Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hot Air Balloon Mobile DIY from the Belle and Boo Book of Crafts

Image from Roost Books

This weekend, make this free Hot Air Balloon Mobile Project from the Belle and Boo Book of Crafts: 25 Enchanting Projects to Make for Children. Check out the other Roost Books free projects on food and cooking, crafts and creativity, family and parenting and more.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Oh, the places you go!




“When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” 

~ Arthur Conan Doyle

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Chajin flower style


Lovely vessels and simple blossoms create a one-of-a kind flower artwork that is beautiful to the eye and calming to the soul. Check out Chajin's flower decorating style on Afternoon Tea.


Sunday, July 13, 2014

DIY hand drawn vinyl sticker tutorial




I have a thing for handwritten, hand drawn design. There's something so charming about design that's raw, and sweetly imperfect. That probably explains why I love handwritten fonts so much! My blog banner is a testament to that! :)  

In arts and crafts, you can affix your style signature on (or in) just about anything. This DIY sticker project is a playful exercise in lending your personal touch to everyday household objects. A bit of warning though. Making DIY stickers can  be so addictive you'll be end up sticking your designs everywhere and anywhere!    

DIY HAND DRAWN VINYL STICKER TUTORIAL


Materials:

  • Clear vinyl sticker sheet
  • Extra fine point CD/DVD marker/permanent marker
  • Scissors 


How to make:

1. Using a fine point permanent marker, draw your designs on a clear vinyl sheet. Let dry completely. 
2. Cut out the design using scissors.
3. Remove the adhesive backing and apply to the surface of your choice.

Creative DIY sticker ideas:

1. Decorate your bathroom mirror with sunny handwritten mantras and life changing affirmations.
2. Make personalized decals for your computer or smartphone.
3. Personalize all the spice jars and cookie jars.
4. Make handwritten instructions for appliance/device usage.  
5. Decorate journals and notebooks.



Even the coffee machine isn't spared from my pesky doodled stickers.



My  Moon Flower inspired sticker design  for all the cookie jars.

 Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Till next time! 


Saturday, July 12, 2014

New crafty things









I really have nothing to blog about these days except maybe for a few crafty acquisitions such as this Scandinavia Style Wrapping Paper Book from  Enogreeting. As the title suggests, the 32 decoration papers can be torn off  the book and used as gift wrapping paper for smallish presents. Alternately they make nice scrapbook materials or you can just stare at the pages. The prints and patterns are just too pretty! I bought my copy from a local bazaar kiosk. You can get a copy of these wrapping paper books online from Paper Chic Studio on Big Cartel.    



These are gifts from my sister who knows I love rubber stamps so much. Aren't those stamps designed as little wooden cabinets just absolutely ducky?



Cat rubber stamps! It seems that cats are the new craft darlings! As the dog person that I am, it is only recently that I have become completely smitten with these feline creatures. I now have a pet "cat family" that makes everyday happy and purrfect!




I'll be back with a DIY tutorial tomorrow. Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Oh my, Little My!

Image from the Moomin Blog

Are you a Moomin fan? Then grab a bunch of these marvelous Moomin wallpapers for your desktop. Collect all characters, teehee!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

It's cupcake o'clock!




Cupcake + Cookie= Happiness


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