Sometimes, my husband Alex brings a box of doughnut when he happens to pass by our favorite doughnut shop. A sugar coated twist is my favorite and a chocolate covered confetti is my girls’ favorite. One day, that pink doughnut box looked pretty charming for my crafty eye. I cut the box 2″ x 4″ and started to sew with my fabric stashes.     On some tags, I stitched and sew a colorful button by hand and on the others, I doodle with white jelly pen. Stamped messages was the perfect combination.     I truly enjoy the process and was happyRead More →

Yesterday we went to Jamba Juice and enjoyed their smoothies and sugar waffles. Each waffle were served in a brown bag. I liked it’s double wrapping and color. Those bags were too good to be trashed. As soon as I got home, I kept thinking what shouldl I do with this free treasures. Something free always boost your creation. 🙂 1.Gather clean brown paper bags. If you’re a home baker like me, brown bag itself is very handy when you  share oven fresh bread with your neighbor. 2.Since I didn’t have any old books to tear, I printed out my favorite essay on a plainRead More →

I save almost everything; fabric scraps, paper pieces, old magazines, old clothes……therefore organization is always no.1 on my to-do list. Yesterday I decided not to make anything (in other words, not to make any mess.) and start cleaning. As I wiped out my work station, I remembered these bottle stamp images I watercolored long ago. You can imagine me making this card, already forgetting about my earlier decision and make a mess again.   step1. Stamp bottle image on watercolor paper.   2.Watercolor  with a big brush using generous amount of water. Do not brush over and over. Once you color, that’s it. Don’t  tryRead More →