Archive | January, 2013

DIY Summer Tote Bag

21 Jan

Today is my Mum’s birthday. For the past 2 weekends, I’ve been rushing to make this tote bag for her. I love the fabric, it has a very fresh, summery feel, and it’s in her favourite colour, green. It happens to be my favourite colour too. Like mother, like daughter. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Art Jamming: Purple Dream

21 Jan

Chinese New Year is around the corner and it’s tradition to buy new clothes, shoes, bedsheets etc. for the new year. Of course, this is a good excuse for me to do my shopping! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve bought a set of purple bedsheets and realised that my Starry Night painting does not go with the new bedsheets. So, I’ve decided to do a new painting to go with my new sheets. I know that’s very vain of me but it’s a pretty good excuse to do some painting too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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DIY iPhone Case

4 Jan

Still in the DIY mood, I’ve personalised a clear iPhone 4S case for a friend.

DIY iPhone caseMaterials used:

  • Clear iPhone case
  • Stock paper
  • Decoupage glue
  • Glaze
  • Jewellery seal/rhinestones
  • Scissors
  • Sponge brush
  • Pen

Steps:

1. Place the clear case on the stock paper and trace the outline of the case onto the paper.

2. Cut out the shape that was traced out. Trim to fit the case.

3. Cut out an opening for the camera lens.

4. Apply a layer of decoupage glue onto the inside of the case.

5. Place the paper onto the case,ย the part with the picture facing the glue layer.

6. When the glue has dried, apply 3 more layers of glue to the back of the paper, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next one.

7. Apply a layer of glaze over the back of the paper. Allow to dry.

8. Add some jewellery seal or rhinestones to decorate.

Here’s a video to show a step-by-step guide! ๐Ÿ™‚

A Word A Week Photo Challenge โ€“ Glitter

1 Jan

A Word A Week Challenge is hosted by Skinnywench from A Word in Your Ear. The challenge is to post a photograph, drawing, poem, story, quote, thought โ€“ whatever the genre you like best to describe of what that word means to you.. And this weekโ€™s theme is Glitter.

When I saw the theme, the first thing that came into my mind is the idiom/quote from Shakespear’s Merchant of Venice, “All that glitters is not gold; Often have you heard that told.” So, I’ve decided that my entry should have something to do with this line and I’ve finally made up my mind to compose my very first Haiku poem!

A Spring Afternoon

sun on the river
all that glitters is not gold
pink cherry blossoms

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How to write a Haiku:

http://www.creative-writing-now.com/how-to-write-a-haiku.html