Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Bliny is Russian pancakes.
Why I made them?
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.
Sunday of ForgivenessThe 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.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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
Limited series of earrings with miniature porcelain cups is unusual and very cute.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
You will need:
- Blanket or nappy- Baby wipes
- Decorative ribbon
- Clear wrapping paper
- Decorative plastic flowers
- Safety pins
- Toilet paper
- Thick cardboard or box lid- Foil
TO MAKE A BASE
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
TO MAKE THE STROLLER
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