Tuesday, November 25, 2014

DIY - Worry Dolls Wall Art

It's always special when a friend thinks of you while away.  After coming back from one of her trips, my friend Maria got me a bunch of Worry Dolls as a little gift.  I loved the little dolls, they were all handmade and cute.  Plus the legend behind it is so sweet, and also a little creepy, which makes me like them even more.

So... I created a simple wall art with the Worry Dolls.  It's hanging on the entrance of our bedroom door.  Maybe from there they can still take our worries away while we are asleep.

All you need for this DIY is some Worry Dolls, a hot glue gun, a canvas frame. If you want to add a personal touch you can use a paint marker.

First I arranged the dolls in the middle of the canvas frame.  Once I had them in the position I wanted, I used hot glue to atatch them in place.  Then I used the paint marker to write, "I will take your sorrows I will take your worries" again, and again, and again on the top and bottom parts of the frame.

Anyone can do this. You can even team up with the kiddos for this one. It would be pretty fun!

Friday, November 21, 2014

We Moved!

Hi everyone out there. Big things happened in 2014!  After looking into our options we decided to move to Montreal, QC. Yes people, we left NYC and now we are in Canada!  I know the cultural change is not that drastic, but for my small business the relocation is requiring some serious work.  That being said, Vivikas Shop is now shipping from Montreal.  Very little change for buyers other than some adjustments on shipping costs.

Montreal has been a calm place to be.  We have been here for almost three months now.  I miss NYC and it's stimulating colors and noises.  I also miss family and friends, but I do enjoy what Montreal has to offer. Here we have a bigger place because rent is affordable, and there are great coffee shops near us. YAY! What would I be without good coffee!?

Our home is near Parc de Mont Royal, where I go for walks with our Godzilla (the dog not the monster) every day. I don't know for how long we will be staying here.  All I know it's that I am happy to have my little family with me, and wherever we go I know we will have our happy pants on!