Nov 12 2014

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

Hello Lovelies! I haven’t had nail art post for so long (the last one was posted on May 2013!) that it felt a bit odd to take photos of my own hands :)

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art


Anyways, have you heard of ‘origami nail art’ before? I’ve been seeing lots of these origami inclusion nail art lately on Japanese nail art posts, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in anywhere else – I’m guessing that it’s because either 1) it’s a Japanese thing, origami or 2) it’s called something else in the rest of the world. Do you guys know anything about it??

Whatever it’s called, this is my first attempt on doing origami nail art, and hope you like it as much as I do, too! Read More

Nov 11 2014

DIY Faux Mercury Glass

mercury glass diy
mercury glass diy

Hello lovelies! Today I’m introducing you to my new favourite DIY babies (nah, I’m not showing off just because they turned out nice. Really).

I’ve been in love with mercury glasses for quite some time now thanks to lots of eye candies on Pinterest, and although I’ve been eyeing lots of mercury glass jars and candleholders at shops, I’ve never found one that I truly loved (or shall I say, the design and the price were in bad marriage). Read More

Nov 08 2014

My Etsy shop is… OPEN!

Hello lovelies, I finally did it and opened my own Etsy shop! YAYYYY!!!!

OK, it took me longer than I thought, and it’s actually nearly four o’clock in the morning here in Japan, and my brain is practically a jelly and doesn’t want to work for me anymore… But the shop is open, finally, and that’s what it counts, right? One missed beauty sleep will not kill me, and Yes, I DID IT!!!

So, here is my shop, leap Jewellery; please go ahead and have a look around :)

And, to celebrate the grand opening, I’ve created a special coupon code just for Small Good Things readers (because you guys have supported me so much and I always wanted to thank you for that :)).

So, here is the code: Read More

Nov 07 2014

A Little Sneak Peak…

craft organization

Hello lovelies! First of all, as some of you may have noticed, I’m having some technical glitches on Small Good Things and you cannot use comment form at the moment. I’m seeking for help at my hosting company since I assume it’s server-side issue. I think comment form works fine now, but please let me know if there’s a problem via contact form. Thank you very much!

Apologise to you all who’ve tried to leave lovely comments, and thanks so much True Blue Me and You for notifying me on the problem (and for trying to leave comment for many times!). I’ll notify you here when it gets sorted out, and I’ll jump around in joy naked (ok, maybe not naked) if you came back and left some comments :)

Anyways, today I’m inviting you all for a sneak peak of my upcoming Etsy shop. I’m really excited to introduce you to my products, and I’m really hoping that you’ll like them, all fingers and toes crossed!

vintage swarovski earrings

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Nov 06 2014

Thank you for waiting…


Hello lovelies, and hello crafty world!

OK, first of all, I am deeply sorry for my abrupt and long (very long) absent. I honestly cannot believe that it’s been about a year and a half since I last posted on Small Good Things…


Secondly, thank you so very much for lovely readers who’s been waiting for my return, and those who left lovely messages and comments while I was gone. I read all of them, of course, and these were deeply heart-warming and encouraging (though it took me so long to come back here) – I’m still writing replies to you all, and I apologise that I couldn’t get back to you sooner.

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Nov 05 2014

Coming back soon


Coming back, very soon…

Mar 22 2013

Craft Tutorial: Camera Lens Cap Decoration

DIY Camera Lens Cap Decoration

Hello sweets! I have a super fun tutorial for you today using Mod Podge and Mod Podge Dimensional Magic I received from Bev from Flamingo Toes :) (you can read about our craft swap we did here). Read More

Mar 20 2013

Crafty Goodness from Across the Pond…

Hello lovelies! Please let me apologise first for making you jealous today. If you were a regular SGT reader, you might remember the craft swap I did with Bev from Flamingo Toes – well, we enjoyed the swap so much that we decided to do the swap again :)

OK, just in case you haven’t encountered Flamingo Toes yet (like, really, go have a look, sweetheart!), here are some of my favourite tutorials from Bev: Anthro’s Pompearl Necklace Knockoff, Simple & Sweet Shoe Refashion, A Simple Clutch (Applique Version), and Spring Vintage Linen Table Runner. See? So many inspirations and crafty skills!!!

Now, please let me share you the goodies I received from the crafty queen :) Read More

Mar 19 2013

Nail Art: Having Fun with ◯ & △

Nail Art: Having Fun with ◯ & △

Hello Lovelies! First of all, I apologise for my long absence – yes, I’ve been busy (and a bit lazy, of course!) getting used to the life in Japan. It still doesn’t feel real that Mr T and I aren’t going back to the UK anymore, and sometimes Tokyo makes me feel really out of my comfort zone (there are so many people here compared to London!!!). I’m a country bumpkin, really, and hopefully I’ll get used to the city life soon :D

Anyways. For my first nail art in Japan, I chose a design that I’d call ‘lazy but fun’ – so if you’re feeling lazy, this is for you :)

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Mar 05 2013

Hard to Say Good Bye

Big Ben

I’ve been keeping a secret for a while – well, not really because I didn’t want you sweet readers to know about it, but because I just didn’t quite know the right moment to tell you.


Last Thursday, Mr T and I left the UK to move back to our homeland, Japan. Although the move was a happy one, spending the last good ten years, it was just really hard to say good bye to the beautiful country.

I’ve met so many (and I mean, so many) lovely people, experienced things that I’d never experience in Japan, and ate Fish and Chips more than I probably should. There had been good times and bad times, of course, but now that I’ve left the country, all the things that came up to my mind were just so colourful and cheerful.

Please be patient with me until I settle in Tokyo – hopefully I’ll be back soon enough :)

P.S. Oh Tanuki, I’m really, really sorry I couldn’t meet you before I left… Hope to see you sometime soon in Japan, though!

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