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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Seahawks Mini Cupcakes

My daughter discovered Pinterest and she absolutely loves it! She realized she could save pictures of her favorite Monster High dolls, DIY doll crafts, etc.

Recently, she made those mini cupcakes for the Superbowl. And she wants to show it off, and add her own pictures to her pinterest profile. :-)

She baked them all by herself!  She got this for Christmas couple years ago, and it's very highly recommended to all young cooks! Even I sneak to it to use it once in a while for myself. Great for grilled cheese sandwiches, couple cookies, etc. It's soooo versatile!

She used a confetti cake mix (all I had) and put food dye in her cupcakes, she put blue and green. Baked them in the Bakery Bites Express, and made her own white frosting, and dyed the frosting blue and green, piped it onto the cupcakes. Those pictures doesn't do justice. They do look colorful and vibrant. We are very proud of her, doing this all by herself. She's only 9 years old. 

Thank you for looking!

Friday, November 21, 2014

One of My Needle Felted Projects

I was working on this heart ornament. I wanted to try needle felted wool and wet felted wool. I never did wet felt before so I wanted to learn how.

Here's my before/after project:

The heart is needle felted (poking it with a special needle at least a thousand times) Yeah, piercing the heart... yikes... lol...

The balls are wet felted... I would needle felt it a little until it resembles a ball, then dunk it in soapy hot water, roll in my palms until it is small and tight. Air dry, then thread it onto the heart. It was surprisingly easy.  I did make few mistakes with wet felting because I didn't realize I had to needle felt it into a ball first. 
This heart is now found on my etsy shop. And I do accept custom orders. Christmas is coming! 

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Needle Felting

I got bitten by a new bug.

"Needle Felting"

Go back about 3 years ago, My mom-in-law took a class and when it was over, she was no longer interested in pursuing it any longer so she gave me some supplies. I had no idea what it was all about. Two foam squares. Some sharp sticks, and few piles of wool and a book. I thanked her and put it away and forgotten alllll about it.

A month ago, I was itching to learn something new. I didn't want to go to the craft store and get too overwhelmed and spend too much money on something I may not even like doing.

So I remembered the supplies so I dug it out. Looked at the book...

It looked cute... So I went ahead and learned more about it. It's an instruction book. Different dog breeds. How much wool for this or that. Etc.

So, I gave it a try. My first one:

Yes, Nikki, that's Buddy... I no longer have him, but I promise you, I'll make a new one! I just want to make another one that looks MORE like him. :-)

I realized I do like needle felting! I started looking at more pictures on Pinterest and started pinning those that inspires me the most. My Pinterest on Needle Felted

Practice, practice, practice......

Then I started moving away from animals and did these:

I have to say, it is pretty addicting! It's basically poking a wad of wool with a needle until it's a tight little sculpture. 
Like this:
And I ended up finding one of my favorite online wool store where they sell wool bundles and needles for needle felting.

Based in south Oregon. I ordered from them few times so far, and loved their products. 
Here is the website if you're interested in browsing:

I posted few of my works on my etsy shop if you'd like to look there.

Thank you for looking!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Free Printable of What's in Season: November

Well, November is approaching pretty fast! Here is the free printable for your enjoyment of health and nutrition. Right click on the picture, Save it, then print it out.
Try to incorporate few of these into your Thanksgiving feast! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

I Love You in ASL

This will be great for your scrap booking pages, or even make a card for your loved ones. It says "I Love You" in American Sign Language.

An added heart underneath the fingers adds a special touch. I can envision this with glittered heart.

You can purchase this SVG in my Etsy Store! Great price too...

Also I picked up a new hobby -- Needle felting! My mom-in-law took up one class and she decided that it wasn't for her so she gave me all of her supplies for it, and I decided to try it out..... And I think I love it! I've been needle felting a lot lately. I have few items in my Etsy shop from my new hobby.
Here's my latest one.... This may not last very long in my shop.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Halloween Napkin Rings SVG

I made some Halloween Napkin Rings, which will be great for Halloween dinner parties... Heck, even for Gothic/Halloween weddings. Ha... I hope you'll enjoy them. Very easy to cut. I already am working on Thanksgiving napkin rings, so check back again soon!

Update: I'm going broke! So I moved this file to I hope you will continue to to get this SVG. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Katy Perry Costume for Kids DIY

My oldest daughter absolutely worship Katy Perry. She wanted to dress like her for Halloween. I googled it up, and (ahem), some doesn't even look kid-friendly, like this:
I looked for costume to purchase and I wasn't comfortable with the prices since she'll only wear it once!
I admit the middle one isn't that bad. I just need to tweak it a bit. I went to Michael's and bought lots of felt sheets in different colors.
This morning, I went to work. I found a white t-shirt, and cut felt into shapes of cupcakes, candy, ice cream, etc. Added embellishments and bows. Added glitter glue.
Ordered a rainbow tulle skirt off ebay, and it came few days ago. She already have a bright pink wig from few years ago, when she was one of the Monster High characters.
Here's a sneak preview. My daughter will model her costume once the appliques are dry and glued on to her shirt. I did have fun doing this, it felt like doing scrap booking, you know, arranging, and rearranging to make it look good. Tweaking here and there... (please ignore the wrinkles in the shirt! I will iron it soon!)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Free Printable of What's in Season: October

Well, October is approaching pretty fast! Here is the free printable for your enjoyment of health and nutrition. Right click on the picture, Save it, then print it out.
I think my kids will try the pomegranates this month. They never had that before...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Thanksgiving Cornucopia SVG

Yes, I know, it isn't even October yet, but I got a request to design this. It was a quite a bit of a challenge and I hope it looks good.  Hi Betty! Here is a Thanksgiving Cornucopia for you.
Have fun crafting! P.S. You can use textured or patterned paper to make this even more interesting. Such as the corn's surface...

Update: I'm going broke! So this is for purchase (cheap!)... click on the link below to take you to my Etsy shop to buy this digital file. Thank you for understanding!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Candy Corn SVG

For the love of blog, I had this picture in my folder for so long, I cannot find the original place where it came from. SO, please, treat this as a PERSONAL USE ONLY.
(Original owner, please contact me as soon as possible, thanks!)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Paper Doll Ballerina SVG

Per request of a loyal blog reader (Yes, you!),
Here is my first ever paper doll. I detached the arms and legs so you can play around with it. Change eye colors, mouth color, outfit colors, etc. Here is few examples:

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Awareness Ribbon SVG

I was making an awareness ribbon for my daughter who have Juvenile Arthritis, and I realized I didn't know what other color ribbons meant, so I looked it up. I made this handy reference (scroll to bottom picture). :-) 
You can click on the picture to make it bigger, I fear the font may be too small to read? Depending on where you're actually looking at it (PC, tablet, smart phones). 

Here is the simple SVG of the awareness ribbon. Make it your color choice! I chose blue for my daughter. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Round Cake with Slice Missing SVG

I made a chocolate cake... I found a nice recipe on So I made it, popped it in the oven. Took it out to let it cool. As I was reaching for Hershey's Cocoa power box, I glanced at the back of the box, and lo and behold, the EXACT same cake recipe was on there! Aughh. I felt gypped. I thought the recipe on was an original recipe of some grandma's famous chocolate cake recipe.  (That does remind me of one of  "Friends" episode, when Phoebe had her "grandma from France" cookie recipe, and Monica tried to recreate it, and later, found out it was actually from the back of Nestle's Chocolate Chips bag!) (Sorry, if its a spoiler~!)

Anyway, I quickly sketched up this SVG for you. Enjoy!

Here is all the variations of colored cakes:

SVG Pic of it apart for easy cutting
  Click here to download Round Cake with Slice Missing SVG

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Four Sided Halloween Lantern SVG

This is a replay of my favorite Halloween Silhouettes I made few years back. I added tabs to it so it will be easy to fold and glue into a nice 4 x 4 box lantern. Or you can make it bigger. You'll need to cut a square for the bottom. I recommend battery powered tea lights. And this will look very nice if you have some orange or yellow vellum. I have not cut this out for myself yet... I'm gonna do that soon!  I cut it out today (9/16/14) and it looks awesome! Here is my pictures just below the SVG. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Halloween Subway Art Free Printable

I had fun playing with my fonts on this one. I think it'll look cool framed! Especially if you have a Halloween themed frame. This printable is size 8 x 10, which fits most standard frames.

Just click on the image to save and print. Might need to right click to do that. Please let me know if there's any problems!