Posts Tagged ‘crafting’

It hit me yesterday, standing in the kitchen.  This is 2019…and African Acents: Fabrics and Crafts to Decorate Your Home was published in 1999.  OMG, is it realy 20 years since I wrote my first book? My baby is 20 years old??  It took me several minutes and a glass of Gewurztraminer to process it.  The book that launched the Cultured Expressions brand. Wauw…

Thank you to everyone who bought the book, shared it, gave it as a gift or otherwise helped it to reach a second printing before it was “retired” by the publisher.   Here’s a little challenge to celebrate…

Dig out your copy and email a picture of you holding the book to info@CulturedExpressions.com.  We’ll pull random entries throughout the year to receive a $20 CE gift certificate!

And if you send a pic of a project you made from the book, you’ll be entered into a separate drawing for a $20 certificate PLUS a fabric prize!


The more entries we get, the more winners we’ll pull.  This should be fun… ; )


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Thanks for the comments from last week on Cultured Expression’s new online look … the winner of the bogolan / mudcloth piece is…

MudDoorPrizeNewSitewait for it…



Congrats, Christina…please reply to my email with your shipping address.

I’m seeing this 12″ x 72″ golden mustard piece bordered with jacquard batiks and made into a table runner or wall hanging.  Or you could cut it into 6 equal pieces and make some stunning throw pillows! Or you could separate the two strips and use them as quilt borders.  Tote bag? Other ideas?   Christina, be sure to let us know what you do with it!!  Thanks again to everyone!


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Looking for fresh ideas for decorating & creative living?  Check out our six just-posted video segments, originally aired on “Daily Connection”, a lifestyle program on satellite television station EBRU TV.  Cultured Expressions is thrilled to have been a part of the home decorating series on the show, as Lisa presents fun ideas that incorporate African fabrics and other world crafting techniques. Enjoy!

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