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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / DIY glass vases on: October 30, 2006 08:40:46 PM

here is a super simple project to recycle glass jars...

1.  collect and wash glass jars (ok, cut the bs...)
2.  wrap a length of wide lace trim around the belly of the jar
3.  use double-sided tape to stick down the slightly overlap area of the trim at the back of the jar
4.  use a needle to thread a piece of colored yarn through the top of the trim and finish off by tieing a bow

wah-la!!  finish!!  isn't that a piece of cake!?!?   Grin
now put in your freshly cut flowers or leaves and enjoy!!   Cheesy
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / leather handles and metal frames on: June 02, 2006 02:48:52 AM
i've always been wanting to make handbags with leather handles and also metal frame coin pouches...any suggestions on where to buy the leather handles and metal frame/clasps?

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / etching on: June 01, 2006 12:29:27 AM
i'm sure you've heard a thousand times on how to do glass etching...but i only tried yesterday and it was so simple and satisfying!!

i put punch-hole protectors on a glass tealight holder and applied "Armour Etch" paste with a paint brush...it turns out pretty neat!!  Cheesy
4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / mr. and mrs. donuts on: May 12, 2006 08:20:41 PM
my new creation...

what a loving couple!!!   Cheesy
5  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Matty on: May 02, 2006 12:47:44 AM
i like Matty, the character in "13 going on 30"...so here is my Matty... Roll Eyes

i love him!! Grin
6  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / siu siu, miss siu mai, says hi!! on: September 12, 2005 03:27:27 AM
meet siu siu, miss siu-mai...

siu siu came from guangdong of china, the dim-sum province, to hk to explore the town and have a shopping spree!! =)

siu siu likes to keep fit but is often too lazy to do any exercise...so she likes to visit the steam room and shed a few pounds there! maybe that's how she gets her rosy cheeks too!

(siu siu was inspired by my weekend visit to the dim sum restaurant...)
7  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Get Product and Website Opinions / grand re-opening of my online store on: September 08, 2005 01:11:55 AM
i am so happy to announce the grand re-opening of my store at www.candlelight.hk!!

do drop by and let me know what you think! 

8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / chinese knotting tutorials on: August 30, 2005 12:03:55 AM
found some quite simple tutorials for chinese knotting and would like to share with you:


check out the:

1.  button knot - http://www.chineseknotting.org/button/howto1/

2.  flower knot - http://www.chineseknotting.org/flower/howto4.html

3.  treasure knot - http://www.chineseknotting.org/bao/howto2x4/

enjoy and have fun!  Wink

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9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / curtain / mobile on: August 26, 2005 09:56:15 PM
i saw a similar mobile in a japanese magazine and made this curtain yesterday...


it's really quick and easy to make and here are the simple instructions:

materials: twig, hemp string, glass marbles, dried leaves
tool: glue gun
how to: just tie pieces of hemp string to the twig and add glue for more security, glue in the glass marbles and the leaves!


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10  California / California: South / trip to LA on: March 11, 2005 02:42:32 AM
hi there,

I am heading to LA next week and will stay until the Easter holidays.  Any suggestions on nice jewelry and silver supply?


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