Pay it Forward (Project Number 2)


This is my attempt to complete the project I endeavoured to pursue at the beginning of this year. (I know. It is moving sloooowly, but you know…at least it is moving. hehe)

The first one I made was for her older sister.

Pocahontas-look alike Necklace

Pocahontas-look alike Necklace

The Facebook post goes like this: “The first five people to comment on this status (and by extension, send their home address in my Message inbox ^^,) will receive a small surprise from me in the next year (a gift card, piece of art, something homemade, delicious treats, etc.) whatever I think would suit you! There won’t be a warning and it will happen without notice and whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer in their Facebook status. Keep paying it forward and spread the cheer. Oh, and “likes” don’t count–you must comment!”

I hope you like this!

I hope my Pay-it- Forward receiver likes this!

So, 2 down…
3 more to go.
This is for you Sarah (=
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D.I.Y Whimsical Wedding Headpieces


Ten months ago, I married the most wonderful man I could ever have! And while I have to agree that wedding prep is super exciting and is so much fun, I must also admit that it takes a bit of time, has a lot of work involved and can be hefty on your wallet.

And so, I made a decision to make most of our wedding stuff handmade.

It wasn’t the easiest route, but all the details, the personalized ambiance and the emotional connection that you and your guests will feel before, during and years after the wedding ceremony is over; that is priceless!

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My model-material bridesmaid in her Element.

As a countdown to May 4th,2013 I am going to devote this blogpost to share our small, simple Seaside themed-Wedding.

My hope is to inspire all women and all bride-to-bes when their special day comes as well as to convince everyone that it is possible to maximize your small budget and not compromise the quality of your wedding day. (=

Okay, let’s get started. One of the favorite wedding projects I have done is our headpieces.

This is not as hard as you might think. The trick is to have a solid vision of what you want, how you want it to look and where to get your materials.

Materials:

Grapevine wreath (available at craft stores like Michael’s)

a variety of seashells

Mini plastic pearl beads/ garland

teal ribbons

tulle flowers

hot glue gun

glue sticks

raffia

Directions:

1.Measure the head circumference of your bridesmaids, flower girls by putting the grapevine 2 or 3x around their heads.

2. Sketch a picture of how you want all your shells/ ribbons/ starfishes to be laid out. In here, the secret is to be creative. You want your pieces to look just right. Not lopsided or over the top. Balance is key.556105_3350770921260_1101257503_n

3. Using the hot glue, secure all your pieces together, holding it firmly after about 30 seconds.

4. Glue one end of the pearl garland at the front right. Coil twice and secure with a dab of glue gun.

5. Repeat Step 4 twice until you have a cascading pearl garland on both sides and at the back of the grapevine wreath.

6. Try it with your girls and adjust the wreath if necessary.

7. Store in such a way that it won’t get squished. In my case, I placed it in a ginormous green cookie jar. (=

They look like sea nymphs!

They look like sea nymphs!

Side view of the cascading pearls at the back.

Side view of the cascading pearls at the back.

Lovely Megan

Lovely Megan

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Aren’t they lovely?! (=

If you were to be asked…


What does this word mean to you?

In a word or two, what does art mean to you?

For me… it is my sanctuary.

It’s the place where I can freely explore and produce a small and simple masterpiece.

The mere thought of it, makes my eyes “twinkle” and I feel that sudden rush to create something, mix-and-match an array of colors and just enjoy the creative potential our God generously bestowed upon us.

How about you? What comes to your mind when you hear (or see) the word “art”?

Pay it Forward


This is my attempt to complete the project I endeavoured to pursue at the beginning of this year.

Finished product!

Finished product!

The Facebook post goes like this: “The first five people to comment on this status (and by extension, send their home address in my Message inbox ^^,) will receive a small surprise from me in the next year (a gift card, piece of art, something homemade, delicious treats, etc.) whatever I think would suit you! There won’t be a warning and it will happen without notice and whenever the mood strikes me. The catch? Those five people must make the same offer in their Facebook status. Keep paying it forward and spread the cheer. Oh, and “likes” don’t count–you must comment! ^^,

The Ninja Turtle Necklace

The Ninja Turtle Necklace

So, 1 down…
4 to go.
This is for you Casey (=

Wildflower Power


Her hands are numb, mind so drained to even cook dinner, and her whole body sore to death.

This “small and beautiful” project happened after a spiritually charged and uplifting conversation with my Mama.

After a hard day’s work, a new creative pursuit sparked in us.

With eagerness and anticipation, we will take it one step at a time. Right Ma? (=

Multi-purpose Danglers to perk you up whenever you feel down

Multi-purpose Danglers to perk you up whenever you feel down

You can use it as a bookmark, a belt accesory or a key chain maybe? ^^,

You can use it as a bookmark, a belt accesory or a key chain maybe? ^^,

Jewelry Making-Reviving the Old Hobby


Before I became linked to those “crochet” chains, I started with a bead. Then some twisting, and then a lot of color and textural combinations. Soon enough, it became a part of my life.
So…necklaces, beads, yarns… why do I love making you?!

Handmade Seashell Necklace

Handmade Seashell Necklace

I wonder if any bloggers had that “same question” lingering in their minds before?

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