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From Love…to Love…with Love ~

Posted in Handcraft, humanitarian, Project AAKHDA, Recycling with tags , , , on 25,February,2012 by Mia

Meet Julia! This sweet Angelic little girl asked her mom to buy this ”sunshine bag” made by my Palestinian sisters within project AAKHDA as her Christmas present from Kahliya`s online shop. I was immediately so warmed at heart by this girl`s enthusiasm that I did what I could to try and get it to her in time for Christmas.. I was then thrilled to further hear that she had heard about my project from her teacher who told the class in her school in N.Y.

Julia`s joy is my joy as she embodies the heart of this project..from love…to love…with love…

I love you dear Julia..bless your sweet heart..May you enjoy this bag with the love process it carries and may you blossom and shine and grow up one day to show the world more love with your pure heart..I am absolutely sure you will make us very proud of you..as we already are!

Much Love,Mia.

* This post was taken from my AAKHDA site  devoted to my Peace project .

Planting seeds of Love

Posted in Handcraft, humanitarian, Recycling, Spirituality on 6,June,2010 by Mia

I have spoken earlier about a project I am working on for quite a while now,and I believe it is time to reveal much more..

I have formed a non-profit association by the name of “Aakhda” ,meaning “Together” in ancient Arameic,the origin language of Hebrew and Arabic,aswell as the language spoken by Jesus Christ.

Aakhda has it`s own site and you are cordially invited to visit and see what it`s all about!

See you there! 🙂

The Lip-pouch

Posted in my handcraft, Recycling with tags , , , , , , , , , on 22,May,2009 by Mia

Pink n` Purple lippouch/Kahliyapink n purple lippouch/kahliyalogue

 

Lemon Raspberry lippouch/kahliyalemon raspberry lippouch/kahliyalogue

I have mentioned that I have returned from my recent travels with renewed energy,inspiration and material,and I am actually working on several new ideas for this summer which excite me very much.

One of the concepts is working with recycled plastic bags,something Ive learned from a dear friend who is also very creative,and I am very grateful to her.I have written about Cristen and her initiative here.

As you may know by now,those innocent looking plastic bags we still recieve upon many of our purchases,once we dispose of them ,we actually never ”get rid of them” as they are not biodegradable,simply meaning their structure is unable to dissolve ,resulting in creating a major toxic waste ,endangering the earth aswell as many animals .

Hopefully more and more people will understand this very  important point and seriously find alternative ways to carry their purchases back home with them.I also hope the distribution of these bags will finally be completely banned,aswell as their production which is equally problematic!

In the meantime,in an effort to keep them from polluting the earth ,scattered all over the place and creating real danger,there are many creative people who came up with the idea to do something useful with them,forming them into new products to be used in daily life.

I have decided to “join the club” and I too am collecting them  to create cool accessories .

One of my latest creations is the “LIP POUCH”, a pouch created to hold a lip balm or a lipstick in wonderful refreshing colors for the summer,hanging on a necklace enabling to carry the lipbalm/lipstick on you wherever you go,especially to the beach/poolside,as a chic fashionable accesorry.

Luxurious recycling

Posted in Handcraft, Recycling with tags , , on 7,January,2009 by Mia

 

 gulnur                  

                                     photo by Gulnur Ozdaglar

I discovered Gulnur Ozdaglar via Design*sponge and I am thrilled!

Her work is so stunning I am practically speechless..I am particularily moved by her so creative initiative of recycling  used plastic Pet bottles! I believe she takes recycling up to a whole new level,investing so much fine work and creating such beauty that form genuine products of luxury!

I find it very inspiring and uplifting to begin the New Year learning of such a Positive initiative!

Harika Gulnur!Bravo! and Thank you!

For more of her work check out  the article on Design*sponge  and Gulnur Ozdaglar`s  blog!

Girl,you`ve got me doing the chain thing…

Posted in Handcraft, Recycling with tags , , , , on 25,August,2008 by Mia

 

Cristen ia a fabulous persona, a multi faceted jewel, so full of ideas, dedicated to making this world a better place.

She has me tagging along as a huge fan,curious to see what is her next step,thirsty to take in more of what she has to preach!

One of her projects concerns the amazing initiative of doing something about all those plastic bags continuing to be distributed despite them being non-biodegradable,creating huge pollution to our planet!

Cristen came up with some very creative ideas,crocheting the plastic into various objects including these gorgeous fashionable totes,and has been a huge success selling them at fairs and through her online shop.

On her plastic bag crochet blog  she even shows us how to get to it! aswell as important info explaining us the harm these plastic bags bring.

So join us on the ”chain game”, and lets help our planet breath!