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Cross-stitching is not just for old maids anymore

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THE PROUD Pinoy Stitchers meet monthly at the DMC shop in SM Megamall. PHOTOS BY ALANAH TORRALBA

She spends hours hunched over a piece of cloth, her thin, bony hands sewing with precision through its tiny patterned holes. Her strained eyes, squinting and blinking, remain focused. And this she does—on and off, between work and play—for the next two to three years, pouring her heart over one single work of staggering detail.

Posted: August 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

In love with calligraphy

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Fozzy Castro-Dayrit has always been fascinated with letters and writing. “Arts and letters and words have always been my outlet and my source of happiness. I was one of those kids who had every color of pen possible in an impossibly crammed pencil case.” In high school, classmates would ask her to write their names on their binders and notebooks, using her different styles. “I liked drawing fat letters and skinny ones and swirly ones,” Fozzy said.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

Thread ‘n’ paper

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Twenty-nine-year-old Mikko Sumulong of I Try DIY grew up in a crafty home. Her mom loved making crafts, and it was only natural for Mikko to follow in her mom’s footsteps.

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

10 ways to unleash your kids’ creativity

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The tools that finally tore four kids away from their beloved gadgets and computers were surprisingly simple—fresh notebooks and new pens. Four boys between the ages of 7 and 11 spent an entire Saturday just drawing, seemingly forgetting about the lures of Facebook games and the Internet. In this age of instant gratification and digital [...]

Posted: September 14th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

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