Personalized Christmas gift tags – get yours today!

Add a personal touch to your Christmas presents this year with custom-made contemporary gift tags.

Tutorial: DIY Houndstooth Wall Decal

I have a confession. I think I may be a hoarder. Two years ago, I wrote about the lovely sushi takeout boxes from Maki-san. I've been collecting them since; they're so cute, I was 101% sure I'll use it for a project someday. True enough, a few months later, I posted the DIY die tutorial, where... Continue Reading →

It’s International Dog Day! Time for some canine crafts!

It's International Dog Day! Celebrate with these fun and creative projects for man's best friend. 1. Get Spot to snooze in style with this vintage suitcase pet bed by upcycling an old suitcase. 2. What catwalk? They should call it a dogwalk! Here's a pattern to make clothes for your pet. 3. If you have a big dog... Continue Reading →

Tutorial: Handmade self-securing accordion greeting card

Right. After months of being MIA (I moved halfway across the world), time to get back to creating something again! If you know someone like me who's MIA a lot, why not send them a handmade card to tell them you miss them (or in this case, heart them)? Here's how! What you'll need: Cover:... Continue Reading →

Carve Your Heart Out: A Handmade Stamp Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial on how to carve your own rubber stamps from a carving block or ordinary eraser.

The best things in life are free: InDesign workshop by IDUG.sg

Earlier this week, I stumbled upon this event on Peatix: InDesign Hacks and Variable Data. Since I had nothing else going on and it was free (!), I decided to sign up. A week later I find myself in a meeting room in Fuji Xerox Towers filled with Adobe enthusiasts of all ages and professions. It was about... Continue Reading →

So I attended a screen printing workshop

To my two readers who are wondering if I fell off the face of the earth, no, I’m still here. So I recently got married (yay!), which is another reason why I was on hiatus. I actually got my laptop fixed weeks after I announced my craft break (burnt a hole in my pocket in... Continue Reading →

Napkin Holder from Toilet Roll

Not sure how this will look like as I'm posting this from my phone. Now that I don't have a laptop (see previous post), I don't have an excuse to not make stuff anymore. Here's something that I made this evening: The "flower" is pre-made. That's one of my old earrings, can't find the other... Continue Reading →

Shoelace Bracelet

Here's a bit of a throwback -- weaving ribbons, but in this case, shoelaces.     Step 1: Fold the shoelaces together 3 to 5 inches from the aglet (the end of a shoelace). That extra bit is what you'll use to tie the bracelet together.   Step 2: Insert Loop A (striped lace) in... Continue Reading →

Themed Gift Box

The Adorable Boyfriend and I recently celebrated our second anniversary. One of the things that I like about him is that we share a knack for making stuff. Any occasion that entails gift-giving e.g. Christmas/birthdays, almost always involves something handmade (see photo collage I made for his birthday). In the past, he has given me a jigsaw... Continue Reading →

Toilet Paper Roll Turned Ribbon Organizer

Surely I'm not the only one who keeps the ribbons from presents. Anyone else who does this would know that keeping them organized is a piece of work. I remember having a box full of rolled up ribbons, neatly arranged by color and width... until I pull one out to use it, another spool of... Continue Reading →

Almost No-Sew Scarf from an Old Shirt (Almost!)

I decided to have a crack at those old-shirt-to-scarf projects on Pinterest. Here’s the result: Inspiration/guide used: Jessica Schlote on Pinterest Ah, the wonky shirt. Everybody has at least one of ­these, the kind that twists a bit after a few trips to the washing machine. Sure, I won’t wear it anymore, but I’ve kept... Continue Reading →

Hope for Christmas – an Initiative for Typhoon Haiyan Victims

A group of Singapore-based Filipino designers joined forces to share their talent and passion to produce a series of 12 Christmas postcards. Each card individually shows the artist’s rendition of the theme – Hope for Christmas.  The postcards are being sold at S$12 for a pack of 12 assorted cards (courier charges apply). All proceeds from... Continue Reading →

Clear Frame Photo Collage

It's The Adorable Boyfriend's birthday! I love that he encourages me to be creative and even looks out for stuff to put on my blog. Forget store-bought stuff! For his birthday, I made him something to remember "us" by -- a photo collage of our travels! Materials: Square photo frame (I got a clear one... Continue Reading →

How to Reduce Plastic Bag Use in Relief Goods Distribution

Relief operations are ongoing throughout the world in response to the recent super typhoon Yolanda (international codename: Haiyan), which claimed thousands of lives and destroyed millions of dollars worth of property in the Philippines. With every relief operation comes the need for plastic bags to store the goods. In order to reduce plastic waste, here's... Continue Reading →

Shrinky Dinks: Plastic Makes Perfect

I've honestly never heard of shrinky dinks until the one of my good friends took me to EatPlayLove Cafe in Kampong Glam. He asked me if I want to check out a cafe where you can make crafts while you eat. Come on. Crafts AND food?? He didn't have to ask!    Walking into EatPlayLove... Continue Reading →

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