouraccording to the fashion of the day. The same can be said, up to apoint, of staircase design. Obviously, you can't change your stairsas easily as your decor, so it's important to pick the right stylefirst time.So what's hot and what's not in stair design at themoment? Here are five trends to look out for:1. GlassMore than anyother, this feature has seen a huge surge in popularity lately.Glazed stair balustrades are becoming increasingly sought-after aspeople look to maximise the feeling of light and space that theycan bring to their surroundings. Although glass stair panels usedto be mainly the preserve of modern homes, nowadays they are oftenused in traditional interiors to give a contemporary twist andboost the flow of natural light around the property.Of course, youdon't have to stop at the balustrade. If you really want to makeyour neighbours jealous, you can have the treads and risers madefrom glass for a stunning 21st century effect.2. Clean linesThegeneral consensus in the field of interior design at the momentseems to be that less is more. In my line of work I have noticed arecent shift away from decorative stair balustrades to simpler,cleaner shapes. While ornate turned spindles, newels and caps arestill selling well, there has been greater interest in sleek,minimalistic designs such as square and stop-chamfered styles.3.CurvesAs manufacturing techniques have improved over the years, thedemand for curved stairs has been gradually rising. Thesestaircases need quite a bit of space but can provide a wonderfulfocal point. With their classic flowing lines, they are suitablefor modern and traditional homes alike. Spiral stairs, too, areproving popular - especially with owners of smaller properties, andthose looking for a secondary staircase. They can still lookstunning, but don't take up as much floor area.4. Mix ofmaterialsAnother rising trend is blending different types ofmaterial together for an individual look, known as fusion (alsopopular with foodies!). When choosing a handrail you are probablybest off sticking with timber, as this is the most comfortablematerial to grip. However, when it comes to the balustrade infillthere is much more choice. As well as glass panels, you canexperiment with spindles made from metal, wood or a combination ofthe two - and mix and match with glass if you want.Metal spindleshave become particularly popular lately, thanks to the wide varietyof designs now available. Most are made from mild steel shaped toresemble wrought iron, which helps to keep both production costsand spindle weight to a minimum. You don't have to stick to justone style of metal spindle, either. Alternating two differentdesigns can be a great way to give your stairs an individualtouch.5. StorageAs the square footage in new homes has generallyshrunk over recent years, storage space has become an importantissue. It's no surprise, then, that more home owners are asking forintegral storage to help keep clutter out of sight. This can beachieved by fitting shelves or cupboards underneath the staircase,or even by incorporating drawers into the actual steps.
Sofa Design 1.0
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There are some amazing sofa designs out there that will simply blowyour mind away at first glance. There are so many creativedesigners out there who keep on churning out one stunning designafter the other. Some of the best and most creative sofa designsare given below.1. Yang SofaThis sofa comes in four individualpieces that can be joined together to get one awesome looking sofa.It gives you the option of being fully in control and to customizeyour sofa in the manner you like.2. Doc SofaAnother very creativedesign, you can actually transform this sofa into a bunk bed with asmall ladder. If you have kids or if guests suddenly show up, youcan use this sofa to transform quickly into a spare bed. Not onlydoes it have a useful feature, it looks visually stunning too.3.The Waterfall CouchThis sofa looks exactly like a beautifulwaterfall with forests and mountains in the background. Pour somewater below and fool everyone.4. AtticaYou can play with theindividual pieces that come with this sofa to either make onecomplete sofa or to make separate individual ones. This sofa setlooks brilliant and can add a certain amount of visual flair to thedécor of your room. You can also use this set outside.5. SwimmingPool SofaThis one is just a concept, but it sure is cool. Insteadof a cozy cushion where you sit, you have a small pool. Relaxationnever looked any better.6. Yin Yang SofaNot to be confused with theYang sofa, this design of this set is in fact inspired by Yin andYang. About 4000 meters of long fiber is used in the constructionof this set which can cover a distance of about 36 footballfields.7. Sofa BoxThis one is a very unique design and has a sofaenclosed in a long metal box. You can close it inside the box whenyou don't need it and simply pull it out when you do need it. Thisset has a certain simplicity about it that just jumps out and grabsyour attention.8. Infinity SofaDesigned like the symbol ofInfinity, this sofa can easily seat two people. This sofa comes inred and white and looks extremely alluring.9. Glow in the DarkSofaYou cannot find a cooler sofa than this one. Looks normal byday but when it becomes dark, it starts to glow. It uses very lowpower consumption and features small LED lights to provide theglowing effect. Moreover, the transparent body just adds so much toits visual appeal especially when lit up.10. Hunting LinesSofaAnother concept sofa design, the Hunting Lines Sofa is one ofthe best sofa designs out there. It features bold curves and jaggedfolds to provide one hell of a sofa design. The sofa is black incolor with yellow running magnificently across the top lines of thebody. You can even attach the individual sofa sets to form anextended version of the sofa
Modern Batik Style 1.0
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What is batik? I can safely make this statement that while manypeople know or have heard about this word, especially so here inMalaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, but many people do not, orrather, have got a wrong misconception of batik itself.In mydiscussions with friends and general public, many people havemistaken batik with batik design/ batik designs or even batikfabric.History has it that batik is an old craft that datescenturies back. Batik is actually a hand-drawn and hand-paintedtechnique, which uses wax.The wax is a form of 'resist' method, andthe purpose of this method is so that when colour is put on acertain spot on the fabric, it does not run to the other part.Let's take an example - an artist is is going to draw a floralmotif and he wants the background blue eg. the motif of a flower (ayellow flower with a green stalk).Now, imagine that the artist willbe drawing on a white piece of cloth. The artist will first drawthe outline of the motif (ie. the flower & stalk) with wax. Andlater, he will start to paint, starting with the yellow colour ofthe flower. What the wax does is to hold the yellow in place, sothat it will not run to the green stalk. And when he paints withgreen next, the same thing applies, that is the green will not flowto the yellow flower. Finally, he paints the blue background.And ofcourse, the artist will later have to wash the wax off the cloth,hence leaving that part which was originally covered with wax backto its original white fabric colour. Hence, the white outline forthe motif. And that is all it is to the meaning of batik.However asmentioned earlier, a lot of people mistake batik with batik design/batik designs especially if they see a traditional or floral typemotif, or patterns on a cloth that have white outlines. These mayor may not necessary come from the 'batik' technique, as it couldcome from modern day print.In addition, just because these printshave the more traditional motifs/ patterns, don't mistake them tocome from the art form of batik.In fact, there are modern designs,which actually are made from the batik technique as well. Butpeople do not know it is so because it does not have thetraditional look and feel to it.
Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas 1.0
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It is very difficult for people to refuse good things when they arepresented with one. Gifts have the ability to ignite a greatfeeling of love in people. The beautiful designs and colors thatthe customized gift boxes comes with, makes it even difficult forthe eyes to resist. They are produced with great varieties ofdesigns, shapes and colors to make your gift item appear moreattractive. With HD printing and a wide variety of CMYK colors, youcould imagine the beauty that this item would have.Customized giftboxes have received several innovations to a stage where you canget a specific design for every item you find suitable to offersomeone special. It does not matter the occasion, be it a birthdaycelebration, marriage ceremonies, or anniversaries, you can nowhave beautifully customized gift boxes that will suite theoccasion. It is possible to have them decorated with add-ons suchas ribbons, butterflies, laces and other glitters that would giveit that stunning look. You may also have special fabric flowerspasted on the box, to give them that floral appearance as well. Thegeneral idea of presenting a gift to someone is to show them howmuch you love and treasure them.The beautify about gettingcustomized gift boxes is that they can specifically be used tosymbolize the event for which you intend to present it for. Forbirthday gifts, you can have boxes that are designed with creamyand chocolate colors, just to add more value to the event. Formarriages, you can obtain special white boxes which are brandedwith red and beautiful floral ribbons. They are also themed withfonts that conveys the message from your heart to that specialperson. You can also make the event more memorable by adding photosof your loved ones or yourself on the box, and this of course willmake your gift to standout.Customized gift boxes are veryaffordable. They give beauty and style to whatever you arepresenting as a gift to someone. There is no limit to the colorsand designs you can get for the customized gift boxes. They arefantastic items that everyone who knows the benefits and joy ingiving should go for. Apart from the design, shape and color thatcustomized gift boxes have, they are also made with good qualitymaterial that makes it to withstand the weight of the gift item.Customized gift boxes are also Eco friendly and can be utilized fora variety of products. As simple as the box looks, it requires theservices of a professional to come out good. So when next you wantto present a gift to mark that special moment, ensure to getcustomized gift boxes to add more flavor and color to your gift.
High Heel Design 1.0
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Fashion high heel shoes have always been popular. Fashion issomething that people can have fun with when they put together anoutfit. There are so many accessories at their disposal such asshoes, hats, scarves, hand bags and jewelry. Fashion has sneakedinto evenings, daytime and even into trips to the beach.Women oftenfavor footwear as the best kind of accessory for fashion. Highheels are deemed to be one of the more popular fashion statementsin the footwear department. This footwear is popular for variousreasons and men find high heels to be quite a turn on to look atwhen women wear them.Amongst the reasons why women like to wearthem, is that it makes them appear to be taller. They also help thecalf to appear more curvy and the whole body appears to be slimmeras well. A dress can be made to look very different when worn withfootwear of different heights.Fashion on the beach can bedemonstrated by wearing espadrilles - a casual sandal on a platformbase with ribbons tied to the legs. This will turn much more headsthan simple sneakers or flip flop sandals. It goes to show thateven a trip to the beach can be an excuse to look fashionable!Womenlove to wear these shoes to please their significant halves. It isalso possible that they are competing with each other to get theattention of men. Whatever the reason, women still look great whenthey dress up fashionably.
Minimalist Wardrobe Design 1.0
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When you look into your closet, what do you see? Do you seehundreds of mismatched hangers and clothes that you don't wear allcrammed into one big ball of fashion no-no's? It is time for achange. It's time to buy yourself some high-quality matching woodenhangers and get to work on that closet. Here are some tips onupdating your closet and your wardrobe.Start with the basics. Emptyyour closet and throw away all of those mismatched hangers. Replacethem with nice hangers that hang evenly spaced. This is aninvestment that you won't regret. Every morning when you open yourcloset it should be neat and organized to put you in a good moodfor the rest of the day. Put your shoes in order instead of in amountain and get rid of ones that are uncomfortable or worn out.Use a shoe rack and get organized.Get rid of clothes that are toosmall, have stains, are out of style or that you just never wear.If you haven't worn it in a year, it goes. If you have somethingsentimental, like your wedding or prom dress, then put them intostorage and get them out of your closet. Now it's time to goshopping. Reward yourself for getting rid of the clutter byupdating your wardrobe with functional basics that will stay instyle for years to come.Rule number one is to not buy anything thatdoesn't fit perfectly. If you have to suck in to wear it, then youwon't. If you do, you risk popping out like a can of biscuits inpublic. Start with shirts that have flattering necklines.Square-cut, v-neck and round necklines never go out of style. Highnecklines can make your face look fatter and you chest look lower,so stay away from shirts that come up too high in the front. Even aslightly lower neckline can add femininity and style to theshirt.Pants can be hard to fit, but once you find your brand andstyle, you will think that it was well worth the effort. Blackslacks that move with you are a great basic to add to yourwardrobe. Think simple lines and stay away from a lot of pocketsthat can add bulk. Jeans can be tiring to shop for, but with alittle research before you shop, you can significantly cut down onthe time it takes to find the right fit. There are web sites withvirtual fitters to help you eliminate the brands that won't fityou. Just input your jean complaints, such as gaping waist at theback, pinching waistbands, flat bottom, or body type and it willnarrow down your search to just a few brands. When you find theperfect fit, buy a darker and a lighter pair to add to your basics.
DIY Recycled Craft 1.0
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The idea of a recycled craft is a great and inexpensive way toutilize the items commonly found in your home.Cans and cans come invarious shapes and sizes, and with its various contents - but donot throw it away the minute you spend it!Here are some fun ideasfor recycled cans and cans:Pot Flower Pot BeautifulIf you have apicnic theme at home, get some medium sized cans that match some ofthe newly picked flowers. Near the top, make two holes on theopposite side - perhaps the best thing to ask your father, husbandor brother for help! Mention some pretty ribbon through and tie atthe top, this will be used to hang the tin from the branch of thetree or your terrace rafters. Go into your garden and grab somepretty fresh flowers and some leaves, and put them in a tin withwater. If you have time and creativity, you can also paste somepretty fabrics into the tin, or spray paint with your themecolor.Pen and Pencil HoldersEveryone will ask where you got it!Choose the size or size that suits you, then decorate the tin onthe outside - you can paste the fabric around and finish it with abeautiful cable tap at the top, or spray the color paint youchoose.Container giftsHere again you can use any size or shape thatmatches the gift. Just wrap it with colored cellophane paper and atie at the top with a beautiful ribbon.Candle HoldersThis iswonderful for daytime functions, to coat the walkway or down thestairs outside. Try looking for some cans or tin cans, tie bow /beautiful bow around each other, and use tealight candles or otherlow candles in it.Tong trash paperUsing the same advice above,cover it with some pretty fabrics and finish it with a line ofwires or feathers, or simply paint the spray with the color youwant.Craft Supply ContainersLabel them with the contents they willhold. You can even be creative enough - instead of storing it in acloset or shelf unit (which may be more difficult to get) store ona spare table or dresser, but clothe them first! You can wrap itwith a beautiful piece of cloth, even a strap, or spray paint withthe color you want.And many more ideas that you can get here.
Tree House Design 1.0
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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. The Internet is a good source of this information. Youcan even locate an expert builder who lives in your localityonline. When you are sure about the type of the design you want,it's time to construct it. The structures such as the onesdescribed above are very complex. You will be forced to hire acompany to do them for you. Still on the Internet, you can find outwhich materials would be required for a given tree house design.
Hijab Tutorial 1.0
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There are a number of ways to wear the hijab or hijab used byMuslimwomen. A woman can make choices based on style preferencesandcomfort level. Many online tutorials are available online,which notonly simplify procedures, but also encourage Muslim womento findtheir own style. Jilbab is basically the hijab that Muslimwomenwear at puberty when they are in the presence of adult menand womenoutside of close relatives who are not members of theIslamiccommunity. The practice of wearing the veil has manydifferentinterpretations within the Islamic community and beyond,in theWestern world.The literal translation of the word, "veil" inArabicas used in the Quran is "partition," as in a curtain orscreen.Usually, the veil covers the chest and head, but some womenuse itto cover other body parts. This hijab is a symbol ofhumility andprivacy. The veil was introduced by Islam as a corecomponent of themaintenance of a good and simple interactionbetween men and women.Islamic law defines simple clothes ascovering all parts of thebody, showing only the hands, feet, andface in public. Scripture ofIslam, the Quran requires women topresent themselves on a plainlevel with simple clothing, althoughthere is no specification tocover the face and head as well.Thereare Muslim believers who obeythe view that the command to keephumility is subject tointerpretation. They argue that societydetermines what is simple orcourageous. Therefore, the order mustbe interpreted with respect tothe surrounding community.Nevertheless, there is general agreementthat Islam should maintainorder and wear clothing firmlycommunicating modesty. Someinterpret the wearing of the veil asunnecessary in front of menwho lack physical desire and also thosewho can not see.
Hall Decorative Design 1.0
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Weddings should be memorable moments for both the couple andtheinvited guests. It is for this reason that one should ensurethateverything executes properly form the embellishments to thevenuepresentation. This makes certain that the entire ceremonywillremain in the minds of those that attended. Since timeimmemorial,wedding ornamentation has been playing the indispensablerole ofenhancing weddings. These embellishments may be theflowers,balloons, banners, signs that are hang in venues such aschurchesand hotel rooms. Wedding ornamentation for dinner halls canrangefrom table clothes, wall hangings, ceiling hangings, drapesand soon. The embellishments can be simple or elaborate accordingto thetaste of the couple or the decorator. They can be cheaporexpensive as well. A couple may decide to do their ownornaments,hire a decorator or ask the management of the banquethall todecorate the hall.Things to Consider When ChoosingAdornmentsWhenone is choosing nuptial ornamentation for dinnerhalls, they shouldalways keep the theme of the nuptial in mind.These may includecolor themes, text themes and so on. The theme ofthe dinner hallshould reflect the themes that were used in churchor any othervenue used earlier. If one wants the guests to marvelat thedecorations they have chosen for their marriage ceremony,theyshould choose unique wedding decorations. Imagination willhelpthem achieve this and so will not buying their decorationsfromtypical sources. The type of marriage ceremony one intends tohavewill influence the type of embellishments they will choose forthebanquet halls as well. If one is planning a simple ceremony,theywill definitely go for simple wedding decorations forbanquethalls, if they are having a big, expensive and glamorousmarriageceremony, they will go for designs that are morecomplicated.If onewants to maintain a romantic reception to enhancea tenderatmosphere, they could light candles that will burnthroughout thelength of the reception. Color and flair areimportant in marriageceremonies. One can achieve these by usingwedding decorations fordinner halls such as centrepieces.Centerpieces can be flowers orany other thing that will attractpeople's attention. Nuptial cakesare also good embellishments forbanquet halls. Beautiful nuptialcakes add color and generallyenhance the reception. Simple cakescan be improvised by adding fakelayers, flowers and fountains tothem Drapes and table clothes add atouch of elegance to theceremony.
Minimalist House Plan Design 1.0
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House floor plans essentially fall into two categories-custom-drawn and pre-drawn floor plans. It can take a lot oftime,money and effort if one chooses the former. Moreover, apre-drawnfloor plan, apart from saving money and time, also lendsitself tomodifications as per one's needs.One can safely assumethat manypre-drawn house floor plans have already been tried andtested.That means construction hassles would have already beensorted out,which implies that any additional labor costs anduncertaintiesduring the construction phase will not exist.Finalcost estimatesof the pre-drawn house floor plans are more likely tobe precisebecause the particulars have been figured out. This meansa list ofmaterials has already been made out, for example. Thechances ofsuddenly discovering that the building is beyond thebudget afterall are fairly small. Sensible buyers would happilysave onarchitect's fees for designing floor plans.House floor plansthatare already in stock are as good as their custom-madecounterparts,as they, too, were once custom-made by capableengineers andarchitects. Moreover, the construction papers willcome to hand ina matter of days rather than months. Look at it thisway - thelargest assortment of quality house floor plans in oneplace willensure that the perfect design for particular tastes willbe found.There are different kinds of house plan drawings that oneneeds tolook into before building a home.A 'construction set' isacollection of drawings one needs in order to acquire abuildingauthorization, put the financing aspects in place and builda home.This collection comprises five complete sets of house floorplans.Each set has a view of the external walls from all foursides, acomprehensive set of floor plans, a basement plan, a roofplan andother pertinent details.A 'reproducible set' makes iteasier toimplement minor changes because this set of house plansistypically on vellum paper or erasable Mylar. This set ofhousefloor plans includes a building license that can only beusedonce.A 'CAD set' helps one make extensive changes to the planwiththe help of a design expert. It is comparable to thereproducibleset, except it is in an electronic format.A 'study set'helps oneascertain if his home can be built within budget. Thefloor plansin this set include a view of the outside from all foursides, plusthe main story and any additional stories.'Single set'is forfinding contractor bids, and this set of house floor plansdoes notincorporate a building license
Popsicle Stick Craft Ideas 1.0
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Some very easy kid crafts you can do with children is to makecuteitems out of popsicle sticks. By going to a local craft store,youcan purchase boxes of what they call "craft sticks" that willrunyou around two dollars for a thousand sticks. For a little moreyoucan also buy colored sticks that won't need to be painted. Youwillneed to have a supply of white glue or craft glue to completeyourprojects as well as whatever embellishments you want touse.Ifyou're looking for easy kid crafts, you might want to startbymaking craft stick Christmas picture frames. Old Christmascardsmake great pictures and can be framed as Christmas gifts.Start bygluing one stick across the top and one across the bottomof thepicture. Your next layer will go on across on top of thesetwosticks forming a square. You can try stacking the sticks twohigh,or you can stagger them to produce a layered look. By addingalittle glitter, glitter glue, or some stickers, your childwillhave made a lovely little framed picture.Craft sticks can beeasilycut with shears which makes them even more versatile. Usingthewide craft sticks, you can help children make a gorgeouspicketfence "welcome" sign for Mom on Mother's Day. You will needto cutthe sticks for them beforehand. Each child will need 7sticks: 3regular sticks, 1 that has been cut to a point, 2 cut togodownhill to the left and 2 more to the right. Paint all ofthesticks white and allow to dry. Glue the cut pieces onto 2 oftheregular sticks to form your fence. Have the children paintplantstems of differing heights and leaves on the sticks. Usingfoamflowers or cardstock punchies, have the children glue a flowertothe top of each stem. With a marker the child can write"Welcome"on the final stick. Attach two ribbons to the top of thefence, andtie the ends in a bow. Glue the welcome stick onto thetwo ribbons.These are so simple, yet they look gorgeous and momsare sure tolove them.We don't want to forget Dad in our look ateasy kidcrafts. Making a notepad holder for Dad's workshop is averysimilar process to making a picture frame. Buy or make a 6"woodensquare to use as the backing. Glue sticks around the edge oftheboard 3-4 sticks deep. Before gluing on the last stick at thetop,use a marker to write "World's Greatest Dad" on the stick andglueit in place. The finishing touches include gluing a post-it padinthe center of the frame, and attaching a paper clip to the backfora hanger.As you can see, crafting with craft sticks couldn'tbeeasier, and you'll be totally amazed at how nice yourcreationsturn out.
Tiny House Design 1.0
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The average size of a tiny house is between 100 square feet and400square feet. By comparison, the average size of new houses builtinthe United States in 2013 was approximately 2,600 square feet.Acompact living space is attractive to individuals of allages,including college graduates, newlyweds, and retirees.One ofthemost obvious advantages of a home this small is the owner doesnotneed a huge plot of land. The house is portable enough tomovevirtually anywhere. Manufacturing costs are low becausebuilders donot need as much material and it takes fewer hours toassemble.That translates in a significantly smaller price tagmaking itaffordable to more consumers. Tiny house owners do nothave toworry about signing a 30-year mortgage just to have a roofovertheir heads.The savings continue long after moving into thistypeof house. They are much less expensive to heat and cool thanahouse that covers a couple thousand square feet.Miniaturizedappliances cost less to purchase and require fewerresources tooperate.Tiny house designs make the maximum use of thespaceavailable. Concealed storage closets and cubbyholes takeadvantageof areas that are typically wasted. Without extra space,occupantsare less inclined to accumulate possessions that they donot reallyneed. Without the clutter, the rooms appear and feelbigger thanthey actually are. Cutting down on purchasing impulseitems meansless waste, less money spent, and more money saved.Asmaller homemeans less time spent on maintenance and cleaning.Instead oftaking hours to dust, vacuum, and wash windows, it takesjust a fewminutes to clean the entire house from top to bottom.This meansmore time spent with family and enjoying life.Despite allthebenefits, living this type of lifestyle is not for every.Beforemaking the commitment to living in a tiny home, individualsshouldweigh their options and consider the disadvantages ofdownsizing tojust a few hundred square feet of living space. One ofthe biggestproblems is likely to be deciding which possessions tokeep andwhich to sell, donate, or discard. As difficult as it maybe, manypeople find this process to be liberating once they makeitthrough.Living in smaller quarters requires a high leveloforganization. A little bit of clutter goes a long way in asmallspace. Someone who cannot stay organized will becomequicklyoverwhelmed. The home will look more like a storage closetand willlose all of its appeal.Someone who loves to entertainguests athome will have a hard time following this lifestyle.Accommodatingany extra people indoors will be challenging if notimpossible.Depending on the climate and the time of year,homeowners canconsider entertaining guests outdoors. Creative useof outdoorspace is an effective way to increase the amount ofusable spaceavailable. A porch or deck provides a comfortable placetobarbecue, dine, or just kick back and relax whenever theweatherpermits.The reasons people choose to move to smaller homesarepersonal but many are looking for a simple life and a way toescapeliving from paycheck to paycheck. The satisfaction ofbeingself-sufficient is something else that people gain whentheydownsize their living space. Moving into a tiny home can betheideal solution for someone who wants to achieve financialfreedomwhile living a lifestyle that is friendly to theenvironment.