Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Learn watercolor lettering with Jones Design Company

Learn the delicate art of painting watercolor letters with Jones Design Company. In the tutorial, the talented Emily teaches us step-by-step how to make watercolor monograms for crafting and decorating.

You may also want to subscribe to The Achive where you can access exclusive freebies and downloads or visit the shop for pretty paper goodies.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Rolling Pin Recipe Printable from Cathe Holden

Image from Cathe Holden

The most charming and gracious host/hostess gift idea is here! Cathe Holden designed a set of  rolling pin wrapped recipe card printables that's inspired by a tartan patterned vintage recipe tin box.  Get Cathe's DIY printable here.

Have a lovely week sweetlings!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

In Neko Font

Meow, meow! I love cat things and this Neko Font is just too cute for words. Try the neko font generator for a dose of kawaii. 

May your weekend be filled with cute. Have a good one!

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Mollie Makes Shop


To all of  you Mollie Makers out there, the Mollie Makes Shop is now open to cater to all your crafting, sewing and knitting needs. 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Peg Dolls Winter Wonderland DIY

Image from Mr. Printables

Here's a polar vortex inspired crafty printable from Mr. Printables- the purveyor of all things wonderful and whimsical.  Download the peg doll winter wonderland pattern and trace out from left-over brown cardboard.

Have fun and keep warm!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Have a Nap

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon."

-Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown's Little Book of Wisdom

Monday, January 20, 2014

Paper Cats and Dogs

Images from Canon Creative Park

Check out this playful menagerie of paper craft dogs and cats from Canon Creative Park. They would look so cute displayed in a sunny windowsill.

Have a lovely week!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Japanese catalog inspiration

Images from Felissimo

I love the pretty and sweet catalogs of Japanese online retailer Felissimo. There is so much eye candy I thought I should share them.

Have a lovely weekend my  friends.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Crafts for the Weekend

Image from Handmade Charlotte/ 101 woonideeen
DIY Cat Box via Handmade Charlotte

Image from Oh Crafts/By Wilma 
Plant Cups with Face via Ohcrafts 

Image from My Life is a Magazine
Japanese onigiri DIY from My Life is a Magazine

Here are three adorable DIY crafts that are guaranteed to kick off 2014 to a great start. Wishing you all a crafty year!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Looking for this Japanese linen fabric

Hello fabric lover! Perhaps you can help me with this little fabric quandery? I've been looking for this Japanese fabric all over the web but I can't seem to find it. I thik it's an Echino or Kokka japanese linen fabric. If you can point me to an ETSY store or any online fabric shop carrying this fabric I will be so grateful! Thank you!

Friday, January 10, 2014

MT Casa Interior Design

Images by MT Casa

MT Casa by MT Masking Tape offers a world of interior design possibilities for the home and office. The wildly popular washi tape can be used in various creative ways to add a burst of playfulness to any room, corner or design object.

MT Casa is available in the MT Online Shop or on ETSY.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

White Chocolate Coffee Wands

Having fun with silicon lollipop molds from Daiso. I'm not a terrible sweet tooth but these white chocolate lollies I've discovered can double as hot chocolate or coffee stirrers. White chocolate lends quite a nice layer of flavor to your morning brew.

Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Recipe: Mini Bundt Pan Cake Donuts

I got myself a mini bundt cake pan this Christmas as I hoped to make mini plum puddings. The busy holidays just whizzed by and I never got the chance. Anyway, January rolled in nice and quiet and weekends have been crafty and productive so far. For a lovely afternoon tea, I made these easy mini bundt pan cake donuts adapted from The Prepared Pantry. You can download Prepared Pantry's collection of mini bundt cake pan recipes here.    


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Cherry (no stems)
Donut glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1/8 tsp meringue powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease mini bundt cake pan.
2. Mix flour, baking powder, 1/2 cup sugar, salt, and nutmeg together in a medium bowl with a whisk.
3. Beat the egg, melted butter, milk, and vanilla in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
4. Spoon the batter into molds equally. This will fill 12 half muffin size bundt pans molds. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
5. Let donuts cool. Prepare donut glaze.
6. Glaze donuts and garnish with cherry.