Jun 28 2012

Craft Tutorial: Ties & Shirt Upcycle

Craft TUtorial: Ties & Shirt Upcycle

When Mr T and I went back to Japan in April, we had the opportunity to look through old ties that belonged to Mr T’s father. It’s been 15 years since he had passed away, and my mum-in-law decided to sort out his ties while we were staying there.

There were more than 60 ties in total, I think, and most of them were from high-end brands – unfortunately, though, Mr T hardly ever wears ties (he’s a freelance graphic designer, and gets away with not wearing ties even at meetings with clients). In the end, Mr T kept a few that he liked to wear, and gave me some in order to make fabric covered buttons for one of his shirts. Read More

Jun 27 2012

Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
Pave Ruby Earrings

Pave Ruby Earrings

I get really excited whenever an idea sparks in my head, especially mad ones (remember the Alpaca Pincushion? Hello madness!). Today’s knockoff tutorial is one of the ‘mad’ ones, I think, and hope you’ll like it as much as I do :) Read More

Jun 26 2012

Nail Art: Glitter Confetti Nails

Glitter Confetti Nails

Hello lovelies! I was feeling a bit lazy, so this week’s nail art is very simple – but don’t be disappointed, they are really fun and sparkly! Read More

Jun 22 2012

Nail Art Tutorial: Nail Care 101

Hello lovelies! I was asked by Masa from Hearting Handmade about how I took care my cuticles the other day, and thought it was a good idea to have a nail care dedicated post (thanks Masa!). This post is all about the basics, and some of you must already know how to take care of ya self, but I’m sure you’ll enjoy ‘before and after’ photos at the end. So, here is the how-to for healthy nails!

* For this tutorial, I asked Mr T (my hubby) to hand model. Because… for me, to share the photos of my ‘untreated’ cuticles to the world was as embarrassing as swimming backstroke with hairy armpits on world broadcasted TV… So, apologise in advance for manly (and hairy) fingers :) Read More

Jun 21 2012

Drawstring Bags with Bead Embroidery

Drawstring Bags with Bead Embroidery
Drawstring Bags with Bead Embroidery2

I showed you one of my bead embroidery projects last week as an ‘in progress’ project (on this post), and I finally made it into a drawstring bag. Read More

Jun 20 2012

Craft Tutorial: Beaded Coaster

Beaded Coaster Tutorial

I told you last week in this post that I’d been doing a bead embroidery project – I was in fact making the beaded coaster in the photo above. And, after about 80-hour-worth of labour, I am absolutely thrilled to tell you that it is complete! Yeeeeessssssss!!!

OK, I shall calm down now. And please allow me to explain the reason why it took me so long to finish the coaster. Ahem, well, I accidentally sewed my skirt onto the coaster during the process. Not once, but three times… And had to unstitch and re-sew accordingly (and scream, curse myself and eat lots of chocolates). So, if you were to make the coaster, please wear tightest skinny jeans :) Read More

Jun 18 2012

Nail Art: Crushed Seashell Summer Nails

Seashell Summer Nails

Hello sweets! Did you have a great weekend? We were blessed with sunny spells, so we (together with Mr T and his friends) headed to the beach, had some gorgeous gelato (salt caramel was my favourite) and run around trying to get away from seagulls trying to attack our precious food :)

Anyways, as I promised you last week, this week’s nail art is all about summer – if seashells don’t put you right in the summer mood, I don’t know what will! Read More

Jun 14 2012

Craft Tutorial: Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Hello lovelies! My best mate’s birthday is coming up this weekend, and I’ve been trying to come up with some gift wrapping ideas. I have two gifts for her; one is a lovely bracelet from Anthropologie (which I am happy to keep for myself!), and the other is a pair of earrings handmade by me.

The bracelet came in a cute little pouch (way to go, Anthro!) and I had to up my game – I didn’t want my handmade goodie to look less pretty, no :) Read More

Jun 12 2012

Nail Art: Gradient Stripes

Gradient Stripes

I’ve done stripes, and I’ve done gradient art. What now, then, I thought. A mix of both! Read More

Jun 11 2012

Bead Embroidery in Progress…

Bead Embroidery
Bead Embroidery 2

Happy Monday, lovelies! I’ve been dedicating some serious amount of time on bead embroidery projects since last week – the flower embroidery in the photo above is done, but I’m struggling to finish another one… Hopefully I can show you the finished product during the week :)

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