Sunday, July 29, 2012

Gingham Doll Family DIY

Image from Martha Stewart

Martha has a cute weekend sewing project that's just perfect for a lazy summer day or (or rainy day in my case).  The Gingham Doll Family is super cute. Make sure to make your own set in your favorite gingham color.

 Happy weekend!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Rainy Day Pick Me Up


Ahh, coffee and donuts. The perfect rainy day pick me up.
What perks you up on a bluesy day?


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bow wow!



No matter how little money and how few possessions you own, having a dog makes you rich.

-Louis Sabin

Monday, July 23, 2012

Handmade Doily Cards




Don't know what to do with left over cake doilies? Make them into pretty greeting card embellishments. I made mine using 8 inch round doilies and doily borders. For step by step instructions, visit the tutorial page on Avie Designs (via Tweety Atelier).


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sunshine on a rainy day


What better way to brighten a rainy, gloomy Sunday than with an impromptu piña colada confetti cake made of store bought chiffon cake and homemade fluffy frosting. Just add confetti sprinkles!

Happy Sunday!




Saturday, July 21, 2012

Rosie colored glasses



My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we'll change the world.

-Jack Layton

Happy weekend! Make it a great one. :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Hello Kitty Sewing Basket and Pincushion DIY


We can never outgrow the iconic and lovable Hello Kitty! Sew4Home (the best sewing website in my opinion) is featuring a Hello Kitty sewing basket and pincushion project using adorable Kokka Sanrio Hello Kitty fabrics and of course the Janome Hello Kitty 18750 sewing machine pictured below.

Too cute for words isn't it?

By the way, April of Designs of Artisan is having an anniversary giveaway. A beautiful printable stationery template is up for grabs. Check out her giveaway link here.  


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

DIY House Surprise from ZÜ


Images from ZÜ
Make these very cute house inspired cookie and candy boxes! Visit to get the DIY House Surprise download and tutorial. Also visit the Zushop for utterly adorable handmade softies, stationery and paper goodies. 


Have a great week!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Cute bunny ballpen DIY from Toshiya


Image from Toshiya

Upgrade boring ballpens into adorable kawaii desk accessories. Get the cute bunny ballpen DIY instructions from Toshiya. The website is written in Korean but the step by step picture tutorial is easy to understand.

Happy weekend!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Create your own online mag DIY from Funkytime

Image from funkytime

Is your brain bursting with crafty ideas and want to share them with others? How about creating your very own online magazine? Sybylle of Funkytime shows you how. Get her tutorial here.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Photography Inspiration, Crafts, Tips and Tricks

Photo credit: ***mog*** on Flickr

I hope you enjoy this photography inspired round-up. It was fun putting all these together. :)

Inspiration:

Tutorials/DIY:

Cool Photoeditors:

Ollie Falls Asleep





Sharing with you this lovely tune from Berlinist. It's best enjoyed on earphones. Have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Rainy Day Crafting: Flowerpot Pincushion



Here's my version of the flowerpot pincushion DIY from a recent round-up of rainy weekend craft projects. I added a strip of fabric deco tape around the flowerpot rim for a shot of cheery color.

I hope you make your own little flowerpot pincushion soon. Happy weekend!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Aronzi Aronzo Felt Mascots



I love adding a bit of play to my day! Making these cute felt Aronzi Aronzo mascots from The Cute Book is so much fun and it cheers me up on a rainy day. I love all the naughty and nice characters especially kuma (bear), usagi (rabbit), warumono (bad guy)  and usotsuki (liar).

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Rainy days are here





Weather is a great metaphor for life - sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and there's nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella.  

 ~Terri Guillemets