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1  Kimono Cardigan *with tutorial* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by diy-me-amy on: April 28, 2014 05:03:52 AM
Hi guys!!!  I'm very excited today since I finally get out off bed and dragged myself to the fabric store..  So I managed to make a studded kimono cardigan, and it took like around 3 hours from figuring out the pattern until putting in the studs..

And I have a tutorial for you guys!!!


A kimono cardigan structure is very easy to understand where I already transelate it into the simplest diagram below;

ww= wrist to wrist

nb = neck to bottom (length)

SO, here's the measurements I used for this project..  You guys can use your own measurements but if your are lazy enough, feel free to use mine (fits from XS-L)

For the pattern, only the back part that has to be cut on fold..The front part just cut one for each sides.

I've used a single pattern for the from and back part of the kimono..  The triangle labelled as ''a'' only to be cut when you are doing the front part..

p/s: squiggly part is the seam allowance

Here I show you guys what the fabric should look like after cutting with the pattern..

The picture above shows some colored lines that I will explain next;


1) Green lines = before sewing the pieces together, do finishing stitches along the green lines.

2) Red lines = sew them together first, once you're done sew the (previously green) lines together.

3) Blue line = do finishing seam stitches along the line.

AAANNDDD YOU'RE DONE!!!  Grin Grin Grin Grin

If you find this tutorial is a bit complicated, feel free to leave some questions for me.. 

Thanks for reading and have a nice day guys  Cool Cheesy
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2  Flowy summer top *with pattern link* in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by diy-me-amy on: February 18, 2014 10:06:29 PM
The pattern of this outfit was actually downloaded from burdastyle for guideline, I constructed the pattern myself because I need to do some alterations to the measurement etc.

But anyways here's the link..


Sorry no tutorial this time because I'm actually still learning on making this outfit...

So finally this is how it looks like, I made it a bit shorter and using 4 panels (2 front, 2 back) to make it more fun and flowy..

Just to show you guys the original image from burdastyle

Dress making process...

Got my chance to wear to class today..  Joyful me despite the cat face to cover up my puffy eyes, crying for whole 2 hours during my movie time..

Thanks for reading...  If you guys want me to do a tutorial on this, do let me know  Grin Grin Grin

Have a nice day!
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3  Circle skirt (with tutorial images) and maxi skirt. in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by diy-me-amy on: January 04, 2014 05:01:10 AM

Here's the tutorial drawings.. Wink

So when you open up the fabric, it turns into a circle skirt.  Just sew the seams, add a waistband or zipper and you're good to go!  Grin Grin Grin

And my outcomes.

Thanks for looking and feel free to ask me if you guys need any tips etc.

Have a nice day!
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4  2 DIY cases: Phone and Nintendo 3dsxl go bling! in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by diy-me-amy on: December 22, 2013 07:53:52 PM
Hi guys, before I start I'm not sure whether this entry is in the right forum.  If I posted in the wrong forum I truly apologize and please suggest me the best place for this topic.  Thank you  Smiley

Since my university just started with the holidays, I've spent my 2nd days at home doing diy stuff since I've wanted to glitterfy, diamonize, embellish and studding my phone case so bad!!  Also why not with a clear case of nintendo 3dsxl also right?

so here's my results:

(full progress at my blog http://vamp-in-da-house.blogspot.com/2013/12/2-crazy-diys-cases-phone-and-nintendo.html)

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5  Bohemian Scarf Vest with tutorial *image explosion* in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by diy-me-amy on: December 12, 2013 02:55:51 AM

Yo peeps!!!  Since our faculty annual grand meeting will be held this weekend, with the theme of Bohemian style,  I'm kinda blurred out because I'm not a Boho chick and it's very rare in our area to wear Bohemian so does wearing Gothic...

Thank God, there is a carnival held in campus, so I did some haul hunt to create something Bohemian under RM20 (approx. USD 5)

So, I got the widest scarf that I can find and here's the tutorial!!


1) Widest scarf will create a long vest-dress
2) Medium scarf creates normal length vest
3) Short/small rectangular scarf creates crop vest


1) Lay the scarf wrong side up

2) Tie a knot at the top corner of the scarf (left and right top corner).  Each length of the knot have to be the same like in the photo above.

3) When you're done with the knots, fold the scarf in half (now the layout is right side up)

4) (While still folded in half) Find the middle of the scarf as accurate as you can, use a pin or anything to mark the middle section.  I used scissors to point out my middle part.

5) (Again while still folded) Tie a small knot at the top corner.  Similar to the photo above.

6) Ok now, take the first 2 knots you made earlier and overlap it as shown in the photo above.  Sew them together.

7) Here's the tricky part to explain.  After you sew the first 2 knots together, take the 3rd knot (the one made at the centre of the scarf) and place it under the sewn knots..  

Cool Once everything is sewn the knots will form an inverted "Y" shape.  I added buttons to make it Bohemian..

9) And you're done and ready to rock the Boho runway!

Drapey, loose, messy front effect

Lazy, effortless appearance at the back

P/s: pardon my bra-strap  Tongue ..hahaha

Boho much!

If any of my instructions is not clear, feel free to ask me in the comment box and I'll try to guide you guys until you can rock the Bohemian style  Grin Grin Grin Grin

Thanks for viewing<3

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6  Non-baked easy fruit tart recipe in Dessert by diy-me-amy on: December 07, 2013 10:10:29 PM

Hi guys!  I haven't been here for a very long long time since I'm busy with college and only got the chance uploaded my diy stuff on my blog..

So today I'm gonna share with you guys my very own recipe of non baked fruit tart...  I swear this is very simple and my most fav dessert so far...


The crust:
1) Marie biscuit crumbs
2) Strawberry oatmeal cookie crumbs
3) Brown sugar
4) Butter

I didn't have the exact measurement because different sizes of the pie tray need different amount of ingredient, so I suggest you guys to use 1:1 ratio for the mixture of the crumbs,

for example;

1 cup of Marie crumbs : 1 cup of strawberry oatmeal crumbs

I prefer to use the brown sugar because it's flavor is better than the regular sugar so I suggest to add only 1/4 cup to the crumb mixture because we don't want the bottom to be sweet.  I've added the brown sugar only for flavoring purpose..

Wisk together the first 3 ingredients before adding up the butter

After getting tired of wisking (haha!), add the butter but not exceeding 1 stick of butter.  Since this is non bake tart, if you add too much butter the crust will be soggy and oily so I suggest to cut the butter into half first, mix together with the ingredients then add bit by bit until you get something like a cookie dough consistency...

After that, massage the dough for 5-10 minutes then put it in the pie tray and flatten it out according to the shape of the tray..

Pop it in the freezer to cool and harden...

The sauce:
1) 12-15 Strawberries
2) 1/4 cups of boiled water
3) Brown sugar

Ok for the strawberry sauce, I've used around 15 huge strawberries.  2/3 of them (plus the 1/4 cup of water) I've pureed in the food processor and the excess I've cut into small dice..

Heat up the pan and pour the strawberry puree and the diced strawberries together and let them boil.  I didn't measure the amount of brown sugar, just added them bit by bit to the sauce until you want the exact  sweetness..

Some strawberries are naturally sweet, so just add the amount of brown sugar that you need..

When the sauce is done, take of the crust from the freezer and pour in the sauce, spread them nicely, then put back in the freezer...

Garnish (optional):
1) Blueberries
2) 1-2 golden kiwis
3) whip cream

Like in the picture, I only spread the whipped cream in the middle because I don't want the tart to be so creamy..

The fruits used are optional..  I've used blueberries because they are not that sour and not too sweet and the kiwis are not that sweet either, so it will balance the taste of the strawberry sauce

aaaannnnddd you're done!!!

So hope you guys like this tutorial, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask Cheesy

Have a nice day and thanks for reading  Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin
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7  *UPDATED!!* Mismatched conspiracy of a folded photo album in Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General by diy-me-amy on: September 25, 2012 04:53:26 AM
Hey guys!!  Sorry I was busy yesterday and didnt get the chance to write anything in here, just uploaded the photos and off to next thing to do...

I was bored and watched some vids from youtube about folded scrapbooking photo album with my roomate.  So, we planned to do some arts and crafts later that evening..

So I shall say, BAAAMMM!!! here's my own folded photo album but I'm not gonna put any photos in it..Yepp imma lazy kid..

In the photo below, I have to colour my stamp with marker to make the gel more stiff and easier for the liquid base ink to stick to it because before this i had problems with the stamp where the ink doesnt fully spread out on it and making the design freaking ugly and like WTF???!!!

yep an ordinary butterfly knife turned into arts and craft knife..

And yeah! thanks for viewing.. Grin Grin Grin


these photos are in every pages of my other folded album... Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy

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8  Dark Angel turned to Mother Earth make-up in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by diy-me-amy on: April 04, 2012 06:14:12 AM
Last month, I've pre-ordered MAC make-up palette and I just received the parcel today..

It was a puke rainbow moment but I manage to pull myself away from the rainbow fantasy.. 

And therefeore, here's my artwork..  Kinda crappy  Tongue

The rose art just from a stencil template I found on google.. Wink

And this is the stunning make-up palette! Yay Grin Grin Grin

p/s: i wore hazel brown lenses in these photos Wink
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9  updated Lolipop bouquet TUTORIAL *weddings, door gifts, goodies etc.* in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by diy-me-amy on: January 25, 2012 04:26:17 AM

I'm from the Malay culture and for weddings, we usually give the ''bunga telur'' as doorgifts to our friends and relatives. The picture below shows an example of it. Grin

We call it ''bunga telur'' because our ancestors hang the egg (telur) on each flower (bunga) that they make by themselves. Naah...don't worry, we use boiled eggs instead of the raw ones..

Ok back to current story.  My lecturer wanted us to give out goodies during our marketing presentation day.  I was thinking that we should do the ''bunga telur'' but instead of using the flowers and eggs (it'll get rot), why don't just arrange some lolipops and make a lovely yummy bouquet.  So, I asked my friends to get all those stuff from the craft store and here's the tutorial


What you need:

1) lots and lots of lolipops

p/s: I just realise that htey have the mini ones..yay!!!  Grin Grin

2) 30 swg wires

3) 16 swg wires (for the hard stand)

4) some tapes (no pics here but you'll find it if you scroll down)

Step by step by step..

1) Firstly, gather 3 or more lolipops together. more pops, the better it will be.

2) Then, tie them up together by using around 6-8 cm of the 30 swg wire

Tadaaaaaaaa!!!!!  Shocked Shocked

ok next!!

3) Bend the 16 swg (30cm) wire in half

4) and twist it until 3/4 of the bent wire.  Be careful of the pointy ends (ask mummy for help, ok kids!)

5) then, slip in the twisted wire in between the tied up pops bouquet (as shown in the red circle)

6) Here comes the tape.  Wrap around the stems tightly (really, really tight) until the end.

7) and kaboom!!! there's your lolipop bouquet

Above shot

Your very own chupa chups pop bouquet

p/s: I'll update soon with the real finish look of the bouquet.  

You can also add some veils or other ribbons and stuff with desire..

If my tutorial is unclear, you guys can leave a comment/questions here and also, I would like to see your very own lolipop bouquet

with love,



Ok here comes the photos of my completed project.

sorry for the blurry effect  Sad

I just keep it simple and not too elaborate

close up bow (yeah, I also did the bow by myself..found some great tutorials at youtube)

and this is our team's label tag..I found some cool and funky frames design on google and decided to pick out this one.  

It was suppose to be like this in black and white, but my sister's printer gone a lil bit crazy so it turned out to be brownish..but brown looks more chic (in this case  Wink )

we did the silkygirl cosmetics company and put the whole team's name on the tag. (if you're wondering there's no Amy there, it's because my mates call me ''WHY'' instead of Amy..teehee)

and that's all..YAY!!!!!!

thanx for viewing..feel free to comment here..and I'd like to see yours too!!
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10  Paper Butterfly Eyes peeps!!!! *new shots from my photoshoot alert!!!* in Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects by diy-me-amy on: November 02, 2011 12:15:02 AM

close up  Grin
(scroll down for more pics)

I just did a make-up trial inspired by a youtube video.

I'll stick on the link here, and you also can find the outline design for the paper butterfly.


For me, I just mix n match the design since I had the eternal boredom moment..hahah..ok enough with the blab.

here comes the pictures.

i also did the make-up by myself.

for my eyes, I used darkbrown liner, shimmer purple and pink shadow, and highlight with yellow shimmer shadow.

for the lips, I used somehow rosey brownish lipstick and darkened it with anna sui's black lipstick.

hope you guys like it Grin Grin Grin

*editted with new photos of me modelling (i mean really really amature model) *

some candid and real shots

(labelled with my photog's logo..thank you mr. Izz)

Hope you guys enjoy our snapshots  Cool

p/s: need your help here. We're entering a competition and hoping for you guys to vote for us

click link below and hit ''like'' button


Thanx sooooooo verry freaking much!!! <3 <3 <3
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