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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: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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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

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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 #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 Three: “Book #4 for the Eldest”

A few years ago, I attended an art journal seminar where I learned to make my own art journal from common materials such as cardboard, duct tape, paper, and string—a lesson that has proven to be quite handy. I made

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Day Three: “Book #4 for the Eldest”

A few years ago, I attended an art journal seminar where I learned to make my own art journal from common materials such as cardboard, duct tape, paper, and string—a lesson that has proven to be quite handy. I made

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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 #01 : Documenting My First Shawl of 2014

This one was knitted late december last year but i could only finished it around mid january this year. Because i’ve been busy with other things and several knitting projects as well, i could only do the blocking process at

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Day #01 : Documenting My First Shawl of 2014

This one was knitted late december last year but i could only finished it around mid january this year. Because i’ve been busy with other things and several knitting projects as well, i could only do the blocking process at

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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 :)

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Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

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Day 28: Spring in coming!

Wow, what a journey this month was! It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed every minute of it! :) Today I made more spring trinkets for a special order for spring! I really like how everybody starts getting ready

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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 #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

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Day #23 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #4

I’m making the handles for the bag; i need two of this and it starting to feel like a neverending process *aarggh!* well, this definitely one of the most boring process in making a crochet bag IMO :-/

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Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

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Day #22 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #3

Now all granny squares have been assembled. i also made the button hole all in-one-go along with the edging. next is to make the handles :)

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Day 27 – Tiny earrings

I’ve been making lots of spiral beads for the past few days, but I haven’t been posting them. As TAD is winding to a close, I thought I should do something new. This is a pair of very small earrings.

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Day 27: Flowery cardigan

These days I’m all about embellishing and adding new touches to some of my clothes – let’s call it the spring itch! :) Yesterday I started working on pretty organza flowers and today I managed to sew them onto a

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Day 27: Flowery cardigan

These days I’m all about embellishing and adding new touches to some of my clothes – let’s call it the spring itch! :) Yesterday I started working on pretty organza flowers and today I managed to sew them onto a

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Day 26: Organza flowers

Today I made a bunch of organza flowers – they turned out quite pretty and delicate. I plan to use them to embellish a cardigan, I’ll show you the result tomorrow. :)

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Day 26: Organza flowers

Today I made a bunch of organza flowers – they turned out quite pretty and delicate. I plan to use them to embellish a cardigan, I’ll show you the result tomorrow. :)

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 24 – More beaded beads

  One show down, and I got my first acceptance of the season, so let the inventory-building begin. During show season, I always feel like I’m on the verge of not having enough stuff, so this year I’ve set goals

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Day 23: Fabric hearts

Saturdays are always busy days, so I only got to post today what I made yesterday. It’s these pretty Ikea fabric hearts that I made for our bedroom. I plan to hang them by the closet knobs and later make

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Day 23: Fabric hearts

Saturdays are always busy days, so I only got to post today what I made yesterday. It’s these pretty Ikea fabric hearts that I made for our bedroom. I plan to hang them by the closet knobs and later make

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Day 20:Button bobby pins

I really like bobby pins and lately I find myself wearing them almost daily. Besides their very functional and practical purpose, it’s always welcome when pins add a little bit of color and style to your hair, right? Having this

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Day 20:Button bobby pins

I really like bobby pins and lately I find myself wearing them almost daily. Besides their very functional and practical purpose, it’s always welcome when pins add a little bit of color and style to your hair, right? Having this

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Day #20 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #2

The 2nd day, still a work-in-progress. the body start to shaped up now; just a little bit more of work and then i can continue with the handles :)

2nd day!

Day #20 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #2

The 2nd day, still a work-in-progress. the body start to shaped up now; just a little bit more of work and then i can continue with the handles :)

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Day 18: Finishing touches

I’m posting today yesterday’s thing as it was quite a busy day. I worked on packaging some gifts and orders and adding some finishing touches to the spring trinkets.

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Day 18: Finishing touches

I’m posting today yesterday’s thing as it was quite a busy day. I worked on packaging some gifts and orders and adding some finishing touches to the spring trinkets.

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Day #19 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #1

The 1st day assembling these granny squares. i’ve managed to sew about half of those, i’ll be continuing with the rest tomorrow (i hope..).

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Day #19 : Crochet Bag, Assembly Day #1

The 1st day assembling these granny squares. i’ve managed to sew about half of those, i’ll be continuing with the rest tomorrow (i hope..).

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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

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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

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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Day 18 – Beaded Bezel

I really hate doing open-backed beaded bezels. I probably wouldn’t hate them so much if I worked with things that were regular in shape, but these pieces of glass never are. Nonetheless, this one cried out for an open-backed bezel.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 17 – Emerald Pendant

Back to the Pantone “Color of the Year” – emerald. The photos don’t do justice to the piece of glass. It has a some opalescence that is very hard to capture. This one is about 2″ long.

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Day 16 – Itty-bitty Pendant 2

  I tried a different approach with this pendant. The piece of glass I used is the triangular one in the middle of the grouping. It’s about an inch on its longest side. I wanted more of a cage effect

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Tad13-16: Homemade Cosmetics

I prefer to put on my skin something nourishing and that I can actually eat. It is very easy to make your own potions, salves, cremes and whatnot. This time I did some honey rubs to nurture the skin. Basic

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Tad13-16: Homemade Cosmetics

I prefer to put on my skin something nourishing and that I can actually eat. It is very easy to make your own potions, salves, cremes and whatnot. This time I did some honey rubs to nurture the skin. Basic

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 14 — Earrings to go with the pendant

Finished pendant, plus a pair of freeform earrings to go with it. 

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Day 13 – A new color palette

Another pendant begun — this one in rose and coppery brown.

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Day 13: More spring trinkets

Trinkets once again. Yesterday I received the bronze and silver bases and I started working on some new spring trinkets. I took the pictures right before baking them (they are made with polymer clay) and when they are ready they’ll

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Day 13: More spring trinkets

Trinkets once again. Yesterday I received the bronze and silver bases and I started working on some new spring trinkets. I took the pictures right before baking them (they are made with polymer clay) and when they are ready they’ll

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Day 12: Chiffon flower and tags

It snowed the entire day, today. Outside it’s quiet and all covered in white as it is only in winter time. I made this chiffon flower today and printed and cut out some round tags for my spring trinkets.

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Day 12: Chiffon flower and tags

It snowed the entire day, today. Outside it’s quiet and all covered in white as it is only in winter time. I made this chiffon flower today and printed and cut out some round tags for my spring trinkets.

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Day 11: Quick&Lovely Wreath

It’s been a very busy Monday, with lots of stuff to do, but fortunately I found the time to put together today’s project: a very easy and quick wreath. I decorated with a ceramic deer, three plastic mushrooms and lace

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Day 11: Quick&Lovely Wreath

It’s been a very busy Monday, with lots of stuff to do, but fortunately I found the time to put together today’s project: a very easy and quick wreath. I decorated with a ceramic deer, three plastic mushrooms and lace

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TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

These socks are knitted from toe up 2 at a time on circular needles. Divide yarn to two skeins Start sock#1 with double pointed needles When you feel you are ready to transfer to circular needles, go ahead and knit

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TAD13-9: 2 at a Time Toe-up Socks Start

These socks are knitted from toe up 2 at a time on circular needles. Divide yarn to two skeins Start sock#1 with double pointed needles When you feel you are ready to transfer to circular needles, go ahead and knit

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TAD13-8: Zombie Media Soft Speakers

This project was inspired by Instructables Duct Tape Speakers. Mine were made out of copper wire, magnet, broken headphones, conductive felt. It doesn’t sound very loud, it just produce tiny noise, probably because my magnet is not very powerful.   

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TAD13-8: Zombie Media Soft Speakers

This project was inspired by Instructables Duct Tape Speakers. Mine were made out of copper wire, magnet, broken headphones, conductive felt. It doesn’t sound very loud, it just produce tiny noise, probably because my magnet is not very powerful.   

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Day 8: Pretty earrings

Today I made earrings. They are my number one favorite piece of jewelry. Actually, I never leave the house without wearing a pair of earrings. I do own a lot of them, mostly handmade and it’s one of those items

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Day 8: Pretty earrings

Today I made earrings. They are my number one favorite piece of jewelry. Actually, I never leave the house without wearing a pair of earrings. I do own a lot of them, mostly handmade and it’s one of those items