Posts Tagged: craft

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Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Day Twenty-Four: “Carambola Flower”

  Busy Monday…simple project.   I have been wanting to try this origami challenge I found on Pinterest, so I did.  This was my first try, but I think it turned out okay.  I didn’t quite get the last couple of

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Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

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Day 24 – apply to shows

Ugh – I had a very bad habit the last couple of days (okay, four) of doing something I knew I was going to upload to thing-a-day and then not uploading it. So, in a marathon of uploading, in reverse

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Day Twenty-Three: “Wall Hanging, Number Four”

  Part Four of my Four-part series of upcycled cardboard tube wall art. Sundays in February have caused me to settle at the dining room table with a bag of toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, and clothes pins…and for the

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Day Twenty-Three: “Wall Hanging, Number Four”

  Part Four of my Four-part series of upcycled cardboard tube wall art. Sundays in February have caused me to settle at the dining room table with a bag of toilet paper rolls, scissors, glue, and clothes pins…and for the

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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Day Eighteen: “New Upgrade to an Old Project”

  Last fall, I made my mom a sign for a window she was designing for an antique mall.  I guess you could call it a “commission”, though I loved doing it for her, and it made her really happy.

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Day Sixteen: “Cardboard Tube Day, Part Trois”

  On this third Sunday of February, I found myself at the table once more with scraps of cardboard tubes.   No elaborate plan.  Just trying new things with tiny circles and ellipses and swirls. Got a little side-tracked during

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Day Sixteen: “Cardboard Tube Day, Part Trois”

  On this third Sunday of February, I found myself at the table once more with scraps of cardboard tubes.   No elaborate plan.  Just trying new things with tiny circles and ellipses and swirls. Got a little side-tracked during

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Day Thirteen: “Valentine’s Surprise”

Confession: I did not make anything “new” today. Consolation:  The Three Offspring have a surprise waiting in the dining room when they awake in the morning. And it is sort of a walk down the Valentine Memory Lane…   Valentine’s

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Day Thirteen: “Valentine’s Surprise”

Confession: I did not make anything “new” today. Consolation:  The Three Offspring have a surprise waiting in the dining room when they awake in the morning. And it is sort of a walk down the Valentine Memory Lane…   Valentine’s

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Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

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Day Twelve: “Paper Mosaic”

I had some paper squares left over from last summer’s mosaic project…   …and I had some blank paper with a cool cross from a magazine…   …and so I made this today.   Free and easy and pretty.  I

a photo of a clover box made from a frozen pizza box

Day 10: Pizza Box into Clover Box

It’s a bit hard to see in this photo, but the cardboard really does form a clover shape in the middle there.

a photo of a clover box made from a frozen pizza box

Day 10: Pizza Box into Clover Box

It’s a bit hard to see in this photo, but the cardboard really does form a clover shape in the middle there.

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Day Nine: “Cardboard Tube Upcycle, Part Deux”

Trying to recreate the magic of Day Two’s project, I turned my attention back to the stash of toilet paper rolls…   [or as one blog called them, ” Cardboard tubes,”  which is just nicer not having the word “toilet,”

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Day Nine: “Cardboard Tube Upcycle, Part Deux”

Trying to recreate the magic of Day Two’s project, I turned my attention back to the stash of toilet paper rolls…   [or as one blog called them, ” Cardboard tubes,”  which is just nicer not having the word “toilet,”

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

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Day #6 : Ravellenics Shawl N°2

This is my swatch for shawl no.2 :) The yarn is the same kind as the first shawl, only it’s in pale lavender. I used miyuki seed beads in amethyst lined crystal AB. This combination is what usually found on

3 different seed beads

Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

3 different seed beads

Day #5 : Ravellenics Shawl N°1

This year is the first time i participate in Ravelry’s Ravellenics Games. What is ravellenics games? well, if you want to know a little about it, there’s a short explanation of it on my personal page. I decided to enter

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day #4 : and the test knit continue..

this is the progress i got on day #4 not even close to finish the first half…and to think i have another 2 new shawls coming for this year ravelry’s ravellenics games.. what a busy,busy month! (>_<)

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day #03 : working on 2nd test-knit project

Here’s the progress of my 2nd test knit today : still long way to go, hopefully i could finish this on time..

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Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

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Day Two: “Upcycled TP Rolls = Wall Art”

  So, I must admit this is not my original idea—I only wish to be so creative and original.  (Thankful for Pinterest and the flood of inspiration that comes from it).  Here is the site from which the original idea

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day #02 : First Test-Knit project, Done!

My first time doing a tes-knit for a knit designer. It’s a crescent-shape lace shawl and on this picture i was just finished the last row of the pattern before bind-off. It’s really fun participating in the test with other

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Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

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Day #28 : Two Tones Slippers, Done!

The slippers is done! so happy with the final result, mom loves it very much. a great day to finished my T-A-D 2013 :)

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

two-tones slippers for mom :)

Day #27 : Left Slipper, done!

i’ve done the left one, and it fits mom’s feet perfectly. this will be ‘a prototype’ model for making the Right-slipper, i only need to change the position of the button and its loop.

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Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

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Day #26 : Making A Two-Tones Slippers

i’m starting to crochet a two-tone slippers for my mom. i’m using one of her favorite color scheme, which is purple. for this project i used dark purple and a light lavender. i also use a different type of yarn,

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Day 25: Weird Messy Crocheted Ball

Just keep putting 2 sc crochet in every st until you have a weird wavy crocheted ball, or you go nuts, whichever comes first.

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Day 25: Weird Messy Crocheted Ball

Just keep putting 2 sc crochet in every st until you have a weird wavy crocheted ball, or you go nuts, whichever comes first.

willow branch upcycled leather necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace

willow branch upcycled leather necklace

Willow Branch Upcycled Leather Necklace

a photo of a bracelet with green beads

Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

a photo of a bracelet with green beads

Day 23: Yet Another Bracelet

I made yet another bracelet. This one has green beads.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Day 22: Another Bracelet

I’m not really sure that these metallic doodads count as beads, but I’m using them to make bracelets anyway.

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Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

the motif start to look more clearly

Day #18 : Progress on Lace Scarf

My lace knitting scarf progression after 3 days. the zigzag shape starting to look more defined, and i could really see the motif of the pattern clearly now compare to 3 days ago. i was a bit slower on working

a photo of a ring on a hand

Day 18: Paper Clip Ring

Yes! With just two minutes of time, a pair of pliers and a paper clip, you too can have a beautiful piece of jewelry.

a photo of a ring on a hand

Day 18: Paper Clip Ring

Yes! With just two minutes of time, a pair of pliers and a paper clip, you too can have a beautiful piece of jewelry.

i 'heart' bookmarks ;)

Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

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Day #16 : Heart Origami Bookmark

Still in the spirit of Valentine’s day and my love for books+crafts :) i’ve made this heart origami bookmarks with papers from old magazine+local market’s pamphlet; it’s very easy to make yet very useful. a good way to re-use old

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Day #14 : Crochet Heart Coaster

in the spirit of ‘valentine’s day’, i’ve decided to make a crochet heart-shaped coaster. a fast and easy project, just perfect for my afternoon green-tea time! happy valentine’s day, thing-a-day folks! (^_~)  

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Day #14 : Crochet Heart Coaster

in the spirit of ‘valentine’s day’, i’ve decided to make a crochet heart-shaped coaster. a fast and easy project, just perfect for my afternoon green-tea time! happy valentine’s day, thing-a-day folks! (^_~)  

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Day #13 : Taking notes on pattern’s modification

Since the ‘house slippers’ i’ve made last week was actually a modified version of the original pattern, it’s necessary for me to keep some notes on every changes i’ve made (especially now that i’m planning to make another one).  

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Day #13 : Taking notes on pattern’s modification

Since the ‘house slippers’ i’ve made last week was actually a modified version of the original pattern, it’s necessary for me to keep some notes on every changes i’ve made (especially now that i’m planning to make another one).  

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Day #12 : granny square bag ver. 2.0, preparation day

the main part for my next granny square bag have already done. the handles and button usually came in later process after the bodice of the bag finished being sewn. the next step is to prepare these granny squares for

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Day #12 : granny square bag ver. 2.0, preparation day

the main part for my next granny square bag have already done. the handles and button usually came in later process after the bodice of the bag finished being sewn. the next step is to prepare these granny squares for

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 10: Crocheted Flower

Just a simple crocheted flower for today’s thing. I made it from this pattern: Designer Challenge: Crochet a 5-Petal Flower!  

a photo of a green crocheted flower

Day 10: Crocheted Flower

Just a simple crocheted flower for today’s thing. I made it from this pattern: Designer Challenge: Crochet a 5-Petal Flower!  

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

a photo of a crocheted star

Day 8: Crocheted Star

Just a simple crochet star for today’s thing I made this star from thins pattern: Jelly Xmas Star Tutorial.

scrapbooking time!

Day #7 : Scrapbooking time

helped my nephews make a scrapbooking picture frame for their grandma’s birthday present. it’s messy and a lot of ‘drama’ in the process, but we sure did have a great time :))

scrapbooking time!

Day #7 : Scrapbooking time

helped my nephews make a scrapbooking picture frame for their grandma’s birthday present. it’s messy and a lot of ‘drama’ in the process, but we sure did have a great time :))

house slippers part 2, done.

Day #6 : Crochet House Slippers, done!

it’s done! so happy with the result :) *yay!*

house slippers part 2, done.

Day #6 : Crochet House Slippers, done!

it’s done! so happy with the result :) *yay!*

house slippers, part 1

Day #5 : DIY house slippers

starting to work on crochet house slippers with my bulky yarns. a first one for me, hopefully it will turns out ok ;P

house slippers, part 1

Day #5 : DIY house slippers

starting to work on crochet house slippers with my bulky yarns. a first one for me, hopefully it will turns out ok ;P

two of a kind ;)

Day #4 : now, it’s two

the 2nd one is done, now i can move on to the next step :)

two of a kind ;)

Day #4 : now, it’s two

the 2nd one is done, now i can move on to the next step :)

a photo of some crocheted leaves

Day 5: Crocheted Leaves

I have some leftover green yarn, so I decided to crochet some leaves. I didn’t have a pattern. I just winged it, using single crochet for the thinnest bits and progressing up to quadruple crochet for the widest bits of

a photo of some crocheted leaves

Day 5: Crocheted Leaves

I have some leftover green yarn, so I decided to crochet some leaves. I didn’t have a pattern. I just winged it, using single crochet for the thinnest bits and progressing up to quadruple crochet for the widest bits of

feather & fan knit scarf

Day #3 knitting a scarf

well, it’s actually and old WIP project. it has a feather & fan motif, a classic simple,easy-to-remeber pattern with beautiful result (IMO). oh, by the way it’s actually a good trick and diversion i usually did when i started to

feather & fan knit scarf

Day #3 knitting a scarf

well, it’s actually and old WIP project. it has a feather & fan motif, a classic simple,easy-to-remeber pattern with beautiful result (IMO). oh, by the way it’s actually a good trick and diversion i usually did when i started to

a photograph of a paper snowflake

Day 3: Paper Snowflake

You know, it dawned on me recently that I haven’t made a paper snowflake in years, so I thought, Hell, why not do one for one of my things. The snowflake kept folding itself back up when I was trying

a photograph of a paper snowflake

Day 3: Paper Snowflake

You know, it dawned on me recently that I haven’t made a paper snowflake in years, so I thought, Hell, why not do one for one of my things. The snowflake kept folding itself back up when I was trying