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Posted on 24 July 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The default direction of the sunflower head is to point east towards sunrise (the location of the sun when it rises over the horizon in the morning.)
During the day motor cells in the sunflower stem tilt the flower bud to try to receive a maximum amount of sunlight. By evening, the sunflower head is pointing west, towards sunset (the location of the sun on the horizon just before it is no longer visible.)
This causes the sunflower to basically trace a 180 degree arc, tracking the sun’s position throughout the day, from horizon to horizon, sunrise to sunset.
Overnight, the sunflower will reset to its original eastward positioning and wait for the morning, ready to follow the sun’s path once again.
Once blooming however, sunflowers no longer exhibit heliotropic behaviour, and the stem is generally frozen into an eastward-facing position.
Make summer last forever with a pretty Sunflower Gift Box made using FIMO soft modelling clay.
Get detailed instructions from this website:
Fill your delightful round container with
POSITIVE MESSAGES AND HEARTWARMING QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Get the best collection of quotes from here:
Perfect gift for summer birthdays, Mothers’ Day, Sisters’ Day or just because…
The recipient should read only 1 message a day and each days of the year will be delighted.
Posted on 20 July 2012 | Comments Off
Parents’ Day (fourth Sunday in July) is significant because it honors parents everywhere who are vital to the developments of future generations.
This day has been celebrated to show our honor and express gratitude to the two most important people of our lives.
This special day is a tribute to the efforts of parents and encourages everyone to show appreciation for their own parents.
In 1994, the U.S. Congress unanimously passed a bill to create a national observance for parents.
On October 14 of that year, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law, thereby establishing National Parents’ Day.
Parent’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July each year. On 2012, this special day will be celebrated on 22nd July according to Gregorian Calendar.
Whatever be the occasion, Mother’s day, Father’s Day or Parents’ Day, we try to convey our love and regards to our parents with some special gifts.
You could make a handmade keepsake box for your mom, and insert
TOUCHING QUOTES ON FAMILIES AND MOTHERHOOD FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
See Terri’s pretty gift box to inspire you make your own:
You can find the best family quotations here:
Tell your mom to open and read only 1 message a day.
Lovely Parents’ Day gift idea, perfect for mom’s birthday or Mothers’ Day as well.
Posted on 5 July 2012 | Comments Off
For many Americans this summer, the next best thing to sinking one’s toes into the sand is sliding them between the straps of a pair of flip-flops.
Flips-flops are being seen everywhere this summer, from city sidewalks to the fashion runway.
History buffs take note: the flip-flop is one of the first types of footwear known to man. The pharaohs wore them.
So did the ancient Indians, Assyrians, Romans, Greeks and Japanese.
Only in the 20th century, with the cheap mass production of rubber, did flip-flops really become the world’s favorite shoe, if only because people couldn’t afford anything else.
If you are looking for seasonal summer gift suggestions, here is a great idea.
Make a cute 3D Flip Flop Gift Box and fill it with
HUMOROUS MESSAGES AND POPULAR QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS.
You can download the free paper craft template from here:
Unique collection of quotations for any occasions can be found here:
Excellent DIY summer gift project. Give it for her birthday, Mother’s Day, Sister’s Day…
Posted on 21 May 2012 | Comments Off
“THAT’S A PIECE OF CAKE” = Something that can be done easily and pleasurably.
The light-verse writer Ogden Nash had this line in ‘Primrose Path’ : ’Her picture’s in the papers now, and life’s a piece of cake.’
The thought surely derives from the fact that for most people eating a piece of cake is easy and a pleasure.
‘As easy as pie’ is an American expression. Back in the 1890s ‘pie’ was a common slang meaning anything easy, a cinch; the expression easy as pie stemmed quite readily from that.
I’m still wondering about those phrases…
A piece of cake is easy to cut, but not so easy to make.
And what’s so easy about pie? Have you ever made one? Did you also make the crust? I know there has to be SOMETHING easy about pie…
Oh, forget it. Let’s make a Piece Of Cake Gift Box instead.
See Dawn’s creation to inspire you:
In your Cake Box you could insert
PRINTABLE FUNNY QUOTES AND POEMS ABOUT LIFE FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Find the best quotations here:
Perfect birthday gift idea for girlfriend, wife, mom… Adorable and stunning.
The beneficiary of your fabulous gift is supposed to read only 1 of these meaningful 366 messages a day.
Posted on 18 May 2012 | Comments Off
Spread some kawaii joy around with these adorable animal bags!
Excellent gift idea, guaranteed to put a smile to anyone’s face!
What is “kawaii”? Kawaii is the quality of cuteness in the context of Japanese culture.
It has become a prominent aspect of Japanese culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.
Popular cute characters in Japan: Hello Kitty, Tarepanda, Felix the cat, Mickey Mouse, Winnie-the-Pooh, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit…
The word “kawaii” is pronounced similarly to the name of the Hawaiian island of Kauai and the word is also spelled like “Hawaii” with a “k” in place of the “h.” As a matter of fact, kawaii has become very popular in Hawaii which is where many Japanese immigrants live and also where a lot of Japanese tourists visit on vacation.
To make your adorable gift bag, you just have to follow the step-by-step instructions on craftbits.com:
There you will find a free PDF pattern to print, too.
Fill your cute bag with
SWEET MESSAGES AND WELL-LIKED QUOTATIONS FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Download and print messages from here:
The receiver of your stunning gift should read only 1 message a day. Excellent gift idea for kids and adults as well.
Posted on 17 May 2012 | Comments Off
The bond you have with your puppy begins the moment he comes into your life and never stops growing.
You can nurture this bond though affection, training, grooming, playtime, general exercise and participation in various activities.
Puppies are highly social animals and spend most of their waking hours interacting with either their mother or littermates.
Many dog owners do believe that that their adorable little puppies can laugh, although the experts tend to argue about whether or not canines actually have the physical capacity to display happiness in this particular manner.
Dogs may “laugh” by breathing a certain way and making certain noises, and they may also appear to smile while they’re “laughing”.
A Cute Puppy Gift Box is a nice gift idea for any dog lovers and fun to make. See here how Rebecca Ednie has made one:
In your own box you can place
PROMINENT QUOTES AND SAYINGS FOR 365+1 DAYS
and your fantastic present is ready.
Quotes can be found here:
The beneficiary of your unique present should read only one message of yours each day.
Posted on 16 May 2012 | Comments Off
Spot on! Get the retro feel with polka dots this summer!
An early recorded use of the term “polka dot” is in 1854 in The Yale literary magazine.
The pattern is named for the dance of the same name, making one suspect there is a connection linking the pattern to the dance.
Instead, the name was settled upon merely because of the dance’s popularity at the time the pattern became fashionable. Many other products and fashions of the era also adopted the polka name.
Make a polka dotted Round Retro Container as a gift for your daughter, mother, best friend. You can be sure that any woman will love it.
Find detailed instructions and free template in PDF on craftbits.com:
Fill your box with
365+1 FUNNY MESSAGES AND WELL-KNOWN QUOTES.
Quotations along with illustrations can be downloaded and printed from here:
The beneficiary of your gorgeous gift is supposed to read only 1 message a day, and your unique present will be valued throughout the entire year.
Posted on 15 May 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
In the beginning, cupcakes were sometimes called “number” cakes, because they were easy to remember by the measurements of ingredients it took to create them:
One cup of butter, two cups of sugar, three cups of flour, four eggs, one cup of milk, and one spoonful of soda.
Clearly, cupcakes today have expaned to a wide variety of ingredients, measurements, shapes, and decorations – but this was one of the first recipes for making what we know today as cupcakes.
Make a delicious cupcake for a birthday to celebrate, and a pretty Cupcake Box along with it.
You can find and print the product from Hazel Fisher’s blog:
Fill this perfect present of yours with
WELL-KNOWN QUOTES AND LOVELY PERSONAL MESSAGES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
You can download them from here:
Special gift idea to celebrate any gift-giving occasion, perfect for birthday, Christmas, Father’s Day…
Posted on 1 May 2012 | Comments Off
Happy May Day!
On May 1 is an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival and usually a public holiday; it is also a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
May Day marks the end of the unfarmable winter half of the year in the Northern hemisphere, and it has traditionally been an occasion for popular and often raucous celebrations.
The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers.
May Day was also celebrated by some early European settlers of the American continent.
In some parts of the United States, May Baskets are made. These are small baskets usually filled with flowers or treats and left at someone’s doorstep. The giver would ring the bell and run away. The person receiving the basket would try to catch the fleeing giver. If they caught the person, a kiss was to be exchanged.
Make a pretty May Day Basket with the help of Traci Armbrust. See her creation to inspire you over here:
Fill your basket with
LOVE MESSAGES AND WISDOM LIFE QUOTES FOR 365+1 DAYS OF THE YEAR.
Download little cards with popular quotes and illustrations on them from here:
Present the gift to your beloved one, and explain to her/him: 1 day only 1 message should be read! And your adorable exceptional gift idea will be loved and appreciated throughout the entire year!
Posted on 29 April 2012 | Comments Off
Did you know that…
The cat was seen as a sacred animial in ancient Eqypt, and the history of domestic cats dates back to as early as 8000 years. Ancient Egyptians shaved their eyebrows in mourning when their cats died. And if someone killed a cat, he or she could get the death penalty.
Cats are some of the smartest animals and can interpret a human’s mood and feelings.
You might think it’s disgusting when your cat brings you dead prey (like a bird or mouse), but you should thank her anyway. She thinks that she’s bringing you a present. Our cats don’t think of themselves as small humans. Rather, they think of us as large cats.
A sweet Cat Box is a nice present for any cat lovers. It is very simple to create, just check out the printable template over here:
In your cute gift box fill
365+1 POSITIVE OR WISDOM QUOTES AND MESSAGES.
Famous quotes can be downloaded from here:
Fabulous gift idea for any occasions, cost-effective and gorgeous! The receiver is supposed to read only 1 message a day, and he or she will love it, for sure!