Monday, March 14, 2011



I'd like to donate all Fluffy Necklaces


Sunday, March 6, 2011


Today I made bliny. What is bliny?
Bliny is Russian pancakes.

 Why I made them?

Maslenitsa (Russian: Ма́сленица, Ukrainian: Ма́сляниця, Belarusian: Ма́сьленіца), also known as Butter Week, Pancake week, or Cheesefare Week, is a Russian religious and folk holiday. It is celebrated during the last week before Great Lent—that is, the seventh week before Pascha (Easter). Maslenitsa corresponds to the Western Christian Carnival, except that Orthodox Lent begins on a Monday instead of a Wednesday. The Orthodox date of Easter can differ greatly from the Western Christian date. In 2011, for example, Maslenitsa was celebrated from February 28 to March 6.
Maslenitsa has a dual ancestry: pagan and Christian. In Slavic mythology, Maslenitsa is a sun festival, celebrating the imminent end of the winter.
On the Christian side, Maslenitsa is the last week before the onset of Great Lent. During Maslenitsa week, meat is already forbidden to Orthodox Christians, making it a myasopustnaya nedelya (Russian: мясопустная неделя, English "meat-empty week" or "meat-fast week"). It is the last week during which milk, cheese and other dairy products are permitted, leading to its other name of "Cheese-fare week" or "Butter week". During Lent, meat, fish, dairy products and eggs are forbidden. Furthermore, Lent also excludes parties, secular music, dancing and other distractions from the spiritual life. Thus, Maslenitsa represents the last chance to partake of dairy products and those social activities that are not appropriate during the more prayerful, sober and introspective Lenten season.

The most characteristic food of Maslenitsa is bliny (Russian pancakes), popularly taken to symbolize the sun. Round and golden, they are made from the rich foods still allowed by the Orthodox tradition: butter, eggs, and milk.

Sunday of Forgiveness

The last day of Cheesefare Week is called "Forgiveness Sunday", indicating the desire for God's forgiveness that lies at the heart of Great Lent. At Vespers on Sunday evening, all the people make a poklon (prostration) before one another and ask forgiveness, and thus Great Lent begins in the spirit of reconciliation and Christian love. Another name for Forgiveness Sunday is "Cheesefare Sunday," because for devout Orthodox Christians, it is the last day on which dairy products may be consumed until Pascha. Fish, wine, and olive oil will also be forbidden on most days of Great Lent. The day following Cheesefare Sunday is called Clean Monday, because everyone has confessed their sins, asked forgiveness, and begun Great Lent with a clean slate.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Young designer Yulia

I have a studentYulia, who is 11 years old. She is very assiduous person. Yulia makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets in strining technique.
She loves to make jewelry for herself, her family, and friends. Some of Yulias's friends and classmates can't believe their eyes that 11 year old girl can make such unique jewelry pieces.

I would love to show you one of Yulia's work that we finished today. Isn’t it beautiful?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tea Party Earrings

Welcome to my new earrings collection!

Looking for something unique?
Limited series of earrings with miniature porcelain cups is unusual and very cute.

I congratulate you! You have found a wonderful gift for yourself or a loved one!

You can buy them at my on-line store

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

How make a stroller diaper cake

You will need:
- Diapers
- Blanket or nappy- Baby wipes
- Bibs
- Onesies
- Socks
- Decorative ribbon
- Clear wrapping paper
- Decorative plastic flowers
- Safety pins
- Toys
- Toilet paper
- Thick cardboard or box lid- Foil


Take a cardboard or a box lid and wrap it with a foil
We will need diapers, ribbon, flowers and toilet paper. Take 6 diapers, put them on top of each other in descending order, roll them, and tie with a ribbon to keep it together. Make 4 of them.
Then cut flower stems about 2-3 inches, wrap every stem with a toilet paper so that diapers will stay clean.

Decorate the middle of each weal with the flowers
Place the weals on top of the base and set a side

Take a blanket (or nappy), baby wipes box, the rest of diapers, one size, bibs and follow the pictures

Take socks, roll them and put them in the pair

Place socks at the edge of the future stroller and using the safety pins get the stroller together. Use decorative ribbons to keep your stroller tight
You can place a toy at the head of the stroller

Place the stroller on top of the base with socks. Finish decorating and wrap the present. Tie it with a bow