Thursday, December 16, 2010

Holiday Treats

Oh yes, it's the season for shopping, shopping, shopping! But why is it that I feel a lot better giving out gifts I made by myself? It's not cheaper than store-bought gifts, but it sure darn feels more special. This holiday season, yummy lemon curd is my holiday/thank you gift to friends.

This easy-to-make lemon curd is so simple and super delicious, it's genius. I modified an recipe and published it here.

Surprise your loved ones with something you made with your own two hands. Happy holidays, all!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Must Love Dogs

No special effects, no elaborate costumes -- just some dogs, ikea stuff and a bunch of creative minds.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

You Can't Hear The Clock Ticking

It's been ages since I last used my Gocco. I had this terrible drought of ideas and the very thought of Gocco-ing the paltry designs in my head didn't seem worth the trouble.

Good thing a friend's birthday came so I just had to make her something since she's the type who values and appreciates most things handmade and straight from the heart :) I made her some notecards with a line from one of Jens Lekman's songs, Gocco-ed on pale pink cards with white ink:

every heartbeat...

all doilied up

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Too Cute for Words

by Maya Rota Klein

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What If, Indeed?

Astounding stuff:

Taking Things Too Far

photo from inhabitots

That, my dear and mellow readers, is a bear made out of placenta.  And a handmade one too.

I really don't know what else to say.

Check this out for other fun things you can do with placenta.  Ummm, enjoy!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Notebook Fever

I really, really like notebooks and I have a modest stash in my house of filled, partially filled, empty and still shrink-wrapped notebooks waiting to be browsed, admired or written on by me.

I have this tendency to skip from one notebook to another, however, I'm currently curbing that because, hey, save the earth and finish all the paper in the notebook, right?

But then, I saw these pages:

Marc Thomasset's Inspiration Pad from here

And I know that life will never be the same again.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Handmade Wedding

Aaah, it's June once again and the smell of wedding bouquets is in the air. I stumbled upon this amazing DIY wedding brimming with spring and greens and everything lovely.

a carefree boutonniere

a nest of seed-y favors

personalised neckties

the unicorn and the fox

wedding guest i.d.s

More photos over at design*sponge.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Making Mochi

Some cool beans right here:

It's forbidden to lose your rhythm -- sadly, losing rhythm happens to me all the time :P

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lacey Lamps

I was stunned when I saw these handcrafted lacey lamps:

From Designsponge

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Brilliant Brooch Bouquets

Oooh, I swooned when I saw these lovely brooch bouquets. I wish I'd seen them before my wedding -- I would've totally made something like them.

These and plenty more lovelies over at Amy Atlas' blog.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Help me, I'm sluggish in both body and mind.