27 May 2015



I purchased my very own Ryobi Mini Tool, similar to the Dremel Mini Tool and I can't wait to start using it.

If you are a keen crafter, as I am and maybe a bit of a perfectionist, then this tool will help you create beautiful projects. I won't have to stand for hours with sandpaper sanding away rough edges. Now, I'll just be able to whip out my Ryobi Mini Tool and in no time, I'll have that perfectly sanded smooth edge.  I'll be able to engrave, grind, cut and polish glass, stones, wood, metal, etc. 

The Ryobi Mini Tool will allow me complete versatility as it has a flexible shaft which is quick and easy to assemble and all the accessories fit it. 

The Ryobi Mini Tool's speed is adjustable from 0-30'000 r/min depending on the required speed for the material and accessory being used.

The Kit comes with 40 pieces of accessories in a carry case as seen above, weighing in under 1 kg.

  • Don't forget about wearing safety glasses, earplugs and a dust mask. Rather safe than sorry!
  • If it makes a grinding noise, check the carbon brushes and replace, if necessary.
  • Let it work for you, don't force it.
  • Don't put your hands over the air vents, needs them to cool down.
  • Wipe it clean with a dry cloth only and keep it free of dust.
  • Use an outdoor extension cord and don't work in the wet or near flammable liquids.
  • Ensure that it is Switched Off before plugging in.
  • Use the correct accessory for the project.
  • Using clamps to secure your work, will free your hands to operate the tool.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings.
Below is a complete list of all the accessories available for just about any crafters project. 

Need some inspiration? Pop on over to The Art Of Creativity 2's Creativity Pinterest Page and start that project that you have been waiting to create.

21 May 2015


SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)

  • Are used to define Vector-based graphics for the Web.
  • The images can be scaled and zoomed without losing quality.
  • Easy to find in your search box.
  • Can be edited and created with text editor.
  • The images produce high quality print at any resolution.
  • Every element and attribute can be animated.
Tired of paying outrageous prices for your paper crafts? Well, the below mentioned cutting machines can solve that issue. Choose a project from thousands of SVG cut files, from online stores and free shared files, download the files, send it to your chosen cutting machine, cut it, put it together and hey presto, you'll have created your very own paper craft, such as cards, tags, gift bags, gift boxes, scrapbook layouts, 3D designs, etc. Emblish with glitter, ribbons, different kinds of papers, buttons, brads and so much more.  Don't stop at that, try cutting stencils, vinyl projects rhinestone projects, cork, foam, the sky's the limit.
The following are recommended compatible machines for SVG cutting files:

Silhouette Cameo

Circuit Explorer

Size Eclips2

Brother ScanNCut

Pazzles Inspiration

Boss Kut Gazelle

For free SVG cut files, tutorials, ideas and tips go to The Art Of Creativity 2 Pinterest page:

Feel free to share your creations on The Art of Creativity 2's Facebook Page:

5 May 2015



a woman in relation to a child or children to whom she has given birth
bring up (a child) with care and affection.
"the art of mothering"
give birth to

I am a very proud Mother of two amazing, very different children.  My Son, who is 21 (I really don't feel that old to have a 21 year old child)  is an academic, in his 2nd year of Varsity studying a B.Com and my Daughter is 16,  a creative, who is in her 2nd last year of High School.  

The following are some quotes which touched my heart:

  • 'Mothers hold their children's hand for a short while, but their hearts forever.' - Anonymous
  • 'Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.' - Oprah Winfrey
  • 'A mom's hug lasts long after she gets go. '- Anonymous
  • 'Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.' - Harriet Stowe
  • 'A mother understands what a child does not say. - Jewish Proverb
  • 'Your arms were always open when I needed a hug. Your heart understood when I needed a friend. Your gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson. Your strength and love has guided me and gave me wings to fly.' - Sarah Milan
  • 'To the world you might just be one person, but to one person you might just be the world.'- Anonymous

Follow my Mothers and Women Board on Pinterest for more Mother's Day Quotes, Poems and Inspiration
Here's to Good Women,
May we know them,
May we be them,
May we raise them