Framing and Displaying Cross Stitch Projects

Cross stitching is one of the hobbies that really moved many people from different parts of the world. It became really popular when designs became even more elaborate and looked like paintings from the masters. For many hobbyist, starting these cross stitch projects can be easy, finishing it can take weeks and even months to do so. And once finished, many jumps into the idea of framing and hanging it on one of their walls.

Framing cross stitches may be a popular choice, but there are actually creative ways to make use of your master piece and make it more part of your home than just a hanging decoration.

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Why not try sewing your creation onto a throw pillow cases or pillow cases in your bedroom for better appreciation. When you have guest coming in, bring out these specially designed pillowcases with cross stitch designs so that they can rave and talk about it. If you have just finished a huge picture and framing seems a little bit overboard, you can instead have it sewn onto a quilt and make wonderful warmers for your rooms. Smaller projects would find their perfect placed sewn on jackets as patches or into other decorative mats for your side tables.

Sewing and framing are just two of the most popular ways of getting people to look at your handy-work, if you have other things in mind you might want to share, we’d surely love to hear that!

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The World Of Make Believe; Cosplaying With All Your Heart

It was just recently when the youth was able was able to come up with another way of expressing themselves through Cosplaying, an art of character portrayal. Their interest in anime and some other comic characters didn’t stop at collecting DVD’s, comic books and miniature toys. They themselves are dressing up just like their favorite characters and they are calling the act as Cosplay or short word for “costumed play”.

In this post, I’ll be featuring a dear family friend who is very much a cosplay enthusiast. Ms. Charm Paz, a graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, says “Cosplaying is one of the many ways in expressing myself. Life comes with no guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest.” Like most cosplayers, she don’t get any salary from doing it and not all time it comes with a prize like any other costume contests. She just love to dress up, portray a character and join events as her past time activity.

The following are just some of the photos during Charm’s cosplay participation.

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photo from the recent Toy Convention, December 15, 2012

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Potter- more the Harry Potter Mania

Me and my two sons are avid fans of JK Rowling and her Harry Potter Book Series.  We enjoy reading her tales; in fact we have a collection of all the seven Harry Potter books added in our novel collection. The first book – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,  the second book – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the third – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, fourth – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, fifth –  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, sixth –  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and seventh – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

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