December 28, 2012

December 26, 2012

Ribbons And Things

Hi all! Hope all of  you had a fantastic Christmas! Recently, my older sister gave me a bunch of wrapping supplies to work with since she wasn't using them and I thought I'd share them :)

December 22, 2012

Wrapping Gift Cards

I'll be giving out some gift cards as presents this year so I thought I'd show you how I've spruced them up for the holidays. Unlike other gifts, they're flat which makes them not as exciting to wrap because people can usually tell what they're getting. So instead of trying to hide the fact that they're gift cards, I've decided to highlight it in my wrapping :)

December 18, 2012

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Here's a special post on some ways to wrap gifts that may be harder to wrap than your typical box!

December 15, 2012

Christmas Stickers!



Found these stickers in my box of stickers and will definitely be using them very soon! They were part of a Christmas set I bought years ago. Loving that vintage design :)

December 14, 2012

Petit Deco Stickers


I absolutely love Korean stationery! The designs are always so fun and full of color, especially their stickers!

December 12, 2012

Felt Cone Christmas Tree



I still remember making Christmas trees out of green construction paper rolled into a cone during my elementary school days and how clever I thought that was back then! With the holidays coming up, I've been thinking about a more durable version of the paper trees and...ta da! The felt cone Christmas Tree was born!

December 9, 2012

Handmade Gift Tags

I made some gift tags a while ago but never got the chance to post them up so here they are!

December 6, 2012

Shooting Star Baby Blanket

This morning I finished a baby blanket I started on last night, for a special little person that will be arriving soon :)

December 1, 2012

Snowman Brooch

It's the 1st of December and you know what that means...festive decorations and Santa Claus goodness! 

November 27, 2012

Stickers From Daiso

I must say, stickers from Japan never fail to impress me! Here are a couple of sheets I bought from Daiso awhile ago.

November 23, 2012

S'mores Plush

Happy Friday everyone! No Black Friday shopping for me but I do have this s'more plush to share with you all.

November 19, 2012

November 16, 2012

House Pillow

Today I finished my first house themed pillow! I've toyed around with this idea for awhile now but finally had the chance to make it in these last couple of days.

November 13, 2012

Organizer Boxes

I bought two of these organizer boxes from Daiso a couple of months ago to organize my jewelry, but it didn't quite work out. Several days ago, I decided that maybe it would be great for organizing a huge bag of buttons I had laying around and...

November 10, 2012

Stickers From My Sticker Box...

I've amassed quite a collection of stickers throughout the years and thought I'd share some photos of it over here in hopes that it will motivate me to use them!

November 9, 2012

Discount Store Finds

Yesterday I went to one of my local discount stores and found some really great craft supplies for dirt cheap prices.

November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Card!

A friend's 21st birthday is coming up this month and I decided to make her a card to send in the mail as I wouldn't be able to celebrate the big day with her in person :)

October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Brooch

If you're not really into dressing up for Halloween, how about making a brooch to get into the festive spirit :)

October 25, 2012

Book Costume


Here's another costume idea for Halloween! I made this costume in February while I was still working at a preschool during college. After my handmade pizza and soy milk costumes, the teachers thought it would be neat for me to make this to encourage the kids to read.

October 22, 2012

Fall Themed Tree Card

It's finally starting to feel like fall and I'm having mixed feelings about that since I'll miss not having to need a jacket :) Here's a card to start off the season!

October 15, 2012

Food Costumes!


Since Halloween is coming up, I thought it would be a good time to post a couple of handmade costume ideas :) 

October 5, 2012

Pill Pillow


Wow, it's been a really long time since I've posted! (I'm aware I said that the last time I made a real update, too haha) Here's a pill pillow I made for a friend's birthday :)

September 30, 2012

I'm Still Alive!

Hi all!

I haven't updated in several months but I plan to make a real post very soon! Post-college life has been a little crazy so hopefully things will smooth out soon and I'll get some creativity going again. Until then, look forward to some old projects I have yet to mention and also some things that I've done during my mini hiatus :) See you soon!

June 6, 2012

Mustache Pillow

Wow it's been a long time since I've posted hasn't it? I've definitely still been crafting but it's been pretty hectic around here so I've been lagging a bit on typing up a post. Here is a pillow I made for a friend a couple of days ago.

May 3, 2012

MiniFriends Thank You Cards

I've had the privilege of meeting a lot of wonderful people in college these past four years. As the semester is ending, there's been a lot of hugs and goodbyes. Earlier in the week, I made some thank you cards to show my appreciation for some of these fantastic people!

April 23, 2012

Sofuto-San Plush

I made a plush for my sister based off of the Japanese cartoon character ソフトさん (Sofuto-san in direct translation) or Soft-san, shown above. He's a soft-serve ice cream that has a pretty tough life and is always getting smashed.

April 7, 2012

"Just an Eyeful"

This past Monday, I made a collage piece for the annual art show my club hosts in the spring. The theme of this year's show was "Resilience and Struggle." 

March 25, 2012

My Desk

This is where all the sewing and crafting has been happening for the past 2 years.

March 7, 2012

Another one added to the scrapbook

This is a print that I cut into wavy strips and pasted together again onto my scrapbook. The original artist's name is Jules.

March 3, 2012

Souvenirs from the Jelly Belly Factory

Last Saturday I went to the Jelly Belly Factory in Fairfield, CA with a couple of friends as part of my birthday celebration :)

February 28, 2012

Fortune Cookie Scrapbook Page

I finally collected enough fortune cookie fortunes to create a whole scrapbook page of them!

February 23, 2012

February 20, 2012

Travel Themed Gift Wrap

I find a lot of joy in gift wrapping. It feels nice putting in a little effort to make someone feel special :)

February 18, 2012

Scrapbooking

Here are two random pages from my scrapbook that I have yet to continue on ;/

February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's (Singles Awareness) Day!

For this year's Valentines, I decided to keep it simple and go with cheesy pick-up lines on pretty cardstock ;)

February 11, 2012

Soy Milk Costume

This upcoming Wednesday, I'm going to dress up as a book for work and it's all because of the Soy Milk costume pictured above!

February 9, 2012

Paper Gift Bows

Gift bows can be pretty easy to make if you have a brad and some scrap paper laying around.

February 2, 2012

Valentine's Day

Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I thought I'd do a post on something related to it... Valentine's Day Cards! Ahhh, something common in our grade school years but becoming rare as we get older. Last year, I decided to bring the tradition back into my life by sending some of my dear friends some Valentines via snail mail. That's right, gotta use the post office to keep it old school!

January 28, 2012

Dream Catcher

This dream catcher was made for a lovely friend to catch all of her bad dreams.

January 25, 2012

Panda and Rock Plush

This was made in December 2009 for a friend who really likes pandas (or at least at that time). The green bamboo shoot is removable and is made out of felt while the panda is made out of black and white fleece. I had a lot of fun making this one even though the head didn't turn out that well :)

January 24, 2012

Eskimo Plush

The inspiration for this plush was a sweater with a faux fur collar and cuffs that my sister received as a gift.

January 23, 2012

Super Mario Mushroom Plush

Super mushroom. I think I must have made about 3 or 4 of these mushrooms during my senior year of high school (April or May 2008). They were definitely popular with the classmates and I was able to sew during my classes since APs were done ;)