Basketry sofa

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Happy Sunday! This beautiful sofa in this photo is very interesting, don’t you think? I found it by chance in a thrift shop for a great deal. The technique used for this sofa is basketry: who is by that way, the most ancient craft technique. For over a decade now, basketry is experiencing a revival among the craft community. You have to take a look at one of my PINTEREST pages to prove that. Basketry is the weaving of vegetable fibers, not spun, usually shaped containers or bottles. We learned, by archaeologists, with radiocarbon dating, that the first baskets are 10,000 or 12 000 years old at Fayum, Faiyum or El Faiyūm in the High Egypt. Just as the weavers do tables in tapestry, the basket of today creates sculptures. All cushions were made by me. I intend to learn the technique… maybe next summer? I will see, and it will all depend on my schedule of the time…for now have a good week my friends!

Bon dimanche! Ce magnifique canapé sur cette photos est très intéressante, ne trouvez-vous pas? Je l’ai déniché  par chance dans une friperie à très bon cou. La technique employée pour ce canapé est la vannerie : qui est soit dit en passant, la plus ancienne technique artisanale. Elle connaît, depuis une décennie, un renouveau chez les artisans. Vous n’avez qu’à jeter un coup d’œil sur une de mes pages PINTEREST pour en avoir la preuve. La vannerie est le tissage de fibres végétales non filés, généralement en forme de contenant ou de récipient. On apprend, par des archéologues, grâce à la datation au radiocarbone, que les premiers paniers datent de 10 000 ou 12 000 ans à Fayoum, dite EL Fayoum, dans la Haute-Égypte. Tout comme les tisserands font des tableaux en tapisserie, les vanniers d’aujourd’hui créent des sculptures. Tous les coussins ont été confectionné par moi. Je compte apprendre la technique…peut-être au cours de l’été prochain? Je verrai et cela dépendra mon calendrier du temps…d’ici-là, passez une bonne semaine mes amis!

Love many things!

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“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.”

 Vincent Van Gogh

Love’s greatest gift

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“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.”

Barbara de Angelis

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Love is friendship!

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“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

Ann Landers

Stick with love!

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“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Love and compassion”

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“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

Dalai Lama

A part of kindness consists…

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“A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.”

Joseph Joubert

Love isn’t something…

“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.”

Loretta Young

Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_love.html

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2015 Dolls in video part 2

*THIS VIDEO CONTAINS NUDITY PARENTAL GUIDANCE REQUIRED

Good afternoon everyone! I hope you’re having a good weekend and spending time with your love ones or simply taking time to treat yourself. I’m living you now with the 2015 dolls video part 2. See you soon!