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Pretty pretty summer

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Image from Amy Moss/Eat Drink Chic
Make it the prettiest  summer ever with these gorgeous vintage floral gift tags created by Amy Moss of Eat Drink Chic. They're so pretty you'd love them on all your handmade gifts and crafts this summer!

Lemonade, anyone?

Facebook Fun

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Sweet Tidings is now on Facebook! Now I've got a convenient platform to update you with interesting finds, tips, talented crafters, tutorials, handmade shops and everything I find sweet and wonderful 24/7.  Visit the Sweet Tidings Facebook Page here. Don't forget to likey likey. I'm excited to seeing  your blog FB pages too!

Happy Tuesday!

Crafty Collections

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Matryoshka Nesting Doll Collection of Catherine at Joli et Simple Blog
Do you have a favorite crafty collection?  Let me know so I can feature it here. Hopefully I'd like to do a segment of various craft inspired collections. If you've got it, let's see it!
Have a great week!

Mosaic Monday: A Patch of Pretty

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Sweet shop update and Kidindependent

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Time for another shop update. I changed the shop header too. Do you like it?



A heartfelt  thank you goes to Kidindependent  for including my handmade kitty couture dolls in their Smitten with Kittens feature. What an honor. Thank you so much!  Check out Kidindependent for the cutest and coolest styles and finds for kids. I can't wait to browse all their archives.

Happy Sunday!

Dolls Have Feelings Too

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Get catapulted to doll heaven! Artist extraordinaire Elsa Mora (Elsita)  has a blog purely devoted to the sublime art of handmade dollmaking. Ogle her breathlessly beautiful palm sized dolls or try her roundup of doll tutorials. Grap a cuppa as you're guaranteed to stay for hours.

Happy weekend!

Clearance Sale on Yozo Craft

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Yozo Craft is making way for their original handmade products and so they're having a clearance sale starting today until June 29. I say it's not too early to start on your Christmas shopping. ;)

My reluctant handmade childhood and a tutorial

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Long before eco- friendly handmades became popular (circa 1981), my mother would send me to grade school armed with school totes made of leftover upholstery fabric and pencil cases made from upcycled curtain drapes. Kicking and screaming, I protested against the downright ridiculous frugality that my mother was trying to instill in me. I gawked with envy over the shiny, department store purchased  items that my classmates proudly paraded in class such as bright  BPA laced plastic lunch boxes, magnetic puffy pencil boxes and other plastic thingamajigs. During recess, I'd cringe at seeing my sandwich wrapped in infinitely re-used plastic wrapper while my seatmates were munching their snacktime goodies from disposable aluminum foil bags.  Not to mention that my lunch came in those mini recycled fabric totes! Aarrgh!

My most horrific eco-friendly experience happened in Grade 3 when my mother decided in a fit of lunacy that I should use an oversized buri mat bag  as school carryall. It…

Singing Amigurumi

A happy music video [found via Japanistic Blog] featuring the music of U900, a Japanese Ukulele Duo. It can't get cuter than this! Know more about the bear and bunny duo here.

Happy Monday!

For the books

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Create these cute ballet shoe bookmarks from Wee Folk Art's amazing tutorial. It's just the perfect project to make from those itty bitty leftover felt scraps. Thank you Kimara for this wonderful dea!

Lst minute Father's Day card ideas

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For last minute card ideas for Father's Day, there's nothing like Martha Stewart to come to the rescue. Check out this collection of stylish Father's Day Quotes and Cards to make dad's day extra special..

Happy Father's Day!

Silhouette clipart from Karen's Whimsy

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Looking for beautiful silhouette clipart for your papercutting and decoupage projects? Check out Karen Whimsy's adorable treasury of images from her collection for use in your artwork. As always, these images are subject to term of use.

Summer Tea

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Download this sweet tea party invite plus other summer inspired stationery from Susan Branch.

If I were a cupcake...

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I'd be Cupcake #23--Vanilla Cupcake with Lemon Filling and Meringue Frosting! 
Check out this yummy collection of cupcake, cookie and savories recipes from Ming Makes Cupcakes.
You can also conveniently print out all the cupcake recipes here.

Cute attempts at bag making

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Yay! I finally I got around to making Sewtakeahike's  Short Boxed Tote Bag. I used a Peter Pan canvass type fabric in pink watercolor florals. I think it looks positively summery and what a cute bag to brighten  the coming dreary rainy season.

I tweaked my bag size quite a bit to make it look more market tote. Thanks Penny for sending me some bag snaps for this project. For more fun and and easy to follow sewing projects and tutorials visit Sewtakeahike's archive of patterns and tutorials
Make it a fabulous day!

Mosaic Monday: Hearts of Teal

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Sweet (cupcake) stands

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Here's something cute and totally earth friendly from Hello Hanna. The next time you're on a cupcake making blitz, grab a pack of these Sweet Stands.

Time for a shop update!

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Find Zoe and other handmade must-haves in my ETSY shop! Thanks for looking!

Owl Box Printable from Nini Makes

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Print your own retro style owl gift box  from Joanie of Nini Makes! It's her birthday freebie treat for all of us. Fill it with with the yummiest treats such candy, vintage buttons, chocolate, tiny toys and trinkets!
Do check out Joanie's birthday giveaway too and her new blog Stitch Village and  The Village Shop.   As her albeit belated birthday giveaway, Joanie is offering three owl themed gift bundles! Woot hoot!


Prize bundle #2: I so want to win this! ;)
Have a fabulous Thursday everyone!

Sweet Hot Pads

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BHG has a sweet cupcake and checkerboard hotpad sewing project and pattern. Make these sweet pads  for your favorite cook or baker!

Purl Bee's Felt Slipper Tutorial

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Gosh! How cute are these felt button slippers? You can make them from Molly's tutorial on The Purl Bee.  Happy new week!

Summer Soapmaking on Rhythm of the Home

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Raring to make your own natural handmade soaps? Visit the newest waldorf inspired online magazine Rhythm of the Home found via Wee Folk Art. There 's a crafty project to make for every season and occasion!This summer, check out the Summer Soapmaking tutorial created by Tracy of This Little Light of Mine and Nanty's Naturals. There are lots of soapmaking supply stores on the web such as Bramble Berry and Soap Crafters to get you started.If ever you get started on a soapmaking journey, fill me in on the details. Would love to see what you create! Have a cozy handmade weekend!

Pesto Perfect and more

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All images from Giver's Log

I love pesto sauce and I squealed with delight when I found this cute  recipe and printable project on Giver's Log. Isn't it the niftiest and prettiest kitchen gift?
While we're on the topic of giving, also check out these 50+ DIY Projects from Giver's Log. Thank you Giver's Log for including  my Spring Tea Envelope project  in your crafty compedium. 
Happy weekend everyone!

Stamp Coffret from Yozo Craft

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Check out stamp coffret and other yummy new rubber stamp goods from Yozo Craft! They are too sweet to resist!

DIY Matryoshka

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Hello June!

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June is here! I'm happy to welcome this month as it heralds the rainy season here in the tropics. Yay for rain! Need a new desktop wallpaper? Visit Flora Chang's yummy illustrated blog Happy Doodle Land  for a cute cupcake themed free June wallpaper. Visit her  store on ETSY too. I'm drooling at all the cute stuff she has for sale! 


Original Mixed Media Artwork-Four Heads

Original Painting on Wood Panel - Shy Girl


Hand Drawn Stuffed Doodle Brooch - No. 9

Happy Stampies - Mini Rubber Stamps Set No. 8

Birdies - Print