What the cuff?! A DIY fabric cuff bracelet tutorial

Got a spare piece of fabric? Don't let it go to waste and make cuff bracelets instead!

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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 →

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.

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Decisions, Decisions: DIY Die

You know those times when you want to make something but you're not sure WHAT exactly? Or when you do your spring cleaning and you suddenly realize how much raw materials you have (card stock, beads, ribbons, etc.)? And you're like, "How the hell did I acquire so much stuff?" Yeah, you know what I'm... Continue Reading →

Captain Banana: From Postcard to Soft Toy

The Adorable Boyfriend got me a Monkey Design "cloth postcard" from his recent trip to Taiwan. For those of you who haven't heard of this before (like me), a cloth postcard looks like an ordinary postcard. You cut out the pieces and MAKE it. *craftgasm* (stuffing sold separately) Step 1: Peel off the piece of... Continue Reading →

4th of July Deconstructed Shirt

I took up pole dancing a few months ago as an alternative form of exercise. And this week is Performance Week, when we invite our friends and/or significant other (or others, depending on how you roll) and show them what we've learned the past seven weeks. Family members are invited too... but don't you think... Continue Reading →

Frame your own artwork / magazine clipping / ANYTHING!

Anything flat, that is. Let's change things up a bit and make something quick and easy. Materials: - A picture frame (obviously has to be bigger than your artwork) - A sheet of paper / card stock, the same size as the frame. You can use the one that goes with the frame, if it... Continue Reading →

90-Unit Sonobe Ball Assembly

About a month ago, I posted a tutorial on how to assemble a 12-unit sonobe ball. Easy peasy. But why not challenge yourself and make a 90-unit one? Step 1: Make 90 sonobe modules.(Click here to learn how to make a sonobe module.) Use a thicker type of paper to get better results. No strict... Continue Reading →

Make a Soma Cube Out of Sonobe Modules

A soma cube is a puzzle made out of seven different shapes and must be assembled to form a 3 x 3 x 3 cube. To make a soma cube out of sonobe modules, you will need 122 units. Yes, 122. (Click here to learn how to make a sonobe module.)  The Seven Pieces (they don't... Continue Reading →

Singapore Cuisine-Themed 12-Unit Sonobe Ball

Oh wow. Talk about long overdue! It's been a crazy busy couple of weeks but I'll make up for it with some origami lovin'. As a kid, my parents would always try and engage my siblings and I to do something artsy. They would get us modeling compounds, drawing and coloring sets, but my most favorite... Continue Reading →

How to Preserve Roses

A little late to the party, but here goes. Like the adorable guy that he is, The Boyfriend gave me a bouquet of roses for Valentines Day. I know I will always remember the way he stood at the train station in his black shirt, waiting for me with the bouquet in hand. But a... Continue Reading →

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