Happy St.Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick wine 1-1This is my handmade present to my friends.
Do you like it?

Cheers !
Be Happy and create your life!

Iva

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A Bag For Incense Sticks – How And Why?

I prefer creating something for my home than buying something. Handmade things have soul. They bring comfort and warmth.

I like sensual therapy and I often use incense sticks. In my home there wasn’t convenient place for the sticks, but I found one.
I made a bag for incense sticks and I hung it on the wall.
It’s easy to be made. I used recycled jeans, yarn and an ornament – elephant .

What did I discover about myself?

Things created by hand are the voice of the soul. Whеn we make something, we can hear ourselves.How?

Each handmade item tells us what the soul feels and wants. By means of the colors, forms, materials, methods of creating and all that the item contains.

I made a pouch  for something that I love. Now, it has nice clothes and a good place at my home. I can use it comfortably.

When we love something, we take care of it . It is important for us. I take special care for my favorite incense sticks.
The bag is brown and blue – the colors of the earth and the sky. I’m a human and I am connected to the ground, but the scent of incense sticks makes me feel freely and naturally like a bird in the sky. It is relax, meditation!

While making the bag, I didn’t think about all that.
That’s why everything we do and create, describes who we are.

Do you like my bag?
Do you like sensual therapy and incense sticks?

I can make a bag for you! Write to me if you want!

I relax and think of you with love!

Iva

What is “Baba Marta”?

It is a very interesting Bulgarian holiday and I want to explain it.

This holiday called  is”Baba Marta“. In English, this means – old lady Marta. The Bulgarian name for the month of March is Mart because the old lady’s name is Marta. She is like Santa but brings martenitsa. There is different stories to Baba Marta and her symbols but I will describe them shortly.

What is martenitsa?
On first of March, the Bulgarians tie on their hands or on the clothes, knitted from white and red wool yarn amulets. This called is martenitsa. The wool yarn is a symbol of work and prosperity. The red color symbolizes the love and life. The white color is a symbol of the wisdom and peace. The Bulgarians belive that martenitsa brings health and luck, and that is good sign before spring.
When the Spring comes, the people tie martenitsa on a fruit tree in bloom.

Martenitsa - necklace

Martenitsa – necklace

photocat model 1 мартеници photocat model 5 photocat model 4This tradition is very old. It comes from 6-th or 7-th century. In the past the women made martenitsa. Now, the people buy a lot of martenitsa from the stores or the street vendors.

You can buy martenitsa from e-shop, if you want to share the Bulgarian tradition. It is for health and good luck and it is fun.

Happy Baba Marta and  Happy Spring !

… and candy for you!

A box for candy or other things.

A box for candy or other things.