Friday, February 28, 2014

Freebie: Mickey & Minnie Yogurt Pot Dolls

I've been having this dilemma. We have too many yogurt pots by the sink!

So today we made full use of a couple of pots and turned them into Mickey and Minnie Yo-Pots (haha...I crack myself up). Click the download button below for your own Mickey and Minnie Yo-Pot Dolls!

You'll just need a couple of yogurt pots, a colored printer (or black and white will do since Mickey and Minnie are mostly in b&w, except for her bow), scissors and glue. Acrylic paint is optional of course.

An easy, simple and a quick way to entertain that little toddler of yours. I'll probably make a few more soon, keep an eye out by subscribing!

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Cross stitch buttons + Free Pattern

Saw this tutorial on My Poppet and thought it would be so cool to cross stitch little buttons for Aidi's travel bag.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embroidery Project Bag Tutorial and Pattern

Weee...time for another tutorial!

I was pretty much inspired by an Instagram acquaintance @treadofhearts who made a project bag to put all her cross stitching stuff. I fell in love with the idea, made a bag with an embroidery panel to later stitch a design on and decided to share my work process. Change the measurements a bit and it can even work as an easy Ipad soft case.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo

This little earless blue cat is a childhood cartoon. Hubby and I both grew up watching him take out magical inventions from a pocket on his tummy since we were little and we Aidi got excited when we bought the tickets from Mydeal for this 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets Expo.

Friday, February 14, 2014

DIY Cloth Blocks Tutorial

This was actually one of those mistakes-turned-great kinda projects. I wanted to make unique cube Batu Serembans (or five stones) to play with but ended up making them a little bit bigger than expected. But Aidi and I had so much fun with these that I just had to share them.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cross stitch supplies in Malaysia

Where do I get my cross stitch supplies? I normally get them at Haby and Wool in Ampang Park which is situated on the 2nd floor of the complex, but I made a mistake by visiting it during the Chinese New Year holiday this year. They were already away for the long weekend celebration, so I made a detour and decided to check out the new Klim Craft in Ampang Point.

It's a crafters' haven! Once I got there, I asked the staff if they sold DMC thread and she showed me this embroidery thread tower. I nearly fainted! They even had the metallic floss and other special DMC thread.

Only downside to it is they have limited aida cloth selection but it only costs RM20 for half a meter of DMC 14ct off white aida cloth. Glad I got all the colors for my Once Upon a Time sampler.

Here's a little compilation of craft shops selling cross stitch supplies, in case I'd you need them:

Klim Craft
Ampang Point Shopping Mall
F11, 1st Floor, Jalan Mamanda 3,
Ampang 68000 Selangor
+603 4260 3386

Haby & Wools
Ampang Park Shopping Centre
3.16, 3.17 Jalan Ampang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+60 3-2161 5346

Knit N Craft Centre
Giant Superstore Bandar Puteri,
1st Floor, Lot S-07,
No.7, Jalan Puteri 1/1,
Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.

Lily Handicraft
G095,1st Floor, Sg Wang Plaza
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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

FREEBIE: Printable Doughnut Floss Organizer

When you're making a yearly sampler, I found out that it's extremely necessary to be organised. I only needed 2 strands of floss for each colour. What do I do with the

Friday, February 7, 2014

DIY Needle Minder Tutorial

Being sick is definitely no fun. But I'm glad to be a part of the cross stitchers' community at #onceuponatimesampler and #thefrostedpumpkinstitchery while I lay in bed feeling sorry for myself. I've gotten much better but am still recuperating. You can see from the photo above I'm still stuck at making little dwarfs from Snow White. They're still eyeless!

While browsing through the hashtags, I've kind of fallen in love with needle minders I've been seeing on cross stitchers' work. They're oh-so pretty and they range from Victorian designs to cute kawaii designs. Would love getting one for myself, but that would mean having to order one all the way from the States or the UK. Postage prices are just getting more expensive nowadays.

So here's a little do-it-yourself Needle Minder tutorial:

You'll need 2 pieces of magnets, a flat bead, tape or double sided tape and scissors.

Simply, tape/double tape the bead to one piece of magnet. You could even hot glue it down!

Now take the other magnet and place it on the other side of your embroidery hoop. The magnets will stick together and mind your needle for you when you need to take a break from stitching to check your stove or even your little boy! How cute is that!

Will be making another needle minder soon. In the meantime, happy stitching!

Much love, 
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