The fast paced days made me more excited for the holidays. It’s already December and it’s true that people nowadays including myself is getting busier than ever— preparing long lists of presents to give, checking huge sales from one mall to another, searching the web for DIYs wraps, cards, tags and even decors. I realized that it is good to have a planner or a little notepad to keep me guided with all the things to be done without forgetting the true meaning of this holiday season. With that, I am sharing this DIY paper Parol that my mom taught me. (Parol means Christmas lantern in Filipino.) This craft reminded me that the season is not only about sharing but also making things from the heart.
(Classic Star Origami)
Bright & colorful
“What can we make?”
“We can make incredible things out of scratch. We can make art from materials we believe it’s already trash. We can make others happy with the the handmade crafts we do. “
This is a photo of the handmade watercolor stationary paper that the girl scouts made last camp. I’m so proud of their crafts! So cool!
Photo: Chantal Tabo
I always crave for some sweetness overload whenever I see this photo. The bee on top loved this as much as I do! Another sweet Tuesday to be happy!
You can always share here what makes you happy.
Then, what makes you happy?
Sunny thoughts last Sunday:
I thought of wearing a neon yellow top at the brightest time of the day.
I thought of helping typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) victims through prayers which definitely made my day.
I thought of another paper-cutting project before the holidays.
I thought of visiting a thrift store just to buy an out-of-this-world-2o’s skirt.
I thought of just being so positive about my studies. I felt the importance whenever I remember the face of my students everyday.
I thought of a DIY using an old wine bottle and colorful cords or twines.
I thought of learning and trying new things like: baking. (I think it’s fun to involve yourself in the kitchen.)
I thought of borrowing books from the library which definitely a challenge for me to read.
I thought of more days to do things I like and get tons of power nap.
And,I suddenly thought of this line:
“Sometimes you need to step outside,
get some air and remind yourself who you want to be.”
I woke up this Sunday morning feeling great because it was too sunny. And I can’t help myself not to capture this giant spotlight. Its bright light seemed to tell that “hey!, we’re going to have a fine weather today!”.
I am praying that the weather’s going to be bright and sunny for the next few weeks in our country. The bad weather walloped on some of our provinces and ruined many lives. But I’ll still have faith that we’ll all get through of these challenges and the sun will shine again for us.
Hello!:) This is the most enthusiastic way of greeting people from different walks of life across the globe, to the ones closest to our hearts and even to strangers. This is the simplest way to start our day, start a conversation and to start building communication with others. This word is amazing!
This was my afternoon artsy craft last Sunday. I was thinking of a word that I could make for my water colored lettering. I thought of a happy word “hello!” since I do love saying hello’s and hi’s to everybody including the happy readers of this anything-and-everything-under-the-sun-and-sky blog. I really appreciate your visits and your follows too! I hope you say hello/hi once you visit again!
Have a happy weekend!
Late post of my doodled timeline last Tuesday. I just missed doing this fancy things. I grabbed the chance to pull out my journal out of its shelf and my colored pencils. And, tadaaa, I doodled the things that made me happy the entire day!:D