Wednesday, December 23, 2009

I'm dreaming of a white christmas

Nothing more elegant than a simple white Christmas and looking at these gave me the peace of mind. Have a great, save and happy holiday everyone :)

Snowflake bulb by Lorikay

Snowflake ornament by Iwanabe

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Dreamy Beautiful

Here is more beautiful and dreamy gift pick inspiration for the week. Hope you love them all. My personal favourite is the giraffe amigurumi but too bad I just can't pick but those crochetting skill.

1. Typewrite Necklace by CuteAbility
2. Vintage Rose hairpin by pastelpetals
3. Dreamy Giraffe Amigurumi pattern by reeneegurumi
4. Candy Bird Photography Print by jenseverydaymoments
5. White Lace Blooming Popup Card by crankbunny
6.Strut, woodcut by mLee
7. Let's Hug print by belleandboo
8. Opulent Artisan textile cuff by Decadence2
9. Spirograph Necklace by mamaslittlebabies

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Win a 2010 Calender from Cabin+Cub

2010 Cabin+Cub Desk Calender

This is a really memorable and meaningful giveaway before the year ends, a 2010 Cabin+Cub Desk Calender. To enter, you have to tell which month you want to be and what costume you will wear to pose in a calender. Hmm...I want to be little red riding hood. Or Alice in Wonderland? Maybe little Tinkerbell.

Go to Cabin+Cub's blog to enter now!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Interview : BeaniPet

Crafter : Jun (BeaniPet)
Country : Malaysia
Blog :
Shop :

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
You can call me Jun and I'm a dreamer. I like to share my thoughts with people and I love to create things that makes me and people happy ^ . ^ I'm very down to earth and love to go hunt for great desserts XD I think of myself as a pandabear - dreamer, peaceful, caring and simple.

2. What is art/craft for you?
hmm... art and craft is life, you, people and love. Food can be art and it can be just food and life. A hairstyle is you and art and just a hairstyle. I think everything that evolves around us is art and craft and life. We just have to slow down to appreciate things. ^ . ^

3. What is your favourite craft?
I've got no favourite. Coz to me everything is art and craft. If I have to choose it'll be my Beanies. Seldom see a pillow that comes with ears, eyes, nose and pocket. ^ . ^

4. Other than crafting, what do you usually like to do for fun/relax?
I like to go dinner with my friends and we usually go restaurent hunting to find great food and great dessert places ^. ^ I too love to go to the movies and I love to go to the bookstore~ to see illustration, cook and sewing books and find reading novels too! Oh yah... I also like to cook when i'm not sewing^ . ^

5. Can you brief us a little about your daily schedule?
0800am - Wake up and do my usual morning stuff
0830am - Breakfast, I love to have great breakfast~ sometimes will go out to my garden and take a morning stroll to get some morning vitamin D XD
0900am - On my computer and start answering emails, checking blogs and internet stuff... (have to restrain myself to maximum 2 hours but I'm trying to make it a 1 hour timing)
1030am - start cutting cloth and usually I've already picked my cloth last night when doodling on what I'll sew today.
1100am - sew sew sew
Lunch break when I'm hungry and will surf the net awhile and at days I'll get loads of email so I'll answer them too..
0300pm - continue to sew till evening ^. ^
0700pm - go out buy dinner home for family and sometimes when i cook I'll stop work at 530pm to work on my dinner cooking.
- sewing ends and i'll go do other stuff like movie/tv/books/doodle my next creation and sometimes online to list a Beanie -

6. Are you a full time crafter?
Yes since September 2009! Very happy so far ^ . ^ BeaniPet started in Oct 2008 and I went into BeaniPet full time in Sept 2009

7. What or who inspire you?
What inspires me - life and people. I get loads of inspiration form the things around me. Music/movies/books/cafe/cake/pets/internet/blogs/people i meet/ life...EVERYTHING!
Who inspires me - Wow... A lot... My dad always asking me to deliver quality and work hard and i hold on to his advise in my heart. Loads of artist and author out there who inspires me... gonna pick one of my favourite~ Roald Dahl who believe in dreams and dreamers, chasing their dreams to make it come true yet unbelievably magical.

Kiirey thanks Jun for such inspiring sharings.:)
Happy Crafting~~

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

10 Ways to Have a Green Christmas

Let's go for a green Christmas this year, and every other years. How?
Here's some fun ideas:

1. Learn how to make a re-usable, recycleble gift wrapper.
Eco-friendly gift pouch tutorial from Zakkalife.

2. Make your own hanging ornaments.
Red handmade ornament from Create Studio

3. Make your own Christmas tree.
White handmade Christmas tree by Dottie Angel

4. Recycle your old sweater and make them into gift stockings.
Recycled sweater stocking by handmadepretties

5. Give a card made from recycled paper, or even better, make your own card.
Snowflake eco-card by NaturesCubbyhole

6. No paper bags, no plastic bags. Use fabric bag.
Bring those food around with evelynfields lunch bags

7. Print your own gift tags and labels
Free printable gift tags at Giverslog

8. Give organic gift. You'll be surprise that there are a lot of organic varieties.
Handmade CandyCanes soap by Corabela

9. Spare the turkey. This is difficult, I know but at least try this superb recipe.
Vegan Turkey Roast by Chef Brian P. McCarthy

10. Give a tree. Or...give a seed. :)
Delay no more, Plant Now.

Enjoy preparing for a green Christmas. :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

What I bought on the Internet?

Of all the many interesting and beautiful things I found over the world wide web, I can't resist but shop online once a while. In fact, I am getting hooked on online shopping. Even though I can't feel, touch, smell and/or flip through them but curiosity really kills me and my imagination runs wild with just looking at the pictures.

So this was what my addiction leads to....

Stolen Sharpie Revolution 2 a DIY Guide to Zines and Zine Culture by brainscan

This zine is so fun and cool, even though it's more like a book with ISBN and published properly like any other book but I still feel like reading a zine. Every page of this books are as if typed, sharpied and xerox-ed. And the most fun part of all, it's a complete guide to start writing a zine, something which I wanted to do for a long time but never had time for it. But whenever I want to start writing a zine, I will have this guide with me!

Zeropumpkin family stickers by zeropumpkin

Stickers!!! I don't need them but why do I buy them? I don't know, I just feel I must have them.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Elin Thomas Giveaway

From now on I am going to share with everyone the great shop/blog giveaways I found, even though more peeps know about it and join the contest means less chance for me to win but it's ok, beautiful things are for all to fight for.
And that's the purpose of this blog anyway, to share all the beautiful things I found on the world wide web. :)

A piece of crochet couture jewelry in fushcia and orange combo by Elin Thomas

Win the irresistible 2010 spring color combo by following her blog or subscribe to her newsletter by sending her an email. Don't fret if you didn't win this masterpiece, check out her shop for more colour crazy creation.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Stocking Stuffer Gift Pick : Below $10

It's still not too late for picking up some beautiful and affordable stocking stuffer. I'm going start with gift pick below $10. Stay tune for more great gift picks for the next following days. :)

1. Felt Strawberry Lemon Pudding Playfood, $4.40 by Jainabee
2. Pink and Green Argyle Wine Bottle Gift Bag, $8 by hmmmbymel
3. Starfish Tawashi Scrubber Set of 2, $7 by
4. Four Snowsuit Baby Ornament, $8.50 by MiniMonster

5. Christmas Cupcake pendant, $4 by
6. Sapphire Hair Posy, $6.50 by
7. Appeltje pin, $8 by
8. Bodhi Leaves Fridge Magnet Gift Set, $9 by
9. Vintage Visitting Angel pendant necklace, $9 by