Monday, 29 August 2011

Ankara 2 in 1 Brooch and Hair pin!

Happy Birthday Ms Hoy!!!
August has being a month filled with travelling and relocating from on point to another and its being such fun all the way. So sorry I have being M.I.A for the past 3 weeks or more. Today, I had to make a birthday gift to a wonderful woman Ms. Hoy and I have nothing but scraps of fabric to help me out, which is why this lovely Ankara 2 in 1 flower brooch or hair pin came up.

Book for the Day: The Help
The HelpHere is what I'm reading up this week which is really great for this period and enlightening.
You can pick up a copy by simply clicking on the image.
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Here is how to make your special Ankara 2 in 1 flower brooch or hair pin.

Step 1-4:

Materials: Fabric, scissors, brooch pin, hair pin, glue, glitter glue, acrylic stone,
artificial leaves and petals.
Cut out a long stripe of fabric.
Fold the fabric over each other to form a triangle to give you a perfect square or just cut out the size of square you want.
Cut out five equal squares.

Step 5-8:
Fold each of the squares just as in the picture below until you have a little right-angled triangle

Step 9-12

Using a zig-zag scissors, cut out an arc from your triangle and you can as well make a contour to give the petals more allure.
Open each of the petal up and lay over each other to know which is bigger.
Then using a needle and thread, neatly tack the folded triangle into place one after the other over each other.
After this, open it up gently.

Step 13-16:

You should have something like what we have below here.
Cut out a little piece from your fabric and glue on your artificial leaves.
Place each leaf diagonally over the other.
Step 17-20:

Now glue on the fabric gently over the leaves.
Then, glue on one large and small artificial petal on the fabric.
Finish it off with another little fabric cut out in the shape of a petal using your zig-zag scissors.
Step 21-24:

Open up the centre of the flower and glue on your acrylic stone.
Cover the edges of the stone with your glitter glue to give it a shimmering effect.
Allow to stand for a while to dry.
When dry, turn upside and glue on your brooch pin and the hair pin. Remember to cover up the hair pin by simply cutting a little fabric and placing it over the side of the hair pin you have glued down for support.
Now you can wear it as you like and take photos .
Step 25-28:

Show Off!!!!!

Friday, 19 August 2011

The faith of our fathers

August 14, 2011 05:05PM
To learn more about the Yoruba Traditional Belief system and the need to help bring it out of going into extinction....more...

Tuesday, 2 August 2011




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Ausralasia - Jill@Creating my way to success 
Europe -  Yaga@ The Shiny Bubble

The Americas -Suzy's@ Suzy's Arsty Craftsy Sitcom
Asia - Janelle@ Of Pinks and Fairy Tales

This week I will be introducing you to Tolulope Ilori an undergraduate of Ladoke University, Ogbomoso.
Tolulope Ilori: DA TREND

What do you create? I design and make African and Western wears for women.
What inspires you when you create? Quietness and I get inspired when I see a design because each design that catches my glance act as a template to creating other designs.

Do you sell your creations? If so, how, and is it profitable?                            

Yes, I do sell my creations and yes it is profitable but you know DA TREND is getting there because at first it’s not about profit making but about gaining a good relationship and trust from your target market.

What mistakes have you made or lessons you have learned?

I learned to always put my best in every design because you can't be sure where it might get to

What to you is success? Have you reached it yet, or are you on your way towards success?

I haven't gotten to a quarter of my aspirations, trusting my God to take me there because I can't lean on my own understanding and strength. Also to be 

So, what's next? 

The next thing is too put my whole strength, time and ideas to make DA TREND a success because juggling between trying to study for Bio-technician is not really easy but I have learnt to program my time so that one does not affect the other.

What's your advice to women, entrepreneurship and self development? My advice to women is that we should believe ourselves because I'm also a woman. We should try and make impact wherever we find ourselves and put our best in whatever passion we carry. As an entrepreneur, we should not be afraid to take risk because it might be your open door to your success. We should always develop and update ourselves everyday on how things are being done.

Well here is our guest out partying the Yoruba way :0

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Ausralasia - Jill@Creating my way to success 
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