Summer Popsicle Party

Timeless Treasures popsicle fabric

Timeless Treasures popsicle fabric

It becomes a yearly tradition to have a later-summer party with the family. We will have a popsicle party at the pool to cool off this summer. 


Yay! Freezing up some ice fruity treats, tossing together some picnic-friendly sandwiches and salads.


I also ordered a Japanese DIY clay kit to make cute ice-cream and popsicle charms for the kids.


Can’t wait for the party!


15 homemade popsicle recipes on gigglesgalore.net

15 homemade popsicle recipes on gigglesgalore.net

ice fruity popsicle treats on karaspartyideas.blogspot.com

ice fruity popsicle treats on karaspartyideas.blogspot.com


herb infused ice cubes recipe on gigglesgalore.net

herb infused ice cubes recipe on gigglesgalore.net

popsicle fabic bunting tutorial on 1hungryhippie.blogspot.com

popsicle fabic bunting tutorial on 1hungryhippie.blogspot.com

free printable popsicle invitation on freeprettyprintables.com

free printable popsicle invitation on freeprettyprintables.com


DIY Japanese popsicle clay charm kit

DIY Japanese popsicle clay charm kit

cute Timeless Treasures popsicles fabric

cute Timeless Treasures popsicles fabric

Robert Kaufman dessert party fabric

Robert Kaufman dessert party fabric




Back to School: Washi Tape Pencils Tutorial

Timeless Treasures crayons fabric

Timeless Treasures crayons fabric

The kids were happy with the decorated pencils with washi tapes I made last year and they are excited about decorating on their own!


Bought these rolls of washi tape from Modes4u and also the cute brown bear (called Rilakkuma) is from their new San-X characters washi tape collection.


washi tapes from Modes4u

washi tapes from Modes4u

Rilakkuma washi tapes

Rilakkuma washi tapes

It costs around $1.50 for buying a Rilakkuma imprinted pencil, but only a few cents to make your own and it’s so simple that the kids can make!


measure the length of the pencil

measure the length of the pencil

cut the same length of washi tape

cut the same length of washi tape

wrap the pencil carefully and trim the excess washi tape

wrap the pencil carefully and trim the excess washi tape


Washi Tape Silhouette for Mother’s Day

Little Red Riding Hood fabric from Kokka Japan

Little Red Riding Hood fabric from Kokka Japan

I have found this step-by-step washi tape silhouette tutorial that would be great idea for Mother’s Day with the children.


It’s also adorable to frame the silhouettes of each family member for the hall gallery!


Washi Tape Silhouette Tutorial on Modes4U blog

Washi Tape Silhouette Tutorial on Modes4U blog

Framed Washi Tape Silhouette

Framed Washi Tape Silhouette

Free Printable Mother's Day Gift Tag

Free Printable Mother's Day Gift Tag



Christmas Fun for Kids

chocolate fabric by Timeless Treasures

chocolate fabric by Timeless Treasures

Hey Kids! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Add some fun to the Christmas holiday season with some simple but fun activities.


Christmas candy in a jar on birdiebluesky.blogspot.com

Christmas candy in a jar on birdiebluesky.blogspot.com

chocolate marshmallow Christmas reindeer on makenmold.com

chocolate marshmallow Christmas reindeer on makenmold.com

chocolate bar Christmas reindeer

chocolate bar Christmas reindeer

snowman marshmallow on dukesandduchesses.com

snowman marshmallow on dukesandduchesses.com

oreo snowman on theidearoom.net

oreo snowman on theidearoom.net


Christmas reindeer chocolate ball on lisastorms.typepad.com

Christmas reindeer chocolate ball on lisastorms.typepad.com

snowmen gum

snowmen gum


 



Wish you all have a heartwarming Christmas with your family!

cute Christmas figures from Modes4U

cute Christmas figures from Modes4U





Christmas Advent Calendar

Michael Miller fabric

Michael Miller fabric

Tomorrow is 1st December, time for counting down to Christmas!


My kids really like the fun way of advent calendar to count down the 25 days leading up to Christmas, especially when they find something surprised.


Christmas advent calendar can be a big year-long project, but also can be made very easily.

1) Simple, lovely and reusable with washi tapes on clothes pins. Clip the little treats up each day.


Christmas Advent Calendar of washi tape clothes pins on thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com

Christmas Advent Calendar of washi tape clothes pins on thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com


 


2) Advent calendar in a jar with many mini matchboxes. Decorate them nicely with wrapping paper or washi tapes.


Christmas Advent Calendar in a jar on justagirlblog.com

Christmas Advent Calendar in a jar on justagirlblog.com


 


3) Tin magnetic advent calendar . The circular magnetic tins can be found in IKEA and reusable for storing herbs and spices, or you can use a mini muffin tin instead.


Christmas Advent Calendar in circular metal tins on mirandawalker.blogspot.com

Christmas Advent Calendar in circular metal tins on mirandawalker.blogspot.com

Christmas Advent Calendar in a mini muffin tin on hookedandhappy.com

Christmas Advent Calendar in a mini muffin tin on hookedandhappy.com



 


4) Bunting advent calendar. It looks like festive holiday bunting and good use for your leftover fabric scraps!


Christmas Advent Calendar bunting on tipjunkie.com

Christmas Advent Calendar bunting on tipjunkie.com


 


Christmas Joy is incomplete without crafting fun!



Cute Lego Sewing Machine

Kokka retro fabric with sewing machine

Kokka retro fabric with sewing machine



How cool it is to own a Lego sewing machine even if you don’t sew at all!


I just came across the original Lego sewing machine tutorial on suchitysuch.blogspot.ca, but the little machine already turns into hundreds of  “brands” and more “features” like computer keypads, feed dogs, threading space.


So only a motor is missing…


original Lego Bernina sewing machine on suchitysuch.blogspot.ca

original Lego Bernina sewing machine on suchitysuch.blogspot.ca

Cute Lego Elna Pro Quilting Queen sewing machine

Cute Lego Elna Pro Quilting Queen sewing machine

Lego sewing machine with  computer keypad, feed dogs and threading space on quiltmaker.com

Lego sewing machine with computer keypad, feed dogs and threading space on quiltmaker.com

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DIY: Cute Fabric Band-Aids

Echino glasses canvas fabric from Japan

Echino glasses canvas fabric from Japan



Isn’t it a fabulous idea to make your own cute band-aids using fabric scraps in 3 quick steps? (Tutorial from thepinkcouch.blogspot.com)


Materials
- Glue
- Fabric adhesive band-aids
- Fabric scraps



3 Quick Steps
1. Unwrap the bandaids from package and place 3 glue dots on the top of the bandaid
2. Add a small piece of fabric or ribbon on top.
3. Trim the excess fabric off from around the edges of the bandaid.



Cute Fabric Band-Aids Tutorial on thepinkcouch.blogspot.com

Cute Fabric Band-Aids Tutorial on thepinkcouch.blogspot.com

Cute Fabric Band-Aids on craftandcreativity.com

Cute Fabric Band-Aids on craftandcreativity.com

Cute Fabric Band-Aids on themoodyfashionista.blogspot.com

Cute Fabric Band-Aids on themoodyfashionista.blogspot.com



I will make the band-aids with all my fabric scraps! 



Lovely cats on my knees? (Cosmo fabric)

Lovely cats on my knees? (Cosmo fabric)

Colorful is wonderful! (Kokka butterfly fabric)

Colorful is wonderful! (Kokka butterfly fabric)

Unmissible polka dots collection! (Echino fabric from Japan)

Unmissible polka dots collection! (Echino fabric from Japan)

DIY Crafts: Decorating Easter Eggs & Egg Carton Organizer

Birds Fabric by Robert Kaufman

Birds Fabric by Robert Kaufman

Eggs are the central element of Easter; decorating your own Easter eggs make it more fun and festive!


decorating Easter eggs

decorating Easter eggs

Decorating eggs isn’t that hard, you can find the egg dyeing basics at marthastewart.com


Remember to take out the york before dyeing to keep the eggs last longer.


marthastewart.com also suggests 61 ways to decorate the eggs, what can you add more?


After dyeing the eggs, you can also turn the egg carton to a pretty egg carton organizer!


egg carton ribbon organizer

egg carton ribbon organizer

egg carton organizer

egg carton organizer

Here I found some cute bunny masking tapes for Easter decoration!


bunny decorative masking tape set

bunny decorative masking tape set

bunny decorative masking tape set

bunny decorative masking tape set

DIY Craft: Cute and Easy Valentine Gifts

kawaii heart-strawberries fabric by Robert Kaufman

kawaii heart-strawberries fabric by Robert Kaufman



13 days until Valentine’s Day! Have you prepared or planned anything for your partner yet?


As my hubby is a geekologist (he prefers this term which sounds more professional) and also a big Apple fan, I am going to surprise him with a pretty cool, real-like iPod this year. It’s so much fun and cute craft that you can even make with your kids for Valentine’s Day! (Tutorial on fullofbliss.typepad.com)



DIY Craft: iLove valentine gift (from fullofbliss.typepad.com)

DIY Craft: iLove valentine gift (from fullofbliss.typepad.com)


DIY Craft: iLove valentine gift (from fullofbliss.typepad.com)

DIY Craft: iLove valentine gift (from fullofbliss.typepad.com)




I have also found some other simple but brilliant valentine geeky ideas to share with you.



You got me: A Space Invaders Valentine

You got me: A Space Invaders Valentine

Valentine Treats: You're Just My Type

Valentine Treats: You're Just My Type


Naturally Sweet DIY Valentine

Naturally Sweet DIY Valentine

Valentine's Visions: Rolo Wraps

Valentine's Visions: Rolo Wraps


Happy Valentine’s Day!