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Journal wrap and tropical blooms

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My weekend project for the week is SouleMama's Gratitude Wrap Project. I made it for my younger sister who is a busy, busy lawyer. I am motivated to take on a more complicated craft project if it is meant to be a gift. Perhaps the sister would need a handy, dainty case to carry a journal/notepad/pen to use during meetings or conferences or wherever. Amanda' Soule's gratitude wrap tutorial can be found here.






It's been a searing hot day today with blue skies and tumultuous billowy clouds. The hibiscus patch was just blooming away!




By the way, Elizabeth of EV Photochic is having a photography sale of her beautiful still life and decorative prints on her Etsy shop from Aug 27 to Sept. 3. Have a look see!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Simple weekend

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Watermelon, melon and orange sorbet, anyone?

Hope everyone's having a nice, relaxing weekend! Don't forget to recharge, refresh and renew your spirit with a favourite treat or two.




Twirly Bird is now a-flying. It was a surprisingly, quick project to do in less than 30 minutes. Such a sweet design to perk up plain pillows and bare wall corners.


It's now week three of Christmas Ornament Countdown. I made some simple Scandinavian hearts. I'm still wracking my brain what to make for next week, LOL!

I'll be back with another project to post. See ya later!

A bird and a tree

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Something to make during the evenings- Twirly Bird and Butterfly Kisses.




Larissa Holland'sCharm Square Tree Art Project is so inspiring! It's 5" x7" and frameable. Make one for yourself and for your best pal.

Sara Perry's recipe and craft book

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I love Sara Perry's Summertime Treats: Recipes and Crafts for the Whole Family. It's full of tasty, zesty summer craft and food lovin.' Here are a few pages of wonderful sunshiny recipes I adore from the book:

Cupcake doll and quilt

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Hello! A happy week to all! Just dropped by to show the completed Miss Cupcake Doll (from Emily's Black Apple Doll tutorial) and doll quilt I've been working on since last week. Just finished sewing them today. It's a holiday in here so I really enjoyed uninterrupted free time just sewing and creating. This is also the first time I've ever made a doll quilt or a quilt for that matter. I think it can double as a placemat or table accent too.
Have a blessed week!

Japanese felt patterns for you

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I've been arranging my topysy turvy magazine magazine shelf and I found this japanese craft book at the bottom pile. I haven't made a single project from this book as yet. Anyway, I thought of sharing some pattern pages of nice easy doable projects with you.


Felt Teddy Bears: I think gingham cloth would work well too


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Felt froggy bag/keychain charm


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Assorted felt Christmas ornaments


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Feel free to adjust the pattern sizes on your printer's photo editor before printing. Resize patterns as you see fit.

Must see links:
Matryoshka Weekend Downloads from A Print a DayLarissa Holland's fantastic website, tutorials and free patterns

Xmas Ornament Countdown Week 2

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It's Saturday once again. How fast time flies. I just realised it's been a while since I've updated my blog. I just started on a new job and I've been busy as a bee. Hopefully I get settled comfortably on my new schedule so I can go back to my normal daily blogging routine. If not, I may have to update my blog in bulk once or twice a week. That sucks since I love to deliver something fresh and new everyday.


It's the second week of Christmas Ornament Countdown. This week, I made a pair of felt gingerbread boy and gal using my tin cookie cutters as template. I tried to make them as lifelike yummy looking as possible. For gingerbread boy, I used mint coloured buttons and white embroidery thread to imitate candy buttons and cookie frosting. For gingerbread girl, I used pink mini ric rac and lavender buttons for added sweetness. I used coffee coloured felt to make the ornaments look cookie-ish as possible! Of course, instead of photographing, I plopped them on …

Mosaic Monday: Pink

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August Moon

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Full moon photos taken tonight. Remember to dream and reach for the moon! Have a great Sunday!

Handmade Christmas Countdown

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Half Eaten Gingerbread Man Project

My Handmade Christmas Ornament Countdown starts today! Making one handmade ornament a week will surely go a long way in creating a menagerie of unique handmade ornaments inspired by lovely sewing blogs from all over the world. I'm happy to invite everyone for a sew along! Check out the Christmas Ornament Countdown link at the bottom right side of this blog. It's an ever growing list! If you have an ornament pattern to share, please feel free to drop me a note!



Mmm, freshly laundered Freshcut and Michael Miller fabrics ready for some sewing fun. I hope I can make a pretty project out of this pile.

It's a rainy evening and I'm being lulled to sleep by the pitter patter of rain on the roof and the billowy breeze. I think I'm ready to collapse into a pile of soft, fluffy clouds. Goodnight and happy weekend everyone!

Wednesday Wisdom

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Mosaic Monday: Sparkle

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Birds, hedgies and a tree of happiness

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First of all I would like to say thank you, muchas gracias, salamat to Gina of Gingerbread for this Tree of Happiness award. It's a very special award and I'm so gratified that Gina thought of me. Thank you Gina! I shall pass on this award later this month. Drop by Gina's blog for the most interesting tidbits on scrapping, crafts and recipes!

Among others, the award invites me to list six things that make me happy right now. So here it goes:

Six Things that Make Me Happy Right Now

1. Waking up to the sound of birds chirping near my window.
2. Walking barefoot on wooden floors.
3. Reading Oprah's What I Know for Sure.
4. Seeing my avocado seed sprout some leaves.
5. Using and enjoying the lovely scent of Body Shop's Spring Orchid lotion.
6. Watching the Beijing Olympic Games on tv.

I put up a little clothesline organizer/bulletin thingy today. I decorated it with a dress up doll paper ornament from Kiddley. You can download the paper doll template here.


Notice the clothespin…