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The 14 Days of Valentine - Dessert first today!
2016-01-29
The 14 Days of Valentine - D6
2016-01-28

Hand in hand - heart to heart.  There's really no need for words - today's post speaks for itself. 

The 14 Days of Valentine - Chocolate Can be Creative
2016-01-27

If you're still wondering what to give on Valentine's Day, it seems like chocolate is always one of the essential items on anyone's list.  We hope our creative chocolate ideas will give you some inspiration

Why is chocolate the best food of love? Because chocolate is rich in phenylethylamine (PEA), which gives people a natural "high".

The 14 Days of Valentine - YinYang Heart Card
2016-01-26

This beautiful (and clever) Yin Yang heart card sends a sweet message to your loved one.

Send us your email address and we will forward you a template that you can print out to make this wonderful card.

The 14 Days of Valentine - heart mason jars
2016-01-25

Prepare for the awe-inspiring day of Valentine's early by crafting these beautiful heart mason jars...

The 14 Days of Valentine - Floral Bouquet, Easy & Crafty
2016-01-22

I could celebrate Valentine’s Day all year round! I love all the hearts, candy and of course, the pink! This year, I've searched the best of the best for you – the crafts, treats and small projects – here is what I've found! 

The 14 Days of Valentine - Tie Your Love
2016-01-21
Playing With Chinese Style
2016-01-20

These days it seems that if you don't include elements of Chinese style, how can you say that you are a fashion house?

Because many still can't tell the difference between Channel and Chanel, so finally Chanel wrote their name in Chinese characters on one of their sweaters! Xiang Nei Er.

What's Wrong With Nike's Designers?
2016-01-19

Recently many sports fans screamed that NIKE's head designer had lost the plot. NIKE, what have you done? But lets take a look at what we consider to be magical new ideas. What do you think?

2 Incredible Ways to Make Pom Poms
2016-01-18

We have written quite a few projects recently that feature pompoms, so we thought you might like to learn a couple of super-simple ways to make your own. You should use soft wool for the pompom itself, and thinner, stronger matching colour cotton to tie it.  

We hope you like these easy steps to create a new pompom for your winter hat, scarf, or little gift box.

 

A Little Craft Can Make a Difference to Your Life
2016-01-15

When we were children many of us liked to try our hand at a little craft - cutting and pasting, sewing or whatever. Now we seem just to be too busy, but why not take a moment to revisit some of that childhood innocence and add a little sparkle to your life.

Keeping Craftsmanship Alive
2016-01-14

The Japanese author, Shiono Yonematsu, mentions  "When there is no handicraft left, we discover too late the loss of the intimate relationship between a crafted object and the person it is intended for, because when an object is designed for a person it comes with no manual, but simply matches the temperament and personality of the person who uses it.  It knows their temperature, so to speak".

Realistic Star Wars Lightsaber
2016-01-13

This Star Wars sabre looks so authentic you might mistake it for the real thing. After our previous blog we received many replies from Star Wars super-fans, so to follow up on everyone's enthusiasm, we've found something that no aficionado will be able to resist!

Will These Awaken the Force in You?
2016-01-12

The latest in the Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, has spawned a new set of merchandise and we were taken with the fun, design features and geekiness of this selection.

Creative Crafts that Take Broken China From Trash to Treasure
2016-01-11

When that china heirloom breaks, you won't have to stay in tears for long.  As it turns out, shattered dishes make the perfect tiles for creating one-of-a-kind mosaics.

How to Wear a Down Jacket
2016-01-08

"You're in the swirling snow of the north, I'm in the freezing south! But of all my clothes, the most unpopular is the down coat. Often I wear it and I feel like a rice dumpling, and a moment's inattention turns me into the "Michelin Man". Must it be that a down jacket cannot be trendy? Today we're going to give you some tips so that you don't have to be freezing to death because you want to look good.  Our advice will help you to wear a down jacket without looking bloated, and you can still stay toasty warm while looking great at the same time."

Meteorite and Dinosaur Bone Rings for Men
2016-01-07

If he is really, really special, your promise is worth more than just picking any pretty ring. Fate calculated eons ago to bring you together and this is your destiny, so don't wait - make a ring crafted from ancient materials and seal this beautiful love. 

Crochet A Cup Mat For Someone Special
2016-01-06

Pick your favorite coloured thread and then the only necessary items are a coaster, crochet hook and scissors. You can add a little extra embellishment using a fine needle if you wish.

Peasant Painting - Art From the Heart
2016-01-05

It comes in many guises and under many names.  Naive Art, peasant art, art naif, folk art, call it what you will but this immensely popular form of painting is a global phenomenon. You will find primitive art hanging in galleries in New York, Vienna and Paris. Chinese peasant artists are among the ranks of the best when it comes to this genre and in Jin Shan near Shanghai is a workshop and gallery showcasing some of the best naive art available. Tucked in a back street in pretty surroundings, this little gem of a gallery hosts the work of many locals, including farmers who can turn their hand from the plough and the rake to the paintbrush and easel.

 

How to Wear a Beanie
2016-01-04

How to wear a beanie may seem like a really simple question, right? Just plonk it on your head and you’re good to go. However if you don't want to look like a gnome, or Frodo from Lord of the Rings, you might want to check out these style tips.

 

Happy New Year, 2016
2016-01-01

Its been a great year for FadMAX.  We launched our web site and met some great artisans and craftspeople, talked to amazingly talented designers and generally had a ball.  We are so pumped and ready to rock in 2016, when FadMAX will rise to the next level! Happy New Year everyone.