I have a couple of bags of fabric scraps from the previous projects. They are too small to make something and too pretty to throw away. Whenever I have a time to sit down, I arrange all the little pieces as a big puzzle. I would like to share how to upcyle your tiny fabric scraps into “crazy quilt” kind all purpose mats. I try to use neutral color lining so I can use both way depends on the ocassion. HOW TO MAKE: You need: fusible interfacing, fabric scraps, lining Cut the fusible interfacing size of you desire.Read More →
It’s another beautiful Friday. Kids and hubby went where they belong to and I am enjoying this calm morning. Today I would like to share my upcycled jean bag idea. I made 4 crossbody bags for my 3 girls and myself. Other bags I made them before were forgotten but this jean bag has been loved still. (the amount of time and effort really doesn’t matter for the receivers. They only care “the look.” *wink*) Step1. Cut your jean as the picture shown and decorate with colorful fabric stashes. Step2.Iron fusible batting on the wrong side of the jean. Step3.CutRead More →
These are two yogurts my daughter got the other day. These are harder than “Activia” container. I have a feeling that I am going to be busy shopping “expensive” yogurts from now on. If you’re a crafter, organizing work station is always No.1 duty. My little container reuse idea was a success I proudly recommend. (F.Y.I.,Activia container was a bit too light and weak.) How easy is it! First, I applied a layer of gesso. Second, I colored one thin coat of white acrylic paint and then back to washing the dishes.(To wait for the paint to dry) Then come back to color another layerRead More →
Every morning I try to take a walk for at least 30minutes. This morning I had a nice walk to the local market, Vons holding my two daughters’ hands. I let them choose whatever they want. 8 year old Chloe got a chocolate muffin and 4 year old Claire just copied her sister. I got some bagels and a bag of cherries and my girls ran down to the diary section. Little one chose 4 packs of Activia yogurts and Chloe got 2 extra expensive yogurts for herself and big sis at home. After we finish the breakfast, I was busy dressing up yogurt containerRead 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.
Happy Saturday! Today I want to share my up-cycle idea. It takes less than 30minutes to make this whimsical can flower vase and you will love it forever!