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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Needle Felting- new craft!

Needle felting is my new craft obsession. After getting my tools- felt needles, foam block, wool roving- I was able to make my creations!!!

I saw a YouTube tutorial on how to make a macaron- remember my clay ones? :) - and I knew I had to try this with felt. It is pretty simple- pushing the needle into the felt until it becomes stiff and shaping it.

Voila! Three gorgeous inedible macarons. I'm thinking of putting some cellphone holders on these.. what do you think?

Sunday, November 28, 2010

2010 Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale on December 4, 2010

Martha Stewart's annual Holiday craft sale is back this December in New York City. Last year I attended this fair in hopes to check out many vendors and their DIY goodies! (See my recap here.) I had a great time and it's such a great place to pick up any holiday gifts and support the local businesses! If you want to get the details...

Join the fun on December 4, 2010 at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia building at 601 W. 26th Street, between 11 & 12 avenue in NYC. Admission is free and it starts 12 Noon to 6 PM.

See the list of vendors at

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Crochet Popsicle with Embroidery Floss

**I apologize for my lack of updates! I've been un-crafty lately and haven't really made anything this summer/fall. This project I did earlier in the summer, and I'm starting to get back in the grooove of things. *fingers crossed* Stay tuned to here or my other beauty blog for more updates!**

From the Amigurumi Sweets book that I purchased back in April, I made a popsicle that was about 1.5 inches tall! It's super cute and instead of using regular yarn, I used embroidery floss. From the Spool Knit Jewelry book, which came with a crochet hook that is used for string, I knew that this would be the perfect tool to use with such a thin crochet thread.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Super Mario Mushroom

My apologies for the lack of updates!! I have been crafting (slowly) including some jewelry projects, which I will showcase once I find my pictures.

Here is a Super Mario mushroom (Think 1UP!) that I made recently. It's 3 inches tall, super cute and currently has a new home.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Watermelon Bead Art

I recently came across a website that has instructions (well just a picture actually) on how to make seed bead art! With no experience, lots of patience and some creativity, I was able to make this really cute watermelon! Oh and I also had the right materials- seed beads from my Jewelry Book to make rings (will post soon!) and thin lining. Ta-dah!

Tip: Leave extra string at the ends to finish the project.. don't underestimate how much you need. I didn't know so I couldn't fully complete the edge of the watermelon. There was supposed to be extra outer layer to make the watermelon slice fuller.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Sweets Amigurumi Japanese book

Source: Amazon in Japan

This past weekend, I treated myself to a Sweets Japanese Amigurumi book. Amazingly, this book- written all in Japanese- which I cannot read, taught me something. I have been doing the single crochet stitch WRONG. For the past 6-8 months, since I started learning to crochet, my single crochets have been wrong... How? After I put the hook into the yarn and yarn over, instead of pulling out just one yarn-ed over yarn, I pulled out TWO. which basically means my stitches are a bit shorter.. and why some of my rounds or rows are so close together..

So glad I got this book!

Now that I know what I did wrong.. I will practice and make sweets for my sweet! Who will that be? ;)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Handmade rings from Klutz Spool Knit Jewelry Book

For my birthday last year, my good friend L gave me this wonderful craft book! I have never heard of spool knitting, but it looked like it could make beautiful bracelets using a simple "spool" tool. Here are some of the rings I made using the materials from this book and my crochet skills. :)

This is the Klutz book I got. It includes instructions, beads, a crochet hook, elastic cords in various colors and of course the spool itself. The rings above did not use the spool. I am still learning how to use it.. more spool knit jewelry TBA!