May 11 2011

Fabric Hair Scrunchie Tutorial

Fabric Hair Scrunchie Tutorial top

I have quite a lot of odd bits of scrap fabrics to use, so today I’m having a tutorial on hair scrunchies. I know, it’s one of the simplest sewing projects ever! Today’s tutorial will show you how to make the ‘basic of the basic’ scrunchies, and I’ll be having a tutorial on ‘pimped’ version tomorrow. Have nice scrunchies time, everyone! Read More

May 10 2011

Nail Art Tutorial:
Gradation with Glitter Powder

Gradation with Glitter Powder top

Hello lovelies! Today’s tutorial will show you how to make gradation nails using glitter powder. The method for making the gradation effect is pretty much the same with using nail polishes (you can read the tutorial on this post), but if you are new to the glitter powders I’m sure you’ll love the effects and how easy they are to use! Read More

May 04 2011

Wedding Project:
Organza Flower Headband Tutorial

Organza Flower Headband top

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, my best friend’s wedding is coming up in less than three weeks. So today, I made a headband with an organza flower feature for the special day; it looks cute yet elegant (ie, perfect for a wedding), don’t you think? It was such a fun to make the organza flower that I’m already thinking what I could use these for other projects! You can wear it as a hairpin, a bracelet, a belt… OK, I’m getting a bit too excited here, but hope you’ll get as excited as I am making the headband, too! Read More

May 03 2011

Anthropologie Knockoff Tutorial:
‘Extraterrestrial Hoops’

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Happy May everyone! Now that the Royal Wedding is over, I’m focusing on getting ready for my best friend’s wedding, which is taking place in less than three weeks’ time. I’ve been looking around everywhere like crazy for the ‘perfect’ accessory for the special occasion, and I found a fantastic pair of earrings from, you guessed it, Anthropologie with not-so-fantastic price-tag. So, in order to save a few precious pennies, I’ve decided to make them myself. Read More

Apr 28 2011

Nail Art: Sparkly Royal Wedding

Nail Art: Sparkly Royal Wedding 1

Yes, one more day to the Royal Wedding! Am I excited? Heck, yes! It’s been nearly eight years since I started to live in the UK, and I think it’s going to be one of the most ‘thank God I’m in the UK’ moments. So, in order to properly get the feel of the special day, I’ve done bling-bling nail art fit for the Royal Wedding. Read More

Apr 27 2011

Wet & Needle Felting Tutorial:
Pouch for Cat Lovers

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As I’ve promised you in last week’s post, today I’m having a tutorial on making a cat pouch by wet felting technique. It will show you a basic way of making wet felted pouch (which can easily be applied to making a bag), and how to embroider features with needle felting technique. The tutorial is long (sorry!) but each process is easy, so hope you enjoy making one! Read More

Apr 26 2011

E for Easter…?

 E for Easter top

Hope you all enjoyed the Easter Holiday! I still cannot believe how gorgeous the weather’s been in the past four days; we could actually MOAN that it was TOO HOT, which very rarely happen in England! But to be perfectly honest, I still have no idea what I’m supposed to do during Easter (We don’t celebrate Easter in Japan). Yes, I see lots of rabbit and egg-shaped chocolates in the supermarkets, but why…? Anyways, here are some of the things I got this Easter. Read More

Apr 26 2011

Nail Art: Matte Gray & Beige

Nail Art: Matte Gray & Beige top

I love nails with lots of sparkles, all shiny and glossy. But today, I felt like having matte-finish nails because… I don’t know, they look soft, retro and contemporary at the same time. I’ve added some rhinestones (because I cannot not) but they still look simple and pretty, I hope. If you don’t have a matte-finish top coat, I assure you that it’d be a great investment because you can enjoy your nail polish twice as much! Read More

Apr 20 2011

Wet Felting:
Needle Case for Cat Lovers

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When I woke up this morning, some words popped up in my head: a cat prototype. A CAT PROTOTYPE? Is it an inspiration? Is it a desire? I didn’t understand it but the words didn’t leave me for quite some time. OK, I thought, if you (the voice in my head) wanted a cat prototype, I’d give you one!

I made a simple, cat prototype-template (without even knowing what it was for) with a plastic sheet, then used it for wet felting. When I was about to add features on the face, another voice told me (yeah, I’m a bit special, innit?) that it has to be a ‘grumpy cat’. Read More

Apr 19 2011

Necklace Upcycle: Mixing Old & New

Necklace Upcycle: Mixing Old & New 1

Do you have any jewellery that you love, but cannot wear anymore because some parts are broken, or look too old? Well, I have some, and today I decided to rescue one of them. Read More

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