Saturday, November 2, 2013

10 Characteristics of Scandinavian Interior

Studio apartment in Linnéstaden with balcony
image via homdit

I have been so inspired with all the Scandinavian styled homes. I love the simplicity of it and the excessive white and grey colours that are usually the theme in these styled home. Just can't help but to delve myself into the photos and feel the comfort of being in one of these homes. The 10 characteristics of Scandinavian homes that I noticed are...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What on Earth? Giant Crochet Hook!

Embarrass to say, but this is the first time I see a crochet hook this big when I was browsing through a haberdashery shop overseas. Was so amazed I just got to get this one back home as...

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Crochet Shopping Mesh Bag and Tips on Adding Picot Stitch

Howsanne handmade crochet 100% cotton bag

I was having one of those days, where I just need to pick up the hook, pick up some yellow cotton yarn from the stash and crochet something. I was looking through some crochet books to get some ideas and this is the bag I decided to make.

Turns out quite pretty, the bag actually stretches out quite a lot, expandable especially when... 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

5 Ideas To Do With DYMO Labels

Organize your bottles

Here is my DYMO labelled shampoo and conditioner. I am recycling and reusing bottles from previous usage, so, good for me for being environmental friendly. Removing the previous original labels was another story all together. Maybe in future, I will write a post on how I remove unwanted labels.

Well, I found a vintage DYMO maker in my parents place. Could not believe that they still kept it, probably it has been more than 20 years. So what I did was...

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Crochet Top Handle Bag

Malaysia Handmade Crochet Bag

Latest project done, hot pink crochet top handle bag. I have probably spent hundred of hours making this bag, thinking, planning and slowly crafting it into one of the best creation I have ever made so far.

I was actually so inspired by Dolce and Gabbana Miss Sicily bag, that I just have to make a top handle bag. I remembered thinking, as quoted by Pablo Picasso...

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Crochet Sofa Pillow Cover Decor

Throw Pillow Decor

I have done another home project, that is crocheting a sofa pillow cover decor. Crocheting thin black crochet thread is never easy. I have to sit by the window, or have a bright light on my work, to keep me going without having to guess which stitch to put my hook into. I understand now why most crocheters avoid crocheting black at all times. Haha. But the result of a black crochet is always timeless and beautiful. Click 'read more' for more photos...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Crochet Pattern: Simple Basket

Free Handmade Crochet Basket Pattern

These are some of my little trinkets in a simple crochet basket. Crochet basket are so easy to make. So many likes and repins in Pinterest of this photo from this post, motivate me to write a free simple pattern for any of you who are interested in crocheting one. Read more for the pattern...

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Crochet Basic Stitches

Free crochet tutorial, diagrams, symbols and abbreviations for beginners

I have decided to take some time to compile a list of all the basic crochet stitches along with its symbols and abbreviation all in one page. I have also included a simple drawing for those who are interested to learn crochet. You can find the Crochet Stitches guide on the top bar of this site. I hope it helps, love to hear your feedback.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Octahedron Origami

DIY paper craft

Origami paper. I didn't want to make the usual paper bird, which I love to make by the way. So last night, I searched for what I can do with the stack of colourful origami paper I bought many months ago. This is what I found...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Crochet Lampshade

Handmade Lampshade

When I think back on all the projects I have done, there is one that always came into my mind. It is this crocheted lampshade I made for a friend as a wedding gift (lampshade is bought from IKEA and I made a crochet piece to fit over it). This is what I did...

Monday, February 4, 2013

DIY Simple Heart Art on Wall, 3 Easy Steps

Quirky bedroom

I made this heart shape on my bedroom wall. Nice? Made by cutting kraft paper sticky roll into little squares and sticking it on the wall. Alternatively, you can use sticky notes, which I think would be better, because the one I used, stick rather strongly and made removing harder; warning may remove wall paint. So...

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