Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Card Making: Christmas Cards

I started making Christmas cards. I was able to have two... Here they are...
Holiday Church
Holiday Tree
 Holiday Angel with Dove
(Note:  This card was originally on a separate post.  I accidentally, deleted it while retrieving the photos.)
Holiday Angel with Rose
(Note:  This card was originally on a separate post.  I accidentally, deleted it while retrieving the photos.)
Supply list: Cuttlebug embossing folders, Cuttlebug die cutter, DCWV patterned mat stack, Moods board, Flamingo board, assorted buttons and trimmings, Zig pen in Gold (given by a friend), Prismacolor colored pencils, markers, adhesives

Thanks for viewing :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Crochet: Afghan Blanket (Motifs)

Glad to have another off yesterday... It was another holiday. In the morning I did the laundry and then after, we went out to do a little shopping with my husband. I was able to find the crochet hooks I've been looking for. At home, I continued working on the crochet motifs for my Afghan Blanket. I got the pattern from Crochet Today! Magazine July/August 2009 Issue and it's also free from their site. Though, I just made use of a different color scheme because I'm making it for my son, I wanted the colors to be vibrant and playful and that the size of my hook is a bit smaller because that was the only biggest hook I had when I started making the motifs. I might add more motifs to achieve the desired size.

Thanks for viewing and happy crafting! :)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Home and Craft: Miggy's Little Corner

My son is now 3 years old and he really is playful. He loves playing with crayons, papers, pencils and the like. Doing ABC's and numbers are his favorites. I decided to make a little corner where he can spend time doing what he loves. The corner is just adjacent to my craft space. Good thing, we bought a convertible feeding high chair. Now, he uses it as his learning desk and chair.
I made a pen holder out of Spam can, wrapped with patterned paper and decorated with embellishments and doodles. I wrote the words Create, Fun, Enjoy and Explore. Then I attached tags with the words Play and Nice. No matter how young he is, I like to inspire him to learn. Then I loaded it with pencils, kid's scissors (which can only cut paper and not his little fingers), erasers, fancy tapes and coloring materials.
I placed everything in a basket bin so he can just dig in for extra fun! (basket bin, fancy tapes and erasers from Saizen)
Here he is enjoying his little corner especially the fancy tapes I bought from Saizen. It's nice to encourage young minds to explore and learn. As for me, it is our bonding time :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dolls: Crocheted Beauties

Having been able to fix my space gave me the chance to relax and enjoy... I'm glad I was able to get back on doing the things I love to do. For today, I would like to show the crocheted outfits I received from fellow doll lovers.
(Left: Blanche "Kiss Me True Blythe" is wearing a Blythe cap I purchased from Yo and the dress was given by her. I let Abbey "ABE custom Blythe" wears the crocheted outfit set made by Ails, which was given away from her previous blog candy, because Abbey is really special)

Blog: Something Went Crazy

Really wierd, but somehow my old blog entries are re-posted... Right now, I'm cleaning it up... My dear friends, if you happen to see a blog of mine previously dated like last year please don't mind it... I'll be deleting them. Sorry for the inconvenience, especially for those who left a comment on the re-posted entry. I think this happened when I made the cross-updates between blogs. Thanks a lot!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another Giveaway: Lovely Hoodies

Another giveaway shared by a friend hosted by The Dainty Squid sponsored by MungoCrafts... This is until November 11, 2010. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun. Here's how... Enjoy! :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Dolls: New Lovelies

Meet Bratz Flower Girlz Nora and Liv Doll Daniela!

Liv Doll Daniela
I couldn't help but to get one of this. What I like about this doll are the eyes and the hair/wig which is changeable. It's like having different dolls in one. This doll have 25 poses but I haven't explored it yet. I promised myself to have only one so I picked the girl that looks like a Filipina.
Bratz Flower Girlz Nora
I was able to buy her from a toy shop in Greenhills. I'm lucky to find her because leading toy shops doesn't sell Bratz now-a-days because the line was halted due to a lawsuit filed againts these lovelies.
Thanks for viewing... For the meantime, back to home cleaning :)

Home: Craft Space Update

My Little Corner
My craft space is limited to just a small corner of our Master's Bedroom. Once in a while I do some cleaning and organizing especially when it's cluttered. A few weeks ago, I started updating my craft space by adding adjustable wall shelves, 5-tier cabinet which was an old-piece from my elder sister and storage boxes and baskets from my favorite once priced shop. The 5-tier cabinet helped a lot because I was able to clear my table from so much clutter. The stuffs in the green basket are the mails and bills that I've sorted and now they are ready for filing, which is first on my work list before I start crafting.
The new adjustable wall shelf - economical and easy to install. Cute storage boxes and baskets I purchased from Saizen.
My Memory Board
It's nice to hang and display a few of my favorite craft projects for inspiration.

My next target is our Dining and Laundry Area.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Candies by a Friend

Dear friends, my friend is having two candies in her blogs, one for paper craft lovers and the other one is for Blythe doll lovers. You may visit her blogs, cutifymyworld and cutifymyblythe, for more...


Credits: lovely images by Ails

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hello dear friends!

It's been a while... I have a hectic schedule - with family, home chores and work. I did small craft projects for a little fun but I haven't blog about it because my mind is really preoccupied. My only rest is to browse and play with my FB friends, hehehe, at least I have a little social life... But still I'm looking forward on making a lot on crafting. Right now, I decided to re-arrange and re-organize our home and my craft area to cope with everything that needs to be done. I got inspired with a lot of organizing ideas and I wanted to put my profession in to practice. It really is exhausting but I'm enjoying it because it brings in new life and look to our home. It might as well help me a lot to be more productive. (in the photo: Me, Mommy Josie, Miggy and Jenny enjoying gelato on a stick at Stick House)

'til then... I wish everyone's safe and happy... 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Papercrafts: Handmade Note Cards

Silicone Stamps

Got this lovely silicone stamps from Japan Home (Daiso) for only 66Php. I challenged myself to create note cards using this stamp set and the design and scheme from a shop paper packaging. It's nice to take challenges once in a while for a bit of fun!

Shop Packaging Bag

Handmade Note Cards

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Papercraft: Bath Door Sign

Letting it dry before hanging...
It's been a while since I made something out of paper... This weekend I decided to do general cleaning and re-arrange furnishings in our home. I re-decorated our bath and thought of adding a door sign. It's easy to buy a bath door sign from home depots but it's more fun if it's personalized and handmade.
Materials: Scrap patterned papers, Fuzzy Wire, Trimmings, Bella Stamp, Prismacolor, Chipboard letters, Gel pens, Markers, Clothespin decor by Jerosha, Adhesives and Crafting tools

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Piano Pop-up Card

This was an old project... I forgot to post about it here because I have kept it for a very long time that I have forgotten about it... It was the last card I made from my previous working space before the flood... I just found it yesterday when I'm going over my stash.
It's a piano pop-up card. I saw the basic pattern from a Japanese craft book then I just added my design on it. I love this because it was my first attempt to use black, silver and bronze on a card. I usually use vibrant colors for my cards. I hope you like it, thanks :)

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Dolls: Lip Painting

I accidentally damaged Abbey's lips while cleaning her. Good thing there are tutorials about doll lip painting. I followed the one from Puchicollective except on varnish or sealer application which I followed the manufacturer's instruction.
Materials: Semco Acrylic Paints, extender (but in my case I'm using a waterbased paint, I just used a small amount of water), Golden polymer varnish or any clear varnish for acrylic paints (either matte, gloss or any desired effect) - important to apply sealer to protect the paint and painting tools. Don't forget to protect other parts of your doll from getting paint stain, I wrapped her with cling wrap before proceeding with the lip painting.
After the lip painting
rich lip color
ready to join her sister
Here is the new... Abbey (right) with Blanche (left) :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

For you, Yvette...

Bratz Costume Party Yasmin
I really love all my collection but I'm sending this little angel to make a friend smile inspite of her worries. This doll is for her because she once told me that if she'll have a daughter for her next child, she will name her Angela which will match her son's name, Angelo. She truly adores my collection - be it about crafts or dolls. She always browse my page because she enjoys being here... And I'm really happy to be able to cheer her up in my little ways. I always pray for her to be strong and happy.
Say hello to your new mom, Yasmin... I'm sure she'll take a good care and love you...

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Dolls: The Kitchen

Last Monday, I was surprised by a friend who gave me this old Barbie kitchen playset. She wanted me to have it since I have told her that I have plans of creating a simple doll house to display my playset collection. My idea is just a shelf, as it has been inspired by a lot of ideas from the net, but I like it to have a glass door to protect or minimize the build-up of dust. She knew that I was looking for a kitchen playset that is simple and has at least the basics like a sink, range and refrigerator. She told me that it has been neglected for a long time and she thought that I can make a good use of it.
It has a lot of stickers on it and have been marked with a few inks and dirt
I removed the stickers and and markings... It's now clean and ready for customizing... I'm thinking of a new color scheme...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Bratz: 10th Anniversary Collection this Fall 2010

Glad to know this coming! I've been missing these dolls ever since they were halted by the lawsuit filed against them. Today I got an official newsletter coming from their official site. It is confirmed that they are back with a brand new look... If you're a collector of the said doll you can really tell the difference. Hmmm... makes me want to visit the nearby toy stores to know if they will be carrying again these dolls... I really wish because I want to see them in person.

Last weekend, we visited my parents home. We stayed there for two days. During my free time, I decided to dust and clean my Bratz collection. I have 51 Bratz dolls in all since 2001. Here they are, enjoy!

Sewing: Abbey in her Princess Outfit

I made another dress for Abbey. I basically love pink and black together with pearls and laces. The tiara matches her outfit which I bought from a hair accessory shop last weekend.
Thanks for viewing!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sewing: Another A-line Pattern for a Doll's Dress

This time I made use of Dollyheaven's (by Carla) original A-line pattern for a doll's dress. I made use of a felt cloth as the base then I just added the decorations using beads and trimmings from my stash. I also made a headband piece to match the outfit. I'm calling the outfit "Afternoon Delight" because of the warm tone which reminds me of a sunny afternoon. I find it really cute! Thanks, Carla for sharing the pattern!
Afternoon Delight
Afternoon Delight: Headband

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sewing: More Felt A-line Dress

I'm really enjoying this new craft... making handmades for Abbey (ABE Blythe Doll) is really fun. I was able to add two more dresses, using the same pattern, this weekend. I have named each.
Sweet Cakes
(clay cupcakes and cakes were my previous projects)
Heyah! Cowgirl
(the hat was originally a hair clip for young girls which I bought from SM department store and glad it fitted Abbey)
Secret Garden
(this was my very first handmade dress the doll. the little doll was from Aunt Yvette and the bag was from Aunt Yo)

Thanks for viewing... Good Night! :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sewing: Doll Jumper Dress with Felt Fabric

When I received Abbey, I've planned to do handmades for her. I've always wanted to make an outfit for her. It's easy to buy outfits from dolls of same size but I find it nice to create and make customs, too. Thanks to these sweet doll lovers, Carla (dollyheaven) and Yo (cayocas), for sharing the jumper dress pattern. I spent 3 days making the outfit because I only got my hands on it during free time... 
Abbey in the outfit I made
(Materials: Felt Fabric, Laces, Beads, Ribbon Flowers, Threads and Sewing Tools)
Thanks for viewing!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TCR#11 {Sun Room}: Abbey

Abbey is a new member of my doll collection. She is also my first Blythe doll which I've adopted through a blog candy hosted by an online friend. The photos were the results of my bonding time with our 2-year old son. He took the first two photos by chance and for me the result was really good. Thanks for viewing!
TCR Palette #11 {Sun Room}