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How to sew your fingers in 3 easy steps (with photos)

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  This is what my mum thinks it will happen now that I got my first sewing machine. My mum is an amazing tailor and I saw her sewing my entire life. On the other side,  I ran as far as possible from the sewing machine even if my mum once bought me a little […]

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Another short guide to get more instagram followers – will it work?

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We all want more likes, more followers, more sales, more everything. The web offers, as usual, thousands of pages with the same information, precisely if you google “how to get more Instagram followers you get about 54,100,000 results.   Too many pages…too much information…where should I start? From here of course. I have recently separated […]

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Habits of Self Made millionaires we should consider…

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I find myself subscribed to newsletters I have not subscribed to. Rarely I read them. It is through a newsletter I did not subscribe to that I came across a series of interesting articles about the habits of Self made Millionaire that I wanted to share with you. (This is just a list to keep […]

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I’m drowning!!

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I am drowning in pdf. Many people around the web know how to start, manage and grow a successful online business. Many people know that to increase the number of visitors  on your website you should give something for free. Why not a pdf full of useful information? And we get buried in thousands of […]

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Kawangware Street Children

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Living and working in Kenya has its challenges. The biggest one is to find suppliers. Let’s say it loudly, the chinese market is full of beautiful and cheap items I could buy for Eclastic. Amazing packaging, original findings, website like dhgate, aliexpress, offer a great variety of items to choose from. BUT… I don’t want, […]

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The evolution of a product

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Around 2 years ago, one of the Maasai working at the camp, Steven,  gave me a gift. A small elephant necklace made out of cow bone. It was an unexpected gift that I really appreciated. Once home, I tried to cut the same shape on a DVD but it was harder than expected. The trunk was getting […]

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Mission Impossible made possible

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I always liked challenges, but this one is a tough one. I have met Josephine some time back. She is young, very shy and mother of 2. She is from a rural area in Western Kenya. I don’t know much about her as she does not talk much. She has been helping me for a […]

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The Elephant conundrum

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I was thrilled when the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who takes care of Elephant orphans agreed to sell my little Eclastic Elephants at the curio shop.  I had no idea whether visitors to the orphanage on the outskirts of the capital Nairobi would like my little, coloured, handmade plastic Elephants.  To my delight they did! I promised to […]

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Recycling fashion

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Eclastic is going from strength to strength. I am still in the process to find a good and steady market for my jewellery, made from recycled products. When I reach that goal I will be able to employ women on a permanent base. I need publicity, people need to know what I have on offer.  I […]

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Teaching is an art

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After many months, I have finally time to write about the workshop at Olmalaika home this past September. As usual, the night before a workshop I never sleep. I always think too much. What if they don’t like it? What if they don’t follow? What if I am not able to express myself…etc etc etc […]

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