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Shareable valentines for your iPhone and inbox

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We kicked off February with our #BRIKAmonthlymantra “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance,” a valuable philosophy by Oscar Wilde that applies to all months of the year. In addition to loving yourself, and no matter what your views on Valentine’s Day are, it never hurts to give a little love to those close to you, which is why we’ve created these shareable Valentines. We’ve specially designed them to be used as wallpaper for your iPhone, or simply to drop into the inbox or social media page of your favorite people as a visual reminder of how...

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BRIKA DIY: Heart-shaped elbow patches

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We love this simple DIY that adds a touch of playfulness to clothing, making it perfect for reworking an old sweater or refreshing a shirt that your little one has grown tired of. Requiring very basic supplies that you likely already have around the house, the end product will be well worth your effort and finished just in time for Valentine’s Day! Tutorial and photo courtesy of Apartment Therapy. What you need: Sweater, jacket, or cardigan Medium weight fabric for patches Cardstock Scissors Marker Thread or embroidery floss Fabric adhesive(optional) Directions: Cut a square of paper and lay it over...

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Have a Well-Crafted Week: February 7, 2016

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Art These experimental and eye-catching pieces of embroidered art prove that embroidery is not just for your grandmother’s cushions. Design Your interior decorator might become a little more obsolete with this new design app that will let you “try on” new décor using pictures of your living spaces. Creativity From reworking old books into poetic works of art to turning a doodle-drawing habit into a business, these everyday artists with otherwise less artistic day jobs prove that weaving creativity into their lives can be profitable in every sense of the word. Tap into your creative ingenuity with these tricks from...

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