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Summer Sale at Hampton Blue

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Check out Hampton Blue's Summer Sale! The shabby chic style online shop offers has a wonderful assortment of bargain price jewelry,  home deco and gifts to celebrate and enjoy the summer season. Hampton Blue's new products are oh so tempting as well.

Shop: www.hamptonblue.co.uk
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Wednesday Wisdom

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No matter how old you get, if you can keep the desire to be creative, you're keeping the man-child alive. 
-John Cassavetes

Stitching Pretty

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It's been a while since I've done embroidery crafts. These craft books should inspire me to get stitchin' soon!

My Kawaii

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My mini kawaii haul! These cute stationery supplies make journal/diary writing so much fun!

LIttle Black Book

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Calling notebook and journal lovers!

Bags of Love, the personalized gift company that offers gorgeous anniversary gift ideas has a cute product for notebook and journal lovers. Personalized pocket notebooks such as secret or little black books make awesome gifts for friends and even for yourself. Bags of Love can personalize your notebook with any text or image you like. Treat yourself to your very own personalized notebook today!

My Recipe Notes

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Coconut Madeleine recipe from The Martha Stewart Cookbook

Do you have a recipe notebook? I don't keep index card recipes  inside recipe boxes anymore as mine tend to gather dust. Nowadays I like filling cute, kawaii notebooks with wonderful recipes I collect from all over--magazines, can labels and the web.

These are some of the my favorite recipe sites from the web:

Home Cooking with Susan Branch- Artist, illustrator and domestic diva Susan Branch dishes out wonderful, heartwarming home style recipes on her charming watercolor painted blog. Check out Susan's delicious picnic menu!

Vanilla Bean Blog- The talented baker, crafter and photographer Sarah of Threaded Basil has a new gorgeous food blog that's brimming with  luscious photos and delicious recipes. Visit the blog to try yummy recipes such as Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes  and Banana Cream Pie.

K-Drama Food- A fun and entertaining food blog written by a K-drama addict! I blame my acquired taste for jjajamyun and instant ra…

Mosaic Monday: Kawaii Tea Time

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Beautiful Matryoshka Must-Haves

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Cookie Cutter Matryoshka Nesting Dolls
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Russian Dolls Tin Coaster Set

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Mini Wooden Matryoshka Figure
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Russian Dolls - Matryoshka Headphones
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Six Bunnies Matryoshka Russian Dolls Pink Kid's T-Shirt


Image from The Kawaii Notebook 


Fabric Matryoshka Reversible Pencil Case


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Flower by Kenzo perfume inside matryoshka doll 



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The Nesting Dolls Rubber Stamp Set


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Russian Matryoshka Custom Shoes



Matryoshka decorative figurines

Craftdom's most popular celebrity isn't showing signs of slowing down. In fact, she's getting more popular than ever! See her in a variety of novelty items and gifts. Looking forward to seeing a matryoshka umbrella soon!

N.E.E.T Summer

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It's summertime and the readin' is easy!

Add N.E.E.T magazine to your summer online reading list. The summer edition features unique and indie handmade finds, gift guides, lifestyle and travel recommendations for the vintage inclined fashionista and craftista.

Find more grassroots creativity and inspiration on the N.E.E.T Blog.

Handmade Summer Craft Days: Kawaii Doodle Party Balloons Tutorial

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Summer is all about blue skies, sunshine and yes, colorful balloons! Add  fun and whimsy to plain colored balloons by decorating them with hand drawn  face expressions ala kawaii.  Smile, wink, play!

Kawaii Doodle Party Balloons

Materials:
DIY balloon kit/Purchased balloons Permanent marker
Directions:

1. Use DIY balloon kit or purchase some colorful balloons.

2. Using black permanent marker pen, draw or doodle kawaii face expressions onto balloons. Get as creative as you can!

3. Your kawaii balloons are now ready for decorating your party!

Mollie Makes Crafts

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There's always room for another kind of craft magazine--the one that's made for people who love the crafty life. If you walk, talk and breathe craft then you'd love Mollie Makes. It's a brand new lifestyle and craft magazine that was recently launched in the UK. I really love the philosophy behind the magazine.

Have a look at the sample pages of the magazine. So pretty, right?

Joy of Handmade: Bonjour Bag from Joli et Simple

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I love my special handmade bag from Joli et Simple! Cathy is opening her new ETSY shop soon and she'll be offering her gorgeous Japanese style handmade bags, pouches and purses for sale. Hope you check it out!

Mosaic Monday: Red, White and Blue

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Handmade Summer Craft Days: Doily Jam Cover Tutorial

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Here's a dainty way to dress up jam jars for those summer tea parties. Cover a jar lid with doily and cap it off with a printed glassine cupcake wrapper. Tie securely in place with a jute twine for a natural effect.

Happy weekend!

Felt Bunny Hat for Little Dolls + July Crafting

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Happy July! What will you be creating this month?

If you're looking for easy craft projects this japanese DIY website is for you! Translate the site in google so you can explore many wonderful projects such as handmade stationery, rag doll making,  DIY wrapping, sewing, crafting and knitting and many more. While browsing the site, I found this lovely Japanese style felt bunny hat tutorial and I just had to give it a try. Now my dolls look cozy in their bunny hats!

Here are additional projects I want to make:


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Colorful paper umbrella ornament

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Masking tape hook
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Decorated security envelopes
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Sewing machine letter set

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Stylish Embellished Kraft Notebook


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Fabric scrunchie

Happy weekend!